In the end it took two to tango as Croatian-born, New Zealand based, sister duo Maya Vanya were announced winners of Next Generation DJ, the global DJ talent search initiated by Pioneer DJ, Beatport and DJ Mag, and hosted on the music and social networking platform Letsmix.com,
The judging panel of dance music heavy-weights including DJ superstar Sebastian Ingrosso of the Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5’s manager Dean Wilson and David Waxman, VP/GM of the US premier dance label Ultra Records, were won over by their tropically flavoured mix based around the set theme of 'The New Sound of Miami'.
"Whenever and wherever we’re on stage with the Swedish House Mafia, our first priority is always to create a hands-in-the-air vibe that simply screams 'PARTY'. Hearing these ladies DJ, that’s just what I felt," says Sebastian Ingrosso.
NGDJ runner-ups are Jeremy G, a French born, Israel based DJ/producer whose minimal productions, great mixing and lean-mean promotional skills earned him a second place in the competition and Adeline Supreme, a Swedish/Argentinian DJ and producer who shows great musical talent and artistic potential with her propulsive tech house sound.
Next Generation DJ was launched in mid-December with over 3400 DJs entering and more than 350,000 votes being placed on Letsmix.com, making it the biggest DJ talent search ever.
As NGDJ winners, Maya Vanya will receive backing on launching a global career by William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, the world’s premier entertainment agency. At club land’s yearly event Miami Winter Music conference, Maya Vanya will play a DJ set at the DJ Mag party.
Come summer, the NGDJ winners are ready for the biggest stage there is in dance music, like superclub Cream on Ibiza and also play the Creamfields festival in the UK in late August.
Check the winning mixes.
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