• Best of British Awards Party, powered by Relentless Energy Dri to be held at EGG LDN on Thursday 14thDecember.
  • DJs confirmed to play include Solardo, Hannah Wants, DJ Boring, DJ Haus, Mr.G (Live), Seb Zito, Special Request and more. Very Special Guest TBA (Winner of Best Producer category).
  • Nominees include Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, Bicep, Andy C, Pete Tong, Goldie, Ben UFO, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey, Camelphat & Elderbrook, Mollie Collins, Denis Sulta and more…


£5 tickets on sale now



The DJ line-up has been announced for DJ Magazine's annual Best of British Awards 2017, powered by Relentless Energy Drink.


DJs confirmed to play at the Best of British Awards Party include The Winner of the Best Producer category (TBA) plus Solardo, Hannah Wants, DJ Boring, DJ Haus, Mr. G (live), Seb Zito, Special Request, Hatcha, and more.


The first release of tickets for the event on Thursday 14th December at EGG LDN, are priced at only £5, including a £2 donation to Unicef. Doors open at 8pm and the event will run to 3am.



The annual competition is a celebration of the UK’s underground electronic music scene and is now in its ninth year. Positioned as a counter-balance to the global DJ Mag Top 100 DJs poll, Best of British shines the spotlight on UK talent, be they DJs, producers, live acts, ensembles, MCs or labels, clubs, venues, festivals, albums, compilations, tracks, remixes, or live streams.


This year’s nominees include Carl Cox, Sasha & Digweed, Bicep, Andy C, Pete Tong, Goldie, Ben UFO, Maya Jane Coles, DJ Harvey, Camelphat & Elderbrook, Mollie Collins, Denis Sulta, Dusky, Zed Bias and many more.


Last year’s winners included Fabric collecting two awards for Best Large Club, andInnovation & Excellence (with Craig Richards also winning Best Resident). Carl Cox was awarded Outstanding Contribution, Annie Nightingale was voted Soldier Of The Scene, DJ EZ picked up Best DJ, The Warehouse Project was awarded Best Club Series, Dusky were chosen as Best Live Act, Lady Leshurr was voted 2016’s Best MC, while Best Live Stream went to Groove Armada.


The Best of British awards features British talent that has made considerable waves over the past 12 months. Each year, DJ Mag’s editorial team choose the 5 nominees for each category before giving the UK’s clubbers and electronic music fans a chance to make their voices heard via a public vote.

The Best of British nominations - as chosen by DJ Mag's UK editorial team – have been voted for by music fans in every category of the poll. Voting has now closed.


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Egg LDN  




Full nominations list for Best of British 2017, educated by Point Blank

Best DJ

-  Ben UFO
-  Dax J
-  Denis Sulta
-  Enzo Siragusa
-  Hannah Wants

Best DJ Duo

-  Bicep
-  Dense & Pika
-  Dusky
-  Sasha & John Digweed
-  Solardo

Breakthrough DJ

-  Archie Hamilton
-  Jay Clarke
-  Mollie Collins
-  Or:la
-  Saoirse

Best Resident DJ

-  Coco Cole, My House
-  DJ Harvey, Pikes Ibiza
-  Lo Shea, Hope Works
-  Seb Zito, FUSE
-  Terry Francis, Fabric

Best Live Act

-  Clark
-  Mr. G
-  Overmono
-  Paula Temple
-  Ross From Friends

Best Instrumental Ensemble

-  Goldie & The Heritage Ensemble
-  Haçienda Classical
-  Pete Tong Presents Ibiza Classics
-  Sasha - Refracted: Live
-  The Symphonic Sounds Of Back To Basics

Best Producer

-  Fort Romeau
-  Four Tet
-  Maya Jane Coles
-  Radioactive Man
-  Special Request

Breakthrough Producer

-  Dead Man's Chest
-  DJ Boring
-  East End Dubs
-  Kelly Lee Owens
-  Latmun

Best Label

-  Cin Cin
-  Classic Music Company
-  Livity Sound
-  Metalheadz
-  Ninja Tune

Breakthrough Label

-  6dimensions
-  Astrophonica
-  Hot Haus Recs
-  Technicolour
-  Warehouse Music

