Wednesday, March 01, 2006

4th annual club world awards


Betty Kang ~ The Club World Awards return to Miami triumphant this year, after a star-studded, fun-loving ceremony in 2005 that boasted 500 invited guests, presenters like Kelly Osbourne and Murk, and follow-up press coverage as far up the media food chain as Entertainment Weekly. The fourth installment of the annual awards event will take place on Friday, March 24, 2006 at Crobar 24 @ Nocturnal in downtown Miami.

The Club World Awards program, sponsored by trade magazine Club Systems International, is one-of-a-kind: It recognizes not only the best club and lounge venues in North America, but also the people and things that make them tick…and boom, flash, and glow. The “Best System” (sound, lighting, and video), “Best Product” (sound, lighting, video, DJ, effect and LED) and “Best Jockey” (disc, light and video) fields recognize the designers and operators of clubland’s future-forward gear; while “Best Party” honors the pavement-pounding promoters, and “Best Interior Design,” the flow-creating designers. There are 19 categories in all (full list below).

Winners are selected by a panel of 10 industry-veteran, entirely neutral judges, in all categories except one: The NightStalker Award, CWA’s own “people’s choice,” which is determined via online voting. The combination of expert and public judging makes the CWAs one of the most relevant and legitimate awards programs in clubland.

In just three years, the invitation-only CWA ceremony has become the hottest ticket of Winter Music Conference/M3 week. In 2006, dance-celebrity presenters will once again mix with the nominees, members of the press, and local Miami club stars, on Crobar 24 @ Nocturnal’s scenic rooftop patio. The club itself is nominated for five disco globes (Club World’s mirror ball trophy), including “Best Video System” for the immersive, planetarium-style installation on the patio. Unlike a typical award show, the CWAs feature a two-hour open bar, porn stars serving as “Globe Girls,” and the thinnest thread of a script, all keeping the proceedings fun, sexy and spontaneous.

Club World Award nominees are determined by the staff of Club Systems International, the only magazine devoted to the look, sound and feel of nightclubs. Launched in July 2000 to instant acclaim, the monthly publication covers the world’s best venues from a technical & aesthetic perspective. Club Systems International and sister publication DJ Times are published by Testa Communications.

Fore more information, just visit ClubWorldAwards.com, presented by ClubSystemsInternational.com & PlexiPr.com



CLUB WORLD AWARD
2006 NOMINEES FOR:
BEST SUPERCLUB
Avalon, Hollywood
crobar, New York
Mansion, Miami
Space, Miami
The Docks, Toronto
BEST CLUB
Amika, Miami
Cielo, New York
Ice, Las Vegas
Ruby Skye, San Francisco
The Church, Denver
BEST LOUNGE
Cain, New York
Rokbar, Miami
See Sound Lounge, Seattle
Tabu, Las Vegas
BEST NEW
e4, Scottsdale
Nocturnal, Miami
Pawn Shop, Miami
Tao, Las Vegas
Vanguard, Los Angeles
BEST SOUND SYSTEM
Nocturnal Miami, Sound Investment
Ruby Skye San Francisco, JK Sound
Stereo Montreal, Systems By Shorty
The Docks Toronto, Dymax
Vision Atlanta, Atlanta Sound & Lighting
BEST LIGHTING SYSTEM
Elysium Detroit, Advanced Lighting & Sound
Nocturnal Miami, SJ Lighting
Sky Lounge Austin, Creative Production & Design
Spin Minneapolis, Metro Sound & Lighting
Vision Atlanta, Atlanta Sound & Lighting
BEST VIDEO SYSTEM
Nocturnal Miami, Obscura Digital
Ra Las Vegas, BJ Stanton
The Docks Toronto, Dymax
Vivid Las Vegas, Laser Magic
BEST INTERIOR DESIGN
Monarck Denver, Jeffrey P. Elliot Interior Design
Nocturnal Miami, Telesco Associates and FFD
Pawn Shop Miami, Kurt VanNostrand
Tao Las Vegas, Studio GAIA
Vision Atlanta, Patti Krohngold
BEST PARTY
A/V Las Vegas
Asseteria New York, Rob Promotions
Buzz D.C., Buzzlife
Deep Space New York
Mixed Elements San Francisco
BEST RESIDENT DJ
Boris, crobar New York
DJ P, E.D.E.N @ Studio 54 Las Vegas
Francois K, Deep Space
Ivano Bellini, Space Miami
Stephan Luke & Cue, Amika Sundance
BEST RESIDENT LJ
Mike D., crobar New York
Johnny Eubanks, Oz New Orleans
Ozzie Rodriguez, Space Miami
ChristianJude “Eyeball” Zacharka, Mixx Atlantic City
BEST RESIDENT VJ
Brainwash, crobar Miami
Cagan Yuksel and Chris Biggins, crobar New York
Roonie G., Ra Las Vegas
Russell Edwards, The Docks Toronto
BEST DJ PRODUCT
Ableton Live V.5
Denon DN-S3500
Mackie d.2
Pioneer EFX-1000
Soundcraft Urei 1620LE
BEST SOUND PRODUCT
dbx ZonePRO 1260/1261
EAW NT Series
Martin Audio W8LMD
SLS RH3
Yamaha MSR Series
BEST LIGHTING PRODUCT
Chauvet Legend 5000
Elation Professional Focus Spot 250R
Martin Professional Mania SCX500
Robe ColorWash 250AT
ShowCAD Artist
BEST VIDEO PRODUCT
ArKaos VJ 3.5 MIDI software
Coolux Pandora’s Box Mediaserver
Edirol CG-8 Visual Synthesizer
Livid Instruments Tactic m2
Numark AVM01
BEST EFFECT PRODUCT
American DJ Emerald Scan
Chauvet Scorpion LGX Laser
CITC Starhazer II
LaserNet BeamRaider
Omnisistem Planet Galaxy
BEST LED PRODUCT
Chauvet COLORTube 2.0
Color Kinetics ColorBlast 12 Powercore
Lightwild Ultimate PixelBlock
Pulsar ChromaBank IP
Staging Dimensions Pixel Panels
NIGHTSTALKER AWARD
Gorg-o-mish, Vancouver
Rise, Boston
Smart Bar, Chicago
Sullivan Room, New York
The EndUp, San Francisco

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