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Let your voice be heard! Pioneer DJ and DJ Times partner up for an eighth straight year and allow fans to choose America’s Best DJ.

From disc-scratching icons to basement producers in the fast lane, America’s dance-music explosion has birthed some of the most talented artists in the game. But let’s skip the politics and bring it all to a vote – WHO IS AMERICA’S BEST DJ?

Launched in 2006, the three-month-long “America’s Best DJ” competition asks music fans to cast a vote for their favorite US-based DJ from a list of 100 nominees (as selected by the editors of DJ Times magazine). By voting online at the America’s Best DJ website, not only will your favorite DJ come that much closer to winning, but you’ll also have the chance to win awesome prizes from Pioneer DJ, DJ Times and additional sponsors G-Shock and Las Vegas’ Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub.

Running alongside the competition, America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times gives fans a chance to engage and vote in-person. At more than 15 summer-event dates, DJ Times will maintain a dedicated exhibit booth and take paper-ballot votes from fans supporting their favorite US-based DJs. This past Memorial Day weekend, the tour kicked off at Movement, Detroit’s electronic music festival. The three-day event at Motown’s Hart Plaza drew nearly 100,000 fans and once again offered a massive platform for the promotion’s launch.

Vote & Win: One lucky voter (plus a guest) will win a grand-prize trip for two to Las Vegas that includes roundtrip airfare, hotel accommodations, and VIP treatment at the America’s Best DJ Closing Party/Award Ceremony at Marquee Nightclub on October 12. (Note: Both the online vote and tour run from Memorial Day to Labor Day). The grand-prize drawing will take place on September 4.

Also, fans who ‘like’ the America’s Best DJ Facebook Page and ‘follow’ America’s Best DJ on Twitter are automatically entered to win monthly prizes like Pioneer DJ gear and watches from G-Shock.

In an industry with talented producers of all genres, it’s truly an unpredictable race to the finish. Past winners have certainly reflected different interpretations of the DJ craft including Z-Trip (2009), DJ QBert (2010), Markus Schulz (2012), and Kaskade (2011 & 2013).

Get out and vote for your favorite DJ and help that jock take home the gold-plated Pioneer DJM-900nexus mixer that signifies America’s Best DJ 2014!


2014 America’s Best DJ Nominees:

Alvin Risk
Armand Van Helden
Bad Boy Bill
Blake Jarrell
Carl Craig
Cedric Gervais
Christopher Lawrence
Claude VonStroke
The Crystal Method
Danny Tenaglia
David Morales
Dennis Ferrer
Derrick Carter
Designer Drugs
Dillon Francis
The Disco Fries
DJ Bl3nd
DJ Boris
DJ Craze
DJ Creme
DJ Dan
DJ Enferno
DJ Godfather
DJ Shadow
DJ Shiftee
DJ Skribble
Erick Morillo
Faust & Shortee
Felix Da Housecat
Filo & Peri
François K
Gabriel & Dresden
George Acosta
Girl Talk
Grandmaster Flash
Green Velvet
Jazzy Jeff
Jeff Mills
Josh Wink
Just Blaze
Justin Martin
Kevin Saunderson
Kill The Noise
Kristina Sky
Lee Foss
Louie Vega
Maceo Plex
Manufactured Superstars
Mark Farina
Markus Schulz
Marques Wyatt
The Martinez Brothers
Matthew Dear
Max Vangeli
Mike Huckaby
Miguel Migs
Mix Master Mike
Morgan Page
Nicolas Jaar
Porter Robinson
Pretty Lights
Reid Speed
RL Grime
Robbie Rivera
Roger Sanchez
Roonie G
Saeed Younan
Seven Lions
Sleepy & Boo
Soul Clap
Stacey Pullen
Steve Aoki
Tommie Sunshine
Trouble & Bass Crew
12th Planet
Victor Calderone
Wolf + Lamb
Wolfgang Gartner


Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times:

May 24-26
Detroit, MI
Movement Festival/Hart Plaza
DJs: Baauer, Carl Craig, Claude Von Stroke, DJ Godfather, Flosstradamus, Green Velvet, Jeff Mills, Just Blaze, Justin Martin, Kevin Saunderson, Lee Foss, Maceo Plex, The Martinez Brothers, Marques Wyatt, Mike Huckaby, Miguel Migs & Stacey Pullen

May 31
Providence, RI
Club Therapy
DJ: Boris

June 6
New York, NY
Marquee New York
DJ: Stacey Pullen

June 13-15
Chicago, IL
Spring Awakening Festival/Soldier Field
DJs: Alvin Risk, A-Trak, 3lau, Carnage, Claude Von Stroke, Derrick Carter, Dillon Francis, Diplo, Green Velvet, Kill the Noise, Markus Schulz, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki

June 20
Las Vegas, NV
Marquee Nightclub
DJ: Porter Robinson

June 20-22
Las Vegas, NV
Electric Daisy Carnival/Las Vegas Motor Speedway
DJs:A-Trak, Bassnectar, 3lau, Carnage, Cedric Gervais, Claude Von Stroke, Crizzly, Dillon Francis, Diplo, DJ Dan, Flosstradamus, Green Velvet, Justin Martin, Kill the Noise, Krewella, Markus Schulz (with New World Punx), Seven Lions, Steve Aoki, The Martinez Brothers, Tommie Sunshine & 12th Planet

June 22
Las Vegas, NV
Tao Beach
DJ: Carnage

June 28
Los Angeles, CA
DJ: Roger Sanchez

June 28
New York, NY
Marquee New York
DJ: Cedric Gervais

July 5
Las Vegas, NV
Marquee Nightclub
DJ: Carnage

July 12
San Francisco, CO
Ruby Skye
DJ: Robbie Rivera

July 18-20
Morrison, CO
Global Dance Festival/Red Rocks Amphitheatre
DJs: Alvin Risk, Carnage, Gabriel & Dresden, Wolfgang Gartner, More TBA

July 25
New York, NY
Marquee New York
DJ: Sharam

August 1
New York, NY
Marquee New York
DJ: Wolf + Lamb

August 13
Atlantic City, NJ
Ego Lounge, Trump Taj Mahal
DJ: Skribble

August 22
Columbus, GA
Mix Ultra Lounge
DJ: Roonie G



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