From Flesh to Heaven and back with a singular Manchester DJ.
DJ Paulette's dance music resume is startlingly deep. While studying in university and working as a TV presenter in Manchester, she landed a residency at the legendary Hacienda gay party Flesh, where she learned to DJ "on the job," as she says. After regularly DJing around other northern cities like Leeds, Sheffield and Nottingham in the early '90s, she was eventually called down to Heaven in London and ultimately ended up with Ministry Of Sound, working both in London, Ibiza and around the world as a resident in their international touring crew. An Essential Mix, a host of residencies at clubs like Cocoon, Pikes and Mix Club, compilation credits for Nervous and Privilege, and decades worth of radio shows flesh out a multifaceted career that's given her a unique perspective on dance music.
In conversation with Martha Pazienti-Caidan, we get a first-hand look at Paulette's time behind the decks at Flesh, the story behind a nine-hour jet lagged DJ set in Montreal and her advice for young women aspiring to build a career on radio and in the booth.
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