America’s Best DJ: Top 50 & Another Winner

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ABDJ Award/Closing Party: Vegas’ Marquee will host on Oct. 7.

ABDJ Award/Closing Party: Vegas’ Marquee will host on Oct. 7.

Las Vegas—Now that Markus Schulz has been voted America’s Best DJ 2012, it’s time to announce another winner—someone who will join us in Vegas on Oct. 7 for the America’s Best DJ Award Ceremony/Closing Party at Marquee Nightclub.

Congratulations are in order to Joi Motley of Chicago, Ill., whose ballot was chosen from thousands cast online and in-person during events of America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times. Ms. Motley’s ballot was filled out during the Spring Awakening festival at Chicago’s Soldier Field this past June 16-17—for those keeping score, she voted for Detroit techno titan Jeff Mills.

Motley will bring her fiancé Sasa Matijevic to Vegas. They’ll both witness the Marquee ceremony where Pioneer will present Markus Schulz with the special Golden Mixer, symbolizing the America’s Best DJ title. Additionally, they’ll get VIP treatment at a party that’ll see Markus and A-Trak taking the Marquee decks. Oh, and admission is complimentary to the public.

And now we give you the Top 50 vote-getters in the 2012 America’s Best DJ balloting:

1 Markus Schulz

2 Steve Aoki

3 Skrillex

4 BT

5 Z-Trip

6 Porter Robinson

7 Wolfgang Gartner

8 A-Trak

9 Diplo

10 Bassnectar


11 DJ Vice

12 DJ Craze

13 Pretty Lights

14 Dillon Francis

15 DJ Godfather

16 Moby

17 12th Planet

18 Kill the Noise

19 DJ Pauly D

20 Tritonal


21 Bad Boy Bill

22 Morgan Page

23 Jazzy Jeff

24 DJ Bl3nd

25 Gabriel & Dresden

26 Dieselboy

27 Girl Talk

28 Erick Morillo

29 Armand Van Helden

30 Shogun


31 Mark Farina

32 DJ Shadow

33 DJ Shiftee

34 Flosstradamus

35 Max Vangeli

36 Reid Speed

37 Josh Wink

38 Eco

39 Rob Swift

40 Dubfire


41 Roger Sanchez

42 DJ Enferno

43 Mixmaster Mike

44 Robbie Rivera

45 DJ Skribble

46 Cedric Gervais

47 Crystal Method

48 Claude VonStroke

49 The Disco Fries

50 Manufactured Superstars