Thanks to the kind editors at Germany's Groove magazine, we can now reproduce the results of the Groove Magazine Reader's Poll 2005.
Fast becoming THE dance music poll to watch, in recent years it has seemed like readers of Groove have become one step ahead of the game, making the rest of us feel like we're playing catch up. For instance, in the 2004 Awards more than twelve months ago Dominik Eulberg and Mathew Johnson took out Best Newcomer and Best Producer respectively.
However onto the results for 2005 and as expected the winners were very much geared towards the minimal house, techno and electro camps with plenty of German artists filling out many of the positions in each category.
Predictably, Cologne beast Kompakt took out Best National Label with Richie Hawtin's m_nus taking the Best International Label ahead of James Holden's Border Community.
Dominik Eulberg, who last year was voted Best Newcomer, stepped up to take Best Producer from runner-up Trentemoeller, who in turn picked up Best Newcomer ahead of Oliver Koletzki and young guns Alex Under, John Dahlback and Alex Smoke.
Oliver Koletzki walked away (perhaps surprisingly) with Best Track for 'Der Muckenschwarm' in front of more likely contenders Ame's 'Rej' and Mathew Johnson's 'Marionette' while Luciano's remix of Argy's 'Love Dose' was voted Best Remix.
Richie Hawtin's DE9:Transitions was awarded Best Compilation in a vote which saw three of the Top 5 compilations coming from Sven Vath's Cocoon Recordings while Isolee's 'We Are Monster' pipped Depeche Mode's 'Playing The Angel' to take Best Album.
Unlike many UK and US polls, four of the Top 20 places in the Best International DJ vote went to females in Magda, Miss Kittin, Jennifer Cardini and Chloe. Ada came No.4 in the Best Live Act category which was won by Alter Ego with Anthony Rother as runner-up.
Groove Magazine Reader's Poll 2005
The top five winners in each category are as follows:
01. Oliver Koletzki - Der Muckenschwarm
02. Ame - Rej
03. Mathew Johnson - Marionette
04. Gabriel Ananda - 1hre personliche Glucksmelodie
05. Booka Shade - Manderine EP
01. Isolee - We Are Monster
02. Depeche Mode - Playing The Angel
03. Dapayk & Padberg - Close Up
04. Alex Under - Dispositivos De Mi Granja
05. DJ Koze - Kosi Comes Around
01. Argy - Love Dose (Luciano Remix)
02. Oliver Koletzki - Der Muckenschwarm (Dominik Eulberg Remix)
03. Tomas Andersson - Washing Up (Tiga Remix)
04. Slam - This World (Robag Wruhme Remix)
05. Andre Kraml - Safari (James Holden Remix)
Best DJ National
01. Sven Vath
02. Ricardo Villalobos
03. Dominik Eulberg
04. DJ Koze
01. Cocoon Club, Frankfurt
02. Berghain/Panorama Bar, Berlin
03. Robert Johnson, Offenbach
04. U 60311, Frankfurt
05. Click, Hamburg; Water-Gate, Berlin; Muna, Bad Klosterlausnitz
Best DJ International
01. Richie Hawtin
02. Laurent Garnier
04. James Holden
Best Label International
02. Border Community
01. Richie Hawtin - DE9: Transitions
02. Cocoon Compilation E
03. Sven Vath - The Sound Of The Sixth Season
04. Green & Blue
05. Five Years Of Moon Harbour
01. Dominik Eulberg
03. Robag Wruhme
04. Mathew Johnson
05. Ricardo Villalobos
02. Oliver Koletzki
03. Alex Under
04. John Dahlback
05. Alex Smoke
Best Label National
02. Traum/Trapez/My Best Friend
03. Poker Flat
Best Live Act
01. Alter Ego
02. Anthony Rother
03. Der Dritte Raum; Mathew Johnson
05. Gabriel Ananda
Click on the link below to see the full results in each category.