The Club World Awards Call Off Ceremony,
Call In The Prize Patrol
Disco Globes To Be Handed Out During Winter Music Conference Week

For the first time since its inception in 2003, the Club World Awards program will not be hosting a star-studded, super-fun ceremony this year. Blame Bush, blame Obama, blame God. Or just blame the economy.

It’s a situation we know that others are in as well: We just don’t have the resources to support our usual shindig,” says Club World producer Kerri Mason. “And there’s nothing worse than a half-ass party.”

But fear not: The Club World Awards – which reward nightlife excellence in 25 categories – will be handed out in Miami. Winners will be visited by the CWA “Prize Patrol” throughout Winter Music Conference week, and given their disco globes by hand.

As in previous years, nominees were selected by the editorial staff of Club World magazine, and winners were selected by a staff of 10 industry-expert judges. Together, the panel has over two centuries of experience in the nightlife business (see full list below).

But does this mark the end of fun and fair awards ceremonies in Miami?

Don’t worry,” says Mason. “Just like the stock market, we’ll be back.”

About The Club World Awards 2009
The Club World Awards, the United States’ definitive nightlife awards program includes individuals and companies nominated in 21 categories, ranging from Best Superclub to Best DJ Product. They represent the gold-standard in clubbing in this country’s major nightlife metropolises, as well as those in smaller markets and several located abroad. Nominees were selected from the largest submission pool in the Awards’ seven-year history – making this the most competitive year yet. This year’s program features established brands that continued to innovate, vying with up-and-comers for the coveted disco globes. As a result, drama is packed into every category (see full list below).

About Club World
Club World, is the only magazine devoted to the look, sound, and feel of nightclubs. Launched in July 2000 as Club Systems International, the bi-monthly publication covers the world’s best venues from technical, business, and aesthetic perspectives.

For more info and a full list of nominees, please go to Also go to for a full copy of the special January/February Club World Awards nominees issue.

Club World Awards 2009 Nominees

best Superclub
Circa, Toronto
Palladium, Acapulco
Pacha, New York
Rain, Las Vegas
Pure, Las Vegas
The Pool at Harrah’s, Atlantic City

best Club
Beta, Denver
Cielo, New York
LAX, Las Vegas
Ruby Skye, San Francisco
Smart Bar, Chicago
Stereo @ Parkwest, Miami

best Lounge
Aero Bar, Miami Beach
Apple Lounge, West Hollywood
Mynt Lounge, Miami Beach
Playboy Club, Las Vegas
Slide, San Francisco
Tabú Ultra Lounge, Las Vegas

best New
Beta, Denver
Home, St. Louis
Lavo, Las Vegas
Privé, Las Vegas
Shrine, Connecticut
Versus, Los Angeles

best Sound System
Mike McCray of Speed of Sound & Sound Investment for Beta, Denver
FBP Group for Body English, Las Vegas
Systems by Shorty for Splash Bar, New York
Louis Puig and David Padilla for Stereo @ Parkwest, Miami
The Pool at Harrah’s, Atlantic City
Advanced Audio Technology for Glo, Westbury, NY

best Lighting System
Greg Lawson for Aero Bar, Miami Beach
Lighting Methods for Glo, Westbury, NY
FBP Group for Lavo, Las Vegas
Lighting Methods for Palladium, Acapulco
SJ Lighting for Versus, Los Angeles

best Video System
FBP Group for Lavo, Las Vegas
Ohm Productions for Tattoo Bar DC, Washington, D.C.
SJ Lighting and Sound Investment for Rokvegas, Las Vegas
Mike McCray for Beta, Denver
US Communications for Hawaiian Tropic Zone, Las Vegas

best Interior Design
Seed Design for Christian Audigier, Las Vegas
Jeffrey Beers International for Fuse, Nashville
AvroKO for Lavo, Las Vegas
Deepsleep Studio for Parkwest, Miami
Niemitz Design for Shrine, Connecticut
Aramik Gragosian for Versus, Los Angeles

