The (Unsurprisingly Terrible) Electronic Music Awards Nominees Are Announced

A few weeks ago, we learned that something called the “Electronic Music Awards And Foundation” (EMAF) existed and was airing its Grammy-esque award show on Fox sometime in late April.

Though marketed as the “first” award show for electronic music, perhaps a better approach would be the first televised award show, the EMAF has now announced the nominees in each of their, suitably redundant 7 categories. Amongst the categories are your standard Album and Single of the Year, as well as accolades to Best Festival and Best Club. There’s not much insight into the nomination process and what exactly constitutes a “Best DJ”, for example but in the EMAF’s own words, the surely scientific process: “[The nominees] reflect dance music trends on a global level bringing together DJs, producers, clubs and brands that represent a wide range of genres.”

See also: The First Ever Televised Electronic Music Awards Are Coming To Fox

It isn’t all grim new though. Amongst the slew of Calvin Harris, Skrillex, and Diplo‘s are a handful of underground favorites and, dare I say, respectable name: DJ Harvey, Dixon, and Carl Cox, amongst them.

The show promises, “to honor electronic music legends as well as the biggest acts of today, spanning “electronic music’s leading artists, creatives, executives and visionaries…”, assumedly with performance announcements and more production specifics to come. It airs in the US on FOX, Saturday 23 April at 8pm EST. You can check out the full list of nominees below:

– 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 – SiriusXM Radio
DJ Danny Howard – BBC Radio 1’s Dance Anthems
Diplo and Friends – BBC Radio 1Xtra
Jason Bentley – KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic

– FESTIVAL OF THE YEAR –
Creamfields – Daresbury, England
Electric Daisy Carnival (EDC) – Las Vegas, USA
Sónar Festival – 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 Ibiza
fabriclondon
OMNIA Nightclub
Sound Nightclub
Zouk Singapore

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