WEMC Announces Top Fifteen Finalists
Are you sitting in your bedroom right now, taking a break from your musical work-in-progress momentarily for a quick fix of inspiration via old mate, Purple Sneakers? Maybe you don’t need any inspo at all, though any form of recognition wouldn’t go astray. Well let me tell you that your time will soon come, just as it has for these fifteen aspiring producers.
Following the 2014 European edition that saw one lucky artist embark on an international DJ tour and release a single worldwide through Sister Bliss‘ label, Junkdog, the Australian World Electronic Music Contest (WEMC) for 2015 attracted almost 100 musicians, who each submitted an original track in order to potentially obtain a life-changing opportunity that money simply cannot buy.
After being assessed by both the public and from a judging panel consisting of artists Kilter and SCNDL, as well as industry personnel Aden Mullens (etcetc), Dylan Sanders (Ministry Of Sound) and Ben Feggans (Studios 301), a collective vote was cast, and resulted in the following fifteen top dogs within arms reach of great success:
AJC – ARROWHEAD – BEACON – CYGNET – DIVISE – DOMINIKDALE – GUDU – K BOLT – LEON MOBBS – LYCUS – MANBAT – MARKMAXWELL – SHIBBI – SHURIKEN – VISUAL LIES
With just one final task of compiling a 20-minute mixtape before their fate is placed into the hands of the panelists, one of these aforementi0ned artists will score invaluable experience at Studios 301 with a Mix Engineer, and will receive $5000 worth of studio equipment, courtesy of Native Instruments.
On top of that, they’ll not only perform at either Sydney’s Pacha or Chinese Laundry and Bali’s Skygarden (with all expenses paid), they’ll also have their single internationally released through Ministry of Sound Australia!
The incredibly lucky talent for 2015’s WEMC will be announced on Tuesday, 17th March. Check out all of the finalists’ entries HERE.
Words by Hannah Galvin.