ANTS: NEXT GEN 2024 Artist Program

ANTS: NEXT GEN returns

Building on the unprecedented response to our 2023 mentorship program, ANTS is once again looking within our community to uncover and uplift the electronic music stars of tomorrow.

ANTS is the greatest electronic music community in the world, and we know that many of our supporters are talented artists looking to make an impact on the future of our industry.


To enter, you must record a 30-35 minute DJ mix of music that you would perform at an ANTS event. You must upload your mix along with your relevant information via the form below.

The deadline for submission is 23:59 CET, 1st May 2024. Any entries submitted after this time will not be considered.

find & promote your mix - STAGE 2

From 3rd May - 31st of May.

Once entries close all mixes will be published at once via the ANTS SoundCloud Page.

Each artist must then share the mix on their social media channels using the assets available below.

Share the mix on your stories and feed tagged @unitedants and #ANTSNEXTGEN2024 (you must tag to be considered).

Artists must only share the mix uploaded to ANTS SoundCloud, and cannot upload on their personal SoundCloud accounts.

Mixes will undergo rigorous assessment by our esteemed panel of judges. Additionally, the combined total listens and likes will contribute to the evaluation process, albeit to a lesser extent.

The Top 10 entries will be selected by our judges.

Participants were disqualified for any of the following reasons:

Duplicate entries (only one was considered).

Files with incorrect formatting.

Links were provided without public access or broken links.

Mixes longer than 35 minutes or shorter than 15 minutes.

Participants who did not provide contact information.


• A gig for ANTS at Ushuaïa Ibiza

• Mixes recorded & featured on ANTS Official SoundCloud & Apple Music

• Takeover Episode and Feature on ANTS Radio Show

• ANTS Official Playlist takeover

• A set during a radio show at Ibiza Sonica - to be streamed (audio & visual) live on United ANTS YouTube Channel

• Metrica Studios workshop & visit

• Gifts from our esteemed brand partners

• Prominent visibility across ANTS Channels through social media & editorial actions

• Soundcloud Next Pro year subscription

• A training session with one of Pioneer DJ’s experts learning how to get the most out of the latest DJ equipment

• Pioneer headphones


We’ve assembled an incredible team of mentors including artists, promoters, managers and marketeers, who will help you level up your career and take the next steps on the international stage.

• Yann Pissenem (Founder, CEO & Owner of Ushuaïa Entertainment, Ushuaïa & Hï Ibiza)

• Itziar Gonzalez (ANTS Project Manager)

• Jodie Layton (Talent Booker at The Night League)

• Leslee Clarke (Head of Music at The Night League)

• Shirin Saffari (Talent Booker at The Night League)

• Andrea Oliva

• Chelina Manuhutu

• Francisco Allendes


• Us Two (2023 Winners)


Last year our judges selected UK duo Us Two out of over 1,000 entries to become our inaugural ANTS: NEXT GEN artists. Brothers Craig and Grant Gordon from the West Midlands, UK impressed with their 100% original productions entry mix.

In September 2023, they flew into Ibiza to play for the Colony at ANTS 10 YEARS STRONG. They also performed live on Ibiza Sonica and were filmed for an exclusive vlog for our Official YouTube Channel.

Since topping ANTS: NEXT GEN 2023, Us Two have seen a meteoric rise, with releases on major dance music labels, and collaborations with artists like Skream, and DJ sets all over Europe. They will return to ANTS at Ushuaïa Ibiza on Saturday 6th July 2024.

"Winning the ANTS NEXT GEN contest really changed things for us! Playing at Ushuaïa Ibiza was a dream come true! & The support we’ve been given from the ANTS team has been amazing. Our advice for your entry is to be original and true to your sound! See you at Ushuaia!" - Us Two