Markus Schulz voted America’s Best DJ

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Despite his German heritage, Stereosonic-bound trance authority Markus Schulz has long called Miami, Florida, home. So close is his alliance to the U.S. that the man was this week voted America’s Best DJ in the annual poll coordinated by DJ Times Magazine and Pioneer DJ. In 2011, the #1 spot went to hard-touring house head Kaskade, who has curiously disappeared from the Top Ten this time despite his highly-successful Freaks Of Nature tour. Similarly, Schulz didn’t figure in 2011’s Top Ten, but he’s obviously had a galvanising 12 months Stateside.

“It is has been an extraordinary time for dance music in the United States over the last couple of years,” Schulz said from the road when he found out the news of his win. “I’d also like to thank the promoters and all the industry people that have worked so hard throughout the years to help DJ culture come of age. Our scene has been built from a foundation of respect and admiration for the music. When I’m on stage doing what I love every week, winning awards is the last thing on my mind. So to win this really means an incredible amount to me, and I am humbled by everyone out there who believes in what I do.”

You’ve got to admire the chutzpah of Dim Mak leader Steve Aoki, who assured fans “#2 is A-OK!!” with a promo poster to match. The 2012 top five is rounded out by Skrillex, BT and Z-Trip. Once again, no sign of DJ Pauly D, who beat out the likes of Diplo, Derrick Carter and Mixmaster Mike in 2010 to claim the #8 spot.

2012 AMERICA’S BEST DJ FINAL RESULTS

01. Markus Schulz
02. Steve Aoki
03. Skrillex
04. BT
05. Z-Trip
06. Porter Robinson
07. Wolfgang Gartner
08. A-Trak
09. Diplo
10. Bassnectar

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mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 21st Sep, 2012

being american surprised afrojack, kaskade, Tiesto or avicii didnt poll

412nv

412nv said on the 21st Sep, 2012

Steve Aoki over Kaskade WTF

Amosse

Amosse said on the 21st Sep, 2012

Can Kaskade throw cake at the audience whilst simultaneously DJ? I thought not.

Bumpy

Bumpy said on the 21st Sep, 2012

Where's Dj Dennis on the list?

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 21st Sep, 2012

WHERE THE FUCK IS TIMMY TRUMPET

sounds_echoed

sounds_echoed said on the 21st Sep, 2012

It's a shame Pauly D didn't win it. He's a wicked deejay!

1DAKOTA1

1DAKOTA1 said on the 22nd Sep, 2012

@sounds_echoed you want to die?

abronier

abronier said on the 23rd Sep, 2012



@ mlirosi: I so hope you're taking the piss, considering that Afrojack and Tiesto are both dutch and Avicii is Swiss.

dry234

dry234 said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

Markus Schulz should be world's No 1 DJ.

Kb75

Kb75 said on the 23rd Sep, 2012

Markus Schultz has a dual citizenship, ITM. ;)

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 24th Sep, 2012

@aboner I can assure you no piss has been taken, Tiesto is in the process of a massive college invasion tour performing for every American college imaginable and is resident at encore and hard rock in Las Vegas, while avicii just capped off the largest north American tour I can recall any EDM dj attempting, they also maintain just the right amount of cheese to capture the American voter

lawlietskyy

lawlietskyy said on the 24th Sep, 2012

^^^^^^^ They're not American so they're ineligible. As far as i know they can't be considered ?

reak0r

reak0r said on the 24th Sep, 2012

gabriel & dresden wut-up!?

brenly

brenly said on the 24th Sep, 2012

If BT is still there... G&D should be there.
Bring em back!

marlon666

marlon666 said on the 27th Sep, 2012

What do you think? Post your comment...

marlon666

marlon666 said on the 27th Sep, 2012

norin and rad are the one's to watch out for