In a constant state of wanderlust, Zara Julius’ selections reflect her deep desire to travel land, seas and time. Whilst her sets are not limited by genre, her collection boasts sounds from Africa and the Diaspora – Soul, Ethio-Jazz, Salsa, Afro-beat, Cumbia are all on the decks. Zara is especially interested in the evolution of spiritual music forms from the African continent, and how they exist in the contemporary age.
From 2014 to 2016, Zara was a resident DJ at one of Cape Town’s Jazz institutions, Tagore’s. She continues to select vinyl regularly in both Cape Town and Johannesburg, most notably at Vinyl DiGz and Wax On events. Recently, Zara has returned from playing a number of gigs in London, alongside artists like Nubya Garcia, Sibusile Xaba and Andrew Ashong.
Zara Julius is inspired by how she occupies space with her audience – what makes us move, feel and groove.