Inaugurated in 2006 & title sponsored by Pioneer DJ, ABDJ is an online vote that determines the most-popular US-based DJ. Each year, DJ Times nominates 100 DJs and fans can vote for their favorites from May 27 to September 5. Additionally, ABDJ is supported by a nationwide Summer Tour.

At select events, DJ Times & ABDJ staff will maintain a booth where votes are taken for the DJ/nominees. As an incentive, all voters (online or at tour events) can win prizes—like gear from Pioneer and a trip for 2 (flights & room) to Las Vegas for the ABDJ Closing Party/Award Presentation at Marquee nightclub on Oct. 9. Again, voting online or at the 20+ ABDJ Summer Tour events gives fans a chance to win valuable prizes...SO VOTE!

2010 America's Best DJ: Final Results

America's Best DJ, 2010



DJ Qbert

A genuine DJ legend, QBert is a turntablist who makes other jocks stand back in awe. Hailing from the San Francisco area, QBert gained fame as a competition-winning battle jock and as one-fifth of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ crew. Always the innovator and known as “The Jimi Hendrix of Turntables,” QBert’s repertoire of scratches and other tricks has won a global following of fans and vinyl-fetish DJs.
Check Out DJ Q-Bert's Myspace here!

2nd Place




A DJ whose profile continues to rise, Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) has become one of our most in-demand club talents, not to mention one of America’s most prolific producers. A creator of six artist albums, including 2010’s Dynasty, Kaskade has enjoyed chart success with that CD’s eponymous single, plus others like “Move For Me” (with Canada’s Deadmau5), “Everything” and “Stars Align.”
Check Out Kaskade's Myspace here!

3rd Place



In 1997, Alain Macklovitch won the DMC World Championship at the age of 15, making him the organization’s youngest winner. Now a seasoned veteran, the Montreal-born/NYC-based A-Trak became Kanye West’s tour DJ, launched the ultra hip Fool’s Gold Records and scored big with a number of remixes, most notably with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ “Off With Their Heads.”
Check Out A-Trak’s Myspace here!

4th Place



More than a major electronic DJ/producer, Brian Transeau is an accomplished composer for games and films like the Oscar-winning “Monster” and an innovative software developer—his portable remixing app Sonifi was developed through his company, Sonik Architects. In clubland, he’s created six artist albums, including his latest These Hopeful Machines, and he remains an in-demand DJ and electronic artist.
Check Out BT's Myspace here!

5th Place


Wolfgang Gartner

One of America’s fastest-rising electronic-music talents, the Austin, Texas-based DJ/producer (born Joey Youngman) has dropped a slew of electro-house club bombs over the past couple years, including eight #1 tracks on Beatport. He’s also been an in-demand remixer for A-list artists like Black Eyed Peas and, lately, his collaborations have gained plenty of attention—“Conscindo” with Mark Knight and “Animal Rights” with Deadmau5. With a recent deal to join the Ultra Records fold, the future’s plenty bright. Check Out Wolfgang Gartner’s Myspace here!

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2010 America's Best DJ: Top 50

1. DJ QBert 26. ?uestlove
2. Kaskade 27. Grandmaster Flash
3. A-Trak 28. Bad Boy Bill
4. BT 29. Girl Talk
5. Wolfgang Gartner 30. Robbie Rivera
6. Jazzy Jeff 31. DJ Vice
7. Steve Aoki 32. Erick Morillo
8. DJ Pauly D 33. Moby
9. Roonie G 34. Cut Chemist
10. Scotty Boy 35. Crystal Method
11. Mix Master Mike 36. Joe Bermudez
12. Diplo 37. Oscar G
13. Skribble 38. Danny Tenaglia
14. Markus Schulz 39. Morgan Page
15. DJ Theo 40. Rob Swift
16. Mark Farina 41. Felix Da Housecat
17. DJ Craze 42. Roger Sanchez
18. DJ Shiftee 43. Dubfire
19. Bassnectar 44. Derrick Carter
20. Sticky Boots 45. DJ Icey
21. Saeed Younan 46. Dennis Ferrer
22. DJ Enferno 47. DJ Irene
23. Cedric Gervais 48. Sharam
24. DJ Shadow 49. Colette
25. Armand Van Helden 50. Annalyze