2012 About.com Readers’ Choice Awards - Dance Music / Electronica
With all the votes tallied (and fake/hacked votes eliminated, here are the final winners for the 2012 DanceMusic.About.Com Readers’ Choice Awards.
Winners. Best Dance Music / Electronica Video: Kerli - “Army of Love”
To prep people for Kerli’s sophomore artist album is the teaser single, “Army of Love”. Expect the look and sound of this single to set the tone for her new album, which appears to be ditching her twisted lolita/alterna-chick approach that she used on her first album. “Army of Love” draws from a lot of obvious inspirations. Specifically, I hear Bjork, Avril Lavigne, Ke$ha, and Lady Gaga, although someone I asked for an opinion of the track also thought it might have been Robyn. Whether blatantly selling out or making a true artistic shift in musical direction, “Army of Love” is catchy and may just make Kerli more accessible across the board. I’m curious to see how much of her original sound she keeps on her new album.
This week, Kerli was nominated for the EVMA (Ev. Music Awards) for Best New Artist. To vote, click here, then select her name. To vote again, just click on “Return to poll” at the bottom of the poll. At present, Kerli is in second place, but it’s nothing that we do not pass easily.
Kerli was also nominated to the Best European Alternative Video with her Army Of Love. Vote here
Roniit is an independent Dark Electro Pop artist hailing from the mountains of Colorado. Harnessing her silvery voice and a keen ear for melody, Roniit writes catchy, dancy, upbeat yet somber electronic music from her small home studio. Influenced highly by the ethereal landscapes of her childhood, and some of the patterns of humanity, many emotions come through in the rich textures of… her songs, each a uniquely-crafted journey.