Traxsource Top 100 Techno Artists of 2018

A genre that was born out of Detroit, Techno now exists as an umbrella term housing so many incredible artists, from the original Detroit legends (who are still at the forefront of the scene) to the industrial sounds of Berlin to the more electronic sounds coming out of the US.

It’s been amazing to watch the growth of Techno as a genre over the past couple of years. A sprawling journey that’s seen the genre morph into one of the most popular genres of electronic music in 2018, Techno brands like Resistance and Drumcode now have stages at almost every major electronic festival on the planet and their figureheads have pushed out the former EDM stars to claim the coveted headline spots.

Our top 20 list this year reflects the diversity of sounds that Techno encompasses, with legends like Josh Wink, Mr G and Robert Hood still dominating the genre and holding their places amongst newer faces like ANNA, Matt Sassari and SHADED – who’s journeys are just getting started. So here it is, our top Techno artists of 2018..


100: Blue Amazon
99: 2Pole
98: DJ Deep
97: Layton Giordani
96: Flug
95: Danilo De Santo
94: Klement Bonelli
93: Jay Lumen
92: Reinier Zonneveld
91: DJ Hell
90: Harvard Bass
89: Wehbba
88: Patrick Hero
87: Tiefschwarz
86: Olivier Giacomotto
85: Luca Agnelli
84: Marco Faraone
83: Len Faki
82: Emanuele Vernarelli
81: Kaiserdisco
80: Miss Kittin
79: Dense & Pika
78: Oliver Huntemann
77: Christian Smith
76: Drunken Kong
75: Umek
74: Mario Ochoa
73: Giovanni Carozza
72: Oscar L
71: ARTBAT
70: Booka Shade
69: Landmark
68: Loco & Jam
67: Alex Niggemann
66: Raito
65: Hidden Empire
64: Avision
63: M. Rodriguez
62: Leo Lippolis
61: Stanny Abram
60: Slam
59: Cari Lekebusch
58: Coyu
57: Harvey Mckay
56: Carlo Lio
55: Terranova
54: Dubfire
53: Ellen Allien
52: Charlotte de Witte
51: Robert Babicz
50: Carl Craig
49: VONDA7
48: Alan Fitzpatrick
47: Spencer Parker
46: Nick Curly
45: Alexander Technique
44: Sam Paganini
43: Matador
42: Adriatique
41: Oxia
40: Pan-Pot
39: Nina Kraviz
38: Saytek
37: Julian Jeweil
36: Maceo Plex
35: Andre Crom
34: The Martinez Brothers
33: Amelie Lens
32: Green Velvet
31: Pig&Dan
30: MATRiXXMAN
29: Anja Schneider
28: Stephan Bodzin
27: Deetron
26: Metodi Hristov
25: Bart Skils
24: Super Flu
23: D-Unity
22: Belocca
21: Kevin Saunderson



20: Shaded














19: Spektre














18: Ramon Tapia














17: Nicole Moudaber














16: Mr. G














15: Enrico Sangiuliano














14: Kölsch














13: Mark Broom














12: Truncate














11: Carl Cox














10: Radio Slave














9: Tiga














8: Matt Sassari














7: Tiger Stripes














6: Anna














5: Adam Beyer














4: Christian Hornbostel














3: Josh Wink














2: Kink















1: Robert Hood / Floorplan


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