Simon Cowell is already number one when it comes to finding the best singers on The X Factor, obvs and the most, erm, bizarre talents on Britain’s Got Talent, but now it seems he wants to be number one in a different world.
ELECTRONIC MUSIC. Guess he wants to get down to this. Sick. BEAT.
Yep, the music mogul has decided to team up with Yahoo and Ultra Records in an attempt to conquer the world of sick beats and dance anthems with “The Ultimate DJ,” and it’s safe to say we’re SO. EXCITED.
Probably more excited than the time someone left a box of chocolates on our doorstep. IN OUR DREAMS. Ahem.
The show, which was created by Syco entertainment and will be executively produced by SiCo himself, is one of 18 new online video series unveiled by Yahoo, and it sounds like it’s gonna be pretty addictive viewing.
The 55-year-old’s show will reportedly have a similar concept to The X Factor, and will pit up-and-coming electronic music producers and DJs up against each other.
The prize? Just a casual Sony Music record contract and a headline spot at a massive music festival. No big deal. Except that it is, because what a ruddy prize!
Speaking at Yahoo’s NewFronts presentation at Manhattan’s Lincoln Center, Simon said: “Electronic music is one of the most important genres around the world and we want to respect what’s happening around the world.”
The music mogul later tweeted about his plans, writing: “We made an announcement today for a show with Yahoo. The Ultimate DJ. We have partnered with Ultra.
“The show is intended to showcase the incredible talent that electronic music has shown the world. It will be made with respect.”
He later revealed: “And am happy to confirm our new TV partners Done and Dusted and the brilliant Hamish Hamilton who will direct Ultimate DJ.”
No further details regarding a start date or judges (GAH) have been released, but it’s reported that the public will vote on Tumblr. HOW modern.
All that’s left to say is bring. It. On.
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