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blast from the past... with @dj_paulette1 and @normanjaymbe back in 98 on the eve of a short lived but tremendous residency we all held together in the Eve Club on Regent Street... the thought of clubbing in the West End now feels like a bygone age... but this was a Thursday night and having DJ Paulette inside the press room at Phonogram at the time meant we could make good use of her contacts in the photography world.... so here @mrperou came through for us! Paulette was already well established back then as a pioneering DJ from Manchester who I’d managed to convince to come and boost the Talkin Loud soldiers at a time when @ronisizebristol and @louievega / @kdope50 ‘s Nu Yorican Soul @carlcraignet ‘s Innerzone Orchestra and 4 Hero were all unleashing some important works for the label....in reflection this was a golden age and Paulette was certainly a force to be reckoned with behind the decks teaching Norman and I a lesson or 10.... great to see Paulette is still roaming the planet with her box of musical delights and all round goodness... seeing her spinning at @weoutherefest was one of the highlights for me... she’ll be spinning at many of next summer’s festivals - make sure you catch her if you can!
Woke up on Sunday morning to the nicest surprise on Instagram. Thank you Gilles Peterson – I couldn’t have wished for a better start to the day. And massive love to both Gilles and Norman – friends still to this day.