LOST WITNESS

LOST WITNESS

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Simon Paul who also produces under the above pseudonyms, is without doubt one of the busiest men in the music industry. Not only is Si an outstanding and diverse DJ of man... read more
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Biography

Simon Paul who also produces under the above pseudonyms, is without doubt one of the busiest men in the music industry. Not only is Si an outstanding and diverse DJ of many genres, he is also the man behind the chart-topping Lost Witness with his productions being played by the likes of Tiesto, Judge Jules and M.I.K.E. and being released on leading record labels such as Ministry of Sound, Nebula, Pulsive, Gusto, Monster, actr, Riot Recordings, and World of Trance which hes the A&R and owner of. It is therefore assured that through Sis own hard work and affiliations in the music industry, his sets will feature the most innovative and upfront productions direct from his studio and the studios of other prolific producers.

Si has played at guest spots all across the UK as well as establishing a high international status. He has toured Japan, notably playing at the famous “MANIAC LOVE” in Tokyo, along with the huge Red Raw festival in Melbourne Docks Australia, the Temple and Orbit in Hannover, the Bunker in Rio De Janeiro, and Atmosfear in Estonia. And on top of Sis already busy schedule he is the new resident at Syndicate in Bristol, Park End in Oxford and at Out of the Blue in Manchester!

Unlike most other producers, Simon Paul is a DJ first and foremost and has been for over 15 years. Simon started DJing at the tender age of 14 scratch-mixing and in the late 1980’s back to back with former UK mixing champion Chad Jackson, but soon fell for the house groove. His career kicked off when started producing at the age of 16, writing for a year or so with Nick Bracegirdle who is better known as Chicane. His first record the BY-Si EP was released in 1994 whilst working with Tomski, another artist on the Xtravanagza imprint! This then followed with 3 record deals with Sun Up, releasing How I Feel, Can u You Feel It, and Cherokee.

In 1997 Simon was asked to manage UK leading hard house label Tidy Trax, then still in its infancy, which is where he met his engineer Simon Kemper. At that point, Si Paul was very much into hard house and that is when he decided to do something a bit more ambient, yet still housey. With that in mind, he created two of the biggest anthems of 1999 Happiness Happening and Red Sun Rising and had the foresight to commission remixes by man of the moment LANGE.

Following the trends year in, year out, Simon’s sets feature heavily on uplifting house & trance, and progressive grooves through to hard house – a combination guaranteed to rock any night. He used to promote and DJ at his own night called “WALLOP” alongside Judge Jules Tall Paul and a host of the nations talent, as well as holding residencies elsewhere for over 10 years.

Always trying to keep his hand in, Si Paul set a management company called SPM which looked after the talents of Belgiums Filterheadz and the UK’s own D.Ramirez (with whom he had the VUDU label) amongst others. Always proactive, SPM set out its stall as a major intermediary for budding new artists and producers and has already had some notable success. In 2003 SPM was involved in signing the hugely successful XTM to Universal a single that went on to sell in excess of 195,000 copies in the UK, also involved with Angel City for Data with his songwriter producer Bruce Elliott-Smith who also wrote the Marrakesh single for German million selling artist ATB. Other recent successes and signings are his Singer-songwriters Kate Smith and Rachael Hawnt appearing and writing on Soul Seekerz Party For the weekend (POSITIVA) and Mr Groove And Vergas U Make me Happy (Subliminal /AATW), as well as his own One Hit Wonder Grace of God and Tommyknockers Projects getting signed to GUT.

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