Hardwell conquers 2015 DJ AWARDS ahead of The DJ Mag Top 100 results

The DJ Mag Top 100 may dominate the headlines throughout the year, but a number of other award bodies for electronic music exist to reward exemplary producing and DJing. One of those awards organizations, the Ibiza-based DJ Awards, celebrated its 18th anniversary this year, and the winners for its 2015 edition represent the very best in electronic music today.

The awards are split in various categories, notably between DJ awards and special awards (such as technical awards and event awards). Hardwell came out on top with two awards, winning for the Electro/Progressive House and International DJ categories. Other big awards were given to Disclosure for the Electronica category, Armin van Buuren for the trance category, and Carl Cox for the techno category. In the miscellaneous awards, South Africa interestingly won the “Dance Nation of the Year” award (where “Breakthrough” winner Black Coffee hails) and free DJ software Rekordbox won the “Cutting Edge” award.

View the full list of the 2015 DJ Awards winners below:

DJ Awards
Deep House: Solomun
Breakthrough: Black Coffee
Tech House: Luciano and Hot Since 82
Techno: Carl Cox
Bass: Hannah Wants
International DJ: Hardwell
Trance: Armin Van Buuren
Electronica: Disclosure
Progressive House/ Electro: Hardwell
Newcomer: Cuartero

Special Awards
Cutting Edge: Rekordbox
Dance Nation Of The Year: South Africa
Electronic Music Pioneer: Arthur Baker
Electronic Live Performance: Faithless at BBC Radio 1 20-Ibiza Rocks
Ibiza DJ – Powered by Vicious Magazine: Manu Gonzalez
Ibiza Music Event: IMS Dalt Vila Festival
International Festival – Supported by Pioneer DJ Radio: We Are FSTVL
Ibiza Night: Acid Sundays
Of The Year: Life and Death
Track Of The Season: “Acamar” Frankey & Sandrino

Via: EDM Tunes

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