Although the Drum and Bass Awards 2020 event wasn’t in the format everyone would’ve preferred, the crew still managed to put on an entertaining show for thousands to enjoy last weekend. The fan-voted awards are an annual affair, highlighting the best and brightest in all of drum and bass.
Unfortunately this year’s awards ceremony, initially to be held at Switch Southampton in the UK, was (like every other music event) canceled ahead of it’s March 28th date. Thankfully, the people behind the Drum and Bass Awards teamed up with streaming site Rough Tempo, and artists Rene LaVice, Harriet Jaxxon, and Horizon for a nearly two-and-a-half hour online ceremony, with exclusive mixes and award acceptance videos from many of the winners. You can watch the Drum and Bass Awards 2020 show from April 5th here.
Winners included DnB demigod Andy C, taking home “Best DJ”, while his label, Ram Records, won “Best Label”. Manchester-based artist Bou earned the most awards (4), winning “Best Producer”, “Best Breakthrough DJ”, “Best Breakthrough Producer”, and the “Best Track” award for his tune Veteran. BBC Radio One’s weekly DnB show, currently hosted by Rene LaVice and formerly hosted by Friction, won “Best Radio Show”. LaVice also snagged the “Best International Artist” award.
We’re no strangers to DnB in the PNW, with festivals and venues alike continually hosting many of our favorite artists from the genre over the years. If any proof is needed, check out the squad Shambhala Music Festival is slated to bring to BC later this summer.
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