3D World Awards
Tuesday, 18 December 2007
This is it. This is what you've been waiting for. The best of the best. As voted by...us. 3D sorts through the year that was and reminds you of all those magical moments.
We like making lists.
V Festival: sure, the queues were miles long but the vibe was chilled, and how can you complain with the Pixies, Gnarls Barkley, 2manyDJs, Phoenix and the rest – a l’il something for everyone.
Daft Punk: we really, really hope this turned out to be the best event (as we go to print)…it certainly had enough hype.
MONTHLY NIGHT OF THE YEAR
Trashbags: they came out of nowhere with a ‘we don’t do things by halves (we double dump)’ approach and a roster of the best maximal electro internationals on offer.
Runners-up: Loose Kaboose and Mad Racket.
CLUB NIGHT OF THE YEAR
Famous proved that all the kids want a taste of that sweet celebrity flavour.
Club Club and Break Inn at Laundry
OneLove at Tank
Nox Nightclub, Liverpool
OUSTANDING VENUE OF 2008
Oxford Art Factory: It only opened in the last half of the year, but it’s already hosting every event in Sydney. Plus – long necks. How can you beat that-
Runner-up: Will and Toby’s – swish city.
TOURING COMPANY OF THE YEAR
Future Entertainment: were unbeatable.
Runner up: Fuzzy – were pretty damn good as well.
LOCAL DJ OF THE YEAR
The eminently huggable Kato.
Runners-up: the Ro Sham Bo crew.
BEST LOCAL LIVE ACT
Jamie Lloyd and Jimi Polar: If you haven’t seen these guys in action yet, you’d better hurry up before the Berliners steal them from us forever.
LOCAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Bag Raiders: for managing to be ubiquitous and underground, at the same time.
NEXT BIG THING LOCAL DJ/PRODUCER
Spruce Lee: look out, because he’ll be throwing out Baltimore one-inch-punches on Bang Gang 12-inches in ‘08.
INTERNATIONAL DJS OF THE YEAR
Four-way tie between:
Kentaro at OAF
Stephan Bodzin at Laundry
Busy P at Parklife
Booka Shade at the Metro and Gaelic
INTERNATIONAL LIVE ACT OF THE YEAR
Another 50/50 vote between Gnarls Barkley at V Festival and Justice at Parklife.
Fat Freddys Drop at the Enmore
INTERNATIONAL PRODUCER OF THE YEAR
Jesse Rose: twisted breakdowns with bump and swagger make our knees weak.
NEXT BIG THING INTERNATIONAL DJ/PRODUCER
Danger: the next big thing in French electro.
Crystal Castles: bursting off the blogs and onto your radio.
MUM, I’D LIKE YOU TO MEET…
Anna Lunoe and Kato.
ALBUM OF THE YEAR
The indie dance kids say Justice, the hip hop kids say Kanye. Either way, these two albums ruled their respective roosts in ‘07.
WORST ALBUM OF THE YEAR
Rogue Traders – Better In The Dark (and with the volume on mute).
RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
Inertia – in terms of quality, quantity, diversity and out-right oddities, you just couldn’t beat this local independent label in ‘07.
RADIO SHOW OF THE YEAR
Locally, it has to go to Sunsets on FBi again for consistent quality. Also, a runner-up spot goes to Mix Up on triple j for some brilliant sets.
Internationally, you couldn’t beat Annie Mac on Radio 1 – superlative music taste and a spunk as well. Facebook is correct - Annie Mac, you are a Goddess.
THE YAWNIES (Most disappointing international)
Spank Rock at the Metro: as we said at the time, Spank Rock without MC Spank Rock is like paying for Charlie Sheen and getting Emilio Estevez.
Cody ChestnuTT: it was almost two years ago, but the bitter taste this show left still burns our throats.
Runner-up: Hot Chip at the Metro – a source of contention, some thought this gig was great, others thought it sucked in comparison to their Becks Bar show.
THE WHERE’S WALLY AWARD (for no show of the year)
Klaxons at Splendour
Naeem Juwan of Spank Rock
Snoop at MTV Awards
The whole Rave the City
THE CELINE DION DIVA AWARD
Kanye West: do we even need to explain why-
RICHARD BRANSON AWARD (for world domination)
Baile Funk and Baltimore Club: as the Ro Sham Bo crew and their compatriots became essential additions to every club night, 3D was proven right on last year’s Big Shiny Balls prediction.
Runner-up: Sneaky Sound System: who would have thought that in a few short years these guys would go from playing semi-live house music to eastern suburbs fashion types at Waverley Bowls Club to being the biggest bloody pop act in the country- And all thanks in no small part to the diva voice and star power of Connie Booth.
BIG SHINY BALLS AWARD (what’ll be big in 08)
Dubstep: believe us, we were right about Baltimore last year…
Runner-up: Turkish psych rock (our sources at Jimmy Sings tell us this is where it’s at).
FINGERS IN THE EARS LALALA I CAN’T HEAR YOU AWARD (most overplayed track)
Where do you start- Perhaps with Kanye’s Stronger, Bob Sinclar’s Sounds of Freedom and Alex Gaudino’s Destination Calabria-
For songs that were irritating last year and are even more annoying now -
Riot in Belgium’s La Musique, Bob Sinclar’s Love Generation and Fedde Le Grand’s Put You Hands Up For Detroit (when it’s getting blasted full volume while you’re trying to have a pub lunch, you know a song’s dead).
THE BOB THE BUILDER AWARD FOR DIY CREWS
Trashbags, Disco Punx and Health Club: can you build it- Yes you can.
REST IN PEACE (for those we’ll miss)
Funktrust weeklies, The Abercrombie, Ha Ha, Peepshow and Beware the Cat: we knew thee well.
MARKETING 1:01 (best publicity stunt)
Radiohead: for their ‘pay what you want’ marketing strategy. Only they could pull it off.
Runner-up: Bonds underwear ad featuring Gasolina by Bonde Do Role. Sure, it was probably unintentional, but broadcasting Portuguese dirty talk on national TV is pure genius.
TARTS OF THE YEAR
Ro Sham Bo: do those bitches ever sleep-
JOURNALIST’S SAVIOUR OF THE YEAR
MySpace Media Players – how did people write about music before they could access any band in the world’s songs, bio and press shots in seconds-