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.
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.
You will be able to check out my favourite album by a female artist in the new @ClassicAlbumSundays book #classicalbumsbywomen – available in all good book stores, online outlets and through Urban Outfitters from October. I won’t tell you which album I have chosen – a girl has got to have some mystery right? … but I can tell you that I have had a sneak preview of my pages and I know that you will love it.
A funny thing happened on my way through Deansgate the other week. I met up with the legendary Clint Boon for a natter about life, the world and the music universe for the prestigious Humans Of XS Manchester podcast. It went live today – Monday September 2nd, 2019 from 12 noon and can be found on @itunes @spotify and @acaststories
I spoke to Resident Advisor’s rapier sharp interviewer Martha Pazienti Caidan about life, the world, the universe, dj’ing, the music industry, equality, diversity and talking to slugs. It’s a 90 minute listen that you can download and listen to on Itunes and add to your Spotify collection too. I can’t tell a lie, this is very much a dj #goals #bucketlist moment for me. #proud #gratitude – and huge thanks to Mark, Martha and all at Resident Advisor for making me feel so welcome on the day.
Last week and last playlist from #Homebird at The Lowry via Spotify – it’s 2016 – The Next Decade. There’s music that I love that has nothing to do with house or techno. And then there’s house and techno… and the future? Who knows. Homebird has flown the coop.
HOMEBIRD: 2006 – 2016 is about the time when I debuted fully in Paris – I had started a weekly residency at Mix Club in October 2005 so by 2006, every Friday and some Saturdays Paris was mine. My residency at Queen Club started in 2010. I eventually resigned from Queen Club and Radio FG and moved to Ibiza in March 2013. By 2014 I was had a weekly mix show on Virgin Radio in France – I played a 30%/70% mix of playlist and free choice so yes to Disclosure and yes to Rudimental and yes to Dennis Ferrer and yes to Duke Dumont and yes to Sam Smith and yes to London Grammar. Ibiza was about Eden, Privilege, Space, Pacha, Ibiza Rocks and Pikes.
My love of soaring, spiritual voices, crisp production and great song writing is beautifully illustrated here in HOMEBIRD 1986 – 1996 with a playlist including The Pet Shop Boys, Art of Noise, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Prince, Malcolm McLaren, Nirvana, SNAP, Mariah Carey, Paul Simon, Massive Attack, D*Note, Galliano, Jamiroquai, Sounds of Blackness.
DJ Paulette – Homebird: Edits 03 has a musical heart. This is part one of a six part series that you will find at the centre of the maze. It is live on Spotify as of today and will continue to live when the exhibition is finished. Maybe you will hear something you recognise? Maybe it will spur a memory? Each playlist has been date checked, so historically everything should be in the right place. Exhibition launches at The Lowry on Saturday September 22 and runs until October 14th.
If my selection of actual, tried and tested, ‘wake up guaranteed’ alarm calls doesn’t make you leap out of bed, into the shower, leap out of the shower, into your clothes whilst dancing around your bedroom in your knickers and lip-synching into your hairbrush then you need defibrillating now. For real. These are the best wake up tunes ever. I know. I use them every week.”