With just days to go until entry for this year’s competition closes, burn Residency have enlisted the skills of international dance music icon Carl Cox as their final headline mentor. Thousands have already applied, all hoping to be in with the chance to realize their dreams and become the next superstar DJ, with five young hopefuls winning a summer long residency spinning the decks at some of the hottest clubs in music mecca, Ibiza.
A true veteran and pioneer of the electronic music scene, with a career spanning four decades, Carl will be on hand during the bootcamp to share his own unique and highly valuable insight into what it will take to become the next top resident DJ. Quite something from a man who is about to go into a record-breaking 13th consecutive year of his residency at Space Ibiza this summer.
Also joining Carl and Pete Tong on the island will be Philipp Straub, manager of Austrian artist agency Titan, who will take the role of head mentor and judge, and cast his critical eye on the contestants throughout the entire program.
After the phenomenal success of last year’s program, which saw thousands of applications across 90 countries worldwide, burn Residency has firmly cemented itself as the biggest global DJ competition – committed to finding and nurturing the next DJ superstar. Back for its biggest and best year yet, not only are there five residencies up for grabs now, in a new twist for 2014 they are raising the stakes by introducing a 100,000 EUR grand prize which will be invested in one finalist’s DJ career.