Luijo is a DJ and record curator based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He has been delivering less commercial forms of house and techno since 2002. Luijo is the emblematical Deep Techno and Dub Techno artist in his country. Currently, he performs worldwide.
He was the resident DJ of the now closed club “The Warehouse DR” the largest undeground house and techno venue in the Caribbean and home for more than 2000 dancers each weekend.
The conceptual approach of his music concentrates on building atmospheres and creating plenty of space between sounds, constructing a very harmonious balance between sound and silence. He understands music and scenery as a whole. His insightful musical vision can drive from the most penetrating and perceptive deep techno sounds, to the warmest, soul touching house rhythms. The refined mysticism transmitted through his music is inspired from both visual and sensual aspects of nature. For him, music is the perfect linkage between the listener and his environments. He constructs a unique atmosphere that can be the perfect start off, as well as the peak time outbreak, envisioning a flawless combination between a core full of crispy dub sounds and smooth minimal touches around the edges. His powerful delivery of rare and elegant music is his well-known trademark.
Luijo passed through various styles of music since an early age, such as Classical, Jazz, Baroque, Rock and Heavy Metal, receiving guitar lessons accordingly. For several years, he studied music composition and gained acceptance to the National Conservatory of Music.
Collecting records, crate digging and learning about computer-based music became his prominent hobby. His record collection now holds more than a 3000 vinyl records, from house and techno to classical and piano solo.
In the years 2003-2004 he collaborated as a volunteer with 97.5 FM Radio “Sonido Tribal” which earlier evolved as Visionario Radio Show, with guest mixes featuring underground house and techno.
Luijo holds a residency at Mixcult, a Saint Petersburg based record label, radio channel and booking agency with a worldwide team of artists like: Kirill Matveev, Andrey Pushkarev, Anton Lanksi, Lola Palmer, Havantepe, Idealist, Vasili Borisov, Kammerton, Alex Humann, Captain Ulitka. It presents carefully selected Deep, Minimal, Dub Techno and House music on vinyl and digital. MixCult also serves as the parent label for “Spitzer Records”, an ambient/drone inclined subdivision with fresh experiments from artists from around the globe. He is also part of Sub.Spiele Records, a label from Cologne, Germany, that combines both aesthetics and deep music.
He has collaborated with several groups: Arcticgrooves, a non profit project that remains advertising free, by broadcasting sets online as well as live shows, Robotmusik, an international underground DJ collective and booking agency, Fuzion Mix Radio, Buenos Aires, an Argentinian based underground electronic music radio station, Modulate FM, London, another underground electronic music radio station, Dewtone Recordings, Canada, another deep and dub techno label that features artists from all around the globe, Deep Mix Bucharest in Romania, a radio station that features carefully selected DJ sets around Europe, Deeptakt Records, a German based label with selected dub techno music, Frisky Radio, a groundbreaking electronic music internet radio and DJ mix subscription service with the largest collection of exclusive, human-curated electronic music and Cyclic Records, owned by Mihai Popoviciu in Bucharest, Romania.
In 2016 he joins the Northern Lights Tour by Andrey Pushkarev with some of the brightest stars of the electronic music including Dana Ruh, Varhat, Cab Drivers, Nima Gorji, tiNI, Mihai Popoviciu and many more.
His touring has included cities like Santo Domingo, Miami, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Kyoto, Trakai, Barcelona and Madrid.