In October 2012, 15,694 people voted for the 2012 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards.

This is what they decided upon.

Best live act

Best song

Breakthrough (Club/Party/Festival)

Breakthrough (Artist)

Best remix

  • Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Soulwax Remix)
  • Audiojack – Stay Glued (FCL Weemix)
  • Blende – Fake Love (The Living Islands ‘Tropical Doom' Remix)
  • CJ Bolland – Chicago (Syndaesia Remix)
  • Forget Me Not – What Were You Gonna Say (Gullfisk Remix)
  • Greymatter – Give It To Me Slow (San Soda Remix)
  • Joe Goddard – Gabriel (Soulwax Remix)
  • 3 Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans (Moonlight Matters Remix)
  • 1 Sam Sparro – Happiness (The Magician Remix)
  • 2 Skream – Anticipate (Netsky Remix)

Best album

Best video

  • AKS (& Birg) – Closer
  • AOOA.TV – Steve Aoki Tour Diary
  • Bodyspasm (& Filip Sterckx) – Twenty Radios
  • 3 I Love Techno (& Gonzales) - Trailers
  • Kenji Minogue (& Goran Grahovac) – Naam familienaam
  • 2 LeFtO – LeFtO Films
  • Moonlight Matters (& Kris Lathouwers) – Come For Me
  • Netsky (& Kash Black) – Love Has Gone
  • Raveyards (& Charles De Meyer) – Remember
  • 1 Tomorrowland (& Epic Cinema) – Official After Movie

Best DJ

Best festival

Marc Meulemans Award

Best label

Best club

Tomorrow In The Papers Award

Best party

Best (really big) party

Artist of the year

Best Belgian DJ ever

Vanguard Award: Jan Van Biesen

Every year, Red Bull Elektropedia honors the significant achievement in nightlife and/or electronic music of one or more Belgian key players with a Red Bull Elektropedia Vanguard Award. In 2012, the award will be presented to a truly legendary DJ and infamous radio host/boss: Mr. Jan Van Biesen.

Jan Van Biesen has been a fixture in the Belgian nightlife scene for three decades - earning him a spot in the Best Belgian DJ Ever Top 10. However, equally important has been his role in servicing quality dance music to the masses. Much to the disgruntlement of rock fanatics, Van Biesen brought an end to years of simply ignoring electronic music on national radio - at first as the producer of Teknoville, later on as the architect of Mixomatose, Easybies, Headroom and Switch. The outcome: dance music became an important part of Studio Brussel’s DNA.

Special Vanguard Award: The Sound of Belgium

The creators of The Sound of Belgium were awarded a Red Bull Elektropedia Special Vanguard Award for their perseverance and truly remarkable skills in documenting decades of nightlife and electronic music in Belgium. Their excellent documentary explores the rich and largely untold story of the Belgian dance scene.

From the dance halls with Decap organs to the golden days of Popcorn. From EBM and New Beat to Belgian House and Techno. A chronicle of electronic music, The Sound of Belgium - directed by Jozef Devillé for visualantics production - goes in search of the spirit of a nation and the people that danced to it.

The movie had its world premiere at the Ghent Film Festival in October 2012 and will be released in May 2013. For updates on the DVD and screenings, visit the movies website or Facebook.