Ushuaïa Ibiza announces winner of the ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Competition

Ushuaïa Ibiza is proud to announce the winner of the ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Competition: Us Two. The West Midlands pair will now get the opportunity to perform on Ushuaïa Ibiza’s world-famous poolside stage, when they make their ANTS debut on Saturday 9th September, performing alongside Hot Since 82, Wade, Francisco Allendes, Yousef and Miane.

Launched in collaboration with Beatport in April earlier this year, the ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Competition provides an unrivaled opportunity for aspiring DJ talent to supercharge their career. Winners, Us Two, will become part of the ANTS family, one of underground electronic music’s most influential collectives, which is celebrating a decade at the top this summer.

Along with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform at Ushuaïa Ibiza, the pair will receive expert career mentorship to nurture their artistic development, a production masterclass with an ANTS resident DJ, and an array of DJ essentials, courtesy of Beatport and Pioneer.

Over 1000 entries were judged by a panel of leading DJs and influential industry experts, including ANTS residents Andrea Oliva, Chelina Manuhutu, SYREETA, Francisco Allendes and Nic Fanciulli, 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 (ANTS Brand Manager).

Us Two‘s mix of 100% original productions and future-facing underground sound, caught the ears of the judging panel, who deemed it perfect for the dANTSfloor. Take a listen to their winning mix: Us Two ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Mix

Us Two, said: “We’ve been going to Ushuaia Ibiza and ANTS for over 10 years, so for us to now be playing there is crazy. The party has had a huge influence on us and has helped create our sound, so we’re super excited for this next chapter with the colony!”.

ANTS resident and competition judge Andrea Oliva said: “Huge congratulations to Us Two. I hope this is going to be a career-changing moment for the guys and I’m looking forward to watching them perform on the main stage at Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer.”

Fellow judge and ANTS resident SYREETA added: “It’s amazing to see exciting upcoming talent get a platform with an institution like ANTS. The duo had exactly the right ANTS groove in their mix, and it was incredible to see it made up solely of their original productions as well!”

Yann Pissenem, CEO of Ushuaïa Entertainment and The Night League, and creator of the ANTS brand summed up:

“Since the beginning, ANTS has always been about our community of artists, DJs. workers and clubbers who share a passion for house and techno. ANTS Next Gen has given us a vehicle to further support the scene, and we’re delighted to welcome Us Two to the ANTS family and excited to see where this journey takes them”.