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Jullian Gomes

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

I came late to the whole Jullian Gomes thing, his stellar album Late Dreamer had been out the best part of a year before I discovered it and was blown away by the tracks, the vocals, the lyrics, the idea that albums still made it work across a list of tracks – it was in my mixes, in the car… and still gets a good play now and then.

 

His works with Atjazz has moulded a producer and DJ that has broad international appeal and not to mention bags of talent, he comes across as a fairly shy guy, without a great deal of social media fanfare or bragging, so I started reading up to get the back story on a guy who has that magic touch.

 

South African Jullian Gomes hails from Pretoria and cut his teeth listening to Soul, Latin and Kwaito, before hearing house at the age of 8. His music fanatic older cousin Michael G may has been a huge influence from what I’ve read (they later recorded as G.Family together – and picked up a SAMA nomination). He represented South Africa at the Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2011, and went from their to having a hit with “Love Song 28” (remixed by Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster) before remixing the likes of Black Coffee, The Layabouts and Omar.

 

During 2011 Gomes and Atjazz met whilst he was touring South Africa and in pair two first collaborated on “Overshadowed” in 2012 a partnership that continues still. The first album from Gomes under Atjazz’s mentorship came in 2013, titled The Gift The Curse. It features collaborations with house legends Osunlade and Robert Owens. There’s also a great track with British-Nigerian singer Wunmi, and songs with up and coming stars such as South African singer Zano, Dutch dancer/singer/MC John Agesilas and long-time friend and collaborator Clive Astin a/k/a Clyde.

 

In 2016 Late Dreamer was released with Jullian describing it online as “Late Dreamer is the spark of realisation which made my mind go into overdrive thinking way back to a time where it all started for me. Working my day job to make my daily bread and falling asleep in my home studio in the dark of night pushing to carve my musical career. Waking up one morning ‘late’ to go to my day job, I asked myself the question, “What am I late for?” This lead to my priorities shifting and I made a decision that I could never turn back from.  All I hope for is that my story can spark the overdriven mind of another “Late Dreamer” to follow their Dreams.

 

The album was awarded “Best Dance Album”, with the track 1000 Memories (Feat. Sio) winning “House Record Of The Year” at the Dance Music Awards South Africa 2017.

 

2018 saw Big Bad Crazy released with the pair (Gomes and Atjazz) again working side by side on the album, released on the Atjazz Record Company label with Osunlade, Bucie, Jimpster and more featuring. Recent remixes of It’s My Time, well the Jimpster one for me are superb and in my tracks of the year!

 

October this year Jullian released his fourth album called Slow Poison on his newly formed own record label, World Without End. Slow Poison takes a more introspective look, delivering a plethora of styles from the producer, ranging from story telling soundscapes through trademark deep house and soulful house into neo-electronic-disco and featuring the likes of Zaki Ibrahim, Jinadu, Martin Iveson, Fka Mash, B. Bravo, Ree Morris, Tahir Jones & Samantha Thornhill.

 

 

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Jullian Gomes

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

I came late to the whole Jullian Gomes thing, his stellar album Late Dreamer had been out the best part of a year before I discovered it and was blown away by the tracks, the vocals, the lyrics, the idea that albums still made it work across a list of tracks – it was in my mixes, in the car… and still gets a good play now and then.

 

His works with Atjazz has moulded a producer and DJ that has broad international appeal and not to mention bags of talent, he comes across as a fairly shy guy, without a great deal of social media fanfare or bragging, so I started reading up to get the back story on a guy who has that magic touch.

 

South African Jullian Gomes hails from Pretoria and cut his teeth listening to Soul, Latin and Kwaito, before hearing house at the age of 8. His music fanatic older cousin Michael G may has been a huge influence from what I’ve read (they later recorded as G.Family together – and picked up a SAMA nomination). He represented South Africa at the Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2011, and went from their to having a hit with “Love Song 28” (remixed by Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster) before remixing the likes of Black Coffee, The Layabouts and Omar.

 

During 2011 Gomes and Atjazz met whilst he was touring South Africa and in pair two first collaborated on “Overshadowed” in 2012 a partnership that continues still. The first album from Gomes under Atjazz’s mentorship came in 2013, titled The Gift The Curse. It features collaborations with house legends Osunlade and Robert Owens. There’s also a great track with British-Nigerian singer Wunmi, and songs with up and coming stars such as South African singer Zano, Dutch dancer/singer/MC John Agesilas and long-time friend and collaborator Clive Astin a/k/a Clyde.

