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ON THE PULSE

CUPRA' s Talent Identification Programme launches in 2024, offering a creative opportunity for aspiring electronic music artists and DJs.

ABOUT

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CONCEPT

ON THE PULSE is CUPRA's talent identification programme which aims to shine a light on emerging artists across the Republic of Ireland and create new unforgettable experiences for fans.

 

ON THE PULSE will strive to showcase and nurture the pool of upcoming music artists in Ireland, providing a platform to increase their fanbase and support to grow and develop their career.

 

Aspiring artists will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in a 30-minute mix and 5 finalists with be shortlisted to perform at a live final in Dublin City Centre. The winner will receive a slot at the 2024 edition of Beyond the Pale Music & Arts Festival in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and a €2,500 cash prize to further develop their artist career.

PRIZE

Perform a DJ Set at Beyond The Pale 2024

 

€2,500 Cash Prize for Artist Development

 

For more information on the entry requirements please see below.

 

Submissions close March 31st 2024.

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Criteria to enter

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TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Entrants must be from Ireland.

 

Entrants must be over 18 years of age.

 

Entrants must not have previously played a music festival.

 

Entry can be any style of electronic music. Please note judges will take the genre & style of music at Beyond The Pale Festival into consideration.

 

Entry mix must be 320kbps & mp3 format.

 

30-minute mix maximum - Entry to be submited via SoundCloud link (can be hidden or public).

 

If shortlisted, finalist are reponsible for organising travel to the live final in Dublin City Centre and to Beyond the Pale festival to perform if successful.

 

Submissions must be made at cupraofficial.ie/onthepulse/form

 

Entrants must submit a full application to enter successfully.

JUDGING

Applications will be assessed by a team of indutry professionals including a representative from Beyond The Pale.

 

Competition closes 31st March 2024.

 

We welcome applicants from across the Republic of Ireland, and we particularly encourage applications from minority groups and individuals that are underrepresented throughout the industry.

Prize

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Prize

When applications close, 5 finalists will be shortlisted to perform at a live final in Dublin City Centre.

 

The winner will receive a mainstage slot at Beyond the Pale Music & Arts Festival 2024 in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and a €2,500 cash prize to further develop their artist career.

When applications close, 5 finalists will be shortlisted to perform at a live final in Dublin City Centre.

 

The winner will receive a mainstage slot at Beyond the Pale Music & Arts Festival 2024 in Glendalough, Co. Wicklow and a €2,500 cash prize to further develop their artist career.

Apply Now

The JUDGES

Sam Greenwood

Director of Four Four Magazine and The Building Society Agency, Founder of Techno & Cans and DJ

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Originally hailing from North Wales, Sam Greenwood has become an integral part of the techno scene in Ireland, since he moved to Dublin 15 years ago. The Welshman's life has been dedicated to carving community-driven techno parties. Since moving to Ireland, his ear for dance music, particularly techno, has seen him feature on club shows and festival lineups across the country, supporting and promoting events with techno heavyweights such as Dax J, Clouds, Stranger, Perc, and Slam.

Greenwood has been at the forefront of Ireland's grassroots techno scene, often curating showcases at the country's most revered stages such as Electric Picnic's Rave In The Woods and has helped to lay the groundwork for modern Dublin techno nights through his work with his fabled Techno & Cans collective in the much-loved nightclub Hangar. Greenwood's work extends beyond the walls of nightclubs, his booking agency The Building Society and publication Four Four Magazine have played important roles in shining a light on emerging Irish talent.

EMA

Founder of Label & Party Series Woozy, Club Manager for Yamamori Tengu, Co-Founder of Skin & Blister Collective and DJ

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EMA is a key torchbearer for a new generation of global bassniks, embodying community rave values through a love of low end frequencies from her home of Dublin. Her work as a DJ, founder of label/party Woozy, booker for Dublin nightclub Yamamori Tengu, Rinse FM resident and co-founder of the Skin&Blister collective is exhaustive, highlighting a relentless work ethic that has inspired a foundational infrastructure for her and those in her orbit to prosper.

As co-founder of Dublin based collective Skin&Blister, a platform curated to nurture and encourage female, trans and non-binary creatives in the realm of music and the arts, EMA has curated events, workshops and founded Ireland’s first creative database. EMA's extensive experience is evident with celebrated mixes for Crack Magazine, Ransom Note and Melbourne Deepcast, notable appearances at Fabric London, Corsica Studios, Printworks, NYC’s Public Records,  multiple broadcast for Boiler Room and The Lot Radio and the co-hosting Keep Hush’s inaugural Irish stream with Woozy.

Keith Comerford

Beyond The Pale Co-Founder & Founder of Secret Society

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Keith Comerford is the founder of Secret Society, a global events and social media brand, and co-founder of one of Ireland's leading music and arts festivals, Beyond the Pale.

An established underground promoter, Keith’s Secret Society has focused on the underground. Over the last couple of years he has also been actively involved in streaming shows alongside artists like Carl Cox and Syreeta. He has recently launched Secret Society FM , a new state of the art platform that showcases some of the biggest names and brands and connects them with the  hottest emerging artists. 

APPLICATION FORM

Submissions are now open! Ready to make your mark?