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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397 180
Daft Punk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, House music, French house

2
282 159
The Prodigy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Synthpunk, Alternative hip hop, Electronic dance music

3
149 79
Carl Cox is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Tech house, House music

4
175 99
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

5
207 130
The Chemical Brothers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

6
107 60
Richie Hawtin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Detroit techno, Ambient music

7
92 48
The Crystal Method is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Techno Artists
thebeautifulone added Electronic music, Alternative dance, Electronic dance music

8
258 167
Deadmau5 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, New Wave, Electro house

9
123 86
Moby is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electronic music, Electronic dance music, House music

10
81 52
Jeff Mills is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Techno

11
53 29
Chris Liebing is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Tech house, Techno

12
50 23
Underworld is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Christopher Miller0 added Synthpop, Pop music, Trip hop

13
58 34
Carl Craig is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Detroit techno, Techno

14
61 38
Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

15
265 203
Peer Van Mladen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Techno Artists
predrag added Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

16
54 31
Green Velvet is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Christian music, Electronic body music

17
157 110
Tiësto is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Downtempo, Vocal trance, Electro house

18
48 32
Josh Wink is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

19
82 58
Eric Prydz is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, Electro house, House music

20
85 61
Paul van Dyk is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Pop music, House music, Electronic dance music

21
67 50
808 State is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Techno Artists
New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

22
46 28
Kevin Saunderson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Detroit techno, Techno

23
116 84
Benny Benassi is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Dubstep, Electro, Electro house

24
25 17
Len Faki is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added

25
100 71
Paul Oakenfold is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Acid house, Balearic beat, Electronic music

26
49 34
Dave Clarke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electro, Electronic music, Techno

27
35 25
Marco Carola is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Tech house, House music

28
64 42
John Digweed is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, House music, Progressive house music

29
71 49
Faithless is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Trip hop, Electronic music, House music

30
49 40
Felix da Housecat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Electronic music, Alternative dance

31
37 28
DJ Umek is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Tech house, Electronic dance music, Electronica

32
7 0
Laurent Garnier is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Techno Artists
SofíaVicencioChulman added

33
21 16
Pig&Dan is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added House, Tech House, Techno

34
34 31
Booka Shade is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Minimal techno, Deep house, Tech house

35
27 17
Juan Atkins is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Hip hop music, Electro, Techno

36
57 40
Sasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Techno Artists
House music, Electronic dance music, Breakbeat

37
35 29
Infected Mushroom is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Techno Artists
spiralx added Industrial rock, Electronic music, Electro house

38
47 32
Sasha & John Digweed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Progressive house music

39
121 102
Basshunter is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Euro-trance, Electro, Electronic dance music

40
32 25
Inner City is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Techno Artists

41
49 44
Front 242 is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic body music, Electronic music, Post-industrial music

42
35 31
Sander van Doorn is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added Electro house, House music, Electronic dance music

43
26 17
Derrick May is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Techno

44
26 23
Hardfloor is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Trance music, Techno

45
18 15
Technasia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Techno Artists
MarioArley added

46
34 27
DJ Rush is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electronic music, Hardtechno, Techno

47
40 40
Boys Noize is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Dance-punk, Tech house, Electro

48
29 28
Deep Dish is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Rock music, Electronic music, House music

49
18 20
Drexciya is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Techno Artists
Electro, Electronic music, Detroit techno

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