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A brotherhood through the DJ art form: Ah Milli Soundz

March 19th, 2014 | Tags: Ah Milli Soundz music DJs art
Craig C. Lloyd aka MaC Milli and Kenneth Helliger aka Ah Milli/Million are the head of the brotherhood Ah Milli Soundz. Photo: VINO
Ah Milli Soundz is a brotherhood of aspiring DJs providing entertainment through the art. Photo: Provided.
Ah Milli Soundz is a brotherhood of aspiring DJs providing entertainment through the art. Photo: Provided.
h Milli Soundz is known for creating a stir wherever they play much to the pleasure of their fans. Photo: Provided.
h Milli Soundz is known for creating a stir wherever they play much to the pleasure of their fans. Photo: Provided.
For now they said that they find it such a joy playing at home and any and every given opportunity. This Saturday they would be featuring at the Club Ecstasy alongside other DJs. Photo: Provided
For now they said that they find it such a joy playing at home and any and every given opportunity. This Saturday they would be featuring at the Club Ecstasy alongside other DJs. Photo: Provided
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – They had known each other for years doing their separate things in the world of work and on the turntable at any given opportunity until a year ago with nature brought them together.

Craig C. Lloyd aka MaC Milli and Kenneth Helliger aka Ah Milli/Millions are the head of the brotherhood Ah Milli Soundz, a group of young men who love the art of music. Singing, composing or writing music may not be their gig but when it comes to the art form of deejaying their hearts and soul are connected.

The two, MaC Milli and Millions, as they prefer to be referred to in this article, came together about a year ago having recognized that there is strength in unity and that their goal of reaching the heights in the industry can be best done with them supporting each other.

“The sky is the limit,’’ said Millions. They both confessed that being in the music and entertainment industry is not something they do as a career as they both have the clock to answer to on a daily basis but said that the art form does come in handy in filling some holes as, “You know one job can’t cut it these days,” said Millions.

As a group they have several other colleagues with whom they share a common goal and would mix and match on occasions as the do gigs around the Territory. Millions, the more vocal one told the Virgin Islands News Online that though they welcome the dollars that they make from being Disc Jockeys (DJs) they started out playing for free and still often do so.

“We started out at the little house party, as a couple of bars, a few private parties. People see that we give them a different flavor when it comes to our selection and they love, not like. They are the ones telling us these things, they love what we do,” he said.

Over the recent years there has been the emerging of quite a number of persons performing as DJ and very often the more seasoned DJs especially those who do it as their main source of income have not been very receptive to the new comers.

However according to Million there is a place for everyone who loves the art form. “We have to learn how to create our own event, come down to the smallest man and just do what you have to do and everyone would make something. There is a place and a space for all of us in this thing,” noted Millions.

Millions said that while there are those on one side that are not pleased with them being in the industry as they are obviously moving up at a very fast pace, there are those who have been supporting them having realized their potential.

“We don’t need to be fighting each other, we need to be working together and that’s the positive we are seeing in us being a brotherhood. We support each other, we complement each other, we share ideas and we are now so close it’s hard to believe that we are not born of the same parents,” he stressed.

They said reaching out to the public through this media in sharing their story is to show that there are many ways for youths of today to go as opposed to those that take them up the stairs of the Magistrate’s court, in the junk yard or just laying wasteful on the street corner.

After one year of togetherness they are looking forward to the many years ahead as years that would see them grow in strength and numbers. They have not yet ventured out onto the international scene but their eyes are beaming out.

For now they said that they find it such a joy playing at home and at any and every given opportunity. This Saturday March 22, 2014 they would be featuring at the Club Ecstasy alongside other DJs. It would be the occasion of the introduction by the Virgin Gorda Easter Festival Committee of the seven ladies who would be participating in this year’s Miss Gorgeous and Miss Easter Festival pageants. The event is titled ‘Grown and Sexy Pisces Edition’.

Then on March 29, 2014 they are the featured DJs for Seductive Saturday takeover. They would be alongside the Syndicate, Takeover and Israel and it’s all going down at The G Spot in UP’s Cineplex.

“They sky is the limit, you want it, claim it, go for it, it would one day be yours,” were the parting words of Million.

38 Responses to “A brotherhood through the DJ art form: Ah Milli Soundz”

  • NJAR (19/03/2014, 08:49) Like (13) Dislike (0) Reply
    Cool people and yes AH MILLI SOUNDZ is a real movement! RESPECT
  • Donz Dem (19/03/2014, 08:51) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up MILLIONS and Mac MILLI ....keeping the place TURNT UP and official DJ's of POP BOYZ mixtape coming sooooooon.
  • Trini (19/03/2014, 09:02) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    AhMilli Soundz to the world #thamovement
  • RICHARD (19/03/2014, 09:10) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    big up to the guys contiune to play good music
  • Side Watcher (19/03/2014, 09:18) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
    I'm so proud of these two men.... I pray and hope that this takes them to higher heights. They started from the bottom now they're on Top..... loving the unity and togetherness, it shows us that once you put your mind to something be positive about it you will always achieve it.

