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.
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.
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.
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 18.104.22.168 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 22.214.171.124. 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.
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.
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.
Congratulations to my friend Jaguar Bingham on launching her new podcast series ‘Utopia Talks’. So honoured and proud to have sat around the virtual table with her, Lauren Flax and Sophia Kearney (Weird and The Wonderful) to discuss the issue of sexual misconduct and abuse in the music industry.
Leeds! I’m coming for your socially distanced, disco chair dancing 💃🏾 🕺 butts. You can catch me spinning some funky tunes at Chow Down UK (Temple Arches) on Saturday 19.09.20 from midday till 4pm.
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We’re live on air on @weoutherefest www.weoutherefestival.com for the first of @stampthewax #talks . Join @dj_paulette1 @djflight @missloujasmine as they discuss the Politics of Joy on the dancefloor. Beautiful start to your viewing / listening day. Welcome to Day 2 of the We Out Here Virtual Festival. . . . . . . #weouthere #weoutherevirtualfestival #worldwidefm #stampthewax #politicsofjoy #loujasmine #djpaulette #djflight #blackwomanpower #blackgirlmagic #blacksisterhood #blackexcellence
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This is your line up for this weekend’s @djmagofficial Top 100 and Alternative Top 100 DJs virtual festival 💃🏾 🕺 where will you be watching from? And who will you be watching? Drop a flag - @ your favourites. I’ll be with you on Sunday in the virtual company of @joycemunizmusic @djdavidpenn @dennisferrerofficial . Big things all over this! Save the date. Crank up the volume. Do not miss. 🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳🥳 🍾 Stream fund raising in aid of @unicef - watch via DJ Mag @youtube @twitch @facebook and also my DJ Paulette Facebook fan page. . . . . . . . #djmag #djmagtop100 #djmagalternativetop100 #sundayvibes #djpaulette #joycemuniz #dennisferrer #davidpenn #djs #music #housemusic #obiwomankinobe #defectedrecords #toolroomrecords #dispersionpr #jamescurd #marshalljefferson #dirtybirdrecords #cuffrecords #africanism
Here is your line up for this Sunday’s (16/08/20) @djmagofficial Top 100 and Alternative Top 100 DJs virtual festival 💃🏾 🕺 I’ll be opening the proceedings on Sunday in spinning in the virtual company of @joycemunizmusic @djdavidpenn @dennisferrerofficial . Big things and love all over this! Save the date. Crank up the volume. Do not miss. 🥰🥰🥰🥳🥳🥳 🍾