The DJ stars of 2012 in pictures
London's clubbing cognescenti pick their DJ tips for the top in 2012
From Skrillex to James Blake, 2011 was rich with new electronic producers creating unexpected dancefloor smashes. Time Out Clubbing looks ahead to the new year and asks some of the capital's nightlife linchpins who they are hyping for superstardom next. Who do you think is missing from the list? Tell us in the comments box below.
1. Maya Jane Coles
Chosen by Ralph Lawson, DJ, 2020 Vision: ‘It has already been a staggering year for this 24-year-old east Londoner. She has picked up the award for Best Newcomer in Ibiza and has been nominated three times for DJ Mag’s Best of British awards next week. Maya has been a breath of fresh air in the male dominated world of DJs – she can effortlessly change genres at will between house, dubstep or electronica. Move over James Blake…’www.mayajanecoles.com
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On the real Underground none of the current names suggested thus far mean anything to seasoned clubbers who enjoy the origins of the beat of the drum in their beats be they from Baltimore to Detroit, from New York, London town to Chicago or Botswana - respect and homage MUST be shown to those gone before and plenty of whom are still filling clubs to festivals and underground warehouse spaces to beach fronts alike. Enter Karizma! This one time Hip Hop beat bwoy from Baltimore, USA who soon caught the House sound back in the late eighties has made insatiable monotone grooves and uplifting vocal thriller song with the Basement Boys outfit, gave the dead beat Dub mix template a good shake up; a new lease of life with dj partner Spen as the Deepah Ones and in the process has garnered and re educated new fans who were once merely UK garage, grime and even Dubstep aficianadoes along the way. This gentle giant of whip lashing beat tapestry and enviable demonstration has rinsed out and ripped up the industry standard of the much adored Pioneer CDJs top range of decks to such degree, he's even spawned many a poor copy cat wannabe beat cutters... So the story continues that Karizma continues to inspire and captivate audiences around the globe there is no mistake to be made in understanding why Karizma has all the charisma and likability of you dj you could ever want. Karizma knows how to flip beats like a chef turning pancakes and inject a splash of anticipation in the mix; drop outs of the base; suspending and creating tension of a bridge and all in a thrilling 16 bars without you, the clubber, ever losing your soul. Karizma will have you jump to the beat. #thatsall
“State Ya Biz” Does Cleveland Underground Hip Hop Rap Legend & GMS columnist Suave Goddi and Ohio Major Recording Artist & Rock World AEHO Corp Executive have beef and if so what for? One now a Executive and major industry recording artist and his imprint was picked up last September in 2011. The other has long hosted freestyle competitions for up and coming artist in Ohio. Sources have it that two stayed in contact while King F.I.N.O. was in the deep South not to far from Magnolia finishing up getting the contract signed. Both came up through the Cleveland ranks of hip hop in the same camp and mass network (Strong Arm Entertainment) with the likes of Ray Cash and Aftermath's L.T. Moe. The rumor is Suave Goddi has played a large role in some botched concert promotions in the Northern Region which have done some damage to King F.I.N.O. heavily supported platinum international debut status. King F.I.N.O. pays un-embracing homage in "State Ya Biz" to Suave Goddi which can be found on King F.I.N.O. "Can't Knock The Hustle; The Press Release" commercial mix-tape. This is not the first incident between the two separate camps. It is Suave Goddi that King F.I.N.O. credits to opening his eyes to who B.I.G. is and was as a MC back in those Strong Arm Entertainment days. This could be based on the bond that was forging between Suave Goddi producer Jason Taylor and King F.I.N.O. While working on the Hevy Hittaz first album along with the inner working of F.I.N.O. album. Jason Taylor said he had began to take a liking to the Hevy Hittaz aka Me Familia. Jason Taylor had seen enough to want to bring King F.I.N.O. along with his Hevy Hitta counter part on board completely and offered King F.I.N.O. a solo label agreement. Things got really explosive following that. Even so King F.I.N.O. and Suave Goddi kind of hung back. Which would beckoned the question are they at odds and if so why? Even with King F.I.N.O. man Juice Jones which he did a lot of big concerts in Ohio with looming it would be unanimous withstanding Praise Money and Gel close friend of King F.I.N.O. and UGK Recording Artist to usher in one of Hip Hops claim of Cleveland territory out right. It was Suave who pushed the envelope in those days with his big marketing and media ideas in those days. "State Ya Biz" might not be so much a dis record but more of a gut check. You be the judge. "It's nothin personal kid, state ya biz"
Definitely Black Light Smoke on the Scissor & Thread label. With an amazing track like Lovework already in rotation by the major DJs as well as major collaborations with Francis Harris (a.k.a. Adultnapper) and others, his upcoming releases in 2012 promise to be equally, if not more, amazing. https://www.facebook.com/blacklightsmoke