Julius The Mad Thinker – “As A DJ, My Job Is To Present Music”
Julius the Mad Thinker is a dynamic event producer and must- see international DJ talent. Since the age of 17, Julius has worn many hats while distinguishing himself in the dance music industry. He is a true visionary with infectious energy and amazing music. His reputation for uniting music communities and launching premiere DJ music events has attracted worldwide acceptance and respect. Julius’ most recent production to gain international awareness is Mi Casa Holiday (MCH). Julius and business partner Jenn Hurst bridged DJ entertainment with unique travel concepts to co-found and form MCH (Mi Casa Holiday – www.micasaholiday.com). MCH achieved sold-out status. Approaching it’s 8th season, MCH is THE destination event of choice for international travel, leisure, and music enthusiasts in the know. With much more excitement to come, stay tuned and be ready to experience the next wave of JtMT!
Q&A with S&S
S&S: What’s your style of music? How do you describe it?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Global Soul – Dance music fused with organic instruments, sometimes vocals, and electronic elements that range from 115 to 126 beats per minute
S&S: Who or what was most instrumental to you when it came to music?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Michael Jackson, Prince, Metallica, Janes Addiction & Lil Louis
S&S: What drives your creatively?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Life
S&S: How much does your audience influence you and your music selection?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Not very much – My music buying process is based on searching for music that blows me away. As a DJ, my job is to present that music.
I specialize in making people dance to music that they have probably never heard.
S&S: What artists or genres do you listen to when you’re not working?
Julius The Mad Thinker: I listen to house, hip hop, soul, rock, jazz, pop anything interesting. I love music
S&S: Do you have any favorite memories of growing up with your family?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Yes. When I was 13, I didn’t make my baseball leagues all-star team. Disappointed beyond belief, when I got home from finding out, I walked into the kitchen and on the table was a baseball shaped flower pot with a note on it that read “you are still an all-star to me” signed by my mother.
My family has always supported and inspired us.
S&S: Is there anything you would like people to know about you?
Julius The Mad Thinker: I’m rooting for you to succeed.
S&S: Are there any charities you are working with or excited to tell us about?
Julius The Mad Thinker: BCRF – Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Each year, our event production (http://micasaholiday.com) donates and supports
BCRF through an all female artist event called It’s her turn.
S&S: Are there any questions that you wish people would ask you?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Why did you choose to focus on event production for years rather than music production?
S&S: And on the flip side of that, are there any questions or references you wish people would stop asking or using?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Not in particular
S&S: What artist(s) have you been the most excited to work with?
Julius The Mad Thinker: Kaye Fox / Russoul / Lil Louis / Emmaculate
S&S: Are there any artists that you dream of working with on a collaboration?
In no apparent order – Pharrell / Prince / Perry Farrel / Stevie Wonder
S&S: What can we look forward to next from you?
Julius The Mad Thinker: An exciting Mi Casa Holiday Season and epic original music production
S&S: What legacy would you like to leave?
Julius The Mad Thinker: A man who inspired people and helped them get to places they never believed possible.
- GRAMMY® Nominated DJ Steve “Silk” Hurley “Remixes Live” on the new NS6ii - November 3, 2017
- Ralph & Louie – “Our Fans Are What Most Drives Us” - September 29, 2017
- The 4th Annual House Music Block Party Recap - August 31, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley & Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas at SAE Cultural Impact Awards - August 28, 2017
- 11th Annual Global Mixx Game Changer Award Recipients Shannon “DJ Skip” Syas & Steve “Silk”Hurley - August 24, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley Live @ CFP Chicago - August 18, 2017
- Ralph Tresvant – Inside The Ride Radio Show - August 2, 2017
- Various Artist – Ain’t That A Beach Vol.2 - July 18, 2017
- City of Chicago :: Millennium Park – Chicago House Music Party - June 3, 2017
- Steve “Silk” Hurley & Cece Peniston Live @ Chosen Few Music Festival 2017 (Chicago) - May 24, 2017