A month ago Junk were nominated in the Best Small Club category in DJ Mag’s Best of British award series. Tonight, following thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) of votes cast by the general public via DJ Mag’s Facebook page, an awards ceremony took place at Ministry of Sound (London) headlined by nominees and favourites Andy C, James Zabiela, Paul Woolford, Dusky, Ben Pearce, and others. The presentations began at midnight and not long later, Junk were crowned Best Small Club in the UK for 2013.
Photo via Junk‘s Facebook page
Junk were nominated in the same category (Best Small Club) in 2011 but were pipped to the post by Digital (Brighton). The 2012 winners, The Garage (Leeds), were nominated in this year’s award series but their nomination was withdrawn following a temporary closure of the venue. The 2010 winners were Mint (Leeds) and in 2009 it was Corsica Studios (London).
Every year DJ Mag run an annual award series dubbed Best of British. The awards pay tribute to a veritable who’s been who, where’s been where and what’s been what in the UK club music scene over the past 12 months. This year, Junk were nominated, and subsequently triumphed, in the Best Small Club category. They were nominated alongside Cosmic Ballroom (Newcastle), Dance Tunnel (London), Wire (Leeds), and XOYO (London).
Best of British — now in its sixth year — is your chance to pay homage to the homegrown DJs, artists, clubs, record labels and festivals that make the UK one of the most exciting scenes on the planet.