Spinnin' Records launches talent platform Spinnin' NEXT
Aug 4, 2017
Spinnin' Records has announced the launch of Spinnin' NEXT – a new platform for groundbreaking DJ talent between the ages of 16 and 21 years who are about to breakthrough as the next generation of dance artists. The first NEXT event will take place at this year's ADE, early bird tickets are available now.
With Spinnin' NEXT, the label wants to shine a light on these prodigies and provide them with the right additional tools to accelerate their careers internationally. This includes intensive A&R guidance, international writing camps, live events, livestreams and Spinnin’ NEXT events around the world.
The rotating pool of artists currently consists of Carta (CN), Curbi (UK), Dante Klein (NL), Dastic (NL), Mesto (NL), Mike Williams (NL), Sophie Francis (NL), Throttle (AU) and Trobi (NL). The composition of the group will change over time depending on age, career levels and newly discovered artists.
Many of these teens started making music from a young age and have spent more than half of their lives developing their own sound and profile alongside a busy teenage school life. Mike Williams started off on the piano when he was only six years old, produced his first dance track when he was 12 and shared the stage with world famous artists including Martin Garrix, Jay Hardway and Yellow Claw. When British DJ and producer Curbi turned 16, he signed a record deal at Spinnin’ Records followed by gigs on Ibiza, festivals in Asia and will start his US tour later this year.
Jorn Heringa, Head of A&R at Spinnin' Records comments: “Talent development is one of the most important cornerstones of our company, and with Spinnin’ NEXT, we want to pay a tribute to young talent. The artists highlighted under this new platform represent a dream of many which is only lived by few. With Spinnin’ NEXT, we will tell the personal stories of these gifted individuals who are fueled by passion, talent and hard work whilst also helping them to make that next step in their career”.
The official launch takes place during Amsterdam Dance Event in October, with the first Spinnin' NEXT event in club Air. Earlybird tickets are on sale now, right here.
Listen to the Spinnin’ NEXT Spotify playlist here: