For the first panel of our Dancefloor Diversity series we have assembled a group of leaders and experts to discuss the impact that black culture has had on the UK electronic music scene.
DJ Magazine celebrates it’s first, new print copy with ‘Dance Music Is Black Music’ an issue with a 33 page cover section that sets out their pledge dedicated to fighting racism within their organisation and throughout the dance music industry and to more fully and fairly exploring the black experience across the spectrum of the music industry. ANZ and I…
realpauletteJuly 22, 2020
A little while ago Play It Louder messaged me on my Instagram account and asked if I would do an isolation interview for their page. Here is part two of a two part post.
Award winning actor, activist, dj and all around beautiful person, Maxine Peake was the Guest Editor of the Culture section of Morning Star newspaper at the end of June. She invited me to write an opinion piece on how COVID and lockdown has affected my work and life. Here is my column.
Welcome to my interview for 'The Edit'. It's all about titanium ceilings, purple sequins and no requests in this podcast with Loreal Blackett. Get into it.
realpauletteJune 22, 2020
In response to the Music Industry's Black Out Tuesday and Black Lives Matter, Gilles Peterson programme for Stay Home, Rave Safe on 6Music and his Saturday session became CLUB UNITY - a space for reflection, education and celebration through black music. You can listen here for the next 20 days.
It's been an intense few weeks finding black people and people of colour landed squarely in the middle of another pandemic - racism. Something has to give. Something has to change. When conversation fails me, I turn to poetry. Here's a poem I wrote earlier about some of my experiences - it's not finished yet. I will continue to tweak…
Welcome to my Livestream for the Glitterbox Virtual Festival 15/05/2020. Just so you don't think I am completely looney tunes - there's a few notes on the visual codes / symbols featured in my set up. The full track list is included and please click through to make donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund here: https://defect.click/WHO-COVID19-DONATE
realpauletteMay 17, 2020
I did an interview for NRTHLASS blog and it turned out like this. I am super proud of it because it covers past, present and future in a really beautiful way. Short read - ten minutes max. Enjoy.
realpauletteMay 12, 2020
Last week I had the honour and the joy of joining my friends at Pxssy Palace and BBZ London for an Isolation Boiler Room session.Move the furniture back, turn the lights down and fire up the smoke machine. This is how it goes down when we rave at home alone :-D ...
realpauletteApril 27, 2020
For my last 'in studio' show before the World got quarantined I was honoured to welcome the super talented, multi instrumentalist, dj, singer, producer and personification of zen - Pops Roberts to take control of my Reform Radio Takeover and this is how it sounds. Just beautiful. Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay home. Save lives. Stay connected.
realpauletteApril 3, 2020
LOCKDOWN 1 has me in house/tech mode. This week I took my inspiration from a Twitter / Instagram friend called Stephanie who asked when I would be doing a live stream. I made this especially for her. Life is about overcoming challenges, about never being defeated and about doing what I'm best at. Life is about disco, tech and house.…
LOCKDOWN 1 has me in house and tech mode. This week I took my inspiration from a Twitter / Instagram friend called Stephanie who asked when I would be doing a live stream. I made this especially for her. Thanks to her subsequent tweet to Sacha Lord, you can catch me streaming a set this week for UNITED WE STREAM…
On March 12th I am honoured to welcome Nancy Noise (London) one of the true pioneers of acid and balearic house to the guest slot for International Women's Day / Week / Month. Starting her career opening for the titan now known as Paul Oakenfold at Future and Spectrum in London and Amnesia in Ibiza. Fast forward to 2020 and…
realpauletteFebruary 27, 2020
Some awesome news for us all at Reform Radio, as they announce their first global Ambassador ... read on.
realpauletteFebruary 19, 2020
Trump is coming to London in December for the NATO Heads of State summit, and on Tuesday 3rd December the Queen will be hosting a reception for him at Buckingham Palace. R3 Soundsystem will be taking to the streets that evening, to protest against the far-right politics of The Tories, Trump and Farage. RESIST. REJECT. REVOLT.
realpauletteNovember 29, 2019
If you haven’t already invested in your hardback first issue copy of @generationwbook you can still buy via this link @ordergenerationw.com (a steal at £19.99) It’s all about 💯 fierce women who talk about their life experiences, seen through the lens of 2018 and the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.
realpauletteSeptember 20, 2019
After well received events in London, Liverpool, Bristol and Brighton this Summer, Urban Kingdom are holding one final pop-up event to celebrate the first edition of the groundbreaking book ‘Generation W’. Join us at a free entry daytime event in the birthplace of the Suffragette movement, Manchester. I'll be closing the event with a short QnA.
realpauletteSeptember 3, 2019
Held monthly, #NormalNotNovelty is open to female-identifying DJs, sound engineers, producers and vocalists from all musical tastes and backgrounds. This month it's an Equaliser special sponsored by Red Bull and Sable Radio and I'm honoured to be their special guest. Tickets are free - but limited so click through the link asap.
realpauletteJuly 11, 2019
I spoke to Resident Advisor's rapier sharp interviewer Martha Pazienti Caidan about life, the world, the universe, dj'ing, the music industry, equality, diversity and talking to slugs. It's a 90 minute listen that you can download and listen to on Itunes and add to your Spotify collection too. I can't tell a lie, this is very much a dj #goals…
realpauletteJune 29, 2019
This is one of my favourite interviews. I eat a bit and talk a lot to Ben Brown (Manchester's Finest) at Volta. The interview is a half hour watch but you can catch a 10 minute quickie if you head over to IGTV.
realpauletteMay 8, 2019
PLEASE ROTATE YOUR SCREENS ... This was the closing of yesterday’s excellent #MusiciansUnion #WomenInMusicConferenceheld at HOME in Manchester. Panel includes Dame Evelyn Glennie#JessPartridge(PRS) Laura White (Songwriter) #LadyIce (Grime / R n B) and was moderated by Kelly Wood the MU’s Live Performance Official.
realpauletteMarch 29, 2019
Kamila Rymajdo writes about Manchester's thriving club scene and cites 10 of the best djs who she thinks should be on your radar. This article ran on Redbull Online February 2019.
Thanks to Ilovemcr.com for including me in their listing of 22 #Influentialwomen who are putting Manchester on the map. I am honoured and overjoyed to be included.
Shot in the gloriously sunny 30th anniversary of the summer of love 2018, i investigates how women shaped a decade of rave revolution. Huge thanks to Heather Saul, Sarah Howell and the i-Paper for creating, sticking with and running this little masterpiece.
realpauletteMarch 8, 2019
My personal thoughts on the male heavy party line ups, gender pay gap and inclusion. Forgive me for thinking that this is 2018 and not 1918. And thanks Elie Taylor for speaking up for women everywhere.
realpauletteJune 11, 2018
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…
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…
realpauletteMarch 5, 2018
It's 3 weeks until the 24 hour, total female takeover on @ReformRadioMCR for International Women's Day 2017.
realpauletteFebruary 16, 2017
Friday October 9th WAKE UP All you fear is fear itself, Check out your own backyard before you check out someone else. https://youtu.be/NGGRi2CEFu8 Janet Damita Jo Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ has been soundtracking my days recently. I love everything about it – from design and styling to the lyrics and feel that we are practically twins under the skin, being fierce black…
Saturday October 3rd TO EXCEL, NOT COMPETE WORD OF THE DAY (Collins 2008) PASADO ADJECTIVE Past, Bad, Overdone, Out of date NOUN MASCULINE Past, Atelier Noun A Workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan or designer https://youtu.be/yyhL0ioST_U The opening notes of Otis Redding’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ are playing in my head. Since I was small…