Track of the Year ANNA & Kittin – “Forever Ravers” I first heard “Forever Ravers” at ANNA’s set at EDC Las Vegas, and it was the only song I racked my head over not knowing what it was. I was beside myself. Out of the sea of music I encountered over the course of that weekend, I couldn’t find the one track that struck me the hardest. That is until


Artist of the Year Peggy Gou In a male-dominated industry it was awesome to see Peggy’s growth in 2019.  In a such a short amount of time, she went from DJ, to launching her own label Gudu Records, to becoming a major trendsetter with a fire style, she’s got a streetwear brand called KIRIN that’s pretty legit, an eyewear contract with Ray Ban, a massive legion of fans who chant


Artist of the Year Jayda G. Jayda G. has had a truly stellar year. She released an incredibly strong debut record (Significant Changes), utilized her background in environmental science to launch a series of academic talks (JMG Talks), and continued spreading her disco-fueled sound to the masses. She is a fascinating and well-rounded talent who will no doubt continue to be a success in the music industry.     Honorable


Artist of the Year Big Thief Lana finally got her overdue roses (did anyone listen to Lust for Life last year?), Phoebe Bridgers made Conor Oberst and Matt Berninger into sidekicks, and Tierra Whack continued to not miss on a song, but Big Thief stole the biggest prize – my heart. Applauding the band for releasing two landmark LPs in a year is still selling them short. Adrianne Lenker is


Track of the Year ANZ “No Harm” In a year where most everyone went dark and foreboding and self-serious, “No Harm” from ANZ’s Invitation 2 Dance goes the opposite direction with an intense ray of light that parts the storm clouds. The track slingshots through a wonderful build and plants two dancing feet into a buoyant bassline and wriggling synth. Four minutes of proof that fun indeed still does exist