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WWA 2016 // The Winners

January 17, 2016

Now that the dust has settled on another Worldwide Awards extravaganza, it’s time to piece together what exactly happened. Now, it’s not all about the winners of course: once again, it was an amazing evening from across the musical spectrum with a killer crowd to boot.

Nonetheless, though, we want to big up all of the winners once again in what’s been another amazing year for music. For those of you who were there on the night, those who watched it at home, or people who want to see the musical verdict on 2015, we’ve rounded up who won what.

Album of the Year: Kamasi Washington – The Epic

Check Kamasi playing the album live here.

Runners up:

2. Hiatus Kaiyote - Choose Your Weapon 3. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly 4. Jamie XX - In Colour 5. Matthew Halsall + The Gondwana Orchestra – Into Forever

Track of the Year: DJ Khalab + Baba Sissoko – ‘Tata’

Check it here.

Runners up:

2. Pete Josef – ‘The Travelling Song’ 3. Axel Boman – ‘Nokturn’, 4. DJ Spinn + Rashad – ‘Dubby’ 5. Kendrick Lamar – ‘Alright’ 6. Ihsan Al Munzer – ‘Jamileh’ 7. Floating Points & Maalem Mahmoud Guinia – ‘Mimoun Marhaba’ 8. NxWorries – ‘Suede’ 9. Point Point – ‘Morning BJ’ 10. DVA & Addison Groove – ‘Allyarecords’

Label of the Year: Ninja Tune

Check a Coldcut history of Ninja Tune mix for Benj B here

Session of the Year: Ibeyi

Lifetime achievement: Goldie

Check a recent Gilles interview with Goldie here.

Breakthrough Act of the Year: Anderson .Paak

Check Anderson’s music here.

John Peel Play More Jazz Award: Moses Boyd

Check Moses’ music here.

Big congrats to all the winners and a massive thanks to all those who came, streamed the show and voted in the poll. For suggested further reading head to the longlists for Album and Track of the Year.