Here is yesterday’s (25/04/2017) #ReformRadio #takeover with a blazing mini-mix (30 minutes) from one of the North-West’s finest purveyors of #techhouse Bontan. It’s an absolute belter.
Following the success of March’s guest mix from Exploited Records’ DJ Mennie, we’re switching things up with the Paulette Takeover on Reform Radio.
Guest mixes for the upcoming months are as follows:
April 25th – Guest mix from BONTAN
May 23rd – Guest mix from DOORLY
June 20th – Guest mix from JULIET SIKORA
July 18th – Guest mix from LEFTWING & KODY
It’s a jacking, deep and tech house thing. But then you know that already, right? Keep it locked, show some love, share the link. That’s the law.
Catch the Paulette Takeover on Reform Radio every four weeks on Tuesday from 1pm – 3pm (GMT). the show is livestreamed on www.reformradio.co.uk and every show is archived on the site and on my Mixcloud and Soundcloud pages.
We return to Texture for the 2nd FLOOR. This time, we bring the the two often opposing worlds of music and property development together and ask “Can Manchester be the blueprint for a city where we break new ground without forgetting our roots?”
Northern Disco Lights tells the untold story of a group of teenagers in the arctic city of Tromsø, who set off a chain of events that would go on to transform their country. There will be two screenings of this fabulous film on Record Store Day (Saturday April 22nd) at The Refuge, Manchester.
As if by magic, I will be back in the Gaydio Presenters’ Hotseat through April, May and into June, covering for Jonesy and Toby whilst they’re off gallivanting elsewhere. Put these four dates in your diary!!
Follow the White Rabbit and The Easter Bunny and enjoy hopping across Manchester for some lovely Easter party vibes. Find me in Deansgate or The Northern Quarter. But when????
If you missed my Reform Radio show on March 28th – here is the #replay for you to love, cherish and #download for #free. This show features a fantastic guest mix from Exploited Rec and Tenax (Florence) resident, dj and producer with the full phat funk – Mennie (IT) – and a one hour mix from me. Enjoy!!
I am pleased as Mr and Mrs Punch to announce that I will be appearing again this year at Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend (Class of 2017 no less). Find me in the Gaydio Dance Arena. And did anyone say Faithless? Ben Pearce? Simian Mobile Disco?
Happy #InternationalWomensDay2017 #IWD2017 – I’m proud to showcase my little part in Reform Radio’s 24 hour marathon ‘females rule’ broadcast celebration. #FreeDownload
Here is the show that was broadcast on Gaydio on Friday February 24th when I sat in for Craig Law. The show contains some strong language (not mine I might add) and is as much naughty fun as you can have with your clothes ON. It’s all about house, tech house and a little nu disco so get ready to dance, sweat and sing along.
Created to promote The Lost Disco Festival being held in Tisno, Croatia from August 17-21, our 1st mixtape comes from a full Manchester based (but worldwide known) DJ Paulette who explains fully what into her selections right here:
“I tried to telescope the best parts of a 24 hour bender into an hour mix.” I said …
‘Wahey! It’s a funk, soul, boogie, deep-disco-tech-house bonanza’ you said.
Noise of Art and Red Gallery, London, are teaming-up to present the first exhibition of photographs, film and artwork documenting the story of French electronic music from the start of the 20th century to the present day, followed by a series of music, film and panel events on the weekends of 17, 24 and 31 March and a closing party on 7 April.
Welcome to my first mix of the year – January’s DJ Paulette takeover for Reform Radio. Broadcast on Tuesday January 31st out of the Reform Radio studios in Old Granada Studios, Manchester, this is my talisman against cold, flu, chest infection and all manner of lurgy.
Emotional journeys always take the longest. By December 2016 my world and the world itself has changed so much that you’d be forgiven (and subsequently so can I – be forgiven) for not recognising it from this year’s perspective. By comparison, the physical journey (practically unaided) from Ibiza to Manchester is nothing more than a simple stroll in Thatch Leach Park.
Come As You Are. Vogue As You Are. – The Refuge NYE party.
DJ’s : Krysko, Will Tramp, Neil Diablo, Chris Massey Music, DJ Paulette, Dance Lady Dance & Blasha & Allatt
Performers : Cha Cha Boudoir, Vogue Dancers
+ much more TBA.
We are back for 2017. Sunday’s just got spiritual with Albert’s Schloss’ weekly ‘Sunday Service’. It’s a heady mix of the best disco, funk and soul music with a love injection of a live gospel choir, brunch and roast dinner on the menu and Paulette and Will Tramp on the decks from midday until 2am. Come early – doors open and 10am we close at 2am and we are full every week. Eat. Drink. Get Lifted. Entry is free. Roast is available until 10pm.
We’re back in Manchester on December 3rd with a bag full of pumpin’ house from vintage US to angular tech. Forget the winter chill, you’ll be sweating like an icecube in Riyadh once these beats have finished with you. It’s also my birthday. And you know what that means.
Proper house music all night long!
£5/8 on Skiddle / £10 on the door.
In the meantime to tide you over – a new Handsome mix from Dave:
On Sunday November 27th I head to the Ministry of Sound in London for the A Night In Paradise – daytime International Aids Day fundraiser dedicated to all things Paradise Garage. I will be joining hands (and record collections) with Terry Farley, Dave Kendrick, Jamie Bull and Martyn Fitzgerald aka the HANDSOME family to tear the roof off the Baby Box. There’s pure royalty in the house in the other rooms too … Check press for full details. And GIVE GENEROUSLY. All proceeds go to GMHC and the Terrence Higgins Trust.
