IBIZA– burn Residency, the largest global DJ competition, has spent the last year embarking on a global search for up and coming DJ talent. Just weeks ago, entrants were narrowed down to 18 hopefuls and flown to Ibiza where they had a once in a lifetime chance to win a summer long residency at one of the top clubs in Ibiza.
This year saw more than 5,000 DJs from over 90 countries apply for burn Residency. The top candidates took part in local mix off events and 18 finalists were then chosen and flown to Ibiza for an intense two week bootcamp, where they battled it out for both live opportunities and mentoring from industry heavy weights. Finally, for three of the DJs, their dream became reality…we can now reveal that this years burn Residency winners are Lea Dobricic, Tommy Kid and Hyena.
After capturing the judges’ attention from the beginning, winning the first challenge and securing a place in the final six, 28 year old Lea Dobricic
from Serbia was chosen to join the line up at the world’s biggest club, Privilege.
Next up, 31 year old Thomas Ferraré – aka Tommy Kid
-from France wowed judges and mentors alike with his unique blend of bass, dub and trap – helping him stand out from the crowd, ultimately taking his place at one of Ibiza’s most infamous clubbing destinations; Sankeys Ibiza.
Finally, 22 year old Jan Jechna – aka Hyena
– from Poland left an impression with his signature mix of house and techno and was selected to join the ranks of Residency mentor Steve Lawler, Kolsch and Guy Gerber, playing at the home of Ibiza sunsets; the world renowned Café Mambo.
burn marketing manager, Erik Hofstaedter said: “At burn we are committed to finding and nurturing up-and-coming talent and providing them with the skills they need to succeed. Whilst we have been impressed by the sheer level of talent from all of our contestants at this year’s burn Residency, our winners have shown a phenomenal amount of promise through their passion, dedication and skill and we are excited to be able to be a part of what promises to be three very bright careers ahead.”
Valentino Barrioseta, head mentor, said: “I’m really looking forward to seeing what the three winners make of this enormous opportunity. They are talented individuals with a great career ahead of them and I feel confident they will go far.”
Now Lea, Tommy and Hyena have secured their residencies on the island, we can unveil their first singles exclusively via burn Records on Beatport.com via burn Records, just as burn Residency, is dedicated to showcasing new, young talent. burn Records has been set up to give them the best platform and opportunity to release their first tracks on.
burn Residency’s online web series let’s you experience the journey our winners embarked on; the challenges, the masterclasses and ultimately the residencies. Be part of the winner’s experience with Lea, Tommy and Jan from when they prepared for bootcamp right up to their first sets as resident DJs. Follow their stories and tune in here
Read our previous burn Residency posts, HERE and HERE.
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