Gerard Fonseka, better known as SELECTRO is a DJ/Producer who is skilled in different music genres & styles.
Born in ’86, this Sri Lankan native is known for his impressive turntable skills which he displayed when he was 16. In 2004, he garnered the position of Resident DJ at the renowned ‘Lord Negombo’, a famous Club in the region.
Hungry for more, he built his own home studio where he practiced Dj-ing and mastered the craft of music productions. He later met Niro, who soon became part of Selectro. Their first single ‘Sri Lanka’ was noticed soon after its release on the internet and went onto being featured on international Radio stations such as BBC Radio 1 (UK), Wave 89.1, Monster RX 93.1 and 99.5 RT (Philliphones), PureFM (Seychelles) & YES101, KISSFM and Sun FM (Sri Lanka). The track's popularity saw it topping Kiss FM’s - Kiss Demand Hot 40 and has been hailed as a club anthem.
After the unfortunate demise of Niro in 2008, Gerard went on a hiatus and a year later saw him re-group with another creative mind – Dilu who is a creative force in his own right.
As a power DJ Duo, they performed every weekend at Sri Lanka’s #1 Club - KAMA Colombo, which was always packed on scheduled nights. 2016, saw both take stage at the 12th edition of Tomorrowland in Belgium. That cemented their status as the first ever from Sri Lanka to play the world renowned festival.
SELECTRO have also performed alongside many international DJs, notably New_ID , Sick Individuals, Funkerman, David Tort, Nicola Fasano and Steve Forest, , Erick E, Disciples, Plastik Funk, Ferhplay, Marco Farouk, Yves La Rock, Guru Josh, Artful Dodger, Sonique, DJ Starkillers, Shaun Frank, Mike Williams, King Arthur and not forgetting, some of Billboards biggest names - Sean Paul, Jason Derulo, Gary Nesta Pince, Inna and Arash to name a few.
Early 2017 saw Dilu & Gerard go their separate ways due to creative differences; SELECTRO remains as a one man project and continues to function to take Sri Lankan identity to the global dance arena.
Website - http://selectro.lk/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/selectromusic/