    Much love and blessings to these young men. Keep up the good work and stay focused.
  • Sir-Franchise Drake (19/03/2014, 11:37) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    proud of the brotherhood. proud of the movement proud of the brand! #AhMilliSoundz #2DaMoon
  • question (19/03/2014, 11:38) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    is there a number for the group so I can make contact?
  • Online Now (19/03/2014, 12:39) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    I know I may be being ignorant - but all those featured are doing the same hand signal - what does it mean?
  • big bird (19/03/2014, 13:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    What does thoes finger sign mean?
    • all day everyday (19/03/2014, 14:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      It's the symbol for "VI" Virgin Islands...One Blood One Heart
  • SCP (19/03/2014, 13:37) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
    Wow, nice article. Keep on keeping on Million. Next event at concrete we don't need to look for a DJ!! We have one inhouse (for gratis) LOL!!
  • VI4Life (19/03/2014, 13:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    The Hand Signs is just the signal for "VI" - Virgin Islands 4 Life. Simple - that is ALL it means and noting else.
  • Ummm (19/03/2014, 14:36) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    It means VI or virgin Islands....
  • Judge! (19/03/2014, 14:41) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    I think it's the V.I. sign!
  • 82 (19/03/2014, 14:48) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    its the vi hand sign... it just means that you representing the virgin islands aka VI
  • i knew it (19/03/2014, 15:08) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    big up mac , we knew you was a grate dj from vision days now you on to bigger and better things , nice work both of you keep it up ..
  • Daddeh Merc (19/03/2014, 15:27) Like (5) Dislike (2) Reply
    Big up Ayo self, Ayo LARGE!!
  • Ah Milli Soundz (19/03/2014, 15:40) Like (10) Dislike (0) Reply
    On Behalf Of Dj Ah Milli And Dj Mac Milli We Would Like To Say Thanks To EveryOne For The Shout Outs And Words Of Encouragement We Do Appreciate It...Its The Fuel That Keeps Our Engine Running...To The Fans And Supporters We Love Ayo Bad!!!!!..Shout Out To VINO.....#AhMilliSoundz #VI4Lyfe #bangbang....
  • zuks (19/03/2014, 18:26) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    keep up the good vibes one nation
  • foxy (19/03/2014, 18:34) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    This group does play good music yall
  • Yes (19/03/2014, 20:26) Like (0) Dislike (4) Reply
    I still love my dj dre and push pop
  • F C I B (19/03/2014, 21:12) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    "Everything is Nice" Craig & Kenneth keep doing your thing represent for the rest of us. Respect.
    Ah Milli fan for life.
  • What for (20/03/2014, 03:09) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Balancing good music with individual egos is a delicate one, indeed.
  • Ah Milli Soundz (20/03/2014, 10:28) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    @LOL.... I'm Still A Big Fan Of Dj Wiz & Dj Burtch!!!!!....
  • Irritated (20/03/2014, 12:15) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    @LOL I don't know why people does take the time and come spread negativity on something good!!! So what if your a fan of Dj dre and push pop???? That pose to be a dis or something? If u have nothing nice to say SHUT THE RASS UP AND KEEP IT MOVING...when people doing something good in the community y'all does jus find some trouble to make... Go find some work to do man.... Ah Milli Soundz to the world!!! Good Job Men
  • Daddy Pitt (20/03/2014, 16:07) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Big up Ah Milli Soundz
  • ann (21/03/2014, 12:05) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job to both vino and mac
  • #AhMilliSoundz (21/03/2014, 15:58) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Ah Milli Soundz to da world Bang Bang.. I kno boththese gentlemen and they are both amazing ppl, what they do they love and we love it, they have a set of DAY ONE Followers tht ain ever going nowhere.. Real ppl Do Real things All HATERZ Please #GetYoMuda$^%nt
  • mami (06/04/2014, 08:09) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    All the best ah milli soundz
  • Malibu and Cran (19/07/2014, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Milli and Mac, the sky's really the limits!! Happy for y'all and keep doing y'all thing!.. Don't mind the noise. There're gonna be obstacles in y'all way, but I know y'all gonna get past those boulders!! Unity is what y'all about and keeping it together.. Brotherhood is what we call it! Keep y'all head up! Much love and respect!!

    #MillionzandMac #OneBrotherhood #AhMilliSoundz2TheMoon #BangBang #Ooppaa


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