Not an Englishman in New York but a Frenchman in Sydney, Julien Beltzung aka YokoO is no stranger to house music in all its deepest forms. A studio head in the true sense of the word, Julien spends much of his time pondering basslines and warm synth riffs that heat up dancefloors the world over. With releases on highly regarded labels such as Musik Gewinnt Freunde, Plastic City, Kina Music, Affin and Beef Records, Julien has marked out a spot for himself in the global house music scene with talent being sought after from every corner of the world.
His musical intuition drives his production and his full groove based approach to seductive house music turns heads of many a label boss from Kollektiv Turmstrasse, Shades of Gray and the Cosmic Cowboys no less. As well racking up plays from the likes of John Digweed, Anthony Pappa, Gorge, Brothers Vibe and Valentino Kanzyani, Julien’s music has proven time and time again it can reach the record bags of the DJing elite in every continent.
As a DJ, Julien embraces the dancefloor with a dynamic and honest approach sparking it up with fresh music every time. When you see him play, you can see a genuine love for what he is doing and that naturally feeds back to his audience, fuelling energy and the fever of the dancefloor. The warm melodies work with the heavy basslines to create a unique sound that is deep but still pumping enough to get a party started . . . and going til sunrise.
With a prolific and impressive discography, Julien has made his mark on noteworthy labels to date with both original releases and a back catalogue of strong remixes. His latest batch of unreleased productions are an intense gathering of melodies, working with a defined sense of groove and depth designed for the dancefloor and beyond. With upcoming releases for Plastic City, Affin, Reckless Republic amongst others, YokoO will undoubtedly hit the radar of many music lovers across the globe.
Through his ongoing residency at Sydney’s most respected underground night SPICE After hours, Julien is fast becoming one of Australia’s hottest exports in house music. 2011 has seen him complete a second tour of Europe, which will no doubt ignite the next stage of his career as someone to watch on the electronic scene worldwide.