Winner of the DJ Mag Top 100 Lifetime Achievement Award (November 2022)
DJ Paulette is a highly regarded DJ across the UK and Europe, born and raised in (and still resident of) Manchester. Over a 30-year career, she has scaled the heights of dance music fame and hedonism playing disco, house, and techno to huge crowds and in cool underground basements. She is a DJ who is renowned for consistently ‘smashing’ every set she plays. One of two women to have a residency at the Hacienda in its heyday, she went on to have residencies at Heaven and Ministry of Sound, before successful stints in Paris and Ibiza. She has a keen talent for reinvention and replicating excellence. She is known for her monthly radio shows with Gilles Peterson’s Worldwide FM, Reform Radio, and a Global Residency show produced in collaboration with The Radio Department that is syndicated to stations around the world and is a regular DJ guest and presenter stand-in for various shows on BBC 6 Music.
Paulette is also an events and exhibition curator and a regular contributor to radio shows as diverse as Jamz Supernova on 6Music, Radcliffe and Maconie, Afrodeutsche’s ‘The People’s Party’, Amy Lame, Anamatronic’s ‘Dance Devotion’, Eats Everything’s ‘Edible Beats’. She sits on the Regional Committee for the Musicians’ Union and is a Power Up mentor for shesaidso. She is putting the finishing touches to her debut book which is called ‘Welcome To The Club'. It will be published in Autumn 2023 by Manchester University Press.