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. Who do you think is missing from the list? Tell us in the comments box below.

8. DJ Champion

Chosen by Elijah Butterz, DJ, Rinse FM: ‘Champion is bringing the energy back to UK funky. He released massive underground anthems like ‘Lighter’ and ‘Sensitivity’ on his own imprint, Formula. Aside from his productions and having support across the board from names like Benji B, Terror Danjah, Ben UFO and Sinden, it is his club sets that have been winning people over. He mixes funky in a similar upfront way to how we play grime, whereas traditionally it has been played at a slower, housier tempo. The result is a really energetic dance floor workout. Listen to the mix that he did for Fact: it will instantly convert you.’

See the DJ stars of 2012

Maya Jane Coles Maceo Plex Madeon Blawan John Talabot Mosca Dan Avery aka Stopmakingme DJ Champion Objekt Kasra Moxie T.Williams Hackman Thristian Melé