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ANTS kick off this year’s ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program


After crowning breakout stars Us Two back in 2023, ANTS is on the hunt again for the next big DJ talent, as they kick off this year’s ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program.

ANTS is known worldwide for its creativity and dedication to discovering future stars. Today, it’s diving back into that mission, kicking off a fresh search for the next wave of DJ talent. The ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program is building on the success of last year’s edition, offering up a mentorship program that’s loaded with perks. The ultimate winner gets to spin a set at ANTS’ flagship residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza, along with access to industry experts and resources to supercharge their career.

ANTS has always been about pushing underground music forward with its cutting-edge events, top-tier line-ups, and futuristic vibes. With its summer residency at Ushuaïa Ibiza and global touring series, ANTS has become a hub for showcasing and supporting rising talent. And now, with the ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program, they’re taking that commitment to the next level by scouting out the DJ stars of tomorrow.

A stellar panel of industry bigwigs, talent spotters, and seasoned DJs is on deck to pick this year’s brightest stars. Think folks like Yann Pissenem (the brain behind Ushuaïa Entertainment), along with ANTS regulars and past winners like Us Two.

This year, the top 10 entries will all snag a one-year Soundcloud Next Pro subscription. But the real prize is for the DJ who gets chosen for the ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program 2024. They’ll score a package loaded with exclusive opportunities, including a chance to spin on Ushuaïa Ibiza’s legendary main stage at ANTS, a DJ set on Ibiza Sonica Radio, hands-on music-making experiences, top-notch DJ gear, and career support to help them rise to the top.

The ANTS: Next Gen Program is a rare shot for up-and-coming DJs to shine and level up their careers as part of the influential ANTS family. Last year’s competition drew over 1000 entries and crowned Us Two as the winners. Since then, these talented brothers have been making waves with their original productions and killer DJ sets all across Europe.

Us Two had this to say: “Winning the ANTS NEXT GEN contest really changed things for us. Playing at Ushuaïa Ibiza was a dream come true and the support we’ve been given from the ANTS team has been amazing. Our advice for your entry is to be original and true to your sound! See you at Ushuaïa Ibiza!”

To throw your hat in the ring for the ANTS: Next Gen Artist Program 2024, aspiring DJs need to whip up and submit an exclusive 30-35 minute mix. Entries close on May 1st at 23:59 CET.  For all of the details, visit unitedants.com


The prize in full includes:

  • 1x Gig at ANTS 2024 at Ushuaia Ibiza
  • A DJ set on Ibiza Sonica radio
  • A training session with one of Pioneer DJ’s experts learning how to get the most out of the latest DJ equipment
  • Pioneer headphones
  • Metrica Studios workshop and visit
  • Gifts from esteemed brand partners
  • Live audio and visual streaming on the United ANTS YouTube channel
  • Mix posted on SoundCloudMixes recorded and featured on ANTS SoundCloud
  • Takeover Episode and Feature on ANTS Radioshow
  • ANTS Official Playlist takeover
  • Prominent visibility across ANTS channels through social media and editorial

How to enter:

  • ANTS: Next Gen 2024 launches on April 12th and to enter is simple: hopefuls must record and submit an exclusive 30-35 mix that they believe represents the famous ANTS sound. The deadline for entries is 1 May 23:59 CET. Submit mixes at unitedants.com.
  • Every mix submitted will be published on the ANTS Soundcloud profile on 3 May for three weeks during which time the total number of listens and likes will be added up and mixes will be evaluated by the ANTS: NEXT GEN judging panel.
  • All entrees will be whittled down to a final Top 10 which will be revealed in May ahead of the announcement of the ultimate winner in June.

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