DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2021: Voting is now open

DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2021: Voting is now open

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The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards 2021.

This year marks the 15th edition of the awards, our annual celebration of UK talent. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global Top 100 DJs poll, our Best Of British awards are a chance to shine a spotlight on the homegrown talent that continues to place the UK scene at the forefront of electronic music.

After pausing our usual annual physical awards show due to the impact of the pandemic last year — and running a digital version of our Best of British awards — we return to London’s Steel Yard on Thursday 16th December for a very special awards event. There will be more news on the line-up for that next week, but you can buy early bird tickets now here.

We have also revised the awards to welcome the return of our club and festival categories, after a year’s hiatus as they were closed in 2020. We look forward to celebrating Britain’s best clubbing and festival spaces again as part of the awards.

Voting for the DJ Mag Best of British awards 2021 is open now until 29th November. You can check the full list of categories and nominees below and cast your vote here.

Best DJ

Batu
Bradley Zero
Equinox
Mala
Or:la

Breakthrough DJ

PACH
Sheba Q
Tailor Jae
TSHA
Yung Singh

Best Live Act

dBridge presents Black Electric
Loraine James
Nubya Garcia
Overmono
Space Afrika

Best Producer

aya
Ghosty
Overmono
PAWSA
Scratcha DVA

Breakthrough Producer

96 Back
A.G
ELKKA
Kessler
Samurai Breaks

Best MC/Vocalist

Giggs
Little Simz
Pa Salieu
Shaybo
Tion Wayne

Breakthrough MC/Vocalist

ATO
DoRoad
ENNY
KAM-BU
Nova

Best Label

AKO Beatz
Hyperdub
Rekids
Rhythm Section International
Scuffed Recordings

Breakthrough Label

1Ø Pills Mate
Cheeky Music Group
DNO Records
Future Retro
Pressure Dome

Best Album

Dusky ‘JOY’ [17 Steps]
Joy Orbison ‘still slipping vol. 1’ [XL Recordings]
Loraine James ‘Reflection’ [Hyperdub]
Space Afrika ‘Honest Labour’ [Dais Records]
The Bug ‘Fire’ [Ninja Tune]

Best Compilation

Special Request ‘DJ-Kicks’ [!K7]
V/A ‘1 Year Of Invicta’ [Invicta Audio]
V/A ‘BEAUTIFUL PRESENTS: BEAUTIFUL VOL. 1] [BEAUTIFUL]
V/A ‘DT002’ [Daytimers]
V/A ‘Molten Mirrors – A Decade Of Livity Sound’ [Livity Sound]

Best Track

Another Chemical Love Story ‘Do You Feel Like I Do?’ [Self-released]
Anz ‘You Could Be feat. George Riley’ [Ninja Tune]
Ewan McVicar ‘Tell Me Something Good’ [Trick]
Jubei & dBridge ‘Show Me’ [Carbon Music]
Overmono ‘So U Kno’ [Poly Kicks]

Best Remix/Edit

Krust ‘Only God Can Tell (LCY Remix)’ [Crosstown Rebels]
Lady Blackbird ‘Collage (Calibre Remix)’ [Foundation Music]
Rebound X ‘Rhythm N Gash (Pj Bridger Refix)’ [Self-released]
SOPHIE ‘BIPP (Autechre Mx)’ [Numbers]
Two Face ‘Again (Remix) feat. RV, ShaSimone & Gully’ [Self-released]

Best Rap Album/Mixtape

Abra Cadabra ‘Product Of My Environment’ [Self-released]
Blanco ‘City Of God’ [Polydor]
Bugzy Malone ‘The Resurrection’ [B Somebody]
Digga D ‘Made In The Pyrex’ [CGM Records]
Ghetts ‘Conflict Of Interest’ [Warner]

Best Rap Track

Bree Runway ‘ATM (feat. Missy Elliott)’ [EMI]
ENNY ‘Peng Black Girls (feat. Amia Brave)’ [FAMM]
Knucks ‘Los Pollos Hermanos’ [NODAYSOFF CC LIMITED]
Kwengface x PS Hitsquad ‘Petrol Station’ [Self-released]
Meekz ‘Respect The Come Up’ [Neighbourhood Recordings]

Best Radio Show

Anu, NTS
Jaguar, BBC Radio 1 Dance
Jamz Supernova, BBC Radio 6 Music
NAINA, Reprezent
Western Lore, SWU.FM

Best Large Club

fabric, London
Invisible Wind Factory, Liverpool
Mint Warehouse, Leeds
Motion, Bristol
Printworks, London

Best Small Club

FOLD, London
Hope Works, Sheffield
Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh
Wire, Leeds
World Headquarters, Newcastle

Best Club Event

Animal Crossing
Crossbreed
Origins
Gonzo’s Two Room
Shoot Your Shot

Best Festival

AVA Festival
Homobloc
Junction 2 Inner-City
Waterworks
We Out Here

Best Boutique Festival

Body Movements
Dialled In
GALA
Groove Island
Lost Village

Underground Hero
Recognising the champions of grassroots UK music communities

Ben Sims
Dave Beer
Elijah
Holly Lester
Lukas Wigflex

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