Jack Grealish: Manchester City star teams up with Oliver Heldens to hold his first ever DJ set
Jack Grealish has announced he played a DJ set alongside world-famous DJ Oliver Heldens
Jack Grealish has announced via Instagram that he is learning to become a DJ. The Manchester City star, 27, from Birmingham,hosted his first live DJ set today (4 May) alongside world-renowned DJ Oliver Heldens.
The England international performs under the pseudonym ‘DJ Grealo’. He shared the news with his 6.5 million followers today (4 May).
In the post, Jack explains: “I’ve always loved music since I was young. This is why I want to start to learn to DJ.”
In the video, he gets to work behind the decks, mentored by artist Oliver Heldens. Heldens was named 2020’s producer of the year by the Los Angeles Milk and Honey awards. The 28-year-old global phenomenon also currently has over 10 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
It appears the former Villa captain is already learning a thing or two from Oliver, as he enjoys his own sound in the clip, saying: “Can yous hear that? Ah that was sick!” Fellow DJ and former Love Island contestant Jack Fowler commented: “Lol here we go”.
The event was organised by OKX, a cryptocurrency exchange platform. They also sponsor Grealish’s team, Manchester City, with the OKX logo branded across the front of their training kits.
The Solihull born football star performed his DJ set in the company’s metaverse known as OKX collective. Fans can enter the metaverse to watch ‘Metahuman avatars’ of Jack and Heldens perform the 15 minute set.
The OKX website describes the metaverse as: “a unique virtual metaverse environment that allows fans to experience Web3 first-hand and gain access to special content, experiences and rewards from some of their favourite Manchester City players, including Jack Grealish.”
Haider Rafique, Global Chief Marketing Officer at OKX, said: “For our third metaverse experience with Manchester City, we step into the virtual world to watch Jack try his hand on the decks alongside a legend of the future house genre.”