Paul is resident DJ and co-owner of Blend, one of the most successful house nights in the Midlands, which ran for several years in Derby. This gave him the opportunity to play alongside the likes of Pete Tong, Danny Rampling, Yousef, X-Press 2, Justin Robertson and Terry Francis. By 2010 he was playing regularly at Gatecrasher in Nottingham supporting Faithless, Roger Sanchez and Eric Prydz, while he gained international experience with trips to Ibiza, Greece, Tenerife, Poland, Dubai, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. There were also regular guest mixes on Galaxy FM.
Highlights of 2012 include an extended set before Sasha at Gatecrasher for which Paul received a personal note of appreciation from Sasha himself, and his London debut with the Gallery at the Ministry of Sound. Paul is renowned for his technical skills on three decks, but also for his musical programming and dedication to searching out the finest music, which he delivers in an exhilarating style.
The last four years have seen Paul develop his studio skills and since 2009 he has released a steady series of tracks, which have gained ever-increasing support. Labels include MNL, Spinnin’ Records, Progrezo Records, Dusted Breaks, Pony Play, USB Digital, Hollister Records and MK837, while Paul’s remix of D-Ream’s ‘I’ll Be Your Dog’ came in for particular attention. Major DJ support has come from Sasha, James Lavelle, Hernan Cattaneo, Jody Weisernoff, Nick Warren, Paul van Dyk, Plump DJs, Dave Seaman, Groove Armada’s Tom Findlay, UNKLE, Pablo, Fergie, Elite Force, Alex Dolby, Jim Rivers and Rocky from X-Press 2, while Gallery resident Gavyn Mytchel has regularly played Paul’s music on Ministry of Sound Radio. Excellent reviews have appeared in Mixmag, DJ mag and IDJ magazines, and Paul was the winner of the Raw Talent mix competition in IDJ.
2011 has seen Paul really get into his stride in the studio and develop a sound distinctively his own. This can be best heard in his remixes of UNKLE tracks, ‘The Dog is Black’ and ‘Heaven’, with both vocal and dub versions. It’s this sound that came to the attention of Tim Sheridan and led to the release of ‘Tozer’/‘Witchcraft’ on Veryverywrongindeed to substantial DJ support. The word was out and ‘Quivver’ soon followed by Bloc Beatz Records. Oliver Lang has also snapped up ‘Silent Steps’ and ‘Beehive Beats’, forthcoming on his Dojo Music imprint, which reflect the house side of Paul’s music.
DJ Paul Lyman
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