I write poems, lyrics and songs. In poems my preferred format is haiku (yeah yeah short, yeah yeah lazy whatever) but I was moved to write a longer piece for a spoken word performance in a large group when I had a presentation for a job (which I eventually never used but I got the job and I will tell you about it in another post soon). This is my newest baby – it’s called ‘I Am The One’ and I am super proud of it.
So it’s finally been revealed – I’ll be playing for La Discotheque in the VIP Colonnade during the Parklife Weekend – June 9th and 10th in Heaton Park.
If my selection of actual, tried and tested, ‘wake up guaranteed’ alarm calls doesn’t make you leap out of bed, into the shower, leap out of the shower, into your clothes whilst dancing around your bedroom in your knickers and lip-synching into your hairbrush then you need defibrillating now. For real. These are the best wake up tunes ever. I know. I use them every week.”
I got into the St Patrick’s Day spirit by sitting in for Craig Law again on the drive time show on Gaydio. You get lots of housey, techy, uplifting, cheeky, banging, urban new music for your dollar with one or two detours around the ‘wtf was that’ Shazam-free zone, rabbit hole.
We’re lollopping through the year at a fare pace now and hippety hopping into Easter with a brace of parties that should keep your booty jiggling through the Bank Holiday weekend and well into April.
The Rex Club could not resist rending homage to this Manchester scene and welcomes Dave Haslam and Mike Pickering two of the principal figures in the Manchester and in fact the UK house music scene – and along with DJ Paulette welcomes three of the residents of the mythical club where Laurent Garnier made his first moves as a DJ.
Massive thanks to The A-Magazine for including me in their round up of Manchester Women Of The Year. It is a massive honour yet also very humbling to be considered in such esteemed company. I can’t lie, it feels so good to get some recognition for what I do, and especially in my hometown.
Here is the very wonderful and very cheeky and all too short debut guest show that I produced, curated and presented for MCR:Live on International Women’s Day. It was a crazy, full throttle session involving juxtaposing some new stuff, some old stuff, some classics and some downright curve balls in one steady ( as it could be shifting from live arrangements to digital?) continuous mix with a bit of chat and all in an unfamiliar studio environment
As you know it is 100 years since (some) women (ie the ones who OWNED their own properties and had their names on the title deeds) got the vote so this year’s International Women’s Day is coming at you full force. Now it’s time to OWN our womanhood and our EQUAL HUMAN RIGHTS and be courageous when making our voices heard. It’s time to roar. It’s time to come into our power and this week in Manchester there are plenty of opportunities to be inspired, to share and to do just that.
I am massively excited to appear as the very special guest at Supernature on Sunday’s February party. This Sunday (25/02/18), the residents BB, Richie V and James the Cat are stepping in for an absent Rob Jones and I’ll be hoofing it straight from my Sunday Service at Schloss to close the proceedings with some disco, house and tech goodies in an hour of pure, unbridled mayhem.
February is all about high notes, high spots and high rollers as I work my way around the metropolis sprinkling my disco and house fairy dust on the twinkle toes of all who dare to dance.
It’s 2018 – and we’ve already hit the ground running. In this year that celebrates and highlights the centenary of women’s suffrage, I am proud to be featured amongst the 25 STRONG portraits in the ‘Suffragette City’ exhibition that has been curated by media powerhouse and Manchester Digital Music Archive co-founder Alison Surtees and photographed by Elspeth Moore.
I am totally buzzing in that busy bee kind of way, as I will be joining my Manchester family at Homoelectric at Hidden on Saturday January 27th for three floors of bacchanalian hedonism disguised as sedate clubbing.
Here’s two hours of new music, my first show out for Reform Radio this year and with some lovely bits of me gassing and gossipping all over it too. It bounces, it jacks, it’s all yours and a very #HappyNewYear to you.
Starting on Friday 5th of January (yes this Friday as in today if you are reading this in real time) from I will be jumping into Craig Law’s now rather well worn in breeches to deliver four weekly shows. For two hours, once every week, you can expect to hear my usual assortment of the best in jacking house jump-up, deep house decimators and plenty of tech house treats.
