Every year the DrumandBassArena Awards let us know who’s making noise in the scene.
This year, a few Kiwis are up for nominations and we needed to shout them out. If you’re so inclined, you can vote here.
Voting closes on the 7th of November, so you’ve got about a week to get ‘em in.
Beccie B from George Nights (Best Artwork)
Our very own Beccie B from George Nights is up for the Best Artwork Award. She created the intricate, colourful and beautiful cover art for Koven’s smash tune ‘Chase The Sun’.
That’s right folks, not only can she mix and host a dang great radio show, but she also knows her way around a digital paintbrush.
Rova (Best Newcomer and Best Track)
Rova - a young gun DJ from Wellington - is up for two awards this year: Best Newcomer and Best Track.
His track ‘Close To Me’ is up against some heavy hitters to take home that major award: ‘Baddadan’ by Chase & Status, ‘DJ Turn It Up’ by Dimension and ‘In The City’ by Basstripper. Absolutely huge for the kid to be in the same category of those tunes, here’s hoping he takes it out.
Pollen Archives (Best Newcomer Label)
Pollen Archives is a new label based in Dunedin. They’ve got Rova signed, as well as Armes.
“When starting Pollen our sole purpose was identifying talent within the underground, as well as trying our best to put New Zealand's electronic music scene on the map,” they said on IG. Well, they’re doing a fookin bang-up job.
Hide Club (Best Club)
Christchurch’s Hide nightclub is the only non-UK club that’s nominated for Best Club.
We’ve got a bit of a ‘we’re better at partying than you’ rivalry going on with the UK, especially when it comes to DNB, so seeing the team at Hide win would be great for the country’s CV.
Northern Bass (Best Festival)
Festivals are a huge part of DnB culture so this is one prestigious award for Northern Bass.
Just like the Best Club award, taking this one out would prove we know how to get down better than the rest.
Winners will be announced in December and I’m predicting a Kiwi clean sweep, leshgo!