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HarderFaster Awards 2011 - The wait is over!

Reported by HarderFaster / 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.





Clubs


HarderFaster Club Night of the Year 2011
Which was the best overall promotion of the year?

Winner: Myopia



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.

Winner: Twist



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

Winner: Futurity





HarderFaster Festival of the Year 2011
What was your favourite festival of 2011?

Winners: SW4



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





Producers



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?

Winner: Libra9

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?

Winner: deadmau5



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?

Winner: FOID





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 Content



HarderFaster Photographer of the Year 2011
Who was the best contributor to HarderFaster's Photo section?

Winner: teknoman



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?

Winner: Tara




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?

Winner: Slink.

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?

Winner: Stakker

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?

Winner: NeonBlue

Captain Kirk would be proud.




HarderFaster Party Animal of the Year 2011
Who was HarderFaster's party animal in 2011?

Winner: Skaramanga

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?

Winner: tatts

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

Chernobyltastic!





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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Comments:

From: myopia on 29th Mar 2012 13:50.54
many thanks to everyone that voted - looking forward to many more banging parties to come x

From: Latex Zebra on 29th Mar 2012 17:23.11
Laughs out loud

Best flounce, awesome!
Best resident, that'll do nicely. Catch me at my new Residency at the 414 tomorrow.
5 years running for the 414 now... Amazing work.
Best set without doubt was always going to be Markus & Matt at Final Zoo... Always had my vote.

Well, thanks all and well done to Myopia, nice to see a new party taking the prize and freshening things up.


From: Slink. on 29th Mar 2012 17:47.36
Well done folks and thanks too Smile

From: skaramanga on 29th Mar 2012 18:52.56
Im really not that bad...on Fridays Razz

From: Latex Zebra on 29th Mar 2012 19:03.38
I don't know what I am doing in that picture but I can say for sure I am not DJing.

From: Pete M on 29th Mar 2012 19:40.01
Thank you for the Best Reviewer award. Means a lot. Smile Congrats to the other winners. Thumbs up

From: Prozak on 30th Mar 2012 07:21.18
HarderFaster New Producer of the Year 2011
-Who has consistently shown they've got what it takes in the new producer stakes.
"Champa" was highly regarded.

Thank you Harderfaster Viewers Big grin
www.soundcloud.com/champalive

From: ALIMITCH on 31st Mar 2012 13:55.32
thank you for voting for me "Up and coming DJ of the Year 2011 " FOID x

From: nutty trance records on 1st Apr 2012 21:12.24
God damn thanks very much means a lot.

From: NickSentience on 2nd Apr 2012 14:14.53
Feel Very Honoured !

Thank you to everyone who voted .. and conrats to the other winners.Smile

Long live HF!! Nick

From: Tara on 4th Apr 2012 19:38.20
Thx for the support, it is indeed an honour to be in such good company Mmmwwah!
Congrats to all the winners and long live HF! Woooooot!

From: phil lankester on 16th Apr 2012 23:02.13
Thankyou everyone that voted... Up there with only the best! Hopefully I'll see you all out and about soon! Big Love!

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