Are you a dance music producer who wouldn’t mind a plummy record deal? Lot 49, UK dance music label, are looking for the next big thing.
The label, which covers techno, electro, tech-house and breakbeat, already boasts artists such as Dubfire, Lutzenkirchen, AudioJack, Lee Coombs, Robbie Rivera, Marco Bailey, Vandal, Audiofly, Miles Dyson, D.Ramirez, Evil 9, Infusion, Bassbin Twins & Elite Force – you could be next!
One lucky winner wins a three EP deal on Lot 49, mastered at London’s Wired Masters studios with Kev Grainger (Steve Angello, Bjork, Gilles Peterson) plus a heap of software prizes.
14 finalists will have their track featured on Lot49 Recordings “New Lot Compilation”, due out in early 2010.
All entries, which must be original dance tracks, will be judged by a prestigious panel including label owners Meat Katie and Dylan Rhymes and label artists Timo Maas, Orbital, D Ramirez, James Zabiela and Steve Mac.
To enter, register on the Lot 49 website, then submit (up to three tracks) to the competition dropbox at http://soundcloud.com/newlotcompetition/dropbox
Last day for submissions is 1 December so get cracking.
All winners will be announced on the website on 14 December 09.
I talked to label boss Meat Katie more about where the idea for the competition came from:
We were just looking for new artists. In music, there’s been so many breakthroughs in technology, so the problem now is getting it heard.
I’d say 99.9% of what I get sent is what I’m not looking for. The thing is you get all these emails and they all blend into one another. We’re getting nowhere with it. Also make it clear to people exactly what we’re about. And hopefully people will listen toe our back catalogue to understand where we’re at creatively.
We’re all checking out and emailing each other – some artist in Venezuela will have a chance to have their track listened to by people who’ve produced before. It’s not just a demo drive – we have prizes as well. It’d be great if someone from the ass end of nowhere got their stuff produced.
As a special bonus, Meat Katie has given us a brand spanking new mix, the Dirty Stop Out mix (November 2009).