Kaskade is America’s Best DJ, Pauly D shafted from top 10

It would seem as though the new guard of young American EDM fans have made their votes count in the 2011 DJ poll, America’s Best DJ, installing veteran crowd-pleaser Kaskade into the top spot.

It’s been another strong year for the LA based electro house don who backed up his recent Dynasty LP with criss-crossing global tours, stints at all the big budget dance festivals in the US, a booking for this summer’s Stereosonic festival and who could forget that rave-riot he started in the middle of Hollywood?

Taking the crown in 2011, Kaskade displaces last year’s winner DJ QBert and in fact the latter DJ has fallen from the top 10 entirely with this year’s top rankings reflecting the climate of American dance music with Skrillex, Steve Aoki, Bassnectar and Designer Drugs all performing well.

You can check out the thus-far released results for the DJ poll below and shed a tear for the victim of ITM’s 2011 April Fool’s joke DJ Pauly D who, after fist pumping like a champ straight into the #8 spot in the 2010 chart, has been shunted from the upper echelon. It was fun while it lasted.

America’s Best DJ – 2011 Top 10:

1. Kaskade

2. Skrillex

3. Z-Trip

4. BT

5. Steve Aoki

6. Diplo

7. Wolfgang Gartner

8. A-Trak

9. Bassnectar

10. Designer Drugs