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Wednesday

Breakspoll 2011 Awards - Finger Lickin..

I have been pretty slow with this blogging malarkey – apologies.


So recently I have been trying to shove my fingers in as many pies as possible, sometimes too many resulting in bloating and tiredness. Friday i went to Cable at London Bridge to witness the very best in Breakbeat with the likes of Slyde, Krafty Kuts and Elite Force. Changing venues at the last minute due to overwhelming demand, Breakspoll 2009 was at the sadly deceased Matter at the Millennium Dome. Packed to the brim and full of lasers, more than you could shake a stick at – it was one of my most memorable Matter moments to date. Cable, a lot busier and bigger than Counter Culture is a 2, 000 capacity venue that has one of the best sound systems in London, played host to a ridiculously, grimy and ear piercing mix of trance and break beat. Elite force was my toffee apple of the evening, playing some influences of hip-hop and techno as well as a bit of a dream with MJ Cole’s ‘Sincere’.



The crowd had travelled from afar, most of them coming from the Midlands. I met a lively sound who travelled the country visiting Breakbeat artists. The main room was packed out, with Slyde playing host to a smaller more chilled out room at the bar. The Finger Licking records member, was last seen by me at a house party my friend hosted ‘ You played in my living room mate’ he bellowed over the deck – I think Slyde remembered, it was a bit of a while back but Rennie Pilgruim also provided support for his Sliding man .

The winners were announced at 11.15 pm with Elite Force winning best Producers (rightly so) and Krafty winning best contribution to Breaks – yes!. Following his set, it seems voters were highly influenced by the Finger Licking team.
Best label went to West Records and best album went to Evil Nine for You Can Be Special Too.

Check the winners below.




Best Track – Hedflux – Mindcell


Best Remix – Freestylers – Cracks (Ctrl-Z Remix)


Best Album – Against The Grain Classics by Krafty Kuts


Best Label – U&A Recordings


Best New Label – Scarcity


Best Producer – Elite Force


Best New Producer – Run Riot


Best DJ – Krafty Kuts


Best New DJ – DJ Chamber


Best Large Event – Shambhala Music Festival


Best Small Event – The Drop


Best Website/Blog – NuSkoolBreaks.co.uk


Best Radio Station – NSB Radio


Best Radio Show – Annie Nightingale Breaks Show (BBC Radio One)


Outstanding Contribution to Breaks – Krafty Kuts
A truly spectacular evening that had more bass than breaks but no cutting on the talent. Thanks Jimmy for the Guest list!

2 comments:

elite force said...

Nice write-up Beth!

Betheny said...

Thanks! I had a great night, hopefully will see you again soon :)