Major babe and talented Aussie DJ Helena Ellis is known for making killer hip hop and RnB tracks. She’s got a wardrobe we wanna steal and if you’re looking for new music to add to your weekend playlist then Helena is your girl. We caught up with her to chat fave gigs, spirit animals and her celeb wannabe wife…
Tell us about yourself…
I told myself the day I met Kanye West was the day I made it.
What’s the best gig you have played?
New Year’s Eve I headlined the hip hop/ RnB Room at Marquee. It was so LIT.
Who’s your favourite artist and why?
Kanye West. He is full of passion and has no fear. I also love Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole oh, and Lil Kim. She’s the OG female badass and boss lady.
Describe your sound in five words…
Bass, gangsta, attitude, fun, free.
What are you working on at the moment?
Lots and Lots 😉
What’s on the agenda for 2016?
More original music, more parties, more breaking boy’s hearts.
Who is your guilty pleasure most played?
It’s impossible to pick one, but I am a massive fan of the old school. Anything from early 90’s to early 2000’s I still bump every day. My friends call my car “The Time Machine”
What’s the last thing you listened to?
Notorious BIG – Bullshit and Party
What song do you want to be playing as you walk into the club?
Jay Z – Dirt off Your Shoulder. For years now it’s always been my mini celebration song I share with myself whenever I reach an exciting milestone haha.
If you could collaborate with anyone who would it be?
Music Wise. Timbaland. He’s the OG music production King.
Fashion Wise. My mum. She’s the OG fashion queen.
What’s your spirit animal?
I am convinced I was a cat from the Egyptian times in my past life.
Who are you currently stalking on Instagram?
All the amazing people who like and comment on my pics on IG. I love seeing and connecting with the people that follow me.
What makes you laugh?
Looking back at my choice of boyfriends.
What’s your secret addiction?
Searching for new music and Mac Lipsticks
Who’s your celebrity wannabe wife?
Right now I’m crushing on Zendaya. She’s a babe with a cool personality.
What would be your superhero power?
Teleporting to different places.
What was the first thing you did this morning?
Searched online for Persian kittens.
Tell us something weird about yourself…
I dream of things before they happen or I always think of things before they happen. One of my nostrils is also larger than the other.
What item of clothing can’t you live without?
My fave leather jacket I bought from Rodeo Drive in LA.
What items do you make sure you pack on tour?
Music, book to write songs, laptop, makeup, hair styling tools, accessories & my pre-planned outfits.
Who is your style icon and why?
My Mum. She’s an unsung fashion Queen. She needs her own spread in Vogue ASAP. She’s always dressed immaculate from head to toe, and she designs everything…! I’ve seen her design the most incredible shoes, bags & dresses. She’s a real natural talent. People are always in awe of her, but she doesn’t care for the praise. We always chat about fashion, what look to do for my next show etc. It’s so fun 🙂
Where do you look for fashion inspiration?
I try not to look anywhere because I love having my own unique style that’s my own identity. I’m always searching online for pieces that are one offs or unique. It’s cool that way as I realise I inspire a lot of my friends around me from having my own unique style.
What best describes your style on stage?
Street meets stylish boss lady with a hint of gangsta.
What’s your favourite fashion trend this season and why?
Chockers and hair braids. They both make any outfit 10x cooler.
If you could steal anyone’s wardrobe who’s would it be?
Leather or denim? Leather
Tattoos or no tattoos? No tattoos (only because I know my mum is reading this)
Heels or flats? Heels
Red lips or nude lips? Nude
Instagram or Twitter? Instagram
Kylie or Kendall? Kylie
Rock or rap? RAP
Rihanna or Beyoncé? Rhianna
Festivals or clubs? Clubs
Ibiza or Vegas? Vegas
Music or food? Music
Beach or pool? Beach
Dogs or cats? Cats
Nights out or nights in? Australia: Nights In – Europe/USA: Nights Out
Gold or silver? Gold
Maxi or mini? Maxi
Wanna know more? Follow Helena on Instagram @djhelenaellis
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