Ushuaïa Ibiza proudly unveils the victorious duo of the ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Competition: Us Two. Hailing from the West Midlands, this pair now secures the remarkable opportunity to grace Ushuaïa Ibiza’s iconic poolside stage. Their ANTS debut is scheduled for Saturday, September 9th, sharing the limelight with prominent artists such as Hot Since 82, Wade, Francisco Allendes, Yousef, and Miane.
Launched in collaboration with Beatport earlier this year in April, the ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Competition presents an unparalleled chance for burgeoning DJ talent to elevate their careers. Us Two, the competition’s winners, will integrate into the ANTS family, a powerhouse in the underground electronic music scene, which is marking a decade of influence this summer.
Beyond the once-in-a-lifetime experience of performing at Ushuaïa Ibiza, the duo will benefit from expert guidance to foster their artistic growth, a production masterclass led by an ANTS resident DJ, and a selection of DJ essentials, courtesy of Beatport and Pioneer.
A distinguished panel of DJs and influential industry experts assessed over 1000 entries. The judging panel included ANTS residents Andrea Oliva, Chelina Manuhutu, SYREETA, Francisco Allendes, and Nic Fanciulli, along with Yann Pissenem (CEO & Founder of The Night League, Ushuaïa, Hï Ibiza, & ANTS), Leslee Clarke (Booking Manager, The Night League, Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza), and Itziar Gonzalez (ANTS Brand Manager).
The judging panel recognized Us Two’s mix, a fusion of 100% original productions and a forward-looking underground sound, as a perfect fit for the ANTS dancefloor. Their winning mix can be enjoyed here: [Us Two ANTS: NEXT GEN DJ Mix](insert link).
Us Two expressed their excitement: “We’ve been going to Ushuaia Ibiza and ANTS for over 10 years, so for us to now be playing there is crazy. The party has had a huge influence on us and has helped create our sound, so we’re super excited for this next chapter with the colony!”.
ANTS resident and competition judge Andrea Oliva commented: “Huge congratulations to Us Two. I hope this is going to be a career-changing moment for the guys and I’m looking forward to watching them perform on the main stage at Ushuaïa Ibiza this summer.”
Fellow judge and ANTS resident SYREETA added: “It’s amazing to see exciting upcoming talent get a platform with an institution like ANTS. The duo had exactly the right ANTS groove in their mix, and it was incredible to see it made up solely of their original productions as well!”
Yann Pissenem, CEO of Ushuaïa Entertainment and The Night League, and creator of the ANTS brand, concluded: “Since the beginning, ANTS has always been about our community of artists, DJs. workers and clubbers who share a passion for house and techno. ANTS Next Gen has given us a vehicle to further support the scene, and we’re delighted to welcome Us Two to the ANTS family and excited to see where this journey takes them”.
Written by: Artificial Intelligence Technology