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Electronic Pop R&B Superstar
- Shelhiel – Singer & midi keyboard
- Xander – DJ & Ableton Live Tech
Shelhiel is the genre-bending multidisciplinary artist making waves in the region’s burgeoning English and Mandarin in electronic pop scenes. Hailing from Malaysia, Shelhiel’s music and distinct artistic genius has taken him across Southeast Asia & beyond; playing festivals and shows including SXSW, SIFA, Future Rising KL by Mixcloud & W Hotels, ASEAN Music Showcase Festival, Good Vibes Festival, to opening for international acts such as Tennyson, Hyuloh, Crystal Castles, and FKJ.
Lauded by a wide plethora publications including NOWNESS, DJ MAG, i-D, NME, Bandwagon ASIA, and AVYSS as an outeur and creative force, with Shelhiel’s debut EP “SUPERSTROBE” was notably shortlisted as part of NME’s “The 25 Best Asian Albums of 2020”.
His career highlights further span winning the Malaysian PWH Music Awards “马来西亚娱协奖(Yu Xie Jiang)” award for “Best Arrangement” for one of his productions – Shio’s ‘Extrication’, which was also picked up by Netflix as a theme song for ‘The Ghost Bride’. Another one of his collaborative works – ‘AAA’ with NYK, for which he co-wrote and co-produced has also gathered over 40 million streams on Chinese music platforms to date since its release in March 2020.