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, hiphop
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 recognized Inked Fashion magazine,
photographed by the iconic Justice Howard, in a 12-page
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".