For the next round of Beatport’s Beats In School competition Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label is at the helm, offering aspiring DJs a unique opportunity to be mentored by leaders of the industry.
Anjunabeats Label Director Allan McGrath touched on what they are looking for from producers: “Musicality, melody, emotion, integrity and originality are just some of the things we look for when signing new music. Ultimately, we’re always looking for music that will move the scene forward and stand the test of time.”
In order to enter, a producer needs to create a track that fits the label’s sound. Then they will need to input the track into a DJ mix uploaded to Mixcloud and promote the mix to get a better chance at being selected. The label will judge entries submitted during the entry period and select up to 20 participants.
The winner will receive a one year mentorship from Anjunabeats, the opportunity to open a label showcase and get an official release. Also included is gear from Akai, Allen & Heath, Korg, Novation, Native Instruments, Serato, Teenage Engineering, Pioneer and Roland, coordinated press and media exposure on Beatport, Future Music Magazine, Computer Music Magazine, access to online courses from Point Blank and much more.
Find out more by watching the video below and enter the Beats In School contest here
The first round has already concluded, with Circus Recordings boss Yousef selecting Taya Mills, a rising talent from Australia. Get to know him here