So here we are and here we go again. It’s December. Yay. Which means we’re in the countdown to Christmas and New Year – double yay! 2017 has been like a musical drive-by that has had me holding you hostage on many a dance floor and you’ll be pleased to know that December continues in this tradition.
I am really proud to say that Reform Radio headed off some heavy competition to scoop the Bronze Award for Best Online Station at The ARIAS 2017.
I am super buzzed to announce that my guests for December’s Reform Radio Takeover are Will Automagic and Nita Aviance – collectively known as THE CARRY NATION, they’re two of New York’s fiercest and finest
My friend, Producer Mark Ovenden, posted this about his ground breaking show ‘Loud and Proud’ on his Facebook page a while ago. I am honoured to have been chosen to front this show and thankful for having had the experience of working for Radio One.
Gaydio’s magnificent Toby Lawrence is away for three weeks in November. Boo. Not to worry, I’m the one who’s slipping into Toby’s Gucci loafers. Listen out for three consecutive mix shows November 10th, 17th and 24th on Fridays from 8pm – 10pm.
Do not change your URL. This is a Paulette Takeover. Welcome to the award winning (we won Bronze in Best Online Radio Station at The ARIAS) REFORM RADIO, to the wonderful world of Sprechen Records and the multi-talented mind of dj / producer / promoter and Refuge / Electriks head tea boy Chris Massey.
October / November. It’s the season of freaky funk and disco sparklers so here’s how and where you can plot your course through the season of changing colours, falling leaves and that seductive pull of bouncing basements and boogie bangers.
It’s time for me and the always effervescent Martin Cooper to stand in whilst Chris and Emma are away, to sprinkle fairy dust in your eyes and bring you a Gaydio Breakfast Show that snaps, crackles and pops. Broadcasting live13/10/17 from 7am till 10am. Looking forward to entertaining you.
Chris Massey (Electrik and Refuge resident and plenty more besides) will be live in the studio with me and mixing in real time for the first half of my Takeover show on Reform Radio 10/10/2017. Hit the link and join the party.
Remember, remember the 4th of November – for great music, raving and getting seriously hot. After the fun of August Bank Holiday’s three floor extravaganza, HomoElectric returns for another three floor takeover at Hidden in Manchester.
Here’s my latest Reform Radio #takeover featuring a solo / live guest mix from SOUL CLAP’S #Eli aka #Bamboozle . Archived and #streaming direct from the Reform Radio website and now available to stream and download here on Soundcloud.
The end of August is upon us. Pretty soon we will all turn to disco dust. So get up, forget the past, go outside and have a blast… There’s a big weekend of parties coming to Manchester and everyone’s invited.
Here is a lovely Kamila Rymajdo interview that is online now at http://theskinny.co.uk – it’s about me, of course. And Manchester. And Pride.
It’s listen back time! Here is this month’s Reform Radio takeover (broadcast on July 18th) with the amazing Leftwing and Kody at the guest mixer controls and me for the final hour as usual. Enjoy the tunes. Bangers all.
Hey hey hey – following some mind bendingly good takeovers from Mennie (Exploited), Bontan, Doorly, Juliet Sikora and Leftwing and Kody, I’m ratcheting the pressure up a few more notches again with some fresh and funky talent from home and abroad for the next four months too!. Expect everything from disco to tech house and techno from Mighty Mouse, Soul Clap, Chris Massey and Black Girl / White Girl. Tune in and join the party…
Join us for 3 days & 3 nights over the August bank holiday for the Come As You Are Weekender 2017!
A carefully curated gathering of outside street parties, DJs, food, drink, music, dancing, performance by House Of Decay, basement club parties & more as we celebrate Mardi Gras in Manchester.
Pride gets all Sunday on your ass with our glorious Handsome Party at Underdog on Sunday 27th of August. Dave Kendrick and Jamie Bull are crowning our right royal affair and I will be spreading the love like diamonds all over the goddamned place. Just like I do in this here mix.
My lovely boss, Dan (Pen and Pencil) is launching a disco club night called Lost In Music at Underdog (New Wakefield Street) here in Manchester, this one of a few in the pipeline and it’s happening on Friday July 28th.