A Paris institution talks about his formative years.
A longtime Rex resident, D'Julz has made a firm imprint on the Parisian clubbing landscape. More than 15 years into his run at one of the French capital's most respected clubs, Julien Veniel is clearly one of the stalwarts of the local scene. It was trips to New York and London, though, that perhaps had the most lasting impact on the DJ/producer. In this largely past-focused edition of the Exchange, Veniel talks about the Sound Factory's enormous influence, as well as some of the lesser known French DJs that turned him onto dance music. Bass Culture—his night at Rex and his label of the same name—clearly owes an enormous debt to these formative experiences. Listen along as Veniel pays respect, and, in the process, explains how he became one of Paris' most consistent DJs.