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2009 Beatport Music Awards: Recognizing Electronic Music Talent

Published May 7, 2009
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Online dance music retailer Beatport announced the results of its 2009 Beatport Music Awards, which aims to recognize electronic music talent. With nominees having been based solely on 2008 unit sales from, the public voted for their favorite artists and tracks across 35 categories.

The 35 categories were split as follows: Best Artists (separated into 17 genres), Best Track (17 genres, with both originals and remixes included), and a final open question asking the public to name the 'most influential, relevant and forward-thinking person in electronic music in 2008'.

Over 10,000 Beatport users took part in the vote. The votes are in, and the winners are:
Best Breaks Act:
1. Stanton Warriors
2. Plump DJs
3. Krafty Kuts

Best Chill Out Act:
1. Jazzanova
2. Thievery Corporation
3. Nightmares On Wax

Best Deep House Artist:
1. Dennis Ferrer
2. Jimpster
3. Milton Jackson

Best Drum & Bass Act:
1. Noisia
2. Chase & Status
3. Logistics

Best Dubstep Artist:
1. Benga
2. Burial
3. Nero

Best Electro House Artist:
1. Deadmau5
2. Pryda
3. Sebastien Leger

Best Electronica Act:
1. Underworld
2. Modeselektor
3. Ellen Allien

Best Hard Dance Act:
1. Scooter
2. Lisa Lashes
3. Headhunterz

Best Hardcore / Hard Techno Artist:
1. Sven Wittekind
2. Art Of Fighters
3. Boris S.

Best House Artist:
1. Axwell
2. Laidback Luke
3. Kaskade

Best Indie Dance Artist:
1. Boys Noize
2. Justice
3. Mr. Oizo

Best Minimal Artist
1. Alex Young
2. Marc Houle
3. Ahmet Sendil

Best Progressive House Artist:
1. Deadmau5
2. Eric Pyrdz
3. EDX

Best Psy Trance Artist:
1. Ace Ventura
2. Liquid Soul
3. Perfect Stranger

Best Tech House Act:
1. Booka Shade
2. Mark Knight
3. Funkagenda

Best Techno Artist:
1. Dubfire
2. Popof
3. Radio Slave

Best Trance Artist:
1. Armin Van Buuren
2. Tiësto
3. Above & Beyond

Best Breaks Track:
1. Slyde 'Frequency' (NAPT Remix)
2. Far Too Loud feat. Subsource 'You Know The Sound' (Original Mix)
3. NAPT 'Gotta Have More Cowbell' (Original Mix)

Best Chill Out Track:
1. Jerome Isma-Ae 'Underwater Love' (Original Mix)
2. Âme 'Doldrums' (Original Mix)
3. Smooth Touch feat. G-Sax '10 Minutes of Pleasure' (Original Mix)

Best Deep House Track:
1. Milton Jackson 'Ghosts In My Machine' (Original Mix)
2. Manuel Tur and D Play 'Deviate' (Original Mix)
3. Studio Apartment feat. Ron Carroll 'I'm In Love' (Rasmus Faber Epic Instrumental)

Best Drum & Bass Track:
1. Bachelors of Science 'Strings Track' (Apex Remix)
2. Lomax & Focus '5 Weeks' (Original Mix)
3. Sub Focus 'Timewarp' (Original Mix)

Best Dubstep Track:
1. Rusko 'Cockney Thug' (Original Mix)
2. TC 'Where's My Money' (Caspa Remix)
3. DZ 'Down' (Original Mix)

Best Electro House Track:
1. Boys Noize 'Oh!' (A-Track Remix)
2. Jean Claude Ades & Vincent Thomas 'Shingaling' (Original Mix)
3. Sandy Vee 'Bleep' (Original Mix)

Best Electronica Track:
1. Loco Dice 'M Train To Brooklyn' (Original Mix)
2. Paul Kalkbrenner 'Queer Fellow' (Original Mix)
3. The Martin Brothers 'Dum' (Original Mix)

Best Hard Dance Track:
1. Showtek 'We Live For Music' (Original Mix)
2. Headhunterz vs. Tatanka 'Call It Music' (Original Mix)
3. The Real Booty Babes 'Derb 09' (Club Remix)

Best Hardcore / Hard Techno Track:
1. Kamui 'Spielzeug' (Original Mix)
2. Miche & Mirzinho 'Shamans' (Original Mix)
3. Raul Mezcolanza 'Want You Bad' (Original Mix)

Best House Track:
1. Eric Prydz 'Pjanoo' (Original Mix)
2. The Shapeshifters 'Lola's Theme' (2008 Re-Edit)
3. Snap! 'Rhythm Is A Dancer' (Novy vs. Snap! Remix)

Best Indie Dance Track:
1. Kid Cudi 'Day 'N' Nite' (Crookers Remix)
2. SebastiAn 'Momy' (Original Mix)
3. Streetlife DJs 'Gunn Crime' (Original Mix)

Best Minimal Track:
1. Prompt 'Evolve' (Original Mix)
2. Giash & Til Yalli 'My Little Ladybirds' (Original Mix)
3. Phunklarique & Dejonka 'Reflections In Plexiglass' (Original Mix)

Best Progressive House Track:
1. Delerium feat. Sarah McLachlan 'Silence' (Niels van Gogh vs. Thomas Gold Remix)
2. Mind X 'Sensation Seekers' (Martin Roth NuStyle Remix)
3. Thomas Schwartz 'Jupiter Calling' (Original Mix)

Best Psy Trance Track:
1. Liquid Soul 'Prophecy' (Original Mix)
2. Burn In Noise 'Transparent' (Original Mix)
3. Symphonix 'People Of The Dawn' (Original Mix)

Best Tech House Track:
1. Laurent Garnier 'Man With The Red Face' (Mark Knight & Funkagenda Remix)
2. James Harcourt 'Call And Response' (Original Mix)
3. George Delkos 'Deftoner' (Original Mix)

Best Techno Track:
1. Mark Mendes 'Beneath You' (Original Mix)
2. Dataworx 'Control' (Original Mix)
3. Koen Groeneveld 'Wake Turbulence' (Original Mix)

Best Trance Track:
1. Cressida '6AM' (Kyau & Albert Remix)
2. Blank & Jones with Bernard Sumner 'Miracle Cure' (Martin Roth Nu Style Dub Remix)
3. Simon Patterson 'Smack' (Original Mix) 

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