Julion De’Angelo is a producer and DJ originally from North Carolina, and currently based in Detroit, MI. Julion has been making music since he was a child in NC. From playing the bass, cello, and drums since his preteen years, music has always been the center of Julion’s world. He’s played in a number of bands, from free jazz and metal, to noise and punk. It’s this experimental sensibility, and familiarity with the avant-garde that he brings to each of his musical endeavors, and specifically the dance floor.
Julion’s first club experiences took place at the D.I.Y. club, Nightlight and at FrequeNC parties, in Chapel Hill, NC. These are the places where a stronger understanding of dance music and of bodily movement began to take shape for Julion. In all of his work, there is an acute attention to the impact of vibrations on bodies, as well as the (sacred) energetic relationship that can occur between musician and listener.
Upon moving to Detroit, Julion continues to deepen his immersion in the world of contemporary Black music. In 2017, he released a debut split-EP called “Roots That Talk” with Thomas Xu, on Sound Signature; this joint release inspired them to host party of the same name. He has been featured locally at parties like Music Gallery, where he also engineers sound. In addition, Julion helps organize and engineer the event Black Music, with Deon Jamar. Internationally, Julion has performed at venues like E1 London, Le Sucre, and C12 alongside mentors like, Theo Parrish and Specter.