Burn Studios’ Next Producer Star Competition Winner Announced
We loved this Burn Studios contest when it was first announced…and now the fourteen winners of the global competition have been announced. The talented winners will now be flown to Ibiza to take part in the 2011 Burn Studios Hacienda Music Program with mentors including Sasha, Richie Hawtin, Cassius and Gomma Records. How sweet is that…
Hand-selected by Sasha to take part in an exclusive production bootcamp at the burn studios Hacienda in Ibiza, the fourteen winners were picked from over a thousand remixes of Sasha’s 2011 IMS anthem “Cut Me Down.” The winners include: Arnoldas Dambrauskas, 21, Lithuania; Ben Shaw, 32, UK; Daniel de Oliveira Maciel, 27, Brazil; Dennis White, 22, UK; Francisco Rubio Guerra, 24, Spain; Joshua J. Todd, 27, USA; Keir Ferguson, 23, UK; Khaled Nimry, 23, Jordan; Lars Matthias, 32, Germany; Mehmet Akar, 26, Turkey; Pierrick Souyri, 27, France; Sebastian Waack, UK; Simon Gomez Perez, Spain; Vasileios Loutas, 25, Greece.
“I was totally overwhelmed by the number of entries for the competition. Whittling them down to fourteen was difficult and there were definitely some great entries outside of the final fourteen that I would have loved to include but unfortunately had to discount after lots of deliberation. I’m really looking forward to meeting the winning producers at the upcoming bootcamp in Ibiza” Sasha reveals.
The up-and-coming producers have already been flown to the burn studios Hacienda in Ibiza for a money-can’t-buy opportunity to take part in a 5-day intensive production bootcamp from 26th July to 30th July. The program, developed by SAE Institute with support from Avid providing state-of-the-art pro audio equipment, will include mentoring sessions and master classes from some of the biggest names in the industry, including Sasha, Richie Hawtin, Cassius, the Gomma Records collective and Beatport’s CEO Matt Adell. This years master classes will provide the students with an insight into the careers and production process of the mentors as well as provide an essential foundation of core theoretical knowledge to enhance their understanding of electronic music production. Lessons will cover a wide range of topics such as acoustics, synthesis technology and music business, combined with practical applications using the burn studios audiotool music production platform.
In addition to the daytime masterclass sessions, the winners will also be offered the chance to experience the best that Ibiza has to offer, with visits to many of the island’s legendary clubs and meeting many of Ibiza’s key industry players. At the end of the bootcamp, all of the fourteen winning remixes will be released on Beatport and the producer who has achieved the most votes overall for their remix on burn-studios.com will go on to be crowned winner and be awarded the incredible opportunity to fly to Sasha’s studio in New York to collaborate with him on a release for his new label Last Night on Earth.