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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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Koolmorf Widesen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
EVES added Koolmorf Widesen

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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Autechre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Autechre Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

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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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The Tuss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Tuss Acid techno, Electro, Electronic music

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Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Squarepusher Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

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Tim Hecker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tim Hecker Drone music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

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Orbital is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Orbital Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

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

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Mike Paradinas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Mike Paradinas Jazz-funk, Electro, Electronic music

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Chris Clark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Chris Clark Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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Gescom is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Gescom Experimental hip hop, Electronic music, Industrial music

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

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B12 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
B12 Electronic music, Intelligent dance music, Techno

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Alarm Will Sound is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Alarm Will Sound Electronic music, Classical music, Experimental classical music

The Best Big Beat DJs The Best House Music DJs

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Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Lackluster Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune

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Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Amon Tobin Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

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Ulrich Schnauss is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Ulrich Schnauss Shoegazing, Electronic music, Indietronica

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

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Matmos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Matmos Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Glitch

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Tipper is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Tipper Hip hop music, Downtempo, Breakbeat

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Björk is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Björk Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

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Múm is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Múm Indie, Trip hop, Electronic music

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808 State is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
808 State New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music

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Benn Jordan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Benn Jordan Acid techno, Acid house, Trip hop

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Dntel is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Dntel Downtempo, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Gold Panda is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Gold Panda Minimal techno, Electronic music, Indietronica

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Gerald Donald is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Gerald Donald Electro, Electronic dance music, Experimental music

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Antipop Consortium is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Antipop Consortium Hip hop music, Glitch, Experimental music

The Best Rave Music Artists The Best Techno Artists

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Loscil is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Loscil Electronic music, Experimental music, Intelligent dance music

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Wisp is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
PavelMuabi added Wisp Electronic music, Breakcore

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Kid 606 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Kid 606 Electronic music, Glitch, Noise music

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Nathan Fake is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Nathan Fake Neo-trance, Intelligent dance music, Progressive house music

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Velapene Screen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Velapene Screen Intelligent dance music

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Plone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Plone Electronic music, Experimental music, Intelligent dance music

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Jon Fugler is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Jon Fugler House music, Ambient house, Intelligent dance music

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Larry Heard is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Larry Heard Deep house, House music, Intelligent dance music

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Fluke is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Fluke Electronic music, House music, Breakbeat

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Solar Fields is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Solar Fields Downtempo, Shoegazing, Psybient

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Black Dog Productions is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Black Dog Productions Acid house, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

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State Azure is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
SeanCastleton added State Azure

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Data Rebel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
SeanCastleton added Data Rebel

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Ochre is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Ochre Electronic music, Folktronica, Intelligent dance music

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

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Radian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Radian Glitch, Post-rock, Intelligent dance music

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To Rococo Rot is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
To Rococo Rot Post-rock, Intelligent dance music, Electronica

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Cex is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Cex Hip hop music, Electronic music, Glitch

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Harald Blüchel is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Harald Blüchel Minimal techno, Balearic beat, Electro

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Oval is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Oval Minimal techno, Electronic music, Glitch

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The Orb is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
The Orb Electronic music, Chill-out music, Dub

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Secret Mommy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists