Birthday wishes do come true, and DJ Quest got a first-hand taste of this reality earlier this week.
The Antiguan entertainer – born Blashford Wilkins Jr and who celebrated his birthday on Monday – received one of the greatest gifts that he could have asked for in his burgeoning career: a finalist spot in the hotly-contested Red Bull 3Style Competition.
Since 2010, the global platform has been advocating, advancing and celebrating the unique culture of deejaying, where each competitor plays a combination of at least three musical genres in 15 minutes. For the first time in the competition’s history, the Caribbean now has its own geographical category of six qualifying participants.
Speaking to BUZZ immediately after the announcement was made online, DJ Quest could barely contain his shock and excitement by the news. “I figured that entering the Red Bull 3Style was the next step to my DJ career, just another way to be seen in the international market.”
Highlighting that his initial plan was to enter the competition in 2020, Quest explained that he had a sudden change of heart just before the deadline.
“I just had a gut feeling this year and went for it. I’ve been DJing since 13 years old, and what started off as a hobby eventually grew into a passion,” he said of his career journey.
He is the first Antiguan to make it into the finals.