The end of the year is always a time to take stock. Here at RA, that means thinking back on the past 12 months and remembering the nights that really stuck with you—the memories you turn back to again and again. Great DJ sets and live performances happen all the time, but in the space of a year there are always a few that tower over the rest. We can't be there for all of them, so we turn to you, our readers, to help us figure out who really smashed it this year.
One of the things that keeps electronic music interesting is how much things change. Sometimes new artists swoop in and steal the show. DJs who have been at it for years will suddenly start playing better than ever. Others will fade into the background, only to have an unexpected second (or third) wind. This is why it's important to only
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consider the last 12 months as you vote—that way, the final poll will reflect what happened this year specifically.
As in years past, voting is restricted to those who were RA members before the polls opened (apologies to anyone shut out by this—it's our way of keeping the results legit). To cast your vote, pick from your favourite DJs and live acts below. To pick a name that isn't listed there, type it into the adjacent field.
It's also important to recognise the difference between a DJ—someone who mixes other people's music—and a live act—someone who performs live renditions of their own material in the same way a band would.