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The gates of Movement Electronic Music Festival in Detroit are open, meaning the vote for America’s Best DJ 2016 has officially begun!

While online voting will commence next week, Movement attendees can now begin to cast their ballots to help crown this year’s winner.

This year’s nominations once again round up 100 of the top US-based jocks, as determined by the DJ Times editorial board. Last year’s ABDJ winner Steve Aoki is not eligible to win the title this time due to his victory in 2015, but ABDJ 2014 Markus Schulz has been added back into the mix for his shot at his third win.

Also new this year are 10 fresh faces, with a gaggle of first-time nominees vying for their shot at the ABDJ gold. Among the additions are trap hotshot NGHTMRE, Los Angeles house queen Lauren Lane, Chicago favorite The Black Madonna, techno maven Honey Dijon, San Francisco collective Honey Soundsystem, and more.

In addition to the simple thrill of having your voice heard, casting your vote automatically enters you to win a trip for two to the America’s Best DJ closing party this fall. Full details will be revealed in the coming weeks, but if it’s anything like last year’s champagne-soaked bash with Steve Aoki, it’s sure to be one of the parties of the year.

Peep the full list of 100 nominees below and follow ABDJ on Twitter and Facebook for a chance to win a slew of prizes from Pioneer DJ, DJ Times, and ClubWorld.

America’s Best DJ 2016 Nominees
AC Slater
Armand Van Helden
A-Trak
Audien
Baauer
Bad Boy Bill
Bassnectar
The Black Madonna
3lau
Borgeous
BT
Carl Craig
Carnage
Cash Cash
Cedric Gervais
The Chainsmokers
Christopher Lawrence
Claude VonStroke
Danny Tenaglia
David Morales
Dennis Ferrer
Derrick Carter
Destructo
Dieselboy
Dillon Francis
Diplo
Disco Fries
DJ Boris
DJ Craze
DJ Creme
DJ Dan
DJ Godfather
DJ Mustard
DJ Shadow
DJ Shiftee
DJ Skribble
Dubfire
DVS1
Enferno
Erick Morillo
Faust & Shortee
Flosstradamus
François K
Gabriel & Dresden
George Acosta
Grandmaster Flash
Green Velvet
GRiZ
HeRobust
Honey Dijon
Honey Soundsystem
Jauz
Jazzy Jeff
Jeff Mills
Josh Wink
J.Phlip
Just Blaze
Justin Martin
Kaskade
Kevin Saunderson
Kill The Noise
Krewella
Lauren Lane
Lee Foss
Louie Vega
Maceo Plex
Manufactured Superstars
Mark Farina
Markus Schulz
Martinez Brothers
Matthew Dear
Miguel Migs
Mija
MK
Morgan Page
NGHTMRE
Porter Robinson
Pretty Lights
QBert
Questlove
Reid Speed
RL Grime
Robbie Rivera
Roger Sanchez
Roonie G
Seven Lions
Sharam
Skrillex
Sleepy & Boo
Soul Clap
Stacey Pullen
TJR
Tommie Sunshine
Tritonal
12th Planet
Vice
Victor Calderone
Wolf + Lamb
Wolfgang Gartner
Z-Trip