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BASS: Christopher Lawrence named America’s Best DJ, Qbert takes silver
Edited Press Release

Trance DJ Christopher Lawrence (pictured below) was named the 2008 winner of the America’s Best DJ contest on Tuesday, September 2, during a ceremony at Rouge at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Lawrence was presented with a gold medal and a gold-plated Pioneer DJM-800 mixer -- the only one in existence. Turntablist legend DJ Qbert took the silver, and DJ/rock star DJ Skribble took the bronze in a Las Vegas ceremony last week.

Christopher LawrenceAfter the presentation of the awards by dance recording artist Kristine W, the three medalists -- and No. 5 finisher DJ Scotty Boy -- played special sets for an enthusiastic Rouge crowd.

The ceremony was the culmination of a four-month contest and tour, presented by Pioneer Pro DJ and DJ Times magazine. Since June, the top 100 DJs in America -- as selected by the editors of DJ Times -- have solicited their fans to vote for them, both online at www.americasbestdj.net, and at 40 official ABDJ events at nightclubs and festivals nationwide.  By the time the polls closed on August 16, over 35,000 had voted.

Lawrence is a DJ and producer specializing in progressive trance music, who has played for crowds of over 100,000 at festivals worldwide. His dedicated fans voted him into fourth place in U.K. magazine DJ’s 2006 Top 100 international poll; and he was named Best DJ at the Dancestar US Awards, and Best American DJ at the International Dance Music Awards in 2005. Click here for more information on DJ Christopher Lawrence and to hear some of his productions.

DJ Qbert (Richard Quitevis) is a multiple Disco Mix Club World (DMC) world champion and a member of the DJ Hall of Fame. DJ Skribble (Scott Ialacci) is best known for his MTV appearances on The Grind and Total Request Live, and has toured with rock guitarist Dave Navarro.

About DJ Times & Testa Communications:

In addition to hosting the America's Best DJ contest and tour, Testa Communications also sponsors the International DJ Expo and publishes DJ Times, Club World, The Music & Sound Retailer, and Sound & Communications magazines and produces Convention TV News at trade shows. For more information, visit www.testacommunications.com.

About Pioneer Pro DJ:

Pioneer offers a complete line of professional DJ equipment through its Professional Sound and Visual Division.  Their DJM, CDJ, DVJ and SVM Professional DJ equipment are known for their high quality sound and reliability and considered the industry standard at clubs, studios, mobile rigs and homes around the world.  For more information, visit www.pioneerprodj.com.


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