2012 America’s Best DJ Markus Schulz poses with his award: a golden Pioneer DJM-900 mixer


Nozomu Matsumoto founded Pioneer as an audio products manufacturer in 1938, making speakers in his garage.

Fast-forward to the present, where Pioneer is a world leader in electronics products for the car, home and business markets, respected for their role in introducing such innovations as the consumer laser disc, car CD player, GPS car navigation, DVD-Video player, high definition plasma display, organic electroluminscent display and much more.

To this day, Pioneer still develops and manufactures innovative and high-tech entertainment and electronic products. Pioneer’s DJ division is a market leader in the dance music industry, with nearly every modern club featuring their industry-standard CDJ-2000 CD player, DJM-900 mixer, or variations thereof.

The mobile DJ might enjoy recent offerings such as their DDJ-SX, S1, or T1 , while the bedroom or entry-level DJs have been known to take a liking to their XDJ-R1 and XDJ-AERO wireless DJ systems. Pioneer DJ also offers a wide array of other CD/DVD/media players, DJ controllers, mixers, effectors, speakers, and headphones.

Pioneer DJ has provided four pairs of their flagship HDJ-2000 professional DJ headphones as well as one of their venerable DJM-250 mixers as prizes for fans that connect with America’s Best DJ’s social properties (keep an eye on our Facebook and Twitter pages for weekly prize giveaways throughout the summer).



Established in 1988, DJ Times is America’s first magazine for professional DJs. Every month, more DJs turn to DJ Times than any other industry publication for information on the newest products and emerging technologies, for catching up on the latest trends and tunes, and for advice on how to go further in the craft.

Club DJs, mobile DJs, remixers, turntablists, producers, laptop DJs, radio jocks—DJs of all types and styles, all read DJ Times. Because the DJ is a continually forming entity, the publication which reports on the trends of the industry must also help define and shape those trends. DJ Times is precisely that magazine.


Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan is the premier location for the Las Vegas nightlife experience. Located at 3708 Las Vegas Blvd, Marquee is a 60,000 square foot Dave Rockwell venue containing seven different bars and three rooms—the main room, the Boom Box, and The Library—each with a distinct musical experience. Perfect for a corporate event, networking function, bachelorette party, or regular weekend night, the stylish and sophisticated venue offers a full range of food services, from passed hors d’oeuvres to buffet style dining, beverage options, and bottle service. Marquee is also the number one destination for the world’s premier music talent, featuring residencies of world-renowned DJs like Kaskade, Benny Benassi, Erick Morillo, and many more.

An innovator of Las Vegas nightclubs, Marquee’s Main Room features a state-of-the-art sound and visual system with a 40-foot LED DJ booth and projection stage in conjunction with 32,000 subwoofers and full range speakers. Overlooking the Main Floor is the intimate, lounge-style Library room, which is home to a fireplace, billiards table, and vintage books. Be sure to sample some of the specialty cocktails only served in this section of the club. On the lower level of the nightclub is the Boom Box room, featuring gorgeous views of the strip and a separate DJ and sound system, affording patrons a selection in the music and venue they wish to enjoy.

Marquee Dayclub includes eight cabanas with infinity pools and 10 three-story bungalow lofts with living quarters and open-air party decks. This luxurious outdoor facility is perfect for rest and relaxation or a pool party, and it features a daytime menu from executive chef Ralph Scamardella. The best DJs in the world will mix and spin you an unforgettable time at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub. No other Las Vegas club can offer such a completely unique and exciting experience, so make your reservations today!