The Aston Shuffle: Eight local acts to watch in 2012

Guest Editors The Aston Shuffle have their fingers on the pulse when it comes to dance music. Today, they’ve put their heads together and compiled a list of eight homegrown acts they think we’ll all be hearing a lot about in 2012. Want to know who’s earned themselves the Aston Shuffle seal of approval? Read on and take note.

Elizabeth Rose

Despite being only 21, Elizabeth Rose’s self-produced demos with influences from the likes of Bjork, Fever Ray and Bat For Lashes have certainly gained her a lot of attention lately. Having just wowed audiences on the recent Parklife tour, and with an EP in the works, 2012 is going to be a big year for the Sydney artist. We should probably also mention that she has a brother who goes by the name of Hook n Sling – clearly, talent runs in the family.


Flume is one word on a lot of people’s lips at the moment. While still relatively young, he has the ability and musical knowledge of someone who has been in the game for a very long time. His Dilla-inspired blissed out beats have been getting smashed on triple j lately and have got a lot of attention overseas as well. Flume just dropped an EP under the moniker What So Not with fellow producer Emoh Instead, which is more dance-floor oriented – it’s clear that this kid has a very bright future indeed!

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