Instrumenti scoop major Latvian music award

On February 12 the Zelta mikrofons 2019 (Golden Mic) awards were handed, with Instrumenti receiving the best album award for their album Atkala.

The jury named Mārtiņš Brauns' Daugava the best academic music album, while Velns viņu zina's Posts and Instrumenti's Atkala were both named the best pop records.

Instrumenti are an indie duo from Rīga with Shipsi (Jānis Šipkēvics) and Reynsi (Reinis Sējāns). They're among the most popular modern bands to come out of the Baltics in the past decade. 

Dons' and Ozols' song Salauzta sirds (released under DONSMusic) was named the best song and the best radio hit.

Prāta Vētra (known as Brainstrom abroad) scooped the best video award for their single Ogles, as well as for the best concert recording.

Evija Vēbere's Sirdsbūt was named the best indie album. For a brief moment last year, she was harshly criticized – but equally well-defended – for her take on Mārtiņš Brauns' song Veltījums

The Baltic album by the Auziņš, Čudars and Arutyunyan trio was named best in the jazz, blues and soul category, while Brimstone's Eight won the nomination for the best electronic album. 

Rapper Ozols' Neona pilsēta was named the best hip-hop album, while Polifauna's You Look Like a Lost Soul was named the best debut.

Ansis' song Zemes stunda (featuring Kristīne Pāže) was named the best song by organizers Origo.

Tautumeitas' eponymous album was named the best world music album. 

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