The 2016 DJ Awards are now open and it is your chance to vote for your favourite artist

DJ Awards time again! We are excited to announce the 2016 Categories & Nominees. This year we have our largest ever line-up in the history of the awards with 12 categories and a staggering 111 nominees for the public to cast their votes.

Now in its 19th year, DJ Awards returns to Pacha Ibiza on Monday 3rd October where those being honoured will receive their prestigious Kryptonite awards. Created back in 1998, this non-profit organisation continues to remain the original DJ poll dedicated to the electronic music culture.

There are 9 music genre categories, which cover a broad spectrum of electronic music, including Bass, Big Room House, Deep House, Electronica, Techno, Tech House and Trance, plus two new categories; Electronic Live Performer and House. There a further 3 non-music categories Breakthrough, International DJ and Newcomer. Voting is now open! Also announced are 10 Special Industry Awards that are chosen by a panel of electronic music professionals, these are presented to shine a light on those who make up the scene.

DJ Awards has spent the last few months working together with a panel of electronic music experts to compile the categories. It’s a complicated task and is always sparks a lot of healthy debate as we are dealing with an art form that is purely subjective.

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Past winners have included Armin Van Buuren, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, DJ Harvey, Frankie Knuckles, Lenny Kravitz, Luciano, Richie HawtinSolomun and Sven Väth while BPM, Crosstown Rebels, IMS and rekordbox and Soundcloud are among past recipients of Special Awards.

It is a celebration that unites the electronic music community at the end of the Ibiza summer season and will be followed by an exclusive party featuring some of the 2016 winners. This year’s theme is Let’s Dance, you know how the saying goes….”Life may not always be the party we hoped for, but while we’re here let’s dance!” Voting remains open to the public until the end of July so be sure to VOTE NOW and have your say.

DJ AWARDS CATEGORIES & NOMINEES 2016
MUSIC CATEGORIES

BASS
AMINE EDGE & DANCE
ANDY C
CHASE & STATUS
DJ EZ
FRICTION
HANNAH WANTS
PENDULUM
SHADOW CHILD
SIGMA
SUB FOCUS

BIG ROOM HOUSE
AFROJACK
AVICII
AXWELL Λ INGROSSO
DAVID GUETTA
DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE
HARDWELL
KYGO
MARTIN GARRIX
NERVO
NICKY ROMERO
OLIVER HELDENS
TIËSTO

DEEP HOUSE
&ME
ADAM PORT
ANDHIM
BLACK COFFEE
BLOND:ISH
CATZ ‘N DOGZ
DIXON
DUKE DUMONT
MK
SONNY FODERA

ELECTRONIC LIVE PERFORMER
BOB MOSES
FAITHLESS
GORGON CITY
HENRIK SCHWARZ
KINK
LCD SOUNDSYSTEM
MATADOR
PANTHA DU PRINCE
RUDIMENTAL

ELECTRONICA
BONOBO
CARIBOU
DAVID AUGUST
FLOATING POINTS
FOUR TET
JAMIE XX
JOHN TALABOT

HOUSE
BUTCH
CLAPTONE
DARIUS SYROSSIAN
DETROIT SWINDLE
DOORLY
JACKMASTER
KENNY DOPE
LOUIE VEGA
PURPLE DISCO MACHINE
RIVA STARR
SIDNEY CHARLES
TODD TERRY

TECH HOUSE
APOLLONIA
HOT SINCE 82
JAMIE JONES
LUCIANO
MACEO PLEX
MANO LE TOUGH
NIC FANCIULLI
SASHA
SOLOMUN
THE MARTINEZ BROTHERS

TECHNO
ADAM BEYER
CARL COX
CARL CRAIG
DUBFIRE
JOSEPH CAPRIATI
NICOLE MOUDABER
NINA KRAVIZ
PAN-POT
RICARDO VILLALOBOS
RICHIE HAWTIN
SVEN VÄTH
TALE OF US

TRANCE
ABOVE & BEYOND
ALY & FILA
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
BRYAN KEARNEY
COSMIC GATE
GARETH EMERY
JOHN O’CALLAGHAN
PAUL VAN DYK

NON MUSIC CATEGORIES

BREAKTHROUGH
ANNA
CAMELPHAT
HITO
HUNEE
JASPER JAMES
JOB JOBSE
RYAN ELLIOTT
THE AVENER
THE BLACK MADONNA
TOM TRAGO

INTERNATIONAL DJ
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
AVICII
AXWELL Λ INGROSSO
CALVIN HARRIS
CARL COX
DAVID GUETTA
DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE
HARDWELL
KYGO
RICHIE HAWTIN
SOLOMUN
SVEN VATH

NEWCOMER
2VILAS
ARCHIE HAMILTON
BEDOUIN
DETLEF
JULIAN PÉREZ
MAT.JOE
MONKI
MIHALIS SAFRAS
NASTIA
WILL CLARKE

SPECIAL AWARDS
CUTTING EDGE
DANCE NATION
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PIONEER
IBIZA DJ
IBIZA MUSIC EVENT
IBIZA NIGHT
INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
PRODUCER
RECORD LABEL OF THE YEAR
TRACK OF THE SEASON