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. What follows is the full list of 2014 D&BArena Awards 2014 winners – click each winner’s name for more info.
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)