Raised in Dubai, U.A.E, Sergei Donford Corneille; formerly known as Lil Krow, can only be described as a powerhouse and nothing less. Personally and professionally he uses the moniker, "DON CORNEILLE" (a combination of his second and last names) which serves as his personal reminder to stay true to himself as he pursues his vision of establishing himself as "a name that represents Dubai on the international DJ circuit".
Coming from mixed cultural heritage, DON CORNEILLE was raised with a diverse taste in all things musical. As a four-year-old child, he took it upon himself to learn how to play the guitar and drums. He has always had a passion for music and a natural urge to understand it.
DON CORNEILLE was exposed to turntablism at the age of 14 where he developed an ear for mixing and an interest in the musical genres of Hip-Hop, R'n'B,UKG, Dancehall, and Grime. His vast collection of music supported by his in-depth knowledge of various genres encouraged him to explore the world of DJing. Legends such as DJ Jazzy Jeff & DJ Premiere provided inspiration.
What started off as a hobby, led to hours of late-night practice, working on his technique to perfect a blend of smart tricks and juggles. This, in turn, encouraged him to create demos, which were handed out to peers and promoters alike. DJing took a professional turn when he started receiving requests to play at numerous local parties, social gatherings, events and finally nightclubs and concerts.
Playing exclusively at selected nightclubs in Dubai, DON CORNEILLE emerged as a much sought-after DJ. By age 21, he boasted residencies at locally renowned clubs such as Movida, Alegra, Amika, Studio F and Trilogy. Playing alongside some of the best international and local DJs he quickly fine-tuned and polished his art. At 22 he joined UK's Hott2Deff Squad under the mentorship of DJ Junior J.
Don Corneille's dedication to his craft has allowed him to explode onto the Dubai nightlife scene, enabling him to perform alongside various international artists and performers like Sean Paul,Ryan Leslie, Jay Sean, Mims, Red Café, Million Stylez, J.Boog and more. Don was hand picked to DJ after parties with the likes of Ace Hood, Tyga, and T-Pain.
Although known to be an R&B and Hip-Hop DJ, Don Corneille's passion lies in Reggae and Dancehall; a genre in which he received the chance to showcase his skills with the emergence of the ever growing island music scene in the region.
As one of the headliners of the biggest monthly festivals, he was dubbed by the public and media as 'The King Of Dancehall in Dubai' and has had the opportunity to work alongside Reggae and Dancehall legends such as: Robbo Ranx, Tanto Metro & Devonte, Diana King, Wayne Wonder, Elephant Man,Junior Reid and Dawn Penn to name a few. His Promo teasers have gone as high up as #3 in the mixcloud charts.
Not limiting himself to just one genre of music, DON CORNEILLE is a versatile DJ who understands how to blend different genres of music, to read a crowd and entertain partygoers with a smooth delivery. Painstakingly organized and paying attention to detail, DON CORNEILLE spares no effort in entertaining the people he plays to.
DON CORNEILLE recently founded REDEMPTION SOUND a new global music and lifestyle brand.