America’s Best DJ: LA-Bound After Vegas Craziness
Yes, this past June 20-22, the tour engaged the throngs that attended Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Speedway, where 22 ABDJ nominees played to over 400,000 fans. DJ Times staff set up an ABDJ table at the Pioneer DJ booth, where fans voted for their favorite U.S-based DJs and earned opportunities to win a variety of prizes. Additionally, we maintained voting booths on June 20 at Marquee Nightclub for Porter Robinson and on June 22 at Tao Beach for Carnage—both events that offered plenty of energy on their own. Robinson offered snippets of his upcoming Worlds album, which features alternative and ambient leanings. Meanwhile, Carnage plain crushed it with a wildly diverse set of hip-hop, pop, dubstep, trance and rock.
This weekend promises to be a thoroughly groovy affair as we return to clubland by visiting one of America’s best venues: Avalon in Hollywood. And lucky for us, we’ll set up a table and take votes for one of our all-time favorite DJs: the legendary Roger Sanchez. Touring in support of a handful of summer releases—including his latest, “Hot” by S-Man & Sabb Present Wall 2 Wall—Sanchez will certainly strafe the Avalon dancefloor with an array of deep-house grooves. Looking forward to it, Rog!
Highlights included Claude Von Stroke’s quirkfest b2b with Green Velvet, Carnage’s midafternoon stadium party, A-Trak’s mainstage mastery, Diplo’s big-tune extravaganza and Kaskade’s Soldier-Field-rocking set. Thanks, Chi-Town.
Additionally, by voting online at www.americasbestdj.us, fans can vote for up to five of their favorite and earn another chance to win prizes. See you at the next tourstop.