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Grammy Awards

international news_ 10th December, 2004

Dance Music Grammy Nominations

The inclusion of an extra awards for Best Electronic Album, Best Dance Recording and Best Remixed Recording (Non Classical) in the 47th annual Grammy Awards means the new generation of recording artists will finally receive the recognition they deserve in their own category.

Quite how Paul Oakenfold managed to get nominated for his mixed version of the Creamfields album is still a mystery to us but compared to some of the nominations, Britney Spears and Kylie for instance he may not be such a bad option.

Also nominated for an awards are the expected establishment figures, Sasha, Basement Jaxx, The Prodigy, Paul Van Dyk although they all seem obvious picks, no real innovation or cutting edge choices but then again it usually takes a few years to filter through to the people at the top who choose the nominations.

Dirty, biased and obviously corporate, awards but at least dance music is starting to get some recognition. Listen to the music, decide for yourself.

The awards take place on the 21st Febuary.

Best Dance Recording

Good Luck - Basement Jaxx Featuring Lisa Kekaula
Get Yourself High - The Chemical Brothers
Slow - Kylie Minogue
Comfortably Numb - Scissor Sisters
Toxic - Britney Spears

Best Electronic/Dance Album

Kish Kash - Basement Jaxx
Legion Of Boom - The Crystal Method
Creamfields - Paul Oakenfold
Always Outnumbered, Never Outgunned - The Prodigy
Reflections - Paul Van Dyk

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical

Amazing / George Michael (Full Intention Club Mix) - Michael Gray & Jon Pearn
It's My Life / No Doubt (Jacques Lu Cont's Thin White Duke Mix) - Jacques Lu Cont
Motor Inn / Iggy Pop With Feedom feat.Peaches (Felix Da Housecat's High Octane Mix)
- Felix Da Housecat
She Wants To Move / N.E.R.D (Basement Jaxx Mix) - Basement Jaxx
Watching Cars Go By / Felix Da Housecat (Sasha's Remix) - Sasha

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