DJ Times Magazine & Pioneer DJ Announce Claude VonStroke As America’s Top 2016 DJ


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Although the “go-to” list for the Top 100 DJ’s typically comes from DJMag.com, but that list has yet to be released for 2016. Instead, DJ Times Magazine and Pioneer DJ have officially announced that, none other than, Claude VonStroke has taken the top spot as the Number One DJ in America for 2016.

A significant amount of votes came from fans voting on America’s Best DJ Website, however, America’s Best DJ 2016 ran a Summer Tour across 20+ clubs and festivals where fans could vote in-person as to who they thought was the Number One DJ in 2016, as well. These festivals included the likes of EDC Las Vegas, Moonrise Festival, and Detroit’s Movement Festival, just to name a few.

After all the votes were counted, Claude VonStroke emerged as the winner, taking the title from Steve Aoki, who won the award in 2015. Here’s what Claude had to say about earning the top spot:


“My fans are so kind hearted and amazing and I love them so much for creating such an awesome community where people feel safe and can have fun together. They voted for me to win over artists with huge radio hits and business machines which is so inspiring and surprising, for that I am truly humbled.” – Claude VonStroke

Below is the Top 10 List and the other nine artists that Claude beat out for the top spot. As a side note, it’ll be interesting to see where Claude lands on DJ Mag’s 2016 Top 100 DJ’s when that list is released soon. Voting is still open for that here.

DJ Times Magazine & Pioneer DJ Top 10 DJ’s of 2016:

1. Claude VonStroke
2. Kaskade
3. The Chainsmokers
4. BASSNECTAR
5. SKRILLEX
6. DILLON FRANCIS
7. DIPLO
8. MARKUS SCHULZ
9. JAUZ
10. PORTER ROBINSON

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