For all lovers of North East dance music music from Hip Hop to House, aspiring producers and urban artists, The Bunker present Shake It Up 2012, uncovering the best new urban & dance acts in the North East.
In association with Independent and Generator, The Bunker will run the first ever event of it's kind in Sunderland to find the Shake It Up act of 2012. This is the widest the net has been cast for a showcase of it's kind with all Producers, DJ's, MCs and Vocalists encouraged to apply.
On Saturday July 14th, Independent will host the launch of this fantastically fresh showcase event of Dance & Urban music in the North East. Regional press will be invited to the launch alongside those interested in applying as well as lovers of the growing scene in the North East. They will be treated to some top live performances from high profile DJ's, Producers and Vocalists from across the North East. Possible entrants will be introduced to Shake It Up 2012's panel, made up of those at the top of their game in the North East as well as having the opportunity to take part in a Q&A session with leading figures in their field. All relevant information on how to enter will also be available on the night.
Local DJ and producer KT Mosebi has recently worked in the Bunker studios alongside BunkerDance producers to record material, plus performing at Bunker events, he said of the event: 'I'm really excited to get down to the launch night in July and see what Shake It Up 2012 is all about. It sounds like a brilliant opportunity for acts like me to showcase our talents and get some feedback from people in the scene who we really respect. I will definitely be entering, this is a great chance to get my music heard'.
Shake It Up 2012 aims to find the best emerging talent from entrants who apply via an exclusive Soundcloud page which will go live online in the weeks following the launch. A number of artists who are selected by our panel will all feature on a compilation CD and perform together at the main live event later in the year. Our select panel of local experts from the dance and urban music scene will then select one artist who will have the fantastic opportunity to release a single via Bunkeruk records along with a publishing and full PR package.
Shake It Up 2012 organiser Tom Greenwood said: 'Our aim with Shake It Up 2012 is to discover the next bright talent in this thriving scene and then give them the platform to really make a name for themselves in the North East and beyond. Not only this, but we believe the event is a great way to get everyone together who share a common interest, a love for for urban and dance music'.
For more details on Shake It Up 2012 you can visit the events page on facebook here.