In its 19th year running, the Annual DJ Awards will take place at Pacha, Ibiza on the 3rd of October. The prestigious awards ceremony have announced the opening of the voting polls and this year will see the most nominees the ceremony has ever seen; a staggering 113 nominees across the 12 categories.

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Created back in 1998 by Jose Pascual and Lenny Krarup, the DJ Awards have become a beacon of progress, focused solely on electronic music culture and the many parts that comprise this global community. There are nine 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 are a further three non-music categories Breakthrough, International DJ and Newcomer.

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Aside from these categories are the 10 Special Industry Awards, dedicated to shining a light on the many faces that make this industry one of the most exciting in the world. The winners will be decided on by a panel of electronic music professionals from across the board. Past winners have included Armin Van Buuren, Black Coffee, Carl Cox, David Guetta, DJ Harvey, Frankie Knuckles, Lenny Kravitz, Luciano, Richie Hawtin, Skrillex, Solomun and Sven Väth while BPM, Crosstown Rebels, IMS, rekordbox and Soundcloud are among past recipients of Special Awards. This immense celebration marks the closing of the 2016 season in Ibiza and is followed by one of the biggest parties on the calendar, taking place at the iconic Pacha Ibiza nightclub.

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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!” The coveted award received by the winners is actually a piece of green kryptonite. The word Kryptonite embodies Crypto (The code and mystery of life) and Nite (The nightlife and its culture). This is a chance to have your say and get behind the people who you believe make the scene what it is. Voting is now open via the DJ Awards website, so get involved and place your votes now! Vote HERE.

DJ AWARDS CATEGORIES & NOMINEES 2016
 
MUSIC CATEGORIES

 
BASS

 
AMINE EDGE & DANCE
ANDY C
CHASE & STATUS
DJ EZ
EXAMPLE
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
DETROIT SWINDLE
DOORLY
JACKMASTER
KENNY DOPE
LOUIE VEGA
PURPLE DISCO MACHINE
RIVA STARR
SIDNEY CHARLES
TODD TERRY
 
TECH HOUSE

 
APOLLONIA
DARIUS SYROSSIAN
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
DASH BERLIN
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

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