We've come along way since 2010, when DJ Times magazine's fan-voted America's Best DJ competition took a credibility hit with the inclusion of Jersey Shore star Pauly D among the nominees.

This year, it would be hard to argue with L.A.-based Kaskade taking the title for a second time -- the ten-year veteran also won in 2011-- or who he beat. Mad Decent boss and twerk-presario Diplo snagged second place while dubstep don Skrillex came in third. The top ten was rounded out by, in order, Bassnectar, Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, A-Trak, Wolfgang Gartner, Z-Trip and DJ Vice.

It's a nice treat for Kaskade, who also released his new Ultra album "Atmosphere" this week, and a big ascension from his placement at number 30 on DJ Mag's last Top 100 DJs poll in 2012.

"Words can't do justice to how completely grateful I am to receive this honor for a second time," said Kaskade in a release. "I am constantly in awe of the love, encouragement and energy I receive from my fan-base, which has continued to inspire and motivate me throughout my career. I feel connected to them in such a real way and their support is something that keeps rocking my world. I couldn't do this without them."

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  • 1. Kaskade

    NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 01: Kaskade celebrates the launch of Moto X, the First Smartphone to be Assembled in the U.S., on August 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Motorola Mobility)

  • 2. Diplo

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 23: DJ/producer Diplo of Major Lazer prepares to surf the crowd in a ball as he performs at the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 23, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • 3. Skrillex

    INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Musician Skrillex performs onstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Coachella)

  • 4. Bassnectar

    INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Bassnectar performs onstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)

  • 5. Porter Robinson

    LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 21: Producer/DJ Porter Robinson performs at the 17th annual Electric Daisy Carnival at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on June 21, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

  • 6. Steve Aoki

    U.S. musician Steve Aoki performs during his concert at the Optimus Alive music festival in Lisbon, Friday night, July 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

  • 7. A-Trak

    INDIO, CA - APRIL 15: A-Trak performs during Day 1 of the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2011 held at the Empire Polo Club on April 15, 2011 in Indio, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)

  • 8. Wolfgang Gartner

    INDIO, CA - APRIL 12: Wolfgang Gartner performs onstage during day 1 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2013 in Indio, California. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for Coachella)

  • 9. Z-Trip

    LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: DJ Z-Trip performs onstage at the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

  • 10. DJ VIce

    LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 20: DJ Vice performs during a Platinum party at the Marquee Nightclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas during the 28th annual Nightclub & Bar Convention and Trade Show on March 20, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Nightclub & Bar Media Group)