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Tall Paul, began his DJ’ing career in the late 80s, playing for private parties at his family’s venue, Turnmills. At the same time Paul started working with pirate radio stations Touchdown FM and the capital’s legendary pirate Sunrise FM. Paul also used his experience to get a one hour slot at Turnmills’ Saturday all-nighter Trade and in 1990 his obvious talent gained him his first residency and as gay clubs have always been at the forefront of innovation in dance music, Paul quickly became recognized for playing what one might alternatively call hard edged-house. Not long after his residency at Trade, Paul was offered a residency at the Zap Club in Brighton and there met up with Shelley Boswell, which lead to regular slots at the Gardening Clubs ‘Club For Life’.
In 1992 Paul put out his first vinyl offering – the white label ‘Love Rush’, a Trade anthem. He then hooked up with Hooj Choons’ Red Jerry and came up with the dance classic “Rock Da House,” (later to be re-released in 1997 on VC Recordings, reaching No. 11 in the national charts.) The 2006 remix of this dance classic Fredde Le Grande has gone to the No. 1 spot in the UK Club Dance Chart. Paul then went on to produce numerous top 20 hits including the club anthems Escrima “Deeper” and “Train of Thought”, and his highest entry to date, Camisra “Let Me Show You”, entered new at No. 5.
All this lead to a series of remix projects for artists such as New Order, Stone Roses, Erasure, Human League, K Klass, Wild Child, Hyperlogic, Energy 52, Duran Duran, Nalin & Kane, Blondie, Bizarre Inc more recently , Keane and The Killlers… the list goes on. Paul’s production talents are recognized in the ‘DJ Magazine Top Producers Poll’, where Paul features highly year after year.
Paul has continued his own production success with tracks ‘Common Ground’, ‘Be There’, ‘Freebase’ ‘Precious Heart’ and ’Everbody’s A Rockstar’, both of which feature on Paul’s debut artist album ‘Back & Forth’ released in November 2002 and which continues to confirm his reputation as being one of the key players in the UK dance scene.
Paul has also featured on a number of compilations including Virgin’s “The Gallery Modern Masters”, “Club Nation 1998” and “Cream Anthems”, and Fantazia’s “House Collection”. In 1999 Paul signed an album deal with the Ministry of Sound, with successful mixed compilations including “Dance Nation 6”, “The Ibiza Annual 2”, ‘Millennium Annual’, ‘Dance Nation 7’ , ‘Headliners’, ‘The Annual’ and ‘The Clubber’s Guide to 2001’ & ‘2003’ being released. In the U.S. the very popular mixed live series. More recently Gallery live sessions, Globetrotting Peru and live in Bulgaria and most recently The Beat Technique across America, have increased Paul’s popularity around the Globe.
Paul won the much coveted ‘Muzik’ DJ of the year and consistently appears in the DJ Magazine 100 poll year after year since the poll’s beginning in 1997. His hectic US tour schedules have paid off. BPM magazine readers have Paul voted 8th in the 2006 ’America’s most Favourite DJ poll’.
His popularity has seen him DJ world-wide traveling to the U.S., Canada, Japan, South America, Asia, India, Dubai, South Africa and all over Europe. Paul also continues to raise his profile in America where he tours the main cities on a regular basis. This year in particular Paul will participate in numerous tours to Asia in conjunction with the Godskitchen residency in Shanghai, China with stops in Kuala Lumpa, Singapore and Hong Kong. Two tours to South America including a major tour of Brazil are also confirmed for the summer and tours are also planned for South Africa and Australia.
In the last year Paul has spent much time in the studio for the US market. Remixes include The Killers ‘When we were Young’, Under the influence of Giants ‘In the clouds’, The Bravery ‘Time wont let me go’ and the huge hit Keane’s ‘Is it any Wonder’ reaching the top of the buzz chart both here and stateside. Also, remixes of K Klass’s ‘Rhythm is a Mystery’ and the classic Energy 52’s ‘Cafe del Mar’ both reaching the number one spot in the UK dance and club charts. Fredde Le Grande remixed Paul’s all time dance classic ‘Rok Da House’ which went straight to the number one spot in the club charts and with this success larger release with video is planned.
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