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MILLER SOUNDCLASH 2017 - MEET THE FINALISTS

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Next month Miller SoundClash returns to Las Vegas! The 10 finalists, who have been selected from 9 countries worldwide are preparing to fly to Las Vegas to perform at The Miller SoundClash Grand Final at Marquee DayClub.

The winner gets to perform a set ahead of The Chainsmokers, sign a recording contract with AfterCluv DanceLab (Universal Music) and be interviewed by DJ Mag, so the stakes are high!

These are the DJs who will be competing for 2017’s coveted Miller SoundClash Crown!

NICO HAMUY (ARGENTINA)

Argentinian DJ, Nico Hamuy arrives in Vegas full of excitement for the challenge ahead. “It’s a big opportunity,” he tells us, “I believe it can make a difference in my career.” The Buenos Aires based DJ – whose productions have previously been played by DJs including Fedde Le Grand, Tiesto and Armin Van Buuren – believes that Miller SoundClash provides an opportunity for DJs like him to make their dreams come true.

JAYBOO (BRAZIL)

Brazil’s Jayboo says that Miller SoundClash is an “incredible opportunity” to showcase the skills, he has honed over the last 15 years as a DJ. The Curitiba based DJ is also looking forward to being able to “meet people, make new contacts and represent [his] country” in Las Vegas. He tells us that we can expect an “energetic set with lots of creativity and improvisation”.

SELEKTA SHELLZ (CANADA- TORONTO)

Sheldon Williams, AKA Selekta Shellz is based in Ottawa in Canada. “I’m so excited to be here,” he tells us. “This is a great competition to show real talent on a world scale.” When asked how he will stand out in the Miller SoundClash Grand Final, Sheldon promises to “share his musical knowledge and diversity with the world.”

DJ C STYLEZ (CANADA- VANCOUVER)

“On a scale of 1-10, it’s 100!” said Nevin, AKA DJ C Stylez when we asked how much it means to make it through to the Miller SoundClash Grand Final. The Canadian DJ, who has been spinning since the early ‘90s, believes that the competition provides a valuable opportunity for aspiring DJs. “There’s a good chance you would never have heard of me if Miller SoundClash didn’t exist,” he explains. “Now I have an opportunity to make something of it.”

NICOLÁS INGUERZON (CHILE)

Inguerzon – from Santiago, Chile – describes the forthcoming Miller SoundClash Grand Final as “an opportunity that occurs only once in a lifetime” and they are determined to make it count. With previous experience performing at Creamfields Chile, Inguerzon should be well prepared for the Las Vegas experience.

DJ CAHEN (COLOMBIA)

This year’s DJ Mag Wild Card winner is CaHen, from Colombia. Rather than entering a national competition the DJ Mag Wild Card competition is run via Mixcloud. This year’s winner has a passion for progressive house and trance and managed to overcome more than 1000 other DJs to be selected to fly to Las Vegas.

ALLAN NUNEZ (HONDURAS)

Honduran DJ, Allan Nunez is preparing a fresh batch of edits especially for the Miller SoundClash Grand Final. He describes his sets as “full of great vibes and energy” which should suit Las Vegas perfectly. Having performed on the same line-ups as Steve Aoki and Aly & Fila, Nunez is ready to showcase his skills in the US party capital.

DJ VANE (PANAMA)

Panamanian DJ, Irma Correa describes winning the Miller SoundClash Panama final as the greatest achievement of her career. Can she go one better and take the global crown in Las Vegas? Since starting to DJ back in 2006, Correa has hosted two radio shows and created her own party brand in Panama, called Concolón.

AGUSTIN GANDINO (PARAGUAY)

For Paraguayan DJ, Agustin Gandino, the road to the Miller SoundClash Grand Final has been long. He first entered his national competition in 2015, but did not make it to the final. In 2016 he reached the final, only to be a runner up. Then finally in 2017 – having performed the “best work of [his] life” – Gandino was victorious! Next stop, Vegas!

DJ SKOROTSKY (RUSSIA)

Russia's entry into this year's competition has been surrounded by music from an early age, and says he has been DJing as long as he can remember. He doesn't want to be drawn on the other contenders, instead choosing to focus on his own performance in Las Vegas. As a DJ, Skorotsky is heavily influenced by French house acts including Daft Punk, Bob Sinclar and David Guetta, and is hoping to do his country proud in Las Vegas.

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