But the big names are notable by their absence from the London ceremony...
SPICE GIRL MEL B and DREEM TEEM lynchpin DJ SPOONY hosted the UK GARAGE AWARDS 2001 last night (September 27) at LONDON’s BRIXTON ACADEMY.
So Solid Crew, Mis-Teeq and Wookie were amongst the better known names to scoop gongs. The ceremony focused, though, on acts breaking through the UK garage underground with names such as MC Viper and Miss Dynamite honoured. Established garage acts Oxide & Neutrino, Artful Dodger and Craig David were notable by their absence from nominations and the ceremony itself.
Amongs those who performed during the three hour and at times shambolic ceremony were DJ Pied Piper And The Master of Ceremonies with their chart-topping hit ‘Do U Really Like It?’.
The winners in full were :
Dreem Teem Presents Award For Best Newcomer: Miss Dynamite
Best Website: puregarage.com
Charlie Brown Award For Best MC: MC Viper
Best Single: So Solid Crew, ’21 Seconds’
Mixmag Award for Best DJ: Karl ‘Tuff Enuff’ Brown
Best Club Night: Garage Nation
Best Label: Public Demand
Public Award For Best MC: MC VIper
Best Producer: Wookie
Best Underground Radio Station: Freek FM
Collaboration Of The year: Sticky feat. Miss Dynamite
Artists Of The year: Mis-Teeq
Best Radio Show: Dreem Teem, Radio 1
Club Anthem Of 2000: Pied Piper and the Master of Ceremonies, ‘Do You Really Like It?’
Inducted Into Garage Hall Of Fame: Norris Da Boss Windross