The Best Electronic Music of All Time

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This is a list of the best electronic music of all time. It includes a wide variety of electronic music genres including EDM, house, techno, dubstep, and more.


Electronic music is a genre of music that is created with the use of electronic devices. This can include a wide range of devices, from synthesizers and drum machines to turntables and computers. The term “electronic music” can refer to both the equipment used to create the music, as well as the music itself.

The history of electronic music dates back to the early 20th century, when composers began experimenting with new ways to create sounds. These early pioneers laid the foundation for what would become a vast and varied genre of music. Over the past century, electronic music has evolved and influenced a wide range of other genres, including pop, rock, and even classical.

Today, electronic music is one of the most popular genres in the world. It encompasses a wide range of sub-genres, from danceable club tunes to experimental soundscapes. And thanks to advances in technology, anyone can now create their own electronic music at home.

Whether you’re a fan of EDM, techno, house, or any other type of electronic music, this list is sure to have something for you. These are some of the best electronic songs of all time!

The 1990s

In the 1990s, electronic music underwent a major transformation. The genre was no longer underground, and artists were beginning to experiment with different sounds and styles. This decade saw the rise of dance music, trance, and jungle. The 1990s was a golden age for electronic music, and these are the best tracks of the decade.

The Prodigy

The Prodigy was an English electronic music group from Braintree, Essex, formed in 1990 by keyboardist and songwriter Liam Howlett. The line-up of the group has included Liam Howlett (keyboardist and composer), Keef Flint (vocals, occasional live keyboardist), Maxim (MC and vocalist), Leeroy Thornhill (dancer) and Sharky (dancer). Their brand of music, which includes pressurised breakbeats, heavy basslines and synthesiser riffs, was a major force in the rave scene in the early to mid-1990s. They have sold over 30 million records worldwide.

The Chemical Brothers

Formed in 1989, The Chemical Brothers are one of the most influential electronic music groups of all time. Comprising Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, The Chemical Brothers have released eight studio albums and numerous singles, demonstrating a consistently pioneering approach to making music.

The Chemical Brothers’ first three albums – ‘Exit Planet Dust’, ‘Dig Your Own Hole’ and ‘Surrender’ – are widely regarded as classics of the genre, with the latter two albums both reaching #1 in the UK charts. The group has also won a host of prestigious awards, including two Grammy Awards and five MTV Video Music Awards.

The 2000s

Daft Punk

Daft Punk is a French electronic music duo formed in 1993 by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and Thomas Bangalter. The duo achieved significant popularity in the late 1990s and early 2000s as part of the French house movement and had continuous success in the years following, combining elements of house music with funk, techno, disco, rock and synth-pop. They are also known for their use of visual signifies such as their robotic helmets and Tron: Legacy inspired light suits.

The group was managed from 1996 to 2008 by Pedro Winter, the head of Ed Banger Records. After the release of Daft Punk’s fourth album, Human After All (2005), the duo retired from live performances. Bangalter stated in a 2014 interview that “it was not an easy decision. We did not want to be Daft Punk anymore. It was not fun anymore.”

Their debut album Homework (1997) was met with critical acclaim in France and abroad. Singles “Da Funk” and “Around the World” became club hits, and the album sold over two million copies worldwide. Daft Punk produced tracks for other artists including Steve Aoki, Chemical Brothers and Phoenix; remixed songs by other artists including Radiohead’s “Rolling Stone”, Justice’s “Waters of Nazareth” and Mike Snow’s “A Horse with No Name”; co-wrote an opera entitled Electroma; directed two films: Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (2003) and Electroma (2006); composed the score for Tron: Legacy (2010); collaborated with The Weeknd on his 2019 album Starboy; and were featured on several tracks from random access memories (2013), an album produced by fellow Frenchman, Nile Rodgers.[1][2][3]

The duo’s second album Discovery (2001) was even more successful, driven by successful singles “One More Time”, “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger” and “Face to Face”. The album sold more than three million copies worldwide[4] and received critical acclaim,[5][6][7][8] despite a mixed response from American critics.[5] It included five singles that attained chart success outside France: “Digital Love”, “Aerodynamic”, “‘Something About Us'”, “[‘Veridis Quo’]” and “‘Superheroes'”. In March 2005 Daft Punk released their third album Human After All to mixed reviews.[9] The singles “[‘Robot Rock’]”/”Oh Yeah” did not achieve much commercial or critical success.[10]


Justice is a French electronic music duo consisting of Gaspard Augé and Xavier de Rosnay. They are known for their 2007 album †, which was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album.

The duo’s musical style has been described as a mix of house, disco, electro, and rock. Justice has remixed tracks for several other artists, including Britney Spears, MGMT, Muse, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Deadmau5, and Daft Punk.

The 2010s

The 2010s were a great decade for electronic music. Artists like Skrillex, deadmau5, and Porter Robinson brought a new sound to the genre that was fresh and exciting. This decade also saw the rise of trap music, which is a subgenre of hip hop that uses heavy bass and catchy melodies. Some of the best electronic music of all time was released in the 2010s.


Flume is the pseudonym of Harley Streten, an Australian electronic musician. His self-titled debut studio album, Flume, was released on 9 November 2012 to positive reviews, topping the ARIA Albums Chart and reaching double-platinum accreditation in Australia. Flume has released two more studio albums: Skin (2016) and Hi This Is Flume (2019).


Disclosure is an English electronic music duo consisting of brothers Howard and Guy Lawrence. The brothers rose to prominence in the early 2010s with their brand of deep house music, which they popularized with their debut album, Settle (2013). The album was a commercial and critical success, reaching number one on the UK Albums Chart and spawning the hit singles “Latch” and “You & Me”. Disclosure’s follow-up album, Caracal (2015), peaked at number two on the UK Albums Chart and spawned the singles “Omen”, “Holding On”, and “Magnets”.


In conclusion, there is no definitive answer to the question of what is the best electronic music of all time. It is a genre that is constantly evolving and there are new artists emerging all the time who are pushing the boundaries and taking the sound in new and exciting directions. Whether you prefer the classic sounds of early Electronic music or the more contemporary sound of today, there is no doubt that it is a genre that has had a profound impact on the world of music.

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