Roger PaÃµlo (1973) started his musical career back in the early 80âs by learning how to play guitar. A few years later he had played in some bands and started to play bass-guitar. After playing funk and soul music in 5 different bands and some serious clubbing at places like RoXY, Nighttown and CafÃ© dâAnvers (Antwerp) he decided to swap the instruments for the turntables and a mixer. He started with a residence in 1995 in club Flair in Vlissingen, a place where Hero Bonardi also played in these days.
After 3 years Roger moved to Breda where he played in several bars and clubs like Spock and Jojoâs. He did some after-hours gigs in Dinoâs in Amsterdam. He became resident DJ for the Dutch Snowboard Championships in Switzerland. Since 2002 he plays bi-monthly gig at Oebele, Breda, later followed by a monthly residence at the Odessa in Amsterdam, and a regular gig at SupperClub, also in Amsterdam.
Although he had made music on live instruments in bands for a long time, Roger started producing music only 2 years ago. Nowadays, since he works at his Taste Flavour studio you can hear some self produced music in Rogers sets.
Other places where Roger played are among others:
CafÃ© dâAnvers Antwerp
La Jaima Tarifa (Spain)
Popcorn Saas Fee (Switzerland)
In vuur en vlam parties Breda
Zebra Lounge Amsterdam
Roger played with DJâs like Roog, Funky Bastard (loveboat 2.0), Prinz (CafÃ© dâAnvers), Funkerman, Sebastien Leger, DJ Guan, and many others.
One highlight in Rogerâs career was a gig with Soulvation and the dutch rockband Kane in the Van Nelle fabriek Rotterdam for a crowd of 2500 dancing souls!
Examples of Rogers favorite labels are Naked Music, Soulfuric (Deep), Swing City, NRK, Refunkt etc.
DJâs that have been of great influence on Roger are Kevin Saunderson for his versatile sets, The music Roger plays varies from deephouse, jazzful house to a more solid electric funky style to make the crowd moveâ.!