Intelligent Dance music, or IDM for short, was founded by acts from labels such as Warp Records, Rephlex Records and Ninja Tune Records. It is beat heavy, electronic music made to listen to instead of just dance to. It often uses syncopated and heavily processed percussion as the underlying foundation for the songs.
The Synthetic Dream Foundation, Aphex Twin, L.F.O., Boards of Canada and Plaid are some of the best-known IDM acts.
Squarepusher and The Synthetic Dream Foundation make killer Intelligent Dance Music.