STO CULTR is an international act based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Julimar Santos and Carl Björsell met collaborating as songwriters for major artists and decided to join forces, and make something really special. The fusion of Carl’s classical and indie vibe with Santo’s blue urban perspective weaved into stories and poetry is sublime. 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.
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.