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Saturday, 16 October, 1999, 16:15 GMT 17:15 UK
Double honours for dance stars
The Chemicals: Best Live Act and Best Album
Dance music stars Fat Boy Slim, Basement Jaxx and the Chemical Brothers are celebrating after picking up two awards each at an annual awards ceremony.

The Chemicals took two of the biggest prizes at the glitzy Ericsson Muzik Awards, for Best Live Act and Best Album for their hit Surrender.


Fatboy Slim: Awarded, but not for his records
Members Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons were given their prizes at a ceremony in the Gainsborough Studios, north London, by hosts Radio 1 DJs Zoe Ball and Pete Tong.

Zoe Ball's husband, Fatboy Slim - aka Norman Cook - was rewarded for his live work and the promo for his single Praise You.

He took the Best Video title and shared the Best Event award for his head-to-head remixing event against US producer Armand Van Helden earlier this year.


Finally triumph after losing out at the Mobo awards
Basement Jaxx triumphed in the Best New Artist Album category for their debut Remedy, while their album in the Essential Mix series also took an award.

Faithless - who like the Chemicals were Mercury Music Prize nominees earlier this year - were declared Best Band in the awards, which are voted by the public.

Turn Around by Phats & Small was named Best Single.

Radio 1 DJs honoured

Three BBC Radio 1 DJs won awards. Rap DJ Tim Westwood, recently recovered from a shooting incident, won Best Radio Show.


Host Zoe: Shared a stage with her husband
Judge Jules was named Best British DJ, and Trevor Nelson took the Best Compilation title for his release the INCredible Sound of Trevor Nelson.

Best New DJ went to DJ Lottie, and Best International DJ to Paul Van Dyk. Best Bedroom Bedlam DJ went to Yousef.

Veteran DJ Sasha was awarded Outstanding Contribution To Dance Music.

Best remixer went to Jose Nunez, Harry Romero and Erick Morillo. Producer Of The Year went to Ferry Corsten (System F).


Faithless' Sister Bliss: Best group
Not only artists were honoured at the Muzik Awards - record labels, clubs, shops and even a book were also recognised among the 26 award categories.

New London superclub Home lost out to Media in Nottingham for Best Club Venue award, while Best Underground Club went to Subterrain at The End in London.

Best Ibiza Club was Cream At Amnesia, but best club overall was Gatecrasher in Sheffield.


Pete Tong: Can still do no wrong
As for record labels, Positiva was named Best Major label, and Subliminal was named Best Independent.

Best Record Shop was Pure Groove in London.

Best Book was Adventures In Wonderland by Sheryl Garret - a 330-page trawl through the history of house music in America, Britain and Ibiza.

But possibly the most important award of the night - Caner of the Year - went to Brandon Block and Alex P.

Voting for the awards, which were preceded by a nationwide dance tour, was through Muzik magazine and Virgin Megastores. BBC Radio 1 also assisted the selections with live on-air polls.

Highlights of the ceremony will be broadcast on Radio 1 in an Essential Selection awards special on 15 October.

See also:

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