Artist of the Year Peggy Gou In a male-dominated industry it was awesome to see Peggy’s growth in 2019.  In a such a short amount of time, she went from DJ, to launching her own label Gudu Records, to becoming a major trendsetter with a fire style, she’s got a streetwear brand called KIRIN that’s pretty legit, an eyewear contract with Ray Ban, a massive legion of fans who chant


Artist of the Year Jayda G. Jayda G. has had a truly stellar year. She released an incredibly strong debut record (Significant Changes), utilized her background in environmental science to launch a series of academic talks (JMG Talks), and continued spreading her disco-fueled sound to the masses. She is a fascinating and well-rounded talent who will no doubt continue to be a success in the music industry.     Honorable


Artist of the Year Big Thief Lana finally got her overdue roses (did anyone listen to Lust for Life last year?), Phoebe Bridgers made Conor Oberst and Matt Berninger into sidekicks, and Tierra Whack continued to not miss on a song, but Big Thief stole the biggest prize – my heart. Applauding the band for releasing two landmark LPs in a year is still selling them short. Adrianne Lenker is


Track of the Year ANZ “No Harm” In a year where most everyone went dark and foreboding and self-serious, “No Harm” from ANZ’s Invitation 2 Dance goes the opposite direction with an intense ray of light that parts the storm clouds. The track slingshots through a wonderful build and plants two dancing feet into a buoyant bassline and wriggling synth. Four minutes of proof that fun indeed still does exist


Over the years, Zimmer has been sharing with the world his shimmery brand of nu-disco and has continued to evolve his sound and show his growth as a producer and DJ. We got the chance to ask him a few questions prior to his show tonight at U Street Music Hall. Read his responses below.   You released your self-titled album, Zimmer, in September of this year. Tell us about