So last night was the night we had waited for, The Digital Socket Awards Live Event.
It was a great night and brilliant to meet up with so many people that we only know by usernames online.
There were performances by Groom, Meljoann and Ham Sandwich. I now want to get tshirts printed that say ‘Kells Rocks!’ Gareth Stack MCed the night and definitely made a name for himself.
I got to present the ‘Best Radio Show’ award to Donal Dineen, which was great and chatted to some pretty cool people about some upcoming projects. There were some DJ sets from Logikparty and Sweet Oblivion but I was wrecked and headed home, only to find out this morning that I missed probably the greatest HipHop dance off ever witnessed in Dublin. Sad Times.
Here’s the full list of winners:
Best EP: And So I Watch You From Afar The Letters
Best Indie: The Cast of Cheers
Best Design: Adebisi Shank
Best Newcomer: The Cast of Cheers
Best Rock: Adebisi Shank The Second Album of a Band called Adebisi Shank
Best Video: The Ambience Affair Devil In The Detail
Best Pop: Cathy Davey
Best Photographer: Loreana Rushe
Best Folk: Villagers Becoming a Jackal
Best Radio: Donal Dineen The Small Hours
Best Electronic / Hip Hop: Solar Bears She Was Coloured In
RTE Special Award for Outstanding Performance in 2010: The Cast Of Cheers
Best Label: The Richter Collective
Best Song: Villagers The Meaning of the Ritual
Best Album: Adebisi Shank This Is The Second Album Of A Band Called Adebisi Shank