The Nominees have been announced for the
31st Annual International Dance Music Awards.
Vote for the best.

Voting ends March 2, 2016


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.

Select a year to view prior IDMA nominees and winners

IDMA Nominees for the year 2015 presented in 2016

1. Best Underground Dance Track

Burn Like Fire - Shiba San
Let’s Prance - Aphrohead
Make A Cake - Claude VonStroke
Morning Side - Four Tet
Solar Detroit - Maceo Plex
Tell Me Why Feat. Stereo MC’s - Terranova
The Believer - Deetron
U Turn - Fur Coat

2. Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track

Flesh Without Blood - Grimes
Leave A Trace - CHVRCHES
Let It Happen - Tame Impala
Loud Places - Jamie XX Feat. Romy
Need You Now - Hot Chip
Plastic - New Order
Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
Tether - ERIC PRYDZ vs CHVRCHES

3. Best Indie Dance Track

All I Want Is You Feat. Keyhole - Kraak and Smaak
Back To Life - Croatia Squad
Changes (Hot Toddy Remix) - Crazy P.
Come Back Baby - Flush
Evil Eyes (Hercules & Love Affair Remix) - Roisin Murphy
Holy Ghost - Sharam Jey & Tom Breu
Just Another Guy - Boy George & Vanilla Ace Feat. Katerina Themis
L.O.V.E. - Purple Disco Machine & Boris Dlugosch

4. Best Latin Dance Track

Da Puta Madre - Kryder, Tom Staar & The Wulf
El Perdón (Forgiveness) - Nicky Jam & Enrique Iglesias
Ginza - J Balvin
La Gozadera - Gente de Zona Feat. Marc Anthony
La Mordidita Feat. Yotuel - Ricky Martin
Pinga - Sak Noel & Luka Caro & Rubern Rider
Suavecito - Julieta Venegas
Vaivén - Daddy Yankee

5. Best House/Garage/Deep House Track

Chunky - Format:B
Feel The Vibe - Bob Sinclar Feat. Dawn Tallman
Holding On Feat. Gregory Porter- Disclosure
Just Escape Feat. Daudi (Justin Martin Remix) - Escape
One Of Us (Dennis Ferrer Remix) - SABB
Play The Room - Hot Since 82
Sometimes - Enzo Siffredi
The Music Got Me - Claptone

6. Best R&B/Urban Dance Track

Bitch Better Have My Money - Rihanna
Burnitup! Feat. Missy Elliot - Janet Jackson
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
Follow Me - Hardwell Feat. Jason Derulo
Hey Mama Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack - David Guetta
Higher Place Feat. Ne-Yo - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Hotline Bling - Drake
The Hills - The Weeknd

7. Best Electro/Progressive House Track

Generate - ERIC PRYDZ
Higher Place Feat. Ne-Yo - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Mad World Feat Jake Reese- Hardwell
Melody - Oliver Heldens
Peanut Butter Jelly - Galantis
Secrets - Tiësto & KSHMR Feat. Vassy
The Hum - Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike VS. Ummet Ozcan
The Only Way Is Up - Martin Garrix & Tiësto

8. Best Rap/Hip Hop/Trap Dance Track

All Day Feat. Paul McCartney - Kanye West
El Chapo - The Game & Skrillex
Febreze Feat. 2 Chainz - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü
Hey Mama Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack - David Guetta
Throw Sum Mo Feat. Nicki Minaj & Young Thug - Rae Sremmurd
Trap Queen - Fetty Wap
Truffle Butter Feat. Drake & Lil Wayne - Nicki Minaj
WTF (Where They From) - Missy Elliot Feat. Pharell Willams

9. Best Trance Track

Anahera - Ferry Corsten Presents Gouryella
Another You - Armin van Buuren Feat. Mr Probz
Blue Sky Action - Above & Beyond Feat. Alex Vargas
Destiny - Markus Schulz Feat. Delacey
Embrace - Armin van Buuren Feat. Eric Vloeimans
Lights - Paul van Dyk Feat. Sue McLaren
Napoleon - Aly & Fila With Ferry Tayle
Stardust - jean-michel jarre & Armin van Buuren

10. Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass Track

Bad Man (Skrillex Remix) - Ragga Twins
Coming Home - Sigma & Rita Ora
Dead Limit - Noisia,The Upbeats
Emotional - Flux Pavillion & Matthew Koma
Nasty (Spor Remix) - The Prodigy
PLUR Police (Jauz Remix) - Knife Party
Red Lips (Skrillex Remix) - GTA
Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü With Justin Bieber

11. Best Tech House/Techno Track

Can You Hear Me (Enrico Sangiuliano Remix) - Boris
Dancing (Again) - Eats Everything Feat. Tiga vs Audion
Giv Me Luv (Nicole Moudaber Remix) - Alcatraz
Love Siren - Alan Fitzpatrick
Make A Cake - Claude VonStroke
Solar Detroit - Maceo Plex
Suga - Technasia & Green Velvet
Veins - Hot Since 82

