This is your chance to commend and show love to the biggest homegrown players in the industry that have made 2008 that much more exciting - and Britain great.
We want YOU to champion your Brit heroes - who you reckon have smashed 2008 into smithereens, and we've prepared a host of categories to help you on your way. Readers need only click on djmag.com and vote in each of the categories from five nominees or add your own personal choice.
Who'll scoop top prize in the Dance Single of the Year category? Will it be the gigantic rave evil of the mysterious Fake Blood's 'Mars'? Or the simply huge return of The Chemical Brothers, with 'Midnight Madness' - a tune that's been rinsed by all kinds of DJs? And who'll win in our coveted Producer of the Year slot? An established house don like Luke Solomon, whose stunning album for Matt Edward's always quality Rekids stable 'The Difference Engine' still has DJmag shell-shocked? Or dubstep youngster Benga, who dropped the mammoth depth-charge of his 'Diary of an Afro Warrior' this year - already one of the definitive dubstep albums, full-stop.
On the club tip, which venue will win our Large Club of the Year? Could it be the peerless soundsystem pressure of Ministry of Sound, with its endlessly inspiring line-up of DJs from the most underground to the leviathans of dance? Or will it be Manchester's Warehouse Project, whose rave excursions into all strata of the electronic groove have been exceptional and innovative in equal measure?
Other categories include Best Live Act, Best Breakthrough DJ, Best Record Label, Outstanding Contribution and Best Radio Show - and lots more. It goes without saying that all nominees are selected from British stock. To see the full list of categories and to vote yourself, get online now at djmag.com and register your favourites. The winners will be announced at a special Best of British party at London's AKA, on 26th November, with an all-star cast of Brit luminaries. Stay tuned to the website for more details soon…
Best of British fast facts
- DJmag's Best of British first launched in 2007
- 18,000 votes were cast on djmag.com last year
- Winners last year included James Zabiela (Best DJ), Fabric (Best Large Club) and Freerange (Best Record Label)
- At last year's Best of British party, James Zabiela, Streetlife DJs and electro rockers Does It Offend You Yeah? played at London's seOne Club - the latter trashed the stage!
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