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Thursday 18 September 2014

DJ wins chance to mix it in 'Pasha' nightclub

Esther Hayden

Published 11/03/2014 | 05:38

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Kieran Furlong, from Fethard on Sea, won the chance of a lifetime last week, as he rose to top of a competition to give him the chance to play in the world-famous 'Pacha'' nightclub in London.

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The 20-year-old DJ was placed second in the overall competition with the aid of the public vote but based on a judge's verdict; his submitted mix was deemed the best out of 30 entries and was chosen as the winner.

The prize was to play the closing set on the night, after international DJs Chris Lake and Nom De Strip.

'I was over the moon when I heard that I had won. It's another step in my career as a DJ and hopefully the sign of better things to come.'

The son of Jim and Carol Kieran hails from the townsland of Houseland and has one brother Kevin who is currently living in Canada.

Kieran's musical tastes vary from genre to genre, giving him a unique sense of creativity when it comes to producing and his DJ Sets too. He currently holds a residency in Metropolis Nightclub, Wexford and a monthly residency on radio station Beat 102 103's Friday night show 'The Friday Night Mix Up'.

Some of his remixes and edits have been played around the world and on radio stations such as Beat 102/103 and 98FM, with his Soundcloud page boasting up to 40,000 plays on all his tracks.

Kieran graduated from Bray Institute of Further Education studying DJ Techniques and Music Production, and won their annual 'Battle of The DJ's' competition

You can catch Kieran live on Beat 102 103 on the first Friday of every month from 11pm, playing his essential mix of tunes. With all this success at this young age, the future is looking bright for this proud Fethard man.

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