And Massive Attack get a nod for Outstanding Contribution To Music...
FATBOY SLIM’s controversial free summer party in BRIGHTON, the ‘BIG BEACH BOUTIQUE II’, was last night awarded Best Event at this year’s MUZIK MAGAZINE DANCE AWARDS.
Fatboy Slim accepted the award at a star studded ceremony held at West London’s Po Na Na Club, where guests included his wife Zoe Ball.
Malik Meer, Editor of Muzik said, “It was an incredible event, the biggest free party ever to be held in this country. After all the hysteria that surrounded it, we’re delighted the public have shown how much they loved the event by voting for it in such high numbers. The event captured the true spirit of club culture and this award sticks up a middle finger to anyone that criticised the event. We salute you, Norm!”
Elsewhere, Basement Jaxx were the biggest winners of the night scooping three awards including Best Live Act, Best Group and Best Remix.
Massive Attack who have just finished a new album, were presented with the Outstanding Contribution Award. The group were presented with their award by long time fan, actor Robert Carlyle.
The winners in were:
BEST DJ – Carl Cox
BEST GROUP – Basement Jaxx
BEST SINGLE – ‘Lazy’, X-Press 2 featuring David Byrne
BEST RADIO SHOW – Gilles Peterson, Radio 1
BEST NEW ARTIST – The Streets
BEST EVENT – Big Beach Boutique II
BEST BEDROOM BEDLAM DJ – Deepgroove
BEST INDEPENDENT RECORD SHOP – Tune Inn, Selby
BEST COMPILATION – ‘Oceans Eleven OST’ , David Holmes
BEST INTERNATIONAL CLUB – Subliminal & Underwater at Pacha, Ibiza
BEST RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX – Sasha & John Digweed at Delta Heavy, Miami
BEST MAJOR LABEL – BMG, Arista & Cheeky
BEST IBIZA TUNE – ‘It Just Won’t Do’, Tim Deluxe
BEST BREAKTHROUGH DJ – Erol Alkan
BEST VIDEO – ‘The Test’, Chemical Brothers
BEST REMIX – ‘4 My People’, Missy Elliot Basement Jaxx Remix
BEST CLUB – FabricLive @ Fabric, London
BEST INDEPENDENT RECORD LABEL – City Rockers
BEST SMALL CLUB – Back To Basics, Leeds
BEST LIVE ACT – Basement Jaxx
BEST ALBUM – ‘Melody AM’, Royksopp
OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO DANCE MUSIC – Massive Attack