2014 Global Spin Awards Recap: DJ Mustard, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, DJ Envy, Diplo Among Winners [FULL LIST]
It was a cold night in New York City, but the third annual Global Spin Awards heated things up at New World Stages. Some of the hottest DJs across the globe were in attendance for the ceremony, which honored and recognized the world's most dynamic and talented DJs for their contribution to the culture of music and entertainment. The message of the evening was that these men and women are the backbone of the music industry and need to be celebrated as much as the emcees and artists who are more often in the forefront. The party starts with the DJ, and the DJ brings new music to the people.
The show started off with DJ sets from AraabMuzik and Z Trip (with violinist Damien Escobar), before host LaLa Anthony came on stage to begin giving out awards. DJs continued to perform sporadically throughout the night with showcases from DJ Mustard, Rakim, Das EFX, Nice and Smooth, O.T. Genasis, and Busta Rhymes as well as a surprise set from Swizz Beatz.
Sean "Diddy" Combs, whose company REVOLT broadcast the event, was one of the first presenters. He waxed nostalgic about his beginnings in the industry and paid respect for the DJ who "save my life," DJ Red Alert. Other presenters on deck were Adam Richman (Man vs. Food), Michael Rapaport (directed documentary on hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest), MC Lyte, Ne Yo, Remy Ma, and Po Johnson, among others.
The vibe of the show was pure positivity and respect. Award winners thanked the DJs that came before them and preached about the power of the DJ's platform. Many of them also thanked Global Spin Awards creator Shawn Prez for putting the show together and providing an outlet for celebrating their craft. Swizz Beats even announced that he planned to donate $100,000 to keep the awards show alive.
See the full list of winners below, and let us know what you think in the comments section below!
Full List of 2014 Global Spin Awards Winners
DJ Of The Year - DJ MUSTARD
National Club DJ Of The Year - DJ VICE
Regional Club DJ Of The Year (Northeast) - DJ QUICKSILVA
Regional Club "OPEN FORMAT" DJ Of The Year (Northeast) - JUS SKE
Regional Club DJ Of The Year (West) - MARK DA SPOT
Regional Club "OPEN FORMAT" DJ Of The Year (West) - JUSTIN CREDIBLE
DJ Producer OF The Year - DJ MUSTARD
DJ Album Of The Year" - DJ KHALED "SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS'
Reggae DJ Of The Year - DJ NORIE
EDM DJ Of The Year - DIPLO
Celebrity DJ Of The Year - JERMAINE DUPRI
DJ Remixer Of The Year - TED SMOOTH
Online/Satellite Radio DJ Of The Year - DJ WHOO KID
National Mixtape DJ Of The Year - DJ DRAMA
National Mixshow DJ Of The Year - DJ ENVY
Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (South) - DJ DRAMA
Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (Midwest) - DJ 33 1/3
Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (West) - DJ FELLI FEL
Regional Mixshow DJ Of The Year (Northeast) - DJ SELF
Latin DJ Of The Year - DJ CAMILO
DJ Entrepreneur - IRIE
Female DJ Of The Year - DJ CARISMA
Regional Club DJ Of The Year (South) - INFAMOUS
Breakthrough DJ Of The Year - DJ MUSTARD
Breakthrough "OPEN FORMAT" DJ Of The Year - DJ TRAUMA
International DJ Of The Year - TIM WESTWOOD
Turntablist DJ Of The Year - DJ SCRATCH
Regional Club DJ Of The Year (Midwest) - STEPH FLOSS