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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Everybody down to Park Farm, Compton Verney in Warwickshire! Spend next weekend with us at the Also Festival and enjoy over 50 TED-style talks, our five stages packed with incredible music, comedy and fascinating masterclasses and experience our many bars and restaurants dotted around 50 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland.
I’m on air again tonight 16/06 on Gaydio, filling in for Jonesy and Toby Lawrence. It’s a two hour show and I’m packing the tunes in like it’s a two week holiday. Don’t be a stranger.
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.
Welcome to the Soul Clap Summer Series at XOYO, London. As the Boston-bred duo relocate to London-town for a month, they invite along a string of seminal acts to help soundtrack each party:
For week 2, XOYO regular and Playboy Mansion maestro, Dimitri from Paris is joined by legends Ashely Beedle and Paulette to bring us special 90’s sets and celebrate the return of YoYoYo 90’s Jam to London on Saturday 10th June.
Join us on May Bank Holiday for a specially curated gathering of all things food, drink, music and dancing whch will see the 10,000sq foot Refuge space and outside street evolve over 4 days to house a New York loft style party in the a basement, a proper old pub knees-up, an all-day Saturday courtyard Croatian gathering and a Sunday Balearic soiree reminiscent of the original spirit of the White Isle.
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????
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?
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.
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
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.
The Refuge by Volta are having their soft opening this week (14-22 September to be precise) and will be open fully to the public from September 22nd. Catch me spinning some tunes there as one of the regular djs on rotation alongside a full clip of local heroes including the Deaf Institute’s SNO, Homoelectric’s superstars Will Tramp and Jamie Bull, Jason Boardman and Moonboots.
Dates locked in for the next month are as follows:
September 16th – 9pm – 2am
September 30th – 9pm – 2am
October 21st – 9pm – 2am
Expect my disco, funk, classics set and maybe a little house.
I am SUPER excited to announce that I’ll be performing at Manchester Pride’s #TheBigWeekend in August!
SEE YOU ALL IN MANCHESTER!