The purveyor of house and techno events passed away on Tuesday.
A Scottish expat, Strange first arrived in Australia after a five-year stint working in Ibiza and launched Paul Strange Presents in 2000, a company which went on to host regular large-scale parties all over the city for the best part of two decades.
Artists like Carl Cox, Patrick Topping, Oliver Huntemann, Heidi and Doorly have all appeared at multiple events hosted by Strange. He was also responsible for bringing Space Ibiza parties to Sydney every New Year's Day for ten years. The 2020 edition is still slated to go ahead at The Greenwood Hotel with Patrice Bäumel and Heidi. All profits will go to Strange's daughter and to Mental Health Australia.
The Industry Observer confirmed Strange's death earlier this week, noting an outpouring on social media from industry figures and artists from Australia and around the world.
Truly devastated to hear about the passing of Paul Strange. From glasgow to ibiza to Sydney and beyond, you championed the rave and made good times possible for an unquantifiable amount of folk. Truly going to be deeply missed. Thank for the support and the laughs strangey ♥️— Yousef (@yousefcircus) December 10, 2019
shocked to hear of the passing of Paul Strange today. We just got the news in Fiji & it just rippled through the whole festival like a hurricane, he was one of the good guys & was loved by all. His Parties were some of the best I’ve ever played on. grateful to have known you ❤️— DOORLY (@doorlydj) December 10, 2019
R.I.P. @paul_strange . Thank you for your Contribution to the Sydney scene. Condolences to Family and Friends.— Space Ibiza (@SpaceIbiza) December 11, 2019