Detroit Proud Playlist: Week of 4/13 – Special ‘Detroit Music Awards Re-cap’ Edition

Last week, we prepared for the 24th annual Detroit Music Awards with a playlist that featured some of the nominated artists and groups…

Well, this past Friday, the DMAs took place at the Fillmore Detroit, and we’ve decided to feature some of the winners in this week’s Detroit Proud Playlist…

See who won!

The Orbitsuns
Winner – Best Country Artist/Group

The Orbitsuns call themselves “Not your dad’s country,” and we completely agree. A four-piece alternative country-rock band, they make music that is built for dancing to and for releasing the frustrations of the day. It’s definitely country, but with the Detroit grittiness and fire. Check out more here!
1.    “Detroit Cold”
2.    “Whiskey Prayer”

DJ Maestro
Winner – Best Electronic/Dance Writer/Producer

It was in 1984 that DJ Maestro began mixing and scratching records on WJLB-FM in Detroit. It was then he met the legendary Godfather of techno (and fellow Detroiter) Juan Atkins, who introduced him to dance music. Over 30 years later, DJ Maestro is continuing to kill it on stage throughout Detroit with his talent. Listen to “Turbo Hustle” (an international hit) here!
3.    “Turbo Hustle”
4.    “Birthday Slide”

Jessica Hernandez & The Deltas
Winner – Best National Small/Independent Label Distribution Album

Dark soul and gothic-inspired pop band Jessica Hernandez and the Deltas have been taking the country by storm since the release of their EP Demons. They’re currently on tour with their newest release, Secret Evil, which blends psychedelic pop with alternative rock. Check out more from them here!
5.    “Demons”
6.    “Sorry I Stole Your Man”

Winner – Best Rock Recording, Best Rock/Pop Artist/Group

Kaleido is living proof that good ol’ rock ‘n’ roll is still alive and kicking. They’re the raucous Guns N’ Roses meets the femininity of No Doubt. The band quickly conquered Detroit with their infectious sounds and explosive live shows that leave their audiences captivated. Since, they’ve opened for Aerosmith, Slash, Kid Rock, The Offspring…hit the stages at Van’s Warped Tour, the Rockstar Uproar Festival…and so much more! Find out more from them here!
7.    “Watch Me Walk Away”
8.    “Unbreakable”

The Ruiners
Winner – Best Alt/Punk/Indie Artist/Group

After appearing on the Spike TV reality series “On The Road,” The Ruiners have been notoriously known around town and across the country. They’re a 6-piece rock ‘n’ roll band rooted in Detroit grit, with over-the-top music and theatrical traditions. Check out more from them here!
9.    “Elvis Got a Brand New Gun”
10.    “Eat Your Heart Out”

To see the full list of winners from the 2015 Detroit Music Awards, click here!


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