2008 America’s Best DJ Top 50

2008 America’s Best DJ • Christopher Lawrence

The longtime California-based trance jock took home the golden mixer and medal this year as America’s Best DJ. After years of battling through the ranks of L.A.’s underground, CL became an international favorite on the club and festival circuits, where he remains one of America’s top DJ exports.

2nd Place • DJ Qbert

A genuine DJ legend, Qbert is a turntablist who makes other jocks stand back in awe. Hailing from the San Francisco area, QBert gained fame as a competition-winning battle jock and as one-fifth of the Invisibl Skratch Piklz DJ crew. Always the innovator, QBert’s repertoire of scratches and other tricks has won a global following of fans and vinyl-fetish DJs.

SKRILLEX3rd Place • DJ Skribble

Quite possibly the hardest working DJ in show business, Skribble came up in the early ‘90s with the hip-hop group, Young Black Teenagers. Later he gained fame with constant exposure through a variety of MTV shows like “The Grind” and “Total Request Live.” Equally adept at playing hip-hop, house or rock-oriented mashups, the NYC-based Skribble recently began recording with rock guitarist Dave Navarro.

4th Place • Z-Trip

An early leader in the mashup movement, Z-Trip can entertain almost any crowd—he’s opened for the Rolling Stones and played with jam bands at the Bonaroo Festival. The Phoenix-based turntablist was also featured heavily in Doug Pray’s terrific documentary, Scratch. His Uneasy Listening collaboration with DJ P remains a hot eBay item.

 5th Place • Scotty Boy

Voted one of the Top 10 DJ’s in America the past few years by Pioneer DJ & DJ Times Magazine and ranked in the Top 100 DJ’s in the world on TheDJlist.com, DJ Scotty Boy is now putting his over 20 years of crowd rocking experience to work in the studio. In 2009 Scotty Boy teamed up with Houston’s DJ Red and the duo has released several tracks including 4am in Vegas, Zombies On The Dancefloor, What The Fuck, Discoteka, Wonderland, Warface and Go Fuck Yourself, just to name a few. In 2011 Scotty Boy & good friend Revolvr had a Billboard Dance Chart #1 hit with the remix of Luciana’s “I’m Still Hot”. When not busy playing on the road Scotty Boy can be found at Marquee Las Vegas playing along side some of the biggest DJ’s in the world!







6 | Tommy Lee & DJ Aero
As DJs and producers, Tommy Lee & DJ Aero’s sound is dirty, filthy, nasty electro-house; and since their musical tastes are not constrained to one genre, the duo often veers into techno, progressive, breakbeat and even hip-hop territory. Today, Tommy Lee and DJ Aero are essentially remixing music live, on-the-fly, when performing as DJs. They’re also creating, manipulating and incorporating visuals into their live DJ sets. This is deejaying as a multi-media show bordering on performance art.

 

7 | BT
More than a major electronic DJ/producer, Brian Transeau is an accomplished composer for games and films like the Oscar-winning “Monster” and an innovative software developer—his portable remixing app Sonifi was developed through his company, Sonik Architects. In clubland, he’s created six artist albums, including his latest These Hopeful Machines, and he remains an in-demand DJ and electronic artist.

 

8 | Sticky Boots
Sticky Boots is a nationally recognized DJ, emcee, and entertainer best known for his nationally syndicated radio mix show, The HyperMiXx, which airs in over 20 markets in North America and Europe via FM, Internet, Cellular and TV networks. He has been voted as one of the Top 20 DJ’s in the US by leading trade magazine DJ Times for four years running, certifying his role as tastemaker and fan favorite.

 

9 | Cedric Gervais
Gervais was born in Marseille, and was the youngest resident ever at Paris’s Le Queen Club. In 1998, he moved to America’s South Beach. Despite being only 15 years old when he left for Miami, he soon held residencies at Crobar (now Cameo) and the famous Nikki Beach, before taking over the Club Space Terrace. His first single, “Burning”, was with Ultra Records. In 2006, his debut album The Experiment, featured the single “Spirit in My Life”, also on Ultra Records. His production credits include working with Lenny Kravitz, Deep Dish, Steve Lawler, and Rachel Star, among others.

 

10 | Roonie G.
Two-time Club World Award Winner and 2008 nominee for “America’s Best DJ,” ROONIE G. controls the DJ booth with laserlike precision and an unwavering focus. Where traditional DJs
are locked into spinning solely audio, ROONIE delves into another dimension by mixing his own creative blend of audio and visual content – content that encompasses popular music videos, iconic film footage, custom graphics, and comedy shorts – delivering multi-sensory stimulation.

 

11 Monk
12 DJ Theo
13 Saeed Younan
14 Donald Glaude
15 DJ Shadow
16 Oscar G
17 Mix Master Mike
18 Joe Bermudez
19 Bad Boy Bill
20 Danny Tenaglia
21 Cut Chemist
22 Markus Schulz
23 DJ Crème
24 Armand Van Helden
25 Victor Calderone
26 DJ Boris
27 DJ Craze
28 Gabriel & Dresden
29 Erick Morillo
30 Adultnapper
31 Grandmaster Flash
32 D:Fuse
33 The Crystal Method
34 Kaskade
35 Dubfire
36 Junior Vasquez
37 DJ AM
38 DJ Icey
39 Josh Wink
40 Moby
41 Robbie Rivera
42 Roger Sanchez
43 Baby Anne
44 DJ Dan
45 Dieselboy
46 Nick Terranova aka Starkillers
47 Sharam
48 Steve Porter
49 Mark Farina
50 Colette