Nominees announced for the first ever Electronic Music Awards

Created by legendary DJ Paul Oakenfold, responsible for one of the greatest mixes of all time with his Goa Essential Mix, the Electronic Music Awards will host it’s first-ever awards ceremony on April 14th of this year and today, they announced the nominees for the awards inaugural event.

The awards fairly reflect all genres of electronic music, and features names from Calvin Harris to Dixon. While many may have expected the awards to represent only the mainstream side of dance music, we were pleasantly surprised to see quite a bit of diversity amongst the nominees with the awards categories ranging from single and album of the year to the likes of the radio show of the year.

You can see the full list of nominees below:

Single of the Year 

Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep is Your Love

The Chainsmokers – Roses (feat. ROZES)

Galantis – Runaway (U & I)

Kygo – Stole the Show (feat. Parson James)

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. 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 

Carl Cox



DJ Harvey


Best New Artist 

Bob Moses

DJ Snake




Best Club of the Year 




Sound LA


The event will be aired in the United States on April 23rd at 8pm on FOX.