On December 2, 2014 in Indigo, London, drum & bass history was made as scene authority Drum&BassArena hosted their sixth-annual award ceremony in association with Serato. Those who were not in attendance can now tune into the full ceremony, streaming for free on YouTube right HERE.
There was a lot to celebrate this year. The world is officially dancing to a 170 BPM drum. Not only has drum & bass enjoyed three unanimous UK Top 10 hits (including two huge number one singles) but there have been more drum & bass remixes commissioned by major labels, more headline activities by D&B artists at major festivals and more exposure on national radio than ever before.
The Drum&BassArena Awards would like to extend a massive thank-you to fans around the world who voted. They received over 10,000 votes this year, the highest number in D&BArena history.
The winners are listed below, as well as the winners from last year:
Best Video: Dub Phizix & Strategy – Buffalo Charge (2013 winner: Wilkinson – Afterglow)
Best Newcomer DJ: Emperor (2013 winner: Etherwood)
Best Newcomer MC: Skittles (2013 winner: Visionobi)
Best Newcomer Producer: Maduk (2013 winner: Etherwood)
Best Club Night: Hospitality (2013 winner: Hospitality)
Best Festival: Let It Roll (2013 winner: Outlook Festival)
Best Live Act: Camo & Krooked (2013 winner: Netsky)
Best Label: Hospital Records (2013 winner: RAM Records)
Best Track: Sigma – Nobody To Love (2013 winner: Wilkinson – Afterglow)
Best Album: State Of Mind – Eat The Rich (2013 winner: Camo & Krooked – Zeitgeist)
Hall Of Fame 2014: Fabio (2013 inductee: Dillinja)
Best Vocalist: Riya
Best MC: Dynamite MC (2013 winner: DRS)
Best Producer: Noisia (2013 winner: Camo & Krooked)
Best DJ: Andy C (2013 winner: Andy C)
The biggest compilation series of its kind, Drum&BassArena albums have sold over 400,000 to date and are mixed by the biggest DJs in the genre. Representing all styles and all artists, from the biggest names to key emerging artists, the releases been recognised as the most reliable source of drum & bass on the shelves for over 10 years inspiring the next generation of loyal drum & bass fans.
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