 

In 2016 Late Dreamer was released with Jullian describing it online as “Late Dreamer is the spark of realisation which made my mind go into overdrive thinking way back to a time where it all started for me. Working my day job to make my daily bread and falling asleep in my home studio in the dark of night pushing to carve my musical career. Waking up one morning ‘late’ to go to my day job, I asked myself the question, “What am I late for?” This lead to my priorities shifting and I made a decision that I could never turn back from.  All I hope for is that my story can spark the overdriven mind of another “Late Dreamer” to follow their Dreams.

 

The album was awarded “Best Dance Album”, with the track 1000 Memories (Feat. Sio) winning “House Record Of The Year” at the Dance Music Awards South Africa 2017.

 

2018 saw Big Bad Crazy released with the pair (Gomes and Atjazz) again working side by side on the album, released on the Atjazz Record Company label with Osunlade, Bucie, Jimpster and more featuring. Recent remixes of It’s My Time, well the Jimpster one for me are superb and in my tracks of the year!

 

October this year Jullian released his fourth album called Slow Poison on his newly formed own record label, World Without End. Slow Poison takes a more introspective look, delivering a plethora of styles from the producer, ranging from story telling soundscapes through trademark deep house and soulful house into neo-electronic-disco and featuring the likes of Zaki Ibrahim, Jinadu, Martin Iveson, Fka Mash, B. Bravo, Ree Morris, Tahir Jones & Samantha Thornhill.

 

 

portrait image of Jullian Gomes
portrait image of Jullian Gomes

Jullian Gomes

Last Night a DJ Saved My Life

 

I came late to the whole Jullian Gomes thing, his stellar album Late Dreamer had been out the best part of a year before I discovered it and was blown away by the tracks, the vocals, the lyrics, the idea that albums still made it work across a list of tracks – it was in my mixes, in the car… and still gets a good play now and then.

 

His works with Atjazz has moulded a producer and DJ that has broad international appeal and not to mention bags of talent, he comes across as a fairly shy guy, without a great deal of social media fanfare or bragging, so I started reading up to get the back story on a guy who has that magic touch.

 

South African Jullian Gomes hails from Pretoria and cut his teeth listening to Soul, Latin and Kwaito, before hearing house at the age of 8. His music fanatic older cousin Michael G may has been a huge influence from what I’ve read (they later recorded as G.Family together – and picked up a SAMA nomination). He represented South Africa at the Red Bull Music Academy in London in 2011, and went from their to having a hit with “Love Song 28” (remixed by Ewan Pearson and Charles Webster) before remixing the likes of Black Coffee, The Layabouts and Omar.

 

During 2011 Gomes and Atjazz met whilst he was touring South Africa and in pair two first collaborated on “Overshadowed” in 2012 a partnership that continues still. The first album from Gomes under Atjazz’s mentorship came in 2013, titled The Gift The Curse. It features collaborations with house legends Osunlade and Robert Owens. There’s also a great track with British-Nigerian singer Wunmi, and songs with up and coming stars such as South African singer Zano, Dutch dancer/singer/MC John Agesilas and long-time friend and collaborator Clive Astin a/k/a Clyde.

 

In 2016 Late Dreamer was released with Jullian describing it online as “Late Dreamer is the spark of realisation which made my mind go into overdrive thinking way back to a time where it all started for me. Working my day job to make my daily bread and falling asleep in my home studio in the dark of night pushing to carve my musical career. Waking up one morning ‘late’ to go to my day job, I asked myself the question, “What am I late for?” This lead to my priorities shifting and I made a decision that I could never turn back from.  All I hope for is that my story can spark the overdriven mind of another “Late Dreamer” to follow their Dreams.

 

The album was awarded “Best Dance Album”, with the track 1000 Memories (Feat. Sio) winning “House Record Of The Year” at the Dance Music Awards South Africa 2017.

 

2018 saw Big Bad Crazy released with the pair (Gomes and Atjazz) again working side by side on the album, released on the Atjazz Record Company label with Osunlade, Bucie, Jimpster and more featuring. Recent remixes of It’s My Time, well the Jimpster one for me are superb and in my tracks of the year!

 

October this year Jullian released his fourth album called Slow Poison on his newly formed own record label, World Without End. Slow Poison takes a more introspective look, delivering a plethora of styles from the producer, ranging from story telling soundscapes through trademark deep house and soulful house into neo-electronic-disco and featuring the likes of Zaki Ibrahim, Jinadu, Martin Iveson, Fka Mash, B. Bravo, Ree Morris, Tahir Jones & Samantha Thornhill.

 

 

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