Afrojack is living the dream. The dance superstar’s discography is decorated with awards and platinum certifications, he’s adored across the globe and sells out huge shows wherever he tours, and he’s regularly in the studio working alongside other musical greats. Now, he’s turning his attention to other people’s dreams, and working to turn them into reality.

To achieve this, Afrojack is partnering with Japan’s leading entertainment brand LDH (Love Dream Happiness) to seek out fresh talents and foster their path to greatness. Together they will launch Vocal Battle Auditions, an international search for young, unsigned vocalists who have the potential to reach the top. Afrojack will adjudicate auditions held in eight cities across five countries, and the winners will make up a brand new international group which will be produced by Afrojack and debut in 2019.

Applications open on Monday, May 14, at for unsigned singers and rappers aged between 15 to 25 years old. Auditions will be held in London, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Osaka and Taipei, with the final round taking place in Tokyo in August.

Vocal Battle Auditions is “just the beginning of the whole story”, with Afrojack the newly appointed CEO of LDH Europe. He has big plans to forge a legacy by further boosting LDH’s significant success and oversee a company that will change the world’s musical landscape, maintain fair and respectful relationships with its signees, and create an environment in which creative freedom is limitless. We caught up with Afrojack to find out more, read the Q+A below.