The underground has weighed in on 2012. Resident Advisor‘s annual poll came out today and, per usual, its overlaps with DJ Mag Top 100 are few and far between.
This year saw American techno transplant Seth Troxler ascend to the poll’s coveted pinnacle, while Richie Hawtin‘s unprecedented CNTRL: Beyond EDM tour and eye-opening ENTER Ibiza debut buoyed the M-nus boss into the number-two slot. Eclectic Berlin producer Dixon, Crosstown Rebels darling Maceo Plex, and Klockworks owner Ben Klock round up the rest of the top-five, respectively, while Hot Creations boss and last year’s number-one Jamie Jones clocks in at the sixth spot. Hawtin’s CNTRL comrade Loco Dice, Chilean-German sensation Ricardo Villalobos, Tale of Us, and London deep house hot-shot Maya Jane Coles fill out the rest of the top ten.
For the full list of rankings and rationales, check out the poll results here.
It’s been 13 long years since German techno visionary Sven Väth first brought his Cocoon party to Ibiza, a remarkable span of time that has seen the White Isle blossom into a global epicenter for dance music. Weathering ebbs and flows in genre popularity, Väth’s party built its reputation as an uncompromising haven for underground techno. This summer’s “Into the Magic” incarnation was no different, boasting a staggering lineup of scene stalwarts like Richie Hawtin and Chris Liebing, as well as young guns like Seth Troxler and Maya Jane Coles.
In the wake of his closing party, Väth has released a fan-centric after movie to recap the season. Featuring such vaunted acts as Loco Dice and Ricardo Villalobos, the video is a fitting capstone to an Ibiza season in which underground parties (see Enter and Cadenza) flourished. Now that Amnesia is closed for autumn, Väth is taking his Cocoon Heroes show on the road. With 17 dates announced in 13 countries — including shows in New York and Miami — those who couldn’t make it to Ibiza this summer can still experience the magic. Click past the jump for the full list of tour dates.