01. Tom Piper
Debuting in the NSW Top 5 at #1 is a pretty clear indication that Tom Piper is one of the countries hottest DJ's. A maverick of dance categorisation, Sydney's Tom Piper has a flair for cross-genre mixing. The self proclaimed 'freshmaker' ensures folks in his home town get a weekly dose of the hottest new dance tracks when he hosts Ministry of Sound Radio Australia on Austereo. Whether behind the decks, on the air or in the studio – it's all in a day's work for Tom.
02. Timmy Trumpet
According to his twitter bio, “This year alone Timmy has mixed both Ministry of Sound & Pacha CD's, performed in Miami, NY & the Future Music Fest Tour in Oz. Not a bad start to 2011...” Not bad at all! Add to the list his own iPhone app and it’s pretty obvious that Timmy Trumpet is on the path to big things!
03. Matt Nukewood
Another new addition to the NSW Top 5 List, Matt Nukewood has certainly made his mark over the past 12 months. Along with residencies at Soho & Chinese Laundry, Matt also spends his time working on remixes and original productions under the guise of Night Dimension.
Though they've only been around for two years, Sydney hardstyle gems Toneshifterz have made a massive impact in a short space of time. They were asked to write the anthem for the Magic City 2010 party, as well as perform an exclusive live set at the event, which was followed by the release of their EP in June last year. With European festival dates booked and an album on the way, these princes of the darkside are here to stay.
05. Oakes & Lennox
Creeping up the ranks are local Sydney duo Oakes and Lennox. Regulars on the club scene in their hometown, Oakes & Lennox have continued their residencies at French Kiss and Soho Saturdays, pumping out the big house tunes. The boys' hightlight of 2011 will no doubt be sharing a stage with the likes of Diplo, Magnetic Man and Digitalism on the Sydney leg of the Parklife national tour.