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27th Annual International Dance Music Awards Nominees and Winners

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The 27th Annual International Dance Music Awards were presented on Thursday March 22, 2012 at The Beachplex. Winners are in bold.

1. Best Underground Dance Track

Battle For Middle You - Julio Bashmore - PMR
"Bear Hug" - The Two Bears - Southern Fried Records
"Big Bad Wolf" - Duck Sauce - Big Beat Records
"Can't Leave You" - Maceo Plex - Crosstown Rebels
"Doin' Your Thang" - Oliver $ - Play It down
"Entrance Song" - Eats Everything - Pets Recordings
"Starblazer" - Deetron - Rejected

2. Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track

"Called Out In The Dark" - Snow Patrol - Island Records
"Eyes Be Closed" - Washed Out - Sub Pop
"Hurting (Benoit & Sergio Remix)" - Friendly Fires - XL Recordings
"Midnight City" - M83 - Mute
"Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)" - Coldplay - Capitol/EMI/Toolroom
"Polish Girl" - Neon Indian - Mom + Pop Music
"Pumped Up Kicks" - Foster The People - Columbia

3. Best Indie Dance Track

"Black Water" - Apparat - Mute
"Hungry For The Power (Jamie Jones Remix)" - Azari & III - Turbo Recordings
"Need Your Lovin'" - Tensnake - Permanent Vacation
"Ragysh" - Todd Terje - Running Back
"Trouble" - Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs - Nice Age
"Wait & See" - Holy Ghost! - DFA
"Walk And Talk" - Benoit & Sergio - Visionquest

4. Best Latin/Reggaeton Track

"Frio" - Ricky Martin Feat. Wisin y Yandel - Sony Music Latin
"Loca People" - Sak Noel - Ultra Records
"Me Gusto Tanto" - Paulina Rubio - Universal
"On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull - Island Records
"Rabiosa" - Shakira Feat. Pitbull - Sony Music Latin/Epic
"Rain On Me" - Pitbull Feat. Mark Anthony - Mr.305/Polo Grounds Music/J Records
"Tu Olor" - Wisin y Yandel - Machete Music

5. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track

"Give Me Everything" - Pitbull Feat. Ne-Yo, Afrojack & Nayer - Mr.305/Polo Grounds Music/J Records
"Born This Way" - Lady Gaga - Streamline/Kon Live/Interscope
"Moves Like Jagger" - Maroon 5 Feat Christina Aguilera - A&M/Octone Records
"On The Floor" - Jennifer Lopez Feat. Pitbull - Island Records
"Party Rock Anthem" - LMFAO - Party Rock/Will I Am/Cherrytree/Interscope
"We Found Love" - Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris - Island Def Jam Music Group
"Without You" - David Guetta Feat. Usher - Astralwerks/Capitol

6. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track

"Amame" - Intruder, Murk - Defected
"Around (Solomun Remix)" - Noir & Haze - Noir Music
"Doin' Your Thang" - Oliver $ - Play It Down
"Envision (Ame Remix)" - Osunlade - Innervisions
"La Musica (The Trumpeter)" - Ray Foxx Feat. Lovelle - Defected
"Stay High" - Maceo Plex - Ellum Audio
"What They Say" - Maya Jane Coles - Real Tone Records

7. Best R & B/Urban Dance Track

"Beautiful People" - Chris Brown Feat. Benny Benassi - Jive
"Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)" - Diddy-Dirty Money Feat. Skylar Grey - Bad Boy/Interscope
"Good Feeling" - Flo Rida - Poe Boy/Atlantic
"Run The World (Girls)" - Beyonce - Parkwood Entertainment/Columbia
"Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj - YMCM/Universal Republic
"We Found Love" - Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris - Island Def Jam Music Group
"Without You" - David Guetta Feat. Usher - Astralwerks/Capitol

