Many of us (including Paul van Dyk, evidently) were a bit irked when Jack Ü and Bieber snagged the big electronic wins of this week’s Grammy Awards.
Don’t get yourself down too quickly, because FOX is set to host the inaugural Electronic Music Awards & Foundation, having just announced the nominees this morning. “The nominees reflect dance music trends on a global level bringing together DJs, producers, clubs and brands that represent a wide range of genres,” Paul Duddridge, Executive Producer from TV4 Entertainment, explained in a statement.
Not only will the show feature the best of electronic music, industry executives, and creatives, but it is also expected to include live, Grammy-esque red carpet coverage, interviews, and performances by the nominees. In other words, the EMAF Awards will be as legit as they get.
The awards show will take place April 14 at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles, with a televised broadcast on Saturday, April 23, at 8:00pm ET/PT, only on FOX.
Stay tuned for further announcements on what is to be dance music’s biggest night, and read up on the show details at www.emafawards.com. In the meantime, see below for the impressive list of nominees, including categories for Best Club and Best Festival, in which our very own EDC Las Vegas is nominated.
Single of the Year
Calvin Harris & Disciples – “How Deep Is Your Love”
The Chainsmokers – “Roses” (ft. ROZES)
Galantis – “Runaway (U & I)”
Kygo – “Stole the Show” (ft. Parson James)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake – “Lean On” (ft. MØ)
Album of the Year
Alina Baraz & Galimatias – Urban Flora
Calvin Harris – Motion
Disclosure – Caracal
Galantis – Pharmacy
Jamie xx – In Colour
Radio Show of the Year
BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix
BPM with Geronimo – Sirius XM
Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
Diplo and Friends – BBC Radio 1Xtra
Jason Bentley – Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW
Festival of the Year
Creamfields – Daresbury, England
Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, USA
Sonar – Barcelona, Spain
The BPM Festival – Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Ultra Music Festival – Miami, USA
DJ of the Year
Best New Artist
Best Club of the Year