Sunday, April 5, 2009

And The Winners Are................

Back in my February 10th Blog post you were invited to vote in the 2009 International Dance Music Awards taking place at Winter Music Conference in Miami. WMC recently concluded and here is a listing of some of the Award winners:

Best Pop Dance Track: Just Dance......Lady Gaga
Best House Track: Infinity 2008....Guru Josh Project
Best Progressive House/Trance Track: In And Out of Love...Armin van Buuren
Best Latin/Reggaeton Track: Calabria 2008....Eaur
Best Rap/Hip Hop Track: Love Lockdown....Kayne West
Best R&B Song: Disturbia.....Rihanna
Best Break-Through DJ: Deadmau5
Best American DJ: Markus Schulz
Best European DJ: Armin van Buuren
Best Global DJ: Tiƫsto
Best Global Radio Station: BBC Radio 1
Best U.S. Radio Station: KNGY 92.7 San Francisco
Best Global Dance Club: Amnesia (Ibiza)
Best U.S. Dance Club: Pacha (NYC)

Many of these songs and artists should be familiar to Mannequins' fans. DJ Peapod was playing Lady Gaga's Just Dance a month before she was being played on the mainline radio stations and likewise the Kaskade/Deadmau5 collaboration Move For Me. The Disturbia dance remix was a mainstay there. Those of you who have been going to CityWalk would recognize Calabria 2008 even if you don't know it by name; it's played constantly at The Groove, Latin Quarter AND Red Coconut Club and sometimes you can hear it played the same night in all three clubs!


Planet said...

Best Global Dance Club: Amnesia (Ibiza)
is that Paul Oakenfold's home club? I'm pretty sure my bf went to that club over spring break if it is. He said it was amazing.

KingBob said...

Oakenfold lives in the U.S. now and he has a residency at Rain, located in Las Vegas at the Palms Casino. He plays there regularly when he's not touring the world.
I'm not sure about Ibiza though; I checked this summer's club schedules for Ibiza and I don't see him posted anywhere on the island as of yet. But I think the only club open off season on Ibiza is Pacha.

Anonymous said...

Now, the only place I can hear these songs is on Sirius 36 which rules but miss hearing them at Mann.

KingBob said...

The "Orlando Night Club Options" section of this Blog tries to keep current listings of places that play Dance. I could not live without Sirius 36/XM 81!!