September 01 2015
MTV Australia has just launched the first ever Australian version of its Brand New competition, a competition for up and coming Aussies and Kiwis where viewer votes can set them up to crack the international scene. The 10 shortlisted artists will battle it out over 10 weeks, concluding with a showcase in Sydney this September.
MTV Brand New has had huge success in the UK, launching some of music's biggest international artists today, including Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Jessie J to name a few, and nominated artists enjoy air-time and online coverage throughout the competition.
Sydney house producers Set Mo have been moving in leaps and bounds over the last year, absolutely killing it with their single 'White Dress' and heating up dance floors around the nation on their recent national tour. With a swag of other noteworthy tunes including originals 'Tiptoe', 'Forever' ft. Joyride and their collaboration with Young Franco, as well as huge remixes of Ou Est Le Swimming Pool, Cassian and Art vs Science tracks, it's no surprise the duo have been hand-picked for the Brand New competition. No strangers to airtime, the duo have also had mixes featured around the world, from their 'rite of passage' Mix Up Exclusive set on Triple J for Nina Las Vegas, to a feature for Aussie fashion institution Zanerobe and most recently San Fran music brand Caveman Sound (listen here).
Read more about Set Mo on MTV Brand New here.
In the studio with Set Mo - MTV Brand NewThis week MTV AUSTRALIA came down to our Sydney studio and we talked about making music, working with others and #MTVBRANDNEW. Check it!
Posted by Set Mo on Thursday, 3 September 2015
Also reppin' dance music in the first batch of emerging artists you can vote and cheer on for the Aus/NZ edition are dynamite singer and rapper Tkay Maidza, tropical bass duo Carmada, NZ favourite Thomston and beat maker twins Cosmos Midnight.
You can vote for your favourite online now, or on Twitter using the hastag #MTVBRANDNEW followed by the artists name e.g. #MTVBRANDNEW Set Mo! Click here to view the acts & their videos, and swing them a vote while you're at it! Voting closes 13th September.