Port Washington N.Y.—The votes have all been counted and it’s official—DJ Times and Pioneer DJ are proud to announce that Kaskade has been voted America’s Best DJ for 2011.
The talented, Los Angeles-based jock will be honored October 9 at Marquee nightclub in Las Vegas for the America’s Best DJ Closing Party, which will include a press reception. After being presented with his trophy—a special, gold-plated Pioneer mixer—Kaskade will take to the decks for the wildest Sunday night party in Vegas.
“I am really proud to be named America’s Best DJ,” said Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon). “When I look at the Top 100 list, there are so many talented people on there, people that I’ve looked up to for years. So, to be awarded this title amongst such an awesome group is a great feeling. I really want to thank all my fans for voting and their continued support.”
While most of the votes were cast online at the America’s Best DJ website, the America’s Best DJ Summer Tour Presented by Pioneer DJ supported the contest by allowing fans to vote in-person at 20+ club and festival events nationwide.
“Pioneer congratulates all the DJs nominated for America’s Best DJ, and we would like to send a special congratulations to Kaskade, this year’s winner,” said David “Davey Dave” Arevalo, Sr. Manager – Marketing/Artist Relations for Pioneer Electronics (USA). “Kaskade is a true representation of the best that the DJ world has to offer. A pure musical talent, Kaskade’s a well-rounded producer, remixer, and exciting DJ/performer, not mention one of the nicest guys we’ve met.”
Kaskade follows 2010 winner QBert as the top ABDJ vote-getter. Burgeoning EDM star Skrillex took second position, while 2009 champ Z-Trip finished a close third.
“Congrats to Kaskade, and thanks to all who voted,” said Z-Trip (aka Zach Sciacca). “I’m stoked to be in the Top 3 after winning it in 2009, then passing it to QBert last year. Good to see a real artist getting recognized for his skills.”
Additionally, a lucky ABDJ voter (plus a guest) will be flown to Vegas for the festivities. Stay tuned—we’ll announce our Grand Prize winner very soon!
America’s Best DJ Top 10 for 2011
- Steve Aoki
- Wolfgang Gartner
- Designer Drugs