Niki & The Dove, Flux Pavillion and Spector are also named as tips for the top

Skrillex, Azealia Banks and Frank Ocean are among the acts named in the BBC‘s yearly list of artists tipped to break through in the following year.

The acts feature in the BBC Sound of 2012 Longlist along with the likes of Niki & The Dove, Spector, Flux Pavillion and Jamie N Commons.

The annual poll is voted for by over 160 music journalists, commentators and tastemakers, and was won last year by Jessie J. It has been won in previous years by Ellie Goulding, Little Boots and Adele.

The winning act and a top five will be announced early in January. See BBC.co.uk/music/soundof/2012 for more details.

BBC Sound Of 2012 – a few thoughts

The BBC Sound of 2012 Longlist is as follows:

A$ap Rocky
Azealia Banks
Dot Rotten
Dry The River
Flux Pavillion
Frank Ocean
Friends
Jamie N Commons
Lianne La Havas
Michael Kiwanuka
Niki & The Dove
Ren Havrieu
Skrillex
Spector
Stooshe