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.
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.
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.
Happy New Year and Welcome to the first Accaliberation of 2021. Since National Lockdown has been recommissioned for series 3, this month’s story time focuses on the theme of ’Never Alone’. I call on some soulful sages and wise wordsmiths from Soulclap, The Beatles, James Brown, Fame Gospel Choir, Marco Faraone, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Brainstorm, Blaze and many more to channel a message of how we can make our way through this lockdown and the pandemic with dignity, a smile and a sweaty body. It’s a soul, funk, disco, house genre-hopper and tells an isolation story like only music and lyrics can.
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.
I invited the powerhouse Heléna Star (Foundation FM) to do a guest mix and an interview to close out 2020’s isolation shows with a flourish.
Youtube Premiere for new content. Meet Heléna Star – presenter (Foundation FM and DJ). We’re accentuating the positive through the lens of the pandemic. So here it is. HEAR HEAR. the lunch break interlude you need now, full of help, blessings, advice, guidance and lots of laughter.
Keep on moving, don’t turn back the hands of time … Good news! My monthly ACCALIBERATION show continues every fourth Saturday from 9pm – 11pm (BST) on Worldwide FM from November and on into 2021.
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.
Get your diaries out because I’ve got some true jewels in store every fourth Saturday night and through the coming months on my Reform Radio Takeover from October into Spring 2021.
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
I have taken a little break from planning my next DJ PAULETTE PRESENTS ACCALIBERATION show for Worldwide FM to give you a run down of show dates for the coming months. Save the dates and tune in on http://www.worldwidefm.net. I’ve got some belting themes for shows bubbling in my head already.
RSVP to get on the list to Gilles Peterson's Club Unity, which opens its doors to all this Saturday from 2pm.— BBC Radio 6 Music (@BBC6Music) June 6, 2020
Announced so far: DJ Paulette, Channel One Soundsystem, Adrian Sherwood, Neneh Cherry, Steve Davis (@SteveSnooker), @LaurentGarnier... and more! #StayHomeRaveSafe pic.twitter.com/k5Noaf2wPf
In response to the Music Industry’s Black Out Tuesday and Black Lives Matter, Gilles Peterson programme for Stay Home, Rave Safe on 6Music and his Saturday session became CLUB UNITY – a space for reflection, education and celebration through black music. You can listen here for the next 20 days.
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.
Accaliberation is where I let my nosey alter ego explore my obsession with and love of the voice and vocals. May’s theme is ‘Deep House’ – so grab a mic or a hair brush, your song sheet and your favourite patch of home dance floor for two hours of total accaliberation.
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.
Thanks to the magic of technology, our musical life continues virtually unhindered. Last month’s TAKEOVER guests were regulars Black Girl / White Girl: from Tel Aviv to Holland and on the global stage, these girls bring the fire every time. Takeover? We’re going guerilla in a lockdown style. BBBBBBRRRRRRRAAAAPPPP Bro. Stick with us. Keep it locked. Stay safe. Protect the NHS. Save Lives.
It is a massive, massive honour to have been invited to provide a 30 minute Quarantine and Chill mix on a We Out Here festival tip for Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM. Oh and as always – there’s a message in my music. Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save lives. And love one another.
For my last ‘in studio’ show before the World got quarantined I was honoured to welcome the super talented, multi instrumentalist, dj, singer, producer and personification of zen – Pops Roberts to take control of my Reform Radio Takeover and this is how it sounds. Just beautiful. Enjoy. Stay safe. Stay home. Save lives. Stay connected.
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 .
On March 12th I am honoured to welcome Nancy Noise (London) one of the true pioneers of acid and balearic house to the guest slot for International Women’s Day / Week / Month. Starting her career opening for the titan now known as Paul Oakenfold at Future and Spectrum in London and Amnesia in Ibiza. Fast forward to 2020 and you’ll see her headlining May Bank Holiday at The Refuge in Manchester.