Julio Voltio (born Julio Ramos March 20, 1977 in Santurce, Puerto Rico) is one of the reggaeton genre's best-known artists.
His nickname came to be as the result of an accident. Before joining Karel, he worked as an electrician. One day, he stuck his hand in the wrong place and got shocked. Everyone then called him "Bombillo" (Light Bulb) and "Corto Circuito" (Short Circuit), until eventually giving him a nickname that stuck: "Voltio" (Spanish word for volt).
Growing up in the Parque Ecuestre section of Carolina
, Voltio entered the music business as a teenager
. Together with Rey 29 and Héctor Delgado (AKA Hector "El Father"
), he formed The Masters of Funk
. They didn't release any albums, but helped start the reggaeton movement. When before they separeted Karel said "Donde Estan Las Yales"(where are all the girls) in a concert which cept there album "Los Dueños del Estilo" and voltio's closes friends "Hector El Father" and Polaco didn't do nothing about it.
When their album came on the track Voltio he critisized Polaco, "Hector El Father", and "Pina Records". When the members went their separate ways, Voltio partnered with Karel, a neighborhood friend, and they formed Karel y Voltio. They released their debut album Los Dueños del Estilo in 2003. The album languished, however, and the duo's enthusiasm dwindled. Karel was last featured in La Mision 4 then he just disappeared from the reggaeton scene. Voltio was about to retire from the music business, when Tego Calderón approached him and told him to sign with White Lion Records, of which Tego is one of the main artists. Having taken Tego's advice, he released the album, Voltage AC, with the hits "Bumper", "No Amarres Fuego" (featuring Zion & Lennox) and "Julito Maraña".
In 2005 Voltio returned with his next album, a self-titled release. It included again "Bumper" and "Julito Maraña", and his biggest hit to date, "Chulín Culín Chunflai", which features Residente Calle 13, and a remix version with Three 6 Mafia. Both albums have sold well. Calle 13 recently teamed up with Julio Voltio to speak out against police brutality in Puerto Rico. On August 11, 2008, announced the publication of a docummentary titled "En vivo desde Oso Blanco". The production covers the time that he spent in prison.
- 2004: "Julito Maraña" (feat. Tego Calderón)
- 2004: "Bumper"
- 2005: "Bumper (Official Remix)" (feat. Pitbull & Lil Rob)
- 2005: "Chulín Culín Cunflai" (feat. Residente Calle 13)
- 2005: "Chulín Culín Cunflai (Remix)" (feat. Residente Calle 13 & Three 6 Mafia)
- 2005: "Se Van, Se Van" (feat. Tego Calderón)
- 2005: "Matando La Liga"
- 2005: "Culebra"
- 2005: "Chévere" (feat. Notch)
- 2006: "Claro de Luna"
- 2006: "Let's Go To My Crib" (feat. Jowell & Randy)
- 2007: "Ella Volvió" (feat. N'Klave)
- 2007: "Amor de Una Noche" (feat. N'Klave)
- 2007: "Los Capo" (feat. Ñejo & Dalmata, Guelo Star, Zion, De La Ghetto, Syko, Hector "El Father" & Jowell & Randy)
- 2007: "El Mellao"
- 2007: "Pónmela" (feat. Jowell & Randy)
- 2008: "Un Amor Como Tú" (feat. Arcangel)
- 2008: "Levántate" (feat. J-King & Maximan, Guelo Star
- 2008: "Na De Na (Remix)" (feat. Angel & Khriz, John Eric, Gocho, Alexis, Arcangel, & Franco "El Gorila"
- 1998: "Muévela" DJ Dicky (feat. Voltio)
- 2003: "No Te Canses, El Funeral" Daddy Yankee (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "Lo Que Son Las Cosas (Reggaeton Version)" Anaís (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "En Mi Puertorro" Andy Montañez (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "Abusando Del Genero" DJ Joe (feat. Yomo, Voltio, Trebol Clan, Zion & Lennox, Tempo)
- 2006: "So Amazing" Jagged Edge (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "Mil Caminos" Leonor (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "Payaso" Tego Calderón (feat. Voltio & Eddie Dee)
- 2006: "Gansta" Baby Ranks (feat. Voltio)
- 2006: "Llegaron Los Rebuleros" Maestro (feat. Voltio)
- 2007: "Dale Mami Damelo" DJ Nelson (feat. Voltio)
- 2007: "Mi Libertad" Jerry Rivera (feat. Voltio)
- 2007: "Lo Hecho Hecho Esta" Tego Calderón (feat. Pirulo, Voltio, Ñejo, Chyno Nyno)
- 2007: "Get Me Bodied" Beyoncé (feat. Voltio)
- 2007: "Si Me Matan" Alexis & Fido (feat. Lápiz Conciente, Luis Vargas, Voltio, De La Ghetto, Jadiel, Primer Mandatario & Sofla)
- 2007: "Easy" Don Omar (feat. Zion, Voltio, Eddie Dee, Tego Calderón & Cosculluela)
- 2008: "Don't Stay Away from the Sunlight" Turbulence (feat. Voltio)