FOX together with TV4 Entertainment and executive producer and dance music pioneer Paul Oakenfold are bringing us the first ever Electronic Music Awards and Foundation (EMAF). The inaugural awards show will go down on April 14th at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles and will air on April 23rd 8 PM ET on FOX. Today, we finally learn of the categories and the first-ever nominees.

The main event will feature the presentation of awards in seven categories: 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. In addition to awards presentations, EMAF will boast red carpet interviews, live performances and appearances by industry elites.

And now, the 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
DJ Harvey

Best New Artist

Bob Moses
DJ Snake

Best Club of the Year

Sound LA

"The nominees reflect dance music trends on a global level bringing together DJs, producers, clubs and brands that represent a wide range of genres," says Executive Producer from TV4 Entertainment, Paul Duddridge.

While most of these nominations are not too surprising it's good to see chillwave duo Alina Baraz & Galimatias's first collaborative effort under Album of the Year. While the singles "Fantasy," "Pretty Thoughts" and "Make You Feel" may not get played out at festival mainstages, they garnered millions on millions of plays and deserve to be recognized.

The first-ever EMAF not only goes to show the true impact of the electronic music movement but offers the opportunity to spotlight specific parts of the industry that play major roles in the continued development and evolution of the culture. Stay tuned and we'll keep you posted as the live performances and appearances are revealed leading up to the big event.


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