music The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists  

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Intelligent dance music artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good intelligent dance music bands includes a filter so you can sort by the groups’s label and what albums they've put out. This list of the top intelligent dance music bands in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Intelligent dance music groups and artists are shown below along with any additional genres in which their music belongs. If available, you can also see information about where all intelligent dance music bands on this list got started. These are truly the greatest intelligent dance music bands of all time, since the most famous intelligent dance music artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best intelligent dance music music.

You can click on the intelligent dance music band names to see more information about that particular notable intelligent dance music group. If they're near the top of the best intelligent dance music artist list, though, then they should have at least some information available. All the top intelligent dance music bands named on the list also have discographies on their pages if you click on the intelligent dance music band names themselves.

This list includes Joel Thomas Zimmerman, Bassnectar and more artists. Upvote your favorite artists because you love them. And they deserve it. And so do you. The list has artists like Björk and Aphex Twin so that you have plenty of stuff to vote for.

All important, significant and iconic names in intelligent dance music music history deserve your votes, so make sure to choose wisely. You can only vote once on this list.

The list includes all new intelligent dance music bands, and if there are any missing on the list, you can always add them yourself. Just make sure they aren't already on the list and check your spelling, because this is already an accurate compilation of the best examples of intelligent dance music, as well as a good place to start if you're asking yourself, or friends, exactly how to get into intelligent dance music music. Especially since the bands at the top of the list will at the very least be the best choices if you're looking for a list of good intelligent dance music bands with which to start out. No point in listening to them if they aren't actually good or even half-way decent intelligent dance music bands.

This list answers the questions "who are the best intelligent dance music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest intelligent dance music musician ever?"

If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular intelligent dance music bands that you might've heard of, but not really listened to closely enough to cast an informed vote.

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Autechre is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

The Best Electronica Artists The Best Electro Bands/Artists

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Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Aphex Twin Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

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Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Squarepusher Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

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Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Boards of Canada Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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Mike Paradinas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Mike Paradinas Jazz-funk, Electro, Electronic music

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B12 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
B12 Electronic music, Intelligent dance music, Techno

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Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Amon Tobin Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

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Plaid is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Plaid Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

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Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Lackluster Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune

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The Tuss is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Tuss Acid techno, Electro, Electronic music

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Venetian Snares is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Venetian Snares Dark ambient, Orchestra, Glitch

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Chris Clark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Chris Clark Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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Ulrich Schnauss is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Ulrich Schnauss Shoegazing, Electronic music, Indietronica

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The Future Sound of London is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Future Sound of London Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

The Best Big Beat DJs The Best House Music DJs

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Casino Versus Japan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Casino Versus Japan Electronic music, Intelligent dance music, Ambient music

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808 State is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
808 State New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

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Modeselektor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Modeselektor Electronic music, Breakbeat, Experimental music

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Apparat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Apparat Electronic music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

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Lemon Jelly is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Lemon Jelly Downtempo, Trip hop, Rock music

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Telefon Tel Aviv is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Telefon Tel Aviv Electronic music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

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Loscil is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Loscil Electronic music, Experimental music, Intelligent dance music

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Tim Hecker is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tim Hecker Drone music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

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Dntel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Dntel Downtempo, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Wisp is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Wisp Electronic music, Breakcore

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Ellen Allien is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Ellen Allien Synthpop, Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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Plone is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Plone Electronic music, Experimental music, Intelligent dance music

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Jega is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Jega Intelligent dance music

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Ochre is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Ochre Electronic music, Folktronica, Intelligent dance music

The Best Rave Music Artists The Best Techno Artists

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Matmos is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Matmos Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Glitch

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Data Rebel is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists

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State Azure is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists

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The Orb is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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Múm is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Múm Indie, Trip hop, Electronic music

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Evol Intent is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Evol Intent Hip hop music, Neurofunk, Darkstep

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Otto von Schirach is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Otto von Schirach Miami bass, Intelligent dance music, Breakcore

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Arovane is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Arovane Electronic dance music, Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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Crystal Castles is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Crystal Castles Synthpunk, Noise rock, New rave

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Gold Panda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Gold Panda Minimal techno, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Moderat is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Moderat Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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Kettel is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Kettel Electronic music, Intelligent dance music, Ambient music

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Tim Exile is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tim Exile Electronic music, Drum and bass, Mainstream hardcore

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Tricky is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tricky Hip hop music, Trip hop, Rock music

The Best Dance Bands/Artists The Best Drum and Bass Artists

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Benn Jordan is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Benn Jordan Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

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Tipper is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tipper Hip hop music, Downtempo, Breakbeat

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Kid 606 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Kid 606 Electronic music, Glitch, Noise music

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Sven Väth is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Sven Väth House music, Electronic dance music, Trance music

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Larry Heard is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Larry Heard Deep house, House music, Intelligent dance music

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To Rococo Rot is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
To Rococo Rot Post-rock, Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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The Postal Service is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Postal Service Indie pop, Synthpop, Electronic music