Some might argue Palms Trax broke-through with ‘Equation’ on Lobster Theremin in 2013. Jay Donaldson’s first release was that good. But, as with all truly great subterranean moments in dance music — like ripples in a pool — it takes time for the hype to spread.
Only three or fours years after first trying his hand at production, Ben Pearce has picked up the gong for Best Breakthrough Producer.
“I’m completely overwhelmed, I wasn’t quite sure it was real for a while. Even getting nominated was such an honour,” says the man who in fact grew up loving rock music and metal bands.