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Drum&BassArena Awards 2018: Nominees announced!

Drum&BassArena Awards 2018: Nominees announced!

 

💥 ROUND 2 KLAXON 💥

The bell rings: the nominees have been announced, the longest bout of the event is about to commence… You have from now until Weds November 21 to take part.

A huge thanks to everyone who pledged support in the first round and every act and brand who reached out for their fans to vote. We’ve tallied up the 10 most-voted entries in each category and the full nomination lists are revealed below.

The results are interesting; while certain big names remain prominent there’s a large wealth of fresh names and brands who’ve never been nominated before, some acts who’ve been nominated in multiple categories and a healthy range of sub-genres and styles reflected across each category.

As always the results will no doubt incite a couple of ‘who the hell is that?’ and a substantial amount of ‘why the hell has this not been nominated instead?’ moments, too. But such is life….

The Drum&BassArena Awards are powered strictly by public votes, it happens every year. It happens every time the public are asked for their opinion full stop. Now we’re calling on you to share your opinion again. Consider this a second referendum; but unlike Theresa May, we’re not down with any no deal business here…. We’re going in hard.

Full nominees revealed below. Get involved and vote. Get your friends to vote. Get your mum to vote. Get your dog to vote. We have until 23.59 GMT Wednesday November 21 to do this and the winners will be announced on December 12 at our freshly remixed awards ceremony that will be broadcast live and direct from YouTube’s London HQ (more info here). See you there!

Best video

Approaching Zero – John B Feat. Tiarum & Xenturion Prime

Dancing – Friction & JP Cooper

Intravenous – Calyx & Teebee

New Age – Muzzy Feat. Celldweller

No Lights – Alibi Feat. T.R.A.C. & MC Fats

Paint By Numbers – Hybrid Minds Feat. Charlotte Haining

Poveglia – Degs Feat. De:Tune

Retreat2018 – Chase & Status Feat. Cutty Ranks

She Just Wanna Dance – Inja

The Hurt – Redeyes Feat. DRS

Best Newcomer

AKOV

Becky Saif

Benny L

Bou

Degs

K-Motionz

Kanine

Monty

SPACED OUT

Unglued

Best newcomer label

Boey Audio

DEM Recordings

Diamond Audio

Dividid

Drum Army

Footnotes

High Tea Music

Sofa Sound

Souped Up Records

The North Quarter

Best Vocalist

Charli Brix

Charlotte Haining

Degs

DRS

Inja

Laura Brehm

Riya

Tasha Baxter

Tyler Daley

Veela

Best Club Night

Breakin Science

Bristol In:Motion

Critical Sound

FABRICLIVE

Hospitality

Liquicity

Mainframe

Rampage

RUN

Switch!

Best Festival

Boomtown

Dub Elements & Friends

Hospitality In The Park

Hospitality On The Beach

Let It Roll

Liquicity Festival

Nass

Outlook Festival

Rampage

Sun & Bass

Best Label

Critical Music

Eatbrain

Hospital Records

Liquicity Records

Low Down Deep Recordings

Metalheadz

RAM Records

Shogun Audio

Souped Up Recordings

V Recordings

Best Remix

Asteroids (Noisia Remix) – Noisia & Prolix

Black or White (Signal Remix) – Camo & Krooked Feat. Tasha Baxter

Burst (Calibre Remix) – SpectraSoul Feat. Dan Moss

Gambino (InsideInfo Remix) – DC Breaks

Hold Your Colour (Noisia Remix) – Pendulum

If We Ever (Unglued Remix) – High Contrast

Pick Up The Pieces (Skeptical Remix) – Zed Bias Feat. Boudah

Proud (Enei Remix) – Sam Binga Feat. Rider Shafique & Tiffanie Malvo

Right Here, Right Now (Friction & Killer Hertz Remix) – Fatboy Slim

Tonto (Dub Elements Remix) – Trei & The Upbeats

Best Track

Asylum – Turno

Bunker – Culture Shock

BXL – Alix Perez

Desire – Sub Focus & Dimension

Potshot – LSB

Poveglia – Degs Feat. De:Tune

Retreat2018 – Chase & Status Feat. Cutty Ranks

Round Ere – K-Motionz

The Sirens – Mefjus

Untitled Horn – SpectraSoul

Best Album

Atomic Funk – Danny Byrd

Blank Pages – Inja

Connections – Friction

Enjoy This Trip – Skeptical

In Stillness – Etherwood

Lost In Thought – Pola & Bryson

Manifest – Mefjus

Moments – Macky Gee

Shelflife 5 – Calibre

The Evolution – K-Motionz

Best Producer

Alix Perez

Benny L

Break

Dimension

Hybrid Minds

Mefjus

Noisia

S.P.Y

Serum

Best MC

MC Coppa

Degs

DRS

Eksman

Harry Shotta

Inja

MC Fava

MC Mota

MC Skywalker

SP:MC

Best DJ

A.M.C

Andy C

Friction

Kings Of The Rollers

Marky

Muzzy

Randall

S.P.Y

Turno

Voltage

 

Round 2 voting is open – VOTE HERE

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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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