Saudi Arabia Announces Return of Annual DJ Competition Storm Shaker

  • Publish date: Thursday، 10 August 2023
Saudi Arabia Announces Return of Annual DJ Competition Storm Shaker

The annual music conference born in Saudi Arabia, XP Music Futures, has announced the return of Storm Shaker, a DJ competition hosted each year to uncover the region's most remarkable talent.

Aspiring DJs are invited to exhibit their skills, with a reward granting the opportunity to perform at MDLBEAST's premier SOUNDSTORM festival, with submissions ending on August 24th.

DJs from the Middle East and North Africa are invited to submit their mixes for the competition.

Each submission will be judged by a panel of industry veterans, prominent DJs, and producers on creativity, technical prowess, originality, and audience engagement.

Matt Dicks, MDLBEAST’s executive director of music and talent, said: “The local scene is growing every day, and one of the biggest growth factors is that more talent is rising to the challenge of performing in public.

“Storm Shaker is a way for us to tap into fresh talent, encourage future artists, and grow our scene year after year.”

The top prize for the ultimate Storm Shaker champion is the opportunity to perform live at SOUNDSTORM in front of thousands of festivalgoers and sharing the stage with some of the industry's biggest stars.

Last year’s festival saw artists such as Bruno Mars, DJ Khaled, and rapper Post Malone take center stage, with more than 600,000 fans attending the three-day event.

Additionally, Berklee Abu Dhabi, DJ Corner, and Pangaia will support the project and contribute prizes for the competition's winner.

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