Yvan Serrano, aka DJ ‘Healer Selecta’ Celebrates 20 years as London’s “Hero with a Record Box”
Yvan Serrano aka Healer Selecta is one of those multi talented characters in music who has blazed his own individual and highly independent trail right from the outset. Founder, guitarist, producer of Dustaphonics, DJ record collector, producer (The Arrogants, Hoodoo Tones, etc..) host of the celebrated artists collective Raison D’Etre London and Lille-Roubaix Vintage Weekender in France.
Healer Selecta has been involved with an amazing array of influential artists over the years as a musician, club promoter, DJ, including actress Tura Satana, music legends, Wanda Jackson, Dan Aykroyd, John Sinclair, Billy Miller and Miriam Linna, Jeff Dexter, Liam Watson/Toe Rag Studio(Popcorn Brothers), Official DJ at London’s show of Bo Diddley, Chuck Berry, Ike Turner, Eartha Kitt (cat woman), The Sonics, Las Vegas Grind Festival 99, Purple Weekend Festival, Official 50th anniversary of The Jaguar E Type at The London Motor Expo, Glastonbury Festival, Japan, France, Italy, USA, Spain, etc..
Yvan started Djing in the 90’s at London’s legendary garage rock club The Frat Shack, Wild Weekend Fest hosted by Josh Collins with his popular dance floor filler of mix bag of rare and classics 7” of Fifties, Sixties. Authentic Soul, Rock N Roll, Garage Punk, Latin Boogaloo, Mambo, Rhythm & Blues, Instro Surf, Funk, Rocksteady,Ska, Jazz..
Yvan left the garage rocknroll circuit in the late 90’s and has become a professional DJ in the London’s clubs circuit (Resident DJ Madame Jojos, Cargo, Jazz Cafe, Blues Kitchen, etc..) he is one of the of the key figure of the London’s vintage club scene, dubbed by Time Out London Magazine as “Hero with a record box”, where Healer Selecta goes the party is sure to follow”.
Voted by Londoners: “Most Influential French Londoner in 2011” Ici Londres Magazine.
“Hero with a record box, where Healer Selecta goes, the party is sure to follow.” (Simone Baird TIME OUT)
You never know where you ‘re going to end up with Healer Selecta, as his record box is veritable lexicon of musical style from the 1950’s to 1970’s. Never gimmicky, always darned groovy.” (#1 Pick of the Week, The Guardian Guide)
“Healer Selecta has made London Swing again” Will Hodkison Mojo Magazine.
“The United Nations of the London clubbing fraternity, Raison D’Etre’s whole, er, Raison d’Etre is to promote positive international cultures through the power of music and art, while Dj Healer Selecta from King A Ling Records/Freestyle Records keeps as always everything harmonious, Kofi Annan style.”(Nick Green, The Guardian)
Don’t miss Yvan Serrano aka Healer Selecta, at the following upcoming events: