House
Stylistic origins: Electro, Funk, Disco, Synthpop, R&B
Cultural origins: 1980s, New York, Chicago, United Kingdom
Typical instruments: Synthesizer - Drum machine - Sequencer - Keyboard - Sampler
Mainstream popularity: Large, especially late 1980s and early 1990s United Kingdom
Derivative forms: Rave - Nu jazz - Madchester
House Music Awards




Guetta cleans up, Tong wins 'Outstanding Contribution'

Words: Terry Church

David Guetta has emerged as the big success story of 2005 as he bagged three accolades at the House Music Awards at London’s Hammersmith Palais, on Thursday 17 November.

The French DJ who’s sponsored by cosmetics company L’Oreal won ‘DJ of the Year’, ‘Best Live Set’, and ‘Stand Out Event’ for his F*** Me I’m Famous party at Miami’s Winter Music Conference.

Guetta’s three awards prove that despite his controversial TV hair gel ads, he has still managed to retain his credibility as a talented DJ and producer.

Scottish producer Mylo was awarded ‘Artist of the Year’ and ‘Album of the year’ for his triumphant debut ‘Destroy Rock ‘n’ Roll’.

The 26-year-old’s label Breastfed also won ‘Best Breakthrough Label’.

BBC Radio 1’s admiral of dance – Pete Tong – received a special award for his ‘Outstanding Contribution to House Music’.

The awards bash was hosted by The Cuban Brothers, and featured live performances from house music wailer Barbara Tucker (who won ‘Best Live PA’ and ‘Outstanding Vocal Talent’) and the Bodyrockers.

However, like any public vote, some of the results on the night were heavily contested.

In particular, Apple’s mainstream-focussed digital download site iTunes won ‘Best Download Site’ despite it doing little to promote house music.

The List of Winners

Essential Selection Track Of The Year - Blaze ‘Most Precious Love’ (Defected)

DJ Of The Year - David Guetta

Label Of The Year - Defected

Galaxy Artist Of The Year - Mylo

Outstanding Remix - Tiefschwartz - Spectrum 'Kinda New' (Playhouse/Non-Stop)

Album Of The Year - Mylo - Destroy Rock & Roll

Most Innovovative Producer - Martin Solveig

Breakthrough Producer - Steve Angello

Breakthrough Label - Breastfed

Breakthrough DJ - Shapeshifters

Outstanding Vocal - Barbara Tucker - Most Precious Love (King Street Sounds / Defected)

Best Club Night - Defected In The House

Sol Best Venue - Space, Ibiza

MTV Dance Best Video - Basement Jaxx 'Oh My Gosh' (XL)

Festival Event Of The Year - Creamfields

Best Live Set - David Guetta at KissDaFunk

Best Live PA - Barbara Tucker

Outstanding Radio Show - Roger Sanchez, Release Yourself, Galaxy Network

Best Radio Station - Radio 1Xtra

Best Web Resource - DontStayIn.Com

Most Innovative Technology - Pioneer DVJ-X1

Best Independent Store - Juno

Standout Track WMC - Audio Bullys Shot Me Down (Virgin)

Standout Event WMC - F**k Me I'm Famous @ Mansion

Best Download Site - iTunes

Best Mag - Mixmag

Outstanding A&R - Erick Morillo - Subliminal


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