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

Having only missed the very first year of WMC in 1985, it was 1986-1990 that initially placed me on the map globally due to the international attendance of the entire dance music community. All throughout the 90s I was often getting written about by various high profile mags and websites for having contributed to help break many artists, DJs, producers and remixers. WMC enabled me to bring many top industry people together all under one roof, especially at Groove Jet, where house music officially met Techno in my sets and it’s all been uphill since…TBC


Danny Tenaglia

DJ, Producer

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

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

Miami has always been a place I’ve considered home and WMC was essential for me and the label in many ways. From showcasing our new music to keeping up with all the new artists and releases. It was the official kickoff of the year and I’m happy to see it thriving again.


Louie Vega

DJ/Vega Records

I first went to WMC ’87, the year I started Big Beat. It was an incredibly inspiring congregation of indie labels, DJs, artists, songwriters, producers and dance music lovers dedicated to breaking and discovering new music. WMC has been instrumental in furthering the dance and electronic cause; keeping the community connected, vital and relevant, and serving as an amazing springboard for talent. It’s a fantastic crucible for the future of dance music. Long may it live.


Craig Kallman

CEO & Co-Chairman Atlantic Records, Founder Big Beat Records