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At 29 years of age, Paul Jackson is fast establishing himself as one of the UKs Premier DJ talents. Yet it’ not as though Paul is new to the scene, having been behind the decks for the past 11 years. His DJ career, like so many started out as nothing more than a bit of fun, but transcended bedroom status, and took on the role of a full time job.
Paul has come a long way since residing over the crowds at AMNESIA (Ibiza – ‘94), CHEEKY PEOPLE (The Cross, London – ’93-’95) and FRISKY/MOVE (Ministry Of Sound, London – ‘96-99’). There is no doubt that playing at clubs such as these helped harness Paul’ hugely well respected DJ skills as well his own interpretation of this thing called house. And it is this interpretation that has lead to Paul becoming one of the most sought after DJs in the country. His ability to rock the crowd and chose the right record at exactly the right time has lead to Paul appearing regularly at the UK’ leading clubs – RULIN @ MINISTRY OF SOUND, CREAM, PASSION, CODE and BED and Tours for SUBLIMINAL, DEFECTED, RADIO ONE and MTV all lay testament to the fact that when ever booked to play, Paul will not disappoint.
On a further reaching scale, Paul has held down European residencies this year – MACUMBA in Madrid, Spain and VIBE in Marbella, Benidorm and Valencia. There have also been regular visits to Barcelona, Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, Portugal and Poland (This will be the 40th country Paul has DJed in). And like so many DJs Paul spent much of the summer to and from Ibiza for both Ministry Of Sound and Cream.
But it’ not just in the clubs that Paul is receiving recognition. As well as appearing for Danny Rampling on the Love Groove Dance Party live from Media (where Paul had a 1 year residency), in January 2001 Paul did his first ever Radio 1 Essential Mix. Cited by many as one of the best EM’ ever heard, Paul has this year been nominated for best Essential Mix at the 2001 Muzik Magazine SAS Awards. Plans are afoot for Paul to do another Essential Mix some time in the not too distant future.
Away from DJing, Paul has recently immersed himself in studio culture. His first foray into production was a remix of Antoine Clamaran’ ‘We Come To Party’ for Multiply. But things have progressed a long way since then. Alongside Mark Wilkinson and Kevin ‘K-Boy’ Brooks, under the name KIDSTUFF, Paul’ production work is receiving radio support from the likes of Pete Tong, Seb Fontaine and Judge Jules at Radio 1, and specialist support from Kiss, Capital, Galaxy etc.
But perhaps the biggest accolade came from Danny Tenaglia – who cited the first 2 Kidstuff releases (‘Alright’ & ‘Jetfunk’) as two of his biggest records of the year. Further production work includes a remix of Bob Sinclar for Defected, as well as a full production for Azuli for vocalist Rita Campbell and the promise of another Kidstuff record, which like it’ predecessors will be signed to Defected offshoot ’Fluential. Also a Solo project has been planned for late 01/ early 02. And if all this is not enough, there is even talk of Paul mixing a compilation album for the early part of 2002.