2005 is an absolutely insane year for festivals in the UK with We Love Homelands, Escape Into The Park, Glastonbury,Tidy Summer Camp, T In The Park, Glade, Tribal Gathering, Godskitchen Global Gathering, The Big Chikl, SW4, Coalition, Creamfields, Get Loaded In The Park, Bestival ALL in the same summer! In Europe Dance Valley, Exit, Sonar and Benicassim were all going strong.
The Grammy Awards add new Best Electronic/Dance Album category.
Digital downloads are included in the UK charts for the first time, but only for sales of a record with an equivalent physical release
The Streets win Best British Male Solo Artist at The Brits.
Tiesto releases Adagio for Strings
Britney Spears win her first Grammy for her single “Toxic” in the category of Best Dance Recording.
David and Cathy Guetta's F*ck Me I'm Famous come to London at the Ministry of Sound.
Steve Lawlers VIVA starts it's residency at Space Ibiza.
Gatecrasher Leeds opens it's £3m new venue.
Faithless undertake their Faithless Forever greatest hits tour.
Sony BMG recalls 15 million CD’s with copyright protection which causes serious security risks when played in computer disc drives
MIA - Arular [XL Recordings]
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem [Capitol Records]
Pendulum - Hold Your Colour [Breakbeat Kaos]
Fischerspooner: Odyssey [Capitol]
Carl Cox - Second Sign [23rd Century Records]
Clubbers Guide Summer 2005 [Ministry of Sound]
Royksopp The Understanding [Wall of Sound]
Gorillaz - Demon Days [Parlophone]
1. Paul van Dyk
3. Armin van Buuren
5. Ferry Corsten
6. John Digweed
7. Hernan Cattaneo
8. Deep Dish
10. Carl Cox
11. Paul Oakenfold
12. Richie Hawtin
13. James Zabiela
14. Christopher Lawrence
15. Judge Jules
16. Marco V
17. Eddie Halliwell
18. Erick Morillo
19. Above & Beyond
20. Sander Kleinenberg