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GRAMMY Nominated Singer/Producer/DJ/lifestyle event curator Vikter Duplaix is a musical alchemist weaving global culture, independent thought, fine arts and progressive music into a purely golden lifestyle.
Vikter, a Philadelphia native, began his career early studying music and singing in touring choirs with legendary artists such as Teddy Pendergrass and Luciano Pavarotti and was mentored in the fine art of business by none other than Philadelphia International's own Kenny Gamble. Vikter is a founding member of Philly's Axis Music Group, a music production house shared with Grammy award winner James Poyser. As a producer, Vikter has worked with the likes of Erykah Badu, Earth, Wind and Fire, Jill Scott, Musiq Soulchild, Common, Eric Benet, Bilal, Jamiroquai, Me'Shell Ndegéocello, Jazzanova, King Britt, Louie Vega, Esthero and many others.
Vikter's introduction to the "worldwide" music scene as a recording artist came with his first full-length album "International Affairs" released in 2002. Subsequently, Vikter released his "Singles: Prelude to the Future" compilation album followed by his second full-length release "Bold and Beautiful" in 2006, which featured guest appearances and collaborative production work with the likes of Raphael Saadiq and many others. 'Make A Baby', the album's definitive single, was nominated for a GRAMMY Award in 2008 for Best Urban/Alternative Performance. Duplaix is currently hard at work on his third studio album, "LOVEmachine", set for release in 2013.
Vikter is equally passionate about music "behind the scenes" and is a current trustee and former Vice-President of the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy (The GRAMMYs). Vikter has travelled to Washington DC to speak with our nation's leaders as an ambassador for recording artist's rights with the "GRAMMYs on the Hill" initiative and is a tireless advocate for the return of music education programs in public schools.
In addition to his talents as a singer/producer, Vikter is is currently co-starring on Viacom's (BET / Vh1) reality television DJ competition series, "Master of the Mix", which completed its second season in 2012. As an event curator, Vikter oversees three nation-wide event brands; "Kiss-n-Grind", "Textures" & "Suite Seduction". 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.
Lectures : Panels : Workshops
Vikter Duplaix is a musical alchemist weaving global culture, independent thought, fine arts and progressive music into a purely golden lifestyle. Vikter's successful entertainment and music industry career is broadly diverse. He offers and equally broad range of speaker topics upon request.
Speaker Topics - more topics and workshops available upon request.
- Vikter Duplaix: Discussion and Q & A
- National Event Curating: Development, Branding, Marketing & Promotion, Execution and Management
- Marketing: Global Culture, Independent Thought, Art & Music
- Music Producing
- DJ Performance: Crowd Control
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Vikter Duplaix To Take Kiss-n-Grind On An East Coast Tour - soulbounce.com
November 20, 2012
One of the highlights of my annual trip to Los Angeles to cover the R&B beat at The GRAMMYs, aside from the actual ceremony itself, has been attending the pre-GRAMMY Kiss-n-Grind parties thrown by SoulBounce fave Vikter Duplaix. These parties are seriously some of the best that I've ever been to in my life with a who's who of the best DJs in the land such as DJ Jazzy Jeff, Questlove and Duplaix himself commanding the turntables and moving the crowd. Los Angelinos regularly get to experience the Kiss-n-Grind greatness, but the rest of the country has been deprived - until now, that is.
Vikter Duplaix in association with Smirnoff will be taking Kiss-n-Grind on the road for a fall tour that is scheduled to hit five cities on the East Coast. It kicks off in Miami then hits DC, Baltimore and Philadelphia before winding down in NYC. Trust and believe that if you live in any of these cities or within reasonable driving distance, then you need to make it a point to attend and shake a tailfeather to the sounds of Vikter and numerous local guest DJs on the wheels of steel. To make this deal even sweeter, it's free with RSVP to get in to the parties on the KnG tour and complimentary libations will be provided by Smirnoff. Yeah, this is a win any way you slice, or pour, it.____________________________________________________