Artist Development Program
Over the course of 2023, Beatport will provide its eight Beatport Next artists with homepage features, banners, and eye-catching placement for new releases throughout our store, featured playlists, editorial coverage on Beatportal, live streams, and social media support.
With Beatport Next, we’re deepening our commitment to upcoming artists at various stages of their development, while strengthening their visibility and connection to Beatport’s global DJ community.
Born and raised in Thessaloniki, ANNĒ started her music career in 2012. Annē is a promising upcoming talent fully dedicated to Techno music and focused on developing her career as a DJ & producer. Starting as a raver she began to think of music like something extremely experiential. Now she worthily represents the Techno scene in her local scene as well as beyond. Her sets are powerful & pumping with never ending dynamics, focused on the perfect interaction with the crowd.View Artist Profile
Closet Yi is a DJ and producer based in Seoul, South Korea. She has played at some of the most respected underground clubs in Seoul. She has recently released on Korea’s only electronic music label Honey Badger Records with her ‘Ruminate’ EP, as well as London based labels All My Thoughts and No Bad Days. Her career at the Hyundai Card music Library as a resident DJ and librarian has influenced her to go beyond dance music genres and to expand her passion further. This became the source of inspiration for the unique atmosphere in her tracks.View Artist Profile
Coco & Breezy are Producers & DJs and the fiercely stylish twins behind their multifaceted brand. Their musical journey was influenced by their family and grew into a deep passion for dance and dance music culture. Paying homage to the classic but pushing boundaries for the new. "We are all about good energy... Our music reflects all of the influences in our lives. We love house music and infusing R&B and Afro-Latino grooves. Our music represents our journey... Our lyrical content is a reflection of our lives. We hope people can connect to our world!"View Artist Profile
Starring in the electronic music scene as an ambassador of rave culture in Maracaibo (Venezuela), Carlos has always found his interest extremely close to the dancefloor. After being at the forefront of the Hard Techno scene in his home country, he is now based in Bogota, Colombia. Here, Carlos found comfort in a new sound, a new aesthetic, and a new alias... Confidential Recipe is the outcome of a lifetime of explorations in the raw sounds of Techno, Jackin, House, and Electro.View Artist Profile
Hailing all the way from Cleveland, Ohio to Los Angeles, California, HoneyLuv has created a name for herself in the DJ world. She has spun at the hottest bars and clubs in the Los Angeles scene and has since graced venues around the United States. With so much success starting off in her career, HoneyLuv landed her own radio show on iLL Donuts Radio, House of Honey, that caters to house and techno music. She also made her first festival debut in 2020 at Desert Hearts. HoneyLuv is an open format DJ with a heavy concentration on the house and techno music genre!View Artist Profile
Junior Simba is a breaking DJ and producer whose sound truly draws from the elements of his rich musical background. He brings a vibrant, groove heavy rhythm to his sets, with an energy that sits somewhere between Overmono and Jayda G. Originally from Zimbabwe, Junior was brought up surrounded by the sounds of Rhumba, Kwaito and Afro-house. Once exposed to the UK electronic scene when he moved to Leeds in his late teens, his passion for producing and DJing really took flight!View Artist Profile
A devout raver and card-carrying music nerd long before she burst onto the drum & bass scene in 2018, when Lens looks out on the dancefloor she sees herself. Nothing is off-limits when the young Brighton artist is in the mix. Transmitting her energy and enthusiasm to the airwaves, Lens became the voice of Hospital Records’ Rinse show in 2019, representing the scene’s biggest label with the same wide-armed eclecticism she approaches her performances with. The same can be said for Lens productions!View Artist Profile
Born and raised in Guadeloupe, Mala Ika is a French DJ and producer. Her passion for digging electronic music led to her becoming one of the founders of the Media be weird and the label Weirdos Records. Known for being a workaholic and creative, she provides spicy and original music influenced by her love of South African Afro House and Detroit Techno. After a few years and an intense lockdown, she is back with a vision, using her geekiness and love of pop culture to hone her new indie dance style.View Artist Profile
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