NEWS

One week left to vote in the Drum&BassArena Awards

Round two is well under way…

After the first round of open public voting in October, the Drum&BassArena Awards are now in the thick of round two as the top 10 popular public nominations are all up for trophies. Voting remains open until 1pm, Wednesday November 11.

With three new award categories added to reflect these trying times (Best Live Stream, Best Podcast, Best Artwork), the results, as always, are interesting.

Many artists and brands lined up for a multiple accolades: Muzz is in the running for six awards (Best DJ / Producer / Album / Track / Live Stream / Artwork), Alix Perez is in the running for five awards (Best DJ / Producer / Album / Track / Artwork) and Charlotte Haining is up for four titles (Best Vocalist / Album / Track / Artwork)

Elsewhere other interesting trends include a much-needed rise in female artists in the Best Newcomer category (Something Something, Harriet Jaxxon, Gyrofield) a consistent Russian presence in almost every category, three separate A.M.C sets have been nominated in the Best Streamed Set category and massive online event Stay At Home Festival is up against IRL events like Warehouse Project, Let It Roll and Rampage for the Best Event award.

And that’s before we get to the impossible choices on offer in the newcomer categories. There’s so much exciting young talent it’s a hideous challenge to pick one. But this is the nature of awards.

Voting closes November 11 and the show will be broadcast online in December. Despite the never-ending challenges and restrictions we’re faced with, it promises to be a massive celebration of all forms, flavours, shapes and styles of drum & bass… And definitely not just the winners. Massive shouts to all artists and brands who’ve reached this nomination stage. You can pledge your support right here and see all nominees in each category below.

Best DJ

A.M.C
Alix Perez
Andy C
Bou
Camo & Krooked
DJ Marky
Friction
Muzz
Randall
Voltage

 

Best Producer

Alix Perez
Bou
Break
Calibre
Halogenix
IMANU
Kanine
Metrik
Muzz
Serum

Best MC

Coppa
Degs
Dynamite MC
Inja
MC Fava
MC GQ
MC Mota
SP:MC
Tempza
Visionobi

 

Best Vocalist

A Little Sound
Charli Brix
Charlotte Haining
Degs
Emily Makis
Koven
Liam bailey
Riya
Ruth Royall
Zara Kershaw

 

Best Newcomer

Alcemist
Disrupta
Gray
gyrofield
Harriet Jaxxon
Platinum Breaks
Protostar
Psynchro
Something Something
Waeys

 

Best Event

Boomtown: The Lost Chapter
Stay At Home Festival
HighRise
Hospitality
Lakota Gardens
Let It Roll Renegade Festival
Let It Roll Winter 2020
Neuropunk Festival
Rampage Cologne
Warehouse Project

 

Best Track

Joely & Madrush MC – Backhand
Serum – Chop House
Pendulum – Driver
BCee & Charlotte Haining – In the Moment (ft. Tempza)
Halogenix – Independent
Alix Perez – Lost & Proud w/ Liam Bailey
Camo & Krooked & Mefjus Ft. Sophie Leidinger – No Tomorrow
Monrroe – Out Of Time (ft. Zara Kershaw)
Muzz – Star Glide (feat. Cammie Robinson) Muzz
Bou & Trigga – Veteran VIP

Best Album

Voltage – Balance Over Symmetry
Koven – Butterfly Effect
Metrik – Ex Machina
BCee & Charlotte Haining – Life As We Know It
DRS & Dynamite – Playing In The Dark
Sub Focus & Wilkinson – Portals
Shy FX – Raggamuffin Reloaded
Gydra – Snake Monastery
Muzz – The Promised Land
Alix Perez – Without End

Best Label

1985 Music
Born On Road
Critical Music
Eatbrain
Hospital Records
Monstercat
RAM Records
Shogun Audio
Souped Up
Vision Recordings

 

Best Newcomer Label

DeVice
DIVIDID
Incurzion Audio
Invicta
Korsakov Music
Neuropunk Records
Onyx
Overview Music
Pick N Mix
Sofa Sound

Best Remix 

C418 – Aria Math (Protostar Remix)
Shy FX ft. MC Spyda, D Double E & Frisco Skeptical – Balaclava (Skeptical Remix)
Come And Go (Halogenix Remix) – TOKiMONSTA
Dillinja – Hard Noize (Break Remix)
Lenzman feat. IAMDDB – In My Mind (Break Remix)
Baby D – Let Me Be Your Fantasy (Dope Ammo & DJ Hybrid Remix)
Machinedrum & Holly – Berry Patch (IMANU Remix)
Shy FX ft. Gappy Ranks – Warning (Bou Remix)
Think Tonk – What A Ting (L-Side Remix)
Kings Of The Rollers – You Got Me (S.P.Y Remix)

 

Best Live Stream Set

A.M.C – 6 Deck DJ Set
A.M.C – Digging Deep (Vinyl Special)
A.M.C Presents ENERGY
Andy C – One7Four Stream
Camo & Krooked – Dj Set at the Gloriette Schönbrunn Vienna (2020)
Camo & Krooked – Dj Set at the Vienna Ferris Wheel (2020)
Foghorn Friday – John B
Goat Shed – Upgrade & T>I
Maduk DJ Set Livestream
MUZZ Presents The Promised Land (LIVE)
Pendulum at Spitbank Fort

Best Artwork

Voltage – Balance Over Symmetry
Serum – Chop House
Halogenix – Dragonforce
Metrik – Ex Machina
BCee & Charlotte – Life As We Know It BCee & Charlotte Haining
Fourward – Lose Control
Sub Focus & Wilkinson – Portals
Muzz – The Promised Land
Voltage – Voltage Is Your Real Dad
Alix Perez – Without End

Best Podcast

Critical Podcast
Eatbrain Podcast
Hospital Podcast
John B Podcast
Must Make Podcast
Nelver – Proud Eagle Radio Show
Neuropunk Podcast
Noisia Radio
Overview Podcast
Spearhead Podcast
V Recordings Podcast