Best Of British

Best Of British

DJ Mag’s Best Of British awards is where you’ll possibly find the UK’s future dance music stars and some of the hottest electronic music talent of the moment. While the magazine’s Top 100 DJs Poll is the apparent 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. The event 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 come up with the nominations for the 2015 Best Of British awards, which are a mix of old and new names that have been making waves over the past 12 months.

Voting for this year’s BoB awards runs until Monday 7 December. Once all the votes are counted and verified, the awards will be presented at a party on Wednesday 16 December at Heaven in London.

Leftfield will be performing an exclusive DJ set at the show, and a number of top-flight DJs are preparing to play too. VIVa Warriors man Steve Lawler will be playing a special set, and Yousef, Breach, Alan Fitzpatrick, Eli & Fur, and Tim Green will also be making guest appearances. Nocturnal Sunshine and Special Request, the alter egos of Maya Jane Coles and Paul Woolford, are also confirmed, and Jasper James, Sam Divine and Weiss will also be playing on the night. 

Special guests are D&B legends Fabio & Grooverider, who will be returning to Heaven nightclub where they helped forge a proto-D&B sound at 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.



Best DJ


Eats Everything

Jamie Jones

Best Label

Planet Mu

Crosstown Rebels

Naked Naked

Breakthrough Label

Lobster Theremin

Dixon Avenue Basement Jams

PC Music

22a Crew

Best Live Act

Chemical Brothers

Paranoid London

The Prodigy

Best Small Club

Dance Tunnel, London

Black Box, Birmingham

Corsica Studios, London

Patterns, Brighton

Sub Club, Glasgow

Best Large Club

Motion, Bristol

Ministry, London

Egg LDN, London

Rainbow, Birmingham

Best Club Event

The Hydra

Dance Festival


Eastern Electrics

Love Saves The Day


Boutique Festival

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

Annie 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

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

Lady Leshurr

Rodney P


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

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