D'julz is a veteran DJ and the head of Bass Culture Records. His longstanding monthly-turned-record label, Bass Culture, is now in its 20th year at Rex Club (Paris). Bass Culture (the label) boasts releases from the likes of Cassy, Mr. G, and D'julz himself. D'julz' knack for technically proficient DJ sets is only overshadowed by his skill as a selector.
There are DJs, and then there are DJ’s DJ's. Julien Veniel, artist name D’Julz, is undoubtedly one of the latter - a true craftsman behind the decks whose true strongest skill is his ability to go beyond mere genres and trends, deciding instead to actively shape the ever-changing soundscape of electronic music through his own productions, DJ performances and parties. Through a career spanning two and half decades, D’Julz has practically done it all. He began spinning in Paris, often playing his home city’s much-talked about early 90’s raves and legendary clubs, all before moving to New–York in 1993 to further hone his skills and cement his reputation as a true taste-maker in his field. The rest, as they say, is history. Despite finding himself in high demand in every corner of the globe, from the States to Japan and countless countries in between, D’Julz has always remained true to his roots in Paris, where he has been running the now legendary “Bass Culture” night at Rex club since 1997. In tandem with the birth of his party D’Julz has dedicated a large amount of time and energy into the production side of his musical output. Solo-wise his music has been signed to some of the world’s finest underground labels – Circus Company, Robsoul, Ovum, Rekids, 20:20 Vision and more. Since D’Julz started producing he has been responsible for a long list of tracks and remixes that have become essential weapons in the record boxes of the world’s DJ elite. As a DJ he exudes class and panache. A gifted curator of music whose pedigree has earned him a loyal international following and a constant tour schedule which sees him travel the worlds major cities every week playing the best venues they have on offer. Not to mention the infamous Circoloco (DC10) where he has held a long-standing residency, taking charge of the main room and the world-renowned red terrace room several times each summer season. Each set demonstrating D’Julz’s uncanny ability to weave his penchant for dub elements into the house and techno sphere and rocking DC10 with potent groove and sultry rhythms. D’Julz remains as enthusiastic as he was when he first started DJing, as his Bass Culture label goes from strength to strength, clocking over 50 releases and he continues to traverse the globe rocking dance floors every weekend. A true legend and one who will continue to be at the top of his game…D'Julz's early career saw him make an instant impact in his home city of Paris. Spinning at many of the city's early raves and legendary clubs. The release of his debut mix compilation, provided him with the opportunity to export his sound. A hugely successful 1993 move to New York quickly furthered his reputation, and upon his return to Europe he found himself to be in high demand, playing key Clubs in Belgium, Holland, the UK and Ibiza. 1997 saw the birth of the now legendary, 'Bass Culture' parties at Paris' Rex club. The monthly party has now become the longest running event in the clubs history, and in 2009 gave its name to D'Julz's brand new, and highly successful record label. Having released his debut productions in the mid 90's, it was the early 2000's that really saw him make an impact. His music has now featured on some of the worlds finest labels, and his releases and remixes for the likes of Ovum, 20:20 Vision, Dessous, Pokerflat, Safari, Real Tone, Get Physical, Mobilee, Rekids, Systematic and 100% Pure have all become essential weapons in the sets and record boxes of the world's elite. In recent times D'Julz has reached a new level of production excellence. 2008's 'Just so You Know' on Ovum and 'Fleurette' on Circus Company became instant classics, and his current release for the label 'Rotondo' is well on its way to achieving similar status. His remix of Slam's 'Positive Education' on Soma, and his edit of Anonym's 'Lov Is Easy' on his own Bass Culture label have ruled the DJ and download charts alike. D'Julz continues to travel the world, playing the finest dancefloors and parties. The future has never been more exciting for the Frenchman. His Bass Culture label continues to grow from strength to strength and this year will see him release the Rex club compilation, celebrating the 15th Year of the Bass Culture parties.
Producer/DJ from the District of Columbia. Philco can be seen making rounds in venues all around DC, including Flash, U Street Music Hall, and 18th Street Lounge, among others. He has shared the bill with the likes of Jamie Jones, Damian Lazarus, Eats Everything, Catz 'n Dogz, Guti, M.A.N.D.Y., Cassy, Harry Romero, Danny Daze, wAFF, and more. As a producer, Philco has released on various labels, including Prescribed (London/Edinburgh), and had multiple remixes chart on Hype Machine, receiving support from artists such as Dantiez Saunderson (KMS Records) and Mr. V (Soul Channel Music / Vega Records) and blogs including All Things Go, Indie Shuffle, Kick Kick Snare, Lipstick Disco, and EDM Sauce, among others.
House, techno and everything in between.