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Who Is America’s Best DJ? DJ Times Launches 2013 Poll

Trance to trap. Spinners to laptop maestros. America brings a lot to the electronic dance game. It’s time to decide. Who’s the best DJ hailing from the red, white & blue?

Since 2006, DJ Times ask fans to choose “America’s Best DJ” from a list of 100 nominees (selected by the editors of DJ Times, listed below) in a three-month competition. Voting on the America’s Best DJ Website moves your DJ up list and give you the chance to win a number of prizes from Pioneer DJ and DJ Times.

Co-sponsored by The Marquee Las Vegas, the competition could award a fan a +1 trip to Vegas, including VIP treatment from the comped plane ride to their free hotel accommodations on their way to America’s Best DJ Closing Party/Award Ceremony at Marquee Nightclub on October 13th.

The voting started over Memorial Day Weekend and will end Labor Day Weekend later this year, and the grand prize winner will be selected on September 2. Don’t get your hopes down if you don’t win that though! You’re still up for a chance to win a DJM-250 mixer & 4 sets of HDJ-2000K headphones from Pioneer DJ or a 10-year subscription from DJ Times.

The past four winners to take home the gold-plated Pioneer DJM-900nexus mixer were Z-Trip (2009), DJ QBert (2010), Kaskade (2011) and Markus Schulz (2012). Surprisingly, in this list of incredible club bangers, Markus Schulz, who took home the award last year, is not listed in the 100 options this year.

Either way, the winner this year will surely be at the top of people’s hearts and minds. So much talent too choose! Pick wisely.

Oh, and by the way, America’s Best DJ will be going on tour across (you guessed it!) America this summer, showing off the best of the list to the hungry ears of American EDM fans. Tour dates are listed below.

Vote for your America’s Best DJ at on Facebook.


Alvin Risk
Armand Van Helden
Bad Boy Bill
Blake Jarrell
Butch Clancy
Carl Craig
Cedric Gervais
Christopher Lawrence
Claude VonStroke
Crystal Method
Danny Tenaglia
Dennis Ferrer
Derrick Carter
Derrick May
Designer Drugs
Dillon Francis
Disco Fries
DJ Bl3nd
DJ Boris
DJ Craze
DJ Creme
DJ Dan
DJ Enferno
DJ Pauly D
DJ Shadow
DJ Shiftee
DJ Skribble
DJ Vice
Erick Morillo
Faust & Shortee
Felix Da Housecat
Filo & Peri
François K
Frankie Knuckles
Gabriel & Dresden
George Acosta
Girl Talk
Grandmaster Flash
Green Velvet
Jazzy Jeff
Jeff Mills
Joe Bermudez
Josh Wink
Kevin Saunderson
Kill The Noise
Kristina Sky
Louie Vega
Lucky Date
Maceo Plex
Manufactured Superstars
Mark Farina
Max Vangeli
Miguel Migs
Morgan Page
Nicolas Jaar
Paper Diamond
Porter Robinson
Pretty Lights
Reid Speed
RL Grime
Robbie Rivera
Roger Sanchez
Roonie G
Saeed Younan
Seven Lions
Sleepy & Boo
Soul Clap
Soviet Panda
Stacey Pullen
Steve Aoki
Tommie Sunshine
Trouble & Bass Crew
12th Planet
Victor Calderone
Wolfgang Gartner

2013 AMERICA’S BEST DJ SUMMER TOUR Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times

May 25-27
Detroit, MI
Movement Festival/Hart Plaza
DJs: Amtrac, Carl Craig, Dennis Ferrer, Derrick May, Dubfire, François K, Green Velvet (as Cajmere), Kevin Saunderson, Louie Vega (with Masters At Work), Moby, Nicolas Jaar, Paper Diamond, Soul Clap, Stacey Pullen,TOKiMONSTA

June 1
Hollywood, CA
DJs: Kristina Sky (playing with Andy Moor & Menno de Jong)

June 7
San Francisco
Ruby Skye

June 7
DJ: Gabriel & Dresden

June 21
Las Vegas, NV
Marquee Nightclub
DJs: Blake Jarrell (playing with Armin van Buuren)

June 21-23
Las Vegas, NV
Electric Daisy Carnival/Las Vegas Motor Speedway
DJs: A-Trak, Alvin Risk, Baauer, Cedric Gervais, Claude VonStroke, Crizzly, Dillon Francis, Diplo (Major Lazer), DJ Craze, Dubfire, Flosstradamus, Green Velvet, Kaskade, Kill the Noise, Krewella, Manufactured Superstars, Max Vangeli, Morgan Page, Nadastrom, Porter Robinson, Tommie Sunshine, Tritonal, 12th Planet, Victor Calderone, Wolfgang Gartner

June 22-23
Las Vegas, NV
Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub
DJ: Kaskade

June 27
Queens, NY
Don Coqui
DJ: DJ Creme

June 28
New York, NY
DJ: Miguel Migs

July 5-7
Chicago, IL
Wavefront Music Festival/Montrose Beach
DJs: 3lau, Cedric Gervais, Danny Tenaglia, Derrick Carter, Diplo, Dubfire, Erick Morillo, Frankie Knuckles, Mark Farina, Nicolas Jaar, Sharam, Soul Clap, Trouble & Bass (AC Slater)

July 11-13
Mariaville, NY
Camp Bisco/Indian Lookout Country Club
DJs: Alvin Risk, Bassnectar, Baauer, Crizzly, Designer Drugs, Dillon Francis, Flosstradamus, Paper Diamond, RL Grime, Seven Lions, Wolfgang Gartner

July 13
Minneapolis, MN
Bassgasm 9/First Avenue
DJs: Soviet Panda (playing with Goldie, Beat Pharmacy & DJ ESP/Woody McBride)

July 19-21
Morrison, CO
Global Dance Festival/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
DJs: Baauer, MiMOSA, RL Grime, Seven Lions

August 9
New York, NY
DJ: Mark Farina

August 14
Atlantic City, NJ
DJ Expo/Trump Taj Mahal
DJ: DJ Skribble

More dates to be added later.

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