The Ultimate List of Electronic Dance Music Artists

This article is a collaborative effort, crafted and edited by a team of dedicated professionals.

Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,

Looking for a comprehensive list of electronic dance music artists? Look no further than this blog post, which includes all the big names you need to know.


Skrillex is an American electronic dance music producer, DJ, singer and songwriter. He began his career as the lead singer of the rock band From First to Last in 2004, but left the band in 2007 to pursue a solo career in music production. In late 2009, he released his debut EP, My Name Is Skrillex. Supported by heavy promotion online and on social media, Skrillex’s My Name Is Skrillex EP became widely popular; it was named one of 2010’s best EPs by and Pitchfork Media.

Martin Garrix

Martin Garrix is a Dutch DJ and electronic music producer from Amstelveen. His song “Animals” was a worldwide hit and catapulted him to stardom in 2013. He has since released several more singles, including “In the Name of Love” with Bebe Rexha, “Scared to Be Lonely” with Dua Lipa, and “Ocean” with Khalid. Garrix has also collaborated with Ed Sheeran, David Guetta, Justin Bieber, and Ariana Grande. In 2018, he was ranked number three on DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs list.


Tiësto, born Tijs Michiel Verwest, is a Dutch DJ and producer of electronic dance music. He is known as the “Godfather of EDM” or the “King of Trance”, having helped to pioneer the trance genre. In 1997, he founded the label Black Hole Recordings with Arny Bink, where he released the Magik and In Search of Sunrise series. Tiësto’s first solo album, In My Memory was released in 2001. His second album, Just Be, was released in May 2004 and was voted album of the year by various dance magazines.

Armin van Buuren

Armin van Buuren is a Dutch DJ, remixer, and record producer. Since 2001, van Buuren has hosted a weekly radio show called A State of Trance, which has 20 million weekly listeners in 84 countries on over 100 FM radio stations.


Hardwell is a Dutch DJ, record producer and remixer from Breda. TheReferences to him as the “World’s #1 DJ” were widespread following his set at Ultra Music Festival in Miami in March 2013. In December 2013, he was ranked 16th on the Dj Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike are a Belgian DJ and record producer duo composed of brothers Dimitri Thivaios and Michael Thivaios. They are ranked No. 5 in the world by DJ Magazine. In 2014, they were placed at No. 1 in the Top 100 DJs poll by the same magazine as well as by voting fans.[1][2] They have worked with Afrojack, Martin Garrix, Lil Wayne, Katy Perry, Snoop Dogg, Diplo and many others.

David Guetta

David Guetta is a French DJ, music producer, remixer, and songwriter. He has sold over nine million albums and thirty million singles worldwide. In 2011, Guetta was voted as the number one DJ in the DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll.

Born in Paris, France, to a Moroccan Jewish father and a mother of Tunisian and Italian descent, Guetta began to DJ at the age of fourteen. He first played clubs at the age of sixteen. In the mid-1990s, he founded Gum Productions and released his first album called Just a Little More Love in 2002. Later on, he released other successful albums like Guetta Blaster (2004) and Pop Life (2007).

In 2009, he founded Jack Back Records and released his album One Love which featured the hit single “When Love Takes Over” featuring Kelly Rowland. The album was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2020.

He has won numerous awards throughout his career including five Grammy Awards, eight World Music Awards, seven International Dance Music Awards, six MTV Music Video Awards, and four NRJ Music Awards.


Afrojack is a Dutch DJ, music producer and remixer. He is one of the founding fathers of EDM and has been nominated for a Grammy Award. Afrojack has released four studio albums and has toured the world with his brand of high-energy electronic dance music.


Marshmello, whose real name is Christopher Comstock, is an American electronic dance music producer and DJ. He first gained international recognition by releasing remixes of songs by Jack Ü and Zedd. His debut studio album, Joytime, was released in 2016. Marshmello’s second album, Illuminate, was released in 2017. His third album, Joytime III, was released in 2018.

Some of Marshmello’s most popular songs include “Alone”, “Silence”, “Wolves”, “Friends”, and “Happier”. He has collaborated with a number of other EDM artists such as Slushii, Ookay, Selena Gomez, Khalid, Anne-Marie, and Logic.

Alan Walker

Alan Walker (born August 24, 1997) is a Norwegian EDM artist.Walker has released several singles, including “Faded”, “Alone”, “All Falls Down” and “The Spectre”. In 2015, Walker received international attention after his single “Faded” was uploaded to YouTube and Spotify.

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