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Beatport Announces The 2014 Beatport Award Winners

Beatport, the world’s largest online electronic music store, has announced the winners to their 2014 Beatport Awards. The awards were made to honor the best-selling music of the year as well as the most important cultural and creative developments in the dance music community around the globe. A panel of Beatport dance industry experts selected the winners based on certain criteria, which included total unit sales on Beatport and fan favorites. All the winners have now been announced and we have them listed for you below.

“On behalf of all of us here at Beatport, I’d like to congratulate all the winners of this year’s Beatport Awards,” said Beatport CEO Matthew Adell. “2013 was a pivotal year in the evolution of dance music, something each of the names on this list contributed to with their talent, passion, and creativity. They certainly deserve all the recognition they are now receiving, and I’m incredibly honored to present them with the honor of a Beatport Award.”

Beatport Sales Awards
(Based on unit sales from January 1 – December 31, 2013)

  • Best-Selling Album of the Year: Random Access Memories (Daft Punk)
  • Best-Selling Original Track of the Year: “Animals” (Martin Garrix)
  • Best-Selling Remix of the Year: “Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix / Pleasurekraft Edit)” (Josh Butler, Bontan, Pleasurekraft)
  • Best-Selling Compilation of the Year: Toolroom Ten (Various Artists)
  • DJ Choice Award (for the track appearing in the most Beatport DJ Charts): “Animals” (Martin Garrix) 

Beatport Editorial Awards
(Selected by a panel of Beatport staff experts)

  •  Beatport’s DJ of the Year: Nina Kraviz
  •  Beatport’s Musical Collaboration of the Year: Borderland (Juan Atkins & Moritz von Oswald)
  •  Beatport’s Best New Artist: Flume
  •  Beatport’s Lifetime Achievement: Cajmere (a/k/a Green Velvet)
  •  Beatport’s Track of the Year: “Jack” (Breach)

 Community Choice Awards
(Selected by online fan voting taking place from Feb. 13 – Feb. 28)

  •  Album of the Year: Intense - Extended Versions (Armin Van Buuren)
  •  Track of the Year: “Mammoth” (Dimitri Vegas, Like Mike, Moguai)
  •  Label of the Year: Spinnin’ Records
  •  Artist of the Year: Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

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