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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IDMA Winners for the year 2011 presented in 2012

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. Marc 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 (Feat. Jei) - 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) - Beyoncé - 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 - Benny Bennassi (Skrillex Remix) - 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 Feat. Fiora - 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

Dada Life
Flux Pavilion
Maya Jane Coles
Ørjan Nilsen
Porter Robinson

16. Best European DJ

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

17. Best American DJ (North America)

Erick Morillo
Markus Schulz
Morgan Page
Steve Aoki

18. Best Global DJ

Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Markus Schulz
Swedish House Mafia

19. Best Radio Station (Global)
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

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

Armin van Buuren
David Guetta
Swedish House Mafia

25. Best Remixer

Benny Benassi
Bimbo Jones
Michael Woods

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

29. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

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

30. Best Artist (Solo)

David Guetta
Katy Perry
Lady Gaga

31. Best Artist (Group)

Above & Beyond
Daft Punk
Duck Sauce
Swedish House Mafia

32. Best Music Media Resource (Online or Print)
DJ Mag
DJ Times

33. Best Music App

Digitally Imported

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
Ameoba Records
Best Buy

37. Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer

38. Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service

Promo Only

39. Best American Record Label

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

40. Best Global Record Label

Armada Music
Black Hole Recordings
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
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

45. Best Headphones

Allen & Heath - Xone XD-53
Beats By Dr. Dre - Studio from Monster
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)

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

Native Intruments
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