HarderFaster Awards 2011 - The wait is over!
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Submitted 28-03-12 20:09
It's that time again when HarderFaster looks back at who, what, where and when made the past year memorable, and our 2011 poll saw more of the same diversity we’ve had in recent years so we’ll continue our tradition of awarding joint prizes and honourable mentions.
We know you’ve been gagging for this moment, including some who didn't bother to vote and those who are itching to discover if "josie" would be named HF festival of 2011, so without further ado, let's get on and reveal the real winners! And the poor losers.
HarderFaster Club Night of the Year 2011
Which was the best overall promotion of the year?
The winners of HarderFaster New Party in 2010 take top spot this year.
Zoology receives a well-deserved honourable mention in their closing season, as do last years’ winners Twist.
HarderFaster After Party of the Year 2011
If the one night is just not enough then this is where you'll be.
Twist retains their traditional After Party top spot.
HarderFaster Day Party of the Year 2011
Don't fancy a late night? This is the daytime party where it's all happening.
Winner: Lost Dawn Summer Soundsystem & HarderFaster Xmas Party
Lost Dawn are clear winners when it comes to Day Parties, with their Summer Sound System and HF Xmas Party running away with the votes - more please!
HarderFaster New Party of the Year 2011
HarderFaster Festival of the Year 2011
What was your favourite festival of 2011?
London festival SW4 stays on top with HarderFaster voters.
Honourable mention to Glade, plus Trance on Thames gets a shout.
HarderFaster Venue of the Year 2011
What was your favourite clubbing venue in 2011?
Winner: Club 414
Club 414 lifts the cup again, hosting HF favourites like Myopia and Zoology.
HarderFaster New Venue of the Year 2011
What was your favourite new venue in 2011?
Winner: Brixton Clubhouse
Honourable mention to Star of Kings
Choons 'n Labels
Votes were pretty divided in some categories and it would be unfair of us to award a single winner so we’ll continue our policy of awarding prizes and honourable mentions to the cream of the crop.
HarderFaster Tune of the Year 2011
A selection of your favourite tunes produced this year:
Nick Sentience - Stimuli
Nutty T - The Storm
Claire Browne - Slap Bang
HarderFaster Remix of the Year 2011
Your pick of the tunes revamped and refreshed this year?
Coca - Go Fame (Nutty T Remix)
CRW - I Feel Love (Steve Hill & Technikal Remix)
Teleport - Man With No Name (Nick Sentience Remix)
HarderFaster Album of the Year 2011
Which DJ mixed album was the best of the year?
Winner: Nick Sentience - Synchronized
HarderFaster Producer of the Year 2011
This year's top producers
Deadmau5 and Nick Sentience, plus honourable mention for HF’s very own Trevor Dans
HarderFaster New Producer of the Year 2011
Who has consistently shown they've got what it takes in the new producer stakes.
Dirty Demons and Champa were highly regarded.
HarderFaster Remixer of the Year 2011
Who's made the best remixes this year?
Technikal with honourable mentions for Nutty T and Mark Landragin
DeeJays and Performers
HarderFaster DJ of the Year 2011
Who was your favourite DJ in 2011?
Lisa Pin-Up, Andy Farley, and Karim.
Honourable mentions to Nutty T and DJ Erc
HarderFaster Live Act of the Year 2011
Which or who was your favourite live act in 2011?
Phil Lankester’s live show Libra9 keeps his top spot
HarderFaster Resident DJ of the Year 2011
Which resident DJ at which club made it their own in 2011?
Winner: Latex Zebra @ Zoology
Latex Zebra takes gold with his residency at Zoology.
Honourable mention to Karim
HarderFaster International DJ of the Year 2011
Outside the scope of regular clubbing, which world class DJ ranks as number one?
Deadmau5 takes top place as your favourite International DJ, just don't mention Molly.
HarderFaster Up and coming DJ of the Year 2011
Who showed promise for big things to come?
HarderFaster Set of the Year 2011
Which DJ played your favourite set this year and which event was it at?
Winner: Markus Buhmann & Matt Dahl @ Final Zoo
Zoology scores another win, going out on a high.
HarderFaster Photographer of the Year 2011
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Photo section?
teknoman retains the crown as HF’s photographer of choice in 2011.
HarderFaster Feature Writer of the Year 2011
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Feature section?
HarderFaster Review Writer of the Year 2011
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Tune Review section?
Winner: Pete Morton
Pete Morton is reviewer of choice in 2011
HarderFaster Thread of the Year 2011
Which was your favourite thread of 2011?
Winner: Memory Layne : HF Over the Past 10 Years
Honourable mention to Twist - F*ck Me I'm Famous
HarderFaster Member Awards
HarderFaster Member of the Year 2011
Who was your favourite overall HarderFaster member in 2011?
Slink lifts the cup as HarderFaster Member of 2011.
HarderFaster Intellectual of the Year 2011
Which HarderFaster member gave you food for thought in 2011?
Stakker's ability to rage and rant in a coherent and logical manner on just about any subject wins him this award.
HarderFaster Redeemed Member of the Year 2011
Who in your eyes redeemed themselves during the year?
Captain Kirk would be proud.
HarderFaster Party Animal of the Year 2011
Who was HarderFaster's party animal in 2011?
Was there any doubt? Just watch out on Tuesdays. And Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
Honourable mentions to Webbo and Security Man.
HarderFaster Smoothest Operator of the Year 2011
Who was HarderFaster's smoothest operator during 2011?
tatts pips Kerb to the post as Mr Smooooth 2011.
HarderFaster The Dark Side of the Year 2011
Which HarderFaster member did you love to hate in 2011?
Joint Winners: 3radical and SleeplessAndy
Whether it's daytime special brew or relentless persecution these two members tie for the win.
And finally, a couple of new categories for 2011 - thanks for the suggestions.
HarderFaster Flounce of the Year 2011
Who performed the best 3-point flounce in the year?
Joint Winners: Latex Zebra and SleeplessAndy
That's it! I'm leaving and I'm never coming back!
HarderFaster Meltdown of the Year 2011
Who threw their toys AND pram out of the nursery window?
Winner: Mr Spangle
And CUT! That’s a wrap for 2011. Congratulations to all our worthy winners, and runners up; commiserations to those who didn’t quite make the mark and thanks to everyone who took time to vote.
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