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Drum & Bass Awards 2017: The Results

Move over Andy C… All hail DJ Hazard: winner of this year’s Best DJ award according to fans who voted in the Drum & Bass Awards 2017.

The results were announced this Saturday at the Drum & Bass Awards’ 11th ceremony in Donington, Derby. After years of venue changes, it felt like the ideal location for the event’s ravey repuation: A cavernous hangar in the heart of the UK midlands with two big soundsystems and fairground rides – it was tapped into the location’s rich history as raves such as Helter Skelter and Dreamscape were held there 25 years ago.

With thousands in attendance, the emphasis is on the party as a monstrous line-up delivered the full spectrum of the genre. Camo & Krooked, Chase & Status, High Contrast, Sub Focus, Friction, Dimension and Sigma repped the main stage while the darker, jungle and jumpier side of the dance was explored by the likes of Hazard, Hype, Total Recall and Roni Size, Congo Natty and many more on the second stage.

The awards presentation of the trophies themselves only take up an hour of the night. Hosted by event founder MC Magika and Voltage, they consummately tore through the 27 awards where winners included Noisia (Best Album), High Contrast (Best Track), Friction (Best Radio Show) Chase & Status (Best Live Act), Total Recall (Best Breakthrough Producer), Mollie Collins (Best Breakthrough DJ), Let It Roll (Best Overseas Promoter), Ram (Best Label), Hospitality In The Park (Best Festival) and of course Hazard who grabbed Best DJ…

That’s just a selection of the awards. You can check out the full results below. Naturally the reactions online have been controversial. But nothing in comparison to last year when Hazard’s 2014 track Bricks Don’t Roll won Best Track.

As always, the full scope of the scene is represented between the Drum & Bass Awards, the We Love Jungle Awards and the most industry-focused VIP sit-down style Drum&BassArena Awards. Covering the whole year, the whole scene, the whole genre and everyone who participates in it – from the fans to artists and everyone behind the scenes – drum & bass is more than big enough to necessitate mulitple successful award ceremonies.

Biggup all the winners. Moaners and haters – this is your time! Full results below.

Join the Drum & Bass Awards for their massive reunion, May 20 @ Boxxed Birmingham. Featuring the likes of Hazard, Guv, Skeptical, Total Recall, Jumping Jack Frost, King Of The Rollers and loads more. Full details.

(Photo Credit – themancphotographer.co.uk)

BEST JUNGLE DJ

  1. ARIES
  2. SERUM
  3. BLADERUNNER

BEST ALBUM

  1. NOISIA – The Outer Edges
  2. METRIK – LIFE/THRILLS
  3. DELTA HEAVY – Paradise Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE OF 2016

  1. ANDY C: WESTFEST 16
  2. SASASAS: WESTFEST 16
  3. HIGH CONTRAST: HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK 16

BEST ALTERNATE ARTIST

  1. SKEPTICAL
  2. BREAK
  3. FRICTION

BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST

  1. TEDDY KILLERZ
  2. RENE LAVICE
  3. CAMO & KROOKED

BEST OVERSEAS PROMOTER

  1. LET IT ROLL – CZECH REPUBLIC
  2. RAMPAGE – BELGUIM
  3. BASSRUSH – U.S.A.

BEST PROMOTER

  1. BREAKIN SCIENCE
  2. HOSPITALITY
  3. WARNING

BEST ONLINE MUSIC PORTAL

  1. TRACK IT DOWN
  2. JUNO
  3. BEATPORT

BEST CLUB NIGHT

  1. FABRIC
  2. DETONATE
  3. WEIRD SCIENCE

BEST PRODUCER

  1. GUV
  2. METRIK
  3. AUDIO

BEST LABEL

  1. RAM
  2. VIPER
  3. LOW DOWN DEEP

BEST EVENT OF 2016

  1. HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK
  2. WESTFEST 2016
  3. INNOVATION IN THE SUN

BEST FESTIVAL

  1. HOSPITALITY IN THE PARK
  2. BOOMTOWN
  3. NASS FESTIVAL

BEST RADIO STATION/ONLINE

  1. ROUGH TEMPO
  2. KOOL LONDON
  3. PYRO RADIO

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PROMOTER

  1. BASSLAYERZ
  2. UCOJ
  3. WEIRD SCIENCE

BEST BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER

  1. TOTAL RECALL
  2. 1991
  3. TEDDY KILLERZ

BEST JUNGLE MC

  1. SPYDA
  2. NAVIGATOR
  3. FEARLESS

BEST BREAKTHROUGH MC

  1. TODDLAH
  2. KUEDON
  3. IMPACT

BEST CROWD HYPE MC

  1. STORMIN
  2. IC3
  3. 3.RHYMESTAR

BEST LYRICAL

  1. HARRY SHOTTA
  2. EKSMAN
  3. EVIL B

BEST FEMALE ARTIST

  1. LADY V DUBZ
  2. MISS MELODY MC
  3. COLLETTE WARREN

BEST BREAKTHROUGH DJ

  1. MOLLIE COLLINS
  2. TOTAL RECALL
  3. ROWNEY & PROPZ

BEST RADIO SHOW

  1. FRICTION RADIO 1
  2. DJ HYPE KISS 100
  3. UNCLE DUGGS RINSE

BEST TRACK

  1. HIGH CONTRAST – REMIND ME (3 BEAT RECS)
  2. TANTRUM DESIRE- AIRHEAD (TECHNIQUE RECS)
  3. INSIDEINFO – CONFORMITY (VIPER)

LIFE TIME ACHIEVEMENT

STEVIE HYPER D MEMORIAL AWARD

JUMPING JACK FROST

BEST LIVE ACT

  1. CHASE & STATUS
  2. SASASAS
  3. SIGMA LIVE

BEST DJ

  1. HAZARD
  2. ANDY C
  3. GUV