Drum&BassArena Awards 2015: The Results
Posted by Adam on 2nd December 2015
Last night saw the return of the Drum&BassArena Awards for the 7th time as the scenes biggest names donned their best snapbacks and Stussy t-shirts to celebrate another big year for DnB.
Proceedings were kicked off by 3 x UK DMC champ jfb with a furious scratch routine over some seriously speedy mixing; blending together what felt like hundreds of tunes from DnB’s rich 20 odd year history.
Hosting duties fell to Charlie Tee who returns for the 4th time to centre stage which was shared this time around with the one and only Jenna G.
So let’s get down to the awards themselves and there are some real surprises in here…
Netsky ft. Digital Farm Animals – Rio
Can’t say this would have been my pick. Personally I’d have gone for Delta Heavy’s Ghost – how can you not love the revenge of Clippy!
Best Newcomer DJ
Maduk won best newcomer producer last year so fair play to him on this one.
Best Newcomer MC
Best Newcomer Producer
Possibly the biggest surprise of the night here. Estonian 3 piece band Cartoon took best newcomer prodcer despite a lot of people, in the UK especially, not actually knowing who they are. This is the reality, I suppose, of a scene that is bigger than it ever has been; DnB may have started in the UK but it’s no longer just ours – we share it with the entire world and my guess is that these guys won because of big voting numbers from mainland Europe.
Best Club Night
Let It Roll
Best Live Act
Another big surprise here especially as, in their words, “we’ve never done a live show”…
The Prodigy – Nasty (Spor Remix)
Big remix for sure but Mefjus’ remix of Sunday Crunk would have been my pick
Noisia & The Upbeats – Dead Limit
Another win for Noisia and undoubtedly a big tune but….what about The View?!
Mefjus – Emulation
This is a huge album which, rather interestingly, came out in 2014…
Drum & Bass Arena Hall Of Fame
Diane Charlemagne R.I.P
This year there were 2 inductees to the hall of fame. First off is the sadly departed and infinitely talented Diane Charlemagne and, one of my favourite DJs & Producers, Mampi Swift
Another win for these 3 and well deserved – it’s no secret that there productions are second to none.
Do I even need to say who won this?
Yep….Andy C again. Well done mate!