Last weekend (May 28 – June 01), The Stylus Group held the 5th Annual Stylus Spinfest & DJ Awards. The weekend’s events & Monday’s award show brought together & celebrated the deejays, artists, producers, labels, and individuals who help shape and develop Canada’s urban music scene.
Last year I won ‘Canadian Club DJ of the Year’ and thanks to your support, I was nominated for 3 awards this year (Club DJ of the Year, Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year) & ended up taking home 2 – Toronto DJ of the Year & Mixtape of the Year! I suck terribly at acceptance speeches and never remember to say what I want or thank the people I want to, so here goes..
Mixtape of the Year – Bridging The Gap V4 – Toronto to Virginia
Hosted By: The Clipse
Thank you to The Clipse (Malice & Pusha-T), Rick Geez, Geezy, Pharrel, Shae, NERD, Star-Trak, everyone in Virgina (all artists & producers), everyone in Toronto (all artists & producers), Bryan E. of The Legends League for the dope cover art and t-shirt design, my dude’s Bobby Redef & Sir Lancelot for making me scrap the tape & start over, my boy Mattice for his creative direction & ableton help, Mediaphase for their online distribution & support, IdeLL Clothing, Play Cloths, Orisue, Ransom, Nahright, 2Dopeboyz, all of the bloggers who posted the tape, and everyone who continues to support the movement!
Toronto DJ of The Year
Big thank you first and foremost to my parents, for being supportive of me quitting the corporate 9-5 grind to focus on DJ’ing back when it was not looking so promising.. The fact that they let me to pursue my passion at such a young age says a lot and meant a lot to me, and I’m always thankful for that. Thanks to my girl, for being so understanding and supportive as well, and of course, my entire team.. My emcee, Sir Lancelot (we consistently shut parties down together), Mediaphase, all the promoters & corporate clients whom I’ve worked with, everyone at FLOW 93.5 FM, my sponsors (IdeaLL, Orisue, Ransom, Ortofon), Stylus Group, Marc Ecko Watches and finally everyone who comes out to the parties, downloads the mixtapes/podcasts & continues to show love and support in general.. Much thanks!
For a full run down on all the winners from the 2010 Stylus DJ Awards log onto www.stylusgroup.ca