As another year passes HarderFaster members have been looking back at 2012 and voting for who, what, when and where made the year memorable, whether that be for right or wrong reasons.
This year saw a higher turnout than 2011, but your votes still demonstrated the usual wit and wisdom, with Josie showing well for festival, and Zoology seeing mentions in many categories, including New Party.
Despite the increased numbers, you still have pretty diverse and eclectic tastes so we’ll continue to award top honours to those who were clearly in the lead and mark honourable mentions to those near the top.
HarderFaster Club Night of the Year 2012 Which was the best overall promotion of the year?
Winner: Lost Dawn
Lost Dawn is your favourite party, and this win begins a whole clutch of awards.
Honourable mentions to Myopia and Babies.
HarderFaster After Party of the Year 2012 If the night is just not enough then this is where you'll be.
Twist retains the After Party top spot, a fitting tribute in their closing year and a testament to the many memorable parties stretching back over 10 years, with Jaded and Pathfinder receiving honourable mentions.
HarderFaster Day Party of the Year 2012 Don't fancy a late night? This is the daytime party where it's all happening.
Winner: Lost Dawn
Lost Dawn are clear winners again, their multi-faceted events obviously appeal to your diverse musical and artistic tastes.
HF Xmas party receives an honourable mention, along with Babies and Trance Sanctuary.
HarderFaster New Party of the Year 2012
Dance:Love:Hub is the one to watch in 2013 as their glamorous parties give them poll success, with Astral Circus taking an honourable second place.
HarderFaster Festival of the Year 2012 What was your favourite festival of 2012?
London festival SW4 is still in top spot with HarderFaster voters, a fitting tribute in the run up to their 10th year.
Glade receives an honourable mention, as does Waveform.
HarderFaster Venue of the Year 2012 What was your favourite clubbing venue in 2012?
Joint winners Club 414 and Star of Kings.
Club 414 lifts the cup again, this year sharing the crown with Lost Dawn’s home, Star of Kings. Honourable mentions to Brixton Academy, Hidden and The Coronet.
HarderFaster New Venue of the Year 2012 What was your favourite new venue in 2012?
Winner: Star of Kings
Star of Kings takes 2012 by storm winning new venue by a mile and sharing best venue.
Choons 'n Labels
Since votes were divided these categories it would be unfair of us to award a single winner so we’ll continue our policy of awarding prizes where there’s a clear winner, and mentions to the cream of the crop.
HarderFaster Tune of the Year 2012 A selection of your favourite tunes produced this year:
Nutty T - Nacho Mirror City - Morning Light And the list of tunes of 2012 wouldn’t be complete without YouTube hit Gangnam Style
Now you’ll have to get that out of your head!
HarderFaster Remix of the Year 2012 Your pick of the tunes revamped and refreshed this year?
Genox - Dark Water (Nutty T remix) Mirror City vs Coldplay - Charlie Brown
HarderFaster Album of the Year 2012 Which album was the best of the year?
Deadmau5 - Album title goes here
HarderFaster Producer of the Year 2012 This year's top producers
Mirror City take top place, plus honourable mentions for Nutty T and Champa who polled highly in 2011.
HarderFaster New Producer of the Year 2012 Who has consistently shown they've got what it takes in the new producer stakes.
Mirror City scoop another prize, unsurprising as this is none other than long time HarderFaster favourites MDA and Spherical.
HarderFaster Remixer of the Year 2012 Who's made the best remixes this year?
Nutty T and Mirror City share top spot, with many more mentions that we have room to list.
DeeJays and Performers
HarderFaster DJ of the Year 2012 Who was your favourite DJ in 2012?
Adam Symbiosis provided your soundtrack in 2012.
Honourable mention to Latex Zebra
HarderFaster Live Act of the Year 2012 Which or who was your favourite live act in 2012?
Winner: Infected Mushroom
Infected Mushroom take top spot with their energetic stage show winning your praise and Kites receive a well-deserved honourable mention.
HarderFaster Resident DJ of the Year 2012 Which resident DJ at which club made it their own in 2012?
Winner: Adam Symbiosis @ Lost Dawn
Adam Symbiosis takes another gold, with honourable mentions to Lost Dawn partner Craig Gunn, FOID and Andy Forse.
HarderFaster International DJ of the Year 2012 Outside the scope of regular clubbing, which world class DJ ranks as number one?
Winner: John 00 Fleming
HarderFaster Up and coming DJ of the Year 2012 Who showed promise for big things to come?
Winner: Jack Sumpter
Electronic Sessions and Dance:Love:Hub resident Jack Sumpter made his mark, one to watch in the future.
HarderFaster Set of the Year 2012 Which DJ played your favourite set this year and what event was it at?
Joint Winners Tim Samsara and Phil Reynolds @ HF Xmas Party and the Lost Dawn residents
Tim and Phil take top prize with their storming set at the HarderFaster Xmas Party, but if we’re going on event alone, sets from the Lost Dawn residents polled highly with votes for Adam Symbiosis, Miss C and Craig Gunn so we’re awarding them a joint prize.
