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#YOURPARTYPLANNER – OCTOBER FALLS ON FRESH EARS 19-31/10 VIBES

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The leaves are fast falling, the heating is on and everyone is in full duvet – +1, Iplayer / Netflix / Amazon Prime bingernation mode. Yet hark? Who discos there? I hear twigs snap underfoot and a crisp, rustling of fresh dance floors deep in the City Centre forest. Follow the footprints to YES, Underdog and Albert’s Schloss …

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SKIDDLE MENTAL HEALTH PANEL, JOSHUA BROOKES 03/10/2018

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Last Wednesday (October 3rd) I took part in the Skiddle Mental Health event that was held at Joshua Brookes. The focus of the discussion was a poll that Skiddle had commissioned, drawing some staggering statistics from a sample of events workers, organisations and promoters regarding the effects their work / jobs have on their mental health.

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HOMEBIRD : EDIT 03 – THE FINAL FRONT TEARS … MEET & GREET TO THE BEAT

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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 &  I will be there – floating around (and filming a few interviews) and available to answer questions / explain exhibits / have a general chit chat.  #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.

 

HOMEBIRD: 2006 – 2016 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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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.

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HOMEBIRD 1996 – 2006 SPOTIFY PLAYLIST

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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.

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HOMEBIRD 1 : EDITS 03 – 1966 – 1976 (SPOTIFY)

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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.

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#INTERVIEW HOMECOMING – INTERN MAGAZINE AUGUST 2018

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Here’s ‘Homecoming’ a short film supporting my cover feature by Matt T and Intern Magazine in association with Ace and Tate. I talk about music, family, fashion and Manchester. Promoting the launch party at the new Ace and Tate store in Manchester (02/08/2018) and the arrival of the new issue (limited edition run) of Intern magazine. Quick watch. Big heart. Proper read. Loads of love.

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“The first time I went to the Number One in 1991, the main queer club in Manchester, Prince’s “Get Off” was in the charts. I hadn’t been going out as much because I’d just got married and was always in the studio with my husband. When they played that track, something unleashed in me. I was up on the podium and went around the club doing a full Prince routine. It was like I just remembered who I was. The boss saw me and asked me to dance there three nights a week, which I did for few years. I was absolutely ripped back then.” • To call @dj_paulette1 a club culture legend is a great understatement. When Hacienda’s seminal gay night Flesh came about in ‘91, Paulette, a regular, who once pretended to be a journalist to get in for free, got offered a regular five hour dj set for a sweet fee of £30. Only problem is that she’d never touched decks before and had to listen out to pointers from the Sound Engineer, before she worked it out for herself. Her best Flesh memory? “There was sweat down the wall and the floor was a skating rink, covered with bodily fluids. People were swinging up the rafters. It was off the scale hedonism.” • Paulette moved to London in 1994 for her residency at Heaven and a job at Mercury Records, before taking her djing career to Paris and Ibiza. She returned to Manchester three years ago and now, when she’s not gracing the decks of the @rexclub, Glasgow’s Weirdo Warehouse and @Homoelectric, she’s working in radio and community outreach. She says the city’s alternative queer scene isn’t nostalgic, “but looks at the past to create the future. There was a rest period and now it’s come back to itself. What makes the scene special is that it’s not mega branded, or ageist and superficial - it’s for everyone.” • #BRWorldwideDance #BRFleshback #Paulette #Manchester #Hacienda

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#READALLABOUTIT : BOILER ROOM TV INSTASTORY 15/05/2018

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Boiler Room post on Instagram today for #brworldwideDance – thanks to Daniel Newman, Peter J Walsh and Lauren Jo Kelly for the pictures and Anaïs Brémond (Boiler Room) for the words and the feature.

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#NEWWORK – #WRITING – I AM THE ONE

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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.

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#MIXTAPE SPOTIFY PLAYLIST FOR MANCHESTER’S FINEST – EASTER 2018

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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.”

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