Storm Shaker

Meet Storm Shaker Finalists

Submission open till August 24th, 2023

What you need to know

1- Submission Phase

This stage is all about showcasing your talent!


  • Upload a DJ set of at least 30 minutes and no longer than 45 mins on Soundcloud.

  • All entries must be in by August 24th, 2023.


Entries will be judged on track selection, mixing style, technical ability, creativity, storytelling, experimentation, and flow.

The top 10 most impressive entries will continue on to Stage 2.

2- The Semi-Finals

Things get real! The top 10 must now prove they've got what it takes.


  • Create and submit a 20-minute performance video between the 10th - 28th September 2023.

  • Video must include 4-7 tracks and be submitted through an unlisted Youtube link.

  • You will receive an email from us with a form to fill in with the video recorded.


  • The top 4 finalists will be selected and announced between October 15th - November 1st, 2023.

  • Finalists will get the chance to perform live at the XP Music Futures Conference on 7-9th of December.

3- Finals


  • Round 1: The four semi-finalists will perform a 30-minute set during the XP Music Conference.

  • Round 2: The two finalists go head-to-head for the title of this year's Storm Shaker.


  • Judges will evaluate the performances and select the final two competitors, before crowning this year’s Storm Shaker winner. 

Winner Announcement:

The champion DJ will be crowned as this year's Storm Shaker and will win the opportunity to perform live at Soundstorm 2023!

Judging Criteria

Technical Skills

Use of the equipment/mixer. Blending, scratching, beat juggling, and other tricks.

Mixing Prowess

Overall mixing, speed, and rhythmic skill.


Track selection, musical style, track flow, compatibility and storytelling.


For the Final Four:

  1. Perform at XP Music Conference

  2. Tickets to Soundstorm, with a plus one

  3. Exclusive XP Goodie Bag

  4. Prizes and vouchers from DJ Corner

For the Storm Shaker Winner:

  1. Perform LIVE at Soundstorm 2023!

  2. Official Soundstorm artist poster.

  3. Accommodation during Soundstorm.

  4. 1 on 1 training course by Ableton 

  5. 7,000 SAR voucher by DJ Corner

  6. A studio session with a MDLBEAST Records artist.

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XP Music Futures

XP Music Futures is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together people and talent from the music industry with forward-thinking programming. Three days of captivating sessions in various formats, facilitated by diverse speakers, attended by our ever-growing music community. Opportunities include networking, workshops for skill development, and immersive activations – this isn't your average music conference.


Our flagship event of epic proportions! Soundstorm is a three-day multi-genre music festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Bringing in the biggest names in electronic music and more in the Kingdom with 7 stages full of music and dance culture. Jam packed with regional and international talent, state of the art production and immersive experiences. We’re back to make history again - on December 14, 15 and 16!

Supported By

Berklee Abu Dhabi


DJ Corner

Pangaia/ SPAARKD

Deepgrooves Vinyl