Everyone loves an artist that embraces their humble beginnings, and Slushii has one of the greatest stories leading to his success. Before dubbing himself the delicious frozen beverage, Julian Scanlan was known as DJ Swoon, and we’ve uncovered some awesome throwback footage of the artist’s formative years.

Scope the videos below showing DJ Swoon performing at his high school talent show, along with a short documentary detailing the young producer’s origins. As you’ll hear in the intro of the talent show, Scanlan plays six instruments (possibly more now), sings, and from the sound of things, is a beloved homie to the entire school. If you don’t believe us on the singing bit, just listen to the vocals on his latest track

We couldn’t be happier to see his hard work paying off.

 

Cover Photo by Ryan Hadji