Luis José Del Castillo Rivera, Luijo, is a DJ based in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, that has been delivering less commercial forms of house and techno since 2002. Luijo is the mayor Deep Techno, Dub Techno, and Progressive House forerunner in his country. Currently, he performs worldwide.
Luijo passed through various styles of music since an early age, such as Classical, Jazz, Baroque, Rock and Heavy Metal, receiving guitar lessons accordingly. For several years, he studied music composition and gained acceptance to the National Conservatory of Music.
Collecting records, crate digging and learning about computer-based music became his major hobby. His record collection now holds more than a thousand vinyl, from house and techno to classical and piano solo.
In the years 2003-2004 he collaborated as a volunteer with 97.5 FM Radio “Sonido Tribal” which earlier evolved as Visionario Radio Show, with guest mixes featuring underground house and techno.
Luijo holds a residency at Mixcult, a radio show from Saint Petersburg, Russia, that holds the best deep, dub and minimal techno sets combined with vintage visuals, alongside some of the most renowned Russian DJs such as Kirill Matveev, Andrey Pushkarev, Anton Lanksi, Lola Palmer, Vasili Borisov, Kammerton, Alex Humann, Captain Ulitka. He is also part of Sub.Spiele Records, a label from Cologne, Germany, that combines both aesthetics and deep music.
He has collaborated with several groups: Arcticgrooves, a non profit project that remains advertising free, by broadcasting sets online as well as live shows, Robotmusik, an international underground DJ collective and booking agency, Fuzion Mix Radio, Buenos Aires, an Argentinian based underground electronic music radio station, Modulate FM, London, another underground electronic music radio station, Dewtone Recordings, Canada, another deep and dub techno label that features artists from all around the globe, Deep Mix Bucharest in Romania, a radio station that features carefully selected DJ sets around Europe, Deeptakt Records, a German based label with selected dub techno music, and Frisky Radio, a groundbreaking electronic music internet radio and DJ mix subscription service With the largest collection of exclusive, human-curated electronic music.