Last week, DJ Mag announced the winners of its Best of North America Awards 2022 during the inaugural Awards Party at Kings Hall (Avant Gardner), Brooklyn on 16th June.
Across 16 categories, DJ Mag’s Best of North America awards seek to celebrate the wide spectrum of sounds being created by artists from the United States and Canada*, with 50,000 music fans casting their votes in this year’s poll.
In this year’s edition of the awards, the likes of Chicago-born DJ, producer and label head Green Velvet, and rising star John Summit, took home the awards for DJing, with Lane 8 and Nikki Nair winning the awards in the Best and Breakthrough Producer categories.
Elsewhere, winners included San Francisco-born ZHU, who won Best Live Act, with the Best Album and Best Compilation awards taken home by AceMoMa for their album ‘A Future’, and Juke Bounce Werk for its V/A compilation, 'Juke Bounce Werk presents: JBDUBZ vol. 9', respectively.
There were also awards for New York natives, with the city's Avant Gardner & Brooklyn Mirage taking the Stoli Award for Best Large Club, and Brooklyn's Good Room voted Best Small Club. Lauren Flax was awarded with the award for Underground Hero, and NYC's Kindergarten records took home the award for Breakthrough label. The legendary Danny Tenaglia scooped the editor's choice award, for Outstanding Contribution to music.
You can see the full list of award winners here, and check out our gallery from the event below.
*DJ Mag's Best of North America awards cover the territory in which the DJ Mag North America print edition is distributed, which is USA & Canada. DJ Mag Mexico is a licence of DJ Mag owned by a separate publisher, and thus owns the rights to any localised awards