Perth Dance Music Awards

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The Perth Dance Music Awards (also known as "the PDMAs") highlights the year's major accomplishments in Electronic music by Western Australians. It is an annual event, with the first awards held in 1998. The Perth Dance Music Awards aim to provide recognition and reward to those who are the best in their chosen fields with in the Perth electronic music scene. The recipients of the awards are voted for by the public.

With over 25 categories covering all niches and genres within the scene, the PDMAs recognise excellence and innovation, highlighting the tireless effort and limitless passion expended by the hard working individuals and organisations that make Perth’s dance music scene what it is today.

2013 Awards[edit]

The 2013 Awards were held on Sunday 8th December at the Court Hotel

Winners[edit]

  • Best House DJ Manimal
  • Best Tech House DJ Flex
  • Best Electro DJ Kill Dyl
  • Best Techno DJ Craig Hollywood
  • Best Progressive DJ Jason Creek
  • Best Trance DJ Illuminor
  • Best Dubstep DJ Killafoe
  • Best Drum n Bass DJ VLTRN
  • Best Breaks DJ Philly Blunt
  • Best Hip Hop DJ Angry Buda
  • Best Female DJ Gracie
  • Best Hard Dance DJ Rinski
  • Best Hardcore DJ DJ Ol Bill
  • Best Commercial Club DJ Timbee
  • Best Regional DJ Panda
  • Best New Talent Maker
  • Best MC Stylee
  • Best Producer Philly Blunt
  • Best Local Tune Philly Blunt – Nick Lynar – True Love (Philly Blunt remix)
  • Best Record Label JD4D records
  • Best Club Night Japan 4
  • Best Hardstyle DJ Outtacontrol
  • Best Nightclub Ambar
  • Best Radio Show Full Frequency
  • Best Event Breakfest
  • Best Flyer Breakfest 2012 – Jarrod Fuller & Boomtick
  • Best Scene Photograph Photo 1 – Adam Mazur – A$AP ROCKY, Metro City
  • Outstanding Contribution Inhibit

Hall of Fame Inductees[edit]

  • Jeremy Junk
  • John “Gully” Rodgers
  • Petar Ceklic

2012 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – El Dario
  • Best Tech-House DJ – Flex
  • Best Electro DJ – Kill Dyl
  • Best Techno DJ – Craig Hollywood
  • Best Dubstep DJ – JD4D
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – Voltron
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Angry Buda
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – Angry Buda
  • Best Female DJ – Gracie
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Jason Creek
  • Best Trance DJ – GeRmAn
  • Best Hardcore DJ – Camzor
  • Best Hardstyle DJ – DJ Outtacontrol
  • Best Hard Dance DJ – Damien Blaze
  • Best New Talent – Poseidon
  • Best MC – MC Assassin
  • Best Live Act – The Brow Horn Orchestra
  • Best Producer – Killafoe
  • Best Local Tunes – Black & Blunt - Moving Music

Illuminor - That Way (Genix Dub Mix)

  • Best Record Label – JD4D Records
  • Best Club Night – Amon Vision
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Amon Vision (designed by Igor Kadic)
  • Best International Performance – James Zabelia
  • Best Photo – Breakfest - Adam Mazur
  • Outstanding Contribution – Inhibit

2011 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – DJ Timbee
  • Best Tech-House DJ – Flex
  • Best Electro DJ – Kill Dyl
  • Best Techno DJ – Craig Hollywood
  • Best Dubstep DJ – Dr Space
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – ShockOne
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Angry Buda
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – DJ Skooby
  • Best Female DJ – Mono Lisa
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Progress Inn
  • Best Trance DJ – Jason Creek
  • Best Hardcore DJ – DJ Ol Bill
  • Best Hard Dance DJ – Zimma
  • Best New Talent – MR.eD
  • Best MC – MC Assassin
  • Best Live Act – The Brow Horn Orchestra
  • Best Producer – ShockOne
  • Best Local Tune – ShockOne feat. Phetsta - Crucify Me
  • Best Record Label – Amon Vision
  • Best Club Night – Japan 4
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Beat Mash
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Breakfest(designed by Jarrod Fuller)
  • Best International Performance – Nero (band)
  • Best Photo – Atomic Hooligan & Rico Tubbs at Breakfest - James Gifford
  • Outstanding Contribution – Habitat

