DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards 2015

DJ Mag’s Best Of British Awards 2015

DJ Mag's 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-studdedBest 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.

Tickets are now on sale, priced at £10, two for £16 at


Best DJ:

  • Ben UFO
  • Eats Everything
  • Bicep
  • Scuba
  • Jamie Jones

Best Label:

  • Planet Mu
  • Defected
  • Tectonic
  • Crosstown Rebels
  • Naked Naked

Breakthrough Label:

  • Lobster Theremin
  • Dixon Avenue Basement Jams
  • PC Music
  • Fina
  • 22a Crew

Best Live Act:

  • Leftfield
  • Chemical Brothers
  • Paranoid London
  • Karenn
  • The Prodigy

Best Small Club:

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

Best Large Club:

  • Fabric
  • Motion, Bristol
  • Ministry, London
  • Egg LDN, London
  • Rainbow, Birmingham

Best Club Event:

  • Hospitality
  • Krankbrother
  • Circus
  • Abode
  • The Hydra

Dance Festival:

  • We Are FSTVL
  • SW4
  • Eastern Electrics
  • Love Saves The Day
  • Boomtown

Boutique Festival:

  • Gottwood
  • 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
  • nnie 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
  • Weiss
  • 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:

  • Skepta
  • Novelist
  • Lady Leshurr
  • Rodney P
  • Eksman

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