Beatport Launches new Emerging Artist Program, Beatport Next

Beatport Next will provide six emerging artists with a year of dedicated support.

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Jan 18, 2021
Cameron Holbrook

Over the course of the next 12 months, Beatport will provide a platform to six emerging artists, with store featurings, LINK playlisting, editorial features on Beatportal, live-streams and social media support included.

Beatport has a long history of helping grow the careers of up-and-coming dance music artists. Prominent examples include Grammy-winning producer Zedd, who started out taking part in a Beatport remix competition back in 2010; and current electronic music stars CamelPhat and ARTBAT, whose tracks were hits on Beatport first.

Through Beatport Next, we’ll be deepening our commitment to supporting upcoming artists at various stages of their development, as well as strengthening their connection and visibility to Beatport’s global DJ community.

We couldn’t be happier to announce the six producers and DJs, who hail from diverse backgrounds and nationalities, and produce and play a wide spectrum of sounds.

Check out our Beatport Next playlist, featuring music from every artist selected.
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TSHA, aka Teisha Matthews, is a London based house DJ and producer who emerged as one of the most exciting artists around in 2020. Last year’s “Flowers” EP marked her beginnings at Ninja Tune, where she secured a three-album deal. We got to know TSHA back in November — read that interview here.

Check out TSHA’s Beatport Next playlist.
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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. We heard Poulter’s story back in October — read that interview here.

Check out Logic1000’s Beatport Next playlist.
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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.

Check out Alignment’s Beatport Next playlist.
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IMANU is the 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 on Critical Recordings.

Check out IMANU’s Beatport Next playlist.
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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 has often found a home on labels like HotBOi and DIRTYBIRD.

Check out VNSSA’s Beatport Next playlist.
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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 favourites of many fellow DJs and fans alike. We heard about Kevin’s incredible rise back in April — read our interview here.

Check out Kevin de Vries’ Beatport Next playlist.

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