5 Music Artists Who Shaped Electronic Music as We Know Today

Many young people believe that electronic music was something created in this century, without any type of influence by genres from the 80s or 90s, and they’re totally wrong. Since the last decades of 1900, many musicians created songs and focused on a musical genre that today is a strong influence of the birth of EDM. Therefore, here we bring you some music artists who shaped electronic music as we know today:

Daft Punk

It’s a French duo that began in music during 1990. Their style is classified more as a ‘house’ or ‘french house’ genre but they are pioneers of the emergence of what we know today as electronic music, not only for their rhythm but also for their collaborations.

Depeche Mode

It’s a British band that also revolutionized the electronic genre in 1980. In fact, their musical style was considered as ‘electronic rock’, which makes them a strong influence in the electronic genre.

New Order

It’s a British group that emerged during 1980. They have been pioneers of the genre of electronics, for their particular sound of ‘electronic rock’ as it was known at that time.


A German band that is one of the biggest influences of electronic music for the sound, are even considered by many music critic as the creators of electronic music since 1970. The Grammy’s music academy gave them the recognition of Lifetime Achievement Award.

Brian Eno

He is a musician who is also considered as a strong influence of this type of genres, since his style was unconventional, also considered as electronic rock. He released many hits that reached high positions in the UK.

The creation of a new musical genre is influenced by something. In this case, an emergence of rhythms that were born in 1900 and are now taken as an influence for the genre of electronic music that is so listened to and acclaimed by young people and people not so young, too.