I am so humble that I got to experience and be apart of the Dallas Observer Music Awards(DOMA) production this years . It was truly an experience, I got to meet and listen to so many different artist it was amazing and some how eye opening.
Saturday / The Showcase
DOMA got over 100 of Artist, Musicians, & Djs to perform in 1 of the 6 venues Dallas Observer provided. On Saturday all the artists performed and put on a showcase for that particular venue to which they was assigned . I stage managed at the venue Club Da Da where musicians ands bands like Pearl Earl, Sudie, T.Y.E, Gary Owen, & many more put on a show! The venue I was at had so much talent I can only imagine what was going down at the other venues! I had time to slip into Off The Record and caught Dj Mike B on set and he was jamming ! He made OTR a whole vibe! My day started from 1 pm to 2 a.m so you can imagine when the last set was over , I was over ! It was a long and beautiful day. I admire everyone that came out and showed support.
(It was such a busy day I have no pictures)
Tuesday (The Ceremony)
The Ceremony was held at Canton Hall sister to The Bomb Factory. The Ceremony was held so that the Dallas community could come out and see some of our best artist get recognize. Throughout the Ceremony different artists & bands performed, the performances that caught my eye was M3CCA, Medicine Man Revival & 88Killa. Whom all performed covers of popular Dallas Musician.
The categories & category winners I am going to list is the most important to me so it is important that you check some of these artist out!
Best Album / The Best Country Act: The Texas Gentleman, TX Jelly
Best DJ: Dj Sober
Best Dj Night: Fresh 45
Best EP/ Mixtape: Sudie, Prism
Best Female Vocalist: Sudie
Best Pop Act: Sudie
(She won 3 Awards, Which is no surprise because she is truly amazing !!)
Best Festival: Homegrown
(I’ve personally never heard of Homegrown, so I was surprised they won because not only have I not heard of the event but JMBLYA was also in the running & that’s my shit)
Best Hip Hop / Rap Act: Bobby Sessions
Best Song: Bobby Sessions, Dollar & Sense
Best Producer: Sikwitit
(He produced Dollar & Sense for Bobby Sessions)
Best Music Video: San Leo, Grenade
Best Venue (Under 500 capacity): Club DaDa
Best Venue (Over 500 capacity): Bomb Factory
( It was a lot of good venues in the running for this but the Bomb Factory is the Bomb so good choice)
Everybody did an amazing job, I can not wait till next year!