ITM50 evolves into inthemix awards

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With inthemix’s annual awards hitting its ninth incarnation in 2011, the ITM HQ brains trust decided it was about time to give things a bit of a shake-up and apply a fresh coat of shiny paint. As such we can now reveal that the inthemix50 has now transformed into the inthemix awards and the madness is once again about to kick off!

Though our awards ceremony does indeed have a new title and some necessary new categories it’s DNA remains unchanged as we’re still profiling and celebrating the biggest and brightest achievements in Australian dance music, centred on the main event of the top 50 DJs in the country as voted by you. After a changing of the guard last year which saw Canberra heroes The Aston Shuffle snake the title from then reigning champ tyDi, the 2011 DJ poll will be more contested and dissected than ever.

As well as the ITM50 within the greater awards celebration itself, the inthemix awards will be taking your votes on favourite club, favourite festival, favourite track and for the newly launched categories of the top live Australian act and favourite festival moment among others.

Of course talking about what you’ll be voting doesn’t mean much when you don’t know when you can vote and so we’re pleased to confirm that voting in the 2011 inthemix awards will open on Monday, July 18th and close on Sunday August 14th. After that there’s the awards ceremony in Sydney on Wednesday August 24th. Mark those dates down!

You’ll also been amped to hear that the inthemix awards will also be invading clubs during the voting calendar with a national club tour hitting 12 stops from July 22nd to August 13th. We’ll be spilling all the beans on that tour and who’s on it this Wednesday June 22nd. Until then, get into a club and start on a shortlist of your personal #1s.

inthemix awards key dates:

Monday July 18: Voting Opens
Sunday August 14: Voting Closes
Wednesday August 24: inthemix awards announced

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DJ Voucher

DJ Voucher said on the 20th Jun, 2011

Timmy Trumpet to crack the TOP TEN!! GO SON!!

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 20th Jun, 2011

as well as the public voting, will there be an industry voted award too?

Wouldz

Wouldz said on the 20th Jun, 2011

Boys Noize for best international artist!

jdoodle

jdoodle said on the 20th Jun, 2011

by madness you mean spamoff?

mjm_fm

mjm_fm said on the 21st Jun, 2011

@pomrocks - there sure will be. There'll be a few industry nominated categories and one industry voted award. Details will be released soon!

pomrocks

pomrocks said on the 21st Jun, 2011



Awesome, that's good to hear. The ITM50 is generally "popularity" based, so nice to have both.

alistairrrr

alistairrrr said on the 21st Jun, 2011

these awards are corrupt as fuck, who the hell voted for tydi???

angy

angy said on the 21st Jun, 2011

The industry-voted awards sound exciting!

crackers4

crackers4 said on the 21st Jun, 2011

Just a heads up, June 24th is a friday...

Tim-BO

Tim-BO said on the 21st Jun, 2011

i reckon its between aston and bass kleph

Mickstah

Mickstah said on the 21st Jun, 2011

Industry awards sound great.

Sad to see the identity change for this, I thought the previous branding was quite a strong and distinctive one.

narcism

narcism said on the 21st Jun, 2011

Hopefully curb the cheating that goes on.

Pendulum

Pendulum said on the 21st Jun, 2011

I would love to see an award that requires judging by a technical panel, and assesses a DJ's required skills within their genre, such as track selection and set composition, layering, looping, juggling etc etc... Facebook spamming and having a great promo team behind you who spend money on your behalf are kinda hard to compete against in a popularity contest.

macc4

macc4 said on the 21st Jun, 2011

moving forward, how the fuck did it go from kid kinobi and end up at tydi?

I blame mc shuresock

interpol_

interpol_ said on the 21st Jun, 2011

striborg for number 1?

robohan

robohan said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

Each category should have a popular and underground dance music sub category. I hardly know any of the music of the popular dance music stuff#$!?$?!

gillsy

gillsy said on the 22nd Jun, 2011

dj voucher you're off your head timmy trumpet is the most irritating c@#t around that trumpet does my head in as well as the shitty music he plays