best One-Off
DJ AM and Travis Barker Live at LAX, Las Vegas
Labor Day with Kaskade and Deadmau5 at Wet Republic, Las Vegas
Made Event & Pacha, One Night Only: An AM Only Event at Karu & Y, Miami
N9Ne Group, Midsummer’s Night Dream at Palms Pool, Las Vegas
Made Event, Sunday School for Degenerates at Pawn Shop, Miami
Steve Lockwood, Vegas Blondeshell Awards, Jet, Las Vegas

best Party

Summer Surprise Series at Pure, Las Vegas
Aquatic at The Pool at Harrah’s, Atlantic City
Dance.Here.Now at Cielo, New York
Glow at Ibiza, Washington, D.C.
Godskitchen at Body English, Las Vegas
Perfecto at Rain, Las Vegas

best Resident DJ
Colette, Smart Bar Chicago
DJ Vice, Lavo Las Vegas
François K, Cielo New York
Oscar G, Space Miami
Paul Oakenfold, Rain Las Vegas
Victor Calderone, Pacha New York

best Resident LJ
Eric Moyano, Bliss Lounge, New Jersey
Eyeball, Mixx, Atlantic City
Jeff Novak, LAX, Las Vegas
Jose Vargas, Glo Westbury, NY
Matt Beecher, mur.mur., Atlantic City
Timmy Lights, Pacha New York

best Resident VJ
DVDJ G-Funk, Beta Denver
Eyeball, Mixx, Atlantic City
Roonie G, Saddle Ranch, Los Angeles
VJ Psyberpixie, Set, Miami Beach
United Vision, Pacha New York

best DJ Product
Ultrasone Pro DJ Headphones
Stanton Da Scratch
Pioneer MEP-7000 & SEP-C1
Allen & Heath XONE:4D
Denon DN-HS5500
Traktor Scratch Pro

best Sound Product
Cerwin Vega Passive Series Subs
Funktion-One Dance Stack Array
Sencore SP495 SoundPro EX
Martin Audio Omniline Micro-Line Array System
Crest Audio CC5200 Amplifier
JBL VP Series

best LED Product
Megalite Axis LED
Elation Professional FlexLED Tape
American DJ Accu LED MH
Chauvet COLORdash BATTEN

best Lighting Product
Robe Color Wash 2500E AT
Elation Professional Design 300 Series
Martin Professional SmartMAC
MADRIX - LED Lighting Control Software
Road Hog Full Boar
Chauvet Q-Spot 250 LED

best Video Product
Edirol V-8 Video Mixer
Green Hippo Hippotizer V3 R2 Media Servers DJ Screen
Numark ArKaos GrandVJ software
Sencore/Lumagen RadianceXD

best Effect Product
Omnisistem Magic Box
MediaLas Showlaser System Infinity
Technological Artisans ClubCat Laser
X-Laser XA100G Skywriter
Martin RGB Laser 1.6

best DJ Set
Danny Tenaglia, “Futurism” Album Release Party, Pacha New York, August 2
David Guetta, Pacha NYC presents David Guetta, March 21
DJ AM and DJ Jazzy Jeff, Shrine Connecticut, July 4
The Martinez Brothers, ÉTÉ D’AMOUR at Santos Party House New York, August 7
Kaskade, SF Love Fest at Ruby Skye, October 3
Erick Morillo, Tao Las Vegas Memorial Day Weekend, May 25

best Bottle Service
Christian Audigier, Las Vegas
LAX, Las Vegas
Shrine, Connecticut
Tabú Ultra Lounge, Las Vegas
The Bank, Las Vegas

2009 Club World Award Judges
Frankie Anobile, One Six, Las Vegas
Jim Tremayne, DJ Times, New York
DJ Joe Bermudez, Boston
Kerri Mason, Club World, New York
Phil Moffa, Vinyl Life, New York
Ron Slomowicz,, Nashville
Steve Lewis, BlackBook, New York
Sujit Kundu, SKAM Artists, New York
The Scumfrog, Glam Scum, New Mexico
Wyatt Magnum, Magnum Music Group, Houston