When the Electronic Music Awards were announced and set to take place for real in 2017, tea drinking and jaded fans everywhere heaved an annoyed sigh at the news. Considering the new show’s first foray happens to come at a time when EDM still rules the mainstream, it would be very easy for these to be another way to give publicity to names that already have so much. The EMAs finally released their nominations for this year, though, and both the types of awards and entities nominated surpassed our expectations four-fold.

The Nominations include the typical Record, Single, Remix, and Album of the year accolades, spotlighting such artists as Cashmere Cat, Todd Terje, Major Lazer, Kölsch and Sasha. The Producer and DJ of the year awards look to highlight artists who bring it in the studio like Odesza and Hot Since 82 as well as artists who know how to get a party moving like Claude Von Stroke and The Black Madonna. The Live Act of the Year Award goes out to those who’ve created more immersive and standalone experiences like Eric Prydz, Porter Robinson and Madeon, and Bonobo. Finally, the Club and Festival of the Year award nominations go out to those venues and experiences that have been the most unforgettable to the community. All in all, this is looking like it’s going to be a sweet awards show that’s not only set to entertain us, but enrich all members who identify as part of the Dance Music ecosystem.

Check out all of the nominations below.

Album of the Year:
Justice — Woman
The Chainsmokers — Memories…Do Not Open
Cashmere Cat — 9
Tycho — Epoch
Bonobo — Migration
Gorillaz — Humanz

Single of the Year:
· Skrillex & Rick Ross – “Purple Lamborghini”
· Major Lazer ft. Justin Bieber & MØ – “Cold Water”
· The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey – “Closer”
· DJ Snake ft. Justin Bieber – “Let Me Love You”
· Porter Robinson & Madeon – “Shelter”
· Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa – “Scared To Be Lonely”

Record of the Year:
· Kidnap Kid & Lane 8 – Aba
· Kölsch  – Grey
· Todd Terje – Jungelknugen (Four Tet Remix)
· Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze Extended Disco Version)
· Rüfüs Du Sol – Innerbloom (Sasha Remix)

Remix of the Year:
· Flume – Say It (Illenium Remix)
· Portugal. The Man – Feel It Still (Medasin Remix)
· Rüfüs Du Sol– Innerbloom (Sasha Remix)
· Låpsley – Operator (DJ Koze Extended Disco Version)
· Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (NOTD Remix)
· Ed Sheeran – Shape Of You (Major Lazer Remix)

Festival of the Year:
· EDC – Multiple Cities
· Tomorrowland – Boom
· Electric Forest – Rothbury
· Movement – Detroit
· Lightning In A Bottle – Bradley

Club of the Year:
· Berghain / Panorama Bar – Berlin
· DC-10 – Ibiza
· elrow – Barcelona
· Fabric – London
· Omnia – Las Vegas
· Output – New York
· XOYO – London
· XS – Las Vegas

Radio Show of the Year:
· Above & Beyond – Group Therapy
· Annie Mac – Annie Mac Presents
· Claude VonStroke – The Birdhouse
· Danny Howard – BBC’s Radio 1 Dance Anthems
· Diplo – Diplo & Friends
· Liquid Todd – Beta BPM
· Nicole Moudaber – In The Mood
· Pasquale Rotella – Nightowl Radio
· Pete Tong – The Essential Selection

New Artist Of The Year:
· Alison Wonderland
· Kungs
· Marshmello
· Mura Masa
· Rezz
· San Holo

DJ of the Year:
· A-Trak
· The Black Madonna
· Claude VonStroke
· Diplo
· Eric Prydz

Live Act of the Year:
· Bob Moses
· Bonobo
· Eric Prydz
· Flume
· Porter Robinson x Madeon
· Rüfüs Du Sol

Producer of the Year:
· Cashmere Cat
· Hot Since 82
· Sasha
· The Chainsmokers

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