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DJ Paul Farris (Defected)

Author: Clea Woods
Friday, October 31, 2003
A self confessed 'soul man', Paul Farris is one the UK's most respected soulful house DJs.

"Embarking early on his music industry career, Paul worked behind the counter at his local record store whilst simultaneously playing and promoting nights, directly out of school. Many years, many clubs and much vinyl later, Paul's extensive music knowledge and retail experience led to the conception of a new record store - in the heart of London's Soho.

In 1995 Uptown Records opened its doors, and with Paul as Manager quickly established itself as one of the leading independent dance music stores in the UK. It was during his time here that Paul - under the guise of Shere Khan, with ATFC - produced 'Jungle Juicy Funk', with its Bootsy Collins vocals and soul & funk influences.

Amongst the ranks of Defected Management, Paul has been a resident DJ with Defected throughout the label's history. Much respected and acknowledged for his never wavering commitment to soulful house, a set from Paul will encompass the most upfront soulful tunes, combined with essential house classics.

Behind the decks, Paul has residencies at Ministry of Sound, Kindergarten Klub, Sounds Heavenly, plus regular guests slots at some of the UK & Europe's best clubs including Garage City, Fabric, Pacha, The Cross, The End, Heaven, Traffic (Coventry), Angel Deelite (Manchester), Cool House (Cardiff), Heritage (Leeds), Cherry Jam (London), Out In The Sticks (Todmorden), The Zap (Brighton), Blend (Derby), Thompson's Garage (Belfast), House Kick (Zurich), D Club (Switzerland), Twisted (Vienna), Import (Warsaw), Night People (London), Independence (London), & Pravda (Switzerland).

On the web, he manages the development of Paul-Farris.Com. With news, reviews, charts, mixes, features and a forum community, the site receives over 2,500 new visitors per week from house music enthusiasts from all corners of the globe.

On the airwaves, Paul's guest slots have been heard on Radio 1 (with Danny Rampling), Radio 1xtra, Galaxy FM with the Slammin Boys, Radio Company (Italy), Station One (Italy), Power FM & Hed Kandi on Jazz FM."

Family Presents
DJ Paul Farris (Defected in the House, UK)
Saturday November 22
52 Albert Road, South Melbourne.
$15 on the door.