The Red Line Festival Writer-in-Residence for 2022 was chosen in partnership with NOISE South Dublin and is Dublin rapper Selló. Championing a new voice for the nation of Ireland in the form of “Gaelic Drill”, a fusion of traditional Irish culture with the modern drill/ hip hop sound. Selló has pioneered a new era of music that is heavily focused on reviving classic samples and giving them a new lease of life.
As part of his residency, Selló will lead a four-week course- free and open to rappers aged between 16 and 25. He will be working in partnership with NOISE Music to help develop the skills of a new generation of Irish rappers and performers. This course will end with Writer in Residence: Selló & Guests, an opportunity to see these emerging artists perform alongside some of Irelands most highly regarded Hip Hop artists on Friday 14th October at the Civic Theatre in Tallaght.
Selló will be working alongside artists Julia Louise Knifefist and talkgick to make this a must for all aspiring rap artists.
The course will include:
Rapping Masterclass: Writing and Performance Techniques.
Beat Making and Production.
Live performance in The Civic with Selló, Talkgick and Julia Louise Knifefist.
Dates: Monday 19th & 26th September & Monday 3rd & 10th October. Friday 14th October performance (8.00-9.30pm).
Participants must be available to attend all sessions.
Course Times: 6.00pm-8.00pm
Course Location: Tallaght Library
Performance Location: The Civic, Tallaght
Performance Time: 8.00pm
How to Apply:
Please email why you would like to take part in this course to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your age and contact details.
Closing Date: Thursday 15th September at 4.00pm.
Trusting the process is always a thing that is easier said than done but in the case of South Dublin rapper Selló, it’s been a phrase he has lived. Since stepping into the scene barely a year ago the “Dublin” and “As Gaeilge” rapper’s rise has been a remarkably fast one. Championing a new voice for the nation of Ireland in the form of “Gaelic Drill”, a fusion of traditional Irish culture with the modern drill/ hip hop sound. Selló has pioneered a new era of music that is heavily focused on reviving classic samples and giving them a new lease of life.
Julia Louise Knifefist
In his short time releasing music, Julia has caught the attention of Irish media for his chaotic and diverse creative output. Most recently Julia has been focusing on Bitten Twice, a Dublin based experimental rave collective born out of the pandemic. They’ve been described by Plain Sailing magazine (Belfast) as “one of the most exciting labels to emerge from Ireland in recent memory”.
Ryan McCann also known as talkgick is a Dublin based music producer and instrumentalist who spends most of his time digging through crates and obscure media outlets to find wild samples and to generate new ideas off the back of strange music otherwise lost to the world. Ryan is mostly influenced by the likes of MF DOOM and producers such as Lewis Grant and Dylan Brady. So far Ryan has released an 8 track ep named " Cycle of My Cyclone '' in collaboration with another Irish artist JMUTobi.