DJ Mag Opens Voting For First-Ever ‘Best Of North America’ Awards

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DJ Mag, known for its controversial ‘Top 100 DJs’ poll, is holding a new competition for its North American readers. For those of you who love complaining about the publication’s main poll, here is your chance to make your voice heard.

It is broken down into categories and the actual voting is held on Facebook. There are only five selections available for ‘Best DJ‘ and they all fall under the tech-house/techno genres. Fans will have to choose between Maceo Plex, Green Velvet, Heidi, The Martinez Brothers and The Black Madonna. Other categories are things like ‘Best Live Act’, ‘Best Venue’, ‘Best Label’, ‘Best Compilation’, ‘Best Album’ and many more. Head over to DJ Mag’s website to find out how to vote and check out the full list of nominees below.

Best DJ

  • Maceo Plex
  • Green Velvet
  • Heidi
  • The Black Madonna
  • The Martinez Brothers

Best Breakthrough DJ

  • Lauren Lane
  • Mike Servito
  • Mad Zach
  • Brian Cid
  • Blond:ish

Best Live Act

  • Thundercat
  • Bob Moses
  • Porter Robinson
  • Autograf

Best Producer

  • 12th Planet
  • Omar-S
  • Moodymann
  • Carl Craig
  • Dennis Ferrer

Breakthrough Producer

  • Layton Giordani
  • Avalon Emerson
  • DJ Earl
  • Eli Escobar

Best Label

  • Dirtybird
  • My Favorite Robot
  • Brainfeeder
  • Ghostly International

Breakthrough Label

  • Monstercat
  • Discwoman
  • Tuskegee Music
  • Perspectives Digital
  • Honey Soundsystem (HNYTRX)

Best Venue – West

  • Exchange LA (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Halcyon (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Audio (San Francisco, CA)
  • Lot 613 (Los Angeles, CA)

Best Venue – Northeast

  • Soundcheck (Washington, DC)
  • Output (Brooklyn, NY)
  • House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Rumors (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Bijou (Boston, MA)

Best Venue – South

  • Trade (Miami, FL)
  • Heart (Miami, FL)
  • Ethics (Austin, TX)
  • 301 (El Paso, TX)
  • The Music Room (Atlanta, GA)

Best Venue – Midwest

  • Smart Bar (Chicago, IL)
  • The Grasshopper Underground (Detroit, MI)
  • The Old Miami (Detroit, MI)
  • The Mid (Chicago, IL)
  • Primary (Chicago, IL)

Best Venue – North

  • Coda (Toronto)
  • Beach Club (Montreal)
  • Open Studios (Vancouver)
  • Stereo (Montreal)
  • Nest (Toronto)

Best Track/EP

  • Victor Calderone ‘Inside’ EP
  • Honey Dijon ‘Houze’ feat. Seven Davis Jr.
  • Moon Boots ‘Tear My Heart’ feat. Lulu James
  • Sian ‘Dune’
  • Floorplan ‘Tell You No Lie’

Best Remix

  • Planetary Assault Systems ‘Booster’ (Octave One Remix)
  • MALAA ‘Diamonds’ (Gerry Gonza Remix)
  • AD/D ‘Motorcity Surise’ (Art Department Remix)
  • Tiga ‘Planet E’ feat. Hudson Mohawke (Danny Daze Polyester Remix)
  • Truncate ‘7_1’ (Ambivalent Remix)

Best Compilation

  • Soul Clap: Fabric 93
  • Ron Trent Presents Prescription: Word, Sound & Power
  • Howsla Curated By Chris Lake & Skrillex
  • Dirtybird Campout Compilation
  • Matthew Dear: DJ-Kicks

Outstanding Contribution

  • The Belleville Three
  • Kerri Chandler
  • Jeff Mills
  • Masters At Work
  • Gary Richards