The hand-crafted Golden Cans have been specially created by Tennent’s Lager to acknowledge those individuals who have had an outstanding impact on Scottish life and culture, with Trainspotting author, Irvine Welsh, being the first to scoop the award.
This weekend Tennent’s confirmed their love for electronic music by firstly gifting the "bold and brazen" Jackmaster a Golden Can. The Numbers co-founder and former Mixmag cover star responded by saying: “About time really; me and my pals have drank that much of it we probably paid to build their brewery.”
Hudson Mohawke was also recognised by Tennent’s for being a "true don and one of the hottest Scottish producers in history." No arguments there, as Hud Mo has been behind killer beats for the likes of Kanye West and Drake, while his releases on Warp, collaborative project with Lunice, TNGHT, and his all-conquering live show, have undoubtedly influenced a new generation of beat producers around the world.
Other Glaswegian acts to be awarded over the last week include Franz Ferdinand and Mogwai.
“Let's all raise a can to the troops.”