Drum&BassArena Awards 2012!

Drum&BassArena Awards 2012!

As 2012 draws to a close it’s time to look back over a year of beats and ask the only question that matters…

Who smashed it?

It’s been a whopping year for drum & bass. After two decades of diligent sonic perfection the scene has finally enjoyed its very first number one. We’ve seen more new live set ups. Bigger events. Messier festivals. Incredible albums. From startling, stripped back minimal to pummelling drumstep triplets to nerve-sizzling neuro, the drum & bass umbrella is larger than ever, drawing more and more ears than ever before.

We’ve loved every minute of it. But what have YOU enjoyed?

Now is the time to tell us… And enjoy a few benefits in the process. Ladies and gentlemen make way for the Drum&BassArena Awards 2012!

D&B’s very own Oscars, Grammys and Sports Personality Of The Year Award all rolled into one blazing bass ball, the Drum&BassArena Awards 2012 will reveal which DJs have dazzled the most dancefloors. Which tracks have sizzled the most soundsystems. Which MCs have rocked and shocked it. Which labels have gone beyond all expectations. Which parties will truly go down in rave legend.

All of them as voted by you.

The categories are as follows…

Best DJ
Best Producer
Best MC
Best Newcomer DJ
Best Newcomer Producer
Best Newcomer MC
Best Track
Best Album
Best Label
Best Music Video
Best Club Night
Best Festival / Large Event
Best D&BTV Live set

There’s a lot to go through and a whole year of D&B to look over to work out your answers… And you’ve only got until November 14 to make your opinion known.

So we want to make it worth your while…

Every confirmed genuine voter will receive a free download from Drum&BassArena download store.

You’ll be entered into a prize draw for an ace pair of Senheiser Amperior headphones.

AND you’ll be entitled to free (but highly limited) tickets at our Awards event!

How to vote

Visit awards.breakbeat.co.uk

Log in with your Drum&BassArena account (this is so we can add the free track to your account)

Don’t worry if you don’t have one, you just need to give your email address to register.

Submit your vote.

You’ll receive a verification email, just click the link in that to verify your vote.

Log in to the download store and add any track.

Click redeem free track & checkout. 

The Awards Party

On December 5 we’ll be rolling out the yellow carpet at Brixton Electric for the main event. D&B’s great and good have all confirmed attendance. We’ve recruited some of the most exciting talent to perform. Mista Jam will play the role of consummate host as he guides us through a glittering night of accolades and well deserved big ups. And the D&BTV crew are ready and waiting to stream it live and direct to you at home.

Celebrating our biggest, boldest, bassiest year yet, Drum&BassArena Awards 2012 will be a night to remember for every member of the scene.

But first, get involved and make your opinion known!




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.