Breakspoll once again dishes out trophies to the best and brightest at the 7th Annual Breakbeat Awards next month.
This year’s Breakspoll ballot includes a new Best Live Act category so many DJs will be eschewing their turntables for a backing band and synth rig at the ceremony. Elder statesmen like Rennie Pilgrem and the Dub Pistols are set to rock room one, while fresh upstarts Deekline & Wizard and Slyde will take on room two. Behind the decks you’ll also catch the likes of Krafty Kuts, Meat Katie & Lee Coombs and Baobinga & ID.
But Breakspoll wouldn’t be Breakspoll without a vote, which is open to the masses until February 15. Nominees in each category will be announced a week later. Last year’s winners include Krafty Kuts (Best DJ), who’ll be crossing his fingers for a fourth straight win; Mantra Breaks (Best Label), which upset Finger Lickin’ Records after four years on top; and Far Too Loud (Best Single) for their techy peaktimer ‘Get High.’ You can take a peep at this year’s lineup and past winners plus cast your vote at Breakspoll.com.
After the lights go up at Fabric on Friday morning, you’ll only have to wait out one miserable afternoon before another night of bassbin-bashing breaks, as the Breakspoll Aftershow Party will take on club Herbal in Shoreditch. DJs on this night include Freestylers, Tom Real & The Rogue Element, Splitloop and Si Begg.
Feb 28 Breakspoll 2008, Fabric, London
Feb 29 Breakspoll Aftershow Party, Herbal, London