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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Avicii
(Musician, DJ)

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Birthdate: September 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden
Died: April 20, 2018

Avicii was a Swedish international DJ, remixer, musician and songwriter. He attained fame with his single, Levels, in 2011. His debut studio album, True, released in 2013 received positive reviews. His second studio album, Stories, was released in 2015. He suffered from mental health issues and died by suicide at age 28. His third album, Tim, was released posthumously in 2019.

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Calvin Harris
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Birthdate: January 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Grammy-winning DJ Calvin Harris soared to fame with his album I Created Disco. His track We Found Love, a collaboration with Rihanna, charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. He owns a record label and topped Forbes's list of the highest-paid DJs of the world for 6 years.

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Lindsey Stirling
(Violinist)

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Birthdate: September 21, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States
Distingusihed as a modern-day dancing violinist, Lindsey Stirling began her musical journey in 2006 on America's Got Talent. With over 12 million YouTube subscribers, she presents choreographed violin performances, in live and music videos on her official channel. She has proved her prowess in a variety of music styles, rock to electronic dance music and classical to pop. 
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Deadmau5
(DJ, Producer)

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Birthdate: January 5, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Niagara Falls, Canada
Six-time Grammy-nominated Canadian electronic music artist and DJ Joel Thomas Zimmerman, better known as Deadmau5, soared to fame with his house music albums. He gained recognition for his collaborations with Steve Duda as part of the groups WTF? and BSOD. He also produced techno music under the pseudonym Testpilot.
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Moby
(Musician)

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

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Fatboy Slim
(Disc Jockey)

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Birthdate: July 31, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bromley, Kent, England
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Armin van Buuren
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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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Peaches
(Musician)

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Birthdate: November 11, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Toronto, 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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Kate Robbins
(Actress)

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Birthdate: August 21, 1958
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Margate, Kent, England, UK

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Wendy Carlos
(Musician)

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Birthdate: November 14, 1939
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Pawtucket, Rhode Island, USA
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Chino Moreno
(Musician)

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

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Matt Willis
(Singer-Songwriter)

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Birthdate: May 8, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tooting, London, England

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Flying Lotus
(Record Producer)

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Birthdate: October 7, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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Porter Robinson
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Birthdate: July 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Robert Miles
(Producer)

Robert Miles
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Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fleurier, Neuch√Ętel, 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.

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

Apart from being a keyboardist and songwriter for the Yellow Magic Orchestra, Japanese pianist and composer Ryuichi Sakamoto has also been a solo artist and composed tracks for films such as The Last Emperor and The Revenant. He now has a Grammy and an Academy Award in his kitty.

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James Murphy
(Musician)

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Birthdate: February 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Princeton Junction, New Jersey, United States

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Marc Rebillet
(Musician)

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Birthdate: December 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, United States
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Sampha
(Singer-songwriter)

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Birthdate: November 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Morden, London, England, United Kingdom

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Nicolas Jaar
(Composer)

Nicolas Jaar
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Birthdate: January 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA
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Alice Glass
(Singer)

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

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Burial
(Musician)

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Birthdate: August 23, 1988, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South London, London, England

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

 24 
Four Tet
(Musician)

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Birthdate: October 22, 1977, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Putney, England
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Mura Masa
(Record producer known for his remixes of songs like Travis Scott's)

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Birthdate: April 5, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Castel, Guernsey

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Eden
(Singer, Songwriter, Record producer)

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Birthdate: December 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland

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Madeon
(Disc jockey, Record producer, Songwriter)

Madeon
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Birthdate: May 30, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nantes

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

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Timati
(Rapper, Singer, Record producer, Composer)

Timati
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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.

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

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Robert Moog
(Engineer)

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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. 

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Mark Isham
(Musician)

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

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Apparat
(musician)

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Birthdate: June 27, 1978
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Quedlinburg

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Gillian Gilbert
(Musician)

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

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Isao Tomita
(Musical composer)

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

 36 
Michael Cretu
(Founder of Enigma)

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Birthdate: May 18, 1957
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania

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Tove Styrke
(Singer, Musician)

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Birthdate: November 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Umeå, Sweden

Swedish singer Tove Styrke first gained fame with the show Swedish Idol 2009. The renowned electropop singer was born to a musician father and a ballet instructor mother and was naturally inclined toward music. Best known for chartbusting tracks such as Say My Name, she often experiments with themes of fantasy and desire.

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Perturbator
(Musician)

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

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Illangelo
(Songwriter, Record producer, Musician, Composer)

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Birthdate: July 29, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo

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Hudson Mohawke
(record producer)

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Birthdate: February 11, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Glasgow

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Guru Josh
(Musician)

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Birthdate: June 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jersey
Died: December 28, 2015

 42 
Raymond Ebanks
(Rapper best known as the frontman of the hip-hop group the Bomfunk MC's)

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Birthdate: January 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom

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Laidback Luke
(DJ, founder of Mixmash Records)

Laidback Luke
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Birthdate: October 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

Laidback Luke, whose real name is Lucas Cornelis van Scheppingen, is a Dutch-Filipino DJ and music producer who has released albums like Psyched Up and Electronic Satisfaction and is the founder of Mixmash Records. He is also a vlogger and a kung fu world champion. 

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Roosevelt
(Singer)

Roosevelt
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Birthdate: September 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Viersen, Germany

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Edgar Froese
(Artist)

Edgar Froese
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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.

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David Wise
(composer, musician)

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Birthdate: September 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Leicester

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Luciano Berio
(Composer)

Luciano Berio
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Birthdate: October 24, 1925
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Oneglia, Imperia, Italy
Died: May 27, 2003

Luciano Berio revolutionized the genre of electronic music and is remembered as one of the most prominent composers of avant-garde music. The Grammy Award-winning composer had also taught music at Juilliard and Harvard. Initially a pianist, he had deviated to composing after injuring his hand during World War II.

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Sam Sparro
(Singer-songwriter best known for his 2008 single "Black and Gold".)

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Birthdate: November 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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Jean-Jacques Perrey
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Birthdate: January 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Amiens, France
Died: November 4, 2016

 50 
Jai Wolf
(Musician)

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Birthdate: November 1, 1991
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rajshahi, Bangladesh