DJ Mag Reveals Nominations For Annual “Best Of North America” Poll

DJ Mag might be most well known for its Top 100 DJs ranking every year, but it also hones in on North America every year in its Best Of North America poll. With the region driving so much traffic and interest in dance music across the world every year, a poll focusing on North America is only logical.

Sixteen categories are presented, from Best DJ to Best Live Act to Best Label and all the other accolades that come in between. Some notable entries are Marc Rebillet for Best Live Act and 1788-L’s remix of “Disintegrate Slowly” by The Glitch Mob for Best Remix/Edit.

Notable exclusions include not a single Las Vegas club in either Club category, as well as the omission of both Electric Daisy Carnival and Ultra Music Festival from Best Festival.

Voting for the poll opened this morning, and ends on April 23; results will be announced on May 28.

See the full list of nominations below.

Best DJ

Robert Hood
Honey Dijon
DJ Stingray
AC Slater

Breakthrough DJ

Jayda G
Eris Drew
Justin Cudmore

Best Live Act

Marc Rebillet
Model 500
Robert DeLong

Best Producer

Octo Octa
Virtual Self (Porter Robinson)
Zeds Dead

Breakthrough Producer

J. Worra

Best Label

Dark Entries Records
Tri Angle
Mad Decent
Ghostly International

Breakthrough Label

100% Silk
Country Club Disco
In Toto
Jack Dept.

Best Album

REZZ – Certain Kind of Magic [Mau5trap]
Zhu – Ringos Desert [Mind of a Genius]
Lotic – Power [Tri Angle]
Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth [Young Turks]
Mariel Ito – 2000-2005 [R&S Records]

Best Track

NGHTMRE & Big Gigantic – Like That [Mad Decent]
Peach – Silky [Intergraded]
Claude VonStroke – Maharaja [DIRTYBIRD]
Marie Davidson – Work It [Ninja Tune]
RL Grime – I Wanna Know [WeDidIt]

Best Remix/Edit

Sophie Lloyd – Calling Out feat. Dames Brown (Floorplan’s Extended Club Remix) [Classic Music Company]
Cygnus – Iaafos Blank Mix (Textasy Dance Floor Dub) [Craigie Knowes]
Pendulum – The Island – Pt. I (Dawn) (Skrillex Remix) [Earstorm]
The Glitch Mob – Disintigrate Slowly (1788-L Remix) [Glass Air]
FaltyDL – If All the People Took Acid (Octo Octa Loop Me into Infinity Remix) [Blueberry Records]

Best Large Club

Elsewhere, New York
Exchange LA, LA
Echostage, Washington DC
Club Space, Miami
New City Gas, Montreal

Best Small Club

CODA, Toronto
Halcyon, San Francisco
Floyd, Miami
Smartbar, Chicago
Good Room, New York

Best Club Event/Series

Prototype, LA
Unter, New York
Piknic Electronik, Montreal
We Still Believe, Nationwide
QUEEN!, Chicago

Best Festival

Lightning in a Bottle
Shambhala Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Best Boutique Festival

Holy Ship!
Elements Lakewood
Bass Coast
Seismic Dance Event

Hall of Fame

Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Gary Richards a.k.a DESTRUCTO
Armand Van Helden

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