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Drum&BassArena Awards 2013: The Nominees!

Drum&BassArena Awards 2013: The Nominees!

The drum & bass loving public have spoken once again!

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This year’s Drum&BassArena Awards voting campaign has been incredible. We’ve experienced more voters than ever before… Each one of you pledging love for your favourite aspects of the game. In fact we’ve seen so much variety and scope amid your votes we’ve decided to reveal 10 nominees per category rather than the usual five.

We’d just like to express a huge thanks to all of you who took part and voted this year. Over the years the Drum&BassArena Awards have achieved a well-respected position in the industry and are now regarded as one of the most authoritative indicators of success within drum & bass. This wouldn’t be possible without you guys getting involved!

The deserved winners will be announced at the brand’s VIP ceremony on December 5 at Electric Brixton, London. A unique yellow carpet event, it’s a chance for the industry’s most influential individuals and most passionate fans to relax and celebrate another successful year of top level drum & bass.

Everyone who voted was awarded a free ticket for the event, and there remain a handful of free tickets for anyone who wishes to attend. We’d like to congratulate each of the 10 nominees in each of the 13 categories. For full details on each category, please check out the Drum&BassArena Awards website.

The nominees for each award are as follows… What do you think?

Best DJ                                                

Andy C

Calyx & Teebee

Camo & Krooked

DJ A.M.C

DJ Marky

Friction

Hazard

Netsky

Noisia

Wilkinson

Best Producer                                                  

Audio

Black Sun Empire

Break

Calibre

Calyx & Teebee

Camo & Krooked

Mefjus

Netsky

Noisia

Wilkinson

Best MC                                                              

DRS

Dynamite

Eksman

GQ

Harry Shotta

IC3

Linguistics

Maksim

Skibadee

SP:MC

Best Newcomer DJ                                                         

Dimension

Emperor

Etherwood

Frankee

Joe Ford

Kove

Mefjus

Metrik

Mistanoize

Rene LaVice

Best Newcomer Producer                                                           

Annix

Emperor

Etherwood

Frankee

Frederic Robinson

Joe Ford

Kove

Memtrix

Reza

Stealth

Best Newcomer MC                                                      

Ad-Apt

Chimpo

Felon

Kryptomedic

Skittles

Stormin

Strategy

Unknown

Visionobi

Youthstar

Best Label                                                          

Critical Music

Dispatch Recordings

Exit Records

Hospital Records

Metalheadz

Playaz Recordings

Ram Records

Shogun Audio

Spearhead Records

Virus Recordings

Best Album                                                       

Chroma Chords – Alix Perez

Etherwood – Etherwood

Future Perfect – Loadstar

Lazers Not Included – Wilkinson

Nightlife 6 – Andy C

Primitive Technique – The Upbeats

Spill – Calibre

Torus – Sub Focus

What I’ve Always Waited For – Nu:Logic

Zeitgeist – Camo & Krooked

Best Track                                                          

Afterglow – Wilkinson

All Night – Camo & Krooked

Contemporary – Mefjus & Icicle

Detroit – Rockwell

Headroom VIP – Audio

Music Is Better – Break

Mythos – InsideInfo & Mefjus

Searching – Kove

Swag – DC Breaks

Violence – Teddy Killerz

Best Video                                                         

Move Around (feat Ian Shaw) – Camo & Krooked

All Night – Camo & Krooked

Headtop – Enei featuring Chimpo

Goggles – Fred V & Grafix

Major Happy – Fred V & Grafix

Contemporary – Icicle & Mefjus

Searching – Kove

Waiting All Night – Rudimental

Halcyon – Hybrid Minds

Afterglow – Wilkinson

Best Club Night                                                               

Arena dnb

Blackout

Critical

Detonate

Fabric

Hospitality

Playaz

RAM

Shogun Audio

Warning

Best Festival                                                     

Bestival

Boomtown Fair

Glastonbury

GlobalGathering

Innovation In The Sun

Let It Roll

Outlook Festival

Sun And Bass

Urban Art Forms

Westfest

Best Live Act                                                     

Andy C

Camo & Krooked

Chase & Status

Dirtyphonics

I Am Legion

Loadstar

Neosignal

Netsky

Rudimental

Sub Focus

Thanks again for voting… See you on December 5 at Electric Brixton!

so much win

Drum&BassArena Editor: Dave Jenkins has documented beats for over 15 years working with the likes of UKF, Mixmag, DJ Mag, iDJ, Bandcamp, Resident Advisor, Radio 1 Xtra and many more.

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