Last night saw the annual Ibiza DJ Awards ceremony. With winners being handed a piece of green kryptonite, the Ibiza DJ Awards have been quietly ticking along since 1998 as a mostly industry focused affair, with backing from from Pacha, Moet & Chandon and Pioneer - the former two giving an indication as to the style of event.
Among the usual suspects in the 2012 winners, there were some great breakthroughs: Seth Troxler winning best Tech House act, Tomorrowland winning best festival, Arty taking Best Newcomer with Eats Everything running a close second. Australia won best Dance Nation, and Armin Van Buuren won International DJ.
The 2012 results are as follows.
Techno: Carl Cox
Downtempo: Nightmares on Wax
Dubstep/bass: Chase & Status
Trance: Armin van Buuren
Deep House: Maceo Plex
Tech House: Seth Troxler
Electro House: Tiesto
International: Armin van Buuren
Electronic Live Performance: Faithless Sound System
Cutting Edge: Soundcloud
Dance Nation of the Year: Australia
Ibiza DJ: Andy Baxtor
Ibiza Night: Joint winners – Vagabundos & Enter
International Festival: Tomorrowland
Ibiza Live Performance: Lenny Kravitz at Ibiza 123
Media: Pacha Magazine
Full listings can be found here