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Voting, tour underway for fourth annual 'America's Best DJ' title
Edited Press Release
Pioneer Pro DJ and DJ Times magazine
announced the launch of the fourth
annual America’s Best DJ (ABDJ) competition and summer tour. The San
Francisco Bay Area's DJ Shadow,
Kaskade and Danny Tenagalia
are among the top 10 in the ABDJ current standings while House music
DJs Roger Sanchez (picitured
left) and SoCal's DJ Dan are
making moves in the standings.
America’s Best DJ
gives U.S.-based DJs a chance to shine just as brightly as their
European contemporaries. The U.S. is the birthplace of dance music, the
origin of club culture, and the biggest entertainment market in the
world. America's DJs deserve a contest of their own.
As selected by the staff of DJ Times, this year’s TOP 100 U.S. DJs and
contenders for the title of "America’s Best DJ" represent every
possible style from Bhangra to House and Booty-tech. Online Voting is
now underway, so dance music fans are encouraged to visit www.americasbestdj.net
and vote for their favorite DJs.
Supporting the online vote, a 20-city tour -- dubbed America’s Best DJ
Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer Pro DJ -- kicked off Saturday, May 2,
at Pacha NYC with New York’s own DJ
Boris. Upcoming tour dates include May 22, when Josh Gabriel plays at The Mark
Ultralounge; May 23-25 -- Movement: DEMF;
and May 31 -- Martinez Bros at
LPR, NYC. More upcoming tour dates and venues are at the contest
The ABDJ Summer Tour, which runs May through August, expects to attract
nearly 150,000 music fans nationwide and all voters will be eligible to
win prize packages that include a trip for two to ABDJ’s closing
party/award ceremony September 12 in Las Vegas.
time: We're leaning
toward two of California's best in DJ Shadow and DJ Dan (photo left by
BPM Smith), who played an ABDJ tour stop at San
Francisco club Ruby Skye on May 9. Since Shadow plays clubs
infrequently -- usually when he's got a new studio album -- and Dan is
virtually on a continuous nationwide tour, we predict DJ Dan will win
ABDJ votes will
be tallied up through August 9 and the winning DJ will be flown to Las
Vegas for the closing party/award ceremony. The 2008 ABDJ winner was
Trance DJ Christopher
Lawrence, who is currently out of this year's top 10.
The complete ABDJ
Summer Tour will be announced shortly. For details, please visit www.americasbestdj.net.
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