Trujillo is a Venezuelan producer, DJ and record collector based in Berlin, Germany.
DJ, producer and record collector Trujillo’s trajectory from Venezuela to Berlin is as colourful as his music. His well-honed sense of soul, disco and tropical 80s house rhythms come paired with an unparalleled devotion to digging up dusty dance floor heat that gets even the chin strokers’ hips shaking. With acclaimed original music productions, a compilation and collaboration with Claas Brieler from Jazzanova and more exciting releases on the way, Trujillo’s drive to create, release and play out music is in full throttle.
Trujillo grew up in Merida, Venezuela, where records were a part of daily family life. His grandfather opened the city's first modern art museum and had a longstanding tradition of playing classical music everyday at lunchtime. His father had a vast collection of 60s and 70s rock on vinyl and gifted Trujillo his first record when he was just five years old. It was practically inevitable that Trujillo should start his music career fronting the Venezuelan band Dioslepague, which initially drew inspiration from British rock and subsequently progressed to dance band, merging funk, disco and more electronic sounds. Over the course of eight years, Dioslepague released two albums and toured extensively in Venezuela.
After the band’s split in 2003 Trujillo spent some years in London, where frequent visits to Plastic People and The End shifted his relationship with disco and house from love affair to lifelong dedication. Trujillo began releasing a slew of impressive electronic records. With remixes from Mark E, Eddie C and Toby Tobias, the 12”s ‘Fruit Punch’ and 'Every time I Think of You' on the quality dance music imprint Apersonal marked the start of Trujillo’s multifarious collaborative output.
Back in Venezuela, Trujillo released the original music album ‘Daltonic Now!’, which was crowned with four Pepsi Music Awards and landed him on line ups with the likes of Kraftwerk, Jamiroquai and Moby. On the back of that album’s success, he was booked to play alongside the DJ and producer collective Jazzanova at the Goethe Institute in Caracas. That’s where Trujillo met Claas Brieler, one of the founders of Jazzanova and the label Sonar Kollectiv, now his long time mentor and close friend. Trujillo credits Brieler as the inspiration that taught him just how deep a person can dig.
Trujillo moved to Berlin, where he has been living ever since. He and Brieler released the cosmic disco compilation ‘The Magic Sound Of Daniel Grau’ together in 2014 and formed a DJ duo project that goes by the name True Class. Trujillo plays regularly in Berlin, the rest of Europe and the Americas. Wherever he plays, this exotic tastemaker brings heat, passion and class.