The Drum & Bass Awards 2022 ceremony took place today at Birmingham’s LAB11 venue. It’s great to see this event live again; last year’s event was a live stream due to COVID restrictions.
Awards always seem to divide the drum & bass community, never failing to spark discussion on social media. According to the official website for the Drum & Bass Awards, the event is to celebrate the artists, DJs, MCs, and contributors who continue to push the scene forward to new heights.
Regardless of who wins, the sentiment behind events like this can only be praised.
The Skibadee Award:
Following the tragic death of MC Skibadee, the Drum & Bass Awards team has renamed the Best Lyrical MC award in his honor.
- BEST DJ: Andy C
- ARTIST OF THE YEAR: Skibadee
- BEST CROWD HYPE MC: Eksman
- THE SKIBADEE AWARD FOR BEST LYRICAL MC: Eksman
- BEST PRODUCER: Bou
- BEST FEMALE MC: Maddy V
- BEST FEMALE DJ: Harriet Jaxxon
- BEST FEMALE PRODUCER: Mollie Collins
- BEST INTERNATIONAL ARTIST: Marky
- BEST PERFORMANCE OF 2021: Kings Of The Rollers (Printworks)
- BEST RADIO SHOW / ONLINE: Bellyman
- BEST STATION SHOW / ONLINE: Kool London
- BEST LABEL: Hospital
- BEST ALBUM: Etherwood – Neon Dust
- BEST TRACK: Pola & Bryson – Under ft. Lauren Archer
- BEST PROMOTER: Breakin Science
- BEST FESTIVAL: Hospitality
- BEST EVENT / CLUB NIGHT: Next Hype – London
- BEST BREAKTHROUGH PROMOTER: DNB Collective
- BEST INTERNATIONAL EVENT: Liquicity – Holland
- THE RADIO ONE AWARD FOR BREAKTHROUGH DJ: Amplify
- BEST BREAKTHROUGH MC: Weeji
- BEST BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCER: Amplify
- STEVIE HYPER D MEMORIAL AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT: Jumpin Jack Frost
- JUNGLIST OF THE YEAR: Aries
- BEST SQUAD / GROUP: SASASAS
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