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BASS: Bay Area's Kaskade, DJ Qbert in top 10 at America’s Best DJ Contest
The road to America’s Best DJ 2010 is winding down with voting set to close this Monday, September 6, and several DJs from the San Francisco Bay Area including Kaskade and DJ Qbert are among the leaders, contest officials announced.  Launched on Memorial Day weekend and ending on Labor Day Weekend, the three-month-long promotion run by DJ Times magazine asks the eternal question: "Who’s America’s Best DJ?"

Christopher LawrenceThe America’s Best DJ competition showcases 100 American based DJs with diverse styles that run the musical gamut. Current top 10 DJs include (in alphabetical order) A-Trak, BT, DJ Pauly D, DJ Qbert, Jazzy Jeff, Kaskade, Mixmaster Mike, Roonie G, Steve Aoki and Wolfgang Gartner. Another DJ with local ties, Mark Farina, is rising in the polls according to a press release this week. Check out all the America’s Best DJ nominees here.
Fans are able to vote for their favorite DJ at www.americasbestdj.net while also earning 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.
Running in tandem with the competition, the 20-event America’s Best DJ Summer Tour is about to wind down with the final four events in Atlantic City, The Hamptons, Boston and Las Vegas (see below for full details). The final event - The America’s Best DJ award show/closing party - will take place on October 2 at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
October 2 -- Las Vegas, NV, Ghostbar @ The Palms (Awards Ceremony)
Rain Nightclub @ The Palms (Closing Party)
Rewind: Mash-up DJ 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 late DJ AM died. Trance DJ Christopher Lawrence (pictured above) was the 2008 winner of the ABDJ Contest.


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