Now entering its third year, America’s Best DJ (ABDJ) stands to solidify itself as the pre-eminent DJ & nightlife culture-branding event in the nation. Inaugurated in 2006, this exciting prize-packed promotion supports the growth of US DJ & nightlife culture by encouraging dance-music fans to get involved and promote their favorite US-based DJs in a quest to crown the America’s top jock. Previous ABDJ winners include New York club king Jonathan Peters (2006) and Miami trance master George Acosta (2007).
(the only things i have to say here are "yikes" and does this smack of armin van buuren to anyone else besides me?)
For the second consecutive year, Pioneer Pro DJ will serve as title sponsor for the tour, which will culminate with a closing ceremony in . By the end of its 40 events, the tour will have entertained over 100,000 dance music fans throughout the United States.
Over the past two summers, participating fans chose from a panel of America’s Top 100 DJs (nominated by the staff of DJ Times), casting votes both online at www.americasbestdj.net and in-person at 40 tour stops featuring showcased nominees at some of America’s top club venues like Pacha ( ), Ruby Skye (San Francisco), Crobar (Chicago), Space ( ), Krave (Las Vegas), and Vanguard ( ).
“We believe that America’s Best DJ—the contest and the tour—will continue to bring visibility for DJ culture and strengthen its lasting foundation in the US,” says DJ Times Editor, Jim Tremayne.
(ps-i respect jim and that's the big reason why i am publishing this press release. the choices are also some of the best in yrs.)
For the full list of 2008 America’s Best DJ nominees and more information on the Pioneer Pro DJ presents America’s Best DJ 2008 Summer Tour including tour cities dates and participating nominees, log on to www.americasbestdj.net. Voting for the 2008 contest begins May 1.
America's Best DJ 2008 Summer Tour presented by Pioneer Pro DJ***
DATE CITY VENUE ARTIST
April 30 , PA Fluid Josh Wink
May 10 , FL Hyde Park Cafe Adultnapper
May 10 , OH BoMa (Bar Of Modern Art) Filo & Peri
May 17 , NJ The Mixx/Borgata Hotel & Casino Roonie G
May 24 , MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival Moby
May 25 , OH BoMa (Bar Of Modern Art) Micro
May 25 , MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival
May 26 , MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival Dubfire
May 31 , MA Underbar Joe Bermudez
June 5 New York, NY S.O.B.’s Dj Rekha
June 14 Los Angeles, CA Avalon Miguel Migs
June 20 Austin, TX Sky Lounge
July 4 Las Vegas, NV The Palms Hotel & Casino DJ Skribble
July 5 Las Vegas, NV Empire Ballroom Sandra Collins
July 12 , NY Sullivan Room Steve Porter
July 12 , NJ Dennis Ferrer
July 19 Hampton Bays, NY Neptune's Beach Club DJ Theo
September 6 Las Vegas, NV Empire Ballroom Closing party (tba)
***Additional dates to be added weekly