Beatmaster Markus Schulz has beaten Steve Aoki and Skrillex to the title of America's Best Dj.

Dj Times magazine and Pioneer Dj announced the winners of their 2012 poll and the Miami, Florida-based Dj will now be honoured at an awards gala in Las Vegas next month (Oct12).

Thrilled Schulz says, "It's a huge honour and I want to thank everyone for their support. It has been an extraordinary time for dance music in the United States over the last couple of years... so, to win this, really means an incredible amount to me, and I am humbled by everyone out there who believes in what I do.