STO CULTR is an international act based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Members, Julimar Santos, Eric Turner and Carl Björsell met collaborating as songwriters for major artists and decided to join forces, and make something really special. The fusion of Turner’s classical and indie vibe with Santo’s blue urban perspective weaved into stories and poetry accompanied by Björsell’s sublime artistry. Realizing quickly that they had found something very rare, they set to work immediately on their first album as a band, setting aside all of their other projects.
Coming from Brazil, Julimar Santos moved to Sweden when he was 5. He grew up in Gothenburg and was raised on rap music. He started out as an MC (J-Son) touring and collaborating with many international and Swedish artists. His style flows effortlessly between smooth and classical singing to urban and rap, with a talent for writing real and meaningful lyrics his stories take on a documentary feel as you peer into his world.
Eric Turner is best known for his #1 hit ”Written In The Stars” with Tinie Tempah. He grew up in Boston listening to his Uncle’s CD’s with classic 60s and 70’s bands like Pink Floyd, and the Beatles. His unique voice cultured from living on both sides of the Atlantic is finally realized fully on this album. He is quoted as saying ”These are my ultimate songs, the real ones I always wanted to make, the realest stuff”. His passionate artist view of music and melody crosses from indie to urban and classic pop creating an epic feel every time his voice appears.
Raised on music in the streets of Stockholm, but living in his own universe, Carl Björsell picked up the Guitar when he was 10 and started touring as a multi instrumentalist by the age of 16. Inspired by all kinds of music – from the soulful arrangements of the likes of Curtis Mayfield, D’Angelo and Prince to 90’s rap to Electric Light Orchestra to U2 to pure and simple pop songs – Carl has the ability to combine the two distinct worlds of two poets into one smooth and passionate vibe, that grasps the listener with a simplicity of purpose.
STO CULTR has written/produced music for artists such as Tinie Tempah, Avicii, Steve Aoki, Axwell /\ Ingrosso, Celine Dion, Lupe Fiasco, Westlife, One Direction, Delta Goodrem, Kardinal Offishall, Lindsay Lohan, Popcaan, Joe Brooks, Chris Mann, Tinchy Strider, Sunrise Avenue, Lawson, Sweetbox, Booty Luv, Wretch 32, Dannii Minogue, Yall, Garmiani, AronChupa, INNA, KAT-TUN, Basshunter, Professor Green, Madcon, Kool & The Gang & many more.