After many sleepless nights dancing to the acid house and techno sounds of the mid 90’s, Julien fell under the spell of masterful DJ’s like Richiew Hawtin, Derrick May and Derrick Carter. The late night dancing quickly turned into study sessions; listening and watching the techniques, programing and mixing styles of the experienced 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 started making mix tapes for friends. The early mix tapes led to dj sets at house parties and one off events, which eventually opened the doors to Julien’s first club gig.
A true DJ at heart and in the soul, Julien began making waves in his home city with residencies at the world-renowned Guvernment and Toronto after hours favorite, Comfort Zone. His selected blend of house, techno and minimal music together with his magnetic charisma behind the decks, has moved dance floors from New York to Ibiza, Mexico to Miami, and beyond.
In 2008, Julien was invited to play at the 1st Annual BPM Festival in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico, where a memorable set at Kool Beach Club led to a 5 year and running residency. During these years, Julien has opened for global techno legends, Richie Hawtin and Dubfire, as well as DJing along side some of the world’s best talent. This past summer, Julien made his Ibiza debut at Sankey’s and at New York’s Electric Zoo Festival, a three-day event that had more than 100,000 partygoers in attendance.
Wanting to be closer to the music and having a strong desire to create his own beats and grooves, Julien set out on a mission to learn every thing he could about music production. In 2007 he attended the Producing/Engineering program at Harris Institute for The Arts in Toronto. During that time he spent countless hours in the studio experimenting with synthesizers and effects, often skipping classes to work on his music. After a number of bootlegs and white label remix’s, including a remix of Boris Dlugosch’s “Keep Pushin”, Julien began releasing dance floor oriented house and techno with a vibe and style 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 and Needles. His tracks have been played and supported by global DJ’s such as Marco Carola and Nic Fanciulli, and have appeared on various charts including the globally competitive Beatport Top 100. His latest release, a three track EP entitled “Baby Got Blues”, received much support including a feature on Beatport and on the Track It Down mp3 store.
Currently, Julien is busy making music, djing, and exploring new ways and technologies to express himself through what he loves most…the music.