Los Angeles based Producer/DJ, Hellywood (aka Helly), was heavily influenced by electronic dance music from an early age. At three she started training in classical ballet, jazz, hip-hop and tap dance. Growing up she was particularly drawn to the extended mixes of cutting-edge artists such as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Joy Division, Black Box and other new wave and early dance music pioneers.
Her love of dance music took her back to her family roots in London where she began to learn turntablism while supporting herself as a glamour model. Appearing in Penthouse UK, Playboy TV UK and on the popular TV Channel Men & Motors.
Upon returning to her home city of Toronto, Canada, she landed an on-air residency as DJ/co-host on The Jelo Show, a two hour tech-house & break beat show that aired on The Global Groove Network Radio Station. Helly interviewed many DJ/Producers on the show including: Hatiras, Donald Glaude, DJ Dan, Ill Gates and HatJack.
Next, Helly set her sights on Los Angeles, determined to become a notable presence in the Producer/DJ Community. While cutting her teeth in the demanding Hollywood music she started moonlighting as a performer in the film industry. Within a matter of months, Helly landed the coveted role of Lady Gaga in the highly anticipated full length feature film parody “This Ain’t Lady Gaga” by Hustler Video, which landed her nominations for Best Actress in a Feature Film at both 2012 XBIZ and AVN Award Shows.
Helly has DJ’d at top dance clubs, raves and celebrity-studded private events across the country. Most recently, Helly made a cameo vocal appearance on a track entitled “Fake is the New Trend” that will be included on the much-anticipated Blood on the Dance Floor album, “Bad Blood”.
In addition, Helly is featured in the April 2013 issue of the internationally recognised Inked Fashion magazine, photographed by the iconic Justice Howard, in a 12-page editorial spread.
Currently, Helly is working on her first EP “Hellywood”, an EDM project she is co-producing with internationally renowned singer /songwriter /recording artist Shenkar, whose distinctive vocals appear on several of the tracks. Other notable collaborators include: Her first single “Mirage”, a collaboration with DJ Dalysovich and Shenkar, will be available exclusively on Beatport April 25, 2013 and available globally May 9, 2013.
She will be DJ’ing and performing vocals with Shenkar on “Mirage”, the first single from her upcoming EP “Hellywood”. In late April 2013, Helly will be performing as a DJ Duo with DJ BritStar (aka Brittany Andrews) in Tokyo, Japan at the Hacienda Festival. This spring/summer Helly will be performing regularly for The Full Moon Parties at Los Globos Nightclub in Los Angeles. Finally, Helly will continue to partner with Shenkar on both of their upcoming projects and tours.