Club World Awards

Club World and Plexi PR proudly present
The 6th Annual Club World Awards
2008 Nominees Announces
Ceremony on Wednesday, March 26 at Set, Miami

New York, NY – The Club World Awards, the U.S.’s definitive nightlife awards program, is proud to announce its 2008 nominees, and details of this year’s event.

The invitation-only Club World Awards ceremony is set for Wednesday, March 26, at Set in South Beach, Miami. The show will once again celebrate excellence in North American nightlife, with the club and dance music industries’ brightest stars. Plus, it has a few new tricks up its sleeve.

To expand the breadth of the program, six new categories were added: Best Renovation for revived venues, Best One-Off for spectacular one-time club events, Best Bottle Service for the swank set, and three new People’s Choice categories which allow the public to reward excellence in club music.

Clubbers will again be invited to vote for their favorite local venue in the Nightstalker Award category – a staple of the CWA program since its inception – as well as in music categories Club Banger Of The Year (for instrumentals), Club Anthem Of The Year (for vocals), and Best DJ Set. Online dance music portal will host a Club World Awards page ( with players, so voters can listen to all the nominated music, including a top 10 of tracks played by the DJs during their nominated sets (provided by them). The inaugural Best DJ Set nominees are BT, Justice, DJ Micro, Roger Sanchez, and Danny Tenaglia. Voting will be hosted on, and will be live from February 18 through March 3.

Across the rest of the program, this year’s nominees reflect the gold standard of clubbing in key metropolitan cities, along with the usual surprises. Smart Bar Chicago will defend its Best Club title against newcomer BoMA (in the unlikely locale of Columbus, Ohio), two-time winner Cielo, splashy Jet, and celeb haunt Marquee. Last year’s CWA darling Pacha New York – which walked away with three disco globes – is nominated in seven categories, and will defend its Best Superclub title against heavyweight opponents: Avalon, Mansion, Pure and Peter Gatien’s Circa. The return of clubland’s most notorious operator garnered four nominations. Opium Group snagged eight, with five going to CWA host venue Set. Vegas-based Pure Management Group (PMG) grabbed eight nods, including three for Paradise Island hotspot Aura. In the Best New category, PMG is going up against itself, with noms for both Aura and Vegas mega-club LAX.

The Club World Awards ceremony always draws bold-face names from the nightlife-loving community including Danny Tenaglia, Tila Tequila, Deep Dish, Kelly Osbourne, Ferry Corsten, and James Zabiela; and coverage in Entertainment Weekly, New York Post, Time Out New York, Boston Herald, Las Vegas Weekly, Miami New Times and

For the first time in CWA history, potential nominees were invited to submit entries online and final nominees were selected from that pool, rather than directly by the editors of sponsoring magazine Club World. Winners in non-People’s Choice categories are determined by a panel of 12 industry-veteran, expert judges.

The Club World Awards is presented by Club Word, the only magazine devoted to the look, sound and feel of nightclubs. Launched in July 2000, the monthly publication covers the world’s best venues from technical, business and aesthetic perspectives. It was renamed from Club Systems International in February 2008.

Club World Awards Nominees 2008

Field 1 – Venues
Best Superclub
Avalon, Hollywood
Circa, Toronto
Mansion, Miami
Pacha, New York
Pure, Las Vegas

Best Club
BoMA, Columbus, Ohio
Cielo, New York
Jet, Las Vegas
Marquee, New York
Smart Bar, Chicago

Best Lounge
Blush, Las Vegas
Goldbar, New York
Set, Miami
Tabú, Las Vegas
Vessel, San Francisco

Best New Venue
Aura, Bahamas
BoMA, Columbus, Ohio
Circa, Toronto
LAX, Las Vegas
Set, Miami
Tao Beach, Las Vegas

Field 2 – Design
Best Sound System

Advanced Audio Technology for Bliss, Clifton, N.J.
Infinite Audio for Tottem Nightclub at Karu-Y, Miami
JK Sound for 1015 Circe Lounge, San Francisco
Sound Investments for Set, Miami
Systems By Shorty for Lotus Soundbar, Hawaii
Whump Sound/Core Audio for Play @ Hom, Charlotte N.C.

