Beatport Launches New Emerging Artist Program – Beatport Next

Beatport has just announced that they will be implementing a new program called ‘Beatport Next’ that will help six emerging artists grow further and rise in the EDM scene. Beatport Next will help six talented up-and-coming artists for one year of dedicated marketing support across various channels. Using Beatport’s powerful platform and connections they will allow these six artists to break through to the next level of their career. Beatport Next, will include store featurings, LINK playlisting, editorial features on Beatportal, live-streams, social media amplification and other custom promotions that help this select group of artists grow their global fan bases.

Beatport has a long history of helping expand the careers of up-and-coming dance music artists.  examples include Grammy-winning producer Zedd, who started out taking part in a Beatport remix competition back in 2010, and recent electronic music phenoms CamelPhat and ARTBAT, whose new releases were hits on Beatport before any other music retailer.

Six DJ/producers, from six different countries, releasing music across a wide range of dance music genres, have been chosen for the launch of this year long initiative:

  • Alignment aka Francesco Pierfelici is an Italian techno DJ/producer who has been making a name for himself with releases on Voxnox Records and on Charlotte de Witte’s own imprint KNTXT.

  • IMANU is the new artist name of Dutch drum & bass producer Jonathan Kievit who previously released as Signal. In 2020 alone the Rotterdam artist has released half a dozen records on Noisia’s Vision as well as Critical Recordings.

  • Logic1000 is the moniker of Australian artist Samantha Poulter. She runs her own label Therapy and has drawn attention to her sound with both her own releases as well as remixes for Caribou, Lȧpsley and Christine and the Queens.

  • TSHA aka Teisha Matthews is a London based house DJ and producer who is emerging as one of the most exciting artists around. Last year’s “Flowers” ep saw her start at Ninja Tune where she secured a three-album deal.

  • VNSSA, born Vanessa Barnes, calls Los Angeles her home and has become a staple of the city’s electronic music scene. Her energetic bass heavy tech house productions have come out on labels such as HotBOi and DIRTYBIRD.

  • Kevin de Vries is a Berlin-based producer whose trance-tinged melodic house and techno releases on labels such as Sven Väth’s Cocoon or Tale of Us’ Afterlife have become favorites of many fellow DJs and fans alike. 

Be on the lookout soon for some big releases from these up-and-coming artists on Beatport!

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