Julien Lourau, the son of French sociologist René Lourau, began his music career with the rock group Trash Corporation. In 1992, the sax man captured first prize in the soloist category at the Concours national de jazz de la Défense. He went on to found the Julien Lourau Groove Gang, and the band's first CD was a popular success. After 2000, he turned his attention to electronic music, launching the CD Gambit. Curious, free and versatile, Lourau's music is an amalgam of free-jazz, house, electro and urban music. In 2008, he released the CD Brighter Days in collaboration with Jeff Sharel.