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DJ Mag Best of British Awards 2018 - Voting now open

Eats Everything, Breakwave, Ellie Cocks, Jamz Supernova and Mason Maynard are the first names announced to play our annual celebration of UK talent...

The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's annual Best Of British poll, powered by Relentless energy drink.

The poll – a celebration of UK talent  – is now in its 12th year. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global Top 100 DJs poll, Best Of British is our chance to shine a spotlight on the homegrown stars who fill the pages of our UK magazine each month.

Voting closes on Friday 30th November ahead of the awards party on Thursday 13th December at EGG LDN.

The awards party will feature a wide array of DJs from across the UK scene. The first names to be announced to play are tech-house titan Eats Everything, Deep Sea Frequency and Meine Nacht co-founder Breakwave, Abode resident Ellie Cocks, BBC Radio 1Xtra’s Jamz Supernova and emerging talent Mason Maynard. With many more DJs to be announced to play for the party, alongside very special guests, it’s set to be an unmissable night. For more information, go to the event page here.

Check out the full list of categories and nominees below...

Vote here!

Best DJ
Andy C
Denis Sulta
Eats Everything
Joy Orbison
Shanti Celeste

Best Group

Ivy Lab

Breakthrough DJ

Donna Leake
Jamz Supernova
Mason Maynard

Best Resident DJ

Blasha & Allatt (Meat Free)
Charles Green (Patterns)
Ellie Cocks (Abode)
Gwenan (The Pickle Factory)
Mantra (Rupture)

Best Live Act

The Chemical Brothers
Four Tet
Giant Swan
Nabihah Iqbal

Best Producer

Daniel Avery

Breakthrough Producer

Benny L
Forest Drive West
Harrison BDP
Rian Treanor
Solid Blake

Best Label

Central Processing Unit
Sneaker Social Club

Breakthrough Label

Dr. Banana
Femme Culture
Needs - Not For Profit
Western Lore

Best Album

Blawan - Wet Will Always Dry [Ternesc]
Blocks & Escher - Something Blue [Metalheadz]
Nabihah Iqbal - Weighing of the Heart [Ninja Tune]
Pariah - Here From Where We Are [Houndstooth]
SOPHIE - Oil of Every Pearl's Un-Insides [Transgressive Records]

Best Track

Big Miz - The Hadal Zone [Dixon Avenue Basement Jams]
Pangaea - Bone Sucka [Hessle Audio]
Ploy- Ramos [Timedance]
SpectraSoul - Untitled Horn [Ish Chat]
Weiss - Feel My Needs [Toolroom Records]

Best Compilation

James Zabiela - Balance 029 [Balance Music]
Kode9 & Burial - Fabriclive 100 [Fabric Records]
Mount Kimbie - DJ-Kicks [!K7 Records]
Mumdance - Shared Meanings [Shared Meanings]
Various - Splinters [AMAR]

Best Remix/Edit
Au/Ra & CamelPhat - Panic Room (CamelPhat Club Mix) [RCA Records]
Bicep - Opal (Four Tet Remix) [Ninja Tune]
Mr Fingers - Spy (Kode9 Remix) [Alleviated Records]
Perc & Truss - Leather & Lace (Mumdance & Logos Remix) [Perc Trax]
High Contrast - If We Ever (Unglued Remix) [Hospital Records]

Best Large Club
Church Leeds, Leeds
EggLondon, London
Fabric, London
Ministry Of Sound, London
Motion, Bristol

Best Small Club
Cosmic Ballroom, Newcastle
Phonox, London
The Cause, London
Mint Club, Leeds
Wire, Leeds

Best Club Event

Alfresco Disco
He. She. They.
Make Me
Meine Nacht
On Loop

Best Club Series

Ben UFO Residency - XOYO
Sundays At Phonox
The Warehouse Project

Best Festival
Hospitality In The Park
Junction 2
Love Saves The Day

Best Boutique Festival

AVA Festival
The Beat-Herder Festival

Best MC
D Double E
Lee Scott

Soldier of the Scene
DJ Rap
Doc Scott
Don Letts
Nicky Holloway
Mark Moore

Innovation and Excellence
The Loop

Outstanding Contribution
Fatboy Slim