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EMI/Virgin scoop the pool at 2001 Dance Music Awards

Author: EMI
Friday, August 31, 2001
The cutting-edge of Australia's dance music scene gathered on Wednesday night for the 2nd ever Australian Dance Music Awards, hosted by Merrick and Rosso at Sydney's Metro.

Modular/EMI signings The Avalanches emerged as clear stars of the evening, taking away five awards for Best Album (Since I Left You), Best Video (Since I Left You), Best Live Act, Best Single (Since I left You) and Best Debut Artist. International DJ superstar (and Avalanche) Dexter also triumphed in the Best Turntablist category. Internationally touted as 'the next big thing', The Avalanches are currently making waves all over Europe, particularly in the UK where their single 'Frontier Psychiatrist' cracked the pop-dominated top 20.

Virgin artists dominated the remainder of the honour roll, with a newly solo paulmac receiving the coveted award for Best Producer.

Vicious Vinyl (home to acts like Madison Ave and Sgt Slick) was acknowledged as Best Independent Label, and festival favourites Resin Dogs were named Best Hip Hop act.

Ministry Of Sound's Stephen Allkins (of [love] tattoo), a multi-nominee, was awarded the prestigious honour of 'Outstanding Contribution to Dance Music'. Allkins' returned the gesture with a killer dj set that saw the Metro after-party into the wee hours of this morning.

The Dance Music Awards are nominated by a select panel of Australia's dance music powerbrokers and are voted for by the punters.