No stranger to the higher echelons of this poll, John Digweed still remains the undisputed don of futuristic dance music. With his Bedrock imprint near-on 12-years-old and his weekly radio show on Kiss FM in its 10th year, Digweed's name is sincerely etched into dance music's all-time wall of fame. And it is unlikely to stop here.
2010 has witnessed Digweed release compilation after compilation (including August's 'Structures' and 'Bedrock 12', due to land this month) and the further development of his label, adding new producers to the mix and releasing records that stretch the breadth of the house umbrella even wider.
"It has been good to introduce new sounds onto the label and go further down different routes," he says. "The label has proved to be a decent springboard for lesser-known artists that we feel deserve some exposure. It's about forward-thinking music."
New additions to the Bedrock family include Maetrik, Sistema and Vincenzo. "I've been playing a lot of those tracks in my sets and have been impressed with these guys," Diggers explains. "They bring a sound to the label that I'm very much influenced by."
Other highlights include praise for Bedrock from Sven Väth, getting soaked at Global Gathering in Belarus and programming a whole arena at SW4, just reward for year-on-year at the festival.