Last Wednesday, the Mercury Cinema was packed full incredible South Australian musicians representing every genre you can imagine. Was this some sort of freaky coincidence? Did every musical genius and industry identity in Adelaide spontaneously decide to see the new James Bond?
No; they were all at the Mercury for the SA Music Awards – a night where MusicSA celebrates the incredible achievements of our homegrown artists. In case you missed the awards, we thought we’d give you a little recap to bring you up to speed. Obviously there are a lot of categories for a ceremony like the SAM Awards, so we’re going to pay special tribute to some of our favourite artists and producers from the Fresh92.7 playlist. Here goes:
In the past 12 months, Fresh92.7 fave Tkay Maidza has been smashing it in the charts and building a huge reputation for herself. On Wednesday, her amazing year was recognised with a bunch of awards including Best Female, Best Release (for her Switch Tape EP), and the APRA AMCOS Award for Best Song (Switch Lanes). Oh, and that track also picked up Best Music Video, as an added bonus. She basically dominated.
Old mate Motez was also kicking goals, beating a strong field to take out the Best Producer title. His Vancouver EP won over the judging panel, and his success was well deserved after a massive year for this rising star. He’s been killing it all over the world, so it’s great to see him earning serious recognition here in his home town.
Other winners on the night included:
- Synth-pop newcomers SKIES (Best New Artist),
- Metal band Truth Corroded (Most Popular Artist, as voted by the public),
- Singer/songwriter Timberwolf (Best Male),
- WOMAD (Best Festival/Best Music Event), and
- Adelaide icon The Governor Hindmarsh (Best Venue).
For a full list of winners, you can check out the MusicSA South Australian Music Awards announcements HERE. Fresh92.7 would like to thank MusicSA and everybody involved for putting on this great event. Seeing so much SA talent in the one venue is pretty special, and it was a bonus to see some of our favourite musicians acknowledged for their work. Congratulations guys (and good luck for 2016)!