Voting is open in the 2012 inthemix awards!

2011 was a significant year for the inthemix awards, with the well-established inthemix50 transformed into a broader event celebrating the biggest and brightest achievements in Australian dance music. Now comes the time to do it all again, with the voting floodgates open for 2012. Head here now to make your opinions heard on your favourite Australian DJ, Major Festival, Boutique Festival, Club Night and International Artist. This year, the other half of the winners will be chosen by a large panel of industry leaders. The industry-voted awards include Breakthrough Artist, Best Track/Remix, Best Live Act and more.

With so much exceptional DJ talent and so many great festivals and clubs in Australia, voting can be a little overwhelming. To jog your memory, we’ve asked some full-time dance music minds from inside ITM HQ and beyond how they’d call the best festivals, club nights and DJs of the past 12 months.

2011’s results saw Queensland club mainstays The Stafford Brothers ascend to the #1 spot in the Top 50 DJs poll, with the top five rounded out by TyDi, The Aston Shuffle, MaRLo and Andy Murphy. In the favourite festivals category, Stereosonic, Defqon.1, Foreshore and Future Music Festival scooped the pool, while the new nod of Favourite Live Act went to the Perth crew turned international juggernaut Pendulum. Then it was over to trance titan Armin van Buuren, who was named the favourite International Artist – and not for the first time! So don’t dawdle – get your vote in.