Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Toronto, ON; April 10, 2012 – The 7th annual Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ is a stage for honouring, acknowledging, and supporting great Canadian musical talents from across the nation. This year, the event includes a long list on multi-talented artists, DJ’s, and producers who have been nominated by fans and industry leaders alike for a series of awards and well-deserved recognition. 
International comedian TRIXX will return to rock the house once again with big laughs and controversial material to host this year’s show.  The legendary careers of incredible talents Michie Mee and DJ Bunny will be celebrated as they are inducted into the Hall of Fame.
The award nominations are based on a bevy of different genres and with voting submissions now closed and the nominees list signed, sealed and delivered, some talents such as Kardinal Offishall, Melanie Fiona, The Weeknd, Drake, 4 Korners, Charlie Brown, Wristpect, T-Minus, Boi 1da, and Noah "40" Shebib have been nominated for categories such as the Fan Choice Artist of the Year, Fan Choice DJ of the Year, and the Canadian Producer of the Year to name a few (a complete list of nominees is listed below).  With today’s announcement many nominees are celebrating multiple nods including DJ Anchor, (Saskatoon) with 4 nominations, and triple nominees 4 Korners (Toronto), Mike Tomas (Edmonton), Charlie Brown (Toronto), Lissa Monet (Toronto), Dames Nellas (Toronto), and Keith Dean (Montreal).
On May 26, 2012 in Toronto, the Stylus Awards presented by Pioneer DJ will kick-off with the 2012 Spinfest weekend, which is a three-day event showcasing the hottest talents in music nationwide and incredible conference speakers.  The weekend of mix n’ mingling all lead up to the Awards ceremony as the final premiere event.  This celebratory showcase will take place on Monday, May 28, 2012 at the newly re-designed Danforth Music Hall in Toronto, located at 147 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4K 1N2.  Tickets are available for $40 CDN +HST at Ticketmaster.com and will go on sale on Monday, April 16, 2012.

2012 Stylus Awards Nominees presented by Pioneer DJ

Fan Choice Club DJ of the Year presented by Pioneer DJ
4 Korners                                 Toronto
Charlie Brown                         Toronto
Hedspin                                   Vancouver
Lissa Monet                            Toronto
Wristpect                                   Toronto
Keith Dean                              Montreal
Fan Choice Artist of the Year presented by Pioneer DJ
Kardinal Offishall
Karl Wolf
Melanie Fiona
The Weeknd
Keith Dean
Canadian Hip Hop Single of the Year
A-Game                                     Oh My!
Classified                                 That Ain’t Classy
Drake ft. Tyga, Lil’ Wayne      The Motto
JD Era ft. Lokz                         Change
Kardinal Offishall                    Ignorant
P Reign                                    I Need It All
Reema Major                          I’m The One
Rock Da House                      For My City Remix

Club Reggae DJ of the Year
Blax Dun Da Place                  Toronto
Firekid Steenie                        Toronto
Little Thunder                          Montreal
Spex                                          Toronto
Tasha Rozez                           Toronto
WhiteBwoy                              Toronto
Soca DJ of the Year
2 Touch                                     Toronto
D’Enforcas                               Toronto
Jump Up Kingz                        Toronto
Junya Menace                          Toronto
MarXman                                   Toronto
Soca Sweetness                     Toronto
Radio Mixshow DJ of the Year
DJ ClymaxXx            Set It Off                                                 Kiss 92.5                    Toronto
DJ Anchor                Drive Home                                             Wired 96.3               Saskatoon
Flipout                     5 O’clock Traffic Jam                              The Beat 94.5          Vancouver
Keith Dean              The Keith Dean Show                             K103                        Montreal
Mike Tomas            The 90 Minute Commercial Free HOTmix       Hot 107               Edmonton              
The Angry Kids        The Hit Fix                                                 Virgin 99.9             Toronto

Star Q

Montreal DJ of the Year
Jo Jo Flores
Keith Dean
Kwite Sane
Special K
Star Q
Breakthrough DJ of the Year
Charlie Brown                          Toronto
Dames Nellas                         Toronto
DJ Rich A                                 Vancouver
ISC Nation                               Toronto
James Redi                            Toronto
J Ohh                                        NFLD
DJ Mixtape of the Year                
Dames Nellas                         Hip Hop Ain’t Dead; It Lives in the North Vol 4
Dafunky Situation                    Control the Moment
DJ Christylz                               The Mega City Mixtape vol. 4 (The T-Dot Meets The Doc)
DJ Mensa                                   Babygirl: An Aaliyah Retrospective
Dow Jones                                 Free Trade Agreement
P Plus and Lissa Monet           Love Letters & Broken Hearts Pt. 3       


Artist Mixtape of the Year
Ayah & DJ Jazzy Jeff                 Back For More
Belly                                            The Greatest Dream I Never Had         
Magnum                                     I’m G.O.O.D
Raz Fresco                                MCMXCV
Reema Major                            I Am Legend
Rich Kidd                                   We On Some Rich Kidd Sh*t Vol 5: Born To Win
Shaun Boothe                          Waiting Room
Son Real                                   Where’s Waldo?
The Airplane Boys                   Where’ve You Been
The Weeknd                             House of Balloons
Female DJ of the Year
DJ Nora Tones                       Toronto
DJ She                                     Vancouver
DJ Vilify                                     Montreal
Mel Boogie                              Toronto
Tasha Rozez                          Toronto                  
Vivi Diamond                          Toronto
Video DJ of the Year
Armed with Harmony (DJ Anchor and Matt Fossey)     Saskatoon
Blind Method                                                              Toronto
DJ Dopey                                                                    Toronto
Starski                                                                         Toronto


Club MC of the Year
Almighty Chops                                                       Montreal
Bassline (D’Enforcas)                                           Toronto
Celebrity Dru                                                           Toronto  
Kid Kut                                                                      Toronto
MC Linx                                                                     Hamilton
Sir Lancelot                                                             Toronto
Underground Hip Hop DJ of the Year
Big Jacks                                  Toronto
Dames Nellas                         Toronto
DJ Fase                                     Toronto
DJ Law                                      Toronto
DJ Sage                                    Vancouver
Marvel                                        Vancouver


College Radio Show of the Year
DJ Manifest & Flo                                   Toronto Morning Live             CHRY 105.5             Toronto
DJ MedicineMan                                     No Man’s Land                        CIUT 89.5                   Toronto
Doe-Ran                                                   Bootlegs & B-Sides                 CITR 101.9               Vancouver
DJ Gnat, Red Worm                               Quadrafunk                                  CKUW 95.9              Winnipeg
DJ Chedo                                                 The Come Up Show                            CHRW 94.9             London
Theo3, DJ Serious & DJ Fase              Stylistic Endeavours                                CIUT 89.5                Toronto

For the complete list of nomineesStylusgroup.ca

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