8. Best Electro/Tech House Track

"Cinema" - Benny Benassi Feat. Gary Go - Ultra Records
"Happy Violence" - Dada Life - So Much Dada
"Levels" - Avicii - Interscope
"No Beef" - Afrojack & Steve Aoki Feat. Miss Palmer - Ultra Records
"Save The World" - Swedish House Mafia - Astralwerks
"The Tide (Jooris Vorn Edit)" - Mark Fanciulli - Rejected
"Turbulence" - Laidback Luke & Steve Aoki Feat. Lil Jon - Ultra Records

9. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track

"All The Lights" - Kayne West - Roc-A-Fella
"Coming Home (Dirty South Remix)" - Diddy-Dirty Money Feat. Skylar Grey - Bad Boy/Interscope
"Good Feeling" - Flo Rida - Poe Boy/Atlantic
"I Need A Doctor" - Dr. Dre Feat. Eminem & Skylar Grey - Aftermath
"Look At Me Now" - Chris Brown Feat. Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes - Jive
"Super Bass "- Nicki Minaj - YMCM/Universal Republic
"Where Them Girls At" - David Guetta Feat. Nicki Minaj & Flo Rida - Astralwerks/Capitol

10. Best Trance Track

"Be Your Sound" - Cosmic Gate & Emma Hewitt - Black Hole Recordings
"Better Half Of Me" - Dash Berlin Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn - Armada Music
"Feels So Good" - Armin van Buuren Feat. Nadia Ali - Ultra Records/Armada Music
"Maximal Crazy" - Tiësto - Musical Freedom
"Promises" - Andain - Black Hole Recordings
"Skyfire" - Shogun - Armada Music
"Sun & Moon" - Above & Beyond Feat. Richard Bedford - Ultra Records/Anjuna Beats

11. Best Progressive Track

"Calling" - Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso - Refune Records
"In the Air" - Morgan Page, Sultan + Ned Shephard & BT Feat. Angela McCluskey - Nettwerk
"Paradise (Fedde Le Grand Remix)" - Coldplay - Capitol/EMI/Toolroom
"Pressure (Alesso Remix)" - Nadia Ali, Starkillers & Alex Kenji - Simply Delicious Music
"Save The World" - Swedish House Mafia - Astralwerks
"Sun Down" - Chris Lake - Ultra Records
"You've Got the Love (Mark Knight Remix)" - Florence + The Machine - Universal Republic/Toolroom

12. Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track

"Bass Cannon" - Flux Pavillion - Circus
"Cinema (Skrillex Remix)" - Benny Bennassi - Ultra Records
"Crush On You" - Nero - Cherrytree/Interscope
"First Of The Year" - Skrillex - Big Beat/Atlantic
"Lights (Bassnectar Remix)" - Ellie Goulding - Cherrytree/Interscope
"Louder" - DJ Fresh - Ministry Of Sound
"Promises (Skrillex & Nero Remix)" - Nero - Cherrytree/Interscope

13. Best Minimal/Techno Track

"6 Degrees - Audiofly - Get Physical
"Arabian Horse" - Gusgus - Kompakt
"Carny" - Pleasurekraft - Great Stuff Recordings
"Chemistry (Nicole Moudaber Remix)" - Carl Cox - Intec
"Cicadas" - Tom Middleton - Lo:Rise
"Love Song" - Pig & Dan - Yoshitoshi/Paraquet Recordings
"The Tide (Joris Voorn Edit)" - Mark Fanciulli - Rejected

14. Best Chillout/Lounge Track

"Hayling (Max Cooper Remix)" - FC Kahuna - Skint
"Heart Of Wax" - Vanessa Daou - KID Recordings
"How Long (Kaskade's Ice Mix)" - Kaskade & Inpetto with Late Night Alumni - Ultra Records
"Paradise Circus" - Burial VS Massive Attack - Inhale Gold
"Promises" - Andain - Black Hole Recordings
"Shake It Out (Weekend Remix)" - Florence + The Machine - Universal
"Shores Of Eden (Chillout Mix)" - Tenishia - Armada Music

15. Best Break-Through DJ

Alesso
Dada Life
Flux Pavilion
Hardwell
Maya Jane Coles
Orjan Nilsen
Porter Robinson
R3hab

16. Best European DJ

Above & Beyond
Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
Avicii
David Guetta
Laidback Luke
Paul van Dyk
Tiësto

