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Julio Victoria embarked on his LIVE project in 2014, with the goal of transcen- ding the dance floor. Merging electronic rhythms with indigenous instruments, he cra ed experimental new sounds; a sonic ride that goes from 80 to 126 bpm, across multiple musical genres and cultures.
Having researched traditional rhythms from Colombia’s diverse roots, Victoria was inspired by the sounds of the paci c coast and eastern plains. Afro-colombian ins- truments, such as the marimba, have been blended with the harp, a staple of joropo country music. With these, Victoria performed with resounding success at Estéreo Picnic, the largest private festival in Colombia; and at BAUM, the biggest electronic music festival in Bogotá. He has also taken these experimental sounds to places in Bogota not accustomed to electronic music, like the Planetarium and Teatro Colón. And in this quest to democratize the scene, Victoria continues to develop projects for public spaces in vulnerable communities, expanding the boundaries of rave, with music, workshops and performance art.