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Have your say in the first ever Best of North America Awards

After months of in-house deliberating, we’ve narrowed down the top five nominees in each category for our first-ever Best of North America Awards. In contrast to Top 100 DJs, The Best of North America Awards are your chance to celebrate the best of North America's thriving underground scene. Vote for your favourite DJs, clubs, labels and much more ahead of the results announcement on July 4th and a series of events featuring the winning artists.

The nominations are below, and you can cast your vote here.

Best DJ

  • Maceo Plex
  • Green Velvet
  • Heidi
  • The Black Madonna
  • The Martinez Brothers

Best Breakthrough DJ

  • Lauren Lane
  • Mike Servito
  • Mad Zach
  • Brian Cid
  • Blond:ish

Best Live Act

  • Thundercat
  • Bob Moses
  • Porter Robinson
  • Autograf

Best Producer 

  • 12th Planet
  • Omar-S
  • Moodymann
  • Carl Craig
  • Dennis Ferrer

Breakthrough Producer

  • Layton Giordani
  • Avalon Emerson
  • DJ Earl
  • Eli Escobar

Best Label

  • Dirtybird
  • My Favorite Robot
  • Brainfeeder
  • Ghostly International

Breakthrough Label

  • Monstercat
  • Discwoman
  • Tuskegee Music
  • Perspectives Digital 
  • Honey Soundsystem (HNYTRX)

Best Venue - West

  • Exchange LA (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Halcyon (San Francisco, CA)
  • Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Audio (San Francisco, CA)
  • Lot 613 (Los Angeles, CA) 

Best Venue - Northeast

  • Soundcheck (Washington, DC)
  • Output (Brooklyn, NY) 
  • House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Rumor (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Bijou (Boston, MA)

Best Venue - South

  • Trade (Miami, FL)
  • Heart (Miami, FL)
  • Ethics (Austin, TX)
  • 301 (El Paso, TX)
  • The Music Room (Atlanta, GA)

Best Venue - Midwest

  • Smart Bar (Chicago, IL)
  • The Grasshopper Underground (Detroit, MI)
  • The Old Miami (Detroit, MI)
  • The Mid (Chicago, IL)
  • Primary (Chicago, IL)

Best Venue - North

  • Coda (Toronto)
  • Beach Club (Montreal)
  • Open Studios (Vancouver)
  • Stereo (Montreal)
  • Nest (Toronto)

Best Track/EP

  • Victor Calderone 'Inside' EP 
  • Honey Dijon 'Houze' feat. Seven Davis Jr.
  • Moon Boots 'Tear My Heart' feat. Lulu James
  • Sian 'Dune'
  • Floorplan 'Tell You No Lie'

Best Remix

  • Planetary Assault Systems 'Booster' (Octave One Remix)
  • MALAA 'Diamonds' (Gerry Gonza Remix)
  • AD/D 'Motorcity Surise' (Art Department Remix)
  • Tiga 'Planet E' feat. Hudson Mohawke (Danny Daze Polyester Remix)
  • Truncate '7_1' (Ambivalent Remix) 

Best Compilation

  • Soul Clap: Fabric 93
  • Ron Trent Presents Prescription: Word, Sound & Power
  • Howsla Curated By Chris Lake & Skrillex
  • Dirtybird Campout Compilation
  • Matthew Dear: DJ-Kicks

Outstanding Contribution 

  • The Belleville Three
  • Kerri Chandler
  • Jeff Mills
  • Masters At Work
  • Gary Richards