IDMA 2019 Nominees & Winners


Breakthrough Artist of the Year

  • Alison Wonderland
  • Fisher
  • Loud Luxury
  • Peggy Gou
  • WINNER: San Holo

Best Pop/Electronic Album

  • Alison Wonderland Awake
  • David Guetta 7
  • RÜFÜS DU SOL Solace
  • Sofi Tukker Treehouse
  • WINNER: Above & Beyond Common Ground

Best Electronic Album

  • Against All Logic 2012-2017
  • DJ Koze Knock Knock
  • Jon Hopkins Singularity
  • REZZ Certain Kind of Magic
  • WINNER: San Holo Album1

Best Pop/Electronic Song

  • Feenixpawl “Neon Sky”
  • Loud Luxury “Body”
  • Silk City & Dua Lipa “Electricity”
  • Tiesto & Post Malone “Jackie Chan”
  • WINNER: Marshmello “Happier”

Best Electronic Song

  • Adam Beyer “Losing My Mind”
  • Camelphat & Au/Ra “Panic Room”
  • DJ Koze “Pick Up”
  • Peggy Gou “It Makes You Forget (Itgehane)”
  • WINNER: Fisher “Losing It”

Best Remix

  • Bicep “Opal” (Four Tet Remix)
  • Charlie Puth “How Long” (EDX Remix)
  • Fatboy Slim “Praise You” (Purple Disco Machine Remix)
  • Lou Rawls “You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine” (Frankie Knuckles, Kenny Summit & Eric Kupper Remix)
  • WINNER: Halsey “Without Me” (Illenium Remix)

Best Label

  • Anjunabeats
  • Armada
  • Spinnin’
  • Ultra Music
  • WINNER: Monstercat

Best Club

  • Avant Gardner / Brooklyn Mirage, New York
  • Bootshaus, Cologne
  • Printworks, London
  • Sound, Los Angeles
  • WINNER: Space, Miami

Best Festival

  • Electric Forest
  • Electric Daisy Carnival
  • Movement
  • Ultra
  • WINNER: Tomorrowland

Best Podcast/Radio Show

  • Tiësto Club Life
  • Pete Tong BBC Radio 1
  • Nora En Pure Purified
  • Monstercat Call of the Wild
  • WINNER: Armin Van Buuren A State Of Trance

Best Radio Station

  • Evolution iHeartRadio
  • KNHC C89.5 Seattle
  • Rinsed FM
  • SiriusXM BPM
  • WINNER: BBC Radio 1

Best Streaming Service

  • Amazon
  • Apple Music
  • Pandora
  • SoundCloud
  • WINNER: Spotify

Best YouTube Channel

  • Majestic Casual
  • Monstercat
  • MrSuicideSheep
  • Proximity
  • WINNER: Spinnin’ TV

Best DJ Equipment Manufacturer

  • Allen & Heath
  • Denon DJ
  • Native Instruments
  • Technics
  • WINNER: Pioneer DJ

Best DAW

  • Ableton Live 10
  • Logic Pro
  • Pro Tools
  • Steinberg Cubase
  • WINNER: FL Studio

2019 Artist Categories powered by Viberate


Best Male Artist (Pop/Electronic)

  • Alok
  • DJ Snake
  • Marshmello
  • The Chainsmokers
  • WINNER: Martin Garrix

Best Female Artist (Pop/Electronic)

  • Grimes
  • Juicy M
  • Krewella
  • Tigerlily
  • WINNER: NERVO

Best Male Artist (Techno)

  • Adam Beyer
  • Boris Brejcha
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Stephan Bodzin
  • WINNER: Carl Cox

Best Female Artist (Techno)

  • Amelie Lens
  • Deborah De Luca
  • Monika Kruse
  • Nina Kraviz
  • WINNER: Charlotte de Witte

Best Male Artist (House)

  • Claptone
  • Duke Dumont
  • Kungs
  • Vintage Culture
  • WINNER: Disclosure

Best Female Artist (House)

  • Honey Dijon
  • Maya Jane Coles
  • Peggy Gou
  • The Black Madonna
  • WINNER: Nora En Pure

Best Male Artist (Bass)

  • Baauer
  • Louis the Child
  • RL Grime
  • San Holo
  • WINNER: Illenium

Best Female Artist (Bass)

  • Laura Escudé
  • Huxley Anne
  • Lady Bee
  • REZZ
  • WINNER: Alison Wonderland

Best Male Artist (Trance)

  • Above & Beyond
  • Gareth Emery
  • Markus Schulz
  • Paul van Dyk
  • WINNER: Armin van Buuren

Best Female Artist (Trance)

  • Maria Healy
  • Nathia Kate
  • Nifra
  • Orla Feeney
  • WINNER: Christina Novelli

Best Male Artist (Drum n’ Bass)

  • Andy C
  • Chase & Status
  • Hybrid Minds
  • Noisia
  • WINNER: Delta Heavy

Best Female Artist (Drum & Bass)

  • DJ Rap
  • Djinn
  • Kyrist
  • Mollie Collins
  • WINNER: DJ Storm

Best Male Artist (Downtempo)

  • Bonobo
  • Emancipator
  • Kaytranada
  • Thievery Corporation
  • WINNER: Petit Biscuit

Best Female Artist (Downtempo)

  • Emika
  • Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
  • Lil Bo Weep
  • Sister Bliss
  • WINNER: TOKiMONSTA

Best Male Artist (Hardstyle)

  • Angerfist
  • Brennan Heart
  • Coone
  • Wildstylez
  • WINNER: Headhunterz

Best Female Artist (Hardstyle)

  • AniMe
  • DJ Stephanie
  • Korsakoff
  • Lady Faith
  • WINNER: Miss K8

Testimonials

WMC is and has always been the lifeblood of the dance music scene. Never missed a year since ’96, I can’t imagine Amsterdam Dance Event or Ibiza Music Summit existing without the blueprint that WMC originated. Seeing this revived is absolutely essential to reunifying the North American scene surrounding electronic music and its fringes.


Tommie Sunshine

Producer/DJ/Activist/Netflix Host

If you want to know about our industry from the people that make it happen then go to WMC. It’s an accelerated masterclass in all things dance music.


Carl Cox

DJ/Intec Records

The Winter Music Conference represents a chance for Beatport to connect directly with our customer community. Having a strong conference means we have a platform to embrace the entire spectrum of electronic music culture. We are proud to support the resurgence of this great event.


Jonas Tempel

Beatport, Co-Founder

I’m so glad to see WMC rebooted with such thoughtful content and first-class curation. It’s been a long time since the industry had a must-do American event and this is it. The reborn WMC!


Patrick Moxey

Ultra Music

Winter Music Conference was the cream of the crop of conferences. Every label owner, label A&R, DJ and artist knew they had to go network at the Fontainebleau where the conference was hosted. The conference was not only one of the most important time of the year as it relates to dance music but it was also a place where records were broken and became summer hits. Some of my best DJ memories are from the events I played during WMC in the last 20 years.


Erick Morillo

DJ / Producer / Label Boss - Subliminal Records