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It's Time to Vote for America's Best DJ!

It's that time again! DJ Times and Pioneer DJ Division announces the annual America's Best DJ Vote which is Now Open! All (or most) of your favorite radio, performance, and club DJ's are on the list for you to choose from. They are also promoting their America's Best DJ Performance Tour which will include many of the 100 DJ's listed on the voting ballot. I know who I am voting for...Do You? (details and links after the jump!)
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It's that time again! DJ Times and Pioneer DJ Division announces the annual America's Best DJ Vote which is Now Open! All (or most) of your favorite radio, performance, and club DJ's are on the list for you to choose from. They are also promoting their America's Best DJ Performance Tour which will include many of the 100 DJ's listed on the voting ballot. I know who I am voting for...Do You?

Press Release:

DJ Times and Pioneer DJ Present America’s Best DJ Tour

Top 100 DJ Nominees Announced – The Vote Is On

Vote For Your Favorite DJ Online

www.americasbestdj.net

Detroit, MI – June 3, 2010 - Once again, it’s on. The voting for America’s Best DJ began Memorial Day Weekend. The three-month-long promotion run by DJ Times magazine asks the eternal question: “Who’s America’s Best DJ?” So at 5:30 PM on Friday, May 28, fans started giving their answers—by casting their votes for their favorite DJ at www.americasbestdj.net . Voting also gives fans the chance to win awesome prizes. The voting will be supported by a Summer Tour that’s presented by Pioneer DJ and DJ Times. Sponsors for the tour include Novation, Beatport, The Palms Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and N9NE Group.

Running in tandem with the competition, the 20-event America’s Best DJ Summer Tour is all set to kick off May 29-31 at Movement: Detroit’s Electronic Music Festival. The Memorial Day weekend event at Hart Plaza, which drew over 80,000 fans in 2009, will offer a massive platform for the launch of the 5th annual tour. At Movement and other tour events—like Baltimore’s Starscape Festival on June 5—DJ Times will maintain a dedicated exhibit booth and take paper-ballot votes from fans supporting their favorite U.S.-based DJs. Voting fans will earn the opportunity to win gear from Pioneer DJ and Novation, plus free music downloads from Beatport. One lucky voter plus a guest will win a grand prize trip for two to Las Vegas that includes roundtrip airfare, accommodations at The Palms, and VIP treatment at the America’s Best DJ closing party in Rain Nighclub.

Both the online vote and tour will run from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the America’s Best DJ award show/closing party will take place on October 2 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. (Incidentally, Z-Trip—the 2009 America’s Best DJ winner—maintains his “Z-Trip Revolution” residency at the Rain nightclub in The Palms, where he took over the decks after the passing of DJ AM.)

Out of the 100 U.S.-based jocks nominated for the America’s Best DJ title, seven will perform at Movement. They include A-Trak, Claude VonStroke, Derrick Carter, Josh Wink, and The Martinez Bros.—plus current Detroit-area DJs Stacey Pullen and Theo Parrish. Also, seven nominees will perform at Starscape. They include Wolfgang Gartner, DJ Craze, Dieselboy, DJ Dan, Reid Speed, Charles Feelgood and The Trouble & Bass Crew. At the 2009 Movement festival, eventual winner Z-Trip rocked the Motown crowd to the point that existing supporters and many new converts came streaming over to the DJ Times booth to cast their paper ballots for him. That week’s voting bump (in-person and online) vaulted Z-Trip into the ABDJ lead. Three months later, he was at Ghost Bar at The Palms in Vegas being presented with a gold-plated Pioneer DJM-800 by Paul Oakenfold and Pioneer staff.

2010 AMERICA’S BEST DJ NOMINEES*

www.americasbestdj.net/bestdj/top100.htm

Andy Caldwell – Los Angeles

Annalyze – Chicago via Rochester, NY

Armand Van Helden – NYC via Boston

A-Trak – NYC via Montreal

Baby Anne - Orlando, Fla.

