Six parties, five special guests, one D’Julz ‘all night long’.
Julien Veniel aka D’julz is celebrating 20 years of his Bass Culture residency at Rex Club, Paris, making it the longest standing residency in the clubs history. For the very special ocassion a series of events are planned featuring a representation of the party’s diversity and ability to remain fresh throughout the last two decades.
In 1997 D’julz created Bass Culture out of his frustration with the Paris scene. The commercial side of French Touch was taking over the cities clubs and he was missing the darker & dubbier side of house, acid house and deeper techno. He wanted to bring variety and depth back to Paris’ nightlife and he dared to go against the grain and invite the raw and original sounds of artists who had caught his attention to play with him at Bass Culture. Terry Francis, Kenny Hawkes, Doc Martin, Josh Wink all became staple guests at the night for the first 10 years of the parties existence.
2005, and with Bass Culture almost heading approaching the 10 year mark, Julien kept his ear to the ground more than ever in search of the next wave of underground talent that was still in fitting with the signature, deep sound that was setting it apart from other Paris party’s. Once again Julien snapped up the then emerging talents of Luciano, Cassy, Loco Dice, Raresh, Sebo K inviting some for their first gigs in Paris. Just like that Bass Culture was heading into a forward thinking second phase.
20 years on and Bass Culture is still standing strong. More recent guests like Sonja Moonear, Carl Craig, Octave One, Ryan Elliot and Seth Troxler all showcase that to this day D’julz has made sure that the musical identity of Bass Culture remains close to its foundation; that being, artists who plays with their heart, soul, and bring that all important bass.