PAUL HOLDEN
PAUL HOLDEN IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S ALL-TIME MOST SUCCESSFUL,VERSATILE AND POPULAR D.J'S. HE IS A VETERAN OF THE INDUSTRY AND ONE OF THE SINGLE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTORS TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF DANCE MUSIC AND DANCE EVENTS IN AUSTRALIA.HE ALSO HAS THE UNTOUCHED REPUTATION OF BEING AT THE TOP OF THE FIELD THROUGH ALL HIS DIFFERENT MUSICAL PHASES FOR THE WHOLE OF HIS 23 YEARS AS A PROFESSIONAL D.J..

FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS PAUL HAS MAINTAINED THE STATUS OF AUSTRALIA'S No 1 TOURING D.J. PLAYING IN EVERY CITY,MOST COUNTRY TOWNS AND REGIONAL CENTRES,INCLUDING TASMANIA AND NEW ZEALAND AND DOING MORE SHOWS,MORE OFTEN,THAN ANY OTHER AUSTRALIAN D.J. ON AVERAGE PER YEAR. HIS COUNTRY-WIDE PROFILE SEES HIM AVERAGING 60 - 80 GIGS OUTSIDE HIS HOMEBASE OF SYDNEY PER YEAR. HE APPEARS IN SYDNEY, BRISBANE, PERTH, ADELAIDE, MELBOURNE, CAIRNS, TOWNSVILLE, DARWIN, PORT MACQUARIE, NEWCASTLE, SURFERS PARADISE, WOLLONGONG, CANBERRA, COFFS HARBOUR, GOSFORD, TOOWOOMBA, BYRON BAY, PORT DOUGLAS, ORANGE, LISMORE, ARMIDALE, FREMANTLE, BUNBURY, THREDBO, KATOOMBA, MARGARET RIVER, ERINA, TERRIGAL, SUNSHINE COAST, LAKE JINDABYNE, FRASER ISLAND, MAGNETIC ISLAND, BALLINA, Mc CLAREN VALE AND ALSO AUCKLAND (NEW ZEALAND) AND HOBART & LAUNCESTON (TASMANIA).

PAUL'S MAIN MUSICAL STYLINGS ARE HARDHOUSE, NRG AND RAVE, BUT HAVING D.J.'D FOR SO LONG HE ALSO SPECIALISES IN OLD-SKOOL ANTHEMS,HAPPYHARD, AND HAS A MAMMOTH COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL HOUSE (DETROIT, CHICAGO AND NEW YORK), HIP HOUSE, ELECTRO, RAP AND CLUB CLASSICS. PAUL HAS APPEARED AT FAR TOO MANY CLUB, EVENTS, RAVES AND DANCE PARTIES TO MENTION BUT SOME OF THE MORE SIGNIFICANT GIGS INCLUDE :
TWO SYDNEY MARDI GRAS PARTIES (25,000 PATRONS EACH), TWO SLEAZE BALLS (25,000 PATRONS EACH),TWO GATECRASHER TOURS (18,000 TOTAL),BIG DAY OUT 2002 (AUSTRALIA'S SINGLE BIGGEST MUSIC FESTIVAL - 85,000) WHICH FEATURED SUCH ACTS THE PRODIGY, BASEMENT JAXX, NEW ORDER, ETC.
OTHER HARDHOUSE TOURING EVENTS SUCH AS FRANTIC, ADVENTJAH FESTIVAL (12,000), SYSTEM 6 (BRISBANE, ADELAIDE, SYDNEY, PERTH AND HAS PLAYED ALL THE BEST CLUBS IN AUSTRALIA INCLUDING HOME, GAS, ICEBOX (SYDNEY), BUBBLE AND HARD KANDY (MELBOURNE), FAMILY, THE ARENA, THE BEAT (BRISBANE), HEAVEN, CHURCH, RISE, (ADELAIDE), METRO CITY AND METROPOLIS (PERTH) AND MANY MANY MORE. CLUBS COME AND GO BUT PAUL HASN'T.

PAUL HOLDEN HAS WORKED ALONGSIDE SUCH DJ'S / ACTS AS TONY DE VITT, CARL COX, NICK SENTIENCE, GROOVERIDER, CHRIS C, KARIM, THE BRAINBASHERS, SASHA, SLIPMATT, LAURENT GARNIER, SASH!, LISA LASHES, STEVE THOMAS, THE TIDY BOYS, R.R.FIERCE, ULTRASONIC, DE LA SOUL, MARMION, JUNGLE BROTHERS, MOBY, PAUL VAN DYKE, FERGIE, FAITHLESS, EVEN BANANARAMA & DEAD OR ALIVE (!) AND LITERALLY HUNDREDS MORE TOP DANCE ARTISTS / D.J.'S SINCE 1980 WHEN HE STARTED HIS PROFESSION.

PAUL IS ALWAYS DESCRIBED AS HAVING A UNIQUE SOUND - IDENTIFIABLY "PAUL HOLDEN" - ALWAYS UPLIFTING, PUMPY, MELODIC, INFECTIOUS AND HE IS SOMEONE RARE WITH THAT SPECIAL ABILITY TO GENUINELY "READ" A CROWD AND KEEP THEM HAPPY AND HUNGRY FOR MORE.THOUSANDS OF ENGAGEMENTS AND THE FACT THAT INTERSTATE CLUBS, PARTIES AND SPECIAL EVENT PROMOTERS SEE FIT TO BRING PAUL BACK TO THEIR VENUES IS TESTIMONY TO HIS TALENTS, IT SAYS FAR MORE THAN ANY WORDS COULD BE WRITTEN HERE.PAUL EXUDES A SEEMINGLY ENDLESS ENERGY AT HIS PERFORMANCES THAT PUMPS UP THE CROWD LIKE NO OTHER D.J. IN AUSTRALIA.

PAUL IS ALSO AN ACCOMPLISHED PRODUCER, SONGWRITER AND REMIXER. HIS SUCCESSES INCLUDE : " IT FEELS GREAT (TO DEVIATE)" WHICH WENT TO No 3 ON THE U.K. HARDHOUSE CHARTS (OCTOBER 2001) WITH A REMIX BY KARIM AND HIS PREVIOUS RELEASE "HONEY BUZZ" WAS A CLUB HIT IN GERMANY AND WAS INCLUDED ON THE MASSIVE EUROPEAN CD COMPILATION RAVERMEISTER VOLUME 10" WHICH HAS SOLD IN EXCESS OF 160,000 UNITS. HIS LATEST RECORDINGS INCLUDE TWO REMIXES FOR THE NEW SINGLE BY AUSTRALIAN POP STAR SOPHIE MONK FOR WHOM HE HAS DONE BOTH A HARDHOUSE MIX AND A EUROTRANCE POP MIX. HE HAS ALSO COMPLETED FOUR OTHER TRACKS THIS YEAR FOR INTERNATIONAL LABELS DUE FOR RELEASE IN THE END OF 2003.
SIMPLY PUT, PAUL IS ONE OF AUSTRALIA'S FINEST HARDHOUSE / NRG D.J'S, A CAPTIVATING PERFORMER AND ONE OF THE LEADERS IN HIS FIELD, ALWAYS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE AUSTRALIAN CLUB AND PARTY SCENE FOR OVER TWO DECADES AND ONLY GOING FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGHT, A LEGACY THAT IS LIKELY TO BE UNTOUCHED IN AUSTRALIAN DANCEMUSIC HISTORY.