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.
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.
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.
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.
💥 Proud to launch 💥 @StreamGm #UnitedWeStream #UnitedWeStreamGM tonight with 🎧 @solardomusic, Saturday 🕺🏼 @mrgarethbrooks Sunday🎸@slowreadersclub and Monday 👨🏽🍳@GaryUsher_Chef , all from 7pm. https://t.co/Us9376eYUj @AndyBurnhamGM @Sacha_Lord @GM_Culture pic.twitter.com/AnVK6s1L1y— Mayor Andy Burnham (@MayorofGM) April 3, 2020
A message from Mayor Andy Burnham re: United We Stream (GM) launching tonight 03/04/2020. Too exciting for words.
I am honoured to be in the line up for the inaugural week of UNITED WE STREAM alongside Gareth Brooks, Solardo, comedian Justin Morehouse and poet Tony Walsh amongst others. My vibe? Expect some house, disco and some sleazy tech
It is a rare occasion when the planets align in such a way that a great party, its solid line up and a banging set in a banging room is captured live for diffusion later. Here is the opening of my set from Homoelectric at Hidden, February 8, 2020 just for you.
Homoelectric returns to its spiritual home at Hidden in Manchester for bass buggin spiritual outer space voodoo dancing. Homoelectric is for Homos, Lesbos, Don’t knows and Disko Asbos. Music is life. It’s been a while. I’m so ready to get saucy on that top floor…
Get sober. Stay fresh. Keep moving. Clubs / bars, brands and brewers are getting positively behind non-drinkers here in Manchester. Join us for a free daytime festival at Wilson’s Social The Low & No Festival – Free Entry on Saturday January 25th from midday till 5pm. Then roll with me to The Pen and Pencil from 8pm – 2am for seven hours of disco, funk and soul classics that will remind you what your dancing feet are for.
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Very excited that @dj_paulette1 joins the @homoelectric party on February 8th A true hero with a journey that spans 3decades . There seems to be an explosion of love for her right now that reminds when Greg Wilson reappeared on the scene 16 years ago . Her cult following just grows and like a fine wine I think we are now witnessing her in her prime The people’s DJ 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🧚🏿♂️🧚🏿♂️🧚🏿♂️❤️❤️❤️❤️✊🏻🙏🏽
It’s such a massive boost when someone you love, respect and look up to as a maverick and a game changer says nice things about you. This is what Luke Unabomber had to say that brought the sun out on a very moody day.
After well received events in London, Liverpool, Bristol and Brighton this Summer, Urban Kingdom are holding one final pop-up event to celebrate the first edition of the groundbreaking book ‘Generation W’. Join us at a free entry daytime event in the birthplace of the Suffragette movement, Manchester. I’ll be closing the event with a short QnA.
It’s time to roll up, roll up, dig deep, bed in and get down with your bad sel.ves on Friday August the 9th, as Paulette Does Techno at the cool AF Psychedelic Discotech session at The Carlton Club (Whalley Range).
For the duration of the Manchester International Festival, Albert Square will be transformed into Festival Square, the home of the Festival in the heart of the city. Free live music and DJs, great food and drink, MIF tickets and more – open noon till late daily, 5–21 July, and always absolutely free.
Roll up, roll up, welcome to a free-entry family day of music, science and cosmic culture. Microdot, the official warm-up to this year’s Bluedot in July, which takes place at Hatch on Manchester’s Oxford Road, Saturday 15 June from midday until midnight.
Here is the archive / listen for the first time / listen back / listen again / love all the days upload of my Reform Radio Takeover featuring the beyond awesome Queen of Queens DJ COLLEEN ‘COSMO’ MURPHY. It was originally broadcast live from the Reform Radio studios in the Bonded Warehouse, Manchester on Thursday June 6th, 2019.
People keep asking me where I am playing and when so here is a big old list for you to tick stuff off from. Welcome to your cut out and keep guide to my party diary for the next few months.
The Cause – London’s DIY, Underground dance space – is holding a UK-wide fundraiser in honour of Keith Flint with 100% of ticket sales going to our partner charities, dedicated to improving mental health and preventing male suicide. The first National date is at The White Hotel on 21/03/2019 and I’m playing. Who’s in?
Thanks to Ilovemcr.com for including me in their listing of 22 #Influentialwomen who are putting Manchester on the map. I am honoured and overjoyed to be included.
Here are your set times for this weekend’s festivities at Suffragette City (The Sequel) at The Refuge and La Discotheque at The Boiler Shop in Newcastle. See you on the dance floor.
Shot in the gloriously sunny 30th anniversary of the summer of love 2018, i investigates how women shaped a decade of rave revolution. Huge thanks to Heather Saul, Sarah Howell and the i-Paper for creating, sticking with and running this little masterpiece.
Blimey O Reilly … Crikey!! This is amazing!! The Massey and Paulette Project brought it to the runway and represented perfectly, closing Supernature’s 3rd Birthday at Underdog in Manchester with this bouncing beauty of a set.
Last Wednesday (October 3rd) I took part in the Skiddle Mental Health event that was held at Joshua Brookes. The focus of the discussion was a poll that Skiddle had commissioned, drawing some staggering statistics from a sample of events workers, organisations and promoters regarding the effects their work / jobs have on their mental health.
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.
So it’s finally been revealed – I’ll be playing for La Discotheque in the VIP Colonnade during the Parklife Weekend – June 9th and 10th in Heaton Park.
My friend, Producer Mark Ovenden, posted this about his ground breaking show ‘Loud and Proud’ on his Facebook page a while ago. I am honoured to have been chosen to front this show and thankful for having had the experience of working for Radio One.
Remember, remember the 4th of November – for great music, raving and getting seriously hot. After the fun of August Bank Holiday’s three floor extravaganza, HomoElectric returns for another three floor takeover at Hidden in Manchester.
It’s listen back time! Here is this month’s Reform Radio takeover (broadcast on July 18th) with the amazing Leftwing and Kody at the guest mixer controls and me for the final hour as usual. Enjoy the tunes. Bangers all.
Pride gets all Sunday on your ass with our glorious Handsome Party at Underdog on Sunday 27th of August. Dave Kendrick and Jamie Bull are crowning our right royal affair and I will be spreading the love like diamonds all over the goddamned place. Just like I do in this here mix.
My lovely boss, Dan (Pen and Pencil) is launching a disco club night called Lost In Music at Underdog (New Wakefield Street) here in Manchester, this one of a few in the pipeline and it’s happening on Friday July 28th.
2nd FLOOR – Is Manchester turning its back on music? This is the second event in the Floor electronic music talks and discussions panel series. The event starts at 7.00pm sharp at Lock 91, 9 Century Street, Manchester, M3 4QL. Admission is free.