The winners for the 30th International Dance Music Awards (IDMA) were announced last week at WMC. In years past there has been a somewhat even balance between underground and mainstream being represented in the awards, but unfortunately the same cannot be said in 2015.
Each genre was represented, but throughout the 57 various awards there was a clear bias towards the more commercially successful EDM/Pop artists with an apparent negligence for presenting an even playing field. At least the legendary Frankie Knuckles was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award; The IDMA’s did get one thing right. We ran through and critiqued the list picking out our most note-worthy categories and winners. Read more