Flume, aka Harley Streten, a 22-year-old electronic producer who’s taken the music world by storm was the biggest winner claiming best male, best dance album and breakthrough artist awards, adding to the earlier presented producer of the year gong at the ARIA Artisan Awards.
Flume plies his trade behind a desk on stage or at his family’s house in Sydney’s northern beaches, where he made his self-titled debut.
The other all-encompassing artist with ‘cred’ that industry types like so much was Tame Impala, the psychedelic rock act from Perth led by Kevin Parker, who took out album of the year, best group and best rock album for their Lonerism LP – no bedrooms for them though, it was recorded in his home in France where he’s based as the band continue their assault on Europe.
But a soft spot must be left for Guy Sebastian, the first winner of Oz Idol, and Jessica Mauboy, who finished runner-up in another series of the talent show that pins acts to a big Sony contract and until now has tainted them at awards ceremonies.
Usually only winning public-voted awards, which Sebastian did taking the year’s best Australian live act award, he also got the industry-voted pop release of the year gong for Armageddon.
Mauboy, also an actress after starring in musical The Sapphires, got the even bigger honour of female artist of the year ahead of long-time critics’ darlings Missy Higgins and Sarah Blasko. It was presented by international guest Alicia Keys, which she was a bit chuffed about.
And for those still pining for the Eighties, or just wish you were old enough to remember them, Air Supply were inducted into the Hall of Fame. Scroll below all the winners listed below for a tasty treat of their finest work.
Best Dance Album
Breakthrough Artist – Release
Producer Of The Year
Tame Impala, Lonerism
Album Of The Year
Best Rock Album
Guy Sebastian, Armageddon
Best Pop Release
Best Australian Live Act
Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Push the Sky Away
Best Independent Release
Best Adult Contemporary Album
Jessica Mauboy, To the End of the Earth
Best Female Artist
Matt Corby, Resolution
ARIA Song Of The Year
One Direction, Take Me Home
Best International Artist
ARIA Hall Of Fame
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