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The Winners of the 31st Annual International Dance Music Awards

Awards shows are usually hit or miss, but the IDMA's are fairly consistent

Each year as the Winter Music Conference in Miami takes place, so does the International Dance Music Awards. Now in it's 31st consecutive year, the event pays homage to the industry's biggest names who have achieved great success in the past year. Of course, like many awards shows, there is always some controversy on who should actually win each category. This year is no different as the awards are given to the artists that might not be considered the most talented, but by those who were seen in the spotlight and received the most attention from fans. 

You can expect to see Hardwell, Tiesto and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike being given awards, even David Guetta wins somehting, who many believe is on his last leg. Artists who have crossed over into the Pop sphere like Kygo, Skrillex, Major Lazer and Calvin Harris are honored, while Techno giants Nicole Moudaber and Carl Cox also receive high praise, Jamie XX and Claptone too.

All in all, it's a list of dance music giants, which isn't really all that surprising. Don't expect your favorite obscure underground artists to get honored in these awards, it would have been nice to see Rødhåd win, he was in fact nominated. But without further ado, have a look at the winners below:

Best Underground Dance Track

Burn Like Fire - Shiba San

Best Alternative/Indie Rock Dance Track


Best Indie Dance Track

L.O.V.E. - Purple Disco Machine & Boris Dlugosch

Best Latin Dance Track

Da Puta Madre - Kryder, Tom Staar & The Wulf

Best House/Garage/Deep House Track

Feel The Vibe - Bob Sinclar Feat. Dawn Tallman

Best R&B/Urban Dance Track

Can’t Feel My Face - The Weeknd

Best Electro/Progressive House Track

Secrets - Tiësto & KSHMR Feat. Vassy

Best Rap/Hip Hop/Trap Dance Track

Hey Mama Feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack - David Guetta

Best Trance Track

Another You - Armin van Buuren Feat. Mr Probz

Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass Track

Where Are Ü Now - Skrillex & Diplo Present Jack Ü With Justin Bieber

Best Tech House/Techno Track

Giv Me Luv (Nicole Moudaber Remix) - Alcatraz

Best Chillout/Lounge Track

Stole The Show - KYGO

Best Commercial/Pop Dance Track

Lean On - Major Lazer & DJ Snake Feat. MØ

Best Compilation or Full Length DJ Mix

Hardwell Presents Revealed Volume 6 - Hardwell

Best Global DJ


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Best North American DJ


Best European DJ

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Best Break-Through DJ


Best EDM/Pop DJ

Calvin Harris

Best Trance DJ

Armin van Buuren

Best House/Garage/Deep House DJ


Best Indie Dance/Underground DJ

Jamie XX

Best Progressive House/Electro DJ


Best Techno/Tech House DJ

Carl Cox

Best Dubstep/Drum & Bass DJ


Best Hardstyle DJ


Best Artist(Solo)


Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)


31. Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Mr. Belt and Wezol

Best Full Length Studio Recording

Automatic - KaskadeCaracal - Disclosure

Best US Club

Omnia - Las Vegas, NV

Best Global Club

Ushuaia - Ibiza

Best Music Event - Event, Location

Tomorrowland - Boom, Belgium

View the complete list of winners

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