As applications for 2015 RBMA officially open, Egypt's first and only participant Bosaina hosts a Q&A to encourage local artists to apply, before the KIK Collective take you long into the night with a special takeover.
Every year, the Red Bull Music Academy whisk away 60 budding producers, vocalists, DJs, instrumentalists and all-round musical mavericks to a far flung destination for a whirlwind one month academy of recording sessions, lectures by musical luminaries, collaborations and performances in the host city’s best clubs and music halls. After submitting a grueling hand-written 30 question application, those chosen are out of tens of thousands of applications worldwide and usually amounts to a huge career boost with the world's alternative music publications shining a spotlight on the academy.
Last year sound artist and vocalist Bosaina became the first ever Egyptian inducted into the Red Bull Music Academy, which was held in Tokyo. Over a fortnight, participants performed live at the quirky metropolis' best underground venues, took workshops with the likes of Ritche Hawtin, James Holden and Fatima Al Qadiri and partied it up with the likes of Ben UFO, Holly Herndon and Tokimonsta.
Everyone also gets studio time, with the chosen musicians collaborating with each other culminating in this year's end of season compilation album Various Assets - Not For Sale.
Applications for the Red Bull Music Academy are now open for 2015's academy in Paris and this Friday, RBMA take over Vent with Bosaina hosting a Q & A about the whole shabang to encourage Egyptian artists to apply, followed by some more bang bang with KIK collective featuring $$$TAG$$$, ZULI, Hussein Sherbini and Ismael performing their own solo projects back to back.
Although the info session is by invitation only, the KIK takeover after party is open to the public.
Listen to Bosaina's live set from EMAF Tokyo here.
More on Red Bull Music Academy here.