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Sankeys underground award winners announced

Sankeys winners announced ahead of closing party.

Earlier in the season Sankeys announced that to mark their 20th anniversary they'd be holding their first ever underground Award Ceremony, and this week the time had finally come for both DJs and fans to gather to see who had come out victorious.

The award ceremony was held on Monday, and how better to celebrate than a big knees up at the club itself? With over 200 DJs gracing the Sankeys decks over the summer there was plenty of talent to choose from, and the choice was put in your hands via an online vote, so let's hope you agree with the results...

First up, the Best Newcomer award went to Tribal Sessions resident Josef K. Hailing from the same city as Sankeys itself, the young house and techno DJ has enjoyed a busy summer on the island, playing all 20 Tribal Sessions parties, as well as two of Sankeys official boat parties.

Joining him with a Sankeys award for their mantelpieces were the winners for the best DJs from their respective genres, Shilomi Aber (techno), Darius Syrossian (house), and Steve Lawler (tech house), while Best Resident went to Monday night favourite Duke Dumont.

As well as its main man scooping an award, Tribal Sessions itself took home the prize for Best Sankeys Club Night, whilst Amnesia's Music On won Best Ibiza Club Night. Apollonia took the top spot for Best Ibiza DJ, whilst DJing legend DJ Sneak was awarded the Lifetime Achievement award.


See the full list of winners below:

Best Newcomer - Jozef K
Best Techno DJ - Shlomi Aber
Best House DJ - Darius Syrossian
Best Tech House DJ - Steve Lawler
Best Resident - Duke Dumont
Best Sankeys Essential Mix - Greg Vickers
Best Sankeys Club Night - Tribal Sessions
Best Ibiza Club Night - Music On
Best Ibiza DJ - Apollonia
Life Time Acheivment – DJ Sneak


As well as celebrating the residencies and DJs individually, the night was also a chance for Sankeys to celebrate what has been an unrivalled year for both the Bossa super club here in Ibiza and their flagship Manchester venue. Like many fledgling super clubs on the island Sankeys got off to a shaky start in its first couple of years, but now nearing the end of its fourth season there's no doubt that it's managed to iron out the creases and cement itself as one Ibiza's best loved venues.

In a perfect end to the season, Sankeys Closing Party will be held next Wednesday, 8th, and they've got a stellar list of talent lined up to help see the summer out. Among them, some of your winners of Sankeys 2014 will be there, including Best Newcomer Jozef K, Best Resident Duke Dumont and Best House DJ Mr Darius Syrossion himself. They'll be joined by fellow residents Amine Edge & Dance, Duke Dumont regular Andy Baxter, and Tribal favourite Sidney Charles, to name just a few. It's the last closing of the season, so no excuses for anyone still island bound - we'll see you there!


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