Short Guide on the ballot for the IDMAs

It's that time of year again where the EDM community votes in the IDMA. What is the IDMA? This is from the Winter music conference website:

One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the EDM industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 209 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the center of WMC Week. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

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We put together a short guide with Video links to the songs to help you with the voting process:

Best Underground Dance Track:

Bigger Than Prince – Green Velvet



Everything – Maya Jane Coles Feat. Karin Park



Gotham – Ten Walls



Jack – Breach



Let’s Go Dancing – Tiga VS Audion



Reverse Skydiving – Hot Natured Feat. Anabel Englund



The Clapping Track – Claude VonStroke

Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track:

A Light That Never Comes – Linkin Park Feat. Steve Aoki



Alive – Empire Of The Sun



Let Me Show You Love – Cut Copy



Pompeii – Bastille



Radioactive – Imagine Dragons



Reflektor – Arcade Fire



Safe And Sound – Capital Cities



The Mother We Share – CHVRCHES

Best Indie Dance Track:

Changes – Faul & Wad Ad vs. Pnau



Enjoy (Oliver Remix) – Gigamesh



Feeling for You – Sugar Hill



Gonna Get You – Sharam Jey & Night Talk



Lion, The Lion – Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs & Eats Everything



Strandbar – Todd Terje



Too Late – Gui Boratto

Best Latin Dance Track:

Come With Me – Ricky Martin



El Amante – Daddy Yankee Feat. J Alvarez



Feel This Moment – Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguilera



Hable De Ti – Yandel



Mama Mia – Mayra Veronica



Turn the Night Up – Enrique Iglesias



Vivir Mi Vida – Marc Anthony

Best House/Garage/Deep House Track:

Bigger Than Prince (Hot Since 82 Remix) – Green Velvet



Latch – Disclosure



Look Right Through (MK Mix) – Storm Queen



Mind Ur Step – Dennis Ferrer Feat. Janelle Kroll



Need U (100%) – Duke Dumont Feat. A*M*E*



No Eyes – Claptone Feat. Jaw



Nobody Else – Dusky

Best R&B / Urban Dance Track:

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell



Diamonds – Rihanna



Hold On, We’re Going Home – Drake Feat. Majid Jordan



Mirrors – Justin Timberlake



Q.U.E.E.N. – Janelle Monae Feat. Erykah Badu



Suit & Tie – Justin Timberlake



Treasure – Bruno Mars

Best Electro / Progressive House Track:

Animals – Martin Garrix



Apollo – Hardwell Feat. Amba Shepherd



Clarity – Zedd Feat. Foxes



If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix) – Alesso VS OneRepublic



Reload – Sebastian Ingrosso & Tommy Trash Feat. John Martin



Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) – Lana Del Rey



Wake Me Up – Avicii

Best Rap/Hip-Hop/TRAP Dance Track:

Bird Machine – DJ Snake Feat. Alesia



Bubble Butt – Major Lazer Feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic



Can’t Hold Us – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Feat. Ray Dalton



Feel This Moment – Pitbull Feat. Christina Aguilera



Fuckin Problems – A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar



Gas Pedal – Sage The Gemini Feat. IamSu



We Own It – 2 Chainz Feat. Wiz Khalifa

Best Trance Track:

Skylarking – BT



Steal You Away – Dash Berlin & Alexander Popov Feat. Jonathan Mendelsohn



The Expedition (A State of Trance 600 Anthem) – Armin van Buuren & Markus Schulz



This Is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie



Thunder – W&W



Walter White – Above & Beyond



Wayfarer – Audien

Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass Track:

Gold – Adventure Club Feat. Yuna



Haunting – Andy C



Holdin’ On (Skrillex & Nero Mix) – Monsta



This Is Not the End – Krewella Feat. Pegboard Nerds



Tidal Wave – Sub Focus Feat. Alpines



Try it Out (Neon Mix) – Skrillex & Alvin Risk



Waiting All Night – Rudimental Feat. Ella Eyre

Best Tech House / Techno Track:

Friday- Shadow Child Feat. Takura



Imprint Of Pleasure – Tube & Berger



Let’s Go Dancing – Tiga VS Audion



Nobody Else – Dusky



Ringo – Joris Voorn



Roar – Nicole Moudaber



Zebra – Solee

Best Chillout/Lounge Track:

