Pirate radio, Planet E and preconceptions with one of Leeds' finest.
What comes to mind when you see the name Paul Woolford? It's something the man himself often contemplates. He's had more than his fair share of indelible associations after all. Whether it was his ties to Basics and 20:20 Vision in Leeds, his long-standing residency at We Love Sundays in Ibiza or his ubiquitous 2005 club-smash "Erotic Discourse," for better or worse it seems preconceptions abound when it comes to Woolford.
And as RA's Ryan Keeling sat down to talk in Berlin ahead of his gig at Berghain that evening, it was time for him to ruminate over his latest association—that of Carl Craig and his Planet E imprint. After handing Craig a demo back in 2009, Woolford is about release with the legendary Detroit imprint, and has subsequently been asked to join them on tour in celebration of the label's 20th anniversary all over the world, including next month's annual Snowbombing event.
Paul Woolford - Pandemonium - Intimacy
Donna Allen - Serious - 21 Records
Big Daddy Kane - Raw - Cold Chillin'
Run-DMC - Sucker M.C.'s (Krush Groove 1) - Profile
Steve Pointdexter - Computer Madness - Muzique Records
Janet Jackson - When I Think Of You - A&M
Aphrodisiac - Song of the Siren - Nu Groove
Forgemasters - Track with No Name - Warp
Speedy J - De-Orbit - Plus 8
Nightmares on Wax - Dextrous - Warp
Adonis - Acid Poke - Desire Records
Second Phase - Mentasm - R&S
Dan Curtin - Subconscious Awareness - Peacefrog
Murk - Reach for Me - 99 North
Clementine - Cryptic Symphony (Arrival) - Djax-Up Beats
The Orange Project - Musicology - Blue Basique
Wackdaddies - Defectors - Under The Counter
Wackdaddies - Fight the Power - Under The Counter
DJ Sneak - I Dropped My Glowstick (Sneak's Glowing Mix) - Magnetic Recordings
Doc Scott - Here Comes the Drumz (Remix) - Reinforced
Jeff Mills - Man-Like - Tresor
Paul Woolford - Without You - Subliminal
Urbanized - Helpless (I Don't Know What to Do Without You) (The Kenlou Mix) - Feel The Rhythm
Tiga - Pleasure from the Bass - Different
Paul Woolford presents Bobby Peru - Erotic Discourse - 2020 Vision
Unknown - Sicko Cell - Swamp 81
DK7 - Life Is Everywhere (Paul Woolford Dub of Death) - Output
Paul Woolford - Out of My Life - Underwater
Paul Woolford - Let It Go (Komonazmuk & Appleblim Remix) - Intimacy
Paul Woolford - Razor Burn - Planet E