If you hit parties and pore over podcasts at the rate we do over the course of a year, they can become a blur of basslines and kick drums come December. But a handful of DJs and live performers always stick out: they make all those other sets background noise by comparison.
We know who made the last 12 months special for us. But each year, we ask you to help answer a question too big to tackle alone: which DJs and live acts really made it happen in 2012? While we all have desert-island favorites, we ask you to put them aside and tell us who set your ears buzzing these last 365 days in particular.
To keep things fair and accurate, only those who registered with RA before voting starts on November
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20th can participate. (Apologies if this counts you out, but it’s the best we’ve come up with to protect the results and ensure they are a true reflection of RA reader opinion.) If that’s you, get voting by picking from your favourites below. To throw a name in the hat you don’t see, type it into the adjacent field.
This year's poll is presented by Big Jambox, a wireless speaker that turns any phone, tablet or mobile device into a portable, hi-fi sound system. With precision-tuned drivers and dual passive bass radiators working in concert, it produces clear, full audio at any volume. In the spirit of the season of giving, RA is automatically entering anyone that votes in our poll into the draw to win a Big Jambox.