DJ Times Announces ’08 America’s Best DJ Nominees + Tour

As it celebrates 20 years of chronicling United States DJ Culture, DJ Times magazine kicked off its 2008 America’s Best DJ contest on March 25th at Miami’s Winter Music Conference by announcing this year’s top 100 nominees.

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 Las Vegas. 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 (New York), Ruby Skye (San Francisco), Crobar (Chicago), Space (Miami), Krave (Las Vegas), and Vanguard (Los Angeles).

“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***


April 30 Philadelphia, PA Fluid Josh Wink

May 10 Tampa, FL Hyde Park Cafe Adultnapper

May 10 Columbus, OH BoMa (Bar Of Modern Art) Filo & Peri

May 17 Atlantic City, NJ The Mixx/Borgata Hotel & Casino Roonie G

May 24 Detroit, MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival Moby

May 25 Columbus, OH BoMa (Bar Of Modern Art) Micro

May 25 Detroit, MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival Carl Craig

May 26 Detroit, MI Detroit Electronic Music Festival Dubfire

May 31 Boston, 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 Chris Fortier

July 4 Las Vegas, NV The Palms Hotel & Casino DJ Skribble

July 5 Las Vegas, NV Empire Ballroom Sandra Collins

July 12 New York, NY Sullivan Room Steve Porter

July 12 Atlantic City, NJ Harrah's Hotel & Casino 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

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