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IDMA 2005 Awards

International Dance Music Awards 2005
The Miami WMC registration also gives you access to the IDMA Awards, which is held at the same hotel complex, Wyndham Miami Beach Resort.  These were held last night (Thursday March 24th).

In my opinion some of the nominees at IDMA can veer a bit towards the commercial side. However the artists performing on the night were far from that. In particular, Venus Hum and Birdy Nam Nam impressed.

I've commented on a sample of the results.

BEST PROGRESSIVE HOUSE/TRANCE TRACK
Paul Van Dyk - Nothing But You
I admit I have not even heard this track, but I know it would not have been my pick.  Out of the nominees I would have picked Deep Dish 'Flashdance'.  I had actually voted for Michael Lanning 'Bound For Ascension', and voted for Flashdance in the BEST HOUSE/GARAGE category!

BEST UNDERGROUND DANCE TRACK
Deep Dish - Flashdance
Great tune but should it really now be classed as underground?  I would have gone with Goldfrapp 'Strict Machine' from the list of nominees. I had actually voted for Michael Burns 'Sunshine In My Shadows'.

BEST PRODUCER
Tiesto
My pick from the list would have been Way Out West.

BEST CD COMPILATION
Sasha - Involver
Much as I like this, not sure it merits winning, although I would have picked it from the list of nominees.

BEST FULL LENGTH DJ MIX CD
Armin Van Buuren - A State Of Trance
I must admit I haven't heard this so I won't comment on whether or not it deserved to win.  However I would have gone with Sander K's 'This Is Everybody Too' from that list.  I actually voted for Balance 006 by Anthony Pappa.

BEST GLOBAL DANCE LABEL
Defected
Wouldn't have been my choice, but it's no surprise that they won this category.  I voted for Border Community, but they weren't on the list of nominees.

BEST US DANCE RECORD LABEL
Subliminal

BEST DANCE MUSIC RETAILER
dancerecords.com
juno.co.uk were nominated, they would have been my pick from the list. I actually voted for htfr.com.

BEST RECORD POOL
Balance - Chris Fortier (Director)
Absolutely no arguments from me on this one!

BEST DANCE EVENT
Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Really difficult category to vote in, I mean who is honestly in a position to be able to attend enough large events to form a valid opinion on this one?

BEST GLOBAL CLUB
Space,  Ibiza
My vote was with Pacha, Ibiza.  But then I've always preferred Pacha to Space.

BEST US CLUB
Spundae, San Francisco

BEST INTERNET DANCE RADIO STATION
BBC Radio 1

BEST DANCE RADIO STATION
BBC Radio 1
With the resources at their disposal perhaps not surprising that Radio 1 came top in both of these categories.

BEST DANCE VIDEO
Eric Prydz - Call On Me
I'm afraid my shallow mind agrees with that choice! 

I had to shoot away early to go to another event so missed the last few categories which included BEST US/EUROPEAN/GLOBAL DJ, BEST DANCE ARTIST GROUP/SOLO, BEST NEW DANCE ARTIST GROUP/SOLO.

Updated 14th April 2005

BEST AMERICAN DJ
Christopher Lawrence

BEST EUROPEAN DJ
Tiesto

BEST GLOBAL DJ
Paul Van Dyk

BEST REMIXER
Peter Rauhofer

BEST DANCE ARTIST SOLO
BT

BEST DANCE ARTIST GROUP
Chemical Brothers

BEST NEW DANCE ARTIST SOLO
Eric Prydz

BEST NEW DANCE ARTIST GROUP
Scissor Sisters

BEST DANCE RADIO MIXSHOW DJ
Armin Van Buuren - A State Of Trance

BEST HOUSE/GARAGE TRACK
David Morales with Lea-Lorien - How Would You Feel

BEST DANCE MUSIC PUBLICATION
DJ

BEST RECORD LABEL PROMOTER IN-HOUSE
Phil Nieves - Ultra

BEST INDEPENDENT RECORD PROMOTER
Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions

BEST ALTERNATIVE/ROCK DANCE TRACK
Gwen Stefani - What You Waiting For

BEST SATELLITE RADIO CHANNEL
XM 81 BPM

BEST LATIN DANCE TRACK
Musica De Amor - Latin Project

BEST LATIN RADIO STATION
WSKQ New York La Mega

BEST LATIN MIXSHOW DJ
Mickey Garcia - Latino Mix - New York

BEST HI-NRG/EURO TRACK
Tiesto - Love Comes Again

BEST R&B/URBAN DANCE TRACK
Usher - Yeah

BEST URBAN RADIO STATION
WQHT New York Hot 97

BEST RAP/HIP-HOP DANCE TRACK
Snoop Dogg & Pharrell - Drop It Like It's Hot

BEST POP DANCE TRACK
Narcotic Thrust - I Like It

BEST DANCE MUSIC RETAILER
dancerecords.com

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT
Henry Stone



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