Best Large club

-  Egg, London
-  Fabric, London
-  Ministry of Sound, London
-  Motion, Bristol
-  The Rainbow Venues, Birmingham

Best Small Club

-  Corsica Studios, London
-  Hope Works, Sheffield
-  Sub Club, Glasgow
-  The Arch, Brighton
-  The Blackbox, Birmingham

Best Club Event

-  Artwork Presents Art's House
-  Meat Free
-  Rupture
-  Spearhead Presents
-  Superstition

Best Club Series

-  Andy C XOYO
-  In:Motion
-  Printworks Issue
-  The Hydra: In Stereo
-  The Warehouse Project

Best Dance Festival

-  Field Day
-  Hospitality In The Park
-  Junction 2
-  South West Four
-  The Social

Best Boutique Dance Festival

-  Farr
-  Field Maneuvers
-  Gottwood
-  Houghton
-  Lost Village

Best Album

-  Call Super 'Arpo' [Houndstooth]
-  Ikonika 'Distractions' [Hyperdub]
-  Maya Jane Coles 'Take Flight' [I/AM/ME]
-  Special Request 'Belief System' [Houndstooth]
-  Zed Bias 'Different Response' [Exit Records]

Best Compilation

-  'Defected Presents DJ Haus In The House' [Defected]
-  Erol Alkan ‘Reworks Volume 1’ [Phantasy Sound]
-  'Fabriclive 91: Special Request' [Fabric Records]
-  'Fabriclive 94: Midland' [Fabric Records]
-  'Moxie Presents Volume Three' [On Loop]

Best Track

-  Bicep 'Glue' [Ninja Tune]
-  Camelphat & Elderbrook 'Cola' [DFTD]
-  Floating Points 'Ratio' [Pluto Records]
-  Four Tet 'Planet' [Text Records]
-  Tom Demac 'Sink Or Swim' [Hypercolour]

Best Remix

-  KH 'Question' [Text Records]
-  Mathew Jonson 'Decompression (dB's Raw Edit)' [Freedom Engine]
-  Mumdance & Logos 'Move Your Body (Perc & Truss Remix)' [Tectonic Recordings]
-  Sam Binga feat. Warrior Queen 'Wasted Days (Sully Remix)' [SBSLS]
-  Trance Wax - 'Trance 5' [Trance Wax]

Best MC

-  AJ Tracey
-  Blackeye MC
-  Jam Baxter
-  Little Simz
-  Sense MC

Soldier of the Scene

-  Billy 'Daniel' Bunter
-  Bryan Gee
-  Danny Rampling
-  Luke Solomon
-  Storm

Best DJ Mag Bunker Set

-  Benton (BBS)
-  Fracture & Neptune (First Birthday)
-  Hatcha (Hatcha & Friends)
-  Philth (Dispatch Recordings)
-  Stretch & Double O (AKO Beatz)

Best DJ Mag HQ Set

-  Alan Fitzpatrick
-  Artwork
-  Carl Cox
-  DJ Yoda
-  Mark System



With a worldwide audience of over 5 million, DJ Mag is an internationally recognised British media brand dedicated to dance music, DJs and the technology and culture that make up the now global scene. Based in London, DJ Mag’s operations span print, digital media, video, awards, annual polls, tours, events, and live music streaming.


The magazine was founded in 1988 as “Jocks” and currently produces a monthly print edition in the UK, USA and Canada, with seasonal editions in Ibiza and has in excess of 800,000 unique monthly users5 million monthly page views, 360,000 Twitter followers, and over 2.1 million Facebook fans. The magazine, brand and content are licensed around the world to France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Germany, Latin America, Brazil, Mexico, Korea, Japan, India, U.A.E, Malaysia and IndonesiaDJ Mag celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2016.



DJ Mag also produces four publicly voted annual polls, Top 100 DJs, Top 100 Clubs, Best of British, and DJ Mag Tech Awards, which receive nearly 2 million votes between them.  The Top 100 DJs poll culminates in a yearly awards show that has been held at ADE (Amsterdam Dance Event) in the Heineken Music Hall, the Passenger Terminal, The Convention Factory, the Rai and the Ajax Stadium. The event is also livestreamed to millions around the globe.


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