Floating – Kaskade Feat. Haley



Planet Us – Hot Natured



Pretty Lights – Vibe Vendetta



Reach For the Dead – Boards of Canada



So Good to Me – Chris Malinchak



True Thoughts – Parra For Cuva Feat. Anna Naklab

Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track:

Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke Feat. T.I. & Pharrell



Clarity – Zedd Feat. Foxes



Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell



I Need Your Love – Calvin Harris Feat. Ellie Goulding



Roar – Katy Perry



Royals – Lorde



Wake Me Up – Avicii

Best Compilation or Full Length DJ Mix:

A State of Trance 2013 – Armin van Buuren

Anjunabeats Vol. 10 – Above & Beyond

DJ-Kicks – Breach

DJ-Kicks – Maceo Plex

MK In The House – Marc “MK” Kinchen

Toolroom Knights – Dannic

Ultra Dance 14

Best Global DJ:

Afrojack

Armin van Buuren

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Deadmau5

Hardwell

Tiesto

Best North American DJ:

BT

Diplo

Kaskade

Krewella

Porter Robinson

Richie Hawtin

Skrillex

Steve Aoki

Best European DJ:

Axwell

Carl Cox

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Eric Prydz

Loco Dice

Nicky Romero

R3hab

Zedd

Best Break-Through DJ:

Art Department

Carnage

Dannic

Deorro

Dillon Francis

DJ Snake

Dusky

Makj

Martin Garrix

Best EDM/pop DJ:

Avicii

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Eric Prydz

Kaskade

NERVO

Paul van Dyk

Zedd

Best Trance DJ:

Above and Beyond

Armin van Buuren

Dash Berlin

Gareth Emery

Markus Schulz

Mat Zo

W&W

Best House/Garage/Deep House DJ:

Dennis Ferrer

Eats Everything

Hot Since 82

Jamie Jones

Maceo Plex

Maya Jane Coles

Marc & “MK” Kinchen

Seth Troxler



Best Indie Dance/Underground DJ:


Dixon

Flume

Hot Natured

Tensnake

The M Machine

Todd Terje

Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs

Best Progressive House/Electro DJ:

Afrojack

Alesso

Avicii

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Hardwell

Laidback Luke

Nicky Romero

Steve Angello

Best Techno/Tech House DJ:

Adam Beyer

Joris Voorn

Loco Dice

Richie Hawtin

Sven Vath

Tiga

UMEK

Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass DJ:

Andy C

Bassnectar

Flux Pavilion

Knife Party

Krewella

Rudimental

Skrillex

Best Hardstyle DJ:

Brennan Heart

Coone

Frontliner

Headhunterz

Wildstylez

Zatox

Best Podcast or Radio Mixshow DJ:

A State of Trance – Armin van Buuren

Club Life – Tiesto

Evolution – Pete Tong

Group Therapy – Above & Beyond

Hardwell on Air – Hardwell

Levels – Avicii

Protocol Radio – Nicky Romero

Best Artist (Solo):

Armin van Buuren

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Deadmau5

Kaskade

Lady Gaga

Zedd

Best Artist(Group):

Above & Beyond

Daft Punk

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Disclosure

Krewella

Major Lazer

NERVO

Best Break-Through Artist (Solo):

Breach

Carnage

DJ Snake

Duke Dumont

James Blake

Lorde

Martin Garrix

Best Break-Through Artist (Group):

Adventure Club

Capital Cities

Cash Cash

CHVRCHES

Dusky

Hot Natured

Rudimental

Tale Of Us

Best Full Length Studio Recording:

Atmosphere – Kaskade

Comfort – Maya Jane Coles

Damage Control – Mat Zo

Get Wet – Krewella

Random Access Memories – Daft Punk

Settle – Disclosure

True – Avicii

Best Featured Vocalist Performance:

Apollo – Hardwell Feat. Amba Shepherd

Clarity – Zedd Feat. Foxes

Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell Williams

I Wanna Dance With Somebody – The Cube Guys Feat. Barbara Tucker

Latch – Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith

This is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie

Wake Me Up – Avicii Feat. Aloe Blacc

Best Music Video:

Lady Gaga

Bubble Butt – Major Lazer Feat. Bruno Mars, 2 Chainz, Tyga & Mystic

Get Lucky – Daft Punk Feat. Pharrell

Latch – Disclosure Feat. Sam Smith

This is What It Feels Like – Armin van Buuren Feat. Trevor Guthrie

Wake Me Up – Avicii



Best Producer:


Armin van Buuren

Avicii

Calvin Harris

Diplo

Hardwell

Pharrell Williams

Zedd



Best Remixer:


Calvin Harris

Dave Aude

Hot Since 82

Jump Smokers

Maceo Plex

Marc “MK” Kinchen

R3hab

Best US Club:

Avalon – Los Angeles

LIV – Miami Beach

Output – New York

Pacha – New York

Space – Miami

The Light – Las Vegas

XS – Las Vegas

Best Global Club:

Amnesia – Ibiza

Berghain – Berlin

DC-10 – Ibiza

Fabric – London

Ministry of Sound – London

Privilege – Ibiza

Space – Ibiza

Best Music Event:

BPM – Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Coachella – Indio, CA

Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, NV

Electric Zoo – New York City, NY

Tomorrowland – Boom, Belgium

TomorrowWorld – Atlanta, Georgia

Ultra Music Festival – Miami, FL



Best Radio Station:


538

BBC Radio 1

BPM – Sirius XM

Digitally Imported

Electric Area – Sirius XM

Evolution – iHeartRadio

Ibiza Global Radio

Best Music Media Resource:

Dancing Astronaut

DJ Mag

DJ Times

Elektro

inthemix

mixmag

Resident Advisor

Best Music App:

Mixcloud

Pandora

Shazam

SoundCloud

Spotify

TuneIn

Best EDM/Dance Music Retailer:

Amazon.com

Beatport

iTunes

Juno Download

Trackitdown

Traxsource

Best Global Music Label:

Armada Music

Defected Records

Ministry of Sound

Size Records

Spinnin’ Records

Toolroom Records

Ultra Music

Best American Music Label:

Astralwerks

Beat Records

Dim Mak

Interscope

Mad Decent

Nervous/Nurvous Records

OWSLA

Strictly Rhythm Records

Ultra Music

Best Indie/Underground Music Label:

Crosstown Rebels

Dirtybird

Drumcode

Get Physical Music

Hospital Records

Hot Creations

Innervisions

Life and Death

Suara Records

Best Music Label Promoter or Exec In-House:

Andrew Salsano – Nervous Records

Ayelet Schiffman – Columbia Records

Eelko van Kooten – Spinnin’ Records

George Hess – Strictly Rhythm Records

Liz Miller – Big Beat Records

Maykel Piron – Armada Music

Phil Nieves – Ultra Music

Sean Glass – Win Music

Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing:

Aurelia Entertainment – Lainie Copicotto

Bobby Shaw Promotion – Bobby Shaw

Fly Life – Carmen Cacciatore

Neighbourhood PR – Neil Bainbridge

Oracle Entertainment – Debra Eriksen

Promo Only Promotions – Cary Vance / John Suraci / John Parker

ProMotion – Brad Lebeau

Your Army – James Pitt

Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool:

DJcity

FATdrop

iDJPool

Kings of Spins

Masspool

Promo Only

Your Army

Best New Product of the Year:

Ableton Push

Native Instruments Kontrol S4

Philips M1X – DJ

Pioneer DDJ – SX

Pioneer DJM900SRT

Novation Launchpad S

Numark Orbit

Best Manufacturer of the Year:

Ableton

Native Instruments

Novation

Numark

Pioneer

PK Sound

V-Moda



Best Studio Product:


Ableton Live 9

Apple Logic Pro X

KRK Rockit 8 G3

Native Instruments Maschine Studio

Pioneer RMX1000

Best DJ Software:

Ableton Live 9

Rekordbox

Serato DJ

Serato Scratch Live

Traktor Pro 2

Virtual DJ

Best Controller:

Allen & Heath Xone:K2

Hercules DJ Control AIR

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol S4

Numark NS6

Pioneer DDJ-SX

Stanton SCS.4DJ

Vestax VCI-400



Best Mixer:


Allen & Heath Xone:DB4

Denon DN-X1700

Native Instruments Traktor Kontrol Z2

Numark M6 USB

Pioneer DJM-900nexus

Rane sixty-eight

Vestax PMC-580Pro

Best Media Player:

Denon SC2900

Denon SC3900

Gemini CDMP-7000

Numark Mixdeck Quad

Pioneer CDJ-2000nexus

Best Headphones:

Beats By Dre Mixr

Pioneer HDJ-2000

Sennheiser HD 25

Sol Republic Tracks

V-Moda Crossfade M-100

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