America’s Best DJ: Markus Schulz to Wear Crown in Vegas

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Las Vegas—The time has come to crown the new king, and throw a little party while we’re doing it.

That’s what on the agenda in Sin City this weekend, as Markus Schulz—America’s Best DJ 2012—will be honored by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ for taking this year’s title. He’ll be presented with the Golden Mixer before he takes the decks at Marquee Nightclub for the America’s Best DJ Award Ceremony/Closing Party this Sunday night, Oct. 7.

After the completion of America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times, Schulz gained the most votes cast at the 20 nationwide events and online at Rounding out the Top 5 were Steve Aoki at #2, Skrillex at #3, BT at #4 and ’09 champ Z-Trip at #5. (To see how the America’s Best DJ 2012 voting went, go here.)

Opening the evening at Marquee is none other than A-Trak, the Fool’s Gold Records co-founder who finished #8 in the polling. And what’s more? The event is complementary to the public—it’s free, folks! Doors open at 10 p.m.

Fan participation in America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times, its website and its social media platforms (Facebook and Twitter) also saw plenty of prizes given out by DJ Times, Pioneer DJ and Marquee. Joi Motley of Chicago won the grand prize—a trip for two to Vegas this weekend for all the star-studded festivities. Congrats, Joi, we hope you and your fiancé Sasa are up for it!

Other winning fans:

1 Pioneer HDJ-500 Headphone Winner:

Kevin Rapley, Taylor, Mich.


1 Pioneer Black DJM-250 Mixer Winner:

Joseph Zagame, Staten Island, N.Y.


3 Pioneer HDJ-1500 Headphone Winners:

Ashley Tomita, Aiea, Hawaii

Pedro Anda, Kissimmee, Fla.

Francisco Juarez , Anaheim, Calif.


4 Pioneer HDJ-2000K Headphone Winners:

John Saplala, Arlington Heights, Ill.

Steve Doninelli, Oakland, Calif.

Kenese Mobley, Riverton, Utah

Isai James, Pasadena, Calif.


9 DJ Times Subscription Winners:

Dylan Morris, Tustin, Calif.

Nicholas Cross, Sacramento, Calif.

Ashton Moradi, Athens, Ga.

Nikki Mulherin, Amarillo, Texas

John Salinas, Lebanon, Pa.

Mike Wells, Milford, Del.

Fred Griggs, Trainer, Pa.

Abraham Kavian, Los Angeles, Calif.

Rob Marshall, Athens, Ga.

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