Electronic Musicians

Electronic musicians employ electronic musical instruments like telharmonium, electric guitar, Hammond organ, sampler, synthesizer, electronic drum set and loopers to produce sound effects. Processes like recording and editing on tape are indispensable parts of an electronic musician’s job. Electronic musicians produce music from a number of sound resources like microphones and microprocessors. They widely employ computer technology to create music from electronic musical instruments. By utilizing digital computers, they play a significant role regarding synthesis of sound. This type of computer is truly advantageous in introducing innovative changes in musical expression. With the application of sign-bit extraction technique, they produce serious musical content. The other two techniques that they use to produce sound, through computers, are digital-to-analogue conversion and hybrid digital-analogue system. Electronic musicians have crucial role in composing scores for concerts, theatre, film, television and different types of multimedia works that represent the amalgamation of different audiovisual techniques. Armed with latest technical instruments, they record electronic and micro phoned sound to modify them through modulation, reverberation and filtering. They then re-record them to give the produced music a complete form. What follows is a collection of the biographies, timelines, trivia and other information about the professional and personal lives of some of the world’s most famous electronic musicians.

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 1 Iggy Azalea

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Famous As: Rapper, Musician
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryde Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.

 2 Keith Flint

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Famous As: Vocalist
Birthdate: September 17, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Redbridge, London, England
Died: March 4, 2019
Keith Flint, founding member of the electronic dance group The Prodigy, has delivered international hits such as Firestarter and Breathe. He later led the band Flint. He also owned a motorcycle racing team that became Isle of Man TT champions four times. He is known for his tattoos and piercings.
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 3 DJ Yella

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Famous As: Rapper
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Compton, California, USA

 4 Fatboy Slim

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Famous As: Disc Jockey
Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
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 5 Moby

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 11, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Harlem, New York, United States

 6 Armin van Buuren

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: December 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Leiden

Armin van Buuren is a Dutch record producer and DJ. He is best known for hosting a weekly radio show called A State of Trance (ASOT), which is broadcast in 84 countries to nearly 40 million listeners on over 100 FM radio stations. Armin has been named by DJ Mag as the number one DJ on a record five occasions.

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 7 Peaches

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 11, 1968
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Canadian musician Merrill Nisker was fighting thyroid cancer in 2000, when she suddenly changed her name to Peaches and worked on a phenomenal album named The Teaches of Peaches. The queer singer has gained followers for her gender-oriented lyrics and her sexual gestures during her stage performances. 
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 8 Kate Robbins

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Margate, Kent, England, UK
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 9 Matt Willis

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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting, London, England

 10 Tessa Thompson

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 3, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA
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 11 Chino Moreno

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: June 20, 1973
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA

 12 Flying Lotus

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Famous As: Record Producer
Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

 13 Wendy Carlos

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA

 14 Porter Robinson

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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

 15 Robert Miles

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Famous As: Producer
Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fleurier, Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Died: May 9, 2017

Italian DJ Roberto Concina, better known as Robert Miles, redefined dream-house music. Born into a military family in Switzerland, he mastered the piano and started DJ-ing as a teen. His chartbusting track Children was inspired by a set of photos taken by his father in war-torn Yugoslavia.

 16 Junkie XL

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Famous As: Record producer, Club DJ, Composer, Film score composer
Birthdate: December 8, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lichtenvoorde
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 17 Ryuichi Sakamoto

Ryuichi Sakamoto
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 17, 1952
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan

 18 James Murphy

James Murphy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States
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 19 Sampha

Sampha
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morden, London, England, United Kingdom

 20 Nicolas Jaar

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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 21 Burial

Burial
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: July 31, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South London, London, England

 22 Alice Glass

Alice Glass
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: August 23, 1988
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toronto

 23 The Blessed Madonna

The Blessed Madonna
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: October 22, 1977
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kentucky, United States

 24 Madeon

Madeon
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Famous As: Disc jockey, Record producer, Songwriter
Birthdate: May 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes
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 25 Four Tet

Four Tet
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: August 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Putney, England

 26 Annika Ljungberg

Annika Ljungberg
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: March 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

 27 Timati

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Famous As: Rapper, Singer, Record producer, Composer
Birthdate: August 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Moscow
Born into an affluent Russian family, Timati initially studied economics but later drifted toward music. The hip-hop artist gained fame with the reality show Star Factory 4 and later released hits such as Welcome to St. Tropez. However, his song Moscow, deriding anti-government protestors, became the most-disliked Russian YouTube video.

 28 Peggy Gou

Peggy Gou
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Famous As: DJ
Birthdate: July 3, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Incheon, South Korea

 29 Mark Isham

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 7, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States

 30 Perturbator

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 22, 1993
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 31 Robert Moog

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Famous As: Engineer
Birthdate: May 23, 1934
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: August 21, 2005

Robert Moog was an engineering physicist widely regarded as the pioneer of electronic music.  He launched the first commercial synthesizer, the Moog synthesizer, in 1964. A few years later, he launched the Minimoog, which went on to become the most famous and influential synthesizer in history. He taught at the University of North Carolina in his later years. 

 32 Apparat

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Famous As: musician
Birthdate: June 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quedlinburg

 33 Hudson Mohawke

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Famous As: record producer
Birthdate: February 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow

 34 Isao Tomita

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Famous As: Musical composer
Birthdate: April 22, 1932
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Toyotama District, Tokyo
Died: May 5, 2016

 35 Gillian Gilbert

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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 27, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Whalley Range, Manchester Whalley Range, Manchester, England

 36 Tove Styrke

Tove Styrke
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Famous As: Singer, Musician
Birthdate: November 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden

 37 Laidback Luke

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Famous As: Record producer, Club DJ, Disc jockey, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: October 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila

 38 Illangelo

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Famous As: Songwriter, Record producer, Musician, Composer
Birthdate: July 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo

 39 Raymond Ebanks

Raymond Ebanks
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Famous As: rapper, singer
Birthdate: January 2, 1969
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London

 40 Edgar Froese

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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: June 6, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sovetsk, Russia
Died: January 20, 2015

A pioneer in electronic music and founder of music band Tangerine Dream, Edgar Willmar Froese started playing guitar at the age of 15. At nineteen, he formed his first group, which disbanded within three years. By then, he had started experimenting and eventually formed Tangerine Dream, concurrently continuing to sing solo and release solo albums.

 41 Roosevelt

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: September 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viersen, Germany

 42 David Wise

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Famous As: composer, musician
Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leicester

 43 Sam Sparro

Sam Sparro
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Famous As: singer-songwriter, actor, child actor, singer
Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney

 44 Erlend Øye

Erlend Øye
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Famous As: musician, singer, record producer, composer
Birthdate: November 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Bergen

 45 Jean-Jacques Perrey

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: November 4, 2016

 46 Yasmine Hamdan

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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: 1976 AD
Birthplace: Beirut, Lebanon

 47 Vika Jigulina

Vika Jigulina
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Famous As: Record producer
Birthdate: February 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cahul, Moldova

 48 Ulrich Schnauss

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Famous As: Electronic Musician
Birthdate: September 8, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Kiel, Germany

 49 Adrian von Ziegler

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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

 50 Fedde Le Grand

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Famous As: Club DJ, Disc jockey
Birthdate: September 7, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Utrecht
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