Awards aside, one of the commendable acknowledgments as a producer/DJ is to be listed in DJ Mag—most commonly known for their Top 100 DJs rankings. While the forefathers of electronic music can greatly be attributed to strong European influence, dance music has been growing exponentially in North America over the past decade and a North American Top 100 only proves more necessary.

Divided into sixteen categories, the list will cover a range including Best DJ, Best Live Act, Best Club Event, Best Festival, Best Label and more. Notably, big Las Vegas clubs and large festivals, such as EDC and Ultra, have been taken out of the running to weed out radicals that may have an unfair advantage over others.

Polls are now open for the third installment of North America’s best, so be sure to get your votes in before they close April 23rd. Results come out May 28th. Click here to vote!

Find a full list of categories and the nominees below.

Best DJ

Robert Hood
Honey Dijon
DJ Stingray
AC Slater
Jubilee

Breakthrough DJ

Jayda G
Eris Drew
Justin Cudmore
Bedouin
Attlas

Best Live Act

Marc Rebillet
Chromeo
GRiZ
Model 500
Robert DeLong

Best Producer

Octo Octa
Diplo
Jlin
Virtual Self (Porter Robinson)
Zeds Dead

Breakthrough Producer

Worra
Ciel
Textasy
LSDXOXO
Baltra

Best Label

Dark Entries Records
Tri Angle
Mad Decent
Razor-N-Tape
Ghostly International

Breakthrough Label

100% Silk
FTP
Country Club Disco
In Toto
Jack Dept.

Best Album

REZZ – Certain Kind of Magic [Mau5trap] Zhu – Ringos Desert [Mind of a Genius] Lotic – Power [Tri Angle] Kamasi Washington – Heaven & Earth [Young Turks] Mariel Ito – 2000-2005 [R&S Records]

Best Track

NGHTMRE & Big Gigantic – Like That [Mad Decent] Peach – Silky [Intergraded] Claude VonStroke – Maharaja [DIRTYBIRD] Marie Davidson – Work It [Ninja Tune] RL Grime – I Wanna Know [WeDidIt]

Best Remix/Edit

Sophie Lloyd – Calling Out feat. Dames Brown (Floorplan’s Extended Club Remix) [Classic Music Company] Cygnus – Iaafos Blank Mix (Textasy Dance Floor Dub) [Craigie Knowes] Pendulum – The Island – Pt. I (Dawn) (Skrillex Remix) [Earstorm] The Glitch Mob – Disintigrate Slowly (1788-L Remix) [Glass Air] FaltyDL – If All the People Took Acid (Octo Octa Loop Me into Infinity Remix) [Blueberry Records]

Best Large Club

Elsewhere, New York
Exchange LA, LA
Echostage, Washington DC
Club Space, Miami
New City Gas, Montreal

Best Small Club

CODA, Toronto
Halcyon, San Francisco
Floyd, Miami
Smartbar, Chicago
Good Room, New York

Best Club Event/Series

Prototype, LA
Unter, New York
Piknic Electronik, Montreal
We Still Believe, Nationwide
QUEEN!, Chicago

Best Festival

Coachella
Movement
Lightning in a Bottle
Shambhala Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

Best Boutique Festival

Sustain-Release
Holy Ship!
Elements Lakewood
Bass Coast
Seismic Dance Event

Hall of Fame

K-Hand
Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Gary Richards a.k.a DESTRUCTO
Armand Van Helden
Moodymann


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