Imagine a world where one could learn from one of the most unparalleled minds electronic music has to offer. Now imagine a competition in this world that coincides with a grand prize music release on said artist’s world renowned label.
Now get your head out of the clouds and back down to Earth, because this just in— deadmau5 is bringing this world to life and officially offering those students enrolled in his music production MasterClass a chance to be featured on an the next edition of We Are Friends, mau5trap‘s recurrent compilation series.
Entering the new artist competition is simple, but, of course, is easier said than done. Those interested must produce an original track under 10 minutes akin to the sound of other mau5trap releases – think progressive house or techno — and, importantly, must be created entirely organically. That is to say, proper submissions shouldn’t include any audio samples. Final tracks must be submitted via MP3 format beginning August 29 and will be accepted until the submission deadline rolls around later in September. The winner of the competition will be announced in December.
The winner of the competition will also be featured on a mau5trap album, earn guidance from (and a meeting with) deadmau5, and receive the following prizes: Native Instruments’ Komplete 11 Ultimate and Kontrol S61, and a prize bonus of $10,000.
Three finalists will also each receive $2,500 each and a Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments. Finally, 10 semi-finalists will receive $1,000 and the Komplete 11 production suite from Native Instruments.
For more information on deadmau5’s new artist competition here or to enroll in the MasterClass, visit here.