Partners & Opportunities
25x DJ, band and solo artist slots
Perform on Pirate’s very own venue at Boomtown 2023. Located on Matterley Estate in the South Downs National park, near Winchester, Boomtown is one of the UK’s biggest festivals attended by over 60k people. Click to find out more...
PROJECT 6 FESTIVAL
1x DJ slot
A brand new festival beginning in South London’s Brockwell Park, with a lineup boasting some of the finest artists and labels across drum and bass, techno, hip hop and grime. Click to find out more...
Multiple band slots
Filmed in different Pirate locations around the world, Otherside Sessions goes behind the studio door to film live performances from emerging artists. Click to find out more...
3x DJ slots
Lively stop for DJs & dance music, offering an eclectic mix of techno and underground electronic music. Click to read more.
BERLIN DANCE MUSIC EVENT
1x DJ slot
Lively stop for DJs & dance music, offering an eclectic mix of all electronic genres; from DnB to House to Dance to Techno.
Get your mix played on Voices Radio.
Committed to inclusivity and diversity in all its forms, Voices Radio features an eclectic mix of discussion and musical genres. Click to read more...
Get your track played on Reprezent.
A creative platform across multiple channels. Reprezent Radio enables young artists to recognise and represent themselves positively. Click to find out more...
Get your track played on Mode London or submit a guest mix
Platforming the next generation of underground DJs worldwide, Mode London is one of the capital’s most cutting-edge purveyors of new music, spanning everything from drill to reggae. Click to find out more...
Get your track played at Pirate Dalston or submit a guest mix
Hundreds of like-minded artists come to Pirate Dalston every week. The soundtrack comes from up-and-coming artists of all genres, reflecting the diversity of Pirate’s East London studios. Click to find out more...
FESTIVAL AND VENUE PARTNERS
25x DJ, band and solo artist slots (9th-13th August)
Perform on Pirate’s very own venue at Boomtown 2023. Located on Matterley Estate in the South Downs National park, near Winchester.
Boomtown is a living theatre that ignites imagination and inspires the emergence of a better world through respect, connection, creativity and celebration.
They are the UK’s largest theatrically led festival. Boomtown rises annually for five days to confront society and inspire a better reality. Attended by over 60k people from all over the world.
PROJECT 6 FESTIVAL
1x paid festival slot (26 May)
Occupying Brockwell Park in Brixton, South London, Project 6 Festival aims to create a one-dayer with a weekend festival vibe. At the end of the day, the party moves to some of London’s best clubs: Brixton Electric, Fabric, The Steel Yard, Venue MOT, Colour Factory, Village Underground, Tola, Phonox, XOYO and Hootananny.
The eclectic lineup, across day and night, features some of the biggest artists, labels, collectives and programmers in the underground scene – a full family affair spanning drum and bass, techno, hip hop, and grime and everything in between.
Submit a track to apply to play Otherside Sessions at your local Pirate
Filmed in different Pirate locations around the world, Otherside Sessions goes behind the studio door to film live performances from emerging artists.
Local sounds on a global platform, each new instalment adds to a rich tapestry of musical expression from Pirate locations all around the world.
Otherside Sessions is dedicated to showcasing fresh sounds. No matter what stage in your career you’re at, if your music is fresh and bold it’s right. Submit a track even if it’s not polished.
3x DJ slots
A retreat for those who want the Berlin club scene to be a place without hype and excessive door policies, AVA Club is a small local institution by Warschauer Platz.
For this opportunity, it doesn’t matter what stage of your career you’re at or what genre you play. AVA Club and Pirate welcome applications from all DJs based in Berlin.
BERLIN DANCE MUSIC EVENT
1x DJ slot (25th-28th May)
The home of music lovers, newcomers and established actuators of the scene, The Berlin Dance Music Event is an electronic music festival and conference taking over Berlin venues for 4 days in May. The event will feature masterclasses, live interviews, networking, conferences, art exhibitions, raves and more.
Applications for this opportunity are open to Berlin-based DJs from the Pirate community until 23:59 on May 14th. All electronic music genres are welcome.
DJs submit their mixes to be played on Voices Radio
Voices is a brand-new radio station for the KX community and beyond. Committed to inclusivity and diversity in all its forms, the radio features a mix of interesting discussion and music genres. Their studio is open from 11am to 11pm Thursday to Sunday.
