Selector Twis shows
Barry John also known by his entertainment name Selector Twis is presently, a disc jockey and radio host in the island of St. Lucia. Selector Twis has gained a wealth of knowledge in this field and has managed to foster and develop a strong listening fan base for the radio station.
He attributes a considerable extent of his success to the seasoned Disc Jockeys of Sound City who provided the much needed guidance and support during his early years as a Disc Jockey. Selector Twis, born on November 23rd 1987 has had a passion for music from a very early age.
He started his musical journey by playing Steel Pan music with the Diamond Steel Orchestra from 2000 and frequently played music as a pastime using cassette players and CDs. His interest in music and a Disc Jockey further increased when he was selected as an intern DJ for a popular Sound System – Sound City formally known as Summit Sounds in 2005. There he got the opportunity to nurture his knowledge and skills as a DJ. These skills included but not limited to the use of software and equipment, song selection, transitioning from one genera of music to the next, scratching and improving creativity. During his early days as a DJ Selector Twis played for his high school events which further promoted his awareness as a DJ.
After five years of learning this craft Selector Twis was recognized as a main stream DJ in 2008.
His first radio gig was with the Blazing FM Radio Station in early 2008, then he progressed to the MBC Radio station in 2013 and The Wave Radio Station in 2015.
As a new entrant to the competition, Selector Twis placed 3rd at the Green Synergy DJ competition in 2009. He did not participate in 2010 because of a contractual obligation to participate at Caribana in Canada which was his first international gig. Upon returning to the Green Synergy Competition Selector Twis won the 2011 and 2012 competitions. He then returned to Houston, Texas in 2012 to perform at the Houston Carnival Festivities where he was also awarded the ‘Best out of Town DJ’ title.
Selector Twis has performed at a number of carnival festivities both regionally and internally such as Trinidad Carnival, Miami Carnival and Labor Day Activities in New York. Currently, he is one of the main DJs for the Just for Fun Carnival Band. He has also worked in the hospitality industry as a Guest DJ for Sandals Halcyon in 2013-2014, Resort DJ for Windjammer Landing and The Royalton St Lucia in 2015 and 2016 respectively and currently the primary DJ for the New Year’s Festivities at the Landings Resort.
In his spare time Selector Twis can be seen enhancing his craft by tuning his scratching skills creating pod casts, mixtapes or just playing music and trying out different transitioning styles. He is proficient in playing most types of music from EDM to Pop, Hip Hop, Soca, Dance Hall, and Reggae. Selector Twis has an easy going personality who studies his target audience carefully to create an unforgettable experience.