News

Here are all the winners of the 2016 Ibiza DJ Awards

Earlier this week, the dance music industry assembled at White Isle superclub Pacha for the annual Ibiza DJ Awards. This year was a particularly special one, coming just a day after the epic closing party of the legendary club Space. Predictably, Space picked up the newly-created ‘Iconic Club Award’, and Carl Cox – whose name has been synonymous with the club for 15 years – picked up gongs for best Techno and International DJ.

Hardwell also continued his domination of the season, taking out the Big Room House category, and Black Coffee came off a win last year for Breakthrough to snag the Deep House title. Armin Van Buuren is still the go-to legend for the Trance category, and Claptone picked up the most votes for the House Award. Scroll down for the full list of winners.

This season has been a particularly eventful one on the White Isle. Apart from the closure of Space and the departure of Carl Cox – with both throwing down two of the biggest farewell parties the island has ever seen – there were some high profile police raids of well known clubs. Super club Amnesia was raided in July, with Spanish police making four arrests, including that of owner Mike Ferrer;  €2 million in cash was reportedly found stashed around the club.

A couple of months later, Pacha and Ushuaïa were also raided, and again found to be hiding millions of euros in cash.The venues were raided as part of Operation Chopin, an ongoing investigation by Spanish police into tax fraud in the nightlife industry.

Ibiza DJ Awards – Winners 2016

MUSIC CATEGORIES

Bass                                                           
Amine Edge & DANCE

Big Room House                                 
Hardwell

Breakthrough                                    
Anna

Deep House                                          
Black Coffee

Electronica                         
Jamie XX

Electronic Live Performer   
Matador

House                                    
Claptone

International                                       
Carl Cox

Newcomer                                      
Mihalis Safras

Tech House               
The Martinez Brothers

Techno 
Carl Cox

Trance                
Armin Van Buuren

Special Awards

International Festival           
Awakenings

Cutting Edge                         
Funktion One

Producer                
Emanuel Satie

Ibiza Night                 
Woomoon

Ibiza DJ                                
Mr Doris

Record Label Of The Year
Suara

Ibiza Music Event                              
Mosaic by Maceo Plex
10 Key Spots In Ibiza

Electronic Music Pioneer 
John Acquaviva

Iconic Club Award
Space