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Hits and a few misses with 2011 Ibiza DJ Awards

While we’re currently in the final stages of our own inthemix awards poll – last days, people! Vote here! – and thus madly running around like headless chooks that doesn’t mean we’ve been ignoring what’s been going down overseas, namely with this week’s announcement of the Ibiza DJ Awards.

Though it’s now into its 14th year of gong-dishing, the Ibiza DJ Awards seems to carry far less prestige than most other ceremonies of its ilk. Perhaps it’s due to the awards’ abominable homepage which seemingly hasn’t received a makeover since 1999. Or it could be the branding that comes with it;

“Fire is the theme for the 2011 DJ Awards, which changed the history of humanity and civilization. It’s a symbol used for millions of years at music gatherings, it’s a source of inspiration and purification, it’s the creator of power of life, energy and change which represents spirituality, enlightenment and renewal, and it’s going to set this night on fire!”

Fire…will…set the night on…fire. Oh boy. Oddities aside, the nominations for this year’s awards have been announced and it contains the usual smattering of familiar faces and few women with Eric Prydz, Axwell, Afrojack, Carl Cox and Armin van Buuren running the show in their respective categories.

There’s a couple of doozies mind you, with the ‘Urban’ category for instance being a strange name for the ‘UK Bass’ field and the ‘Eclectic House’ crop of artists including everyone from Guy Gerber to Steve Aoki and Trentemoller. Go figure?

You can check out the full nominations list for the 14th Ibiza DJ Awards below and sit tight for the forthcoming nominations for categories like ‘Outstanding Achievement’, ‘Track Of The Season’ and ‘Cutting Edge’ which promise to be equally head-scratching.

2011 Ibiza DJ Awards:

HOUSE

Axwell

Bob Sinclar

David Guetta

Dirty South

Erick Morillo

Mark Knight

Sebastian Ingrosso

Steve Angello

TECHNO

Adam Beyer

Carl Cox

Carl Craig

Josh Wink

Marco Carola

Richie Hawtin

Sven Vath

Umek

TRANCE

Armin van Buuren

Ferry Corsten

Gareth Emery

Markus Schulz

Paul Oakenfold

Paul van Dyk

Sander van Doorn

Tiesto

ELECTRO HOUSE

Afrojack

Benny Benassi

Calvin Harris

Chuckie

Deadmau5

Eddie Halliwell

Fatboy Slim

Pete Tong

TECH HOUSE

Dubfire

Eric Prydz

James Zabiela

Joris Voorn

Layo & Bushwacka

Loco Dice

Luciano

Steve Lawler

ECLECTIC HOUSE

2manydjs

Annie Mac

Boys Noize

Damian Lazarus

Guy Gerber

Seth Troxler

Steve Aoki

Trentemoeller

DEEP HOUSE

Ben Watt

Charles Webster

Claude van Stroke

Francois Kevorkian

Jimpster

Jamie Jones

Kaskade

Kerri Chandler

INTERNATIONAL DJ

Armin van Buuren

Carl Cox

David Guetta

Deadmau5

Luciano

SHM

Sven Vath

Tiesto

NEWCOMER

Avicii

Dani Casarano

Guti

Jozif

Maya Jane Coles

Nina Kraviz

Sunnery James & Ryan Marciano

tINI

DOWNTEMPO

Chris Coco

Giles Peterson

Jon sa Trinxa

Mr Doris

Mr Scruff

Nightmares on Wax

Rob da Bank

URBAN

Benga

Chase & Status

Cut Killer

DJ Skream

DJ Fresh

Joy Orbison

Scuba

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