‘America’s Best DJ’ winner and top ten announced for 2014

After a list of frontrunners was revealed last month, the winner of the DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ’s ‘America’s Best DJ’ poll has been announced. After taking home the mantle in 2012, German-born Markus Schulz – who has long considered the US his home – has won it again.

After the fan votes were tallied, Mad Decent boss Diplo came in at #2, followed by turntable maestro A-Trak. In the rest of the top ten, main stage regulars Skrillex and Dillon Francis feature alongside more seasoned players like DJ Dan and Claude VonStroke. The awards ceremony is set for October 12 at Marquee Nightclub in Las Vegas.

Wondering where Kaskade is? Because the west coast house hero won the top spot in 2013, he’s not eligible to win again until 2015.

“Receiving this news is such an incredible honor,” Schulz writes in a statement. “I have never been in this industry for the sole purpose of winning awards, and my biggest accomplishment in life is having the ability to connect and entertain those who believe in me and what I do on a daily basis.

“I’d like to thank everyone at DJ Times and Pioneer DJ for their continued support, all of the promoters who facilitate my passion in the clubs and festivals throughout North America, those who sacrifice in helping me achieve my dreams, and most of all, the fans, because without you, none of this is possible. Forever grateful for your love and support, and I look forward on our continued journey into the future.”

Check out the 2014 results below. [Article photo by Rukes.]

2014 ‘America’s Best DJ’ results:

1. Markus Schulz

2. Diplo

3. A-Trak

‪4. Bassnectar

5. Skrillex

6. Steve Aoki

7. Dillon Francis

8. Claude VonStroke

9. DJ Dan

10. Tritonal

11. Vice

12. Porter Robinson

13. Maceo Plex

14. Krewella

15. Carnage

16. Wolfgang Gartner

17. 3LAU

18. Pretty Lights

19. Flosstradamus

20. Z-Trip

21. Cedric Gervais

22. Moby

23. Dieselboy

24. BT

25. Lee Foss

26. Shogun

27. DJ Godfather

28. Jazzy Jeff

29. Justin Martin

30. Dubfire

31. Kill the Noise

32. Danny Tenaglia

33. Designer Drugs

34. Morgan Page

35. DJ Shadow

36. Armand Van Helden

37. Seven Lions

38. Carl Craig

39. DJ Craze

40. Josh Wink

41. Jeff Mills

42. Skribble

43. Robbie Rivera

44. Stacey Pullen

45. 12th Planet

46. Roonie G

47. Roger Sanchez

48. The Martinez Brothers

49. Green Velvet

50. Just Blaze