(Kaputt | Church)
Julio Victoria was born in the countryside of the Colombian coffee growing region. He grew up playing competitive tennis internationally, a sport that would take him to the south of Germany where he discovered Plattentasche record store. There, over several years, began a musical journey of discovery. It was a point of no return for Victoria, one that would lead him to dedicate his life, completely, to house and techno, to selection and production.
Very quickly, Victoria climbed to the top of his country’s music scene, not only as a DJ, but also as a producer. With his raw but always melodic and layered cuts, he secured himself a slot at Boiler Room Colombia and established a large following through successful sets at national (Sónar Bogotá, Nuits Sonores Colombia, Estereo Picnic, BAUM) and international (Dimensions in Croatia, kolorádó fesztivál, Comunité in Tulum, III Points in Miami) festivals. As a follower of composers like Iannis Xenakis and Krzystof Penderecki, Victoria’s music has filled Printworks in London, Contact in Tokyo, Concrete in Paris, Zukunft in Zurich, Jagger in Oslo, Larm in Budapest, Truth in Johannesburg and Output in New York. His score for the film Berlin – Die Symphonie der Grobstadt, presented by the Goethe Institut Kolumbien, further illustrates his versatility and vision.
Victoria has also moved beyond the dance floor with his live experimental projects, which blend traditional indigenous Colombian sounds into his signature Detroit and Chicago inspired electronic beats.