Paul Woolford, the UK artist so talented he needs four different alias’ to express his creative pursuits, is returning to Australia this October. Working under the alter-egos Bobby Peru, Special Request, Hip Therapist, and Skip Donohue, he began his love affair with music doing work experience at a record store in his hometown of Leeds in the 90s. His 2006 single release of ‘Erotic Discourse’ became an instant hit, infecting dance floors across the world, and later landed Woolford a residency at ‘We Love Space’ nightclub in Ibiza, Tokyo’s ‘Womb’ and ‘Cocoon’ in Frankfurt.
Honing in on his ability to completely reshape the context of the music that inspires him, his remix work has put him in high demand for artist collaboration, “no one quite knows how to wring every bit of emotion out of wires and cables like Woolford” – IDJ Magazine. Now acting as the founding father of record label ‘Intimacy’, whose releases are being played by the likes of Luciano and Danny Tenaglia, Woolford is returning to Australia, ready to command dance floors with his tantalisingly infectious bass lines, and the expansive talent that has seen him skyrocket to international success.
Paul Michael Woolford has been working tirelessly for over 20 years both in DJ booths globally, and in a myriad of recording studios, to redefine and reinvent all shapes of dance music. He has has applied his touch to over 200 records, including the work of Sam Smith, Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Lana Del Rey & The Weeknd, Disclosure, Wiley, Jamie XX, London Grammar, Underworld, Krystal Klear & Morgan Geist, as well as influencing flocks of other producers to drop their inhibitions and embrace bolder sounds. Woolford has recorded 5 Essential Mixes for BBC Radio 1, released three mix compilations including most recently FabricLive91: Special Request which was a Recommended release by Resident Advisor.
As a DJ he tours relentlessly and held down a 9-year residency at Space on Sundays in Ibiza, as well as a 7-year hometown residency at Back To Basics in Leeds in addition to playing pretty much every respected serious venue of note globally. Woolford sites a combination of the raw energy & diversity of the pirate radio airwaves, a lifetime of collecting records and the enlightenment of his art school days as key influences.
Friday 12th October: Manning Bar, Sydney
Saturday 13th October: Living Room Festival, Melbourne