Vikter Duplaix

GRAMMY-nominated artist/dj/producer, Vikter Duplaix, is known throughout the world as an ambassador of futuristic sensual sound and seductively smooth vibes. His critically acclaimed releases ‘International Affairs’, ‘Prelude to the Future’ and ‘Bold and Beautiful’, have allowed him to tour and experience over 40 countries with his unique combination of lifestyle enhancement and eclectic sound. He is currently at work on his fourth studio album entitled ‘Love Machine’ slated for release in 2010. The 1st single ‘Electric Love’ is presently on rotation on VH1 Soul and CentricTV as well as several other online video portals.

With either his voice, signature rhythm arrangements, DJ sets, or production abilities, Duplaix has been a part of creating and/or performing with artists such as Earth, Wind and Fire, Jazzanova, Eric Benet, Will Smith, Louie Vega, Erykah Badu, Norman Brown, Jill Scott, Nitin Sawhney, King Britt, Bob James, N’dea Davevenport and The Brand New Heavies, Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Spacek and Radiohead.

Duplaix’s DJ sets are cleverly crafted to match the moment. With a combination of lush/soulful house tempo rhythms, futuristic tropical beats, and other modern feel good grooves, he masterfully takes the party goers on a true musical journey thru a universe of sound. Whether it’s sexy down tempo or high energy peak time, all listeners are completely satisfied.  When requested in advance, Duplaix can also perform some of his popular songs during the set.

He also founded and shared, Axis Music Group, with GRAMMY- winner James Poyser and executive Chauncey Childs. Together, they created a force that maintains the integrity of Philadelphia’s musical roots and adds depth to the careers of talent like Common, Lauryn Hill, Tye Tribbett and GA, The Roots, and Mariah Carey. In addition to his talents as a singer and producer, Vikter is is currently co-starring on the BET reality television DJ competition series, “Smirnoff’s Master of the Mix”, which begins its second season on November 5th. As an event curator, Vikter oversees three nation-wide event brands: Kiss-n-Grind, Suite Seduction & Redirekt. These events that have become infamous for their atypical locations, beautiful art installations and raucous dance-floor environments. Over the years, Duplaix’s events have hosted such luminaries as Prince, Questlove of the Roots, DJ Kid Capri, Eric Benet, Biz Markie, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Idris Ilba, Sanaa Lathan, Raphael Saadiq, Craig Robinson, Rashida Jones, Samantha Ronson, Garth Trinidad, DJ Rashida and many others. Duplaix’s presence in global music will only continue to expand in the coming years.