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WHISKY MIXD

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After playing in countless metal, rock, roots, blues and hip hop bands throughout his youth, it was at the turn of the century, Whisky Mixd (Paul) switched his focus musical craft of 12 years from the guitar over to the 1s and 2s. It was bearing witness to a Fatboy Slim live set at Sydney’s UNSW – Roundhouse where he discovered the art of fusing acapellas, guitar and brass arrangements from pop/rock bands of the 80s and 90s with electronic hip-hop, funk, house music and break-beat bass lines and drum loops which at the same time was beginning to drive a healthy dance music culture in Australia.

It was not long after Paul started applying his own blend of party hip hop, funky grooving house and breaks to bars and clubs across Sydney including The Basement, Le Panic, Candy’s Apartment, Soho/YU, The Metro and various other festivals both locally and regionally.

In 2006, Paul decided to expand on his well established Sydney bar circuit and apply his trade in the musical melting pot of London, UK. It was there he played and ran his own club night Platform 12 where playing with electronic music heroes such as Plump Djs, The Nextmen, Stanton Warriors, Annie Mac, D. Ramirez, A-Skillz & Krafty Kuts, Roots Manuva, Mystro became a weekly event. This also bars such as the old queens head, the White House, and clubs such as the Quay, the cross, Canvas and Fabric.

After 5 years of tearing it up in Europe with highlights including playing the Snowbombing festival in Mayerhoffen, Austria and Amnesia in Ibiza, Paul decided it was time to bring it back home to Sydney. This was an exciting time for Paul seeing the small bars licenses relaxed establishing residencies at Play Bar, The Golden Sheaf, Paddington Inn, The Winery, The Morrison. In 2012 Paul fulfilled a life long dream of playing in NYC with gigs at both Soho House NYC and the Catalpa festival in NYC, sharing the bill with the likes of The Black Keys, Snoop Dogg, A$AP Rocky and warming up for Chicago House legend Felix Da Housecat.

In 2015, Paul has continued with his residencies in Sydney but decided it was time to get amongst Melbourne’s ever growing vibrant night life, blending his Deep Grooving House vibes with his hip hop, funk and Soul flava, establishing monthly residencies including venues such as The Carlton Club, The Mill House and Two Wrongs.