…you just haven’t realised it.
A seasoned operator within practically every aspect of the music industry, Paul has the rare and unique combination of nearly 20 years experience in the scene, paired with a gathering momentum normally reserved for the freshest of newcomers.
Whether as co - founder of taste - making imprint Chapter 24 Records, an audio engineer to legendary electronic artists, or his work in Artist Development, Paul has spent the last decade leaving his mark on the dance music landscape whilst working stealthily behind the scenes in studios worldwide.
Working across a number of diverse genres, Paul is proving he’s as comfortable producing brooding, downtempo, cinematic cuts as he is for the emotive, intelligent, musically driven house and techno for which both he and Chapter 24 Records have become synonymous with.
Paul’s engineering, production, mixing and mastering skills have found homes on electronic music’s most respected platforms, including Bedrock and Kompakt to name but two.
A skilled collaborator in both live and studio environments, Paul has worked with artists as diverse as Arthur Baker, The Martinez Brothers, JunkieXL, Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation and Hollywood film composer Jeff Rona.
Paul’s intrepid and fearless attitude to sound design and pushing sonic boundaries led him to work as an engineer, sound designer and programmer for Sasha's critically and commercially acclaimed Late Night Tales album 'Scene Delete’ in 2016.
Musically, Paul’s influences stem from the avant garde of film and electronic music - those unafraid to push the boundaries of what’s possible whilst still delivering the emotional, physical and spiritual payoff on the dance floor. The DNA of Sasha, John Digweed, Trentemoller, Jon Hopkins, Burial, Cliff Martinez and UNKLE can be heard in every fibre of Paul’s productions and DJ sets.
In the last year, Paul has expanded his remit, as a lead voice for the Association For Electronic Music’s Mental Health initiatives, hosting panels at Amsterdam Dance Event & BBC Introducing, and helping change the shape of how electronic music can be presented, in a consultancy role for legendary sound system company, d&b audiotechnik.
Now, Paul is finally stepping out of the shadows - with a successful DJ Tour of Asia & Australia already under his belt, headlining shows in Bali, Sydney & Brisbane, and rubbing shoulders with Progressive luminaries Sebastien Leger and Jeremy Olander in the process.
With a US DJ Tour is planned for early 2019 taking him to a host of cities, and a host of productions and remixes to be released on some of the biggest labels in dance music, Paul Nolan is primed to take his place at the top of the dance music industry.