Ahead of her Trade debut, DJ Paulette selects the best house records currently lighting up our dancefloors
Words: DJ Paulette | Photos: Lee Baxter
24 February 2023
Since her seismic residency at
Haçienda’s Flesh, DJ Paulette has been delighting crowds at some of the most prestigious clubs and best parties in the world for the past three decades. Nowadays, she’s a regular fixture at Parklife, Bluedot, Manchester International Festival, Glitterbox, Printworks, We Out Here and Homoelectric — as well as shows at the Royal Albert Hall, The National Theatre, HE. SHE. THEY and Hidden.
Renowned for her instinctive ability to flip a room, DJ Paulette’s remarkable career as a DJ, radio broadcaster and producer has seen her relocate to London, Paris and Ibiza to take up residencies at clubs such as
Cocoon, Queen Club, Mix Club, Pikes and Ibiza Rocks, as well as take on the role of guest presenter for BBC 6 Music and helming her monthly show on the ARIAS-winning, Reform Radio.
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DJ Paulette is set to make
her debut at Trade this weekend alongside headliners Nicole Moudaber and Eats Everything playing a special Trade set on Saturday February 25th 2023 at Egg LDN. To celebrate, Paulette has compiled 10 of the best house records currently lighting up our dancefloors — from Hot Creations’ rave sirens to whompy helicopters from James Hype.
VIDEO Floorplan ‘We Give Thee Honour’ (Classic Music Company)
Robert Hood and Lyric Hood destroy the dancefloor with this uplifting gospel piano house treat.
VIDEO Cookie Watkins ‘Attracted To You (Eats Rebeef version)’
This is an old school sounding, vocal house stormer with intense production manipulation from the uber-talented mind of Eats Everything.
VIDEO Daniel Steinberg ‘Homewrecker’ (DFTD)
A raw, stripped back certified banger with a saucy vocal.
VIDEO CLS & Riva Star ‘This Is The Sound’ (Hot Creations)
This is the sound of house music, with a dollop of rave sirens on top.
VIDEO Joyce Muniz ‘Arrivederci Bella’ (Joyce Muniz Music)
Sexy deep tech with Brazilian lyrical appeal.
VIDEO Juliet Sikora ‘Reflection’
Dark, jacking house with a deep, spoken vocal – one for the late night speaker huggers.
VIDEO Kristin Velvet ‘Perfect Division’ (Nothing Else Matters)
This is a tub thumping, percussive tech house treat with twisted synths for added effect.
VIDEO Brotherhood ‘Footwork’ (Cuff)
A deep, percolating homage to dance. Even in NY or even in LA they love to do their footwork every single day.
VIDEO Biscits ‘House All The Time’
Solid 4×4 houser from Southampton’s finest that is destined to tear up the festivals.
VIDEO James Hype ‘Helicopter’
There’s something about the whompy sound of helicopter blades that just gets me…
Tickets to Trade presents – Nicole Moudaber, Eats Everything (Trade Set), DJ Paulette, Andy Farley, BK are still available, get yours here.