2010 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Paul Scott
  • Best Tech-House DJ – Nathan Francis
  • Best Electro DJ – Kill Dyl
  • Best Techno DJ – Aarin F
  • Best Dubstep DJ – Rekab
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – ShockOne
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Angry Buda
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – DJ Skooby
  • Best Female DJ – Mono Lisa
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Progress Inn
  • Best Trance DJ – Jason Creek
  • ‘James H Trophy’ Best Hardcore DJ – Rousa
  • Best Hard Dance DJ – Rousa
  • Best New Talent – The Pearly Whites
  • Best MC – Whiskey
  • Best Live Act – The Brow Horn Orchestra
  • Best Hip-Hop Act – The Brow Horn Orchestra
  • Best Producer – ShockOne
  • Best Local Tune – ShockOne, Phetsta & Metrik – True Believer (Phetsta’s Dubstep Rework)
  • Best Record Label – Grits n Gravy
  • Best Club Night – Japan 4
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Beat Mash
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best All Ages Event – Glow
  • Best International Performance – Miles Dyson
  • Outstanding Contribution – Knowledge Music
  • Best Scene Photograph – Andy C at Heavyweight Soundz – Angela King
  • Best Flyer – Lucid Dreaming (designed by Igor Kadic)

2009 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Kyran Smith
  • Best Tech-House DJ – Flex
  • Best Electro DJ – Sketchism
  • Best Techno DJ – Darren J
  • Best Dubstep DJ – Rekab
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – ShockOne
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Charlie Bucket
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – Skooby
  • Best Female DJ – Mono Lisa
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Darren J
  • Best Trance DJ – Jason Creek
  • ‘James H Trophy’ Best Hardcore DJ – Rousa
  • Best Hard Dance DJ – Beni C
  • Best New Talent – Nathan Francis
  • Best MC – MC Able
  • Best Live Act – The Typhoons
  • Best Hip-Hop Act – The Typhoons
  • Best Downtempo / Electro / Other Producer – Shazam
  • Best Broken Beat Producer – Shockone
  • Best 4/4 Producer – Shazam
  • Best Local Tune – ShockOne - Polygon feat. Reija Lee
  • Best Record Label – Paper Chain
  • Best Club Night – Japan4
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Beatmash
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Bar/Pub Venue – Rosemount
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir
  • Best Record Retailer – Next Level Records
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – In The Mix
  • Best All-Ages Rave – Damage Control
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Breakfest
  • Best International Performance – Armin Van Buuren
  • Outstanding Contribution – Boomtick

2008 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Ben Mac
  • Best Electro DJ – Flex
  • Best Techno DJ – Travis
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – ShockOne
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Charlie Bucket
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – DJ Skooby
  • Best Female DJ – Mono Lisa
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Sean Chee
  • Best Trance DJ – Simon Barwood
  • 'James H Trophy' Best Hardcore DJ – Rousa
  • Best Hard Dance DJ – Beni C
  • Best New Talent – Darren J
  • Best MC – MC Tenacity
  • Best Live Act – The Typhoons
  • Best Hip-Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Downtempo/Electro/Other Producer – Signal Drivers
  • Best Broken Beat Producer – Shockone
  • Best 4/4 Producer – Signal Drivers
  • Best Local Tune – Phetsta & Shockone
  • Best Record Label – Destination?
  • Best Club Night – Japan 4
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Beat Mash
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Bar/Pub Venue – Rosemount Hotel
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir Amphitheatre
  • Best Record Retailer – Next Level Records
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best All-Ages Rave – Reset 3
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Breakfest
  • Best International Performance – Daft Punk
  • Outstanding Contribution – Boomtick

