Our journey so far - Sound of Tomorrow

Our Journey so far


In early 2019, Pepsi MAX and Tomorrowland invited aspiring DJs from across Europe to enter The Sound of Tomorrow 2019. Teaming up with Fedde Le Grand, The Sound of Tomorrow gave the winner of the competition the opportunity to play on a main stage at Tomorrowland 2019 and release an official remix of a new track by Fedde Le Grand. To enter, DJs had to upload a 20 minute DJ mix with Tomorrowland as their inspiration – encapsulating love, friendship and unity. At the end of the submission period, a judging panel led by Tomorrowland and Fedde Le Grand selected the 10 best DJ mixes.


The 10 DJ finalists were then invited to embark on the next step of the journey at a DJ Bootcamp in Ibiza where they learnt from some of the leading experts in the electronic music industry. A DJ workshop with Pioneer was followed by a boat party where each contestant had to play a 20 minute live set under the watchful eye of Tomorrowland and Fedde Le Grand. After much deliberation, 3 DJs were chosen to progress to the next stage where the public decided who will be The Sound of Tomorrow 2019.


All three finalists got the chance to perform at various stages at Tomorrowland with the winner, Empra, playing a one hour set on the Garden Of Madness stage. On top of that, Empra got a once in a lifetime opportunity to appear on the Tomorrowland mainstage with Fedde Le Grand. The competition didn’t stop there. Empra then put his production skills to the test and produced the official remix of Fedde Le Grand’s single ‘Like We Do’, released on his label, Darklight Recordings.