Z-Trip Declared America's Best DJ

(PR) No town in America represents "party" more than Las Vegas, so it's only appropriate that Sin City served as the host town for the 2009 America's Best DJ award ceremony and closing party this past weekend. Presented Sept. 12, the honor of America's Best DJ was bestowed upon Z-Trip.

After more than four months of online voting (americasbestdj.net) and a supporting 25-event Summer Tour, the Los Angeles-based mash-up maven/turntablist accrued the most ballots and was tabbed the winner of the 4th annual vote.

At The Palms' rooftop lounge Ghostbar, Z-Trip (aka Zach Sciacca) was handed his spoils—a special gold-plated Pioneer DJM-800 mixer from superstar DJ Paul Oakenfold and an ABDJ gold medal from Pioneer Pro DJ's Karl Detken.

Later on in the evening, Z-Trip descended to the hotel's Rain nightclub for an opening slot in support of Oakenfold's game-changing Planet Perfecto party. The packed club was treated to a vintage Z-Trip set unbound by genres and a true "Vegas moment" when the DJ was joined on stage by The Pointer Sisters during their classic track, "Jump."

"It was great for us to be involved again in this year's America's Best DJ award ceremony and closing party events," said Detken, Director of Product Planning & Artist Relations for Pioneer Pro DJ. "It was by far the best ever. We look forward to next year."

"The Palms is proud to be affiliated with America's Best DJ and DJ Times," said Sol Shafer of the N9NE Group, which oversees Rain and Ghostbar. "As avid fans and developers of the American electronic music scene, we are proud to call DJ Times a partner. We look forward to once again crowning America's Best DJ with us here at the Palms Casino Resort in September of 2010."

A BIG thanks go out to all the fans who voted for their favorite DJs and congratulations to Z-Trip for being crowned "America's Best DJ 2009."
See you in 2010!

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