HarderFaster Awards 2010 - You had your say!
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Submitted 03-03-11 09:01
It's that time again when HarderFaster looks back at who, what and where made the past year memorable and our 2010 poll saw a wider range of votes across more genres than any previous vote. It looks like HF’s tastes are diversifying even further - a very different story from our earlier days when there were normally a few clear winners.
With such a diverse range of votes we've continued to award joint prizes to reflect the spirit of the voting, rather than precise numbers polled, and we hope that the winners will be happy to share their accolades.
So, without further ado, let's get on and reveal the winners!
HarderFaster Club Night of the Year 2010
Which was the best overall promotion of the year?
Twist returns to previous winning form with a resounding poll success!
Frantic receive an honourable mention as do newcomers Odyssey.
HarderFaster After Party of the Year 2010
If the night is just not enough then this is where you'll be.
No messing around this year, Twist reclaim their traditional After Party top spot with ReFre5h in second place.
HarderFaster Day Party of the Year 2010
Don't fancy a late night? This is the daytime party where it's all happening.
With Trance on Thames taking a break in 2010 we weren’t at all surprised to see Odyssey, our one to watch in 2009 take this prize.
Honourable mention to the HarderFaster Xmas Party, and further congratulations to the HF elves who organised it.
HarderFaster New Party of the Year 2010
With their colourful themed parties, Myopia are anything but short-sighted.
Runners up Bioshokk and Odyssey.
HarderFaster Festival of the Year 2010
What was your favourite festival of 2010?
It may not be the loudest festival of the summer, but SW4 remains the most popular with HF.
Honourable mentions to Boom, Glastonbury and Lost Dawn - Summer Sessions.
HarderFaster Venue of the Year 2010
What was your favourite clubbing venue in 2010?
Winner: Club 414
Club 414 lifts cup once again but the newly revamped Union polled a strong second place.
Honourable mentions to Hidden and Koko.
HarderFaster New Venue of the Year 2010
What was your favourite new venue in 2010?
Ember in Farringdon takes top spot with honourable mentions for Ewer Street and late-comer Raving Buddha which opened in December but is already looking to be a firm favourite with HF.
Choons 'n Labels
Votes were so divided in some of these categories it would be unfair of us to award a single winner so we’re giving honourable mentions to the cream of the crop.
HarderFaster Tune of the Year 2010
Your pick of the crop for tunes produced this year?
Above & Beyond & Gareth Emery - Metropolis Good Day
Nick Sentience - Heist Manoeuvre
Nutty T - Finding God (Acid Mix)
Scott Attrill - Girls Love Techno
SlyOne vs Jurrane - Everything to Me
Trevor Dans & Latex Zebra - What We've Learned
HarderFaster Remix of the Year 2010
Your pick of the tunes revamped and refreshed this year?
Nutty T - UK Style (Swankie DJ & Kashi Remix)
Technikal - Annihilation
HarderFaster Album of the Year 2010
Which DJ mixed album was the best of the year?
Winner: Aly and Fila - Rising Sun
HarderFaster Label of the Year 2010
Joint Winners: tidy and Anjunabeats
Honourable mentions to last year’s winner Electrik Shandy, and to Toolbox.
HarderFaster Producer of the Year 2010
This year's top producer
The masked mouse takes top spot with honourable mentions to Nutty T and last year’s winner Trevor Dans.
HarderFaster New Producer of the Year 2010
Who has consistently shown they've got what it takes in the new producer stakes.
A busy year pays off for Criostasis with Rob O.T.T. receiving an honourable mention.
HarderFaster Remixer of the Year 2010
Who's made the best remixes this year?
Technikal takes top spot again, you just can’t get enough!
Honourable mention to Rob O.T.T.
DeeJays and Performers
HarderFaster DJ of the Year 2010
Who was your favourite DJ in 2010?
Winner: Phil Lankester
For the third year running Phil Lankester is voted HarderFaster DJ of the Year - there’s no stopping him.
Honourable mentions to Andy Farley, Latex Zebra, Lisa Pin Up and Karim
HarderFaster Live Act of the Year 2010
Which or who was your favourite live act in 2010?
Phil Lankester’s live show Libra9 takes top spot again.
Honourable mention to K90
HarderFaster Resident DJ of the Year 2010
Which resident DJ at which club made it their own in 2010?
Twist favourite Karim regains his crown in 2010.
Honourable mention to DJ Erc from Odyssey
HarderFaster International DJ of the Year 2010
Outside the scope of regular clubbing, which world class DJ ranks as number one?
Tiësto stays in top place as your favourite International DJ
Runners up Armin Van Buuren and Proteus.
HarderFaster Up and coming DJ of the Year 2010
Who showed the most promise for big things?
Joint Winners: Candyman01 and Monique
It was too close to call between these two so we’re awarding a joint prize.
HarderFaster Set of the Year 2010
Which DJ played your favourite set this year and which event was it at?
Winner: Adam White's Farewell to Trance set at Odyssey
Honourable mentions to Justin Bourne at Twist NYE and our very own threesome Steve Milton Vs Syfoon Vs Shaf at HarderFaster Xmas Party.
HarderFaster Photographer of the Year 2010
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Photo section?
Covering almost 90 events across all genres, teknoman was HF’s photographer of choice in 2010.
Honourable mentions to Daf and Adam Symbiosis.
HarderFaster Feature Writer of the Year 2010
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Feature section?
Winner: Agnes Klos
Agnes Klos takes top spot again continuing her enthusiastic coverage of the European dance scene.
Tara takes runners’ up spot while honourable mentions go to Vindeisel and Steve Milton.
HarderFaster Review Writer of the Year 2010
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Tune Review section?
Winner: Pete M
Pete M continues as your reviewer of choice in 2010 with a mention for Latex Zebra.
HarderFaster Thread of the Year 2010
Which was your favourite thread of 2010?
Winner: Celebrity Deaths by Slink.
A surprising winner, but with Paul the Octopus and The Emperor making an appearance, it wasn’t all doom and gloom
Honourable mention to Motivational Posters yet again, our winner for the past few years.
HarderFaster Member Awards
HarderFaster Member of the Year 2010
Who was your favourite overall HarderFaster member in 2010?
Cleaning up on votes in the popularity stakes, Slink is the undisputed HarderFaster Member of the Year 2010.
Honourable mentions to hejro and Josie.
HarderFaster Intellectual of the Year 2010
Which HarderFaster member gave you food for thought in 2010?
Benedict regains his crown, followed closely by Stakker.
HarderFaster Redeemed Member of the Year 2010
The member who in your eyes redeemed themselves during the year.
Are his late night rambles starting to make sense? You certainly thought so,
HarderFaster Party Animal of the Year 2010
Who was HarderFaster's party animal in 2010?
There’s just no let up by our very own party animal Webbo.
Honourable mentions to Adam Symbiosis, Josie and Security Man.
HarderFaster Smoothest Operator of the Year 2010
Who was HarderFaster's smoothest operator during 2010?
Looks like Kerb’s bribes paid off as he lifts the smoothest operator cup.
HarderFaster The Dark Side of the Year 2010
Which HarderFaster member did you love to hate in 2010?
Joint Winners: 3radical and DMX
No surprises in this section, although 3radical was a late entry who managed to make up for lost time towards the end of 2010.
And that’s a wrap for 2010!
Congratulations to all our worthy winners, and runners up; commiserations to those who didn’t quite make the mark; thanks to all who took time to vote, and here's to 2011.
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