International Dance Music Awards 2013 – Nominees and Winners

The 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards were presented on Thursday, March 21st 2013 at the Colony Theatre. A highlight of the Winter Music Conference, the IDMA’s celebrates the best dance records, cds, DJs, website, producers, promoters and more.

Winners are bolded within each category.

Lifetime Achievement Nile Rodgers

1. Best Underground Dance Track

“Au Seve” – Julio Bashmore

“Benediction” – Hot Natured & Ali Love

“Don’t Go (Dusky Remix)” – Justin Martin

“Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix)” – Scandal

“Not Listening” – Maya Jane Coles

“Party Non Stop” – Pirupa

“They Frontin'” – Catz ‘N Dogz†ft Monty Luke

“Your Love” – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track

“Blue Jean” – Lana Del Rey

“Flutes (Sasha Remix)” – Hot Chip

“Lessons In Love” – Kaskade ft Neon Trees

“Madness” – Muse

“Some Nights” – fun.

“Somebody That I Used To Know” – Gotye ft Kimbra

“Take A Walk” – Passion Pit

3. Best Indie Dance Track

“Howling (¬me Remix)” – Frank Wiedemann & Ry Cumming

“Inspector Norse” – Todd Terje

“Just Let Me Dance (Maxxi Sound System Remix)” – Scandal

“Morgana” – Life And Death

“Point Of View” – HNQO

“You & I” – Fur Coat ft Cari Golden

“Your Love” – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

4. Best Latin Dance Track

“Addicted To You” – Shakira

“Ai Se Eu Te Pego” – Michel Telů ft Pitbull

“Dance Again” – Jenifer Lopez ft Pitbull

“Dutty Love” – Don Omar ft Natti Natasha

“Hotel Nacional” – Gloria Estefan

“International Love” – Pitbull ft Chris Brown

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track

“Call Me Maybe” – Carly Rae Jepsen

“Gangnam Style” – PSY

“Girl Gone Wild” – Madonna

“Timebomb” – Kylie Minogue

“Scream & Shout” – & Britney Spears

“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris ft Florence Welch

“Titanium” – David Guetta ft Sia

“Wide Awake” – Katy Perry

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track

“Beg (Hot Since 82 Remix)” – Yousef

“Benediction” – Hot Natured & Ali Love

“Do You Want Me Baby (Dusky Remix)” – Cloud 9

“Infinity” – Infinity Ink

“Love Somebody Else” – Maceo Plex & Jon Dasilva†ft Joi Cardwell

“Not Listening” – Maya Jane Coles

“Thinking About Your Body (Louie Vega Remix)” – Josh Milan

“Underground (Dennis Ferrer Remix)” – Nick Curly

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track

“Hangover” – Taio Cruz

“Girl On Fire” – Alicia Keys

“Let Me Love You (Until You Learn To Love Yourself)” – Ne-Yo

“Make Me Proud” – Drake ft Nicki Minaj

“Next To Me” – Emeli Sandť

“Pound The Alarm” – Nicki Minaj

“Scream” – Usher

“Where Have You Been” – Rihanna

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track

“Alright” – Mark Knight

“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia ft John Martin

“Feed The Dada” – Dada Life

“Hell Yeah” – TiŽsto & Showtek

“Rattle” – Bingo Players

“Spaceman” – Hardwell

“Spectrum” – Zedd

“Toulouse” – Nicky Romero

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track

“212” – Azealia Banks ft Lazy Jay

“Mercy” – Kanye West

“Starships” – Nicki Minaj

“The Motto” – Drake ft Lil Wayne

“Whistle” – Flo Rida

“Wild Ones” – Flo Rida ft Sia

“Work Hard, Play Hard” – Wiz Khalifa

10. Best Trance Track

“Concrete Angel? – Gareth Emery ft Christina Novelli

“Flying Blind” – Cosmic Gate & JES

“J’ai Envie De Toi” – Armin van Buuren presents Gaia

“Must Be The Love” – Arty, Nadia Ali & BT

“Nothing Without Me” – Marcus Schulz ft Ana Diaz

“Suddenly Summer” – Armin van Buuren ft Ana Criado

“The Ocean” – Paul van Dyk ft Arty

“When You Were Around” – Dash Berlin ft Kate Walsh

11. Best Progressive Track

“Every Day “- Eric Prydz

“Flutes (Sasha Remix)” – Hot Chip

“Nothing Matters” – Mark Knight ft Skin

“Silhouettes” – Avicii

“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris ft Florence Welch

“The Veldt” – Deadmau5 ft Chris James

“Torquoise (Guy J Remix)” – Circulation

“Years” – Alesso ft Matthew Koma

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track

“Bangarang” – Skrillex ft Sirah

“Centipede” – Knife Party

“Decisions” – Borgore ft Miley Cyrus

“Diplodocus (Kill The Noise Remix)” – Noisia

“Elevate This Sound” – Calyx & Teebee

“Killin’ It” – Krewella

“Make It Bun Dem” – Skrillex & Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track

