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Futuristicsoulsexyghettotechtronicboombap is the only way to describe the beguiling musical potions of Julio 'The Whooligan' Galvez. He is a musical chemist; concocting beats as a producer and experimenting with their reactive characteristics as a DJ. His laboratory varies; one day he is locked away in the studio composing musical Monets; the next, he's likely to be found spinning and collaborating with the world's hottest artists, garnering media honors and leaving fans salivating for the next gig.
Like all great artists, an early fascination with vinyl soon morphed into a passion; and that passion was honed into a skill. Today, The Whooligan is an intricate part of the San Francisco Bay Area's music scene and the undeniable flair for his craft along with an impressive work ethic have quickly gained him fans and respect beyond his native soil, as demonstrated by his #4 ranking in Music Culture Today Magazines Top 10 Favorite DJ Sets from the 2009 Winter Music Conference in Miami, FL. The Whooligan again represented Om Records during WMC 2010 & 2011 with DJ sets alongside artists Mark Farina, Pete Kruder, Dirty Vegas, Colette, Jazzanova, Daz I Kue, Jazzy Jeff, J. Rocc, DJ Scratch and many more.
National tours sponsored by industry powerhouses such as MTV, Myspace, Island Def Jam and Sony, and performing with artists such as Bugz In the Attic, Vikter Duplaix, Kid Sister, Lupe Fiasco, and Diplo, to name a few, have secured The Whooligan's standing as one of the most hard-working and respected selectors on the West Coast. He sets the tone for every party he spins, with a refreshingly new and old school style, so to witness the Whooligan is to be invited into his world for a musical journey that simultaneously entertains and enlightens the soul. Whether on the turntables at the flyest clubs, events or national music conferences, or in his production element generating smooth, sample-laden beats, the Whooligan puts the same amount of verve and finesse into his craft and executes the roles of both DJ and Producer with flawless expertise. The beats and scratches in his sets are methodically engineered to keep crowds moving like the pistons of a well-oiled engine.
To date, the Whooligan DJs 5 San Francisco residencies on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, including spot dates at numerous one-offs throughout the United States. More recently, he has appeared as a DJ or producer on 40Love "Dreams Don't Sleep" (Dream Music), Keelay and Zaire "Ridin' High" (MYX Label), Jesse Boykins III "The Beauty Created" (Nomadic Music) and Mark Farina's chart-topper: "Mushroom Jazz, Vol. 6" (OM Records), in addition to his own recent mixtapes: Heartbeat, Live WMC2010 & 2011, Deep Empyrean, Talk To Me, The Star Gazers and Up Up & Away: The Spacetrumentals. The Whooligan is the DJ/Producer of San Francisco based Electronic Soul group, 40Love and a member of the Om Records family. Along with Whooligan's musical endeavors, he is also the General Manager + Booking Agent for San Francisco's premier nightclub and happy hour lounge, Eve Lounge.
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