House music veteran DJ Paulette announces book on his 30-year career in dance music
Manchester house music veteran DJ Paulette has announced a book that will explore his decades-long career in dance music.
Welcome to the Club: The Life and Lessons of a Black Woman will be released via Manchester University Press in 2023, marking the DJ/producer’s first-ever book.
Welcome To The Club will cover his 30-year career as a “straightforward story”, digging into his experiences dealing with misogyny, racism and classism within the music industry – “which sadly still characterize the world of music. dance and the industry in general,” read a press release via The bookstore.
The book was described by its publisher as a “celebratory exploration of the music industry and an attempt to do justice to the often invisible women who make its heart beat”.
Oh yeah so this is the project that occupies my brain 🧠 for 2022 @ManchesterUP @darkeditorial I’m writing a book 📕 🤐😵💫🥰🙃👩🏾🎓🤓#Welcome to the club #blackwomandj #blackexcellence #Reading Club #twitterbooks – thank you in advance to all those on board for the journey. https://t.co/gwSHfYsZ2x
— PAULETTE (@DJPAULETTE) January 10, 2022
“I am delighted to be writing my first book with Manchester University Press,” said DJ Paulette in a press release.
“I tell my story with authenticity and humour, bringing together a stellar array of electronic music industry icons, gatekeepers and fierce future forces who have joined me on this fantastic journey to put into perspective the issues under- wider underlyings. It’s an epic and inspiring journey that I’m thrilled to share with the world.
The book will also include contributions from fellow DJs Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Jamz Supernova, Dave Haslam, Sonique, Smokin Jo and Jaguar.
DJ Paulette was notable for being one of two women to have had a residency at the former Haçienda venue in Manchester. She continued with residencies at Heaven and the Ministry of Sound, before making stints in Paris and Ibiza over the years.