About Denis Sulta
Hector Barbour aka Denis Sulta is a skilled DJ who plays with a lot of soul, but it is his music that has catapulted him into the spotlight. As Sulta, Barbour makes catchy house bangers powered by striking synth melodies. Occasionally, there are larger-than-life vocal samples. Barbour’s music has also had heavy play from house and techno tastemakers like Four Tet, Ben UFO, Skream and BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac.
Barbour’s earliest DJ gigs were in 2011 at the now-defunct Glasgow clubs Chambre 69 and 520, playing moombahton and jump-up electro.
Not much later, he landed a Saturday job at the Glasgow record shop Rubadub. He had just turned 18; today, he is still there, working part-time during the week. Rubadub has played a big role in shaping his career. When he took the job, he was into gangsta rap and trashy club music, but over time his tastes aligned with his surroundings. He developed a love of Moodymann and classic Underground Resistance, and expanded his knowledge of disco. He started collecting records and going clubbing more frequently.
After a while he grew tired of just playing other people’s music, so he decided to make his own. In 2013, he produced his first tracks, as Atlus, using only a laptop.
Barbour did not release his first (and only) EP as Atlus until 2015, after he met Mister Saturday Night’s Justin Carter in Rubadub. By that point, Barbour already had another record out under a new, sunnier alias: Denis Sulta.