Best Of British Awards 2015


Best Of British Awards 2015

DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards is where you’ll find the UK’s future dance music stars and the hottest electronic music talent of the moment.

While the magazine’s famous Top 100 DJs Poll (the world’s biggest music poll) is the yardstick for the biggest international names, DJ Mag created the Best Of British awards to shine a light on the wealth of talent from the UK. Best of British is the annual set of accolades that focus exclusively on UK dance music, and there have been a significant number of emerging artists in the past that have subsequently gone on to become global stars.

This year, the organisers have agonised and debated, and finally come up with the nominations for the 2015 Best Of British awards. The nominations are a mix of firin' old and new names that have been making waves over the past 12 months.

Voting for this year’s BoB awards runs until Monday 7th December. Once all the votes are counted and verified, there will be a whole raft of awards presented at a special star-studded Best Of British awards party on Wednesday 16th December at Heaven in London.

Dance legends Leftfield will be performing an exclusive DJ set at the show, and a number of top-flight DJs are preparing to rock the joint too. VIVa Warriors man Steve Lawler will be playing a special set, and top flight DJs, Yousef, Breach, Alan Fitzpatrick, Eli & Fur, and Tim Green will also be making guest appearances. Nocturnal Sunshine and Special Request, the alter egos of top names Maya Jane Coles and Paul Woolford, are also confirmed, and emerging talent Jasper James, Sam Divine and Weiss will also be playing on the night.

Special guests are drum & bass legends Fabio & Grooverider, who will be returning to Heaven nightclub where they helped forge a proto-drum & bass sound at seminal night Rage back in the early '90s.

A second phase of DJs has been announced including Ashworth, Asquith, Kiwi, Krankbrother, and Mr Beatnick. They will be joined by the winner of the ‘Best British DJ’, and ‘Best Breakthrough DJ’ categories, with more guests to be announced.


Best DJ
Eats Everything
Jamie Jones

Best Label
Planet Mu
Crosstown Rebels
Naked Naked

Breakthrough Label
Lobster Theremin
Dixon Avenue Basement Jams
PC Music
22a Crew

Best Live Act
Chemical Brothers
Paranoid London
The Prodigy

Best Small Club
Dance Tunnel, London
Black Box, Birmingham
Corsica Studios, London
Patterns, Brighton
Sub Club, Glasgow

Best Large Club
Motion, Bristol
Ministry, London
Egg LDN, London
Rainbow, Birmingham

Best Club Event
The Hydra

Dance Festival
Eastern Electrics
Love Saves The Day

Boutique Festival
Lost Village
The Social
Field Manoeuvres
Born & Bred

Best DJ Mag Live Stream
Sam Divine
Alan Fitzpatrick
Carl Cox
Eli & Fur
Dave Clarke

Best Radio Show
Mistajam – BBC Radio 1Xtra
Coco Cole – Capital 1Xtra
Night Slugs – Rinse FM
Slimzee – NTS
Annie Mac – BBC Radio 1

Best Remix
Eats Everything feat Tiga vs Audion 'Dancing Again'
Acid Mondays 'Interstellar Cake (Richy Ahmed Remix)'
Aphrohead 'Let's Prance (Radio Slave & Thomas Gandey Remix)'
Eric Prydz 'Opus (Four Tet Remix)'
Dusky – ‘Skin Deep (Global Communication Remix)’

Best Tune
Bicep 'Just'
Tim Green 'Eclipse'
Paul Woolford 'MDMA’
Steve Lawler ‘House Record’
Kiwi 'Short Tail'

Breakthrough Producer
Fort Romeau
Ivy Lab
Shanti Celeste
Palms Trax
Mr Beatnick

Breakthrough DJ
Jasper James
Sam Divine
Eli & Fur
Tough Love

Best Comp
Slam – ‘Transmissions’
Ed Rush & Optical – ‘FabricLive 82’
Trevor Jackson ‘Science Fiction Dancehall Classics’
Mumdance ‘FabricLive 80’
Bill Brewster ‘Late Night Tales presents After Dark’

Best MC
Lady Leshurr
Rodney P

Best Album
The Revenge 'Love That Will Not Die’
Romare ‘Projections'
LHF ‘For The Throne'
Roisin Murphy 'Evil Eyes'
Benjamin Damage 'Obsidian'

Best Producer
Mr G
Special Request aka Paul Woolford
Julio Bashmore
Floating Points
Maya Jane Coles aka Nocturnal Sunshine