The drum & bass loving public has spoken!
Last night our friends Drum&BassArena hosted their seventh annual Drum&BassArena Awards at Brixton Electric, London.
Hosted by Charlie T and Jenna G, with sick sonic accompaniments from UK DMC champ JFB, the unstoppable Riya and the legendary General Levy, the event saw hundreds of the scene’s top artists, insiders and fans gather and celebrate all things D and all things B.
With plush production and VIP table seating, the Drum&BassArena Awards are a far cry from the standard rave scenario where those in the scene might get a fleeting half hour to chat backstage. A unique event, it allows friends old and new to sit back, appreciate the rude health of the scene and have a bit of a naughty midweek party in the process… And things got very naughty when Serum & Bladerunner took care of the after-show sounds for the final two hours!
There were some interesting results this year: Noisia stole the show with three awards, including one for Best Live Act… Even though they don’t actually perform live!
Mampi Swift appeared genuinely bowled over with his induction to the Hall Of Fame and Andy C’s speech for his Best DJ Award (which he’s won every year) had everyone chuckling as he reminisced over a young Mampi way back in 91. Hospital also enjoyed a successful night winning both Best Club Night and Best Label. And everyone took a sober moment to remember and celebrate Diane Charlemagne who was also inducted into the Hall Of Fame.
A genuinely exceptional and unique night; we’re pretty sure a lot of the drum & bass community are suffering some sore heads today.
Here’s who the drum & bass loving community voted for in 2015…
Drum&BassArena Awards 2015: The Results
Best DJ: Andy C
Best Producer: Noisia
Best MC: Dynamite MC
Best Vocalist: Riya
Best Newcomer DJ: Maduk
Best Newcomer Producer: Cartoon
Best Newcomer MC: Coppa
Best Club Night: Hospitality
Best Label: Hospital
Best Track: Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit
Best Remix: The Prodigy – Nasty (Spor Remix)
Best Album: Mefjus – Emulation
Best Video: Netsky – Rio
Best Festival: Let It Roll
Best Live Act: Noisia
Hall Of Fame: Diane Charlemagne
Hall Of Fame: Mampi Swift