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Arts / Young DJ to showcase music at Trondra gig

A TEENAGE DJ who aims to make a splash on the music scene down south in the future is hosting an event in Trondra next month as he looks to inspire more of his generation into dance culture.

DJ Shamsul. Photo: Gordon Siegel

Kieran Black, who goes by the name Shamsul, will perform at the Trondra Hall on Saturday 8 June.

It will be open to anyone aged 17 and above, and the event is receiving support from local youth-led charity OPEN which will help create a “safe environment” at the gig.

Black, who is aged 17, said his set will feature techno, hardgroove and some of his original music.

“This is kind of a debut of some of my music – I’ll be playing unreleased music that I’m working on at the moment,” he said.

Black said there is also some reggae influence in his music, as well as 90s rave.

He does not feel there is a lot of interest in electronic dance music in Shetland but is looking to influence his generation to get more into the scene.

Black has been making music since he was around 14, and with a move to Glasgow on the cards for university he is looking to take some further steps up the DJing ladder down south.

His ultimate aim is to make a “full career” out of music, and also plans to move to Toronto in Canada later down the line.

Tickets for the Trondra event are available from High Level Music and will also be on the door on the night, with the music running from 10pm to 1am.

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