Wammies ’12 Winners and DMD Picks

Published On February 20, 2012 | By Stephanie Williams | News

Written By: Stephanie Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 26th annual Wammies took place Sunday, February 19th at the State Theatre. While there were a few stand-out nominees this year, there were some definite holes on the list that needed to be filled (yU-The Earn for Best Rap/Hip Hop Recording, for starters).

 

Here’s a recap of some winners from the award show, along with our picks (and some comments) below:

 

BEST ELECTRONICA ARTIST:

Bluebrain
Fort Knox Five (DMD Pick)
Kicksville
Mike Surratt
Thievery Corporation
Yoko K. (Winner)

 

BEST ELECTRONICA DJ:

The Blowoff
DJ Dave Nada
DJ Enferno
DJ Jackie O (Winner)
DJ Neekola
Jesse Tittsworth (Winner) (DMD Pick)
Thomas Blondet
Will Eastman

 

BEST ELECTRONICA RECORDING:

Culture of Fear / Thievery Corporation (Winner)
Dave Nada Presents Moombahton / Dave Nada
Heaven’s Library / Yoko K. (DMD Pick)
The National Mall / Bluebrain
One World Sovereignty / Nappy Riddem
Results of a Higher Mission / Kicksville
Soundtrack ISO Movie / Mike Surratt
That Day / Mustafa Akbar
Two Strokes Raw / Tittsworth & Alvin Risk

 

FOLK- CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST:

Carey Creed
Cletus Kennelly
Lori Kelley
Lynn Hollyfield
Maureen Andary
Renee McCullough
Sara Curtin
Steven Gellman
Victoria Vox (Winner) (DMD Pick)

 

FOLK – CONTEMPORARY DUO/GROUP:

Chatham Street
Cletus Kennelly & Lori Kelley
Eddie From Ohio
emma’s revolution
ilyAIMY
Naked Blue
Scythian
The Sweater Set  (Winner) (DMD Pick)

 

FOLK – CONTEMPORARY RECORDING:

All That Mattered / Chatham Street
Breathing Out / Molly Hagen (DMD Pick)
Desiderium / Kindlewood
Everybody Sing! / John Jennings
Goldmine / The Sweater Set (DMD Pick)
Here And Now Is Home / René Moffatt
Hotel Songs / Rhianna LaRocque
Vox Ukulele Cello / Victoria Vox  (Winner)
Way Big Sky / Cindi Slaughter

 

BEST RAP ARTIST:

Christylez Bacon  (Winner)
Dumi Right
Fat Trel
Kokayi
Logic
Oddisee (DMD Pick)
Phil Adé
RAtheMC
Tabi Bonney
Wale Overrated. Yes, he’s one of the most notable acts to come from The District. But, can the WAMA pick someone else for a change in this category?

 

RAP/HIP HOP DUO/GROUP:

Diamond District (DMD Pick)
GODISHEUS (Winner)
Gods’illa
Slutty Boyz 

 

RAP/HIP HOP RECORDING:

A Different World / Phil Adé
CPR: The Blend Tape / Gods’illa
The Eleven One Eleven Theory / Wale  (Winner)
Latino Hip Hop / Cristopolis
Pacific Coast Highway / Kokayi
Parachute / Tabi Bonney
Rock Creek Park / Oddisee (DMD Pick)

 

REGGAE DUO/GROUP:

Carl Malcolm & Positive Vibration Reggae Band
Jah Works
JohnStone
Lionize (DMD Pick)
Lucky Dub (Winner)
Oasis Band
Proverbs
S.T.O.R.M.
SOJA

 

MODERN ROCK VOCALIST:

Justin Trawick (DMD Pick)
Margot MacDonald  (Winner)
Nate Ihara
Niki Barr (DMD Pick)
Shane Gamble
Todd Wright

 

MODERN ROCK GROUP:

More Humans
The Niki Barr Band
Office of Future Plans
Periphery
SUPER bob
US Royalty
We Were Kings (Winner) (DMD Pick)

 

MODERN ROCK RECORDING:

Demon Station / More Humans
Ghost / We Were Kings (Winner) (DMD Pick)
Last Rites / Pentagram
Mirrors / US Royalty
Radar Radio / Niki Barr Band
SUPER bob / SUPER bob

 

URBAN FEMALE CONTEMPORARY VOCALIST:

Carolyn Malachi
Halima Peru
Green Tea
Julia Nixon (Winner)
Maimouna Youssef  (DMD Pick). Really disappointed she didn’t win. She’s collaborated with so many nationally known artists (e.g. The Roots, Nas), her album The Blooming (released Sept ’11) was radiant.
Maya Azucena
Wayna

 

For the full list of winners, go here.

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  • YTD

    Yeah, disappointed with MY too

  • http://www.godsaiditibelieveit.blogspot.com Chelsea

    Never knew there was so much talent that never gets recognized.

  • Superhero Sam

    Fuck the Wammies AND Grammys!