17. Best American DJ (North America)

Bassnectar
Deadmau5
Erick Morillo
Kaskade
Markus Schulz
Morgan Page
Skrillex
Steve Aoki

18. Best Global DJ

Armin van Buuren
Avicii
David Guetta
Deadmau5
Markus Schulz
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia
Tiësto

19. Best Radio Station (Global)

Addictedtoradio.com
>BBC Radio 1
BPM (Sirius XM)
Digitally Imported
Electric Area (Sirius XM)
Radio 538
Sunshine Live

20. Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)

KNHC 89.5 Seattle, WA
WBZC 88.9 Pemberton, NJ
WCPQ 92.7 Chicago, IL
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

Above & Beyond
Armin van Buuren
Markus Schulz
Paul van Dyk
Pete Tong
The Riddler
Tiësto

22. Best Compilation

Annual 2011 - Ministry Of Sound
Hed Kandi: Destination Ibiza 2011 - Hed Kandi Records
Most Rated Miami 2011 - Defected
Sound Of Dubstep 2011 - Ministry Of Sound
Strictly 4 DJ's V.3 - Strictly Rhythm
Ultra 2011 - Ultra Records
Ultra Dance 12 - Ultra Records

23. Best Full Length DJ Mix

A State Of Trance 2011 - Armin van Buuren - Armada Music
Club Life: Vol.1 Las Vegas - Tiësto - Music Freedom
DJ Kicks - Scuba - K7 Records
Electric Daisy Carnival V.2 - Wolfgang Gartner - Ultra Records
FabricLive 59 - Four Tet - Fabric
In Search Of Sunrise 9 India - Richard Durand - Black Hole Recordings
Universal Religion: Chapter 5 - Armin van Buuren - Armada Music

24. Best Producer

Afrojack
Armin van Buuren
Avicii
David Guetta
Kaskade
RedOne
Skrillex
Swedish House Mafia

25. Best Remixer

Afrojack
Avicii
Benny Benassi
Bimbo Jones
Kaskade
Michael Woods
R3hab
Skrillex

26. Best Music Video

Big Bad Wolf - Duck Sauce - (Dir. Keith Schofield)
Crush On You - Nero - (Dir. So Me)
E.T. - Katy Perry feat. Kanye West - (Dir. Floria Sigismondi)
First Of The Year - Skrillex - (Dir. Tony Truand)
Judas - Lady Gaga - (Dir. Lady Gaga & Laurieann Gibson)
Party Rock Anthem - LMFAO - (Dir. Mickey Finnegan)
Save The World - Swedish House Mafia - (Dir. Jon Watts)
We Found Love - Rihanna Feat. Calvin Harris - (Dir. Melina Matsoukas)

27. Best Podcast

A State Of Trance - Armin van Buuren
Club Life - Tiësto
Levels Podcast - Avicii
Radio 538 Dance Department - Dennis Ruyer
Riddler's Revolution - The Riddler
VONYC Sessions - Paul van Dyk

28. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Alexandra Stan
Ellie Goulding
Flux Pavilion
Jessie J
Maya Jane Coles
Nicki Minaj
Porter Robinson
R3hab

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Azari & III
Dada Life
Foster The People
Knife Party
Little Dragon
M83
Nero

30. Best Artist (Solo)

Avicii
David Guetta
Kaskade
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga
Pitbull
Rihanna
Skrillex

31. Best Artist (Group)

Above & Beyond
Daft Punk
Duck Sauce
LMFAO
Nero
Swedish House Mafia
Business Achievement Awards for the year 2011

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)

Beatportal.com
Dancemusic.about.com
DJ Mag
DJ Times
MixMag
NME
Residentadvisor.net
Soundcloud.com

33. Best Music App

Digitally Imported
iHeartRadio
Pandora
Shazam
Slacker
Spotify

34. Best Record Label Promoter or Exec In-House

Andrew Salsano - Nervous Records
Arny Bink - Black Hole Recordings
Elena Lanza - Capitol/EMI
Gina Tucci - Big Beat/Atlantic
Mark Fotiadis - Mute
Maykel Piron - Armada Music
Phil Nieves - Ultra Records
Simon Dunmore - Defected Records