2007 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Ben Mac
  • Best Electro DJ – Flex
  • Best Techno DJ – Flaunt
  • Best Drum & Bass DJ – Greg Packer
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – Armee
  • Best Urban/R&B DJ – DJ Skooby
  • Best Female DJ – Mono Lisa
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Progressive DJ – Sean Chee
  • Best Trance DJ – Simon Barwood
  • Best Hardcore DJ – Rousa
  • Best Hard House DJ – Weavy
  • Best New Talent – Lyndon
  • Best MC – Xsessiv
  • Best Live Act – The Typhoons
  • Best Hip-Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Downtempo / Electro / Other Producer – Mind Electric
  • Best Broken Beat Producer – Signal Drivers
  • Best 4/4 Producer – Kriece
  • Best Local Tune – Shockone – Don’t You Know
  • Best Record Label – Destination?
  • Best Club Night – Japan 4
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Roller
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Bar/Pub Venue – Rosemount
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir
  • Best Record Retailer – DJ Factory
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best All-Ages Rave – Commercial Resistance 2
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Breakfest
  • Best International Performance – Armin Van Buuren
  • Outstanding Contribution – Boomtick

2006 Awards[edit]

The 2006 Award party was held on Sunday 3 December 2006 at the Rosemount Hotel. The Awards were hosted by MCs Dart & Blend, with entertainment provided by Bad Robot & David Lee Froth and performances by DJ Greg Packer, Ben Mac, Flaunt, DJ Armee, Terry Waites, and Scott & Mandy.[1]

  • Best House – DJ Terry Waites
  • Best Techno – DJ Flaunt
  • Best Drum'n'Bass – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Hip Hop – DJ Armee (Downsyde)
  • Best Female – DJ Mystique
  • Best Breaks – DJ Micah
  • Best Progressive – DJ Jon Noonan
  • Best Trance – DJ Jon Noonan
  • Best Hard House – DJ Kenny L
  • Best Hardcore – DJ Rousa
  • Best New Talent – Karl Sav
  • Best MC – Assassin
  • Best Live Act – Fdel
  • Best Hip Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Producer – Bad Robot
  • Best Local Tune – "Hang One Minute" Karl Sav
  • Best Record Label – Kinematic
  • Best Club Night – Destination
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Roller
  • Best Night Club – Ambar
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir Amphitheatre
  • Best Record Retailer – The DJ Factory
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Rave Commercial – Resistance
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Parklife
  • Best International Performance – Pendulum
  • Outstanding Contribution – Destination

2005 Awards[edit]

The 2005 Awards were held on Sunday 4 December 2005 at the Rosemount Hotel. The Awards were hosted by MCs Dart & Blend, with performances by Fdel, Micah, Mystique, Scott & Mandy, and Devo & Moemoney.

  • Best House DJ – Adam Kelly
  • Best Techno DJ – Flaunt
  • Best Progressive DJ – Tigger
  • Best Trance DJ – Kenny L
  • Best Drum'n'Bass DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Hip Hop DJ – DJ Armee
  • Best Female DJ – Mystique
  • Best Hard House DJ – Kenny L
  • Best Hardcore DJ – Rousa
  • Best New Talent DJ – Kito
  • Best MC – Assassin
  • Best Live Act – Downsyde
  • Best Hip Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Producer – Pendulum
  • Best Local Tune – "Rocksteady" Fdel
  • Best Record Label – Kinematic
  • Best Club Night – Trafik
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Roller
  • Best Night Club – Ambar
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir Amphitheatre
  • Best Record Retailer – DJ Factory
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Rave – Fundamental
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Parklife
  • Best International Performance – Armin Van Buuren
  • Outstanding Contribution – Boomtick

2004 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Terry Waites
  • Best Techno DJ – MRW
  • Best Progressive DJ – Tigger
  • Best Trance DJ – Simon Barwood
  • Best Drum N Bass DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Hip Hop DJ – DJ Armee (Downsyde)
  • Best Female DJ – Mystique
  • Best Hard House DJ – Freestyle
  • Best Hardcore DJ – Hutcho
  • Best New Talent DJ – Signal Drivers
  • Best MC – Assassin
  • Best Live Act – Downsyde
  • Best Hip Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Producer – Greg Packer
  • Best Local Tune – "Another Planet" – Pendulum
  • Best Record Label – Interphase
  • Best Club Night – Trafik
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Roller
  • Best Night Club – Ambar
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir Amphitheatre
  • Best Record Retailer – DJ Factory
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best Rave – Underground
  • Best Event – Breakfest
  • Best Flyer – Science Fiction
  • Best International Performance – Armin Van Buuren
  • Outstanding Contribution – Boomtick

2003 Awards[edit]

The 2003 Awards were held on Sunday 26 October 2003 at the Leederville Hotel. The Awards were hosted by Declan and Dart RTRFM's Full Frequency, with performances by Adam Kelly, MRW, Joby, Nic Tan, Souljah Armee, Dart, Micah, and Mandy.

