One of Ibiza’s most acclaimed underground parties, ANTS celebrates a decade at the top this summer with ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG. The famously innovative and high-concept ANTS is to take things to another level at Ushuaïa Ibiza with season-long celebration of cutting-edge music and spectacular immersive productions on a scale never seen before. To celebrate this epic milestone, ANTS is partnering with Beatport to search for the next generation of DJ talent.
ANTS is an underground brand that has always been focused on cutting-edge talent. Through its flagship Ushuaïa Ibiza residency and through it’s global touring series, ANTS has helped to establish up-and-coming stars on the world stage and give them a platform to go to the next level. Now the ever-evolving and innovative party is ready to unearth its next star and provide an unrivaled opportunity for aspiring DJ talent that will launch and supercharge the winner’s career.
The ultimate winner of the ANTS: NEXT GEN competition will get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on Ushuaïa Ibiza‘s iconic poolside stage this summer, along with expert career mentorship to nurture their artistic development, a production masterclass with an ANTS resident DJ, and an array of DJ essentials.
The competition will be judged by a panel of leading DJs and influential industry experts, including ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG residents Andrea Oliva, Chelina Manuhutu, SYREETA, Francisco Allendes and Nic Fanciulli, and along with Yann Pissenem, (CEO & Founder of The Night League, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, & ANTS), Leslee Clarke (Booking Manager, The Night League, Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza), and Itziar Gonzalez (Project Manager & ANTS Bookings Manager).
- A DJ set at ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG this summer
- A DJ set on the ANTS ON TOUR
- A studio session with Francisco Allendes (ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG resident DJ)
- A guest mix on ANTS Radio
- An ANTS Playlist takeover
- A digital audit from ANTS in-house marketing team
- A bumper package of ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG merchandise
In addition to all of this, the winner will receive a pair of Pioneer HDJ-X10 headphones, as well as a training session with one of Pioneer DJ‘s experts, who will guide the Next Gen on how to get the most out of the latest DJ equipment. Plus, the Beatport Group are also throwing in a 6 month subscription for Beatport Streaming Advanced, a 12-month subscription to Loopcloud Studio, a Plugin Boutique Scaler 2, Vengeance Sound VPS Avenger, and an Excite Audio Lifeline Console.
How to Enter
If you’re ready to be the next breakout star in the world of house and techno, all you need to do is put together your freshest 30-minute mix in line with the ANTS trademark sound and upload to Soundcloud before midnight (CET) on Monday 8 May, following the entry guidelines available on Unitedants.com.
All submitted mixes will be available on the ANTS Soundcloud profile for three weeks after the competition is launched. Mixes will be evaluated on 3 key criteria: the total number of listens, the number of likes, and the expert evaluations from the ANTS: NEXT GEN judging panel. The top 10 entries will be revealed on 17 May, before the ultimate winner is announced on 31 May.
This is a rare opportunity for rising talent to shine at the very highest level and become part of the ANTS family, one of underground electronic music’s most influential collectives. For all of the details on how to enter, visit Unitedants.com.