Bands/Musicians 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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56 10
Aphex Twin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Dark ambient

2
37 8
Boards of Canada is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Downtempo, Trip hop, Electronic music

3
30 7
Autechre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Hip hop music, Minimal techno, Electro

4
26 11
Squarepusher is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Acid techno, Electronic music, Acid jazz

5
16 6
The Tuss is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Acid techno, Electro, Electronic music

6
17 9
Mike Paradinas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Jazz-funk, Electro, Electronic music

7
18 10
Koolmorf Widesen is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
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8
12 7
Chris Clark is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Intelligent dance music, Electronica

9
10 5
Gescom is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Experimental hip hop, Electronic music, Industrial music

10
13 9
Orbital is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Acid techno, Acid house, Minimal techno

11
13 10
B12 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic music, Intelligent dance music, Techno

12
11 8
Plaid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

13
8 6
Tim Hecker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Drone music, Glitch, Intelligent dance music

14
5 4
Jega is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Intelligent dance music

15
8 8
Gerald Donald is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electro, Electronic dance music, Experimental music

16
5 5
Matmos is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic music, Post-industrial music, Glitch

17
9 10
Björk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic dance music, Jazz, Tribal house

18
4 5
Darrell Fitton is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic music, Intelligent dance music

19
4 5
Boxcutter is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Dubstep, Intelligent dance music

20
10 12
Lackluster is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Downtempo, Chill-out music, Chiptune

21
9 11
Amon Tobin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Nu jazz, Dubstep, Trip hop

22
8 10
Venetian Snares is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Dark ambient, Orchestra, Glitch

23
6 8
Ulrich Schnauss is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Shoegazing, Electronic music, Indietronica

24
5 7
Leftfield is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Electronic music, Alternative dance, House music

25
4 6
Black Dog Productions is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Intelligent Dance Music DJs/Artists
Acid house, Electronic music, Intelligent dance music