Things are heating up in my book corner… I am excited to present the cover to my upcoming book ‘WELCOME TO THE CLUB’. Published by Manchester University Press and in stores in January 2024 it is available for pre-order now via my linktree.
Busy festival weekend again with sets at Brighton Pride in the Fabuloso tent and Wilderness Festival alongside Kerri Chandler. See you on the dancefloor.
It’s a rainy weekend for festivals but I’m representing hard for Manchester. Catch me this weekend at MIF, Beatherder and Glitterbox at Hi Ibiza.
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.
Welcome to Accaliberation a two-hour celebration of the beauty of vocals, lyrics and songs. This month I’m in a Virgo and Libran mood, celebrating the birthdays of Gary Bartz, Archie Bell, Dee Dee Sharp-Gamble, Marlena Shaw and Taana Gardner. Dive in, the water here is lovely.
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.
If you were there, this is what you heard and saw and if you weren’t this is what you missed. Mighty Hoopla AfterParty at Electric Brixton – you were the most.
Massive thanks to Sekeenat Karim Lissi Simpson and HOME Mcr for this beautiful film ‘Black Creatives: In Conversation’ in celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth2021 – short watch 15 minutes. Subscribe to Home’s channel on YouTube. Trigger warning – discusses trauma and sexual assault.
True House Stories Episode 054 was broadcast Wednesday August 4th with ‘a truly fabulous female DJ from the UK’. Guess who that guest is?
Wednesday August 4th you can catch me in session with house music royalty as I am being interviewed by Lenny Fontana for his online show True House Stories. Episode 54 will be on air from 7pm – 9pm (BST)
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.
Sweltering in the current heat, I remembered Spike Lee’s ‘Do The Right Thing’ and thought ‘why not share some of my favourite black music from movie soundtracks for my show on Worldwide FM?’. So this is what I’ve done.
For July’s second Reform Radio Takeover (yes to those five week months) – my guest mix controls were blessed by Henriquez – one of the residents for the mighty Mancunians – Zutekh. It’s a beautifully eclectic mix which is deep, techy and electronic and I am sure you will show him plenty of love with the listens!
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 22.214.171.124 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.
In celebration of the Divine Feminine and for International Women’s Month version 126.96.36.199. I’ve crossed the Atlantic landing in NYC for a Zoom audience with all round powerhouse, artist, producer, remixer, dj, fearless activist and cat whisperer LAUREN FLAX. She’s a New Yorker from Detroit and she has a lot of tea to spill.