The public have spoken! Signing out their 20th anniversary year in true style, our friends at Drum&BassArena hosted their eighth annual awards ceremony last night. Attracting more voters from more countries, and more bodies in the building on the night, it was their largest awards event to date in every way.
A unique event in the genre, it’s one of the few occasions in the scene that allows a wide cross-section of the industry and music fans to gather in one place, enjoy a little down time and celebrate the music that’s brought us all together.
Kind of like a massive genre work’s Christmas party but with no tacky hats and crappy cracker gifts, and without awkward conversations with colleagues, but with this year’s Hall Of Fame winner Randall laying down an immense classics set at the end of it…
Joining Randall in last night’s winner marathon was Break in the first ever Critic’s Choice award (voted by music writers, editors and bloggers) and two multiple award scores: Noisia picked up three awards and DRS took two trophies for both Best MC and Best Vocalist.
Elsewhere Mefjus’ Suicide Bassline VIP was voted Best Tune, Hospital won Best Label for the third year running and FABRICLIVE winning Best Club Night brought the house down with the loudest cheer the Brixton Electric has ever known…
Congratulations to all winners, the nominees and Drum&BassArena for hosting another successful awards. Here’s the full winners list…
Best Video – Noisia – Mantra
Best Vocalist – DRS
Best Newcomer – Signal
Best Newcomer Label – MethLab
Best Club Night – FABRICLIVE
Best Festival – Let It Roll
Critics’ Choice – Break
Best Label – Hospital Records
Best Remix – Children of Zeus feat. DRS – Still Standing (Lenzman Remix)
Best Track – Mefjus – Suicide Bassline VIP
Best Album – Noisia – Outer Edges
Hall of Fame – Randall
Best MC – DRS
Best Producer – Noisia
Best DJ – Andy C