One of the most anticipated annual events on the global music calendar (and the only longstanding awards event dedicated to the EDM industry), the IDMAs generate over two million votes from music enthusiasts in 209 countries and territories every year to recognize and honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. This is the industry highlight at the center of WMC Week. Another unique aspect of the IDMAs is the convergence of industry legends and emerging talent alike. As part of its mission statement to serve as a platform for the advancement of the industry, the IDMAs place particular emphasis on innovative artists and industry. As music continues to evolve the IDMAs have emerged as an essential platform for career launching appearances.

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IDMA Winners for the year 2005 presented in 2006

1. Best Underground Dance Track
 
Air For Life - Above & Beyond vs. Andy Moor (Anjunabeats)
Love Generation - Bob Sinclair Feat. Gary Pine (Defected)
Du What U Du - Yoshimoto (Uno Recordings)
Drop The Pressure - Mylo (Breast Fed)
Call On Me - Eric Prydz (Ministry of Sound)

   
2. Best Alternative/Rock Dance Track
 
I Like The Way - Bodyrockers (Universal)
Mr. Brightside - The Killers (Island/IDJMG)
Feel Good Inc - Gorillaz (Parlophone/Virgin)
What Else Is There? - Royksopp (Astralwerks)
Speed Of Sound - Coldplay (Capitol)

   
3. Best Latin Dance Track
 
Calma (Louie Vega EOL Mix) - Bah Samba (Vega Records)
Pon De Replay - Rihanna (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
La Tortura - Shakira (Sony)
No Se Porque - Alondra (Protel/Universal)

   
4. Best HiNRG/Euro Track
 
Listen To Your Heart - D.H.T. (Robbins)
Everytime We Touch - Cascada (Robbins)
And She Said - Lucas Prata (Ultra)
Dance With A Stranger - Leana (Swedish Diva)
The Other Side - Paul van Dyk featuring Wayne Jackson (Vandit/Mute)

   
5. Best House/Garage Track
 
Most Precious Love - Blaze presents U.D.A.U.F.L. featuring Barbara Tucker (King Street)
Say Hello - Deep Dish (Deep Dish/Thrive)
So Many Times - Gadjo (Subliminal)
Alright - Red Carpet (Positiva)
Love On My Mind - Freemasons (Ultra)

   
6. Best R&B/Urban Dance Track
 
Lose Control - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop (The Gold Mine/Atlantic)
We Belong Together - Mariah Carey (Island/IDJMG)
My Humps - The Black Eyed Peas (A&M/Interscope)
Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes (A&M/Interscope)
Pon De Replay - Rihanna (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
Run It! - Chris Brown featuring Juelz Santana (Jive)

   
7. Best Rap/Hip Hop Dance Track
 
Pon De Replay - Rihanna (SRP/Def Jam/IDJMG)
Gold Digger - Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG)
Wait (The Whisper Song) - Ying Yang Twins (ColliPark/TVT)
How We Do - The Game featuring 50 Cent (Aftermath/G-Unit/Interscope
Lose Control - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop (The Gold Mine/Atlantic)

   
8. Best ProgressiveHouse/Trance Track
 
Adagio For Stings - Tiesto (Black Hole/Nettwerk)
Without You Near - Markus Schulz with Gabriel & Dresden and Departure (Ultra)
The Other Side - Paul van Dyk featuring Wayne Jackson (Vandit/Mute)
Air For Life - Above and Beyond + Andy Moor (Anjunabeats)
Say Hello - Deep Dish (Deep Dish/Thrive)

   
9. Best Breaks/DnB Track
 
Slam - Pendulum (Breakbeat Kaos)
Voodoo People - The Prodigy - Pendulum Mix (XL Recordings)
Party People - Killa Dawgs (Microlab)
Street Knowledge - Evol Intent (Renegade Hardware)

   
10. Best Pop Dance Track
 
Since U Been Gone - Kelly Clarkson (RCA/RNG)
Hung Up - Madonna (Warner Bros.)
Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes (A&M/Interscope)
Listen To Your Heart - D.H.T. (Robbins)
Technologic - Daft Punk (Virgin)
Love Generation - Bob Sinclair featuring Gary Pine (Yellow/Tommy Boy Silver Label 2490/Tommy Boy)

   
11. Ortofon Best American DJ Award
 
Christopher Lawrence
Markus Schulz
Erick Morillo
Gabriel & Dresden
Deep Dish
Danny Tenaglia
Roger Sanchez

   
12. Ortofon Best European DJ Award
 
Ferry Corsten
Sander Kleinenberg
James Zabiela
Above and Beyond
Armin Van Buuren
Sasha

