Auntie Flo’s Radio Highlife wins Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) award

Radio Highlife, by Auntie Flo, won the 2019 Scottish Album of the Year (Say) award. at a ceremony in Edinburgh last night.

The award has earned Brian d’Souza, who performs as Auntie Flo, a £20,000 prize.

The Glasgow-based producer and DJ was unable to attend the award ceremony at the Capital’s Assemby Rooms as he was playing at the Skye Live Festival in Portree, Isle of Skye.

The album was shortlisted against nine others, eight picked by judges and one decided by fans via an online poll.

Robert Kilpatrick, general manager of the Scottish Music Industry Association, said: “This year’s campaign saw 293 eligible albums submitted, the highest number of any Say award campaign to date.

“Not only does this highlight the fact that Scotland’s recorded output is in great health, but it also shows that in spite of being in the age of algorithm-driven playlists, the album as a format still deeply matters to both artists and music fans.

“Albums remain the best delivery mechanism for artists to truly showcase their creative output and artistic identity.”

Each of the shortlisted albums won £1,000 from Creative Scotland.

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