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Q&A: Miller SoundClash 2017 Finalist Selekta Shellz

Representing Canada-Toronto in Las Vegas... 

The Miller SoundClash finalists are busy preparing for their trip to Las Vegas for the Grand Final. In the lead up, we'll be profiling each of them on the site. You can keep up to date with the Miller SoundClash DJ Competition by following Miller Genuine Draft on Instagram.

Tell us in one sentence who you are and where you are from?

"I am Sheldon Williams, A.K.A Selekta Shellz from Ottawa Canada via The West Indies

Where did your love of music first come from?

"I have come from a musical family, and have played musical instruments from the age of 5."

How long have you been DJing?

"I have been DJing for 8 years."

Do you produce music also?

"I can produce music but have not yet released professional tracks."

What’s been the highlight of your career so far?

"Playing in Barbados for their Cropover Carnival."

Tell us about the success as a DJ you’ve had in your own country.

"I have had the pleasure of taking over my city of Ottawa. I have had many opportunities to play large events in Montreal and Toronto to name a few."

**How did it feel to win your local Miller SoundClash competition? **

"I am so excited to be here. I have received so much love and positive vibes throughout this competition. I look forward to the next leg in this competition."

How much does it mean to you to have made it to this stage of Miller SoundClash?

"This is a tremendous accomplishment in my career, and I hope to compliment this stage in the competition to further extend my message through music."

How do you plan to stand out over the other DJs in Las Vegas? How will you be preparing for the finale?

"Honestly I am just going to be me, I want to exhibit my talent to the best of my ability and keep listening to music to add to my formula. Most importantly just having fun doing what I love."

What makes you unique compared to the other international finalists?

"I am determined to share my musical knowledge and diversity to the world."

Las Vegas is the EDM capital of the USA, with major DJs playing every weekend. If you could meet and hang out with one of these DJs in Vegas, who would it be and why?

"Major Lazer/ Diplo. His vision of music is phenomenal. He has done a lot for the Caribbean musically."

Who from dance music’s elite do you most respect and take inspiration from?

"Calvin Harris. His thought process through music is similar to mine."

How important is it for competitions like Miller SoundClash to give aspiring DJs the chance to show their talent to the world?

"This is a great competition to show real DJ talent on a World scale."

Tell us a bit about your home country - How is the electronic music scene in your part of Canada right now?

"To be honest the EDM scene is not really big where I live, but sometimes it’s around here and there. It is fun when I do get a chance to play EDM."

Keep up to date the Miller SoundClash finalists by following Miller Genuine Draft on Instagram.

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