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Best Of 2012: Silicon Valley Bands, Rappers and DJs

In Clubs, Culture, Music

Best Rapper/Hip-Hop Group
Kung Fu Vampire
Don’t ever count out Kung Fu Vampire. The longtime favorite son of South Bay horrorcore returns to the top of the reader polling, just as he’s preparing for two U.S. tours and one European swing, not to mention his eighth annual masquerade party at the Blank.
Runners-up:
The Bangerz
Dirtbag Dan

Best DJ
Cutso
It’s no wonder that two of the Bangerz topped this category. With their innovative technique, constantly evolving sound and fierce hometown pride, this crew is easily the most important collection of DJs and producers to come out of the South Bay in the last 10 years. With his incredible love for and knowledge of music, his talent and his low-key, smartest-DJ-in-the-room vibe, Cutso sets the tone. He’s a guaranteed good time whether he’s on the turntable solo or with his boys.
Runners-up:
Goldenchyld
Boy Wonder

Matt Crawford is the Director of Digital Media for Metro Newspapers. Follow him @Metro_Matt.

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