Ingrosso, Avicii, Daft Punk take home inthemix Awards
Our Australian family celebrated the results of its annual inthemix awards last night, honoring the best artists, tracks, events and more. Now that the festivities in Sydney have died down, check out the ITM Awards’ fan- and industry- voted results.
The Stafford Brothers, for the third year in a row, were named Australia’s top DJs. Their success in the U.S. hasn’t been too shabby, either: the brothers were the first dance act signed to Cash Money Records (only to be followed by Paris Hilton), and released “Hello,” a collaboration with Lil’ Wayne and Christina Milian. Coming in behind the Stafford Brothers was Melbourne sound pioneer Will Sparks. Sparks also took home the industry panel’s award for Breakthrough Artist.
America’s favorite Aussie exports landed at various spots on the Australian Top 50. Tommy Trash, for example, came in seventh (down three spots from last year), while Dirty South was ranked at number 30. Tommy Trash also scored the industry-given Best Track/Remix title for “Reload,” his hit with Sebastian Ingrosso. Meanwhile, Flume, whose music is taking off quickly stateside, was ranked the number eight DJ by Australian fans; the industry panel honored him too, with the Best Live Act and Best Album awards. In the Favorite International DJ category, Armin van Buuren took the top spot, followed by Avicii and Daft Punk.
The fan-voted Favorite Major Festival title was taken by traveling fest Stereosonic, with Future Music Festival coming in second. Q-Dance’s legendary hard dance party Defqon.1 earned the prize for Favorite Event.
There are a ton more awards – featuring great artists you may not have heard about yet – over at the full inthemix Awards site. Judging by the tweets we saw coming from the ceremony, it looks like our neighbors to the south threw quite a party