DJ Mag‘s first ever “Best of North America Awards” strived to uncover and highlight the acts, labels, and venues in electronic music that helped the underground thrive in 2017… and the results are in!


Chicago tech house legend Green Velvet comes out on top, snagging the award for “Best DJ,” while LA-based heavy-hitter 12th Planet gains recognition as “Best Producer” for his monster dubstep and d&b soundscapes. Porter Robinson deservingly boasts the title of “Best Live Act,” after the wide success of his Worlds live tour and co-headlining Shelter live tour with Madeon.

Sonny Moore AKA Skrillex’s label OWSLA, which represents Getter, Mija, What So Not, Josh Pan, Valentino Khan, and more, unsurprisingly takes the “Best Label” title. Monstercat deservingly nabs “Best Breakthrough Label,” for its work with Slushii, Krewella, Jauz, Seven Lions, and San Holo, just to name a few.

“Best Album” goes to Kaytranada for 99.9% and “Best Track” goes to Honey Dijon – “Houze” Feat. Seven Davis Jr., while Dirtybird wins for “Best Compilation.”

Check out the full list of nominees here, and the full list of winners below!

DJ MAG – BEST OF NORTH AMERICA AWARDS – WINNERS

Best DJ
Green Velvet

Best Producer
12th Planet

Best Breakthrough DJ
Lauren Lane

Best Breakthrough Producer
Eli Escobar

Best Live Act
Porter Robinson

Oustanding Contribution Award
Kerri Chandler

Best Label
OWSLA

Best Breakthrough Label
Monstercat

Best Remix
Tiga ‘Planet E’ Feat. Hudson Mohawke (Danny Daze Polyester Remix)

Best Track/EP
Honey Dijon ‘Houze’ Feat. Seven Davis Jr.

Best Album
Kaytranada ‘99.9%’

Best Compilation
Dirtybird ‘Dirtybird Campout Compilation’

Best Venue – West
Exchange

Best Venue – Midwest
Smart Bar

Best Venue – South
Heart

Best Venue – North
Stereo

Best Venue – Northeast
Output

Source: DJ Mag