Red Bull Elektropedia Awards

2019 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards

In November 2019, 27478 people voted for the 2019 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards.
This is what they decided upon.

Red Bull Elektropedia Awards 2012

In October 2012, 15,694 people voted for the 2012 Red Bull Elektropedia Awards. This is what they decided upon.

Best live act

  • - AKS
  • - Arsenal
  • - Compact Disk Dummies
  • 2 GOOSE
  • 1 Netsky
  • - Pomrad
  • - San Soda
  • - Sound Of Stereo
  • 3 The Subs
  • - Uphigh Collective

Best song

  • - Basto – I Rave You
  • - Compuphonic – Sunset
  • 3 FCL – It's You
  • - Gullfisk – Move Me
  • 2 Kill Frenzy – Booty Clap
  • - Lazy Jay ft. Azelia Banks – 212
  • - Locked Groove – Rooted
  • - Mumbai Science – Researchers
  • 1 Netsky – Come Alive
  • - The Magician ft. Jeppe – I Don't Know What To Do

Breakthrough (Club/Party/Festival)

  • - Dungeon Outdoor
  • 2 Electric Field
  • - Fuse Replay
  • 3 House (Grand Cru)
  • - Matterhorn
  • - Mr. Wong
  • - Nachtlawaai
  • - Pingwing
  • 1 Summer Festival
  • - Woodstrasse (by The Wood)

Breakthrough (Artist)

  • - Compact Disk Dummies
  • 2 Eptic
  • - Faisal
  • 3 GoldFFinch
  • - Gullfisk
  • 1 Locked Groove
  • - Modek
  • - Pomrad
  • - Soul Shakers
  • - The Whatevers

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

  • 2 Aeroplane – In Flight Entertainment
  • - Cupp Cave – Retina Waves
  • - Dynooo – De Vlindermes
  • 3 LeFtO – Vol. One
  • - Montevideo – Personal Space
  • - Murdock – Off the Radar
  • 1 Netsky – 2
  • - Peter Van Hoesen – Perceiver
  • - Pomrad – Vlotjes
  • - Teddiedrum – European Weekend

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

  • 1 2ManyDJs
  • 2 Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike
  • - Ed & Kim
  • - Gratts
  • 3 LeFtO
  • - Mister Critical
  • - Murdock
  • - Nosedrip
  • - Red D
  • - TLP

Best festival

  • 3 10 Days Off
  • - Bruksellive
  • - Dour
  • - Extrema Outdoor
  • - Houza-Palooza
  • - I Love Techno
  • - Laundry Day
  • - Play Festival
  • 2 Pukkelpop
  • 1 Tomorrowland

Marc Meulemans Award

  • - Don't Tell My Wife (Club 69 & Kitsch & Magic)
  • 2 Glossy.tv (Pukkelpop)
  • - Joëlle Batens (Untitled!)
  • 3 Musketon
  • - Pointdextr (LeFtO Vol. One)
  • - Shampoo de la Terre
  • - Stijn Hoebeke (Holger)
  • - Sven Mes (Flying Saucers Are Real)
  • 1 Uber and Kosher (10 Days Off & UKF Rampage)
  • - Uphigh Collective

Best label

  • - Broken Music
  • 2 Eskimo Recordings
  • - House (Grand Cru)
  • 3 Lektroluv Records
  • - On-Point
  • - Radar Records
  • - Silverback Recordings
  • - Token Records
  • - Vlek
  • 1 We Play House Recordings

Best club

  • - Charlatan
  • - Culture Club
  • - Decadance
  • - La Rocca
  • - Mr. Wong
  • - Petrol
  • - Rumba
  • 1 Fuse
  • 2 69
  • 3 Café d'Anvers

Tomorrow In The Papers Award

  • 1 22Tracks
  • - As Heard In Belgium
  • 3 Fuzz
  • - Laid Back Radio
  • - LeFtO
  • - Playground
  • - Poppunt Magazine
  • - Radio FG
  • 2 Switch
  • - TLP

Best party

  • - Flying Saucers Are Real
  • 2 Forma.T
  • - Holger
  • 1 LeFtO Presents
  • - Libertine Supersport
  • - Matterhorn
  • - Nachtlawaai
  • - Pingwing
  • - We Play House Vs. Feiern
  • 3 Whatever!

Best (really big) party

  • 2 5 Years Untitled
  • - Breakdown
  • - Fuse On The Beach
  • 3 Kozzmozz
  • - Sensation Innerspace
  • - Silo vs. Bunktek
  • - Star Warz vs. Daily Dubstep
  • - Stealth Bombers
  • 1 UKF Rampage
  • - [PIAS] Nites

Artist of the year

  • - GoldFFinch
  • 3 GOOSE
  • - Kolombo
  • - Locked Groove
  • - Moonlight Matters
  • 1 Netsky
  • - Peter Van Hoesen
  • - Pomrad
  • - San Soda
  • 2 The Magician

Best Belgian DJ ever

  • 1 2ManyDJs
  • 2 Mo & Benoelie (The Glimmers)
  • 3 CJ Bolland
  • 4 Jan Van Biesen
  • 5 LeFtO
  • 6 Dr. Lektroluv
  • 7 Deg
  • 8 TLP
  • 9 Murdock
  • 10 Raoul Belmans

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.