French independent music organisation Qwartz has selected Jonty Skrufff’s remix of Motor’s single Death Rave as one of seven nominees for best track of 2009 in their ‘Dancefloor/ Clubbing’ category.

Additional contenders in the same category include Citizen Records’ Monosurround (‘We in Hello World), Kompakt’s Supermayer (Hey Hotties!’) and HANDS’ the PCP Principle (‘37/41 in electronic violence phenomena).

A total of 43 tracks have been nominated by a panel of prestigious industry judges including Alejandro Jodorowsky, Bernard Parmegiani and David Chauveau who blindly listened to 4,077 tracks over the last few months before making their selection. The public are now being invited to vote for their favourites with the winners to be announced at a prize giving ceremony being staged in Paris on Friday April 2.

“I’m surprised and absolutely delighted that my remix has been selected as one of the Qwartz jury’s favourite tracks, particularly as it’s the first solo remix I’ve ever done,” said Jonty.

“Of course music is always about personal taste though I now find myself in that tantalizing position of wanting to win and feeling the temptation to launch a DJ Top 100 style ‘vote-for-me campaign’, he laughed.

“I won’t but I will ask readers to vote for one of the tracks: you can hear them all in full on Quartz’ website ((

“I’d also like to add that I’m particularly honoured to going up against Monosurround and Supermayer and would like to thank Bryan and Oly from Motor for giving me the opportunity in the first place,” said Jonty.

All 43 tracks can be heard in full on Quartz’ website ( with voting now open.  Death Rave is also on Soundcloud here: (Qwartz awards: full details here: ‘– Qwartz, a program dedicated to the promotion and support of independent musical creation, announces today its sixth edition nominations and the opening of votes to the public . . .’)

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