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Electronic Music Awards & Foundation unveils nominees and categories

The awards show will honor clubs and artists from around the world

  • Valerie Lee
  • 18 February 2016

Paul Oakenfold is leading the charge behind the inaugural edition of the Electronic Music Awards & Foundation show, which is set to air on Fox TV in the United States on April 23.

The awards show has released its seven award categories and the complementary nominees for each. Reflecting other music-related awards shows, EMAF will honor Single of the Year, Album of the Year, Radio Show of the Year, Festival of the Year, DJ of the Year, Best New Artist and Best Club of the Year.

Though the event will be hosted in Los Angeles, the show aims to have global reach, honoring clubs in Ibiza, London, Las Vegas, Singapore and finally, Los Angeles while the festival category honors Ultra Music Festival, Electric Daisy Carnival, Creamfields, Sonar and The BPM Festival.

Find the full list of categories and nominees below, and tune in to the broadcast of EMAF on April 23, 8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT on FOX.

Nominees for the 2016 Electronic Music Awards & Foundation

Single of the Year:
Calvin Harris & Disciples - How Deep is Your Love
The Chainsmokers - Roses (feat. ROZES)
Galantis - Runaway (U & I)

Kygo - Stole the Show (feat. Parson James)
Major Lazer & DJ Snake - Lean On (feat. MØ)

Album of the Year:
Alina Baraz & Galimatias - Urban Flora
Calvin Harris – Motion
Disclosure - Caracal

Galantis – Pharmacy

Jamie xx - In Colour

Radio Show of the Year:
BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

BPM with Geronimo – Sirius XM

Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
Diplo and Friends - BBC Radio 1Xtra

Jason Bentley – Morning Becomes Eclectic – KCRW

Festival of the Year:
Creamfields - Daresbury, England
Electric Daisy Carnival – Las Vegas, USA
Sonar - Barcelona, Spain

The BPM Festival - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Ultra Music Festival - Miami, USA

DJ of the Year:
Carl Cox
Diplo
Dixon
DJ Harvey
Skrillex

Best New Artist:
Bob Moses
DJ Snake
Jauz
KSHMR
Kygo

Best Club of the Year:
Amnesia
Fabric
Omnia
Sound LA
Zouk

Valerie Lee is Mixmag's West Coast Editor. Follow her on Twitter

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