International Dance Music Awards Ballot Posted – Hear all the Nominees on Netmix!

The good folks over at the WMC posted the final 21st annual International Dance Music Awards Ballot on their web site at There are 39 categories, (38 posted here) including a special Lifetime Achievment write in ballot, just in case you want to honor someone who you feel made a huge contribution to dance music and deserves the recognition.

The only problem with the ballot is, there’s no music attached to the nominees and no links to artist or other nominee web sites! If you’re not sure what something sounds like, you have to search high and low in order to listen to what you’re actually voting for or read up on the nominees elswhere.

Don’t fret my good friends–I spent the last 3 nights putting together links to sound files, web sites and other Internet postings regarding most of the nominees, which I have provided below for you. Now you don’t have to spend the time searching yourself!

Categories 9, 18, 19, and 20 I’m going to finish as soon as possible. I didn’t have time to get to them, but I will shortly. They are video and album categories, which I have to link to iTunes or Amazon through my affiliate program. Not enough time tonight. I also haven’t gotten to the Break/Drum and Bass category. Some of the tracks are a bit hard to find, but I’ll get to them when I can. Definitely before March 17th, when the voting ends.

Also, there was little information online for the dance promotion guru’s Bobby Shaw and Johnny DeMairo. Johnny D. is one half of a production duo with Nicky P. and has commissioned a ton of records, including the legendary Tory Amos, “Professional Widow” remix by Armand Van Helden and he produced The Bucketheads, “The Bomb (These Sounds Fall Into My Mind).” There were a ton of references to him for the records he’s put out, credits for some of the remixes he’s worked or projects he’s commissioned at Atlantic, but no bio to speak of. As for Bobby Shaw, no web site at all and only a few links for a guy who’s been legendary in the world of dance music. Maybe someone can point me to a link to find him?

Hopefully all this effort will help you cast a more informed vote. Enjoy!

1.Best Underground Dance Track:

2.Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track:

3.Best Latin Dance Track:

4.Best HiNRG/Euro Track:

5.Best House/Garage Track:

6.Best R & B/Urban Dance Track:

7.Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track:

8.Best Progressive House/Trance Track:

9.Best Breaks/DnB Track:

10.Best Pop Dance Track:

11.The Ortofon Best American DJ Award:

12.The Ortofon Best European DJ Award:

13.The Ortofon Best Global DJ Award:

14.MySpace Best Internet Dance Radio Station Award:

15.Best Dance Radio Station:

16.Best Dance Radio Mixshow DJ:

17.Best Satellite Radio Dance Channel:

18.Best Dance Video:

  • The Other Side – Paul Van Dyk
  • Hung Up – Madonna
  • Lose Control – Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop
  • Don’t Cha – The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes
  • Deep Dish – Say Hello

19.Best CD Compilation:

  • Ultra Dance 06 – The Riddler/Vic Latino
  • Dance Party (Like It’s 2005) – The Happy Boys
  • Ministry of Sound: The Annual 2005 – Various Artists
  • Hed Kandi: Beach House 04.05 – Various Artists

20.Best Full Length DJ Mix CD:

  • A State of Trance 2005 – Armin Van Buuren
  • Anjunabeats Vol. 3 – Above and Beyond
  • The Politics of Dancing Vol. 2– Paul Van Dyk
  • In Search of Sunrise Vol. 4: Latin America – Tiesto
  • Two Sides of My World – Erick Morillo

21.Best Producer:

22.Best Remixer:

23.Best New Dance Artist Solo:

24.Best New Dance Artist Group:

25.Best Dance Artist Solo:

26.Best Dance Artist Group:

27.Best Dance Music Retailer:

28.Best Record Pool:

29.Best Dance Music Publication:

30.Best Record Label Promoter In-House:

31.Best Independent Record Promoter:

32.Best U.S. Dance Record Label:

33.Best Global Dance Record Label:

34.Best Dance Event:

35.Best Event Promoter:

36.Best U.S. Club:

37.Best Global Club:

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