In the summer of 1996, Step Ahead Records boss Aou Pakdee introduced Julius to Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation (Eighteenth Street Lounge Music), who invited him to establish a weekly residency at the not-yet opened afterhours club "Red". What followed is now recited as a seminal intelligent drum'n'bass series --"The Lab/Soundlab"-- co-resided with Tyler Askew (Straight No Chaser magazine).
In early 2000 Julius founded the Grooved!strict co-op with partner in crime and long-time associate John Johnson. From the abstract to afro-beat, future funk, broken beat, real jazz and nu jazz, deep house and the new Philly sound, Julius and partners worked the non-4/4 end of the underground musical spectrum to significant critical acclaim, eventually landing on the cover of the Washington Post's Weekend Entertainment Guide as a 'must see in DC', and the Grooved!strict label which released a few DJ-mix compilation albums.
Spring 2002 saw Julius making his debut on the Umblu label by the name of Tallinn 73. Together with fellow labelmate Kalm, they issued a full-length spilt-CD "Autopiloot", much to critical acclaim, mixing broken beat with obscure jazz and pop samples from 60s. At the moment Julius is working on a solo follow-up due to be released sometime in the future.