Vikter Duplaix wears a lot of hats in his musical career. The Philadelphia native –who spent a large part of his childhood traveling back and forth to Augusta, Georgia – is not just a DJ. Duplaix is also a producer and singer-songwriter who’s skilled on a number of different instruments. He spans genres, but he’s most comfortable in neo-soul, nujazz, and R&B, all of which he can mix into one hell of a dance set.
Vikter’s released more than a couple of solo albums, and his collaboration credits include the likes of Jamiroquai, Incognito, Erykah Badu, Jazzanova, and Dynamite MC, just to name a few.
Duplaix got his start as a vocalist, as he’d gotten a lot of vocal training in choirs as a kid, but that wasn’t enough for him. He started programming drum tracks, and he was on his way. His work in R&B is really what’s cemented him in the dance music world.
He first got recognition with house DJs for his self-released underground singles “Messages”, “Manhood”, and “Sensuality”. Then he put out his first solo album, “International Affairs” in 2002 in Europe. The album was released in the United States early in 2003. Both releases met with rave reviews from critics and dance club audiences.
His second album, “Bold and Beautiful” was released in 2006, and one of its singles, “Make a Baby”, got a Grammy nomination in 2008. Duplaix prides himself on his cross-genre or inter/intra-genre style. He doesn’t ever want to be put in a box, and with his range of talents and skills, he’s got nothing to fear there. Good luck to anyone trying to fit Vikter Duplaix into a single genre of music or anything else.