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DJ Times announces 2008 America’s Best DJ nominees, nationwide tour
Edited Press Release
As it celebrates 20 years of chronicling United States DJ Culture, DJ
Times magazine kicked off its 2008 America’s Best DJ contest on March
25 at Miami’s Winter Music Conference by announcing this year’s top 100
nominees. For the second consecutive year, Pioneer Pro DJ will serve as
title sponsor for the tour, which will culminate with a closing
ceremony in Las Vegas early this fall.
Now entering its
third year, America’s Best DJ (ABDJ) stands to solidify itself as the
pre-eminent DJ and nightlife culture-branding event in the nation.
Inaugurated in 2006, this exciting prize-packed promotion supports the
growth of US DJ and nightlife culture by encouraging dance music fans
to get involved and promote their favorite US-based DJs in a quest to
crown the America’s top jock. Previous ABDJ winners include New York
club king Jonathan Peters
(2006) and Miami trance master George
For the second consecutive year, Pioneer Pro DJ will serve as title
sponsor for the tour, which will culminate with a closing ceremony in
Las Vegas. By the end of its 40 events, the tour will have entertained
over 100,000 dance music fans throughout the United States.
"Our involvement with America’s Best DJ Tour extends our commitment to
the art of DJing, and the experience it has on all it touches. As an
industry leader, Pioneer’s success is realized when talented
individuals demonstrate their skills using Pioneer Pro DJ equipment --
the most advanced players and mixers in the industry," said Matt Dever, vice president of
Pioneer’s Professional Sound and Visual Division, in a press release.
Over the past two summers, participating fans chose from a panel of
America’s Top 100 DJs (nominated by the staff of DJ Times), casting
votes both online at the contest website
and in-person at 40 tour stops featuring showcased nominees at some of
America’s top club venues like Pacha (New York), Ruby Skye (San
Francisco), Crobar (Chicago), Space (Miami), Krave (Las Vegas) and
Vanguard (Los Angeles).
"We believe that America’s Best DJ -- the contest and the tour -- will
continue to bring visibility for DJ culture and strengthen its lasting
foundation in the US," said DJ Times Editor Jim Tremayne.
For the full list of 2008 America’s Best DJ nominees and more
information on Pioneer Pro DJ presentation of America’s Best DJ 2008
Summer Tour, including tour cities, dates and participating nominees,
log on to www.americasbestdj.net.
Voting for the 2008 contest begins May 1.
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