Biography & Discography
Julian's (aka Vern) studio experience ranges from the early days of programming analogue synthesizers and drum machines through to contemporary DAW computer-based recording systems. As a collector of vintage synthesizers, his experience of classic keyboards dates back to 1983 and he has a deep knowledge of a wide variety of instruments.
As part of world-renowned DJ and production teams Stretch & Vern and Reflekt, Julian has scored worldwide success with original productions and as an in-demand remixer. He collaborated with celebrated writers such as Richard 'Biff' Stannard, Calvin Harris, Rob Davies & Paul Harris on the Kylie 'X' album as well as writing and producing for Little Boots & Dirty Vegas as a Sony/ATV published writer. As a remixer, he has worked with a wide variety of acts such as the Spice Girls and Robbie Williams through to Pulp and the Dub Pistols.
As a DJ with Stretch & Vern (Julian is the 'Vern' half), he has been a Ministry of Sound resident and played in all the iconic dance music locations around the world. Parties such as Manumission & Space in Ibiza and the WMC in Miami cited as just some of the highlights.
Julian is currently working new Reflekt material and running his two record labels; Nude Disco & Comfort Food.
Andrew Tapsill, London.
"Just to say, thanks for your help with Ableton, having previously learned a little and stalled somewhat, your depth of knowledge and patience whilst explaining everything to me (even the things I thought I previously knew), coupled with your obvious passion for what you do have re-energised me - I now feel I have a base of knowledge and techniques to take forward with me for future projects.."
Jack Rhodes, London
"Julian is an experienced and professional teacher who knows how to get the best out of you, and his success within the industry speaks for itself; you would struggle to find somebody who you can sit one on one with, that is as proficient and as well versed as he is. His advice and lessons really made all the difference."
Oli Turner aka Oli T, Surrey, England
"Julian had me beat mixing vinyl in no time at all. Now my mixtapes are up on Soundcloud and getting plays from listeners around the world"
Christian Homan, Mi House Radio, Dublin
"Thanks to Julian at Peake Music Tuition for imparting some of his extensive knowledge and for the patience in dealing with someone with a lot of questions on production.
A professional in all he does, I couldn’t recommend his teaching and course highly enough. From the novice to the expert and everyone in between, Julian is the only person you need to speak to on your road to success."