Musicians 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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412 184
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, House music, French house

2
291 163
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

3
184 102
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

4
155 83
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Tech house, House music

5
214 131
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

6
96 50
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Techno Artists
thebeautifulone added Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

7
107 64
Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

8
263 170
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

9
127 88
Moby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

10
53 26
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Christopher Miller0 added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

11
82 56
Jeff Mills is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Techno

12
267 205
Peer Van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Techno Artists
predrag added Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

13
53 32
Chris Liebing is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Tech house, Techno

14
59 38
Carl Craig is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Detroit techno, Techno

15
61 41
Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

16
159 111
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

17
55 33
Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

18
88 62
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

19
50 33
Josh Wink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

20
69 52
808 State is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Techno Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

21
82 60
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, Electro house, House music

22
103 72
Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

23
118 85
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

24
47 30
Kevin Saunderson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

25
25 18
Len Faki is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added

26
49 35
Dave Clarke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electro, Electronic music, Techno

27
64 43
John Digweed is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

28
35 26
Marco Carola is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Tech house, House music

29
71 50
Faithless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Trip hop, Electronic music, House music

30
49 41
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

31
37 29
DJ Umek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

32
21 17
Pig&Dan is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added House, Tech House, Techno

33
36 30
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Techno Artists
spiralx added Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

34
34 32
Booka Shade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

35
57 41
Sasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

36
27 18
Juan Atkins is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Hip hop music, Electro, Techno

37
121 103
Basshunter is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Euro-trance, Electro, Electronic dance music

38
47 33
Sasha & John Digweed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Progressive house music

39
32 26
Inner City is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Techno Artists

40
50 45
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

41
36 32
Sander van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music

42
26 18
Derrick May is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Techno

43
26 24
Hardfloor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Trance music, Techno

44
34 28
DJ Rush is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Hardtechno, Techno

45
18 16
Technasia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added

46
40 41
Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Dance-punk, Tech house, Electro

47
29 29
Deep Dish is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, House music

48
18 21
Drexciya is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electro, Electronic music, Detroit techno

49
7 1
Laurent Garnier is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Techno Artists
SofíaVicencioChulman added

50
25 26
Cascada is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Techno Artists
cheryl-cher-custer added Synthpop, Pop music, Euro-trance