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Julie Mourillon

Julie MOURILLON is a living legend of Dominican music Cadence-lypso created by the group EXILE ONE of which he is a founder member. He is an ambassador of Caribbean music.
Born and raised on the Caribbean island of Dominica. He started music at an early age, playing with top Dominican bands of the early seventies and quickly became one of the top guitarists on the island.
In November 1973, he teamed up with several Dominican musician friends and moved to the neighboring French island of Guadeloupe where they created the Group EXILE ONE and pioneered a new musical form called Cadence-lypso. A fusion of Dominican and Caribbean rhythms, Cadence-lypso totally revolutionized the music scene and became the main dance music of Dominica, Martinique, Guadeloupe and other French Creole Caribbean islands.
During the 1970’s, Undoubtedly Julie’s strident guitar rhythmic style became one of the defining elements of this new musical form. Also considered a prolific song writer, composer, singer and arranger Julie MOURILLON has largely contributed to the success of EXILE ONE with his compositions such as Diamant Créole, Ilyne, Jumbolo, Cadence-Lypso and much more.
In 1975, Julie moved to Paris with his EXILE ONE colleagues. That same year he recorded his first solo album ‘Rock Your Bones’. The hit track Pays a Moin shot up to number one in Dominica and other Caribbean islands. A number of musical experiences followed including the making of his own band Emphasis and later, teaming up with some of his old colleagues giving birth to the group ”Roots of Exile”. Together, they launched a new beat dubbed Island Boogie, a fusion of cadence-lypso and North American funk and soul. They toured Africa and Europe!
Nonetheless it was in 1984, that Julie went truly solo as a main act. Since then he has released 15 albums including 2 reggae albums, unleashing hits such as Aniece, Ecoutez, Piman Cho, Julianna, Trodding On, Jump Up Party, Keep the Feeling, Pays A Moin and Vini Di Mwen.
Julie MOURILLON is an icon of Caribbean music. Cadence-Lypso of course, but also Soca and Reggae. Over the years, he has toured Africa, Europe, North and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific and the indian Ocean. Very much in demand as a session musician he has worked with top rap and reggae acts in Paris and Africa including Alpha Blondy as well as with top Jamaican musicians such as Cat and Rugs of Third World and more recently, superstar Jimmy Cliff to name just a few.
His latest creole album "Ba Mwen Nouvel" demonstrates his versatility as a composer, writer, singer, arranger and producer. As the music suggests, it is a party album with great ambience in which he dishes out some hot spicy Dominican and Caribbean music.
His brand new reggae cover of "Une Petite Larme M'a Trahie" originally done by the late french super star Claude François is Julie's newest offering.
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