The results are in, and Ben Thomson (aka Ben UFO) ranks No. 21 (out of 100) on Resident Advisor's authoritative Top DJs of 2012 list. This should come as no surprise to fans of the London-based DJ. With no production work under his belt, Thomson's reputation is built entirely off the strength of his visionary DJing, which draws a coherent line from the splintered music of the past to the far-flung future. He's developed this skill while working as a prolific A&R man for the respected Hessle Audio imprint, a label he co-founded with fellow UK bass music traveller Ramadanman. Always incendiary behind the decks, Ben UFO's headlining appearance at As You Like It this Friday should be another quality edition of this long-running party series.