DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2017 announced

The nominations have been announced and voting is now open for DJ Magazine’s annual Best of British Awards 2017, educated by Point Blank.
The poll is a celebration of the UK’s underground electronic music scene and is now in its ninth year. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Best of British shines the spotlight on UK talent, be they DJs, producers, live acts, ensembles, MCs or labels, clubs, venues, festivals, albums, compilations, tracks, remixes, or live streams.
This year’s nominees include Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, Bicep, Andy C, Pete Tong, Goldie, Ben UFO, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey, Camelphat & Elderbrook, Mollie Collins, Denis Sulta, Dusky, Zed Bias and many more.
Last year’s winners included Fabric collecting two awards for Best Large Club, and Innovation & Excellence (with Craig Richards also winning Best Resident). 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.
The Best of British awards features 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 via a public vote.
The full list of Best of British nominations – as chosen by DJ Mag’s UK editorial team – are listed below. Music fans can vote for their favourites individually, or have their say in every category. Voting closes on 1st December 2017. Voting page:
The results will be announced at the Best of British Awards Party, powered by Relentless Energy Drink, at Egg London on Thursday 14th December. All voters before 22nd November can sign up for free tickets. After this date, tickets will go on general sale.
Full nominations list
Best DJ
– Ben UFO
– Dax J
– Denis Sulta
– Enzo Siragusa
– Hannah Wants
Best DJ Duo
– Bicep
– Dense & Pika
– Dusky
– Sasha & John Digweed
– Solardo
Breakthrough DJ
– Archie Hamilton
– Jay Clarke
– Mollie Collins
– Or:la
– Saoirse
Best Resident DJ
– Coco Cole, My House
– DJ Harvey, Pikes Ibiza
– Lo Shea, Hope Works
– Seb Zito, FUSE
– Terry Francis, Fabric
Best Live Act
– Clark
– Mr. G
– Overmono
– Paula Temple
– Ross From Friends
Best Instrumental Ensemble
– Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble
– Haçienda Classical
– Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
– Sasha – Refracted: Live
– The Symphonic Sounds Of Back To Basics
Best Producer
– Fort Romeau
– Four Tet
– Maya Jane Coles
– Radioactive Man
– Special Request
Breakthrough Producer
– Dead Man’s Chest
– DJ Boring
– East End Dubs
– Kelly Lee Owens
– Latmun
Best Label
– Cin Cin
– Classic Music Company
– Livity Sound
– Metalheadz
– Ninja Tune
Breakthrough Label
– 6dimensions
– Astrophonica
– Hot Haus Recs
– Technicolour
– Warehouse Music
Best Large club
– Egg, London
– Fabric, London
– Ministry of Sound, London
– Motion, Bristol
– The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham
Best Small Club
– Corsica Studios, London
– Hope Works, Sheffield
– Sub Club, Glasgow
– The Arch, Brighton
– The Blackbox, Birmingham
Best Club Event
– Artwork Presents Art’s House
– Meat Free
– Rupture
– Spearhead Presents
– Superstition
Best Club Series
– Andy C XOYO
– In:Motion
– Printworks Issue
– The Hydra: In Stereo
– The Warehouse Project
Best Dance Festival
– Field Day
– Hospitality In The Park
– Junction 2
– South West Four
– The Social
Best Boutique Dance Festival
– Farr
– Field Maneuvers
– Gottwood
– Houghton
– Lost Village
Best Album
– Call Super ‘Arpo’ [Houndstooth]
– Ikonika ‘Distractions’ [Hyperdub]
– Maya Jane Coles ‘Take Flight’ [I/AM/ME]
– Special Request ‘Belief System’ [Houndstooth]
– Zed Bias ‘Different Response’ [Exit Records]
Best Compilation
– ‘Defected Presents DJ Haus In The House’ [Defected]
– Erol Alkan ‘Reworks Volume 1’ [Phantasy Sound]
– ‘Fabriclive 91: Special Request’ [Fabric Records]
– ‘Fabriclive 94: Midland’ [Fabric Records]
– ‘Moxie Presents Volume Three’ [On Loop]
Best Track
– Bicep ‘Glue’ [Ninja Tune]
– Camelphat & Elderbrook ‘Cola’ [DFTD]
– Floating Points ‘Ratio’ [Pluto Records]
– Four Tet ‘Planet’ [Text Records]
– Tom Demac ‘Sink Or Swim’ [Hypercolour]
Best Remix
– KH ‘Question’ [Text Records]
– Mathew Jonson ‘Decompression (dB’s Raw Edit)’ [Freedom Engine]
– Mumdance & Logos ‘Move Your Body (Perc & Truss Remix)’ [Tectonic Recordings]
– Sam Binga feat. Warrior Queen ‘Wasted Days (Sully Remix)’ [SBSLS]
– Trance Wax – ‘Trance 5’ [Trance Wax]
Best MC
– AJ Tracey
– Blackeye MC
– Jam Baxter
– Little Simz
– Sense MC
Soldier of the Scene
– Billy ‘Daniel’ Bunter
– Bryan Gee
– Danny Rampling
– Luke Solomon
– Storm
Best DJ Mag Bunker Set
– Benton (BBS)
– Fracture & Neptune (First Birthday)
– Hatcha (Hatcha & Friends)
– Philth (Dispatch Recordings)
– Stretch & Double O (AKO Beatz)
Best DJ Mag HQ Set
– Alan Fitzpatrick
– Artwork
– Carl Cox
– DJ Yoda
– Mark System
With a worldwide audience of over 5 million, DJ Mag is an internationally recognised British media brand dedicated to dance music, DJs and the technology and culture that make up the now global scene. Based in London, DJ Mag’s operations span print, digital media, video, awards, annual polls, tours, events, and live music streaming.
The magazine was founded in 1988 as “Jocks” and currently produces a monthly print edition in the UK, USA and Canada, with seasonal editions in Ibiza and Croatia. has in excess of 800,000 unique monthly users, 5 million monthly page views, 360,000 Twitter followers, and over 2.1 million Facebook fans. The magazine, brand and content are licensed around the world to France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, India, U.A.E, Malaysia and Indonesia. DJ Mag celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.
DJ Mag also produces four publicly voted annual polls, Top 100 DJs, Top 100 Clubs, Best of British, and DJ Mag Tech Awards, which receive nearly 2 million votes between them. The Top 100 DJs poll culminates in a yearly awards show that has been held at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) in the Heineken Music Hall, the Passenger Terminal, The Convention Factory, the Rai and the Ajax Stadium. The event is also livestreamed to millions around the globe.


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