I join three fabulous humans for this feature that was published in The Guardian Culture on Thursday July 21st, 2022. PDF courtesy of The Guardian with thanks to Nicholas Pritchard.
Welcome to Episode 2 of ‘HEAR HEAR’. Consciously uncoupled from my Reform Radio show, it’s my chance to share the wisdom and joy of some extraordinary people in a lockdown regulated session that is exclusive to my YouTube channel. I am blessed and schooled this month by the inspirational and unfuckwithable Jamz Supernova. She’s a BBC 1Xtra and Selector Radio powerhouse and the brains behind the Future Bounce parties and record label and she brings the fire in some beautiful ways.
Welcome to Voices by Black Bandcamp; a mixed media series of interviews with talented Black artists and music industry members, where we champion the voices of Black people within the global electronic music sphere. Part one of a two part interview.
16 October 2020 I had the good fortune to sit at the table with a BBC 1Xtra presenter par excellence. the incredible Jamz Supernova. I sat in on her ‘Distant Dialogues’ special on the British Council’s ‘Selector Radio’ and this is what it sounded like.
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@djmagofficial celebrates it’s first, new print copy with ‘Dance music Is Black Music’ an issue with a 33 page cover section dedicated to fighting racism within their organisation and throughout the dance music industry and exploring the black experience across the spectrum of the music industry. I am in conversation with @anzieanz and we discuss our personal experiences across the generations. A long, important read written by Lauren Martin. . . . . . . . #djmag #laurenmartin #anz #djpaulette #print #publishing #magazine #racism #antiracism #blm #blacksisters #blacksisterhood #blackbrothersandsisters #blackbrothers #blackwomanmagic #coverfeature #longread #dancemusic #blackmusic
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 have an isolation conversation about our experiences across the generations.
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Here is the second part of my interview for @playitlouder1 . I talk about best / worst gigs, Achilles heel, lockdown, future plans and hopes and wishes. Follow @playitlouder1 for more DJ interviews like this. . . . . . . . #parttwo #djstory #interview #djpaulette #playitlouder #lockdown #bestgig #worstgigever #mywish #livestreams #block9 #unitedwestreamgm
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.
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I don’t really do video interviews at home because I feel weird talking to myself but I said yes to @playitlouder1 (asking nicely generally gets a positive result. I’m a sucker for good manners) Anyway - the questions were cute so here is Part 1. Part 2 to follow. Follow @playitlouder1 for more DJ interviews - last ones I’ve seen were @graemepark and @djtoddterry . . . . . . . #interview #video #djpaulette #igtv #part1 #playitlouder #djinterview #blackwomanpower #blackgirlmagic
A little while ago Play It Louder messaged me on my Instagram account and asked if I would do an interview for their page. Here is part one of a two part post.
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 until it’s right.
On the 28th of April – a friend of mine (Facebook pseudo Candy Mac Crevure) messaged me to say that she had suggested me as a guest on Joachim Garraud’s daily show online. That same day I received an email from Joachim himself to set the date. Here is the result. Interview is 90% in (really rusty / bad) french – no subtitles, but you can still look at the pictures if you don’t understand 😀
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.
A short while ago (which feels like a lifetime now) I met up with the wonderful Cherrelle Redley and her razor sharp team from FREEDA to be interviewed for their gorgeous website. They have created this wonderful interview clip which achieved 13,000 views in two days of posting. I am proud of that.
My #InternationalWomensDay #InternationalWomensWeek Paulette Takeover show on Reform Radio will now be co-hosted #live by the ridiculously talented and mind-blowingly humble dj / producer / So Flute’s MC and multi-instrumentalist Pops Roberts. She’ll be chatting, selecting and mixing live in studio for the top hour of the show #blackwomanmagic #vibeislive #keepitlocal #suffragettecity .
I am red eye, ‘now you see me now you don’t’, round-tripping to London early on Saturday morning (05/10/2019) to appear on the Saturday Live Show on Radio 4. We’re live on air from 9am – 10.30am. Set your alarm.
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.
A funny thing happened on my way through Deansgate the other week. I met up with the legendary Clint Boon for a natter about life, the world and the music universe for the prestigious Humans Of XS Manchester podcast. It went live today – Monday September 2nd, 2019 from 12 noon and can be found on @itunes @spotify and @acaststories
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.
The fifth episode of #CreativeConversations is now LIVE! Lucy Butler had a chat with the dazzling DJ Paulette about her recent event at The Lowry, her community work with Reform Radio & NCS – National Citizen Service The Challenge, and of course her career as a DJ.
If you missed the show (were stuck in traffic / cooking your tea / eating the dog’s homework) when my guest mix went out live on Horsemeat Disco’s Rinse FM takeover on Saturday August 4th, fret not for here it is. All official and all straight from the Rinse FM Soundcloud page.
My Homebird: Edit 03 exhibition just made the cover of The Lowry Contemporary Autumn18 brochure. Thank you to all my contributors – near and far – you know who you are.
On May 1st I took the plunge and swum 100 lengths of a 25 metre pool (thankyou Total Fitness, Whitefield) to raise money for the Guide Dogs Charity as part of their #Swim100 challenge.
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 arrangements to digital?) continuous mix with a bit of chat and all in an unfamiliar studio environment
It’s 2018 – and we’ve already hit the ground running. In this year that celebrates and highlights the centenary of women’s suffrage, I am proud to be featured amongst the 25 STRONG portraits in the ‘Suffragette City’ exhibition that has been curated by media powerhouse and Manchester Digital Music Archive co-founder Alison Surtees and photographed by Elspeth Moore.
Here is a lovely Kamila Rymajdo interview that is online now at http://theskinny.co.uk – it’s about me, of course. And Manchester. And Pride.