What an exciting event to honor those elite group of artists in recognition of their studio work on remixes. From remixes most-played to those with best studio quality, there are awards for several aspects of remix work given to just a select few of these remix artists.
The winners of the remix awards this year 2019 walked away with a token of the music industry’s appreciation. This came in the form of a trophy displaying the artists’ name and achievement. As you can see they look pretty comfortable getting their awards. This made the event’s celebration vibe a genuine one.
Fans, of course, know the music, and organizing it all comes from those at The Remix Top30 radio show–hosted by Sean “Hollywood” Hamilton–and Digital Music Pool. These leading names in the EDM industry put together a fun-filled day in the Miami sun. At that, they put on the Elektrik Pool Party at Miami’s picturesque Fontainebleau Hotel on Friday, March 29, 2019. An impressive event that just makes the thought of next year’s edition very exciting.
The event atmosphere
Outside the hotel, across the pool were tents underneath which sat familiar artists in the EDM industry. Making the way through the crowd, here, was far different from walking through a busy public pool full of random people since the inevitable bumping of shoulders with artists talking with their followers, made this occurrence different. Where it may seem hard to push through a crowd, here, the reality of it was a choreographed flow of artists.
Of course, proper DJs mixing tracks at the pool party made the momentum to the movement through the crowd much more like a dance. So, it was fun, for everyone. Already ooking forward to next year’s edition. Hope there is plenty of sunshine and a breeze again, too.
For this seemingly intimate event, the big name DJs and producers and the poolside stage made things feel like it had a big festival vibe. Almost crowded like one, but plenty of space to swim. Very clean, too. Nice and tidy hotel grounds. It really was like a resort.
Most enjoyable was that this was a daytime event. What a great way to spend a day celebrating artists, giving them awards, and doing it together near the beach, and by the pool. Quite comfortable compared to the idea of being locked in an arena, or fenced in campgrounds. The hotel venue made it feel more relaxing. Then, again, there is fun to be had in those other venues.
The one thing about a poolside stage is it could get wet. Things stayed pretty dry though. Hopefully, next year there will be an oceanside stage. It is a lot on the feet standing on a cement pool deck. Some fine sand should soften up the blows those dancing feet take at EDM events.
As for that, some attendees were standing on top of the padded sunbathing chairs which were quite a balancing act. Although it beets standing on cement. And if you are wondering why more people were not just floating along to the music in the pool, it is because it puts you further away from the stage. However, the pool was definitely a convenient aspect of the venue because you can dance and jump back into the pool to cool off before going back to the stage again.
Remix Award Winners
Below is the list of winning artists from this years remix awards. So many remixes happening in the world of EDM, so, it is easy to see why there are so many categories of recognition for remixing. Also, it shows that there is a lot of musical talent out there. Have a look at the list below.
Remix of the Year – Radio Airplay
- Panic At The Disco “High Hopes” (Peter Gozzi)
Remix of the Year – Production
- Khalid & Normani “Love Lies” (Wild Cards)
- Marshmello & Bastille “Happier” vs. “Alone” (Cream)
Dance Song of the Year (Non Remix)
- Silk City ft. Dua Lipa “Electricity”
Best Remix in Latin Category
- Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J Balvin “I Like It” (Dillon Francis)
Best Remix in Rap Category
- Drake “God’s Plan” (Joe Maz)
Best Remix in Trap Remix
- Travis Scott ft. Drive & Swae Lee “Sicko Mode” (Skrillex)
Best Use of Vocal
- Taylor Swift “Delicate” (Dark Intensity)
- Tiesto & Dzeko ft. Post Malone & Preme “Jackie Chan” (Laidback Luke)
Best Rise & Drop
- Charlie Puth “The Way I Am” (Slushii)
Best Down Tempo Turned Up
- LovelyTheBand “Broken” (Cash Cash)
Best Remix Collaboration
- Travis Scott ft. Drake & Swae Lee “Sicko Mode” (Tony Arzadon & Marc Stout)
Remixer of the Year
Rising Remixer of the Year
- Charlie Lane
Best Mix Show DJ
- Armin Van Buuren
2019 Industry Impact Award
- Moe Shalizi (The Shalizi Group)
Look ahead to next year
Time to get busy making remixes, as that is the ticket to attend this remix award event. Better yet, are the party favors: winning artists walk away with a mounted music-mixer commemorating their musical accomplishments.
Quite a sight in person: the sunny Miami sky shining down brightly illuminating the smiling faces and the polished trophies, even the waves in the pool nearby. As inviting as the party atmosphere was this year, the anticipation for next year’s edition rekindles the fond feelings from this year’s event.