America’s Best DJ: The Last Lap

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Marquee: Sharam plays a special first-to-last set.
After 3 months and more than 15 stops along the way, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times has reached the home stretch.

We’ve been in a New York state of mind for the past few weeks, with a pair of consecutive tour stops at the city’s Marquee Nightclub.

Marquee played host to a house marathon on July 25, with Sharam playing a special first-to-last set that lasted well over five hours. Taking to the decks right as doors opened, he kicked off the night with two hours of uplifting house cuts before taking it to a darker, bass-centric place around 1 AM. Hitting the peak hours of the wall-to-wall packed club, he dropped booming bombs, including material from Deep Dish—his recently reunited duo with fellow ABDJ nom Dubfire.

Marquee: An avid Steve Aoki fan points to her pick for America’s Best DJ
We headed back to the Chelsea club the following Friday for Wolf + Lamb, who played to a hometown crowd that eagerly ate up their eclectic mix of house’s cutting edge. After fellow ABDJ-nominated pair Sleepy + Boo warmed up the crowd, Wolf + Lamb dropped everything from pulsing thumpers to slinky G House.

We’ve got two stops left. DJ Expo attendees are in for an afterparty to remember this Wednesday at the Ego Lounge in Atlantic City’s Trump Taj Mahal, as DJ Skribble will take to the decks for his signature genre-defying performance. Following the Atlantic City adventures, the tour heads down to the dirty south with a stop at Columbus, GA’s Mix Ultra Lounge. Nominee Roonie G will perform, and attendees are sure to be wowed by his innovative video mixing style.

Marquee: A group of voters cast their ballots and enter to win a trip for 2 to Las Vegas.
DJ Times will host a dedicated America’s Best DJ table at each event to collect votes and hand out copies of the magazine. Each voter will earn a chance to win prizes from sponsors Pioneer DJ and G-Shock, as well as a trip for two to Las Vegas for the America’s Best DJ Award Ceremony/Closing Party on Oct. 12, at which the DJ having earned the most votes will be crowned and presented with a gold-plated Pioneer DJM-900nxs mixer.

Fans can also vote online for up to five of their favorite DJs at www.americasbestdj.us to earn another chance to win prizes.

We’ll see you on the dancefloor.