University of Rhode Island’s Tyler Butler, 19, of Norton, Mass. is currently entered in this year’s Life In Color’s Global Talent Search contest, a competition which could result in his mix-tape being featured during the April 15 “Life in Color – Big Bang World Tour” concert at the Ryan Center.

According to the site: Wavo.me, “Life in Color” and Wavo have teamed up to give aspiring artists around the world the chance to play a massive Life in Color show in their area.

Participants were asked to record an original 30-60 minute mix-tape and submit them to Wavo’s site to get votes from their fans to win the contest. Butler created his own mix-tape and is currently ranked number one out of the seven other submissions made.

Since his sophomore year in high school, Butler has been recording and making his own music. He is currently a brother to Zeta Beta Tau and an active member of the Student Entertainment Committee’s subcommittee concerts. Butler produces Electric Dance Music more commonly known as EDM, but more specifically he produces Electro House music.

“I was inspired by the amazing group of Swedish House Mafia,” Butler said. “They were a group of three men that produced EDM music and performed at the biggest festivals in the world.”

After the band’s release of “Don’t you Worry Child”, their “One Last Time” farewell tour and their follow up documentary, Butler was interested to see a completely different side to the music industry.

The contest calls for creativity and the best mix-tape aspiring artists got. Butler definitely has both going for him. He explained how his mix-tape is unique compared to other mixes he’s made in the past. “(“Turn Back Time” is)something I’ve worked on for along time.”

“It’s really special,” he said. “It features flow and the songs that are true to my style of performance. I like to think of it as if I were to perform it in front of the hundreds of thousands of fans that attend Tomorrowland in Belgium.”

Butler expressed how performing at Tomorrowland is his ultimate goal in life and this mix is how he “mentally envisions” himself getting there.

“If I were to win, I would hope to gain the feedback and support of the fans on what I do,” he said. “I hope to gain the confidence from the crowd and the experience to further pursue my passion and make it big in the industry.”

If Butler wins this would be his first chance at performing in front of a large crowd and participate in a globally recognized event. The winner will be announced one week prior to the show, Wednesday April 8t, 2015. For those of you looking to go and vote for Butler, you can go to: https://wavo.me/licbigbang/global-talent-search-kingston


If you have not already purchased your “Life In Color” tickets at the Ryan’s Center be sure to either order them online or head down to the box office at the Ryan’s Center to purchase. General admission tickets are currently $61.