1. A UK techno DJ aka Paul Souter.
2. An Australian electronica producer musician, born Paul McDermott
1. UK Paul Mac: After following the seemingly amazingly familiar UK path of electro/hip hop/acid house/techno it has now been nearly 21 years since Paul Mac started dj’ing and he has been producing for nearly 14, having recorded for over 50 labels including Sino, Intec, Ingoma, Kb Records Inc and Kanzleramt to name only a few and with nearly 120 release’s to his name its probably fair to call him a veteran of the scene. With his own labels Stimulus Recordings and the newly formed Sula Muse Recordings Paul continues to release all kinds of Techno from dance floor style club bangers to deep emotive material. Paul is now using Ableton for all his sets after over 20 years of playing with records the creative freedom Ableton brings has opened a lot of new doors musically and has reinvigorated his passion for the music. As well as his normal solo performances 2009 will see more performances with; Ben Sims as they finally bring the K.B Productions sound out of the studio and into the clubs, Mark Williams as the now infamous Sou Tai duo one of the more intense Techno performances on the circuit and finally as part of The Essex Rascals with Ben Sims, Tony Anderson and Mark Broom with more old school party influenced sets of Disco, Funk, Hip Hop and whatever else.
2. Australian Paul Mac: is one of the leading figures in Australian electronic music.
He is a conservatorium graduate and a multi ARIA Award winner (Australia’s Grammys) for his work with underground dance pioneers Itch-E & Scratch-E and for his own solo work. He has scored music for films and TV. His remixes of artists like Gorillaz, Silverchair and Powderfinger have also established him as one of this country’s pre-eminent remixers.
In addition to his multiple ARIA awards, some of Paul’s career highlights include Australian Dance Music Awards for “Outstanding Contribution to Dance” and for “Producer Of The Year”. He has received an APRA Award, an MTV Award and been named “Dance Artist Of The Year” three times in Rolling Stone’s Readers Poll. Paul’s acclaimed gold selling debut solo album 3000 FEET HIGH was released in August 2001 by indie label, Eleven: a music company. Recorded in his Blue Mountains studio, the album’s first single sold out its pressing within a week of release. The second single, the gold selling anthem “Just The Thing” (featuring vocals by Peta Morris), was a #1 multi format hit. Paul then formed a band with Silverchair’s Daniel Johns in 2004. Calling themselves The Dissociatives their self titled debut album was one of the most acclaimed releases of that year. The album was also a commercial success yielding two top 40 singles and was certified gold within a week of its release.
In late 2005 Paul released PANIC ROOM, his much anticipated sophomore solo album. The album was written and produced by Paul in his new Sydney inner city home studio. Peta Morris returned to deliver the opening single, “Sunshine Eyes”, once again showcasing Paul’s trademark emotive lyrical punch. The single debuted in the national top 30 and the album’s club tracks, “Panic Room” & “It’s Not Me, It’s You”, both achieved top 10 in the national dance charts.
After recording with his great mates in Silverchair Paul toured the world with the band as guest pianist on their 2007/08 YOUNG MODERN world tour. More recently Paul has been as busy as ever with such varied projects as mixing Mr G’s radio and club smash “Naughty Girl”, hosting the last series of BigPond Music’s “Monday Night Live” and composing the music for much loved comedian Frank Woodley’s theatre production “Possessed”. Paul also composed and produced the wonderfully atmospheric score for the Australian film “Beautiful”.
This year Paul and his long time collaborater, Andy Rantzen, will release the first new Itch-E and Scratch-E album in 15 years. Titled HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING!!! the first taste of the new album came earlier this year when the electro-duo bounced their way across the national Big Day Out Festival sharing their beats to enthusiastic crowds of old and new fans. HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING!!! will be released through Ministry Of Sound in July 2010.
Edited by eleven_music on 26 Apr 2010, 08:13
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