Kaskade, Eddie Amador, Aphex Twin Receive 2015 Grammy Nominations


Nominations for the 2015 Grammy Awards are in and this year’s short list is a mix of nods to established stars (Tiësto, Kaskade, deadmau5, Basement Jaxx), pioneers on the fringe (Aphex Twin, Eddie Amador) and newcomers (Clean Bandit, Duke Dumont, Galantis, Mat Zo).

Daft Punk was nominated for their contribution to Pentatonix’s PTX, Vol. 2.

We’re still mulling over the list, so watch this space for feedback.

In the meantime, those you care about such awards shows should keep in mind that the 57th annual Grammy Awards will take place on February 8, 2015.
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List of 2013 Grammy Winners


Skrillex (pictured spinning at a pre-Grammy party with Diplo) continued along on his path to world dominance yesterday, picking up three Grammy awards for Best Dance Recording, Best Dance/Electronica Album (“Bangarang” featuring Sirah) and Best Remixed Recording (Skrillex & Nero’s “Promises”). Skrillex, who didn’t accept the award as he was on the red carpet, tweeted, “I SUCK SO BAD AT ACCEPTANCE SPEECHES …I am officially the most awkward public speaker in the world.,BUT THANK YOU!!” He later added, “Just so thankful for all of the positive people in my life,i really do owe my success to this amazing global community weve built together.”

In related news, Calvin Harris picked up a Grammy for Best Short-Form Music Video for “We Found Love.”

See the full list of winners below.

List of 2013 Grammy Winners

Album of the year: “Babel,” Mumford & Sons.
Record of the year: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Song of the year: “We Are Young,” fun.
New artist: fun.
Pop solo performance: “Set Fire to the Rain (Live),” Adele.
Pop vocal album: “Stronger,” Kelly Clarkson.
Rock performance: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys.
Urban contemporary album: “Channel Orange,” Frank Ocean.
Rap/sung collaboration: “No Church in the Wild,” Jay-Z, Kanye West featuring Frank Ocean, The-Dream.
Country solo performance: “Blown Away,” Carrie Underwood.
Country album: “Uncaged,” Zac Brown Band.
Pop/duo group performance: “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra.
Traditional pop vocal album: “Kisses on the Bottom,” Paul McCartney.
Rap performance: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Jay-Z, Kanye West.
Rap song: “N(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)(asterisk)s in Paris,” Shawn Carter, Mike Dean, Chauncey Hollis, Kanye West.
Rap album: “Take Care,” Drake.
R&B performance: “Climax,” Usher.
Traditional R&B performance: “Love on Top,” Beyonce.
R&B song: “Adorn,” Miguel Pimentel.
R&B album: “Black Radio,” Robert Glasper Experiment.
Rock song: “Lonely Boy,” The Black Keys.
Rock album: “El Camino,” The Black Keys.
Hard rock/metal performance: “Love Bites (So Do I),” Halestorm.
Alternative music album: “Making Mirrors,” Gotye.
Dance recording: “Bangarang,” Skrillex featuring Sirah.
Dance/electronica album: “Bangarang,” Skrillex.
Latin pop album: “MTV Unplugged Deluxe Edition,” Juanes.
Latin rock, urban or alternative album: “Imaginares,” Quetzal.
Latin jazz album: “Ritmo!,” The Clare Fisher Latin Jazz Big Band.
Tropical Latin album: “Retro,” Marlow Rosado Y La Riquena.
Country duo/group performance: “Pontoon,” Little Big Town.
Country song: “Blown Away,” Josh Kear, Chris Tompkins.
Gospel song: “Go Get It,” Mary Mary.
Gospel album: “Gravity,” Lecrae.
Blues album: “Locked Down,” Dr. John.
Folk album: “The Goat Rodeo Sessions,” Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer, Chris Thile.
Americana album: “Slipstream,” Bonnie Raitt.
Bluegrass album: “Nobody Knows You,” Steep Canyon Rangers.
Reggae album: “Rebirth,” Jimmy Cliff.
World music album: “The Living Room Sessions Part 1,” Ravi Shankar.
Children’s album: “Can You Canoe?,” The Okee Dokee Brothers.
Spoken word album: “Society’s Child: My Autobiography,” Janis Ian.
Comedy album: “Blow Your Pants Off,” Jimmy Fallon.
New age album: “Echoes of Love,” Omar Akram.
Jazz vocal album: “Radio Music Society,” Esperanza Spalding.
Jazz instrumental album: “Unity Band,” Pat Metheny Unity Band.
Large jazz ensemble album: “Dear Diz (Every Day I Think of You),” Arturo Sandoval.
Pop instrumental album: “Impressions,” Chris Botti.
Compilation soundtrack album: “Midnight in Paris,” various artists.
Score soundtrack album: “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross.
Song written for visual media: “Safe & Sound” (From “The Hunger Games”), Taylor Swift, John Paul White, Joy Williams.
Musical theater album: “Once: A New Musical,” Steve Kazee, Cristin Milioti.
Producer of the year, classical: Blanton Alspaugh.
Producer of the year, non-classical: Dan Auerbach.
Instrumental composition: “Mozart Goes Dancing,” Chick Corea.
Orchestral performance: “Adams: Harmonielehre & Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” Michael Tilson Thomas (San Francisco Symphony).
Opera recording: “Wagner, Der Ring des Nibelungen,” James Levine and Fabio Luisi.
Choral performance: “Life & Breath: Choral Works by Rene Clausen,” Charles Bruffy.
Short-form music video: “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris.
Long-form music video: “Big Easy Express,” Mumford & Sons.
Historical album: “The Smile Sessions” (Deluxe Box Set), Alan Boyd, Mark Linett, Brian Wilson, Dennis Wolfe.