Paul King

Hard House | House | Tech House



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Throughout his 25 years as both a producer and DJ, Paul King has been responsible for anthem after anthem and floor filler after floor filler.

From his early releases such as “Elevate” on Jump Wax and “Kick it in” on TDV, right through to the more recent “What ya got” on Vicious and “Turn it up” on Toolbox, Paul’s productions have always been in a league of their own. To say Paul King had his own style just wouldn’t be fitting enough, as Paul created a whole new sound that has now been loved by hard house fans for well over a decade.

It was in the 90’s that Paul first burst onto the scene and was immediately taken under the wing of the late Tony de Vit, who instantly branded Paul “one to watch” for his fresh and innovative productions. With the support of Tony and every other influential Hard House DJ on the circuit, Paul soon became a regular name on the two record labels that were THE labels to be seen on, Tripoli and Tidy Trax. On Tripoli he gave us his F1 productions and on Tidy he delivered his fiercer than fierce Trauma releases… It was under these production names that Paul dominated the scene and became an inspiration to many.

His discography reads like an A to Z hard house bible, with remixes and releases on almost every major hard house dedicated label… these include the already mentioned Tidy, Tripoli, Toolbox and Vicious, along with labels old and new such as Trade, Deprivation, Knuckleheadz, TEC, Short Circuit, Flashpoint and Chug N Bump to name just a few.

His label Electrotek saw him move his style to Electro and Tech House, and was instantly recognised as the new “Paul King Sound”. His remixes of Armand Van Heldans “New York City Beat” and Fedde Le Grande’s “Put Your Hands Up For Detroit” were released on their respective labels to wide acclaim.

On the hard house side, he continued to push his sound further, releasing Trauma Trax 3, Trauma Trax Remixed, and Digital Frontiers. On the 20th anniversary of his first release on TDV, and the 25th anniversary of his DJing career, Paul worked closely with Vicious Circle to release “Odyssey – The complete Paul King collection”, a collection of more than 200 tracks that covered his entire career up to that point.

Then, on the 20th anniversary of his first Trauma release on Tidy, Paul released Trauma XX Part 1. An album of new material, where, once again Paul collaborated with producers and DJs that he admired.

Bringing the story up to date, this year sees the release of Trauma XX Part 2 – the album has 10 DJ friendly tracks and features collaborations with Rob Tissera, Aaron James & Seanie Jackson, Frank Farrell, High Dosage, Eamonn Fevah, Dawn Lee, Craig Jones, Ilogik, James Nardi, Steve Hill and Technikal.


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