   
13. Ortofon Best Global DJ Award
 
Tiesto
Paul van Dyk
Hernan Cattaneo
Carl Cox
John Digweed
Richie Hawtin

   
14. MySpace Best Internet Dance Radio Station Award
 
Digitally Imported, DI.FM
BBC Radio 1
Proton Radio
1ClubFM
FriskyRadio.com
ETN.FM

   
15. Best Dance Radio Station
 
WKTU - New York
BBC Radio 1 - London
Kiss 100 - London
KNRJ - Phoenix
KNGY - San Francisco

   
16. Best Dance Radio Mixshow DJ
 
The Riddler, WKTU
Pete Tong, Essential Mix
Armin Van Buuren, A State of Trance
Chris Cox, XM BPM
Johnny Budz, WKTU

   
17. Best Satellite Radio Dance Channel
 
BPM (XM)
The Beat (Sirius)
The Move (XM)
Area 33 (Sirius)
The System (XM)
Boom Box (Sirius)

   
18. Best Dance Video
 
The Other Side - Paul van Dyk (Vandit/Mute)
Hung Up - Madonna (Warner Brothers)
Lose Control - Missy Elliott featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop (The Gold Mine/Atlantic)
Don't Cha - The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes (A&M/Interscope)
Deep Dish - Say Hello (Deep Dish/Thrive)

   
19. Best CD Compilation
 
Ultra Dance 06 - The Riddler/Vic Latino (Ultra)
Dance Party (Like It's 2005) - The Happy Boys (Robbins)
Ministry of Sound: The Annual 2005 - Various Artists (Ultra)
Hed Kandi: Beach House 04.05 - Various Artists (Hed Kandi)

   
20. Best Full Length DJ Mix CD
 
A State of Trance 2005 - Armin Van Buuren (Ultra)
Anjunabeats Vol. 3 - Above and Beyond (Ultra)
The Politics of Dancing Vol. 2 - Paul van Dyk (Vandit/Mute)
In Search of Sunrise Vol. 4: Latin America - Tiesto (BH Songbird)
Two Sides of My World - Erick Morillo (Subliminal)

 
21. Best Producer
 
Paul van Dyk
Jacques Lu Cont
Deep Dish
Above and Beyond
Gabriel & Dresden
Tiesto

   
22. Best Remixer
 
Gabriel & Dresden
Freemasons
Sasha
Deep Dish
Jacques Lu Cont
Steve Angello & Sebastian Ingrosso

   
23. Best New Dance Artist Solo
 
Sarah Atereth
Juliet
Lauren Hildebrandt
Cascada
Rihanna

   
24. Best New Dance Artist Group
 
The Pussycat Dolls
D.H.T.
Liquid 360
Freemasons
Mynt

   
25. Best Dance Artist Solo
 
Madonna
Mariah Carey
Gwen Stefani
Kristine W

   
26. Best Dance Artist Group
 
The Killers
Depeche Mode
The Chemical Brothers
Daft Punk
Royksopp

   
27. Best Dance Music Retailer
 
HTFR.com
Beatport
DanceRecords.com
Perfect Beat
Juno
iTunes

 
28. Best Record Pool
 
Dixie Dance Kings - Dan Miller, Director
Resource - Ken Alen, Director
Balance - Chris Fortier, Director
Starfleet - Ronnie Matthews, Director
Northwest Dance Music Association - John England, Director

 
29. Best Dance Music Publication
 
DJ Times
DJ Magazine
MixMag
BPM
M8

   
30. Best Record Label Promoter In-House
 
John Parker - Robbins
Orlando Puerta - Warner Brothers
Derek Scott Graves - * 69
Hosh Gurelli - J Records
Frank Murray - Robbins
Johnny DeMairo - Atlantic

   
31. Best Independent Record Promoter
 
Cary Vance
Sergio Goncalves
Harry Towers
Bobby Shaw
Claudia Cuseta

   
32. Best U.S. Dance Record Label
 
Ultra
Sublimina
Robbins
*69
Yoshitoshi
Tommy Boy Silver
OM

   
33. Best Global Dance Record Label
 
Anjunabeats
Vandit
Ministry of Sound
Defected
Global Underground
Subliminal
Positiva

   
34. Best Dance Event
 
Ultra Music Festival, Miami
Global Gathering, UK
Sensation, Netherlands
Beatstock, New York
Love Parade, San Francisco
Dance Valley, Netherlands

   
35. Best Event Promoter
 
Spundae
ID&T
Liquid Groove
Giant Step

   
36. Best U.S. Club
 
Space, Miami
Crobar, New York
Cielo, New York
Pacha, New York
Ice, Las Vegas
Nikki Beach, Miami

   
37. Best Global Club
 
Space, Ibiza
Amnesia, Ibiza
Pacha, Ibiza
Ministry of Sound, London

   
38. Lifetime Achievement
 
Fred Held