28th Annual International Dance Music Awards announce results, name Armin van Buuren as Best Producer
The winners of the 28th Annual International Dance Music Awards were announced Thursday night at the Winter Music Conference in Miami. The IDMA’s boast the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the dance music industry and generate over two million votes from 206 countries every year. As one of dance music’s most competitive years, voters had a stacked list of talent to choose from. Luckily, the awards are divided into numerous categories allowing for producers to gain recognition in different areas.
Armin van Buuren had a massive year once again, taking home five awards for Best Producer, Best Global DJ, Best Radio Mix Show DJ, Best Global Record Label for Armada Music and Best Trance Track for “J’ai Envie De Toi.” Dutch wunderkind Hardwell took home two for Best Remixer and Best European DJ, an impressive feat for the relative newcomer. More winners after the break.
As far as tracks go, “Don’t You Worry Child” Swedish House Mafia won for Best Electro/Tech House Track, “The Veldt” deadmau5 for Best Progressive Track, “Bangarang” Skrillex for Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track, “Not Listening” Maya Jane Coles for Best Underground Dance Track and “Love Somebody Else” Maceo Plex & John Dasilva for Best House/Garage/Deep House Track.
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike took home the prize for Best Break-Through DJ and Kaskade for North American DJ. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo) went to our favorite German Zedd, while Best Break-Through Artist (Group) went to Krewella. Best Artist (Solo) went to Avicii while Best Artist (Group) went to Swedish House Mafia
Insomniac Events, creator of EDC took Best Event Promoter while Tomorrowland won for Best Music Event. Best US Club went to Space in Miami, FL and Best Global Club went to Space, Ibiza.
For a full list of winners and nominees click here.