International Dance Music Awards 2011 Winners

The biggest awards in dance music took place at Dolce last night.

The International Dance Music Awards' producers seemed to have their short-attention-spanned audience in mind when they designed the event, keeping the awards-presentation time to a minimum, and focusing instead on the performances and afterparty.

Still, 56 awards were announced. Some at a breakneck pace. But Crossfade was able to jot down many of them.

International Dance Music Awards 2011 Winners

Best Underground Dance Track

Winnner: Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" (Fool's Gold/Downtown)

Steve Aoki & Armand Van Helden's "Brrrat!" (Dim Mak Records)

LCD Soundsystem's "I Can Change" (DFA)

Hot Chip's "I Feel Better" (Astralwerks)

Butch's "No Worries" (Cecille)

Massive Attack's "Paradise Circus" (Virgin)

Skrillex's "Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites" (Big Beat/Mau5trap)

Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track

Winner: The Temper Trap's "Sweet Disposition" (Glassnote)

Neon Trees' "Animal" (Crain Records/Mercury)

Florence & the Machine's "Dog Days Are Over" [Yeasayer Remix] (Universal Republic)

Vampire Weekend's "Giving up the Gun" (XL Recordings)

Linkin Park's "The Catalyst" [Remix] (Warner Brothers)

The XX's "VCR" [Four Tet Remix] (Young Turks/XL Recordings)

Best Latin/Reggaeton Track

Winner: Yolanda Be Cool and Dcup's "We No Speak Americano" (Ultra Records/Sweat It Out)

Pitbull's "Bon, Bon" (Mr. 305 Records)

Don Omar's "Danza Koduro" [Feat. Lucento] (Yanis/Machete)

Enrique Iglesias's "I Like It" [Feat. Pitbull] (Universal Latino/Universal Republic)

Shakira's "Loca" [Feat. Dizzee Rascal] (Sony Music Latin/Epic)

Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)" (Sony Ent./Epic Entertainment)

Best Commercial Dance Track

Winner: David Guetta and Chris Willis's "Gettin' Over You" [Feat. Fergie & LMFAO] (Astralwerks)

Robyn's "Dancing On My Own" (Konichiwa/Cherrytree/Interscope)

Martin Solveig & Dragonette's "Hello" (Big Beat/Atlantic)

Armin van Buuren's "Not Giving Up On Love" [Feat. Sophie Ellis-Bextor] (Ultra/Armada)

Cascada's "Pyromania" (Robbins Entertainment)

Tim Berg's "Seek Bromance" (Napith/Sirup/DIY)

Edward Maya and Vika Jigulina's "Stereo Love" (Ultra Records)

Best House/Garage Track

Winner: Duck Sauce's "Barbra Streisand" (Fool's Gold/Downtown)

Tensnake's "Coma Cat" (Defected Records)

Quentin Harris & Ultra Naté's "Give It 2 U" (Strictly Rhythm)

Butch's "No Worries" (Cecille)

Dennis Ferrer's "Red Room" (Objektivity)

Black Coffee's "Superman" (Fuego Media)

Tracey Thorn's "Why Does The Wind?" (Andre Lodeman Remix] (Merge)

Best R&B/Urban Dance Track

Winner: Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/IDJMG)

Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me" [Feat. David Guetta] (Po Boy/Atlantic)

Kelly Rowland's "Commander" [Feat. David Guetta] (Universal Motown)

Usher's "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love" [Feat. Pitbull] (LaFace/JLG)

Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" (Mercury/IDJMG)

Usher's "OMG" [Feat.] (LaFace/JLG)

David Guetta and Rihanna's "Who's That Chick" (Astralwerks)

Best Electro/Tech House Track

Winner: Swedish House Mafia's "One (Your Name)" [Feat. Pharrell] (Astralwerks)

Deadmau5 and Wolfgang Gartner's "Animal Rights" (Ultra Records/Mau5trap)

Steve Aoki and Armand Van Helden's "Brrrat!" (Dim Mak Records)

