For the sixth year in a row our pals at The Untz are giving producers on the rise to compete in the ‘The Untz Challenge’. While it is a little different each year, this time around the stakes are higher than ever. Artists submit their material, The Untz then sift through to choose what they deem to be the best entries, then viewers chime in with their votes, and after that 2 winners are given the opportunity to play a set at a whole slew of music festival around the country this summer. Now if that doesn’t sound like one hell of an opportunity for an artist on the rise I don’t know what else would. This year the winners will get sets at Summer Camp Music Festival (May 22-24 – Chillicothe, IL), Infrasound Music Festival (May 28-31 – Black River Falls, WI), Wakarusa (June 4-7 – Ozark, AR), SONIC BLOOM (June 18-21 – TBA, CO), Electric Forest Festival (June 25-28 – Rothbury, MI), Farm Fest (July 23-26 – Location TBA), The Werk Out (August 6-8 – Thornville, OH), Backwoods Music Festival (September 4-6 – Agra, OK), and Dancefestopia (Kansas City, MO – September 11-13). Now voting has already commenced and will be open until April 17th, so cast your vote today! With 50 different entries to choose from at the moment we wanted to take a minute to share our favorites from this final batch of talent (in no particular order).