DJ Julia Marie

I was born with an obsession to music.  In 1997, my love for dance music lead me to my first vinyl record purchase. There was no rhyme or reason for my choice in records, from Hip-Hop to Techno, Jazz to Drum & Bass if I connected to it and made my body move, I bought it. The real love affair with vinyl began soon after my roommate who was a local DJ, moved his turntables in. At first I bought vinyl for musics sake until I developed the skill for mixing. Soon after, I inherited my first pair of turn tables and found my place in house music, acid jazz and trip hop. During this time, I became increasingly interested in lady DJ’s or really, the lack there of. My more talented counter parts seemed to be few and far between. In retaliation, some of my closet friends and I birthed a group of lady DJs, producers and music lovers called That Girls Got Rhythm.

After creating TGGR, I started spinning for and promoting private parties, fashion shows, museums, art shows, DJ contests, internet radio shows and a few local house clubs in the Tampa Bay Area including The Lobby Bar, Green Olive Ybor, Amphitheater, Mangroves and Hyde Park Cafe. During that time, I was offered a residency at The Lobby Bar in St. Petersburg, Florida and soon after, Red Star in Ybor CIty. Over the 4 years as resident, we hosted Tampas best DJ’s and some of the nations hottest producers. Since then I’ve traveled the nation with my DJ partner Courtney K & TGGRs own Aoka rocking dance floors from New York, to Dallas and most recently, Sydney, Australia!

In 1999, I was also privileged enough to create my first album with the collaboration of Haunted Echo (Interscope Records)  As the Beat Circles we produced the self titled album with great accolade and response from our music community and I’m proud to say we are currently in the planning stages of our second album.

In 2011, That Girls Got Rhythm headquarters moved to Brooklyn. In 2014 I relocated to Sydney, Australia and am ready to rock the Pacific. Keep an eye out for me Sydney.

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