Photo by Lua Ribeira Loui
Two of Bristol’s most celebrated electronic acts today have had their greatness further acknowledged, as Giant Swan and Shanti Celeste have both received high-profile nominations in this year’s Best of British awards for DJ magazine.
In what has been a particularly marquee year for the noise techno duo, Giant Swan have been nominated unsurprisingly for Best Live Act, their sweaty and uncompromising live sets having deservedly taken the band from the Bristol underground to the heady heights of the International club scene, with legendary appearances at New Year New Noise, Simple Things, Berghain and Southbank Centre to further cement their greatness.
Shanti Celeste meanwhile is nominated for perhaps the magazine’s highest honour in ‘DJ of The Year’. The Bristol-based DJ and producer has given house a pleasingly sleek reinvigoration in recent years, and the nomination is another plaudit to add to her increasingly thriving career.
In further celebration of Bristol’s great electronic culture, Motion have been nominated for ‘Best Large Club’ and Alfresco Disco for ‘Best Club Event’.
Voting is open to the public and closes on Friday 30th November, you can vote here. The winners will be announced on Thursday 13th December. Relive Giant Swan’s Southbank Centre set with Boiler Room below.