Bad Boy Bill - Chicago

Bassnectar - Berkeley, Cal

Behrouz - San Francisco/Miami

BT – Los Angeles via DC area

Carl Craig - Detroit

Cedric Gervais - Miami

Charles Feelgood - DC/Baltimore

Claude Von Stroke - San Francisco via Detroit

Colette - Chicago

Crystal Method – Los Angles via Las Vegas

Cut Chemist – Los Angeles

Danny Tenaglia - NYC

Dave Dresden – Los Angeles via Connecticut

Dave Pezzner - Seattle

David Morales - NYC

Dennis Ferrer - New Jersey

Derrick Carter - Chicago

D:Fuse – Los Angeles via Austin, Texas

Dieselboy – NYC via Philly & Pittsburgh

Diplo - Philadelphia

DJ Boris - NYC

DJ Craze - Miami

DJ Crème - NY/NJ via Connecticut

DJ Dan – SoCal via San Francisco

DJ Enferno - DC-area

DJ Icey – Orlando, FL

DJ Irene – Los Angeles

DJ Pauly D - Rhode Island

DJ QBert - SF Bay area

DJ Sep - San Francisco

DJ Shadow - Davis, Calif.

DJ Shiftee - NYC

DJ Skribble - NYC

DJ Theo - Commack, LI

DJ Vice – Los Angeles/Las Vegas

Doc Martin – Los Angeles/San Francisco

Donald Glaude - San Diego

Dubfire - DC

Dustin Zahn - Minneapolis

Erick Morillo - NY/NJ

Faust & Shortee – Los Angeles via Atlanta

Felix Da Housecat – Atlanta via Chicago

Filo & Peri - NYC

François K - NYC

Frankie Knuckles – Chicago via NYC

George Acosta - Miami

Girl Talk - Pittsburgh

Grandmaster Flash - Long Island/NYC

Green Velvet - Chicago

Jazzy Jeff – Delaware via Philadelphia

Jeff Mills - Detroit

Joe Bermudez – Boston via Maine

Jonathan Peters - NYC

Josh Gabriel – Los Angeles

Josh Wink - Philadelphia

Junior Vasquez – NYC via Lancaster, PA

Kaskade - San Francisco via Utah & Chicago

Keith MacKenzie - Chicago

King Britt - Philadelphia

Louie Vega - NYC

Mark Farina - San Francisco via Chicago

Markus Schulz – Miami via Phoenix

Martinez Bros - upstate New York

Miguel Migs – San Francisco

Mixmaster Mike – San Francisco

Moby – NYC via Connecticut

Monk – Tampa, FL

Morgan Page – Los Angeles via New Hampshire

Nickodemus - NYC

Oscar G - Miami

Peanut Butter Wolf – Los Angeles

Prok & Fitch – Los Angeles

Quentin Harris - NY/NJ

?uestlove - Philadelphia/NYC

Reid Speed - Los Angeles via Port Washington, LI

Richard Vission - Los Angeles

Rob Swift - NYC

Robbie Rivera – Miami via Puerto Rico

Roger Sanchez - NYC/NJ

Roonie G - Columbus, GA

Saeed Younan - DC

Seth Troxler - Detroit

Scotty Boy - Las Vegas via Orange County, CA

Sharam - DC

Stacey Pullen - Detroit

Steve Aoki – Los Angeles

Steve Porter - Massachusetts

Sticky Boots - South Bend, IN

The Rub - NYC

Theo Parrish - Detroit

Tommie Sunshine – NYC via Chicago/Atlanta

Tommy Lee & DJ Aero – Los Angeles

Trouble & Bass Crew - NYC

Victor Calderone - NYC

Wolfgang Gartner - Austin, Texas

*Select Nominees Available For Interviews

2010 AMERICA’S BEST DJ TOUR DATES

June 5 - Baltimore - Starscape Festival, Fort Armistead Park

June 10 – NYC - Trouble & Bass Crew @ Santos Party House

June 18 – San Francisco - DJ Icey @ Ruby Skye

July 3 – Washington, DC - Saeed Younan @ Lima Lounge

+ Many more dates to be announced soon

ABDJ 2010 SPONSORS

www.pioneerdj.com

www.djtimes.com

www.novationmusic.com

www.beatport.com

www.palms.com

www.n9negroup.com

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