Tiësto vs. Diplo's "C'Mon" (Musical Freedom)

Mark Knight's "Devil Walking" (Toolroom)

Steve Angello's "Knas" (Size Records)

Joris Voorn's "The Secret" (Cocoon)

Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track

Winner: Far East Movement's "Like a G6" [Feat. The Cataracs & Dev] (Cherrytree/Interscope)

B.O.B.'s "Airplanes" [Feat. Hayley Williams] (Rebel Rock/Grand Hustle/Atlantic)

Flo Rida's "Club Can't Handle Me" [Feat. David Guetta] (Atlantic)

Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" [Feat. Rihanna] (Aftermath/Interscope)

David Guetta's "Memories" [Feat. Kid Cudi] (Astralwerks)

Black Eyed Peas' "The Time (Dirty Bit)" (Interscope)

Best Trance Track

Winner: Armin van Buuren vs. Sophie Ellis-Bextor's "Not Giving Up On Love" (Ultra Records/Armada)

Cosmic Gate's "Barra" (Black Hole Recordings)

Tiësto VS Diplo's "C'Mon" (Musical Freedom)

Armin van Buuren's "Orbion" (Ultra Records/Armada)

Markus Schulz's "Rain" (Coldharbour Recordings/Armada)

Gareth Emery's "Sanctuary" [Feat. Lucy Saunders] (Napith Music)

Faithless's "Tweak My Nipple" [Tiësto Remix] (Ultra Records/PIAS)

Best Progressive Track

Winner: Swedish House Mafia's "One (Your Name)" [Feat. Pharrell] (Astralwerks)

Tim Berg's "Bromance" (Napith/Sirup)

Mark Knight and Wolfgang Gartner's "Conscindo" (Toolroom)

Morgan Page's "Fight For You" (Nettwerk)

Kaskade's "Fire in Your New Shoes" [Feat. Dragonette] (Ultra Records)

Cirez D's "Glow" (Mouseville)

Best Dubstep/DnB/Jungle Track

Winner: Deadmau5's "Raise Your Weapon" (Ultra Records/Mau5trap)

DJ Fresh's "Gold Dust" (Data/Breakbeat Kaos)

Rusko's "Hold On" (Mad Decent/Downtown)

Nero's "Innocence" (MTA Records)

Blame's "On My Own" [Feat Ruff Sqwad] (New State Music)

Skrillex's "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites" (Big Beat/Mau5trap)

Best Pop Dance Track

Winner: Lady Gaga's "Alejandro" (Streamline/Interscope/KonLive/Cherrytree)

Kylie Minogue's "All The Lovers" (Astralwerks)

Wynter Gordon's "Dirty Talk" (Big Beat/Atlantic)

Taio Cruz's "Dynamite" (Mercury/IDJMG)

Katy Perry's "Firework" (Capitol)

Rihanna's "Only Girl (In The World)" (Def Jam/IDJMG)

Ke$ha's "Your Love Is My Drug" (RCA)

Best Minimal/Techno Track

Winner: Cirez D's "Glow" (Mouseville)

Booka Shade's "Regenerate" (Get Physical)

Pleasurekraft's "Tarantula" (Eklektisch)

Joris Voorn's "The Secret" (Cocoon)

Lusine's "Two Dots" [Nic Fanciulli Remix] (Saved)

Best Break-Through DJ

Winner: Afrojack





Black Coffee

Wolfgang Gartner

Best European DJ

Winner: Armin van Buuren

Above & Beyond


Dash Berlin

David Guetta

Laidback Luke

Paul van Dyk


Best American DJ (North America)

Winner: Deadmau5


Christopher Lawrence

Danny Tenaglia

Erick Morillo


Oscar G

Roger Sanchez

Best Global DJ

Winner: Armin van Buuren

David Guetta


Ferry Corsten

Markus Schulz

Paul van Dyk

Swedish House Mafia


Best Radio Station (Global)

Winner: BBC Radio 1


BPM (Sirius/XM)

