In 2023, Manchester-based DJ Paulette will release an autobiographical memoir, Welcome To The Club: The Life And Lessons Of A Black Woman. Interviews with DJs Gilles Peterson, Norman Jay, Jamz Supernova, Dave Haslam, Sonique, Smokin Jo, and Jaguar provide context for her 30-year career.
The upcoming book to be published by Manchester University Press details DJ Paulette’s ultimate love for the industry as experienced by a Black woman.
Her recount includes firsthand accounts of racism, classism and misogyny – issues as prevalent today as 30 years prior. Her intent is to spark conversations around these issues with “authenticity and humor,” she told Resident Advisor.
DJ Paulette’s SoundCloud spans a wide range of styles and tastes, including hip-hop and funk to jacking house and techno. Included are recent contributions to well-known mix series like BBC Radio One, Rinse FM and Dekmantel Selectors.