It is my greatest honour to receive the DJ Mag Top 100 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. I accepted this award on behalf of Manchester – it’s such a rare occasion when anything like this is awarded North of Watford plus I have a sneaking suspicion that I am the first woman (black woman) to win it which makes it even more special and historic. This is also to prove that you don’t have to be an Instagram influencer with millions of followers to make your mark. If you can make a difference, be fearless and make a difference. This is also for anyone who gets knocked down nine times and stands up ten. I see you. And so do they.
I’m playing an exclusive set at Hatch Manchester alongside @chrismasseymusic and headlined by @hotsince82 – with @neildiablo and @ginabreeze beaming in from a secret special rooftop and the magic of @ee #5g on 19th August. Apply for tickets at ee.co.uk/parallel.
I am proud and honoured to take the opportunity to update your mix supply with downloadable, stellar guest mix from real house music royalty – Fred Everything (Canada). I drop some new tunes as usual for the second part of the show. You know the coup. Feel free to like, subscribe and leave a welcome back comment. Next month’s guest is DJ Heather so if you want to hear that too ..leave a message.
DJ PAULETTE presents TOGETHER is about bringing all the DJs and the Manchester community together – waking up and gently moving out of the lockdown to celebrate as one at our mini festival in the sunshine. There’s food, there’s drink, it’s family AND dog friendly, it’s fully socially distanced fun, it’s enjoying music with real people IN REAL LIFE and best of all – it’s FREE. It’s on from May 31 – August 13, 2021. Read on.
ANTON STEVENS – DIRECTOR OF HIDDEN CLUB (MANCHESTER) is next in my line of men you should know about. He’s a music loving Mancunian born and bred, a Leeds University graduate, a techno dj, an events organiser and promoter, a club director, a blindfold-level nappy changer and a grafter who eats hard work for breakfast. He is the Director of Hidden Club in Manchester aka Anton Fitz (DJ) with a 360 understanding of clubbing from artist to promotion, marketing and events and he gives a deep insight into where his natural affinity to the job comes from and the behind the scenes graft required to take him from being a 13 year old schoolboy handing flyers out for his birthday party to maturing into a keen business man who can keep one of Manchester’s finest underground clubs running like clockwork even during the pandemic.
Welcome to Press Play! – A new concept for Twitch, where DJs share their genre-non conforming knowledge, beats and basslines. It’s a game of 90 minutes that nearly didn’t make it to air thanks to my Anker Hub exploding and my not having a back up (a lesson learned, back up bought and thank you full moon). But after half an hour of nerve wracking, technical jiggery pokery – the lovely (and very patient) Dave Brown Face Timed me – and my WFH set up – right back on air … and for that I owe him a great debt of gratitude. Enjoy.
Next stop on the HEAR HEAR journey around the world for International Women’s month (because a day is nowhere near enough time to show all the women who influence and inspire us some love) is Manchester. In Episode 4 I celebrate the Divine Feminine version 126.96.36.199 with a true Manchester legend, celebrity, singer, Manchester United fan, dog lover and my HEAR HEAR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S MONTH ICON – ROWETTA (MCR, UK). She’s a Proper Mancunian with a heart of gold and I’m honoured to have gained an audience with this absolute Queen.
Welcome to accaliberation, my monthly celebration of the voice in all its guises and glory. This month I’m serving a post-St Valentine’s antidote of r n b, blues and soul, disco and house killer slings and Cupid’s arrows . Music this month comes from the mouths and minds of a genre-hopping roll call which includes Sofia Karlsberg, FKA Twigs, Unkle, Slum Village, Jill Scott, Millie Jackson, Dexter Wansel, Syreeta, Tamiko Jones, Goshawk and Erik Rico, Sunburst Band, Jansons, Conclave and many more.Who needs roses eh? On air Saturday 27th of February from 21.00 – 23.00 GMT. Come through.
Here’s my Christmas-ish (and birthday-ish) show for Accaliberation. I’ve popped some random thoughts about 2020 and my hopes for 2021 into a blender to make a fun, super smoothie. Everyone from The Avalanches, Clarence Carter, J Boogie, Donny Hathaway provide a tangential perspective on my isolation Christmas.
