Last week and last playlist from #Homebird at The Lowry via Spotify – it’s 2016 – The Next Decade. There’s music that I love that has nothing to do with house or techno. And then there’s house and techno… and the future? Who knows. Homebird has flown the coop.
INCOMING … #onair #radio #studio whilst the Reform Radio studio is in uproar and the big move from Old Granada Studios is afoot – you still have your trusty DJ Paulette #takeover to get you through your #Tuesday – and every and any other afternoon.
Sobs. Only six more sleeps to the end of my HOMEBIRD exhibition at The Lowry. How do I feel about this? Well, it’s been the most incredible journey from start to finish. I’ve had the honour of working alongside Michael Simpson (Director of Visual Arts) and Laura Biddle (Galleries Co-ordinator), and the pleasure absolute of collaborating with a top flight design team – massive props to Sean Longmore, Hannah Tinsley, Hannah McLennan-Jones and Nicky Jones – all have helped me to filter, transform and translate my ideas, archive oddities and memories into the awesome work of art in the maze in Gallery A – there until October 14th.
Thanks also to my collaborators – Michael Anthony Barnes Wynters (Sticks And Stones wall, I Am The One and Paulette Goes Bang videos), Stanley Chow (exclusive portrait – copies available to buy in the Lowry shop), Cheryl O Meara and Silvia Hoya Mena (the scapecoat lives) and photographers Elaine Constantine, Soyad Mahat, Lee Baxter, Annapurna Mellor, Louise Rhodes and Peter J Walsh. For full credits see the final wall in the exhibition and full Sheroes collage credits are available on the Lowry site.
Should you need a little motivation to catch it before it closes…
If you visit The Lowry this Tuesday (9/10) or Saturday (13/10) afternoons
#TuesdayMotivation & #SaturdayMotivation I will be there – floating around (and filming a few interviews) and available to answer questions / explain exhibits / have a general chit chat. #DoNotSleep #neverforget
Plus plus plus – the six bespoke Spotify playlists that I curated and created for this exhibition are live and can be joined via The Lowry website here: https://thelowry.com/whats-on/edit-03-homebird-dj-paulette/
You can also join them directly on Spotify – just search ‘HOMEBIRD’.
DJ PAULETTE: HOMEBIRD – EDIT 03. Admission is free and The Lowry Gallery is open from 10am till 5pm (GMT) every day.
Thank you The Lowry for this little clip from the Private View of #Homebird – if you have a free afternoon do go and check it out – we’ve all poured a lot of love into it.
HOMEBIRD: 2006 – 2016 is about the time when I debuted fully in Paris – I had started a weekly residency at Mix Club in October 2005 so by 2006, every Friday and some Saturdays Paris was mine. My residency at Queen Club started in 2010. I eventually resigned from Queen Club and Radio FG and moved to Ibiza in March 2013. By 2014 I was had a weekly mix show on Virgin Radio in France – I played a 30%/70% mix of playlist and free choice so yes to Disclosure and yes to Rudimental and yes to Dennis Ferrer and yes to Duke Dumont and yes to Sam Smith and yes to London Grammar. Ibiza was about Eden, Privilege, Space, Pacha, Ibiza Rocks and Pikes.
Welcome to HOMEBIRD 4 – the decade is 1996 – 2006. These are my London Mercury / Talkin Loud / Azuli Records / Defected Records / Diesel and Diesel U:Music and Notting Hill Carnival / Miami Winter Music Conference / Billboard years. I think I went clubbing in London four nights a week and I still got into work on time the next morning. I dj’ed internationally when time allowed and I a&r / spotted then signed Afro Medusa Pasilda. I was also responsible for the press campaign that took Roni Size and Reprazent to the Mercury Music Prize and The Brits.
My love of soaring, spiritual voices, crisp production and great song writing is beautifully illustrated here in HOMEBIRD 1986 – 1996 with a playlist including The Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Prince, Malcolm McLaren, Nirvana, SNAP, Mariah Carey, Paul Simon, Massive Attack, D*Note, Galliano, Jamiroquai, Sounds of Blackness.
DJ Paulette – Homebird: Edits 03 has a musical heart. This is part one of a six part series that you will find at the centre of the maze. It is live on Spotify as of today and will continue to live when the exhibition is finished. Maybe you will hear something you recognise? Maybe it will spur a memory? Each playlist has been date checked, so historically everything should be in the right place. Exhibition launches at The Lowry on Saturday September 22 and runs until October 14th.
The Horsemeat Disco Rinse FM Radio Show is 5 this week, so it’s ‘Happy Birthday and congratulations’ to Luke Howard, James Hillard, Jim Stanton and Severino Panzetta. Join them for a marathon 12 hour takeover of Rinse FM and join me there because I’m one of their giddy, excited guests.
Here is my Reform Radio Takeover – June 19th 2018. Cassimm served us all with an impeccable masterclass in ‘how to house and tech us all the eff up’. I bow to him all day and every day. And so will you.
Big love to one of THE original Sheroes The Black Madonna for dropping Massey & Paulette – Sheroes on her most recent BBC Radio 1 Residency show!
Massey and Paulette were on the radio last Friday when one of our Sheroes – and a queen of pure awesomeness – Nemone played our track on 6Music.
Welcome to ‘Sheroes’ the final cut. It’s a huge musical salute & fist bump to all the ‘Sheroes’ mentioned here, an answer back and antidote to the female free zone aka Daft Punk’s ‘Teachers’ and a nod and hug to those that we love but couldn’t quite fit into the final cut! You are all an inspiration.
Chris Massey (Sprechen Records, Electriks) and I (Princess Paulette) have embarked on our collaborative dj alter ego adventure and this is our first foray into sound for Midnight Riot Radio
Here is my April Takeover of Reform Radio featuring the amazing Brett Gould (mixing for SNATCH! Records). Brett – respect for dragging yourself out of your sick bed to deliver the beastly beauty – it’s amped and cranked just the way we like it.
Here’s a little taste of the flip side of our acid house squelch and disco experience. ‘Violins And Things’ is dedicated to a shimmery sunglasses wearing Sebastian Manox, to soaring strings, Meat Free T-Shirts, to Social Services signage and last but not least, all about love for Afield graphic shirtage.
It’s nearly time to introduce our little baby to the world. #Sheroes is a little something (the A-Side, B-side is called ‘Violins and Things’) that I made earlier with Chris Massey (Sprechen Records, Electrik).
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.
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.
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.
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.
2nd FLOOR – Is Manchester turning its back on music? This is the second event in the Floor electronic music talks and discussions panel series. The event starts at 7.00pm sharp at Lock 91, 9 Century Street, Manchester, M3 4QL. Admission is free.
Here is the listen back for the Jonesy and Toby Lawrence show I covered on Gaydio – Friday June 2nd 2017. It bounces beautifully as all new babies do, but then I’m biased because she’s mine.
I’m on airat Gaydio this Friday 2nd of June from 8pm – 10pm (GMT) filling in for Jonesy and Toby Lawrence. Expect the usual big jacking, deep and tech house shenanigans from yours truly.
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.
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!!