“Goes On” – Umek & Stefano Noferini

“Goodbye Fly” – Joris Voorn

“Lazer Beams” – Green Velvet & Harvard Bass

“Mooshi” – Pig & Dan

“Skeleton Key” – Pleasurekraft ft Green Velvet

“Tammo Chanter (2012 Treatment)” – Gary Beck

“We Are Phuture” – Pierre, Cox, Ward & Phuture

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track

“I Don’t Want This Groove To Ever End” – LTJ Xperience

“Lick It (Kaskade’s Ice Mix)” – Kaskade & Skrillex

“Much Too Much (Zetandel Chill Mix)” – Andain

“Need To Feel Loved” – Unclubbed ft Zoe Durrant

“November Morning (Brandenburgisches Staatsorchestra Version)” – Stimming

“The Veldt (Freeform Five Mix)” – Deadmau5 ft Chris James

“We Must Go On” – Pretty Lights

15. Best Break-Through DJ

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Eats Everything

Jamie Jones

Maceo Plex

Seth Troxler


Tale Of Us

Tommy Trash

16. Best European DJ

Above & Beyond


Armin van Buuren


David Guetta


Swedish House Mafia


17. Smirnoff’s Best North American DJ


Danny Tenaglia




Porter Robinson


Steve Aoki

18. Best Global DJ


Armin van Buuren

David Guetta



Markus Schulz

Swedish House Mafia


19. Best Radio Station (Global)

BBC Radio 1

BPM (Sirius XM)

Digitally Imported

Electric Area (Sirius XM)


Sunshine Live

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)

Jelli 96.7 – Las Vegas, NV

KNHC 89.5 – Seattle, WA

WBZC 88.9 – Pemberton, NJ

WKTU 103.5 – New York, NY

WPTY Party 105.3 – Nassau-Suffolk, NY

WXRK 92.3 NOW – New York, NY

21. Best Radio Mix Show DJ (Global)

Armin van Buuren


Pete Tong


Markus Schulz

Paul van Dyk

22. Best Compilation

Annual 2012 – Ministry Of Sound

Bedrock V.14 – Bedrock Records

Defected Most Rated 2012 – Defected Records

Defected Most Rated Miami 2012 – Defected Records

Strictly 4 DJs V.5 – Strictly Rhythm

Toolroom Presents Miami 2012 – Toolroom Records

Ultra 2012 – Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix

Armin van Buuren – A State of Trance 2012

John Digweed – Live In London

Markus Schulz – Los Angeles

Maya Jane Coles – DJ Kicks

Photek – DJ Kicks

R3hab – Electric Daisy Carnival V.3

TiŽsto – Club Life V.2

24. Best Producer


Armin van Buuren

David Guetta




Swedish House Mafia


25. Best Remixer



Bimbo Jones

Calvin Harris




Tommy Trash

26. Best Music Video

“Bangarang” – Skrillex – (Dir: Tony T. Datis)

“Don’t You Worry Child” – Swedish House Mafia Feat. John Martin – (Dir: Christian Larson)

“Gangnam Style” – PSY – (Dir: Lee Bo Young)

“Girl Gone Wild” – Madonna – (Dir: Mert & Marcus)

“Language” – Porter Robinson – (Dir: Jonathan Desbiens)

“Silhouettes” – Avicii – (Dir: Niklas Johansson)

“Sweet Nothing” – Calvin Harris ft Florence Welch – (Dir: Vincent Haycock)

“Toulouse” – Nicky Romero – (Dir:Timo Pierre Rositzki)

27. Best Podcast

A State Of Trance – Armin van Buuren

Club Life – TiŽsto

Deeper Shades Of House – Lars Behrenroth

Epic Radio – Eric Prydz

Levels Podcast – Avicii

On Air – Hardwell

Riddler’s Revolution – The Riddler

Vonyc Sessions – Paul van Dyk

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Alex Clare


Hot Since 82

Lana Del Rey

Maceo Plex


Tommy Trash


29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Bingo Players





One Direction

The Wanted

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

30. Best Artist (Solo)


Armin van Buuren


Calvin Harris





31. Best Artist (Group)

Above and Beyond

Dada Life

Florence + The Machine

Knife Party



Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)