People keep asking me for a link to my set for the @Fac51hacienda #newyearseve2020 #nyepartyofparties Here is the @StreamGm link for the live #part1 from 10.00-18.00. I played from 14.00-15.00 so should be nestling somewhere in the middle. Enjoy.https://t.co/Fg4zM2cyTT— PAULETTE (@DJPAULETTE) January 14, 2021
People keep asking me for a link to my set for the Hacienda NYE 24 Hour House Party #newyearseve2020 #nyepartyofparties Here is the @StreamGm
link for the live with sets from Hewan Clarke, Soul Central, DJ Woody, Tom Wainwright, DJ Paulette, Norman Jay MBE, Greg Wilson and K-Klass. Stream with conscience and please donate what you can afford to #OneGM.
Here’s the stream I recorded at Hidden in Manchester for the Glitterbox: Where Love Lives virtual festival. I closed the show with sequins, signs, dancing and a lot of love.
NYE IRL – Celebrate the end of 2020 and a fresh new year of 2021 IN REAL LIFE and fully socially distanced with us for @escapetofreightisland ‘a NYE REVUE 2020.
Anyone who loves to rave, loves what the rave and raving represents and misses it can enjoy this beautiful, short film by Manchester Metropolitan University’s Dr. Beate Peter.
Look behind you! It’s a Tier 3, tears before bedtime, Quarantine Halloween at the Accaliberation Academy for weird and wonderful vocal tunes this month. Tune in on Worldwide FM this Sunday the 25th of October from 16.00 – 18.00 BST for a sticky icky selection of freakin funky beats, tasty treats and things that go funky boompty bump in the night.
Yes those four weeks have certainly whizzed. Here I am again with another surprising selection of vocal tunes for September’s episode of ‘Accaliberation’ . This months theme is UNDER THE COVERS AND BETWEEN THE SHEETS – it’s all about cover versions, seductive lyrics and love songs. Lock on with me on Sunday September 27th from 16.00 to 18.00 BST on www.worldwidefm.net
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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.
I’m always banging on about how proud I am to be a Manc so it is a massive honour to be able to commit my absolute love and passion for this city and my hometown to film.
Welcome to my interview for ‘The Edit’. It’s all about titanium ceilings, purple sequins and no requests in this podcast with Loreal Blackett. Get into it.
My June Isolation Takeover for Reform Radio jumped to the inimitable sound of Gina Breeze – one of my favourite dj / producers and a super friend too. I’m in for the second half to jack and bounce you all the way to your peak end. Enjoy. And don’t forget to show us some love in the hearts and reposts section or subscribe to my Select for exclusive content.
DJ PAULETTE PRESENTS ACCALIBERATION
NEW MONTHLY RESIDENCY STARTING
SUNDAY MAY 31ST, 2020
FROM 5PM – 7PM (BST)
Join me in song this on Sunday May 31st from 5pm – 7pm. This month’s theme is ‘Deep House’ and I’m encouraging everyone to grab a mic or a hair brush and your favourite patch of home dance floor for two hours of total accaliberation. Hit http://www.worldwidefm.net or tune in via the Worldwide FM app – ‘Listen’. I’ll be waiting.
La Discotheque streamed a HUGE Discothèque into our homes on Saturday 2nd May (14:00-00:00) bringing live sets from Crazy P SoundSystem, Rob da Bank Fleetmac Wood PBR Streetgang lovebirds Red Rack’em DJ Paulette Bad Fun Sharples La Discothèque Performers to the middle of your isolation disco! It was the glitziest, sparkliest affair and this is what the stage looked like when I took over from Rob Da Bank.
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 😀
Welcome to my Livestream for the Glitterbox Virtual Festival 15/05/2020. Just so you don’t think I am completely looney tunes – there’s a few notes on the visual codes / symbols featured in my set up. The full track list is included and please click through to make donations to the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund here: https://defect.click/WHO-COVID19-DONATE
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.
Hacienda House Party-Part II-Live Stream made the BBC News last night. Over a million streams and no-one in the room. I make a little cameo in the clip, created by Hilly MC. Wonderful stuff. #livestream #virtualfestival #thisismcr
Saturday 9th May 2020 sees The Hacienda throw open its distinctively numbered doors for “The Hacienda House Party II” with United We Stream Greater Manchester (GMCA’s fundraising streaming platform). Prepare yourself for another epic twelve hour session, as some of the greatest US DJ legends supply exclusive sets whilst many of The Hacienda’s finest residents play out from our secret lockdown studio straight out of the Greater Manchester region. I am honoured to be one of those residents and will be streaming live from 3pm – 4pm (BST).