35. Best Independent Record Promotion/Marketing

Bobby Shaw - Bobby Shaw Promotions
Brad LeBeau - Pro-Motion
Carmen Cacciatore - Fly Life
Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions
Claudia Cuseta - Maxi Promotion
Debra Eriksen - Oracle Entertainment
John Suraci - Promo Only Promotions
Loren Chaidez - Loren Chaidez Promotion

36. Best Music Retailer

Amazon.com
Ameoba Records
Best Buy
f.y.e.
HMV.com
iTunes

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer

Beatport.com
Djdownload.com
Juno.co.UK
Trackitdown.com
Traxsource.com

38. Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service

ERG
FATdrop
Masspool
Promo Only
X-Mix
ZipDJ

39. Best American Record Label

Astralwerks
Big Beat Records
Cherrytree Records
Dim Mak
Interscope
Nervous Records
OM Records
Strictly Rhythm
Ultra Records

40. Best Global Record Label

Anjunabeats
Armada Music
Black Hole Recordings
Defected
Mau5trap
Ministry Of Sound
Toolroom Records
Ultra Records

41. Best Music Event

Coachella - Indio, CA
Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas, NV
Electric Zoo - New York City
Sensation White - Amsterdam
Shambhala Music Festival - Salmo B.C.
TomorrowLand - Boom, Belgium
Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Florida

42. Best Event Promoter

ALDA Events
ID&T
Insomniac Events
Made Event
Massive Events (New York)
Rob Fernandez

43. Best US Club

Avalon - Los Angeles
Beta - Denver, CO
Glow - Washington DC
LIV - Miami Beach, FL
Pacha - New York, NY
Playhouse - Hollywood, CA
Ruby Skye - San Francisco
Space - Miami, FL

44. Best Global Club

Amnesia - Ibiza
Fabric - London
Guvernment - Toronto
Ministry of Sound - London
Pacha - Ibiza
Privilege - Ibiza
Space - Ibiza
Zouk - Singapore
Pro Audio Awards for the year 2011

45. Best Headphones

Allen & Heath - Xone XD-53
Beats Studio - By Dr. Dre
Pioneer - HDJ-2000
Sennheiser - HD 25
Technics RP-DH1200

46. Best Mixer

Allen & Heath Xone 92
Denon DN X-1700
Pioneer DJM900Nexus
Rane TTM57SL
Stanton - M.203

47. Best CD Player

Pioneer CDJ-2000
Denon DN-S3700
Gemini CDJ-700
Stanton CPM.800
Vestax CDX-05 MBK

48. Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)

EAW
Funktion-One
JBL Audio
Martin Audio
PK Sound

49. Best Club Sound System (Design)

Beta, Denver - Funktion-One
Cielo, NY - Funktion-One
Ministry Of Sound, London - Martin Audio
Playhouse Nightclub, Hollywood - Sound Investments
Space, Ibiza - Blue Box Ibiza

50. Best Pro Studio Product of the Year

Abelton Live 8
Apple - Logic Pro 9
Image-Line - FL Studio 10
Funktion-One - F101
Native Instruments - Maschine

51. Best Keyboard or Sampler

Access - Virus TI2
Akai - MPK49
Korg - M50
M-Audio Axiom Pro 49

52. Best Manufacturer of the Year

Apple
Denon
Native Intruments
M-Audio
Pioneer
PK Sound

53. Best Studio Software

Ableton Live 8
Apple - Logic Pro 9
Avid - Pro Tools 10
Image-Line - FL Studio 10
Propellerhead - Reason 6

54. Best DJ Software

Ableton Live 8
Serato - Scratch Live
Traktor - Pro 2
Traktor - Scratch Pro 2
VirtualDJ Pro

55. Best New Product of the Year

Apple - iPad 2
Denon - DN-MC6000
Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol S4
Numark - NS6
Pioneer - DDJ-T1

56. Lifetime Achievement

Daniel Glass

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