GROUNDED 061 with JO.AN JULIAN

Born and raised in the coastal town of La Romana in the Dominican Republic, Joan Julian was brought up in a large family full of colourful characters who are passionate about the arts. We caught up with the artist to hear about his music inspiration, lockdown survival tips and more.

What style of mix have you gone for?

Rominimal and microhouse vibes


What DJs have inspired your sound?

Herck, Mbius , Toman, Sota


What’s your favourite part of the mix?

Minute 9:25, when it gets to Herck's song "Quadraturia"


How has the pandemic affected you both?

In a positive way, I've been producing more tracks because of the pandemic. And I would consider that a psychological therapy.


Has your style of music/sound changed during lockdown?

Yes. I've been getting a melodic spatial sound, Some of those sounds will be released this year, which makes me really happy.


What do you think clubbing will look like in 2021?

With Limit capacity and tons of covid regulations. Most likely, The Dj will be far away from the other people.


What’s your top tip for surviving lockdown?

I would say to distract yourself by doing something you love. In my case was creating music.


Do you have any 2021 goals you are happy to share?

I would say to distract yourself by doing something you love. In my case was creating music.



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