Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Just Circuit Award

Buck Wins Just Circuit Award

Fort Lauderdale, FL, December 24, 2006:JustCircuit.com has announced the winners of the 2006 JustCircuit Awards™, which are given out annually to honor the very best artists, Circuit parties, party organizers and music within the Circuit. The winners were chosen by the registered membership of JustCircuit.com, which has become the Internet's leading source for information pertaining to Circuit parties and all aspects of Circuit events. Members were sent electronic ballots via email on December 1 and asked to vote on categories ranging from DJ of the Year to Circuit Party of the Year to Best Nightclub East/West. The sixteen categories were made up of the top five nominated choices created during the month of November, in which the general public was asked to send in their choices for various categories presented. Only members who were registered with the website on December 1 were eligible to vote in the final voting process, and out of the 2168 eligible members, 1753 members (80.9%) returned ballots. "The shear number of votes cast in the 2006 Awards cycle prove without a doubt that the people of the Circuit are certainly interested its survival, and are noticing the many changes and the reinvention of what some pessimists have called 'the dying Circuit Party'," stated Shane Rogers, owner and executive editor of JustCircuit.com. "Excellence is obvious and is easy to spot by our membership. They have chosen this year's very best of the best to honor these chosen for a job well done. Victor and I salute our members for their amazing participation in this process as we honor the winners!"

This year's results had both familiar names and some surprising names in the winner's circle. Once again, *DJ/Producer Tony Moran* was chosen DJ/Remixer/Producer of the Year.Circuit King *Johnny Chisholm* won Circuit Promoter/Producer of the Year for a second straight year, with his One Mighty Weekend (during June's Gay Day weekend) picking up four awards, including Afterhours Circuit Party of the Year, awarded to Magic Journeys at Arabian Nights/Sunday with *DJ Manny Lehman*. Last year's Circuit Party of the Year-winning Colosseum Party received only one award this year, as *Ross Berger* won Best Lighting at a Circuit Event for his Colosseum Party lighting efforts. Another close upset was the BeachBall at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon overtaking the popular REUNION Pool Party/Sunday as Pool Party of the Year. For years, REUNION has been the undisputed standard in Circuit pool events. With the expansion of BeachBall, the event has become more and more popular in the past three years, with the venue accomodating a larger crowd that in past years.

Winning the award for Circuit Tour of the Year is Centaur's Gay Days Tour featuring *DJ Randy Bettis* International Circuit Party of the Year was awarded to the Bad Boys Club Montreal's Supersonic Party at Black & Blue Festival. The 2006 Circuit year saw the return of the glam *JoJo Infiniti* (Memorial Weekend Pensacola) from a two-year long retirement, but it was Toronto, Canada's very own *Sofonda Cox* who took the Artist of the Year-Drag award. Singer *Rihanna* picked up the Artist of the Year award as well as the award for Song of the Year for "S.O.S." The Album of the Year honors were awarded to Grammy Award-winning *DJ/Producer Peter Rauhofer* for his "I Love New York" compilation. Rauhofer also won the award in 2005 for his "Live at Roxy 4" release.

*Dr. Moody Mustafa* won the award for Best Circuit Photography. Mustafa's MoodyPics.com website offers many photos from his vast collection of Circuit snapshots, vividly displaying some of the most important Circuit events and personalities from years past.

The Circuit loves variety and surprises, and the Circuit Performance of the Year results prove the idea. Neither disco diva Gloria Gaynor (One Mighty Party) nor pop diva Toni Braxton (White Party Palm Springs) could top female-to-male star *Buck Angel's* much talked-about performance at the Saint-At-Large's Black Party in New York from winning the Circuit Performance of the Year.

The Circuit chose new winners for Best Nightclub EAST/WEST this year. Miami, Florida is where you will find the winner of the Best Nightclub/EAST award. The new Twilo Nightclub picked up top honors by voters. San Diego's Club Montage won the award for Best Nightclub/West. JustCircuit will honor the newest inductees into the Circuit Hall of Fame™ in May 2007. More information on the Circuit Hall of Fame™ will be provided on JustCircuit.com in the coming months.For further information on and photos of the 2006 Justcircuit Awards winners, please visit the following links:


Watch the video press release of the winners by clicking HERE

Buck Angel

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