The Most Genuinely Terrifying People in Electronic Music

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been amusing ourselves identifying some of the most terrifying people in various musical genres — hip hop first, and then metal. For the last in this impromptu series, we thought we’d look at the world of electronic music. While it generally isn’t home to convicted murderers or flesh-eating lunatics, that isn’t to say that it doesn’t have its share of disconcerting types. So here are 10 such individuals, from a twisted firestarter to the Biggest DJ in The World™. As ever, suggestions are welcome.

Alec Empire

Atari Teenage Riot aren’t teenagers any more, but the terrifying racket they create hasn’t become any less intense or uncompromising as the years have gone by. Empire himself seems like a similarly intense kind of character, and while in interviews he comes across as generally pleasant and well-adjusted, we can’t help but think there must be a temper in there somewhere — one that we’d rather not be on the wrong end of.