2008 inthemix50 results – a new #1 is crowned!
More than 20,000 devoted dance music fans voted in the 2008 Sony inthemix50; an all time record and increase of 31%. It’s been the most successful poll in its six year history and undeniable proof that Australia’s burgeoning dance scene is bigger and better than ever before. The nationwide acknowledgment of the inthemix50’s importance also signaled a raft of exciting changes to the final results.
Traditionally, Australia’s #1 DJ has hailed from NSW, but in 2008 we see a dramatic changing of guard take place. It’s time to crown a new prince of the Australian dance scene, with 21 year old Queensland prodigy Tydi stepping up to claim the top spot – the youngest ever #1 and the first non-NSW winner! In 2008 Tydi has played all of Queensland’s biggest dance events and festivals, held a weekly residency at famed superclub Family, and also signed his production work to Armin van Buuren’s internationally renowned Armada record label. It’s little wonder Tydi’s been able to storm to the top of the poll, however he’s not the only sunshine statesman to stamp his authority on the national list. The Stafford Brothers (#2) and Baby Gee (#4) also feature in the top five.
Ajax remains NSW’s most popular DJ at #3 nationally, while electro house chart toppers The Potbelleez rank at #5, their highest ever placing and no surprise after their runaway success in 2008. In another exciting first, Canberra outfit The Aston Shuffle grabbed the #6 position, making them the highest ever ranking from the ACT. Adam Bartas took the crown as Victoria’s top DJ at #7, followed closely by Queensland’s Raye Antonelli (#8) and fellow Melbournite Chardy (#9). Rounding out the top ten, international success story Dirty South represented once again for Victoria.
Head to www.inthemix.com.au/50 for the full list of 2008 results, including the national 50 and state top 10s, top 5 producers, favourite club nights and events, and top 5 international DJs. Congratulations to all the winners! To see the photo gallery from the Awards Night click HERE.