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.
7. Dan Avery aka Stopmakingme
Chosen by Andrew Weatherall, DJ: ‘On several occasions during 2011 I have been impressed by music made under the production name of Stopmakingme and seen the name appearing with growing frequency on posters for discos. So, imagine my joy when the penny dropped and I realised that the nice young man who’d been working in my studio was responsible for these productions. That man was Dan Avery, and when I had the pleasure of appearing with him at a Death In Vegas gig at Fabric, I realised that he was as good a DJ as a producer. He makes gimmick-free machine-funk of the highest order. There were times in 2011 when part of my set was pretty much an Avery mega-mix, and I sense that those mega-mixes will only get longer in 2012.’ www.stopmakingme.com