HarderFaster Photographer of the Year 2012 Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Photo section?
teknoman takes top place again, becoming one of HF’s most popular photographers.
HarderFaster Feature Writer of the Year 2012 Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Feature section?
Tara continues to inform and entertain with her vast knowledge of dance music and easy writing style.
HarderFaster Review Writer of the Year 2012 Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Tune Review section?
Winner: Pete Morton
Pete Morton remains your reviewer of choice in 2012
HarderFaster Thread of the Year 2012 Which was your favourite thread of 2012?
Winner: London 2012 - Official Clunge Thread of the XXX Olympiad. by Stakker
Honourable mention to Which SpiderMan Do You Like Most?? *NWS*
HarderFaster Member Awards
HarderFaster Member of the Year 2012 Who was your favourite overall HarderFaster member in 2012?
Slink is crowned Member of the Year 2012.
HarderFaster Intellectual of the Year 2012 Which HarderFaster member gave you food for thought in 2012?
Stakker continues to enlighten HarderFaster as our resident intellectual. He gives pretty good hugs as well.
HarderFaster Redeemed Member of the Year 2012 Who in your eyes redeemed themselves during the year?
A clear winner in this category, Hanky applied an even hand in some sticky situations, told it how it was and it seemed we loved him for it, even if he does have a massive forehead.
HarderFaster Party Animal of the Year 2012 Who was HarderFaster's party animal in 2012?
Skaramanga retains his party crown and doesn't look like stopping any time soon. Just watch out for him on Mondays and Tuesdays, he can get a bit, erm . . . delicate.
Honourable mentions to Webbo but he’s slipping down the poll and to bear grrrr who's on the way up.
HarderFaster Smoothest Operator of the Year 2012 Who was HarderFaster's smoothest operator during 2012?
Kerb tops the poll, as HarderFaster’s Mr Smooooth. Watch out Australia, he's coming to get you too.
HarderFaster The Dark Side of the Year 2012 Which HarderFaster member did you love to hate in 2012?
Winner: Latex Zebra takes the lead in this category, and 3radical gets a mention too. They may bake your noodle but they're part of life's rich tapestry.
HarderFaster Flounce of the Year 2012 Who performed the best 3-point flounce in the year?
Winner: Latex Zebra
Latex Zebra retains his crown, and whilst we couldn’t recall a flounce in 2012, his outstanding efforts in 2011 is clearly the stuff of HF legend and more than enough to merit your vote for another year.
HarderFaster Meltdown of the Year 2012 Who threw their toys AND pram out of the nursery window?
Joint Winners: Latex Zebra and 3radical
The brothers of the Dark Side didn't always keep their cool.
That’s it for 2012; keep your eyes and ears open for what’s best and worst in 2013, and we’ll look forward to seeing your votes next year.
Congratulations to all our worthy winners, and runners up; commiserations to those who didn’t quite make the mark; thanks to all who took time to vote.
Phil Reynolds and Tim Samsara photo courtesy of Jd Love (www.mydigitallove.co.uk), others taken from the HarderFaster archive. Not to be reproduced without permission.
From: Hankyon 14th Feb 2013 09:09.09 Most redeemed? Didn't see that coming. Congratulations to Dan for drawing with the dribbly old pervert too
From: Cerberuson 14th Feb 2013 10:01.41 thankyou thankyou lots of love for the Lost Dawn :>
From: Stakkeron 14th Feb 2013 10:20.16 Thanks for a couple of awards and for the Kites mention! Wicked!
From: Latex Zebraon 14th Feb 2013 10:24.53 FUCK THE LOT OF YOU YOU FUCKING CUNTS.
Actually, that is brilliant. Knew I'd get flounce, had a feeling I might be in for Dark Side but was not expecting a triple whammy with meltdown.
I wont bother asking what meltdown prompted the votes.
From: Staggoon 14th Feb 2013 11:39.31 Well done to the winners, thoroughly deserved!
Not even a mention, again.
From: Mark.on 14th Feb 2013 12:27.41 Oh wow - awesome! On behalf of Mirror City I'd like to thank everyone for their support - this has come as a great surprise
From: Slink.on 14th Feb 2013 12:30.05 Cheers folks, what can I say, 4th year running. Maybe I should go for meltdown/flounce & darkside....
Well done guys.
From: Pete Mon 14th Feb 2013 12:46.55 Thank you! Best Reviewer again! Immense. Congrats to all the other winners.
From: Adam Symbiosison 18th Feb 2013 12:13.19 Big thanks to all those who voted for Lost Dawn as best party, we've got some very special events coming up real soon to excite you with so keep your eyes peeled. As for the best DJ votes, wow, am very chuffed! Here's to 2013!
From: skaramangaon 18th Feb 2013 17:09.37 Jebus, not again
From: Neutrinoon 19th Feb 2013 22:02.17 On behalf of Babies Events I would like to thank everybody massively for their votes - We did not even know we had been entered however we will be sure to give lost Dawn a run for the their money next year YEAH BABY !!!
From: WEBBOon 26th Feb 2013 19:07.54 Well done to the winners see i still get a mention
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