Deep in the Discoteka’s, clubs, and festivals, lyrics from the graceful Nadia Ali in’ “Pressure” were sang, shouted, and screamed from millions of people around the world this past summer. And thanks to a remix by Alesso, producers Starkillers, Alex Kenji, and Ali, have created a contender to be this generation’s anthem that will join the proverbial forefathers like “Castles In The Sky” or “Gypsy Woman.” Supported, played, and edited by nearly every DJ-heavy weight in our industry, the impact of this track is undeniable. Not to mention the countless mashup’s, remixes, and bootlegs that followed suit, “Pressure” is easily one of the, if not THE most recognizable EDM songs of this past year. So it comes as no surprise that at the pinnacle award show for electronic music, the IDMA’s, that the song picked the “Best Progressive Track 2011.”
Voted on by fans around the world, the International Dance Music Awards is an anomaly to the industry in its dissected and assertive approach to electronic music. For 27 years, the award show has helped showcase producers, djs, clubs, publications, promoters, and labels that work extremely hard to bring you more diversity and originality the incredibly vast industry that we are a part of. In keeping in line with the forward-thinking and insatiable passion for music that the award show represents, we congratulate Starkillers, Alex Kenji, Nadia Ali, and Alesso for their tremendous achievements, marks and impressions that they have no doubt, left on the world.