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After manysleepless nights dancing to the acid house and techno sounds of the mid 90’s,Julien fell under the spell of masterful DJ’s like Richie Hawtin, Derrick Mayand Derrick Carter. The late night dancing quickly turned into study sessions;listening and watching the techniques, programing and mixing styles of theexperienced DJ. At the age of 17 and transfixed on the underground sound,Julien sold his soul for a used set of Technics 1200 turntables and startedmaking mix tapes for friends. The early mix tapes led to dj sets at houseparties and one off events, which eventually opened the doors to Julien’s firstclub gig.
A true DJ at heart and in the soul, Julien began making waves in his home citywith residencies at the world-renowned Guvernment and Toronto after hoursfavorite, Comfort Zone. His selected blend of house, techno and minimal musictogether with his magnetic charisma behind the decks, has moved dance floorsfrom New York to Ibiza, Mexico to Miami, and beyond.
In 2008, Julien was invited to play at the 1st Annual BPM Festival in Playa DelCarmen, Mexico, where a memorable set at Kool Beach Club led to a 5 year andrunning residency. During these years, Julien has opened for global technolegends, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire, as well as DJing along side some of theworld’s best talent. This past summer, Julien made his Ibiza debut at Sankey’sand at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival, a three-day event that had more than100,000 partygoers in attendance.
Wanting to be closer to the music and having a strong desire to create his ownbeats and grooves, Julien set out on a mission to learn every thing he couldabout music production. In 2007 he attended the Producing/Engineering programat Harris Institute for The Arts in Toronto. During that time he spentcountless hours in the studio experimenting with synthesizers and effects,often skipping classes to work on his music. After a number of bootlegs andwhite label remix’s, including a remix of Boris Dlugosch’s “Keep Pushin”,Julien began releasing dance floor oriented house and techno with a vibe andstyle that draws from the world around him, both musical and beyond.
Julien’s music has found home on international imprints such as Rawthentic,Inmotion, Potobollo, Restructured and most recently, UK label, Pins andNeedles. His tracks have been played and supported by global DJ’s such as MarcoCarola and Nic Fanciulli, and have appeared on various charts including theglobally competitive Beatport Top 100. His latest release, a three track EPentitled “Baby Got Blues”, received much support including a feature onBeatport and on the Track It Down mp3 store.
Currently, Julien is busy making music, djing, and exploring new ways andtechnologies to express himself through what he loves most…the music.