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24th Annual 2009 International Dance Music Awards

By Maria Esteves - April 9, 2009

The 24thAnnual 2009 International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) presented by the Winter Music Conference; hosted by chief executive officer/founder Daniel Glass, Glassnote RecordsCharo and Felix Sama was held at the Miami Beach Resort & Spa, Miami Beach, FL, Thursday, March 26, 2009, 8:00 PM. IDMA annually acknowledges exceptional achievements and innovation in the dance and electronic music industry worldwide (artists, DJs, producers, promoters, remixers, record labels, radio shows, podcasts, dance venues, audio software, sound system, media technologies and audio manufacturers). A cocktail reception preceded the 2009 IDMA Awards.

Special performances and appearances included Don Diablo, JES, LMFAO, DJ Rap with fellows of the New World Symphony, Above & Beyond, Anane, ATB, Bimbo Jones, BT, Carl Cox, Cevin Fisher, Colette, Crooklyn Clan, Daniella, Dave Dresden, Deadmau5, Dirty South, DJ Enferno, Fritz Helder & The Phantoms, Morgan Page, Mysterysa, Paul Van Dyk, Peter Rock, Roni Size, Tiesto, Tracy Young and Utada.

2009 IDMA ceremony included 51 awards within 39 categories. The awards were presented to the following winners:

* Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track, The Killers (Island Records) for HUMAN.

* Best Underground Dance Track, Eric Prydz (Pryda/Ultra Records) for PJANOO.

* Best Pop Dance Track, Lady Gaga (Interscope) for JUST DANCE.

* Best R&B/Urban Dance Track, Rihanna (Def Jam) for DISTURBIA.

* Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track, Kanye West (Roc-A-Fella Records) for LOVE LOCKDOWN.

* Best House/Garage Track, Guru Josh Project (Big City Beats) for INFINITY 2008.

* Best High Energy/Euro Track, Kyau & Albert (Euphonic) for HIDE & SEEK.

* Best Latin/Reggaeton Track, Enur (Ultra Records) for CALABRIA 2008.

* Best Progressive House/Trance Track, Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon den Adel (Armada/Ultra Records) for IN AND OUT OF LOVE.

* Best Jungle Drum and Bass Track, Pendulum (Warner Bros) for THE OTHER SIDE.

* Best Break-Through DJ, DEADMAU5.

* Best American DJ Award, MARKUS SCHULZ.

* Best European DJ Award, ARMIN VAN BUUREN.

* Best Global DJ Award, TIESTO.

* Best Global Radio Station, BBC RADIO 1.

* Best American Terrestrial Radio Station, KNGY ENERGY 92.7 (San Francisco, CA).

* Best DJ Radio Mix Show, Armin Van Buuren for (A STATE OF TRANCE).

* Best Podcast, Tiësto's Club Life Podcast for RADIO 538.

* Best CD Compilation, Ministry of Sound UK for THE ANNUAL 2008.

* Best DJ CD Mix Full Length, Tiesto (Black Hole Records) for IN SEARCH OF SUNRISE VOL. 7.

* Best Dance Music Video, Armin van Buuren featuring Sharon den Adel  (Armada/Ultra Records) for IN AND OUT OF LOVE.

* Best Producer, PAUL VAN DYK.

* Best Remixer, DIRTY SOUTH.

* Best Dance Music Website, DANCEMUSIC.ABOUT.COM .

* Best Breakthrough Artist Solo, LADY GAGA.

* Best Breakthrough Artist Group, THE TING TINGS.

* Best Dance Artist Solo, TIESTO.

* Best Dance Artist Group, ABOVE & BEYOND.

* Best Dance Music Retailer, ITUNES.

* Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer, BEATPORT.COM.

* Best American Dance Record Label, ULTRA.

* Best Global Dance Record Label, ARMADA.

* Best Dance Event, ULTRA MUSIC FESTIVAL (Miami, FL).

* Best Music Publication, DJ MAGAZINE.

* Best Record Label Promoter/Executive In-House, ANDY HORS
FIELD
(Ministry of Sound).

* Best Independent Record Promoter, BOBBY SHAW.

* Best Event Promoter, ID&T.

* Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service, PROMO ONLY .

* Best U.S. Club, PACHA, New York.

* Best Global Club, AMNESIA, Ibiza, Spain.

* Best Headphones, PIONEER HDJ-1000.

* Best Turntable, TECHNICS SL-1200MK5G.

* Best Cartridge, ORTOFON CONCORDE PRO.

* Best Mixer, PIONEER DJM800.

* Best CD Player, PIONEER CDJ1000 MK3.

* Best Keyboard or Sampler Retailer, KORG M3.

* Best DJ Software, TRAKTOR PRO.

* Best Studio Software, ABLETON LIVE 7.

* Best Manufacturer of the Year, PIONEER.

* Best Pro Studio Product of the Year, ABLETON LIVE 7.

* Best New Product of the Year, APPLE IPHONE 3G.

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