From dance music’s fledgeling beginnings in the UK to the forward thinking future funk down here at the Sundae party, our guest this week has seen it all and more. Paul Farris has put together a fine and storied career over almost quarter of a century, working with some of house music’s finest institutions, so let’s not stand on ceremony, let’s kick it off with a quick run down of his rap sheet so we know what’s in store for us when he comes past our little party this Sundae.
Straight out of high school Paul headed to the local record stores, setting up shop and influencing the tastes of the fashionable young cats that would form the foundation of the dance music sounds we know and love today. Not enough to influence tastes locally, Paul moved across to Defected Records, getting in on the ground floor of a project that would dominate house music globally, and see him bring his talent and experience to the fore, mixing various compilations and working closely with artists such as Sandy Rivera, Mousse T, Shapeshifters, Blaze and more. During this time too he acted as the label’s resident DJ in their club based activities, all the while developing the prospects of smaller labels and artists that would grow to become major names.
Paul’s own abilities behind the decks are highly respected and have seen him take on some infamous sound systems around the world. Ministry of Sound, Turnmills, D Club, Pravda, Pacha and so many more that we can’t fit here. His club sets are highly regard for both innovation and respect to the classics, and his musically knowledge and record collection are something that most DJs can’t even comprehend in the wildest dreams. The guy knows exactly what he’s doing, is what we’re trying to say. And we are so very fortunate that such a great DJ decided to up sticks and move to Brisbane.
Since the big move out here to convict country Paul has been very selective about his club appearances so we feel pretty lucky to be on the list. So don’t miss out when Paul Farris comes past this Sundae to lay it out for us. Chantal and Cool Hand Luke will of course be managing proceedings and setting up the fine Sundae sound of disco, deep house, funk and boogie tunes to get things moving in the right direction. We’ll see you by the riverside.