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DJ Awards 2009.....and the winner is Pacha

Yes, we jest, but the annual Pacha love-in that is the DJ Awards has announced the nominations. Check out who is in the running.......

First up here are the things that made us laugh:

1. Ellen Allien as best newcomer!! Sorry, but last time i checked it wasn't 1995 was it?

2. Adam Beyer in Best Minimal category, despite saying last year when he won, "I'm not minimal but i'm the best minimal". You'd think they'd get the hint.

3. Roger Sanchez disappearing off the best House DJ nominee list, I wonder why??!?!?!

4. The ridiculous categorisation of the techno, minimal, tech house, progressive and electro DJs, when they could all be in at least 2 or 3 different categories. But please, Eddie Halliwell and Sasha in the same category, what exactly have you been smoking??

Anyway, here is the list of nominees and press release.

Catch the world’s best-known DJs at the 12th edition of the DJ Awards
at Pacha Ibiza on Thursday 24th September. The biggest names from across the genres of dance music will gather to celebrate the biggest tunes, best parties and the latest technology that has made an unforgettable season.

Attached is the full list of the 2009 categories and nominees, which can also be accessed at www.djawards.com.


The winners in each genre are selected by public vote and the honourees who lift the legendary “Kryptonite” trophy have satisfaction of knowing it is a tribute from their fans. Voting is open now and runs until Monday, 10 August at www.djawards.com.

The DJ Awards 2009 is focused on discovering new talent so we are inviting the public to nominate their favourite DJ in the Ibiza Resident DJ and Dance Nation of the Year (Russia) categories – these nominations will be counted as votes.

The DJ Awards have become an end of season tradition in Ibiza, uniting DJs who come to celebrate the music they love. Previous winners who’ve graced the Pacha stage include Armin Van Buuren, Erick Morillo, Sven Vath, Tiësto, Paul Oakenfold, Luciano, Ricardo Villalobos, Ferry Corsten, Carl Cox and Cristian Varela.

The awards ceremony will include special guest performances and the party continues with F**k Me I’m Famous.

Every year the DJ Awards has a theme. This year’s is Dreams – which help us realise our desires and turn them into reality.

The Dreams theme has inspired the artwork of the 12th Edition DJ Awards CD compilation featuring the best tracks of the 2009 season in their original versions in an unmixed, DJ-friendly format.

DJ AWARDS NOMINEES 2009

House

LAIDBACK LUKE
ERICK MORILLO
DAVID GUETTA
STEVE ANGELLO
SEBASTIAN INGROSSO
AXWELL
FEDDE LE GRAND
BOB SINCLAR

Techno

RICHIE HAWTIN
PIG & DAN
CARL COX
RICARDO VILLALOBOS
CRISTIAN VARELA
UMEK
SVEN VATH
LUCIANO

Trance

FERRY CORSTEN
PAUL OAKENFOLD
ARMIN VAN BUUREN
TIËSTO
ABOVE & BEYOND
MARKUS SCHULZ
PAUL VAN DYK
ATB

Progressive House

NICK WARREN
SASHA
JOHN DIGWEED
JOHN DAHLBACK
HERNAN CATTANEO
LEE BURRIDGE
DANNY HOWELLS
EDDIE HALLIWELL

Electro House

DEADMAU5
BENNY BENASSI
SANDER VAN DOORN
SEBASTIEN LEGER
ERIC PRYDZ
MARK KNIGHT
JAMES ZABIELA
LAYO AND BUSHWACKA

Tech House

M.A.N.D.Y.
LAURENT GARNIER
FUNKAGENDA
DUBFIRE
STEVE LAWLER
MARCO CAROLA
RADIO SLAVE
MARCO V

Minimal

MICHAEL MAYER
STEVE BUG
MATTHIAS TANZMANN
ADAM BEYER
LOCO DICE
GUY GERBER
MAGDA
ANJA SCHNEIDER

Deep House

VINCENZO
PHONIQUE
MILTON JACKSON
EFDEMIN
BEN WATT
CHARLES WEBSTER
JIMPSTER
DENNIS FERRER

Downtempo & Eclectic

MIXMASTER MORRIS
JOSE PADILLA
NIGHTMARES ON WAX
GILLES PETERSON
JAZZANOVA
THEIVERY CORPORATION
ROB DA BANK
DJ RAVIN

Best Newcomer

ANDERSON NOISE
MINILOGUE
RIKTAM & BANSI
POPOF
GABE
ANDY MOOR
ELLEN ALLIEN
HERVÉ

Breakthrough

JORIS VOORN
MARCEL DETTMANN
VALENTINO KANZYANI
DIXON
JAMIE JONES
MATTHEW DEAR
KASKADE
NICK CURLY

International DJ

ARMIN VAN BUUREN
SANDER KLEINENBERG
SASHA
TIËSTO
DAVID GUETTA
CARL COX
SVEN VATH
ERICK MORILLO

Psytrance

ASTRIX
ACE VENTURA
LIQUID SOUL
GMS
PERFECT STRANGER
INFECTED MUSHROOM
YAHEL
SKAZI

Ibiza Resident DJ
The nominees will be selected by the public at www.djawards.com

Dance Nation of the Year – Russia
The nominees will be selected by the public at www.djawards.com


SPECIAL AWARDS

Outstanding Contribution
TBA

Lifetime Achievement
TBA

International Dance Music Festival
TBA

Best Ibiza NIGHT 2009
TBA

Best Ibiza SET 2009
TBA

Best Ibiza TRACK 2009
TBA

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