The 4th Annual Beatport Music Awards

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March 28, 2011 by DJ Elroy

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Before I show just how jaded and out of touch I am, let me preface this by saying congrats to all the winners. These are all good tracks, but some are just that: Good. Not Great. Not Amazing. The Top Tracks were based on sales, the other awards were voted in my the Beatport community. What are your thoughts on the winners?

Top Tracks

Top Track Of The Year

Tarantula” – Pleasurekraft

Not bad, but not worthy of the top spot. But these are (supposedly) strictly sales based…

Top Breaks Track

M.A.D. (Elite Force Mix)” – Stanton Warriors, JELO, Vandal & Hatiras

Meh…

Top Chill Out Track

You Wish” – Nightmares on Wax

Now this is tits, I don’t have any problem believing this was a hot seller!

Top Deep House Track

The Voice” – Thyladomid

What sets this one apart?

Top Drum & Bass Track

Incoming… (Taku Remix)” – Ajapai

Epic! I’m not usually diggin’ D&B but this is hot. But the break? Makes it sound like everything else out there… Way to fit in with the dubstep crowd! But still, this track is fucking huge.

Top Dubstep Track

Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites” – Skrillex

I could have called this one…

Top Electro House Track

Animal Rights” – Wolfgang Gartner & Deadmau5

Ok, I can see it. I dig the track… Not the best thing by either of them, but they hyped the shit out of this one…

Top Electronica Track

Wait for Me (Paul Kalkbrenner Remix)” – Moby

Nice!

Top Hard Dance Track

We No Speak Americano (Friday Night Posse Remix)” – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

Ok, I’ll give it to them…

Top Hardcore/Hard Techno Track

Magnet” – Industrialyzer & The Advent

Anyone else miss Joey Beltram?

Top House Track

We No Speak Americano” – Yolanda Be Cool & DCUP

This one’s winning awards everyone (and everyone seems to have their own remix)…

Top Indie Dance/Nu Disco Track

Hello (Club Edit)” – Martin Solveig feat. Dragonette

Top Minimal Track

Under Control” – Roberto Procaccini

Diggin’ it.

Top Progressive House Track

One” – Swedish House Mafia (Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello)

Again, what the fuck happened to progressive house??? NOT THIS. It’s a killer track, but it’s not progressive house…

Top Psy Trance Track

Leave Me Alone” – Neelix

Top Tech House Track

Tarantula” – Pleasurekraft

Top Techno Track

The Secret” – Joris Voorn

Great track!

Top Trance Track

Remember Love” – DJ’s United (Paul Oakenfold, Paul van Dyk, Armin Van Buuren)

Why do trance shows always look so much more fun?

Beatport Breakthrough Artist

Wynter Gordon

Top Remixer

Manuel De La Mare

Community Choice: Top DJ Mix

Structures – Mix 2 – John Digweed

Community Choice Awards

Track of the Year

One” – Swedish House Mafia (Sebastian Ingrosso, Axwell, Steve Angello)

Artist of the Year

Deadmau5

Beatport Staff Picks

Track of the Year

Without You” – Art Department

Artist of the Year

Umek

Lifetime Achievement Award

Carl Craig

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