Bands/Musicians The Best Rave Music Artists  

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This rave music artists list ranks the best rave DJs and groups by votes. This list of good rave bands and artists let’s you see who ravers think are the best best in rave music. Rave music is exactly what you'd expect it to be: music played at raves. Beyond the obvious definition, rave music refers generally to the late 1980s and early 1990s implementation of house, techno, and acid house played at clubs and dance parties. This was one of the first booms of electronic dance music which started in Europe and expanded to North America shortly thereafter. Rave music is generally considered happy and synthesizer-heavy. It's sound would later develop into drum and bass and jazzstep among other genres.

So, what is considered the best rave music? When you think of rave music, names like The Prodigy, Die Antwoord, Fatboy Slim, Liquid, Orbital, and Portishead. These groups represent the best that rave music has to offer and with good reason. These dance music artists are closely associated with rave music and are thus considered top pioneers in the expansion of electronic dance music.

That said, it's up to you consider who are the best rave music artists. If you know rave music and notice that someone is missing, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best rave music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest rave DJ ever? If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's songs instead of just voting for the most popular rave music bands that you might've heard of.
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188 47
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

2
164 56
Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

3
128 38
Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

4
43 13
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

5
43 16
Utah Saints is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

6
53 25
Scooter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Euro-trance, Rock music, Rave music

7
49 26
Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

8
54 31
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

9
33 16
Altern 8 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Oldschool jungle, Rave music

10
27 12
808 State is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

11
22 13
Liquid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, House music, Trance music

12
14 6
Bizarre Inc. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Rave music, Electronic music

13
16 8
Slipmatt & Lime is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance music

14
19 12
Lords of Acid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Electronic body music, Rave music

15
13 8
Da Hool is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Rave music, Electro house

16
15 12
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

17
13 10
Praga Khan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Rave music, Industrial music

18
15 13
U.S.U.R.A. is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

19
13 12
2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

20
8 7
Cosmic Baby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
dan808 added

21
10 10
Vibes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Happy hardcore, Electronica

22
3 3
Bassheads is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
NickMurphy added

23
5 6
Sunscreem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, House music

24
5 7
Michael Simon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hardstyle, Rave music, Trance music

25
12 15
DJ Funk is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, House music, Ghetto house

26
8 11
QFX is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Happy hardcore, Dance music

27
8 11
Modestep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Dubstep, Rock music, Rave music

28
6 9
H. P. Baxxter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hardstyle, Dubstep, Synthpop

29
2 5
KWS is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Pop music, Rave music

30
3 7
Shinji Hosoe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Synthpop, Rave music, Electro

31
5 10
Pascal Kleiman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid techno, Dance-punk, New rave

32
4 9
Ray & Anita is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Pop music, Rave music, House music

33
3 8
Donae'o is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music

34
3 8
Oxide & Neutrino is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Dubstep, Rave music

35
2 7
Rick J. Jordan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hardstyle, Rave music, Trance music

36
2 9
The 2 Bears is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Urban contemporary, Garage rock, Rave music