Soon-to-be burn studios residency mentor Maceo Plex just scooped an IDMA for “Best House/Garage/Deep House Track” with his John Dasilva collaboration on “Love Somebody Else” feat. Joi Cardwell at the Winter Music Conference in Miami last week, marking another big triumph for the US-born producer and DJ. In a casual announcement on his Twitter page Maceo claimed “Not bad… Won best deep house track at the idma awards..tonight my purist techno friends gonna make fun of me. Lol”. As a man of more experimental roots this award is proof of the artist formerly known as Maetrik’s unwavering appeal in both mainstream and more esoteric fields of dance music. Meanwhile Maceo’s DJ-Kicks is due out this April, and a rework of Ali Love and Kali’s “Emperor” (below) just dropped on Beatport on the back of a huge reception at Miami Music Week. All this and a burn studios residency masterclass on the horizon… Maceo’s on fire!