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PAULETTE

ROARING INTO 2020

BIOGRAPHY

For nearly three decades and over three countries, Paulette has held residencies at some of the most prestigious clubs and best parties in the world, including the Hacienda (Manchester), The Zap Club (Brighton), The Ministry of Sound, Queen Club and Mix Club (Paris), Cocoon (Frankfurt), Ibiza Rocks at Pacha and at Pikes Hotel (Ibiza). She has a unique range, a keen musical ear and has supported the cream of the dj establishment – from Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Black Coffee, 2Many DJs, Soulwax, Derrick Carter, David Guetta, Laidback Luke, SHM, Afrojack, Bob Sinclar, Didier Sinclair, Fafa Monteco to Duke Dumont, Jaymo & Andy George, Junior Sanchez, Artwork, Moodymanc and Mr Scruff. Her selections are on point, no matter which genre or room she plays in and she shines – and headlines – above her own star.

From radio to bar to club to festivals, from back room to main room, from warm up to headline, she is a champion of great music – digging deep in the crates for sets of uplifting party hip hop, raw funk and rare grooves, soulful vocals and diamante strewn disco, jacking / deep house and tearing techno. Her dynamic and uplifting shows plus her award-winning PR work for Talkin Loud, Mercury Records and work overseas with Radio FG (France) have earned her gold records, awards and plaudits and much international recognition and respect. As capable of entertaining a club with an 8 hour odyssey or a 10 minute mini mix, Paulette knows instinctively how to read then flip a room. She pays and plays it forward, inspiring a new generation by channelling her energies into youth work, activism, mentoring and radio / dj workshops at conferences, Universities and colleges around the country.

 

Gilles Peterson – Instagram –

Paulette was certainly a force to be reckoned with behind the decks teaching Norman and I a lesson or 10…. great to see Paulette is still roaming the planet with her box of musical delights and all-round goodness… seeing her spinning at @weoutherefest was one of the highlights for me… she’ll be spinning at many of next summer’s festivals – make sure you catch her if you can!

 

The Guardian – November 2019:

“And it’s a testament to Mancunian hardiness that hundreds brave the arctic conditions to cavort to local hero DJ Paulette doling out fruity house numbers on an alfresco terrace”. Gabriel Szatan

She featured in and contributed to:

Resident Advisor – Exchange EX 464 DJ Paulette

Straight No Chaser #100

Sweet Harmony: Rave Today – exhibition handbook (Saatchi Gallery – September 2019)

Sweet Harmony: Rave Today – exhibition Manchester (Mayfield Depot – December 2019)

Generation W (hardback book)

Classic Album Sundays’ – Classic Albums By Women (book)

BBC Radio 6 – mix and interview Mary Anne Hobbes

BBC Radio 4 – Saturday Live

BBC News – Inside Track (TV)

Xfm – Humans Of Manchester with Clint Boon

Cosmodelica – Worldwide FM

909 Originals – interview

Stamp The Wax – mix and interview

MN2S – Lucky Seven – track selection

David Oldham – The Great And The Good (photo exhibition)

For 2019 she continued her full time dj schedule appearing at Parklife, Bluedot Festival, Manchester International Festival, The River Stage at the National Theatre, We Out Here Festival and the Soho House group appearing at The Ned Pool Party and White City House in August. She flexed her political muscles for Suffragette City at The Refuge, Extinction Rebellion (Deansgate) and R3 Sound System – No To Trump, No to Boris, No to Farage – Trafalgar Square (December 2019).

Voted in the Red Bull – 10 Manchester DJs you should know – 2019, Manchester Evening News ‘Top 5 Women in the Manchester Music Industry 2018’ (February 2018) and one of A-Magazine’s ‘Manchester Women Of The Year 2018’ (March 2018) – Paulette released the ‘Sheroes’ EP in June 2018 on Black Riot Records with her production partner, Chris Massey (Sprechen Records, Electriks). More than 6,000 visitors passed through the doors of her HOMEBIRD exhibition / gallery interruption, on show at The Lowry Art Gallery from September 22 until Oct 14, 2018. She currently holds a monthly, 2 hour mix show (jacking to deep house, tech house and techno) on the ARIAS winning, Reform Radio – a show which has hosted guest mixes from Bonzai Bonner, James Curd, DJ Cosmo, Norman Jay MBE, Marcia Carr. Weekends are spent dj’ing for The Refuge / Electriks / Homoelectric / Homobloc, Albert’s Schloss / Albert Hall, La Discotheque, YES, National Theatre, Manchester International Festival, HOME, Parklife, Hidden, Cultureplex and a select few of the very best bars in Manchester. No matter whether she entertains as a resident or guest, Paulette consistently keeps her dancefloors at home and away as lit as possible.

www.djpaulette.co.uk/homebird

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS5v-PwSgVFXO32KAEYH61xyeTIp-LCTN

February 2019 she featured on:

Red Bull Online – 10 DJs who should be on your radar  http://djpaulette.co.uk/article/sheroes-red-bull-list-10-manchester-djs-who-should-be-on-your-radar/

Vice Magazine (Ageism in Dance Music feature – https://www.vice.com/en_uk/article/9kpa7e/the-rave-gap-how-uk-nightlife-still-struggles-with-ageism ) featured

The i-Paper – http://djpaulette.co.uk/clubbing/video-the-i-paper-women-who-refuse-to-be-written-out-of-90s-rave/

whilst last year she appeared on the cover of Intern magazine and has also been featured in i-D / Vice, The I-Paper, The Skinny, Dazed and Confused, PRS Weekly and the Manchester Evening News.

2020’s highlights are already shimmering as she joins the line ups for Homoelectric in Manchester in February and Honey Dijon’s ‘Full Fantasy’ party at Corsica Studios, Flesh In Tension – Leeds, Dekmantel Selectors in August in and there’s some news in London and Brighton too.

LINKS

REFORM RADIO – www.reformradio.co.uk

LinkedIn

www.facebook.com/djpaulette

http://twitter.com/DJPAULETTE

www.mixcloud.com/DJPAULETTE

www.soundcloud.com/DJPAULETTE

www.instagram.com/dj_paulette1

www.residentadvisor.net/profile/djpaulette

 

REFORM RADIO 

Bronze Award Winner for Best Online Radio Station at The ARIAS 2017

Represented (non-exclusive) by Luca Carluccio at MN2S Booking Agency.

REFORM RADIO

New monthly show http://www.reformradio.co.uk/

RADIO SHOW

RESIDENT ADVISOR

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PROFILE

MIXCLOUD

Check out my mixes on Mixcloud

MIXES

SOUNDCLOUD

Check out my mixes on Soundcloud

MIXES

Let’s take the next step and work together

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