Saturday November 26th, 2016 I head to Windsor to join the Queen of rave – the ever fabulous Lottie – in the Firestation basement for some electronic disco rave mayhem. Don’t miss it
Following on from Mutiny UK last week (and weekly line up that has included Charlie Dark, Rocky & Diesel and Marcia Carr amongst many others) I am honoured to join the ranks of some of dance’s music finest and take my place behind the decks for the Echoes party this Thursday 24th of November at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. I will be digging into the favourite parts of my personal collection so expect plenty of the soul, funk and disco music that has influenced me along with the pick of today’s music that is turning me on. The Jocks N Nerds editor Marcus Agerman Ross will be warming things up from 7pm with his strictly vinyl-only selection.
Mr Scruff, Paulette & Rob Bright will be playing their eclectic sounds in our Public Bar on Wednesday 23rd November.
This event is the afterparty for the launch of Tim Lawrence’s book ‘Life & Death on a New York Dancefloor’ and although tickets for the book launch have sold out, the afterparty is a free event open to all.
Come and join us for a wonderful evening of music within the confines of our stunning bar.
I will be in the mix and standing in for the ever wonderful Mr Craig Law on Gaydio this Friday (November 11th) from 6pm – 8pm. I am packing heat and have a mental selection of exclusive and hot jacking and tech house tunes to seduce your hungry and very discerning ears!
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something sexy. Here is a one-take house mix made in celebration of the upcoming Girlz B Like 1st Birthday party at the Book Club in Shoreditch on Sunday October 23rd. It’s a boogie to bruk, disco to deep, eclectic to electronic feast so dress up to get down, get on the floor to dance off, feel free to download at your leisure and don’t be a stranger. That’s all.
On Saturday November 12th, I join esteemed authors, journalists, academics and djs Simon Morrisson, Martin James and Matthew Collin onstage at the Louder Than Words Festival (Principal Hotel Mcr) to ‘decode the disco’ and shine a spotlight on club and rave culture for the last thirty years.
Saturday November 12th
LOUDER THAN WORDS (PANEL), PRINCIPAL HOTEL (MCR) 6PM – 9PM
Sunday November 13th
BRUNCH – ALBERT’S SCHLOSS 12 – 5PM
Friday November 18th
VOLTA – REFUGE (MCR) 9PM – 2AM
Saturday November 19th
COTTONOPOLIS 5PM – 8PM
TARIFF & DALE 9PM – 2AM
Sunday November 20th
BRUNCH – ALBERT’S SCHLOSS 12 – 5PM
Friday September 16th
VOLTA – REFUGE (MCR) 9PM – 2AM
Fancy waking up with me next week from Monday to Thursday? Well you can! I will be joining Mr Gorgeous – Chris Holliday and standing in for the fabulous Emma Goswell on THE WORLD’S BIGGEST GAY RADIO STATION – Gaydio. Hear me blah blah blah-ing and bantering on the Breakfast Show next week from Monday to Thursday (19-22 September). The show is live on air from 07am – 10am so join us on 88.4FM, online via www.gaydio.co.uk, DAB or the Gaydio and Tune In apps. You can tweet and facebook us too and keep us pirouetting on our pointy toes.
On the 26th of September 2016 I will appear at the Royal Exchange Theatre for ‘ACID HOUSE – did acid house change the UK forever’. I will be in conversation with Steve Vertigo and appearing onstage alongside international superstars and local heroes Justin Robertson and Andy Carroll (Cream, Deconstruction, Manumission). There will be a little bit of music and much chat. Get your rave on.
If you like the best in jacking, classic and nu house, join me for Paulette Goes Bang – the show that continues to disturb the Reform Radio airwaves every fourth Tuesday. After tomorrow’s show (Tuesday 13th of September) The show time moves from 2pm – 4pm to 1pm – 3pm and will stay in this slot from October onwards. We livestream every show on my Facebook fan page and via Younow.com so put us in your browser and interact away – all are welcomed. Anyway – as you were.
This is a copy of a post I found on Facebook today that I think is an important reflection for us all. Please read and share.
Today is Ruby Bridges Day, a day set aside to commemorate a brave little girl’s entry into an all-white school on November 14, 1960.
As soon as Bridges entered the school, white parents pulled their own children out; all teachers refused to teach while a black child was enrolled. Only one person agreed to teach Ruby and that was Barbara Henry, from Boston, Massachusetts, and for over a year Mrs. Henry taught her alone, “as if she were teaching a whole class.” Every morning, as Bridges walked to school, one woman would threaten to poison her; because of this, the U.S. Marshals dispatched by President Eisenhower, who were overseeing her safety, only allowed Ruby to eat food that she brought from home. Another woman at the school put a black baby doll in a wooden coffin and protested with it outside the school, a sight that Bridges said “scared me more than the nasty things people screamed at us.” At her mother’s suggestion, Bridges began to pray on the way to school, which she found provided protection from the comments yelled at her on the daily walks.
Now Ruby Bridges is a published author but more than this I think her success is a testament to bravery, courage, the power of prayer and determination and she is an inspiration to us all.
Many thanks to the Free Range Learning page on Facebook for the text source — and Allison Berry Jennings for the post.
I loved this inspiring post from Brad Stanton. Take responsibility for your life. Turn your life around. The message couldn’t be simpler.
I am obsessed with horses – they are my spirit animal of sorts since I am a proud firehorse as my chinese astrological self. When I received this through @Soul Harmony on Demand’s blog I thought it was so beautiful that I immediately reblogged it. It embodies everything about this coming Year of The Horse and in fact, being a Horse and living the Horse life. Thanks to Roxi St Clair for being the source of the original post. I look forward to reading more posts from these two blogs.