SOURCE: Atlantic Records

August 01, 2012 15:36 ET

Big Beat Records Scores Big Time; Famed Electronic/Dance Music Label Receives Five MTV Video Music Awards Nominations; Skrillex, Martin Solveig, and Duck Sauce All Receive First-Ever "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" Nods

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - Aug 1, 2012) - A titanic trio of Big Beat recording artists are among the top nominees for the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards nominations. The renowned electronic/dance music label dominated the newly minted "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" category, earning three of the five total nominations.

Triple Grammy Award-winner Skrillex received two nods for his haunting "First of the Year (Equinox)," including "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" and "Best Visual Effects" (Visual Effects by Deka Bros & Tony T. Datis). 

"Big Bad Wolf," the provocative single/video from Duck Sauce, also received a pair of nominations: "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" and "Best Direction" (Directed by Keith Schofield).

Finally, superstar DJ/Producer Martin Solveig was also among the "Best Electronic Dance Music Video" nominees, honoring his transporting "The Night Out" companion video clip; a favored track of his forthcoming fifth studio album, "SMASH" to be released later this summer on Big Beat. 

Fans can vote now at The 2012 MTV Music Awards will be presented live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, September 6th at 8:00 pm/7:00c (check local listings). 

Big Beat Records is a label originally founded in 1987 by 22-year-old New York DJ Craig Kallman, where the original house sounds of the label were influenced by the city's all-encompassing hip hop scene. Now this legendary imprint has re-launched with electronically leaning acts of all shapes and sizes, including Skrillex, Icona Pop, Chuckie, Teddybears, Chromeo, Martin Solveig, Flux Pavilion & Doctor P.

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