#News: Armin van Buuren, Daft Punk and Martin Garrix win big in the 2014 Beatport Awards!

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The Beatport Awards honors the best-selling music of the year as well as the most culturally relevant and creatively important developments in the global dance music community. Winners are chosen in each category based on a host of criteria including total unit sales on Beatport, dance music community fan favorites, as well as selected by a trusted panel of dance industry experts within Beatport.

Beatport provides the perfect bridging for the two chapters of the year as they unveil this year’s Beatport Awards winners. Channeling votes from both sales statistics, a panel of experts and editorial staff, as well as fan choice, the awards present a wide variety of both scene dominating artists like Armin van Buuren and Martin Garrix but also make way for the lesser-represented tracks and artists that championed their way through 2013.

Take a look below for the list of award categories and winners.

Community Choice Category:

Community Choice Track of the Year:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike – “Mammoth” feat. Moguai

Community Choice Artist of the Year:

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike

Community Choice Label of the Year:

Spinnin Records

Community Choice Album of the Year:

Armin van Buuren’s Intense: Extended Editions

Best-Selling Category:

Best Selling Track of the Year:

Martin Garrix – “Animals”

Best Selling Remix of the Year:

Bontan & Josh Butler – “Got A Feeling” (Bontan Remix/Pleasurekraft Edit)

Best Selling Album of the Year:

Daft Punk – Random Access Memories

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Best Selling Compilation of the Year:

Mark Knight and Toolroom Records – #ToolroomTen

DJ Choice Award (Most Appearances on DJ Charts):

Martin Garrix – “Animals”

Editorial Staff and Expert Choice:

Editorial Choice Track of the Year:

Breach – “Jack”

Editorial Choice DJ of the Year:

Nina Kraviz

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Collaboration of the Year:

Juan Atkins and Moritz Von Oswald – “Borderland”

Best New Artist:

Flume

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Lifetime Achievement Award:

Cajmere (Also known as Green Velvet)

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