The Red Bull Music Academy was founded in 1998 with the goal of presenting and highlighting up and coming DJ’s from across the globe. 14 years later, the event has grown to encompass not just DJ’s and instrumental/electronic music, but also bands, singers, etc. and music from across the spectrum. Last year, the Academy’s largest showing took place in Madrid, and the results were extraordinary. Lectures from the likes of Erykah Badu and and John Talabot highlighted the educational features of the event, while Om Unit, Brenmar, Jesse Boykins III and more were all featured. RBMA is unique in that any musician can enter to take part in the Academy. Past participants have included Flying Lotus, Jake One and Benga. Lucky for those us of us who couldn’t make it out to Madrid, RBMA has released a massive 35 track compilation made up of music made at the Academy. I haven’t had a chance to delve into the massive tape, but based on the names involved, it should be an expansive look at the artists involved. Download/stream the tape below.