DJ Mag Best of North America Awards 2022: Voting is now open

DJ Mag Best of North America Awards 2022: Voting is now open

Voting is now open for the DJ Mag Best of North America Awards 2022.

After a three-year hiatus, on the other end of a pandemic, the nominations have been announced — and we’re once again providing you with the opportunity to show love to your favourite DJs, producers, live acts, labels, clubs and innovators in our annual celebration of North America’s electronic music scene.

Across 16 categories, DJ Mag’s Best of North America awards seek to celebrate the wide spectrum of sounds being created by artists from the United States and Canada. 

Following in the footsteps of DJ Mag’s annual Best of British awards, a new award has been added this year. The award for Underground Hero aims to celebrate the champions of grassroots music communities. 

One point of note is that the music awards (tracks, albums, compilations and remixes cover the period from 1st January 2021 – 22nd May 2022.)

Voters have always been able to register their votes through a social sign in, using either a Google or Facebook account. But new for 2022, DJ Mag has introduced the ability to register with an Apple ID. This addition gives users additional privacy controls while also opening the process up to more than 99% of smartphone users in North America, making it our most accessible poll to date.

Voting is open now until 1st June 2022. You can vote at vote.djmag.com

You can see the full list of categories and nominees below:

Best DJ

  • Eris Drew
  • Green Velvet
  • Jayda G
  • RL Grime
  • RP Boo

Breakthrough DJ

  • Ariel Zetina
  • John Summit
  • Kush Jones
  • Layla Benitez
  • UNIIQU3

Best Live Act

  • E-Dancer
  • Jessy Lanza 
  • Minimal Violence
  • Porter Robinson
  • ZHU

Best Producer

  • Avalon Emerson
  • DJ SWISHA
  • Flying Lotus 
  • Lane 8
  • WondaGurl

Breakthrough Producer

  • Bored Lord
  • LP Giobbi 
  • Moore Kismet 
  • Nikki Nair
  • TYGAPAW

Best Label

  • Backwoodz Studioz
  • Brainfeeder
  • Incienso
  • Monstercat Silk
  • Nervous Records

Breakthrough Label

  • EAT DIS
  • Kindergarten Records
  • Odyzey Music
  • Rules Don’t Apply 
  • Worst Behavior Recs

Best Album

  • AceMoMA ‘A Future’ [HAUS of ALTR]
  • DJ Manny ‘Signals In My Head’ [Planet Mu]
  • Eris Drew ‘Quivering In Time’ [T4T LUV NRG]
  • Moor Mother ‘Black Encyclopedia of the Air’ [ANTI-]
  • Vindata ‘With Opened Eyes’ [Monstercat]

Best Compilation

  • Defected presents ‘House Masters: Todd Edwards’ [Defected]
  • DJ Holographic ‘Detroit Love Vol. 5’ [Planet E Communications]
  • V/A ‘CRITICAL MASS VOL. 1’ [Space Yacht]
  • V/A ‘Deep Cutz’ [Dirtybird]
  • V/A ‘Juke Bounce Werk presents: JBDUBZ vol. 9’ [Juke Bounce Werk]

Best Track

  • Louie Vega ‘All My Love feat. Robyn’ [Nervous Records]
  • LSDXOXO ‘Sick Bitch’ [XL]
  • ODESZA ‘The Last Goodbye feat. Bettye LaVette’ [Foreign Family Collective]
  • REZZ & Deathpact ‘Chemical Bond’ [Rezz Music, Inc.]
  • UNIIQU3 ‘Microdosing’ [Local Action]

Best Remix/Edit

  • Bonobo & Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs ‘Heartbreak (Kerri Chandler Remix)’ [OUTLIER]
  • Kavinsky & Cautious Clay ‘Renegade (Oliver Remix) [Record Makers] 
  • Midnight Magic ‘Beam Me Up (Each Other Remix)’ [Razor-N-Tape]
  • Ouri ‘High & Choking (Jacques Greene Remix)’ [Born Twice / Lighter Than Air]
  • ZHU & partywithray ‘Zhudio54 (J. Worra Remix)’ [Astralwerks]

Best Large Club 

  • Avant Gardner & The Brooklyn Mirage, Brooklyn
  • Club Space, Miami
  • Echostage, Washington DC
  • Exchange LA, Los Angeles
  • The Concourse Project, Austin

Best Small Club

  • CODA, Toronto
  • Good Room, Brooklyn
  • Kremwerk, Seattle
  • Spot Lite, Detroit
  • Stereo, Montreal

Best Club Event / Event Series

  • A Club Called Rhonda
  • Interdimensional Transmissions 
  • Mister Sunday 
  • RE/FORM 
  • STEAM 

Underground Hero 
Recognising the champions of grassroots music communities

  • DJ Bone
  • DJ Deeon
  • DJ Minx
  • Lauren Flax 
  • Tim Sweeney

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