AIAIAI has announced a DJ mix competition: the ‘AIAIAI 2021 Mix Contest’. Launching 26th January, and running for 4 weeks, the ‘AIAIAI 2021 Mix Contest’ gives undiscovered talent the opportunity to join a critically-acclaimed DJ mix series and win some incredible prizes including a $1000 fee, Traktor Kontrol S2, Novation Launchpad Pro, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Point Blank Online Ableton course, full AIAIAI TMA-2 set-up (hd, dj, wireless) and much more.
AIAIAI and partners will select a shortlist of entries and the final decision will be made by Benji B, who co-created the series. In addition to the main prize, other prizes will be given for the most played mix, and the top five played mixes (please see above for the full prize list and breakdown). The total prize value is in excess of $7000. Entrants need to upload their 60 minute mix to SoundCloud, full details can be found at: https://aiaiai.audio/pages/keep-making-music.
HOW TO SUBMIT THE MIX
1: Upload your 60 minute mix to SoundCloud with #aiaiai2021mix and @aiaiai.audio
2: Share your SoundCloud cover on Instagram, and tag @aiaiai.audio and #aiaiai2021mix
3: And you will be in the race to be featured in the Mix series
4: Competition ends February 28th
AIAIAI launched its new online mix series in October 2020 in partnership with Benji B, the internationally renowned British DJ, producer and radio presenter. AIAIAI created the series to promote and compensate musicians with new weekly mix releases on Soundcloud and Mixcloud. To date, the series has featured mixes from HAAi, Shy One, Honey Dijon, Waajeed, DJ Krust,and many more. The effort intends to equip artists to advance their creative and performance opportunities on a global stage, as nightclubs and music venues have largely faced ongoing closures and other restrictions internationally as the COVID-19 pandemic persists into 2021.
January 2021 saw AIAIAI release the first in a new short film series giving an exclusive insight into some of contemporary music’s leading artistic talents. Made available via AIAIAI’s YouTube channel, ‘My Process’ launched with Nubya Garcia, the multi-award-winning saxophonist and composer whose debut album SOURCE brought her wide critical acclaim last year.
2020 saw AIAIAI produce collaborations with NTS, Braindead, and KNTXT, and create partnerships with Serato, and Native Instruments.
AIAIAI co-founder Frederik Jørgensen said:
“We want to give people the inspiration to create and to keep exploring their talent during the current covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Together with our partners at Point Blank Music School, Novation, and Ableton, with the AIAIAI 2021 Mix Contest we’re giving material help with a paid fee, some incredible hardware and education prizes, as well as a platform alongside some of the best DJs in the world. Runners up prizes will be chosen by our community.”