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AB ORIGINAL CLEAN UP AT AIR AWARDS

Hip Hop Duo Take Home Five Trophies At Independent Music Awards

Hip Hop duo A.B. Original were the stars of last night’s AIR Awards, taking home trophies for all five categories they were nominated in. Specifically these included Best Independent Artist; Best Independent Single; Best Independent Album or EP; Breakthrough Independent Artist Of The Year and Best Independent Hip Hop Album.

The AIR Awards, which are put on by the Australian Independent Record Labels Association, recognise the best of Australian independent recording artists across several genre and format subcategories. After taking a year off in 2016, the event came to Adelaide for the first time, thanks to funding from the South Australian government’s Live Music Event Fund, and was held at the Queen Theatre.

 

Other winners included Violent Soho for their third album WACO, Julia Jacklin for her debut Don’t Let The Kids Win and Friendships for Nullabor 1988-1989. See the full list below.

 

BEST INDEPENDENT LABEL

Pieater

BREAKTHROUGH INDEPENDENT ARTIST OF THE YEAR

AB Original (Golden Era Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT ARTIST

AB Original (Golden Era Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT SINGLE

AB Original - 'January 26' feat Dan Sultan (Golden Era Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT ALBUM OR EP

AB Original - Reclaim Australia (Golden Era Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT HARD ROCK, HEAVY OR PUNK ALBUM

Violent SohoWACO (I OH YOU)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE, ELECTRONICA OR CLUB SINGLE

Nick Murphy – 'Stop Me (Stop You)' (Future Classic)

BEST INDEPENDENT DANCE/ELECTRONICA ALBUM

Friendships - Nullabor 1988-1989 (Dot Dash/Remote Control)

BEST INDEPENDENT HIP HOP ALBUM

AB Original - Reclaim Australia (Golden Era Records)

BEST INDEPENDENT BLUES AND ROOTS ALBUM

Julia Jacklin - Don’t Let The Kids Win (Liberation Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT COUNTRY ALBUM

Henry Wagons - After What I Did Last Night (ABC Music)

BEST INDEPENDENT JAZZ ALBUM

James Morrison & Don Burrows - In Good Company (ABC Jazz)

BEST INDEPENDENT CLASSICAL ALBUM

Slava Grigoryan - Bach Cello Suites Vol 1 (ABC Classics)

 

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