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Seb Fontaine & Tall Paul
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Tall Paul, is one of the stalwarts of the UK music scene, rocking dancefloors across the globe for nearly 30 years. He started DJing as a teenager, spinning vinyl for private parties at his family’s venue, the legendary club, Turnmills. As the popularity of House music grew, Paul was at the forefront of London’s renowned pirate radio station scene, with shows on the infamous Touchdown FM & Sunrise FM. After securing a residency at notorious all-nighter Trade in 1990, Tall Paul soon found himself in demand across the UK, playing at all the big clubs that made UK clubbing history. From The Gardening Club, to Cream, Golden, Gatecrasher, Gods Kitchen, Clockwork Orange, Malibu Stacey’s, Ministry of Sound, The Gallery, Tall Trees, Colours, the list is endless. From this launch pad, Paul’s popularity grew exponentially and saw him become a fully paid up member of the global DJ tribe, playing to audiences across the U.S., Ibiza, Canada, Japan, South America, Asia, India, Dubai, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and of course, all over Europe. Not content with DJing alone, Paul found himself in the studio – doing re-edits and released his first track, ‘Love Rush’ in 1992. This changed everything, the Trade anthem led him to work with Red Jerry, head honcho of Hooj Choons, making the dance classic ‘Rock da House’ – which was re-released on VC: Recordings in 1997, reaching No. 11 in the UK charts. Paul then went on to produce numerous Top 20 hits including his highest entry to date, Camisra ‘Let Me Show You’, entering the chart at No. 5. Seb Fontaine became one of England's favorite DJs after affiliating himself with Radio 1 and the Global Underground series of DJ mix albums. Of course, he also built up his mammoth following with countless DJing gigs throughout the '90s, including residencies at many of England's top clubs such as Cream and Ministry of Sound. Fontaine changed his style over the years, beginning in the late '80s with rare groove and transitioning toward progressive house as the '90s came to a close. His series of Prototype mixes for the Global Underground series documented his progressive house phase and are typical of what he'd spin at a club. Conversely, his Radio 1 shows documented his taste for more popular and cutting-edge tracks that aren't necessarily in line with his normal mixes.
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