These are the winners for the Acadamy Of Electronic Music 2013
Ryan, a completely self-taught DJ, bought all the necessary gear at the age of 16. But there was much more to music that inspired him: producing his own.
Ryan Signett has been rocking the decks since he was barely toilet-trained. Born and bred in a town called Blackburn in Lancashire (UK), he spent most of his childhood days rifling through his family’s record collection and experimenting with the controls on their old walnut-veneered record player. Ryan, a completely self-taught DJ, bought all the necessary gear at the age of 16. But there was much more to music that inspired him: producing his own.
A big fan of Armin van Buuren, as well as the likes of Jean Michael Jarre, Daniel Kandi, Andy Blueman and Orjan Nilsen, Signett knows exactly which style moves him most: trance music. With these influences, Ryan turned to creating music and began to experiment. Self -taught in the production of EDM and all its techniques, this determination has helped him to become one of the UK’s up and coming trance artists. Making his debut on Mike Koglin’s label (Noys Music) with ‘Tesla’, Ryan Signett has gained the support from the big jocks. Entering the Academy of Electronic Music, Ryan was completely overwhelmed by the support on his track ‘Unity’. A few weeks later, he finds himself part of the 7 finalists. Ryan Signett looks forward to a bright future, in which many of his musical ideas will be brought to life.
With Armin van Buuren as his big example, he knows exactly what he wants: to convert his feelings into music, and take the crowd on that same journey.
Driven by the need to stand out and be different, we find 17 year old producer Ramon Vincent on his way up. The Berlin-based talent has been creating music at the age of 11, locking himself up in his room with nothing but samples, loops and Music Maker. 6 years laters, he’s one of the 7 finalists of the Academy of Electronic Music. A sign of his relentless energy and dedication, this young guy from Germany clearly has a silver lining on the horizon.
Starting off with house music, but falling in love with the haunting melodies and booming beats more and more, Ramon is now heading for the trance direction in style. With Armin van Buuren as his big example, he knows exactly what he wants: to convert his feelings into music, and take the crowd on that same journey. Who knows, he might just be able to do so.
At the age of 16, he sneaked into a club, to sign up for a DJ competition. After playing there at a packed club, he knew he wanted more.
To some, music is a hobby. To others, it’s a passion, a motivation and reason to keep going. Ireland-based producer Pecarlo belongs to that last group. Trance music helped him through the hard times – moving from Lithuania to Ireland. Getting him through challenges he did not expect to meet, he found that the one thing that kept him on the move, was electronic dance music. Since then, he’s done everything he can to give something back to the music. His own sound.
In 2008, 6 years after his instant crush on trance music, he started to DJ. Starting off with a second-hand, belt drive turn-table, he made sure to learn the hard way and understand the full essence of the DJ arts. At the age of 16, he sneaked into a club, to sign up for a DJ competition. After playing there at a packed club, he knew he wanted more. Producing was the next step. 2 years later, his first track was released, and found the support of some heavy-weight jocks – including Paul Oakenfold. Ever since, he’s been preparing for even bigger stuff, improving his sound and production skills. Let’s see if his position as one of the lucky 7 finalists in the Academy of Electronic Music will get him where he wants to be…
Producing all sorts of genres, diversity has always reigned supreme for these guys. In 2012 however, they made a choice and knew that there was only one way: the beat of dance music.
In the past few years, the country of Moldova is proving to be a pool of musical talent. Putting itself on the map of EDM, two youngsters arise from the East-European Republic. The Milea brothers of Adrian (28) and Vlad (22) have bound their strengths, eager to be part of the on-going game that is electronic dance music. And so they will.
Inspired by their music-loving family, it was the year of 2005 when they began their journey. Producing all sorts of genres, diversity has always reigned supreme for these guys. In 2012 however, they made a choice and knew that there was only one way: the beat of dance music.
Under the name of Adoriany, they released debut single ‘Birthday’, followed by ‘Immersion’, ‘Let Me Free’ ft. Anishoara, ‘Fortune’ and ‘Desert’. Though diverse and eclectic, there’s one thing that unites their productions: emotion.
Selected as one of the 7 finalists to be part of the Academy of Electronic Music, Adoriany looks forward to learning of the new and essential factors in music, meet new people and take the next step: to walk musical miles forward into a shining career.
Aged 14, it would take Jonathan only 1 year to make the big step to the next level, by producing his own beats, melodies and sounds.
Born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela, it’s safe to say that 19-year old talent Jonathan Perez has the music flowing through his blood. Falling in love with electronic music at the age of 10, it didn’t take long for the young talent to get a taste of dj’ing. Aged 14, it would take Jonathan only 1 year to make the big step to the next level, by producing his own beats, melodies and sounds.
4 years later, he’s one of the 7 finalists of the Academy of Electronic Music. A sign of doing something right. With the right stamina and skills, this guys could just be the next big thing in dance land. We’re about to find out.
Playing bass and acoustic guitar, as well as picking up on the software for music production, it wouldn’t take long until his fascination turned into creation.
If anything – Peru’s rising talent of Aaron Marz wants to tell a story. A story of music, explaining about his one big love and passion. The 24 year old producer from Lima decided to dedicate himself to music, and with being one of the 7 finalists on the Academy of Electronic Dance Music, it might just pay off.
Working in a record store as a teenager, Aaron would easily discover the different genres and styles within dance music. Playing bass and acoustic guitar, as well as picking up on the software for music production, it wouldn’t take long until his fascination turned into creation. Inspired by the big names, with Armin van Buuren in particular, he starts doing what he does best: translate his ideas into emotional, moving music.
After hearing about the Academy of Electronic Music, he thought this could just be the chance that he’d been waiting for – making sure the world would know about his dedication. And there he is, part of the class of 7. Let’s see what Aaron Marz will bring, we’re pretty sure the world’s curious to hear what he’s got.
Combining multiple genres with emotion and energy, Levato soon discovered a way of bringing his productions to life – by dj’ing.
When the lights go out and the clubs open, is when 23-year-old producer/DJ Edwan comes alive.
About Gabriël Levato
To think outside the box can be a virtue, but to Yoeri Leeflang, it’s much more than that. It’s a lifestyle, and the one thing that drives him to do what he loves most: produce house music. The upcoming talent, hailing from the Dutch city of Amstelveen, has ever known the tactics of pleasing the crowd through exciting melodies and harmonics. It’s no surprise that this youngster now found a safe spot in the Academy of Electronic Music’s 7 finalists. Under his moniker of Gabriël Levato, it’s time for his music to surprise, indulge and take over.
Combining multiple genres with emotion and energy, Levato soon discovered a way of bringing his productions to life – by dj’ing. After several gigs in Dutch clubs, he knew for sure: this is exactly what he wants. And who knows, it might just work!
When the lights go out and the clubs open, is when 23-year-old producer/DJ Edwan comes alive. Producing since 2008, hitting it off with hard-dance and commercial dance, he won a remix contest not too long after. In 2012, the young talent teamed up with Swiss singer-songwriter Steve Leuenberger, resulting in the runner up position on Zurich’s ‘Demotape Clinic 2012 Contest’. Soon after, the Swiss youngster was asked to remix ‘Freak’, a track by Swedish duo Rob & Nino, released on Universal Music Sweden. But there’s much more…
This rising talent loves his international collaborations, having worked with producers from France, Germany and The Netherlands . In December, he hooked up with Dutch producer Gabriël Levato, with whom he know won a position as one of the 7 finalists in the Academy of Electronic Music. Future’s looking bright for this talented guy.