Best Lighting System

iDesign for Sullivan Room, New York
JK Sound for 1015 Circe Lounge, San Francisco
Lighting Methods for Cameo, Miami
Neu Visions Design & Focus Lighting for Aura, Bahamas
Ohm Productions for Lotus Lounge, Washington D.C.
SJ Lighting for The Dome, Princess Cruise Line

Best Video System
John Lyons Systems for Jet, Las Vegas
klip//collective for Circa, Toronto for Eyecandy Sound Lounge & Bar, Las Vegas
Francois Frossard Design for Set, Miami
Sound Ideas for BoMA, Columbus, Ohio
United Vision for Pacha, New York

Best Interior Design
Bigtime Design Studios for Cameo, Miami
Francois Frossard Design for Set, Miami
Jeffrey Beers International for Aura, Bahamas
Kenny Baird for Circa, Toronto
Mister Important for Motif, San Jose
Robert McKinley Creative for Goldbar, New York

Best Renovation
1015, San Francisco
Cameo, Miami
Opera, Atlanta
Razzles, Daytona, Florida
Sullivan Room, New York

Field 3 – Promotion
Best Party

A/V at Jet, Las Vegas
Banana Split Sundaes at LAX,
Dance.Here.Now. at Cielo, New York
Mixed Elements at Ruby Skye, San

Best One-Off
Body & Soul, Pacha New York
Made Event, Sunday School for Degenerates, Pawn Shop Miami
F*ck Me I'm Famous, Cameo Miami
Juicy Beach, Nikki Beach Miami
Timbaland + DJ AM, Pure Las Vegas

Field 4-Technicians

Best Resident DJ
Boris, Pacha, New York
DJ Vice, LAX, Las Vegas
Kaskade, Smart Bar, Chicago
Louie Vega, Cielo, New York
Richie Santana, Deko Lounge, Sayreville, N.J.

Best Resident LJ
Eric Moyano, Bliss, Clifton, N.J.
Matthew Beecher, mur.mur, Atlantic City
Richard Worboys, Avalon, Hollywood
Timmy Lights, Pacha, New York

Best Resident VJ
Cagan Yuksel & Chris Biggins, Pacha, New York
ChristianJude "Eyeball" Zacharka, Mixx, Atlantic City
Marc McCall, Avaland @ Avalon, Los Angeles
Ray Rhodes, TigerHeat, Los Angeles
Roonie G., Jet, Las Vegas
VJ Psyberpixie, Set, Miami

Field 5 – Products
Best DJ Product
Allen & Heath Xone:S2
Denon DN-HD2500
Ortofon Arkiv
Vestax VCI-100

Best Sound Product
JBL Venue Performance Series
Martin Audio The Engineer
Turbosound TA-500
QSC WideLine-8 line array

Best Lighting Product
Chauvet COLORado 3
Coemar Infinity Wash XL
High End Systems Road Hog console
Grace Lites G-Lites 250S
Robe ClubSpot 500 CT

Best Video Product
Livid Instruments Cell
Mega-Lite Enigma Matrix ProPanel
Pioneer SVM-1000
Sanyo XL50
Stewart Filmscreen Starglas

Best EffectsProduct
Chauvet Elan
CITC Starhazer III
Lasernet DJ Scan Series
Martin Professional Magnum 1800
Omnisistem Twister DMX

Best LED Product
Chauvet MiN Spot
Coemar Cyclite LED
Martin Professional LC
Omnisistem Merlin CW Pro
Traxon Module 16 SMD RGB

Field 6 – People’s Choice

NightStalker Award
Deko Lounge, Sayreville, N.J.
Empire Ballroom, Las Vegas
Foundation, Minneapolis
Spybar, Chicago
Sullivan Room, New York

Best DJ Set
BT, Flawless Sound at Sullivan Room, New York
Danny Tenaglia, Vinyl Reunion at Pacha, New York
DJ Micro, Red at Arena, Los Angeles
Justice, Smart Bar, Chicago
Roger Sanchez, Space, Miami
Bob Sinclar, LAX, Las Vegas

Club Banger Of The Year

Deadmau5, "Not Exactly" (mau5trap)
Dubfire, "Roadkill" (Toolroom U.K.)
Mark Knight & D Ramirez, "Colombian Soul" (Toolroom Trax U.K.)
Fedde Le Grand, "Put Your Hands Up For Detroit" (Ultra)
Samim, "Heater" (Get Physical Germany)
Sander Van Doorn, "The Riff" (Ultra)

Club Anthem Of The Year
Axwell feat. Charles Salter, "I Found U" (Remode mix) (Axtone/Vendetta/Ultra)
David Guetta feat. Chris Willis, "Love Is Gone" (Perfecto/Ultra)
Enur feat. Natasja, "Calabria 2007" (Ultra)
Justice, "D.A.N.C.E." (MSTRKRFT mix) (Ed Banger/Because/Downtown/Vice)
Ralph Falcon feat. Victoria Wilson James, "I Need Someone" (Nervous)
Samantha James, "Rise" (Eric Kupper mix) (OM)

Field 7 – Service
Best Bottle Service
Jet, Las Vegas
mur.mur, Atlantic City
Prive, Miami
Pure, Las Vegas
Tao, Las Vegas