DJ Paulette releases a book retracing his 30-year career in electronic music – News
Welcome to the club: the life and lessons of a black woman, DJ Paulette’s first book, will be released next year.
Part autobiography, part rallying cry, welcome to the club is a joyous celebration of the recording industry, as well as an attempt to pay homage to the often overlooked women who rock it.
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welcome to the club will chronicle the “straightforward story” of Paulette’s 30-year music career, including her struggles against misogyny, racism and classism in the music industry.
The book’s goal is to confront these difficult facts, spark conversation, leave a legacy that others can learn from, and promote a brighter, more inclusive future.
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DJ Paulette said: “I tell my story with authenticity and humor, bringing together a stellar array of icons, guardians and fierce future forces from the electronic music industry who have joined me on this fantastic journey to put the broader underlying issues in perspective. It is an epic and inspiring journey that I am delighted to share with the world. “
Tom Dark, editor of the book, said: “I am delighted to publish Paulette’s book. It’s a real passion project for her, and a chance to pass her learnings on to the next generation of powerful creative women. “
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The book also includes contributions from Gilles Peterson, Jamz Supernova, Dave Haslam, Norman Jay and Mximag’s Jaguar DJ of the Year.
Paulette’s career spans two decades and three nations, from the Hacienda to Homoelectric.
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She has performed globally, been a resident of some of the world’s most prominent clubs, and has collaborated with a number of well-known DJs.
welcome to the club is currently scheduled for publication in 2023 by Manchester University Press.
Aneesa Ahmed is Mixmag’s digital intern, follow her on Twitter