Decoded Magazine & friends presents Paul Nolan [UK] & Ashley Casselle [UK]

In our series of Decoded Magazine & Friends, we have invited two incredible UK artists that have released on everything from Global Underground, Balance Music, Chapter 24, Ministry of Sound and more.

The Decoded series so far this year has included Mark Craven [Kiltr Sessions] Luke Chable [Vocalizr] Barbuto [Tronic Records] Robbie Lowe, Andrew Wowk, Zankee Gulati, Matt Guy, Bachelo, Manu Neves, Sequencer, Jamie Grenenger and Rascal join us in our Australian series of events with our good friends at Dragonfruit.

In our wrap up of the winter season in Australia before we head back to Amsterdam and London, we are proud to present Paul Nolan and Ashley Casselle for a night of pure hedonistic Progressive House and Techno.

Paul Nolan – UK

You’ve been listening and dancing to Paul Nolan for many years: you just haven’t realised it. A seasoned operator within practically every aspect of the music industry, Paul has the rare and unique combination of nearly 20 years experience in the scene, paired with a gathering momentum normally reserved for the freshest of newcomers.

Whether as co – founder of taste – making imprint Chapter 24 Records, an audio engineer to legendary electronic artists, or his work in Artist Development, Paul has spent the last decade leaving his mark on the dance music landscape whilst working stealthily behind the scenes in studios worldwide. Working across a number of diverse genres, Paul is proving he’s as comfortable producing brooding, downtempo, cinematic cuts as he is for the emotive, intelligent, musically driven house and techno for which both he and Chapter 24 Records have become synonymous with.

Paul’s engineering, production, mixing and mastering skills have found homes on electronic music’s most respected platforms, including Bedrock and Kompakt to name but two. A skilled collaborator in both live and studio environments, Paul has worked with artists as diverse as Arthur Baker, The Martinez Brothers, JunkieXL, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation and Darren Emerson.

Most recently, Paul brought his expertise as an engineer, sound designer and programmer for Sasha’s critically and commercially acclaimed Late Night Tales album ‘Scene Delete’. Musically, Paul’s influences stem from the avant garde of film and electronic music – those unafraid to push the boundaries of what’s possible whilst still delivering the emotional, physical and spiritual payoff on the dance floor. The DNA of Sasha, John Digweed, Trentemoller, Jon Hopkins, Burial, Cliff Martinez and UNKLE can be heard in every fibre of Paul’s productions and DJ sets.

With a tour diary taking in shows in his newfound home of Los Angeles, London, and Asia before the end of 2018, a label awarded ‘Breakthrough Label Of The Year’ from Beatport, and new productions, collaborations and remixes incoming, Paul Nolan is moving rapidly from out of the shadows, and onto dance music’s front line.

Ashley Casselle – UK

Back in 2001 we can remember buying a Mixmag with a free covermount CD mixed by Timo Maas. The opening track on that mix was Ashtrax’s ‘Helsinki’, a glorious lush electronica track which was uplifting and cosmic in equal doses: it really encapsulated exactly what people loved about forward thinking dance music.

Forward to now, and Ashley Casselle (formerly one half of Ashtrax) is always making the sort of music which can make you dance and think at the same time.

His recent output shines with a nod to the grand masters of Chicago House Music mixed with an ambience and atmosphere uniquely his own. This Summer a new track emerged and was introduced to the world on John Digweed’s Transitions Show, ‘Dayrise Stardust’, featuring the voice of Nat King Cole, is perhaps a defining moment on this mix. Andrew Weatherall, Guido Schneider & Darius Syrosian have adorned their own podcasts, club sets and radio mixes with his new tracks, many of of which will see a release on the new Dayrise Enterprise label he’s set up now.

Casselle (as he’s often known now) is a real veteran of the scene, and since the Noughties the producer/DJ has played at the world’s most prestigious venues including Space in Ibiza, Giant in LA and Womb in Japan; toured the USA and Russia extensively; played on stellar lineups at the world’s best events; had his own room at Bedrock, played at premium UK Summer events such as The Social Festival in Kent and made it into the ever controversial DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJ poll. He’s even had his photograph in the National Portrait Gallery as part of a ‘DJ coffee table book’.

Supporting them on the night will be Decoded Magazine’s very own Editor – Damion Pell and local stalwart Batchelo. Tickets are limited on the night for this rare event of pure underground electronic music

For more information, including tickets, head to the event page


Damion Pell
About the Author

Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.