  • Best House DJ – Adam Kelly
  • Best Techno DJ – MRW
  • Best Progressive DJ – Tigger
  • Best Trance DJ – Choice
  • Best Drum 'n' Bass DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Breaks DJ – Micah
  • Best Hip-Hop DJ – DJ Armee (Downsyde)
  • Best Female DJ – Mystique
  • Best Hard House DJ – Freestyle
  • Best Hardcore DJ – Hutcho
  • Best New Talent – Jon Noonan
  • Best MC – Assassin
  • Best Live Act – Downsyde
  • Best Hip-Hop Act – Downsyde
  • Best Producer – Pendulum
  • Best Local Tune – "Vault" (Pendulum)
  • Best Record Label – Interphase
  • Best Club Night – Trakik
  • Best Regular Weeknight – Roller
  • Best Nightclub – Ambar
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belvoir Amphitheatre
  • Best Record Retailer – Central Station
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best All-Ages Rave – Mad For It
  • Best Event – Breakfast
  • Best Flyer – Science Fiction
  • Best International Performance – LTJ Bukem

2001 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Dan Stinton
  • Best Techno DJ – Mrw
  • Best Trance / Progressive DJ – Adam Kelly
  • Best Hard House / Hard Dance DJ – Freestyle
  • Best Drum 'n' Bass DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Breaks / 2-Step DJ – Trent C
  • Best Rave / Hardcore DJ – Hutcho
  • Best New Talent (new category) – Nic Tan
  • Best MC – Assassin
  • Best Live Act – Rhibosome
  • Best Producer (new category) – Greg Packer
  • Best Record Label: Interphaze
  • Best Nightclub – The Drum Club
  • Best Non-Club Venue – The Swan Barracks
  • Best Record Retailer – Central Station
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Free Magazine – Hype Magazine
  • Best Dance Music Website – Teknoscape
  • Best All-Ages Rave: – Blackout 2
  • Best Event – Gatecrasher Festival
  • Best Flyer – Science Fiction
  • Best International Performance – De La Soul

2000 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – DJ Dirty Den
  • Best Techno / Tech-house DJ – DJ Puff
  • Best Rave DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Drum 'n' Bass DJ: DJ Greg Packer
  • Best MC: Interjecta
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Swan Barracks
  • Best Nightclub – Globe Entertainment Complex
  • Best Record Retailer – Central Station
  • Best Local Record Label – Hard Afro
  • Best Local Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Free Magazine – Hype Magazine
  • Best All Ages Rave – Blackout
  • Best Event – Delirious Summer Festival
  • Best Flyer – Delirious Summer Festival
  • Best International DJ Set – Jeff Mills

1999 Awards[edit]

  • Best House DJ – Dirty Den
  • Best Techno/Tech-house DJ – DJ MRW
  • Best Hardcore DJ – DJ Kevin
  • Best Drum'n'Bass DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best MC – MC Interjecta
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Belmont Race Course
  • Best Nightclub – The Globe
  • Best Record Retailer – Central Station
  • Best Local Record Label – Hardline Recordings
  • Best Local Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Free Magazine – Hype Magazine
  • Best All Ages Rave – Atom One
  • Best 18+ Dance Party – Science Fiction NYE
  • Best Flyer – Atom One
  • Best International DJ Set – DJ Heaven

1998 Awards[edit]

  • Best House/Trance DJ – MRW
  • Best Jungle DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Hardcore DJ – DJ Greg Packer
  • Best Happy Hard DJ – DJ Kevin
  • Best MC – MC Kevin
  • Best Radio DJ – Echoic (RTRFM)
  • Best Radio Show – Full Frequency (RTRFM)
  • Best Non-Club Venue – Embassy Ballroom
  • Best Nightclub – Globe
  • Best Record Shop – Central Station
  • Best Local Record Label – Hardline Rekordingz
  • Best Event – Sonik '98
  • Best Flyer – Sonik '98
  • Best Promotion Team – Delirium Promotions

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Music Website Issue #535 – Tuesday 5 December 2006

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