The nominations have been announced for DJ Mag's annual Best of North America poll.
The poll is our chance to put a spotlight on the immense breadth of talent to be found throughout North America. Across 16 categories, representatives from the worlds of house, techno, bass and disco sit alongside electro, jazz and experimentalism in the hope of platforming the wide-ranging and ever-changing dance music environment of North America. You can see the full list of categories and nominees below.
The coincide with the poll, we’re throwing a few parties, Juan Atkins and Ciel will play at Toronto’s Coda on 4th May, while Robert Hood and Justin Cudmore will play Elsewhere’s Rooftop in Brooklyn on 24th May.
Richie Hawtin – who is being awarded with the Outstanding Contribution award for 2019 – will play San Francisco's Halcyon club on Monday 27th May.
Cast your votes for your favourites here from 2pm EST. Voting closes on 23rd April and results will be announced on 28th May.
Best Live Act
Virtual Self (Porter Robinson)
Dark Entries Records
Country Club Disco
REZZ - Certain Kind of Magic [Mau5trap]
Zhu - Ringos Desert [Mind of a Genius]
Lotic - Power [Tri Angle]
Kamasi Washington - Heaven & Earth [Young Turks]
Mariel Ito - 2000-2005 [R&S Records]
NGHTMRE & Big Gigantic - Like That [Mad Decent]
Peach - Silky [Intergraded]
Claude VonStroke - Maharaja [DIRTYBIRD]
Marie Davidson - Work It [Ninja Tune]
RL Grime - I Wanna Know [WeDidIt]
Sophie Lloyd - Calling Out feat. Dames Brown (Floorplan’s Extended Club Remix) [Classic Music Company]
Cygnus - Iaafos Blank Mix (Textasy Dance Floor Dub) [Craigie Knowes]
Pendulum - The Island - Pt. I (Dawn) (Skrillex Remix) [Earstorm]
The Glitch Mob - Disintigrate Slowly (1788-L Remix) [Glass Air]
FaltyDL - If All the People Took Acid (Octo Octa Loop Me into Infinity Remix) [Blueberry Records]
Best Large Club
Elsewhere, New York
Exchange LA, LA
Echostage, Washington DC
Club Space, Miami
New City Gas, Montreal
Best Small Club
Halcyon, San Francisco
Good Room, New York
Best Club Event/Series
The Bunker, New York
Piknic Electronik, Montreal
We Still Believe, Nationwide
Lightning in a Bottle
Shambhala Music Festival
Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival
Best Boutique Festival
Seismic Dance Event
Hall of Fame
Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy
Gary Richards a.k.a DESTRUCTO
Armand Van Helden
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