Chicagoís very own dance master, Felix Da Housecat, has been awarded the Album of the Year award for Kitten & Thee Glitz by DanceStar USA, the first American dance music awards. The event took place in Miami last Sunday (March 24th) during the Winter Music Conference and saw Felix pitted against such standouts as The Crystal Method (Tweekend), Daft Punk (Discovery), Darude (Before the Storm) and Basement Jaxx (Rooty). The annual DanceStar Awards in London has become the worldís largest dance music awards show since its inception in 2000, featuring a TV broadcast with a reach of over 60 million viewers. The US version, which presents 16 different awards chosen by an academy of 1,000 US industry peeps, will be broadcast via MTV Europe as well as various US outlets. A complete list of winners can be seen on the next page.
DanceStar USA 2002 winners:
Album of the Year: Felix Da Housecat ñ Kitten & Thee Glitz
Best Chart Act: J-Lo
Best Act: The Crystal Method
Best International Act: Fatboy Slim
Best Remix: Danny Tenaglia ñ Depeche Mode ñ "I Feel Loved"
Best International DJ: Paul Oakenfold
Breakthrough DJ: DJ Heather
Best Compilation Album: Deep Dish ñ Moscow
Best Record Label: Astralwerks
Best Video: Fatboy Slim ñ "Weapon of Choice"
Best DJ: Christopher Lawrence
Best Radio DJ: Liquid Todd
Best Club: Spundae@1015 Folsom ñ San Francisco
Best Event: Area One Tour
Record of the Year: Kosheen ñ Hide U
DanceStar Outstanding Contribution Award: Masters At Work
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