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08-06-01 news
Ireland left out at Dance Music Awards...

Ireland's dance scene may be buzzing but the Emerald Isle failed to pick up even one award at the Dance Music Awards in London on Wednesday night. Chart act Spiller was celebrating however after picking up three major titles at an awards show to celebrate the best in dance music from around the world.

The group, featuring lead singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor, were named best house act and best chart act while their single Groovejet (if this ain't love) - a chart-topper which became the soundtrack of the summer - was named the year's best.

Other big winners at the DanceStar 2001 awards in London last night included top DJ Carl Cox, who took a pair of prizes, as best club DJ and outstanding contribution to worldwide dance music.

Dance diva Sonique, who had a string of hits last year including the number one It Feels So Good, was named dance star of the year.

King of the decks Fatboy Slim, who was shortlisted for five titles, walked away with the award for best breakbeat/eclectic act.

Ibiza nightclub Space was named the best club while Liverpool nightclub Cream won best club night for Bugged Out.

Guests at the event included former Another Level star Dane Bowers and Page Three girl Jordan.

Full list of winners:

Best chart act - Spiller.
Best album - Discovery by Daft Punk.
Best house act - Spiller.
Best garage act - Wookie feat. Lain.
Best trance act - Timo Maas feat. Martin Bettinghaus.
Best breakbeat/eclectic act - Fatboy Slim.
Best producer - MJ Cole.
Best compilation album - The Chill Out Session by Ministry of Sound.
Best video - Clint Eastwood by Gorillaz.
Best publication - DJ Best website -
Best club DJ - Carl Cox.
Best event - Ministry.
Best radio DJ - Pete Tong.
Best club night - Bugged Out at Cream.
Best club - Space in Ibiza.
Dance star of the year - Sonique.
Best breakthrough act - Darude.

Worldwide record of the year - Groovejet (if this ain't love) by Spiller.
Best underground act - Future Shock.
Best label - Hooj Choons.

Outstanding contribution to worldwide dance music - Carl Cox.
Industry person of the year - Matt Priest.
Best marketing campaign - Gorillaz

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