10 to answer with Paul Thomas

24.12.2012

A returning item on our website will be 10 To Answer. 10 questions to one of our artists. This week we have Paul Thomas, known form him hit single "Motivation" released on Magik Muzik.

1. Who are you and where are you from?
I'm Paul Thomas, I'm resident for Godskitchen and GlobalGathering, and I'm from Birmingham in the UK.

2. Since when are you producing?
I've been releasing music since 2006, when I started working with Funkagenda.

3. What are the tracks people should know you of?
My biggest tracks have been 'Tomorrow' with my good friends Jerome Isma-Ae, and 'Ultraviolet', both on Toolroom Records, but I've also released music on Spinnin, Defected, Doorn, Ultra, and also remixed Deadmau5, Chicane, Basement Jaxx and loads more

4. What hard- and software do you use to produce your music?
I've never used any analog, although I'm about to use a 303 in a track for the first time. I work in Logic Studio using various plug ins such as Sylenth, Massive, Nexus… probably the same as everyone else!

5. What are your musical influences?
Progressive House in general and Global Underground, Sasha & John Digweed in particular influenced me heavily as a DJ in the late 90s and early 00s, which you can also hear in my productions now I think. I love music with layers, something which 'takes you on a journey' (as corny as that sounds) rather than 6 minutes or rather 2 hours of in your face music.

6. Can you tell us something about your first dj gig?
My first ever gig was at a venue called Hush in Birmingham. I played first and absolutely banged it out because I was really excited! In hindsight, I played the set which I'd slate another DJ for if they played the same set before me. It was fun though!

7. What's the coming gig you are really looking forward to and why?
I'm heading to Goa just after Christmas to play at the Sunburn Festival. It's the best festival in Asia, and one of the best in the world. Check it out, www.sunburn.in

8. What can we expect from you in the near future?
I have a new single on Diffused with my friend Andrew Bennett next month, as well as a remix of Southern Sun by Paul Oakenfold on Perfecto. I've also got new music coming out on Funk Farm too

9. Who's the artist you would love to make a track with (dead or alive)?
I'd love to collaborate with Eric Prydz. Everything he touches turns to gold, and he always manages to pull the heart strings with his lead lines and chord structures.

10. Any personal message to the fans?
Thank you for all your support in what has been my best year to date :)

Please check out Paul Thomas his artist page for more information.

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