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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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

2
132 41
Yolandi Visser is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

3
169 61
Die Antwoord is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

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49 14
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

5
48 16
Utah Saints is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

6
55 27
Scooter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Euro-trance, Rock music, Rave music

7
61 32
Fatboy Slim is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music

8
31 12
808 State is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

9
49 27
Watkin Tudor Jones is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Rave music

10
35 17
Altern 8 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Oldschool jungle, Rave music

11
26 15
Liquid is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, House music, Trance music

12
21 12
Lords of Acid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Electronic body music, Rave music

13
16 9
Bizarre Inc. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Rave music, Electronic music

14
17 10
Slipmatt & Lime is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance music

15
17 13
Portishead is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Krautrock, Breakbeat, Folktronica

16
15 11
Praga Khan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Rave music, Industrial music

17
13 9
Da Hool is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Acid house, Rave music, Electro house

18
9 7
Cosmic Baby is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
dan808 added

19
15 14
U.S.U.R.A. is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, Dance-pop

20
14 14
2 Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hip hop music, Pop music, Tech house

21
11 11
Vibes is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Happy hardcore, Electronica

22
4 4
Bassheads is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
NickMurphy added

23
6 7
Sunscreem is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, Electronic music, House music

24
13 15
DJ Funk is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Rave music, House music, Ghetto house

25
5 8
Michael Simon is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Rave Music Artists
Hardstyle, Rave music, Trance music