A side project by birth, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen of Pendulum fame continue to make international waves in the bass community with Knife Party, maturing in 2012 to be fully fledged headliners in their own right. Charting successfully around Europe and back home, the future for Knife Party looks exceedingly bright.
Runner Up: Flume
It's been four years between album releases, but Kim and Julian prove they are a major drawcard and that they can rock a stage, being of the first local acts to ever headline a Parklife line-up.
Runner Up: Art vs Science
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Between playing gigs ranging from the world’s most prestigious nightspots to the largest festivals dance music has to offer, and with high-profile remix duties for acts such as Swedish House Mafia and Deadmau5, 2012 has proved to be Tommy Trash’s year. Proudly taking Australian dance music to new international heights, there doesn’t seem to be any stopping this dance floor warrior, as there are further collaborations alongside the likes of Tiesto, Sebastian Ingrosso and A-Trak to be rolled out before the end of the year.