Best Electronic Artists For New Listeners

Published: November 19, 2013

Electronic music has been around for quite some time, but the general public hadn't shown much interest until around 5 years ago. Now, it's one of the fastest growing genres around, and is pulling in more revenue than any other style of music. This list is designed to guide new listeners on their journey into this particular genre of music.

  1. Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

    This one-man act is a great way to start off. With music that has a distinct deep-house vibe, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) has created a niche for himself that many people enjoy. He's not the most famous of individuals, but his music speaks louder than a fanbase. His song, "Household Goods", is one of his most well-known. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_asfZhfTBk

  2. Dillon Francis

    As a taco-loving, cat-owning man, Dillon Francis has gained the internet's attention in a relatively short amount of time. With releases on Mad Decent and OWSLA, his attitude and reputation helped rocket him to the big leagues. His song, "IDGAFOS", is a decent representation of his distinct style. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAjyD1wktEI

  3. The M Machine

    This three-man team has provided the world with some of the best sounding music of the past two years. Their strange, entrancing music has tantilized audiences around the world for as long as they have been doing it. It's not very often that you see a band that bases their music off of an old black-and-white movie, let alone the iconic "Metropolis". Their song, "Schadenfreude", is an excellent example of the power they have through music. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4RbODbWRVI

  4. Zedd

    Zedd made himself known through a myriad of remixes, and a lot of great singles. As a classically trained pianist, he knows how to compose music that is extremely enjoyable. He's one of the biggest stars in the house scene, and for good reason. His song, "Clarity", is a great representation of his strengths in the genre. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IxxstCcJlsc

  5. She

    Lain Trzaska, also known as "She", is one of the most prominent chip artists in the industry. His music is known for having an iconic house feel to it, while still maintaining a chiptune aesthetic. His music has been a godsend to those who enjoy the 8-bit style, but still like to listen to music that is danceable. His song, "Atomic", shows off his unique style in a way that is sure to please all electronic fans. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKMaaIvaHB0

  6. Rusko

    Rusko is one of the pioneers of dubstep, yet he also knows how to make other electronic genres sound amazing. His style ranges from classic drum and bass, to dubstep and house. His music tends to be an upbeat blend of the genres, and tends to make the listener's ears extremely happy. Rusko's song, "Thunder", is one of his best house songs. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IkR3imatnp8

  7. Rustie

    Rustie's music is pretty hard to describe. It's unique, to say the least, but it doesn't stray too far from other forms of electronic music. All of his songs have beautiful chord structures, as well as intricate percussion and melodies. His song, "After light", gives the listener a good sense of his unique style. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9z2SKcr7_c

  8. Hudson Mohawke

    Hudson Mohawke is much like Rustie, in that his music is hard to describe. It's extremely melodic, but also has a sense of dub to it. The percussion is intricate, yet gives a good sense of drive in his songs. His song, "FUSE", is a good start for new listeners. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkWmB9NIg4U

  9. The Glitch Mob

    The Glitch Mob has made their presence known with their sophisticated glitch sound. All of their songs feel like they've been torn to pieces, yet rearranged in a way where it all works out for the better. Their glitchiness gives fans a unique listening experience, while their beautiful melodies and excellent percussion compliment it all. Their song, "Animus Vox", is a good example of their skill. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17PM-UMVud8

  10. Seven Lions

    Last, but definitely not least, is Seven Lions. His beautiful take on dubstep sets him apart from most other artists. His chord progressions and melodies will please anyone, while the vocals he includes on some of his tracks will soothe anyone who is listening. His song, "Fevers", is the perfect example of this. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZh90W2rmGw

This list is a good starting point for anyone who is interested in listening to electronic music, but the listener should look for other artists who interest them, along with these artists. With the way the internet works, it's really easy to find some great, unknown artists.