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The Best Techno Artists 

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List Rules Only techno bands and music artists from any time period

This techno artists list ranks all the top techno bands and musicians by votes. For this ranking, however, we are taking a relatively broad definition of techno, including some artists that many would classify as more “house” or even “glitch". Nonetheless, this list of good techno music artists let’s you see who techno fans think are the the best techno artists. One of the most popular genres of dance music, techno emerged in the 1980s in Detroit. Since those humble originals that reflected a changing sound of a city, techno music has evolved to include many subgenres, but it is forever associated with techno. In fact, some of the biggest DJs in the world are renowned techno artists. Over the years, this brand of music, which uses repetitive instrumentals and a central rhythm that drives a particular track, has become a mainstay in music. With techno bands' growth over the years, it's hard to see techno music artists going away any time soon, which can also be attributed to the good techno music that's grown over the years.

So, who are the best techno DJs? Any list of techno artists has to include the likes of Sasha & Digweed, Daft Punk, Deadmau5, The Prodigy, Paul Oakenfold, Tiesto and Paul Van Dyk. These are some of the biggest names in techno music and are widely considered some of the best techno music on earth. These techno bands are among the biggest names in dance music (not to be confused with electronic dance music) and remain some of the most important figures in music history. 

That said, it's up to you to determine who are the best techno artists of all time. If you like techno music and are familiar with techno DJs, then please feel free to cast your vote. If you notice a techno DJ is missing from this list, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best techno bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest techno musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular techno or famous bands that you might've heard of. 

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Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Electronic, Techno & IDM; Nationality: Ireland
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deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Progressive House, Trance & Electro House; Nationality: Canada
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Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: House, Techno & Tech House; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Peer Van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Minimal techno, Detroit techno & Ambient music; Nationality: Canada
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Moby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Genre: Electronica, Down Tempo & Ambient; Nationality: American
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Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Progressive House, Trance & Pop; Nationality: Netherlands
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The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Electronica, Acid House & Trance; Nationality: United Kingdom
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Jeff Mills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Techno; Nationality: United States of America
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Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Uplifting Trance, Progressive Trance & House; Nationality: German Democratic Republic
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Basshunter is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Euro-trance, Electro & Electronic dance music; Nationality: Sweden
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808 State is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Carl Craig is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: House music, Electronic dance music & Trance music; Nationality: Germany
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Faithless is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: House, Techno & Progressive House; Nationality: Sweden
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Dave Clarke is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Electro, Electronic music & Techno; Nationality: England
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Underworld is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Techno Artists
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Chris Liebing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: Minimal techno, Tech house & Techno; Nationality: Germany
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Sasha is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Genre: House music, Electronic dance music & Breakbeat; Nationality: Wales