On Sunday 24th June (6-8pm GMT), BBC 6 Music and The Hype Machine are joining forces to unveil the top 25 artists of the year so far in the 2012 Music Blog Zeitgeist.

We have joined the debate to include our our favourite artists of 2012 (so far) in this blog.. You can have your say at #Blog6Music and we’ll also be using our Facebook and Twitter pages and to update this post with your feedback..

1. SBTRKT needs no introduction. After producing for M.I.A., Basement Jaxx and Modeselektor his debut album album proved to be a stroke of genius, bringing together a group of unknown vocalists – Sampha, Jessie Ware, Roses Gabor  to critical acclaim.

Recent SBTRKT collaborators like Jessie Ware (nice UK soul/pop) and the genius that is Frank Ocean (album drops in July) have some great new solo projects well worth checking out..

2. THEESatisfaction are a couple of female rappers from Seattle specialise in wonky synths and tough rapping

Having released loads of independent EPs and mixtapes, their recently released debut album, awE naturalE, is a great mix of hip-hop, jazz and funk flavours that rocks our boat.

3. The Burbs hail from South London and their first album is released this Summer and from the tracks we’ve heard it’s gonna be special.

Expect an eclectic mix of heavy beats, soulful hip-hop and a dash of D&B. Their new single Suki/Face is available here


So it’s a tough call choosing a just 3 suggestions for the top 25, so shouts also for:

Disclosure for making some really good house music and Shabazz Palaces for their fantastic EP and one of our favourite live performances..

Who have we missed? Get involved at #Blog6Music and also let us know on our Facebook or Twitter pages and we’ll update this blog with your suggestions..

Plenty more details on the 6music show here