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007: Paul Nolan

Updated: Jul 24, 2019

Interview: Paul Nolan on Sasha - 'Scene Delete' (Late Night Tales) & Artist Development

In 2016, Sasha released ‘Scene Delete’ his incredible Late Night Tales album. Part of the team behind the scenes of that majestic piece of work was Liverpool's own, Paul Nolan. During episode 007 of Your Music Industry we sit down with Paul Nolan to explore his world, story and thoughts on artist development.


During this episode we explore 3 main topics;

1 - The world of working with Sasha on his Late Night Tales release, 'Scene Delete'

2 - How artist development is just actually personal development and h

3 - Paul’s approach to a healthy lifestyle including some nuggets on building your 'framework' and morning ritual

“We had a noise complaint from Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac.” - Paul Nolan


A little bit about Paul...


You've been listening and dancing to Paul Nolan for many years: you just haven’t realised it...


Whether as co-founder of tastemaking 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.


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.

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