Like it or not, house was first and foremost a direct descendant of disco.
You may be black, you may be white, you may be Jew, or entile. It don't
make a difference in our house. -- Mr Fingers, Can U Feel It?, 1986
||Electro, Funk, Disco, Synthpop, R&B
||1980s, New York, Chicago, United Kingdom
||Synthesizer - Drum machine - Sequencer - Keyboard - Sampler
||Large, especially late 1980s and early 1990s United Kingdom
||Rave - Nu jazz - Madchester
|House Music Awards
Words: Terry Church
Guetta cleans up, Tong wins 'Outstanding
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