Bands/Musicians The Best Intelligent Drum And Bass DJs  

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Intelligent drum and bass artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good intelligent drum and bass DJs 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 drum and bass DJs in the world includes all musicians who have released recordings that have gotten distribution, and is an up-to-date list. Intelligent drum and bass 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 drum and bass DJs on this list got started. These are truly the greatest intelligent drum and bass DJs of all time, since the most famous intelligent drum and bass artists ever are listed, and the order is decided by actual fans of the best intelligent drum and bass music.

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Logistics is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Intelligent Drum And Bass DJs
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Logistics is the stage name of Matt Gresham, a drum and bass music producer and DJ from Cambridge, England. He is signed to Hospital Records. He creates his music using the Ableton sequencer. His music style tends to be towards the more soul-influenced styles of drum & bass but is also targeted at a club audience rather than a home audience, which is described as such by Hospital Records as "bridging the gap between a lacklustre subgenre, liquid funk, and more exciting, dancefloor orientated drum and bass". His two brothers – Dan Gresham and Nick Gresham – are also producers signed to Hospital Records. Matt has also collaborated with Dan under the name Nu:Logic. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Oldschool jungle, Jazzstep, Intelligent drum and bass, Drum and bass, Liquid funk

Albums: Reality Checkpoint, Release the Pressure EP, Spacejam EP, Fear Not, Jungle Music / Toytown, + more

Labels: Hospital Records

Career Began: Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Tony Colman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Intelligent Drum And Bass DJs
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London Elektricity is the stage name of DJ and electronic musician Tony Colman, who is best known as a recording artist of five albums, international DJ and formerly a member of the drum and bass act London Elektricity Live. ...more on Wikipedia

Career Began: London, United Kingdom

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808 State is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Intelligent Drum And Bass DJs
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808 State are an English electronic music group, formed in 1987 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and their common state of mind. They were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson, and they released their debut album Newbuild in September 1988. The band secured commercial success in 1989, when their song "Pacific State" was picked up by BBC Radio 1 DJ Gary Davies. ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): New Wave, Neurofunk, Rave music, Electronic music, Electronic dance music, + more

Albums: Tunes Splits the Atom, The Only Rhyme That Bites 99, The Only Rhyme That Bites, Gorgeous, Outpost Transmission, + more

Labels: Tommy Boy Entertainment, ZTT, Warner Bros. Records

Career Began: Manchester, United Kingdom

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Everything but the Girl is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Intelligent Drum And Bass DJs
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Everything but the Girl was an English musical duo, formed in Hull in 1982, consisting of lead singer and occasional guitarist Tracey Thorn and guitarist, keyboardist, and singer Ben Watt. The duo's most successful single was a Todd Terry remix of "Missing" charting in several countries in 1995. They are currently inactive, although vocalist Tracey Thorn hinted that they may perform again someday. They have not performed publicly since 2000, and as Thorn stated on BBC Radio4 on 25 January 2014, "for both Ben and me, it would feel like a step backwards". Watt and Thorn are also a couple; they are very private about their relationship and personal life. For some time, it was not a publicised ...more on Wikipedia

Genres (Music): Lounge music, Dance-pop, Electronic dance music, Jazz, Bossa nova, + more

Albums: Walking Wounded, Temperamental, Everything but the Girl, Worldwide, Idlewild, + more

Labels: Atlantic Records, Warner Music Group, Blanco y Negro Records, Sire Records, Warner Bros. Records, + more

Career Began: Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

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