Beatport News

DJ Mag

DJ Times




33. Best Music App

Digitally Imported







34. Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House

Andrew Salsano – Nervous Records

Arny Bink – Black Hole Recordings

George Hess – Strictly Rhythm

Gina Tucci – Big Beat/Atlantic

Maykel Piron – Armada Music

Eelko van Kooten – Spinnin’ Records

Phil Nieves – Ultra Music

Simon Dunmore – Defected Records

35. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing

Bobby Shaw – Bobby Shaw Promotions

Brad LeBeau – PRO MOTION

Carmen Cacciatore – Fly Life

Cary Vance – Promo Only Promotions

Debra Eriksen – Oracle Entertainment

Joe Berinato – Pitch Control Marketing

John Suraci – Promo Only Promotions

Loren Chaidez – Loren Chaidez Promotion

36. Best Music Retailer

Amoeba Records

Best Buy



37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer

38. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool

Dixie Dance Kings


Next Music Group

Promo Only


39. Best American Music Label


Big Beat

Dim Mak


Mad Decent

Nervous Records

Strictly Rhythm

Ultra Music

40. Best Global Music Label

Armada Music

Coldharbour Recordings

Defected Records

Hot Creations

Ministry Of Sound

Spinnin’ Records

Toolroom Records

Ultra Music

41. Best Music Event

Coachella – Indio, CA

Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas

Electric Zoo – New York, NY

Elements Music Festival – Edmonton, Canada

Sensation White – Amsterdam

Shambhala Music Festival – Salmo, BC

Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

Ultra Music Festival – Miami

42. Best Event Promoter

Alda Events


Insomniac Events

Made Event

Massive Events (New York)

Rob Promotions


43. Best US Club

Avalon – Hollywood, CA

Beta – Denver, CO

Cielo – New York, NY

LIV – Miami Beach, FL

Pacha – New York, NY

Ruby Skye – San Francisco, CA

Space – Miami, FL

XS Nightclub – Las Vegas, NV

44. Best Global Club

Amnesia – Ibiza

Berghain – Berlin

Guvernment – Toronto

Ministry Of Sound – London

Pacha – Ibiza

Privilege – Ibiza

Space – Ibiza

Zouk – Singapore

45. Best Headphones

Beats By Dr. Dre – Studio from Monster

Pioneer – HDJ-2000

Sennheiser – HD 25

Technics RP-DH1200

V-Moda – Crossfade LP

46. Best Mixer/Controller

Allen & Heath – Xone 92

Native Instruments – Traktor Kontrol S4

Pioneer – DJM-2000 Nexus

Rane – Sixty-Eight

Stanton – DJC.4

47. Best CD Player

Denon – SC3900

Numark Mixdeck Quad

Pioneer – CDJ-2000

Stanton CPM.800

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)


Gary Stewart Audio

JBL Audio

Martin Audio

PK Sound

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)

Beta – Denver, CO – Funktion-One

Cielo – New York, NY – Funktion-One

LIV – Miami Beach, FL – Infinite Audio Systems

Ministry Of Sound – London – Martin Audio

Playhouse Nightclub – Hollywood, CA – Sound Investements

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year

Ableton – Live 8

Apple – Logic Pro 9

Fruity Loops – FL Studio 10

Native Instruments – Maschine

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler

Akai – MPK49

M-Audio – Axiom 61

Native Instruments – Maschine

Korg – Kronos

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year




Native Instruments



PK Sound

53. Best Studio Software

Ableton – Live 9

Apple – Logic Pro 9

Avid – Pro Tools – 10

Fruity Loops – FL Studio 10

54. Best DJ Software

Ableton – Live 9

Native Instruments – Traktor Pro 2

Serato – Scratch Live

Virtual DJ

55. Best New Product of the Year

Apple – iPad 3

Native Instruments – Kontrol F1

Native Instruments – Maschine MK2

Numark – iDJ Pro

Pioneer – DDJ-SX

Pioneer – RMX-1000

Rane – Sixty Eight

INTERVIEW: Bill Kelly – Winter Music Conference (2013)

James Brown was known as the “hardest-working man in show business,” and I would dub the title of “hardest working man in EDM” on Bill Kelly. The DJ/Record Pool Owner cofounded the Winter Music Conference in 1986 with Louis Possenti.† Nearly thirty years later, the annual pilgrimage to Miami Beach continues to be an essential stop for everyone in the dance music world, be they industry or punter.† Even with so many events going on concurrently, you will see Bill making the rounds everywhere† when he isn’t working diligently behind the scenes.

DJ Ron Slomowicz:† What was the inspiration to start WMC back in 1986?
Bill Kelly:† WMC was formed out of the need for a separate forum that would address the particular issues surrounding Dance Music. Up until that point there was only the NMS which had only one panel about dance music.

Continue reading INTERVIEW: Bill Kelly – Winter Music Conference (2013)

NEWS: Winter Music Conference and Ultra Music Festival announces dates for 2013

Winter Music Conference announced the dates for 2013 – March 15th – 24th. This continues last year’s expansion to two full weekends. According to the press release evens will take place as follows:

DJ Sets, Live Performances & Parties: March 15 Ė 24, 2013
WMC Music Industry Program: March 18 Ė 22, 2013
WMC Trade Show & Exhibits: March 18 Ė 19, 2013
Ultra Music Festival: March 22 – 24, 2013
Club & Poolside Events: March 15 Ė 24, 2013

Early registration for the WMC industry badge is available now for $235 through September 12th, 2012. More information is available on the Winter Music Conference website.