Elephants From Neptune won in two categories, I Wear*Experiment recevied the prize for the best debut album and Tommy Cash had the best video in 2016. Check out the full list of the winners here!
Winner: NOËP, "Rooftop"
Best Album, Best Male Artist and Best Pop Album
Winner: Karl-Erik Taukar, "Kaks" (for the full album click here)
Best Female Artist
Winner: Kadri Voorand
Best Band and Best Rock Album
Winner: Elephants From Neptune "Oh No" (click here for the full album)
(spoiler alert: the Elephants soon will rockin' again in Budapest!)
Best Jazz Album
Winner: Kadri Voorand Quartet, "Armupurjus" (click here for the full album)
Best Folk Album
Winner: Maarja Nuut, "Une meeles" (click here for the full album)
Best Electronic Album
Winner: Mart Avi, "Rogue Wave" (click here for the full album)
Best Alternative/Indie Album
Winner: Mick Pedaja, "Hingake" (click here for the full album)
Best Metal Album
Winner: Taak, "Supersargasso"
Best Hip-Hop/Rap Album
Winner: Metsakutsu, "Kuhu koer on maetud" (click here for the full album)
Best Debut Album
Winner: I Wear* Experiment, "Patience"
(click here for our interview with the band. and guess what? they will make you dance again in Budapest soon)
Contribution to Estonian Music
Villu Tamme is the singer, guitarist of the punk band J.M.K.E, founded in 1986. One of their biggest hit was "Tere Perestroika" written by Villu in 1987. They even won a song contest with it. Their first LP "Külmale Maale" (To the Cold Country) was released by the Finnish record label Stupido Twins and it was the first Estonian rock record which was made abroad. (soruce: Wikipedia) Villu played also in other bands like Türann, SH Dispanser and Velikije Luki. He is the author of dramatic play Haned võlgu, as well as books of verse Tuvi on tihane and Sorlimeki Plät and the former host of the TV show Seitse vaprat. To get more info about him read Postimees's interview.
Best Music Video
Best Classical Album
Winner: Best Composition Album — Arvo Pärt, "The Deer's Cry," performed by vocal ensemble Vox Clamantis, Toomas Vavilov (clarinet), Heikko Remmel (contrabass), Taavo Remmel (contrabass), Robert Staak (lute), Mari Poll (violin), Johanna Vahermägi (viola), Susanne Doll (organ), directed by Jaan-Eik Tulve