After DJ Mag’s arguably disrespectful list of “Top 100 DJs“, they’ve decided to apologize and make it up to the EDM world by making yet another polarizing list of DJs and artists, limiting their search results to the North American continent this go around. This list, however, is somewhat different, and that this time the fate of who wins and who loses is in the hands of we mere EDM lovers, and we have more than just a raw list to choose from. The staff and writers have done the dirty work by narrowing down 16 categories that range from best breakthrough DJ to best venue in a certain region of the continent, and we, the people, then vote to decide who, what and where warrants the title of “cream of the crop” (The Mid, Primary and Smart Bar are all options for the Midwest…ya’ll better represent).

The results get announced on July 4th, so you best hurry up and hit this link to get voting and make this list worthwhile to look at. The nomination categories and nominees are listed down below so you can peep before hitting the link.

Best DJ

Maceo Plex
Green Velvet
The Black Madonna
The Martinez Brothers

Best Breakthrough DJ

Lauren Lane
Mike Servito
Mad Zach
Brian Cid

Best Live Act

Bob Moses
Porter Robinson

Best Producer

12th Planet
Carl Craig
Dennis Ferrer

Breakthrough Producer

Layton Giordani
Avalon Emerson
DJ Earl
Eli Escobar

Best Label

My Favorite Robot
Ghostly International

Breakthrough Label

Tuskegee Music
Perspectives Digital
Honey Soundsystem (HNYTRX)

Best Venue – West

Exchange LA (Los Angeles, CA)
Halcyon (San Francisco, CA)
Sound (Los Angeles, CA)
Audio (San Francisco, CA)
Lot 613 (Los Angeles, CA)

Best Venue – Northeast

Soundcheck (Washington, DC)
Output (Brooklyn, NY)
House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY)
Rumors (Philadelphia, PA)
Bijou (Boston, MA)

Best Venue – South

Trade (Miami, FL)
Heart (Miami, FL)
Ethics (Austin, TX)
301 (El Paso, TX)
The Music Room (Atlanta, GA)

Best Venue – Midwest

Smart Bar (Chicago, IL)
The Grasshopper Underground (Detroit, MI)
The Old Miami (Detroit, MI)
The Mid (Chicago, IL)
Primary (Chicago, IL)

Best Venue – North

Coda (Toronto)
Beach Club (Montreal)
Open Studios (Vancouver)
Stereo (Montreal)
Nest (Toronto)

Best Track/EP

Victor Calderone ‘Inside’ EP
Honey Dijon ‘Houze’ feat. Seven Davis Jr.
Moon Boots ‘Tear My Heart’ feat. Lulu James
Sian ‘Dune’
Floorplan ‘Tell You No Lie’

Best Remix

Planetary Assault Systems ‘Booster’ (Octave One Remix)
MALAA ‘Diamonds’ (Gerry Gonza Remix)
AD/D ‘Motorcity Surise’ (Art Department Remix)
Tiga ‘Planet E’ feat. Hudson Mohawke (Danny Daze Polyester Remix)
Truncate ‘7_1’ (Ambivalent Remix)

Best Compilation

Soul Clap: Fabric 93
Ron Trent Presents Prescription: Word, Sound & Power
Howsla Curated By Chris Lake & Skrillex
Dirtybird Campout Compilation
Matthew Dear: DJ-Kicks

Outstanding Contribution

The Belleville Three
Kerri Chandler
Jeff Mills
Masters At Work
Gary Richards