New boy Sander van Doorn won 'Best New Producer'
Armin van Buuren has won five prizes at the prestigious Trance Awards, eclipsing the pre-ceremony favourites Paul van Dyk, and Tiësto.
The Dutch DJ's list of accolades included 'Best DJ', 'Best Compilation', and 'Best Resident', which suggests he may be a strong contender to win this year's DJmag Top 100 DJs poll.
In 2005, Paul van Dyk won 'Best DJ' and 'Best Producer' at the Trance Awards, and a few months later was crowned the world's number one DJ after winning the Top 100 poll a few months later.
The niche Trance Awards have so far proven to be a good indication of how the big trance DJs will fare in the all-important Top 100.
Paul van Dyk did however not go home empty handed – his Vandit label was named label of the year, and the German superstar won 'Best Producer' again.
The Nu NRG posse were crowned 'Best Live Act' for the second year running, and new comer Sander van Doorn was named 'Best New Producer'.
Over 20,000 trance fans voted in this year's awards, up 11,000 on last year.
Trance Awards 2006 Results
• Best Club: Cream - Amnesia Ibiza
• Best Compilation: A State Of Trance 2005
• Best DJ: Armin Van Buuren,
• Best Label: Vandit,
• Best Live Act: Nu NRG
• New Producer: Sander Van Doorn
• One Off Event: Gods Kitchen Global Gathering
• Best Producer: Paul van Dyk
• Best Radio Show: A State Of Trance - Armin Van Buuren
• Best Remixer: Tiesto
• Best Resident: Armin Van Buuren - Armada @ Amnesia Ibiza
• Best Trance Music Video: Armin Van Buuren - Shivers
• Best Track: Above & Beyond - Air For Life
• Best Website: Trance.nu
• Future Hero: Andy Moor
For more info on the Trance Awards check: www.tranceawards.com