Online electronic music retailer Beatport has announced the winners for the second edition of its Beats In School mentorship initiative.
Each winner is set to receive direct A&R from label ambassadors of these four esteemed imprints, career guidance from industry experts, support from Beatport’s vast network of partners and a coveted prize package featuring industry standard gear.
For its mentorship, San Francisco's beloved Dirtybird imprint has chosen Bay Area native Sammy Legs to join the label for this year-long program. Sammy Legs' track submission, 'In My Legs', impressed label boss Claude VonStroke who said: “Beats In School is all about uncovering and nurturing new talent and we feel Sammy Legs is an artist that could develop and bloom under the program.” Listen to the track below.
Landing the winning spot for London's long-running Hospital Records imprint is Copenhagen-based producer Redemptive, whose liquid drum 'n' bass submission 'Beyond' was chosen for its "detailing and original musicality." Listen to the winning track below.
Rising progressive house talent Donny Carr was picked up by deadmau5's Los Angeles-based mau5trap imprint for his glimmering production 'Luna Brave'. The label is regularly commending for nurturing young talent with its roster of young stars that includes Rezz, ATTLAS, Matt Lange, Rinzen and more. Check out the winning track below.
On the techno front, Second State label bosses Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix (aka Pan-Pot) selected Indian artist dotdat for his track 'Scutter'. “We both felt the track could fit our sets very well with its underground vibe that works on big stages too," the techno duo commented. "He’s got the certain something and we’re thrilled to get to know him better.” Check out the winning track below.
Beatport will closely track each winner’s progress through the program with updates and insights from all four label partners. For more information and the latest developments in this season of Beats In School, visit beatsinschool.beatport.com
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