India’s premier Electronic Dance Music company Submerge Music have collaborated with UMM (Underground Music Movement), one of India’s leading fashion and clothing brands to set the stage for India’s next generation of DJs. UMM (Underground Music Movement) which is set up at Central Malls across various cities in India along with Submerge is curating a contest called the ‘UMM CIRCUIT’: a platform for aspiring DJ’s to showcase their skills nationwide. This comes as a welcome change in the electronic dance music circuit in India where there is a big rise in the homegrown talent over the past few years.
Submerge has always supported the grooming and nurturing of homegrown talent by organizing contests for opening slots for their major events and also the occasional push from Nikhil Chinapa or Nawed Khan. This time again, they have gone ahead and collaborated with UMM India to create a unique multi city platform for up and coming artists across the country who are eager to showcase their passion and skills.
Here’s all you need to know about the UMM Circuit contest which has already kicked off and will be going on for the next few weeks.
- The contest will be held at the UMM stores in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.
- Experienced mentors such as Tuhin Mehta, Nawed Khan, DJ Clement, DJ Mash, Julia Bliss, DJ Skip and DJ Ivan will be a part of the jury that will select the top picks from each city.
- 4 finalists will be selected from each city and will be a part of the regional finals in their respective cities.
- The regional finalists will then be taking part in a Grand Finale which will be held in Bangalore.
- The Grand Finale winner will get to open the show for Sick Individuals.
- The Grand Finale winner will also be receiving a contract with Submerge along with professional DJ gear and enrollment into a professional DJ course in their city.
30th September – Mumbai
1st October – Ahmedabad
8th October – Delhi
9th October – Pune
14th October – Bangalore
16th October – FINALE – Bangalore.
The contest is now LIVE here – http://www.ummindia.in/umm-circuit
We at the CME HQ are extremely happy to be a part of this wonderful initiative and you can follow us for more updates on this. More Power to our homegrown talent!