12. Best Chillout/Lounge Track

Don’t Break My Love - Nicolas Jaar
Forget Me Not - St. Germain
Inside Your Mind - Nick Leng Feat. Carmody
Mary L. - St. Germain
Show Me Love Feat. Kimberly Anne - Sam Feldt
Shy Grass - Blond:ish
Social Butterfly - Guy J
Stole The Show - KYGO

13. Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track

Bitch, I’m Madonna Feat. Nicki Minaj - Madonna
Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd
How Deep Is Your Love - Calvin Harris & Disciples
Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake Feat. MØ
Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü With Justin Bieber
Beautiful Now Feat. Jon Bellion- Zedd
Intoxicated - Martin Solveig & GTA
Waiting For Love - Avicii

14. Best Compilation or Full Length DJ Mix

A State Of Trance 2015 - Armin van Buuren
All Gone Miami 2015 - Pete Tong & Gorgon City
Annual 2015 - Ministry of Sound
Club Life Vol. 4 - Tiësto
Hardwell Presents Revealed Volume 6 - Hardwell
In The House Ibiza 2015 - Defected Records
Toolroom Ibiza 2015 - Toolroom Records
Ultra Dance 16 - Ultra Records

15. Best Global DJ

Armin van Buuren
Avicii
Calvin Harris
Carl Cox
Diplo
Hardwell
Martin Garrix
Oliver Heldens
Tiësto

16. Best North American DJ

Claude VonStroke
Dillon Francis
Diplo
Dubfire
Kaskade
Marc ’MK’ Kinchen
Oscar G
Skrillex
Steve Aoki

17. Best European DJ

Afrojack
Alesso
Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Hardwell
Oliver Heldens
Steve Angello
Tiësto

18. Best Break-Through DJ

Alok
Bicep
Dantiez Saunderson
David Gravell
Kygo
Mihalis Safras
Purple Disco Machine
Rødhäd
Sidney Charles

19. Best EDM/Pop DJ

Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Diplo
DJ Snake
Kaskade
Skrillex
Steve Aoki
Zedd

20. Best Trance DJ

Above & Beyond
Aly & Fila
Andrew Rayel
Armin van Buuren
David Gravell
Ferry Corsten
Markus Schulz
Paul van Dyk
Tiësto

21. Best House/Garage/Deep House DJ

Claptone
Deetron
Dennis Ferrer
Doorly
Dusky
Hot Since 82
Justin Martin
Seth Troxler
Sonny Fodera

22. Best Indie Dance/Underground DJ

DJ Koze
Hot Toddy
Jamie Jones
Jamie XX
Kraak & Smaak
Maya Jane Coles
Sharam Jey
Soul Clap
Tensnake

23. Best Progressive House/Electro DJ

Alesso
David Guetta
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
ERIC PRYDZ
Galantis
Hardwell
Kryder
Laidback Luke
W&W

24. Best Techno/Tech House DJ

Carl Cox
Carl Craig
Dense & Pika
Kevin Saunderson
KiNK
Loco Dice
Maceo Plex
Nicole Moudaber
UMEK

25. Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass DJ

Andy C
Bassnectar
Calyx & Teebee
Flux Pavillion
Jack Ü
Knife Party
Netsky
Noisia
Skrillex

26. Best Hardstyle DJ

Angerfist
Brennan Heart
Coone
Darren Styles
Frontliner
Headhunterz
Miss K8
Noisecontrollers
Radical Redemption

27. Best Podcast or Radio Mixshow DJ

A State of Trance - Armin van Buuren
Diplo and Friends - Diplo
Evolution - Pete Tong
Global Radio - Carl Cox
Group Therapy Radio - Above & Beyond
Hardwell On Air - Hardwell
Heldeep Radio - Oliver Heldens
Tiësto - Club Life Podcast

28. Best Artist(Solo)

Armin van Buuren
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Deadmau5
Hardwell
Kaskade
Sia

29. Best Artist(Group)

Above & Beyond
Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
Disclosure
Galantis
Groove Armada
Jack Ü
Major Lazer
Rudimental

30. Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Alison Wonderland
ANNA
Grimes
Kygo
Marshmello
Mord Fustang
Purple Disco Machine
The Weeknd

31. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Bicep
Dub Phizix
Dusky
Eli & Fur
Fabich & Ferdinand Weber
Moving Castle
Mr. Belt and Wezol
Walk The Moon

32. Best Full Length Studio Recording

Automatic - Kaskade
Caracal - Disclosure
Embrace - Armin van Buuren
Listen - David Guetta
Peace is the Mission -Major Lazer
Pharmacy - Galantis
Rebel Heart - Madonna
Stories - Avicii

33. Best Featured Vocalist Performance - Title, Vocalist/Artist

Another You - Mr. Probz - Armin van Buuren
Déjà Vu - Sia - Giorgio Moroder
Feel The Vibe - Dawn Tallman - Bob Sinclar
Holding On - Gregory Porter - Disclosure
Lean On - MØ - Major Lazer & DJ Snake
Mad World - Jake Reese - Hardwell
Secrets - VASSY - Tiësto & KSHMR
Where Are Ü Now - Justin Bieber - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü

