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Goldie Hosts The Inaugural EMAF; Nominations Are Announced!

The first-ever Electronic Music Awards and Foundation (EMAF) show is coming up and it’s definitely something you’re going to want to tune into! The inaugural show on April 14th at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles will be airing on Saturday, April 23 (8:00/9:00 ET/PT) on FOX network.

The show will be hosted by Goldie, an incredibly talented man with over 30-years in the business as an artist as well as an actor. “It’s an honor to be the first host of these new awards. I want to make sure that the night is exciting and true to the electronic music community,” said Goldie. Working on the big screen with names as large as David Bowie, as well as releasing a number of multi award-winning albums, the electronic pioneer and global icon is more than qualified to host the inaugural award show.



The show will be jam-packed with today’s top EDM artists, executives, and visionaries. There will be various live performances from some of electronic music’s most popular artists (to be announced.) The event is going to feature red carpet coverage, interviews and award presentations. The nominees for the 2016 Electronic Music Awards and Foundation are as follows:


Single of the Year

Calvin Harris & Disciples – How Deep is Your Love

The Chainsmokers – Roses (Official Video) ft. ROZES

Galantis – Runaway (U & I) (Official Video)

Kygo – Stole The Show feat. Parson James [Official Video]

Major Lazer & DJ Snake – Lean On (feat. MØ) (Official Video)

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 – Metropolis – 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


Among those honored are the early trailblazers and legends of electronic music, as well as the top-trending acts of today. If you’re tired of the same old, same old when it comes to award shows, make sure to catch this epic new take on music awards!

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