The polling stations are closed, the season of handshakes and baby-kissing has drawn to a close, the votes have all been tallied, the bribe money counted, and it’s official: DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ announce that DJ Qbert has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2010.
The talented San Francisco-based jock—and ABDJ runner-up in both 2008 and 2009—will be honored October 2 in Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception at Ghost Bar in The Palms Hotel & Casino. After being presented with his trophy—a special Gold-Plated Pioneer mixer— from 2009 America’s Best DJ winner Z-Trip, DJ Qbert will perform at the Rain Nightclub for Paul Oakenfold’s Planet Perfecto party, one of America’s wildest nights out. (Incidentally, Z-Trip maintains his “Z-Trip Revolution” residency at the Rain nightclub in The Palms, where he took over the decks after the passing of DJ AM.)
“Skratching Lives! ” said Qbert. “What a great opportunity to show that we DJs are musicians. Thank you to everyone at DJ Times, ThudRumble.com, and everyone for supporting the skratch art!”
Oh, and DJ Pauly D finished eighth.
Kaskade finished a close #2. Here’s the Top 10.