​Anjunabeats reveals its next breakthrough artist via Beatport’s Beats In School

Above & Beyond’s Anjunabeats label has revealed the winner
of it’s Beats In School contest with Beatport to be 28-year-old
producer Joel Freck from Nova Scotia, Canada.

With releases on rising labels such as Alter Ego Records,
Export Elite and Freegrant Music, Joel has been building up
momentum in the industry. That said, now he has an opportunity
to further progress his career through a year-long mentorship
program with Anjunabeats. He expressed what he hopes to

“I believe Anjuna’s production value to be second to none, so
anything I learn throughout this experience will be valuable to
me as an artist. Ideally in five years I would like to be doing
this full-time, hopefully as a member of the Anjuna family.”

Gareth Jones, Senior A&R at Anjunabeats, touched on what
made Joel stand out from the other producers that entered
Beatport’s Beats In School contest:

“We were really impressed with the quality of submissions for
the Beats In School competition, with the shortlist full of
familiar faces from Above & Beyond’s Group Therapy radio.
Joel, on the other hand, is a relative newcomer, yet his demos
show a maturity and creative approach beyond his handful of
releases. His tracks captured the uplifting Anjunabeats
festival sound and we look forward to channeling that energy
into some new productions over the next 12 months.”

Along with the Anjunabeats mentorship, Joel will be given
hands-on support from Beatport and its partners, training from
Point Blank Music School, and coordinated press and social
media support. He’s also earned a collection of gear from
Serato, Roland, Pioneer DJ, Native Instruments, Adam Audio,
Urbanears, iZotope, Landr and Roland Cloud.

The next Beats In School contest will be hosted by Hospital
Records, the iconic UK drum & bass label led by London
Elektricity. A full announcement is coming soon. Find out more