The inthemix awards: Looking back at the winners
It’s exciting to think that 2012 marks 10 years of the inthemix awards. From innovative beginnings as the inthemix50 through to the mega bash we threw for last year’s awards, we’ve seen some great locals ascend to the coveted #1 spot since 2003. With the 2012 event drawing nearer – and votes closing this Sunday, September 2 – we’re taking a look back each of the winners through the history of the awards. From Kid Kenobi, through Ajax, tyDi, The Aston Shuffle and last year’s winner The Stafford Brothers, we’ve seen a variety of DJs clinch the top spot. This year’s winner is yet to be decided, so cast your vote now for a say in who’s crowned Australia’s #1 DJ. In the meantime, let’s take a stroll down memory lane…
2011: THE STAFFORD BROTHERS
Between their own Fox8 reality show, a never ending tour schedule and keeping busy on the production front, The Stafford Brothers have plenty going on. Last year, the brothers added another feather to their cap: taking home the #1 spot at the inthemix awards. They made it to the #4 spot in the 2010 poll, but with 2011 seeing them share the Future Music Festival mainstage with the likes of The Chemical Brothers and Pendulum, set off on a 35-date world tour and invade TV screens around the country, the Brisbane bro’s profile was big enough to take them all the way to the top. Question is, will they be able to do it again for 2012?
2011 Top 5: #2 tyDi, #3 The Aston Shuffle, #4 MaRLo, #5 Andy Murphy
2010: THE ASTON SHUFFLE
The future was looking exceedingly bright for Canberra’s finest dance music exports when they took out the 2010 inthemix awards. Rocketing into the #1 spot for the very first time, the previous few years had seen Mikah and Vance – aka The Aston Shuffle – hone their skills as producers and DJs at the top of their game. The pair were close to releasing their anticipated debut studio album (yep, that’d be Seventeen Past Midnight) when the awards rolled ‘round, so the time was definitely right for their ascent to the top of the inthemix50 poll. As two of the humblest chaps you’re ever likely to meet, the Aston’s win only served to strengthen their position as a force to be reckoned with on the Australian dance scene.
2010 Top 5: #2 tyDi, #3 Andy Murphy, #4 The Stafford Brothers, #5 Bag Raiders