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Simon Cowell excited to discover new DJ

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Simon Cowell excited to discover new DJ

Simon Cowell is "excited" to help discover a new electronic music star.

The 55-year-old music mogul - who is set to executive produce the new series 'Ultimate DJ' on Yahoo Live later this year with up and coming DJs competing against one another in a bid to win a recording contract with Sony Music and a headline spot at a major music festival - is confident the show will be hit because he has "great partners."

The 'X Factor' boss said: "I have always been excited to be involved in a show where you have the chance to discover a star. And to do that, I know from experience you need great partners and the rest will follow. We're excited to be partnering with Patrick Moxey of Ultra Records and Hamish Hamilton of Done and Dusted to bring this series to Yahoo."

A previous report by BANG Showbiz claimed Steve Aoki - who performed at the launch bash at Avery Fisher Hall at the Lincoln Centre in New York City this week - had been chosen to be a judge on 'Ultimate DJ'.

This information is incorrect and Cowell and Ultra Records are yet to finalise the panel for the exciting new series.

Created by Syco Entertainment, the show will see some of the hottest new electronic music artists from around the world go head-to-head in a bid to be crowned the winner.

Fans will be able to watch it worldwide on Yahoo Live and vote for their favourite DJ via Tumblr.

Patrick Moxey of Ultra Records added: "Ultra Records has broken many of the biggest electronic artists of today and we're thrilled to be a part of this series with Yahoo, Simon Cowell and Hamish Hamilton to bring the newest sounds and emerging electronic artists to a massive audience."