Digitally Imported

Radio 538

Sunshine Live

Best Terrestrial Radio Station (US)

Winner: KCRW 89.9 Los Angeles, CA

KNHC 89.5 Seattle, WA

WBZC Z88.9 Burlington College, NJ

WKTU 103.5 New York, NY

WPTY Party 105.3 Nassau-Suffolk, NY

Best Radio Mix Show DJ

Winner: Armin van Buuren's State of Trance

Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World

Dennis Ruyer's Radio 538 Dance Department

Markus Schulz's Global DJ Broadcast

Pete Tong's Essential Mix

The Riddler's Adrenaline

Tiësto's Club Life

Best Compilation

Winner: Ministry Of Sound's Annual 2010

Hed Kandi's Beach House

Defected Records' Most Rated Miami 2010

Ministry Of Sound's Club Files V.9

Strictly Rhythm's Strictly 4 DJ'S

Strictly Rhythm's Strictly Miami

Ultra Records' Ultra 2010

Ultra Records' Ultra Dance V.11

Best Full-Length DJ Mix

Winner: Armin van Buuren's State of Trance 2010 (Armada Music)

Above & Beyond's Anjunabeats V.8 (Ultra Records/Anjunabeats)

Ben Klock's Berghain 04 (Ostgut)

Kaskade's Electric Daisy Carnival V.1 (Ultra Records)

Oscar G's Live From NYC (Nervous Records)

Richard Durand's In Search of Sunrise 8 (Black Hole Recordings/Songbird)

Riva Starr's Defected In the House Miami 2010 (Defected Records)

Robbie Rivera's Juicy Ibiza 2010 (Black Hole Recordings)

Best Producer

Winner: David Guetta

Armin van Buuren



Dr. Luke


Swedish House Mafia

Best Remixer

Winner: Afrojack


Bimbo Jones

Chew Fu

Dave Aude


Michael Woods

Best Music Video

Winner: David Guetta & Chris Willis's "Gettin' Over You" [Feat. Fergie & LMFAO] (Dir. Rich Lee)

Katy Perry's "Firework" (Dir. Dave Meyers)

Martin Solveig's "Hello" [Feat. Dragonette] (Dir. Tristan Sequela & Martin Solveig)

Riva Starr's "I Was Drunk" [Feat. Noze] (Dir. JMD)

Swedish House Mafia's "One (Your Name)" [Feat. Pharrell] (Dir. Christian Larson & Henrick Hanson)

Lady Gaga's "Telephone" [Feat. Beyonce] (Dir. Jonas Âkerlund)

Best Dance Music Website



Best Podcast

Winner: Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance

Tiësto's Club Life

Crobar Boramusic Housecast

Lars Behrenroth's Deeper Shades of House

Dennis Ruyer's Radio 538 Dance Department

Above & Beyond's Trance Around the World

Paul van Dyk's VONYC Sessions

Best Break-Through Artist (Solo)

Winner: Avicii


Janelle Monáe


Taio Cruz

Wolfgang Gartner

Wynter Gordon

Best Break-Through Artist (Group)

Winner: Swedish House Mafia

Duck Sauce

Far East Movement

Florence & the Machine

Magnetic Man

The Temper Trap

Best Artist (Solo)

Winner: Deadmau5

David Guetta


Katy Perry

Kelly Rowland

Kylie Minogue

Lady Gaga


Best Artist (Group)

