DJ Mag is a publication known to clubbers all over the world and while its reach spreads just about the whole of the earth it likes to remember where its founded. This year the magazine celebrates the talent there is to offer here in Britian with the Best of British awards...
Although it now operates in 16 countries worldwide, DJ Mag is a British-founded music magazine. Every year, as a counterweight to the international Top 100 DJs Poll (the world’s biggest publicly voted music poll with over 1 million votes in 2016), DJ Mag’s UK edition celebrates the homegrown talent on its doorstep with the Best Of British awards (educated by Point Blank).
The winners for this year’s Best Of British awards were announced last night at a ceremony at EGG London, highlights included Fabric collecting two awards for Best Large Club, and Innovation & Excellence (with Craig Richards also winning Best Resident). Fabric’s awards were presented by London’s first Night Czar, Amy Lamé. Carl Cox was awarded Outstanding Contribution, Annie Nightingale was voted Soldier Of The Scene, DJ EZ picked up Best DJ, The Warehouse Project was awarded Best Club Series, Dusky were chosen as Best Live Act, Lady Leshurr was voted 2016’s Best MC, while Best Live Stream went to Groove Armada. For the full list of 2016 winners please page 2.
The Best Of British awards shines a light on British talent that has made considerable waves over the past 12 months. Each year, DJ Mag’s editorial team choose the 5 nominees for each category before giving the UK’s clubbers and electronic music fans a chance to make their voices heard with a public vote.
The annual Best Of British awards ceremony featured performances from DJ EZ, Alan Fitzpatrick, Stanton Warriors, Joey Negro, PBR Streetgang, Solardo, Lauren Lo Sung, Denis Sulta, Lee Walker, Randall, Conduct Fixate w/ Killa P, SCAR, Sir Spyro w/Killa P, and the DJ Mag Allstars.
DJ Magazine (DJ Mag) this week announced its biggest licence deal to date with Chinese company, East21 Music Group, securing its position as the global voice of dance music. The five year deal, which commences 1 January 2017, will give East21 the full rights to the brand ‘DJ Magazine’, and the annual Top 100 DJs and Top 100 Clubs polls, for the whole of China (including Hong Kong and Macau). This licence deal includes producing printed issues and content online, as well as a minimum of 5 events a year.
DJ MAG BEST OF BRITISH AWARDS 2016
Best DJ - DJ EZ
Best Breakthrough DJ - Solardo
Best Resident DJ - Craig Richards - Fabric
Best Live Act - Dusky
Best Producer - Bicep
Best Breakthrough Producer - Denis Sulta
Best Label - Knee Deep In Sound
Best Breakthrough Label - 20/20 LDN
Best Large Club - Fabric, London
Best Small Club - Hidden, Manchester
Best Club Event - FUSE
Best Club Series - The Warehouse Project
Best Dance Festival - The Social Festival
Best Boutique Dance Festival - Gottwood Festival
Best Album - Leon Vynehall 'Rojus' [Running Back]
Best Compilation - Joey Negro 'Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. 2' [Z Records]
Best Track - Alan Fitzpatrick 'We Do What We Want' [We Are The Brave]
Best Remix - Lee Walker • Lee Walker 'Freak Like Me (DJ Deeon vs Lee Walker Remix)' [Defected]
Outstanding Contribution - Carl Cox
Best Radio Show - Horse Meat Disco on Rinse FM
Best MC - Lady Leshurr
Best DJ Mag Live Stream - Groove Armada
Soldier of the Scene - Annie Nightingale
Innovation & Excellence - Fabric