34. Best Music Video

Another You - Armin van Buuren Feat. Mr Probz
Bitch, I’m Madonna Feat. Nicki Minaj - Madonna
Chunky - Format:B
Feel The Vibe Feat. Dawn Tallman - Bob Sinclar
Holding On Feat. Gregory Porter - Disclosure
Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake Feat. MØ
Peanut Butter Jelly - Galantis
Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü With Justin Bieber

35. Best Producer

Armin van Buuren
Avicii
Calvin Harris
David Guetta
Diplo
Hardwell
Kaskade
Skrillex

36. Best Remixer

Dave Aude
Deetron
Hardwell
Kaskade
Maceo Plex
Skrillex
Sonny Fodera
Tracy Young

37. Best US Club

Beta - Denver, CO
Echostage - Washington DC
Hakkasaan - Las Vegas, NV
LIV - Miami, FL
Omnia - Las Vegas, NV
Output - Brooklyn, NY
Pacha - New York, NY
Space - Miami, FL

38. Best Global Club

Amnesia - Ibiza
Berghain - Berlin
Fabric - London
Ministry Of Sound - London
Pacha - Ibiza
Space - Ibiza
Stereo - Montreal
Ushuaia - Ibiza

39. Best Music Event - Event, Location

BPM Festival - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Burning Man - Black Rock City, NV
Coachella - Indio, CA
Creamfields - Liverpool, UK
Electric Daisy Carnival - Las Vegas, NV
Shambhala - Salmo BC
Tomorrowland - Boom, Belgium
Ultra Music Festival - Miami, Fl

40. Best Radio Station(Internet, Terrestrial, Satellite, App)

AddictedToRadio.com
BBC Radio 1
BPM - Sirius / XM
DI.FM
Ibiza Global Radio
iTunes Radio
Pandora
Sirius/XM Electric Area

41. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)

Billboard
DancingAstronaut.com
DJ Mag
DJ Times
EDM.com
MIXMAG
Resident Advisor
YOUREDM.com

42. Best Music App

Apple Music
Digitally Imported
Google Music Play
Mixcloud
Shazam
Soundcloud
Spotify
Tidal

43. Best EDM/Dance Music Retailer

Amazon.com
Amoeba Music
Beatport.com
FYE
iTunes
Junodownload.com
Trackitdown.net
Traxsource.com

44. Best Global Music Label

Anjunabeats
Armada Music
Defected Records
Interscope
Musical Freedom
Revealed Recordings
Spinnin’ Records
Toolroom Records

45. Best American Music Label

Astralwerks
Big Beat Records
Dim Mak
Interscope
Mad Decent
Nervous/Nurvous
OWSLA
Ultra Music

46. Best Indie/Underground Music Label

Crosstown Rebels
dirtybird
Drumcode
Enormous Tunes
Get Physical
Innervision
Noir Music
Suara

47. Best Music Label Promoter Or Exec In-House

Andrew Salsano - Nurvous Records
Ayelet Schiffman - Sony Music
Eelko van Kooten - Spinnin’ Records
Gina Tucci - Big Beat
Glenn Mendlinger - Astralwerks
Maykel Piron - Armada Music
Phil Nieves - Ultra Music

48. Best Independent Music Promotion/Marketing

Citrusonic - Orlando Puerta
Fly Life - Carmen Cacciatore
Loren Chaidez Promotion - Loren Chaidez
Oracle Entertainment - Debra Eriksen
Pro Motion- Brad Lebeau
Promo Only Promotions -Cary Vance, John Suraci, & John Parker
Your Army - James Pitt
Zero2Fifty Group - George Hess

49. Best Promo Subscription Service/Music Pool

Fatdrop
IDJPool
King Of Spins
LabelWorx
Masspool
Promo Only
ZipDJ

50. Best New Product of the Year

Native Instruments - Traktor Kontrol S8
Pioneer - DJM-S9
Pioneer XDJ - RX
PK Sound - Trinity

51. Best Manufacturer of the Year

Denon
Native Instruments
Numark
Pioneer DJ
PK Sound

52. Best Studio Product of the Year

Ableton Live 9.5
Apple - Logic Pro X
FL Studio 12
Native Iunstruments - Maschine Studio

53. Best DJ Software

Ableton Live 9.5
Serato Scratch Live
Native Instruments -Traktor Pro 2
Virtual DJ 8

54. Best Mixer/Controller

Numark - NS7 III
Pioneer - CDJ-2000NXS
Pioneer - DJM-S9
Pioneer - DJM-900NXS

55. Best Media Player

Denon - MCX8000
Numark - NDX900
Pioneer - CDJ-2000NXS
Pioneer - XDJ-1000

56. Best Headphones

Philips - A5 Pro
Pioneer HDJ-2000-K
Senheiser - HD-25 II
V-Moda - Crossfade M-100