The 20 Most Groundbreaking Dance Acts In The World

Got the new copy of NME? In it you’ll find our feature about the 20 most groundbreaking dance acts in the world. All of them are smashing the boundaries of the genre right now, whether it’s by squishing new shapes out of dubstep, dragging Noel Gallagher onto the psychedelic danceloor or some other such cheer-worthy feat, and whether you spend your weekends throwing your hands in the air like you just don’t care or not, you need to check all of them out.

Get hold of a copy of the mag for the lowdown on all the acts featured, then click below to hear the key tracks we’ve picked out for all of them. The list isn’t a countdown of who we think’s best out of the 20, it’s just so they appear in the order they do in the mag.


Have a listen then comment below about who you think should have made the cut.

1.SBTRKT – ‘Right Thing To Do’

2. Hudson Mohawke – ‘All Your Love’

3. Joy O – ‘Sicko Cell’

4. Gold Panda – ‘Marriage’

5. Rustie – ‘Ultra Thizz’

6: Switch – ‘I Still Love You’

7: Girl Unit – ‘Wut’

8. Modeselektor – ‘Weed Wid Da Macka’

9. Grimes – ‘Feyd Rautha Dark Heart’

10. Flying Lotus – ‘Tea Leaf Dancers’

11: The 2 Bears – Metronomy, ‘The Bay’ remix

16: Cooly G – ‘Landscapes’ featuring Sinbad

13: Joker – ‘The Vision’

14. Zomby – ‘Natalia’s Song’

15: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs – ‘Garden’

16: Amorphous Androgynous – ‘High And Dry’

17: SebastiAn – ‘Yes’

18: Aeroplane – ‘We Can’t Fly’

19. D/R/U/G/S – ‘Love/Lust’

20: Arazi & III – ‘Manic’