In 2021 they were given an amazing opportunity to take the next step in their journey and take on a new radio studio in the heart of Kings Cross’ bustling new creative quarter Coal Drops. The unit faces directly onto the bustling Lower Stable Street which sees 4-15,000 visitors per weekend. Bifold doors offer studio frontage that opens onto the street, with seating along the street that offers the opportunity of playing to an ever-changing audience across the day.
Submit your tracks to be featured on their bi-weekly Pirate radio show or submit a mix (open to 17-25-year-olds) to be played on-air
Broadcasting on FM since 2011 and currently broadcasting from 3 shipping containers in Brixton, Reprezent Radio prides itself on its forward-thinking underground music.
Rep's playlist explores a wide selection of music - from signed to unsigned - and what makes it unique, is that the Reprezent playlist is curated wholly by the tastemakers of the station: the presenters.
As well as partnering up with brands and media platforms to generate unique content, Reprezent continues to offer free training for young people between 18 and 25 and opportunities to get practical experience working on our broadcast. These training courses and work experience has meant that Reprezent continues to support young Londoners to develop careers
Submit your latest mix or a new track for a DJ slot or airplay
Mode London is a community radio station based in North London. Founded in 2013 by a group of friends that felt there was a lack of opportunities for upcoming DJs and MCs, Mode represents music from across the UK underground and beyond, with a focus on UK Bass genres such as Grime, Dubstep, Drum & Bass & House.
Over the past 10 years, Mode has been a place for artists from across London and further afield to come and hone in their skills, progress and improve through collaboration and as a place to network and meet like-minded artists. Commonly referred to as “The Dojo”, Mode has been the springboard for artists such as Big Zuu, AJ Tracey, Jammz & Capo Lee as well as DJs such as Yung Singh, IZCO and Freshta to launch their careers to new heights.
The Mode ethos is rooted in giving opportunities to all, regardless of experience, popularity, age, sex, race or sexual preference.
In 2023, Mode London launched a series of free DJ workshops for 18-25 year olds in their local community with support from the Art’s Council, exemplifying Mode’s dedication to progressing, developing and supporting the UK music industry from the ground up.
Submit your latest mix or a new track to be played at Pirate Dalston
PIRATE.COM is a network of 24-hour Recording, Rehearsal, DJ, Podcast and Dance studios spread across New York, London, Berlin, Los Angeles and beyond, hosting over 350,000 artists.
Pirate Dalston is a hub for like-minded creatives in East London. Hundreds of DJs, bands, producers, MCs, rappers, podcasters and dancers meet up, hang out and pass through the communal area each week.
The eclectic soundtrack playing in the communal area at Pirate Dalston is curated from up-and-coming artists’ submissions – reflecting the diversity of music being created inside the studios.
2022 WINNERS: IN THEIR OWN WORDS
"Sharing resources is very important to me, especially within black and queer communities. I don’t believe in gatekeeping as it upholds the toxic structures of capitalism. There’s more than enough space for all of us to succeed"
"The Pirate residency has been great! It has given me a home for my creativity. I've been able to connect with DJ friends (outside the club) and just jam on music with them and practice sets and figure out techniques, without worrying about my neighbours. "
"I’m so greatful for discovering Pirate Studios! I visited the studios to record vocals and learn to DJ. It’s great because I can always book the hours based on my schedule and practice and record at my own pace. I was able to finish my first set and record snippets of it for my 19k fans on YouTube. Looking forward to booking my next session "
"This year-long opportunity at Pirate has been absolutely life changing. Ive been able to practice my engineering and production skills. I executive produced a project with 8 queer identifying collaborators and was able to not only create with them but teach them along the way (songwriting, production, live performance setup, engineering, mixing skills). Above all I was able to start and complete my debut EP, coming out April 2023. Which is my first body of work. It's been great and I couldn't be more grateful for this opportunity. "
"Being a pirate resident help me stack projects releasing this year, helped me rehearse new lyrics for upcoming shows & internet videos"
"I started my residency right as I moved back to Brooklyn permanently for the first time. It was an incredible way to practice and get connected with other DJs while I was integrating into the scene. I was also able to provide sessions to DJs I had booked for parties leading up to the respective gigs. The residency provided me with a great way to start building my community and network here!"
Patty TBD // DJ DEADNAME
"My Pirate Residency was instrumental in giving me headspace for writing, both physically and subconsciously. The studios became somewhere separate - where I could detach myself from the noise of day to day responsibility and exist freely in my creative mind. I am endlessly grateful to pirate for allowing me to use their space and equipment, for the songs I've since written for my upcoming project are ones I am truly proud of."
Izzy - Generation Feral
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