We are approaching that wonderful time of year for underground househeads: the Resident Advisor top 100 poll has begun and is already making substantial waves. Due to the immense increase in fanship over the last year in all dance music related content, polls from respected outlets bear new significance. The DJ Mag poll came equipped with scandals and lashing out, which was to be expected. But RA takes a more “pure” approach, allowing only those registered before a certain date to vote. In addition to this tasteful criteria, you are only allowed to vote for those artists who you have actually seen, as filtered by the diary feature on the site. Thanks to party-throwing aficionados around our parts (NYC) like Verboten, Blk Market and Basic, there is no excuse to not have your favorite act logged on RA. Over the last 2 months alone, Verboten has brought in some of the biggest names including but not limited to Guy Gerber, Nic Fanciulli, Seth Troxler, Maya Jane Coles, and DJ Sneak.
Names like Art Department (pictured above), Dusky, Maceo Plex, and Tale of Us can probably expect a jump this year, while mainstays like Jamie Jones and Ricarco Villalobos can probably expect a drop. Voting ends up Thursday so cast your five favorites HERE.