Hacking Music

Hacking and cyber crime is not a common theme in mainstream music. Explicit references to hacking may not be prevalent in mainstream music, but certain genres like electronic music, nerdcore, or cyberpunk-inspired music might touch on these themes. There are a few artists who have explored the theme of hacking or technology in their music.

There's a few musical genres that are best to start with. Nerdcore celebrates geek culture, and many artists explore hacking themes. Check out Dual Core, MC Frontalot, YTCracker, and White Nerd. Electronic Music is another genera to check out with artists like Aphex Twin, The Chemical Brothers, and Fluke create music with a tech-y vibe and sometimes reference hacking in their lyrics. Finally, for a more cyberpunk feel try industrial metal. Bands like KMFDM and Ministry often explore themes of technology and rebellion, sometimes touching on hacking imagery.

Another fun idea is to check out playlists on Spotify and YouTube dedicated to "hacking music" or "cyberpunk music" for more options. Movies and TV shows about hacking often feature music that captures the vibe, like the iconic scores for "Tron" and "Mr. Robot."

The following are some additional example musicians who hackers might want to check out.

The Prodigy

The Prodigy, an electronic music group from the UK, has often incorporated themes of rebellion, technology, and anti-establishment sentiments in their music. While not explicitly about hacking, some of their tracks may have a cyberpunk or techno-revolution vibe.

MC Frontalot

MC Frontalot is a nerdcore hip-hop artist who often raps about geek culture, including themes related to technology and hacking. His lyrics can be humorous and are often centered around the experiences of the tech-savvy.


A chiptune artist known for creating music using vintage gaming hardware. While not explicitly about hacking, the use of electronic sounds and the association with technology make Nullsleep's music relevant.


Lazerhawk is a synthwave artist whose music often captures a futuristic, cyberpunk atmosphere. While not directly about hacking, the genre's overall theme of technology and the future might resonate with those interested in hacking culture.

Master Boot Record (MBR)

MBR is a project that combines chiptune, metal, and electronic music, creating a unique sound that could appeal to those interested in hacking or cyber themes.

Bit Shifter

Another chiptune artist, Bit Shifter's music often uses the sound chips of old video game consoles to create electronic compositions. The retro-futuristic vibe might align with hacking and technology themes.