Winner: Swedish House Mafia

Above & Beyond

Black Eyed Peas

Daft Punk


LCD Soundsystem



Best Music Publication

Winner: DJ Magazine

DJ Times




Best Record Label Promoter or Exec In-House

Winner: Maykel Piron - Armada Music

Andy Horsfield - Ministry Of Sound

Arny Bink - Black Hole Recordings

George Hess - Strictly Rhythm

Marco Benitz - Euphonic

Michael Weiss - Nervous Records

Phil Nieves - Ultra Records

Simon Dunmore - Defected Records

Best Independent Record Promotion/Marketing

Winner: John Suraci - Promo Only Promotions

Brad Lebeau - Pro Motion

Carmen Cacciatore - Fly Life

Cary Vance - Promo Only Promotions

Claudia Cuseta - Maxi Promotion

Debra Eriksen - Oracle Entertainment

Loren Chaidez - Loren Chaidez Promotion

Best Music Retailer

Winner: iTunes

Amoeba Records



Best Dance Music Specialty Retailer


Best Record Pool/Promo Subscription Service

Winner: Promo Only

Armada Record Pool

Dixie Dance Kings


Fat Drop


Best American Record Label

Winner: Ultra Records


Big Beat


Nervous Records

Om Records

Robbins Entertainment

Subliminal Records

Best Global Record Label

Winner: Ultra Records

Armada Records

Black Hole Recordings

Defected Records

Ministry Of Sound

Om Records

Size Records


Best Music Event

Winner: Ultra Music Festival - Miami

Coachella - Indio, CA

Creamfields - United Kingdom

Electric Daisy Carnival - Los Angeles

Electric Zoo - New York

Sensation White - Amsterdam

Tomorrowland - Belgium

Trance Energy - Utrecht

Best Event Promoter

Winner: ID&T

Alda Events

Insomniac Events

Made Event

Massive Events (New York)

Rob Fernandez

Best U.S. Club

Winner: Space - Miami

Beta Nightclub - Denver

Cielo - New York

Glow - Washington D.C.

LIV - Miami

Pacha - New York

Rain - Las Vegas

Ruby Skye - San Francisco

Best Global Club

Winner: Amnesia - Ibiza

Berghain - Berlin

Fabric - London

The Guvernment - Toronto

Ministry Of Sound - London

Pacha - Ibiza

Privilege - Ibiza

Space - Ibiza

Best Headphones

Winner: Pioneer - HDJ 2000

Beats by Dr. Dre - Studio

Sennheiser - HD25

Sony - MDR V700

Technics - RP-DH 1200

Best Cartridge

Winner: Ortofon - S 120

Shure - M44

Shure - WhiteLabel

Stanton - 500

Best Turntable

Winner: Technics - SL-1200 MK2

Audio-Technica - AT-LP60

Stanton - STR.8-150

Technics - SL-1210

Best Mixer

Winner: Pioneer - DJM-2000

Allen & Heath - 4D

Pioneer - DJM-800

Rane - Sixty-Eight

Best CD Player

Winner: Pioneer - CDJ-2000

Denon - DNS 3700

Pioneer - CDJ-1000 MK3

Technics - SL-DZ 1200

Best Club Sound System (Manufacturer)

Winner: JBL Audio



Martin Audio


Best Club Sound System (Design)

Winner: Ministry Of Sound, London - Martin Audio

Beta, Denver - Funktion-One

Cielo, New York - Funktion-One

Pacha, New York - Infinite Audio

Space, Ibiza - Blue Box Ibiza

Best Pro Studio Product Of The Year

Winner: Ableton - Live 8

Akai - APC 40

Funktion-One - F101 Studio Monitor

KRK Systems - Rokit 8

Native Instruments - Maschine

Reason 5 - Propellerhead

Best Keyboard or Sampler

Winner: M-Audio - Axiom 49

Access - Virus TI

Korg - M50

Novation - Dicer

Roland - GAIA SH-01

Best Manufacturer Of The Year

Winner: Pioneer



Native Instruments


Best Studio Software

Winner: Apple - Logic Pro 9

Ableton - Live 8

Steinberg - Cubase 5

Image-Line - FL Studio 9

Avid - Pro Tools 9

Best DJ Software

Winner: Traktor - Scratch Pro

Ableton - Live 8

Pioneer - Rekordbox

Serato - Scratch Live

VirtualDJ Pro 7

Best New Product Of The Year

Winner: Apple - iPad

Allen & Heath - XONE:DX

Native Instruments - S4

Novation - Dicer

Rane - Sixty-Eight

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