After tens of thousands of votes, and a twice sold out event, the results are in for the 10th International Breakbeat Awards.
This year see’s plenty of changes, with a lot of new faces and some surprising results, knocking some of the long established names from their perches!
Elite Force got his long awaited recognition for Best Producer plus Best Label for U&A Recordings, and Krafty Kuts kept hold of his crown for Best DJ, beating off strong competition from Stanton Warriors, A-Skillz and many more.
Track of the Year was won by relative newcomer Hedflux, who had a terrific year and has quickly built a massive following through his releases on the Broken Robot label – a label that has been so prolific it managed to get nominations in Best New Label and Best Label categories even though its only had umpteen releases.
Here’s the full rundown of this years Breakspoll Winners:
Best Track – Hedflux – Mindcell
Best Remix – Freestylers – Cracks (Ctrl-Z Remix)
Best Album – Against The Grain Classics by Krafty Kuts
Best Label – U&A Recordings
Best New Label – Scarcity
Best Producer – Elite Force
Best New Producer – Run Riot
Best DJ – Krafty Kuts
Best New DJ – DJ Chamber
Best Large Event – Shambhala Music Festival
Best Small Event – The Drop
Best Website/Blog – NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk
Best Radio Station – NSB Radio
Best Radio Show – Annie Nightingale Breaks Show (BBC Radio One)
Outstanding Contribution to Breaks – Krafty Kuts
Keep check of the Breakspoll Facebook and Twitter pages for voter reactions and to place your comments, and also look out for articles on breaks blogs like This Is Breaks for further analysis and reports. We’ll be linking to photo galleries from the night, as well as giving more info on final places in each category in the coming days…