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Best of North America 2018 - voting now open!

DJ Mag's annual celebration of the North America scene...

The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's Best of North America poll.

DJ Mag’s sister awards to our revered Best of British Awards across the pond, the Best of North America Awards returns for year two. We at DJ Mag understand more than anyone the often-polarizing nature of the Top 100 DJs Poll, but it’s a public vote and subsequently, out of our control. Instead of getting mad at the Top 100 get hip to the BoNA!

Best of North America is our chance to shine a spotlight on the homegrown stars who fill the pages of North America magazine each month.

Voting launches April 9th and closes on April 30th. We will announce the results online June 4th. Our crowned winners will be featured in DJ Mag North America’s June print issue!

We also have some special DJ Mag Best of North America tour dates coming to a city near you! Check the full tour dates below.

The nominations as chosen by DJ Mag's North America editorial team are below. Vote for your favorites individually, or have your say in every category the choice is yours...


  • Claude VonStroke
  • Richie Hawtin
  • Lane 8
  • Lauren Lane
  • Tiga

  • Codes
  • Mija
  • Avalon Emerson
  • Mike Servito
  • REZZ

  • Chromeo
  • Maceo Plex
  • Justin Martin
  • Zeds Dead

  • Keys N Krates
  • DJ E-Clyps
  • G Jones
  • Ekali
  • Moon Boots

  • Odesza
  • The Glitch Mob
  • Thundercat
  • Ookay
  • Bob Moses

  • Dirtybird
  • My Favorite Robot
  • Objektivity
  • No.19
  • Mau5trap

  • Lowly Palace
  • Crew Love
  • Repopulate Mars
  • Play it Say It

  • Elsewhere (NYC)
  • House of Yes (NYC)
  • Rumors (Philadelphia)
  • Soundcheck (Washington)
  • Output (NYC)

  • Audio (San Francisco)
  • Union (LA)
  • Sound (LA)
  • Halcyon (San Francisco)
  • Exchange (LA)

  • Heart (Miami)
  • Meow Wolf (Santa Fe)
  • Ethics (Austin)
  • Kingdom (Austin)
  • Trade (Miami)

  • The Magic Stick (Detroit)
  • Sound-bar (Chicago)
  • Old Miami (Detroit)
  • Spy Bar (Chicago)
  • Primary (Chicago)

  • Coda (Toronto)
  • Beachclub (Montreal)
  • Open Studios (Vancuver)
  • NEST (Toronto)
  • Circus Afterhours (Montreal)

  • Ultra Music Festival
  • Electric Forest
  • Spring Awakening
  • Movement
  • EDC Las Vegas

  • BUKU Music + Art Project
  • Lightning In A Bottle
  • BangOn!NYC Elements Lakewood
  • Desert Hearts

  • TOKiMONSTA 'Lune Rouge'
  • Eli Escobar 'Shout'
  • Oliver 'Full Circle'
  • Lane 8 'Little By Little'
  • Illenium 'Awake'

  • Jenaux 'Get It On'
  • Walker & Royce ft. Dances With White Girls "Take Me To Your Leader"
  • Oliver ft. MNDR 'Chemicals'
  • MK '17'
  • Jauz 'Claim To Be'

  • San Holo 'Light' (Loosid Remix)
  • Destructo 'Techno' (Dr. Fresch Remix)
  • Colorless 'So Deep' (Honey Dijon Remix)
  • TML 'RHU' (Justin Cudmore Remix)
  • Kehlani's 'Undercover' (Adventure Club Remix)

  • Excision: Lost Lands Mixtape
  • Elephante: The Zoo Vol. 4
  • Mija Mixtape 01
  • Zeds Dead Catching Z's Volume 2
  • The Martinez Brothers The Masters Collection

DJ Mag Best of North America 2018 Tour Dates

April 7th, 2018
Detroit with MK

May 3rd, 2018
Exchange LA with Adventure Club

May 4th, 2018
Dennis Ferrer & Kenny Glasgow
Full details & venue TBA

May 12th, 2018
Ethics Austin, with Lauren Lane

May 18th, 2018
House of Yes, NYC with Kerri Chandler
Tickets on sale soon

May 18th, 2018
Soundcheck, Washington D.C.
Full details TBA

June 2nd, 2018
Halcyon San Francisco
Very Special Surprise Guest

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