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.
America’s Best DJ 2016 Nominees
Armand Van Helden
Bad Boy Bill
The Black Madonna
Faust & Shortee
Gabriel & Dresden
Kill The Noise
Sleepy & Boo
Wolf + Lamb