Alumni – Season 1

Season 2

Sammy Legs Dirtybird


San Francisco-based Sammy Legs, who has previously released on boutique labels Tons & Tons and Get Twisted Records, impressed Dirtybird boss Claude VonStroke with his track ‘In My Body’. “It was hugely inspiring to receive over 700 entries,” VonStroke commented. “Beats In School is all about uncovering and nurturing new talent, and we feel Sammy Legs is an artist that could develop and bloom under the program.

Redemptive Hospital Records


Redemptive from Copenhagen, Denmark. Specializing in liquid drum & bass, the producer’s past work has appeared on labels like Nu Venture, Terra Firma and High Tea Music. “​Redemptive’s track stood out from the crowd, due to its fresh feel, thoughtful detailing and original musicality,” commented Hospital Records Label Manager, Romy Harber. “We look forward to helping cultivate his new musical output over the coming 12 months.”

Donny Carr Mau5trap


A local of Salt Lake City, Utah, with releases on the labels Freegrant Music and Suffused, rising progressive house talent Donny Carr won mau5trap’s mentorship. With deadmau5 at the helm, the label’s roster of young stars includes Rezz, ATTLAS, Matt Lange and Getter. “We’re looking forward to mentoring and developing Donny Carr throughout the program,” commented mau5trap Label Manager, Mario Morales.

dotdat Second State


Hailing from India, Dotdat’s entry caught the attention of Second State label bosses Tassilo Ippenberger and Thomas Benedix, aka Pan-Pot. “The track he sent stood out from the mass of demos,” commented Second State’s ___. “Both Thomas and Tassilo feel the track could fit their sets very well with its underground vibe that works on big stages too. He’s got the certain something and we’re thrilled to get to know him better.”

Alumni – Season 1

Taya Circus Recordings

Since winning the first Beats In School mentorship with Yousef’s Circus Recordings, Byron Bay producer Taya Mills has notched up more gigs than ever on the house and techno circuit. Taya’s BIS education included close consultation with Yousef and even a one on one studio session with techno legend Carl Cox, leading to a run of new productions and remixes. The rising star’s recent output includes remixes of Andruss, Flashingroof and H.A.N.T.’s ‘Mantra’ and TORA’s ‘Wouldn’t Be the Same’, featuring Keelan Mak.

Joel Freck Anjunabeats

Hailing from Nova Scotia, Canada, Joel Freck l added his dream label mentorship with Anjunabeats as Beats In School’s second winner. Working closely with the label, including direct A&R input from Anjuna bosses Above & Beyond, the young producer honed his sound and saw his DJ bookings accelerate. As a result of the program, Freck’s remix of Sunny Lax & Aneym’s ‘Counter Clockwise’ had an official release on Anjunabeats in September 2018.