This years voting for the American DanceStar Music Awards is already well underway. It will surely give us an interesting look into a fairly broad spectrum of categories.
Included in this years nominee's in the huge list of categories are:
Best International DJ: Paul Van Dyk, John Digweed, Sasha, Tiesto, Paul Oakenfold, Ferry Corsten, DJ Hell, Richie Hawtin, Timo Maas and Pete Tong.
Best Breakthrough DJ (US Only): Robbie Rivera, DJ Colette, Dieselboy, DJ Irene and Saeed & Palash.
Best Video: Dirty Vegas – ‘Days Go By’ (Capitol), Felix da Housecat – ‘Madame Hollywood’ (Emperor Norton), Kylie Minogue – ‘Love At First Sight‘, Missy Elliot – ‘4 My People (Basement Jaxx Remix)’, Moby – ‘We Are All Made Of Stars’ (V2).
Best Club Night (US Clubs): Danny Tenaglia presents Be Yourself (Fridays at Arc, New York), Buzz (Fridays at Nation, Washington), Marques Wyatt presents Deep (Sundays at 1650, Los Angeles), Spundae (Saturdays at Circus, Los Angeles) and Junior Vasquez presents Earth (Sundays at Exit, New York).
Best Record Label: Astralwerks, Emperor Norton, King Street Sounds, Moonshine, Radikal, Robbins, Subliminal, Twisted, Ultra, and Yoshitoshi.
Record Of The Year: Oakenfold – ‘Starry Eyed Surprise’, Underworld – ‘Two Months Off’ (V2), Daniel Bedingfield – ‘Gotta Get Thru This’ (Island), Dirty Vegas – ‘Days Go By’, IIO – ‘Rapture (Tastes So Sweet)’ (Universal), Lasgo – ‘Something’ (Robbins), Oscar G & Ralph Falcon – ‘Dark Beat (Addicted To Drums)’ (Twisted), DJ Sammy & Yanou Featuring Do – ‘Heaven’, Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ (Capitol), Narcotic Thrust Ft. Yvonne John Lewis – ‘Safe From Harm’ (Yoshitoshi).
Best International Act (Non US): Kylie Minogue, Oakenfold, Underworld, DJ Sammy, Dirty Vegas.
The awards are to be held in South Beach, Miami, Florida and will be home to the special purpose built arena. An expected billion people are to tune in on the global tv broadcast and the event will host a live audience of only 2,000 VIP’s who will be town for the week to attend the event on Wednesday 19th March, 2003.
To see the full list of nominations and awards and to submit your votes check out the DanceStar site.