Paul Barkworth is a DJ / Producer where old and new generations can connect through his sound. Paul Barkworth’s impeccable electronic production includes brilliant melodies taken from mood and feel of the time that directs emotional engagement through expressionism.
In his teens he discovered the funk, b boy electro and hip hop. It wasn't long before his crew lifted his friends mums kitchen lino from her ongoing renovated house, with a dodgy two hour tape to tape mix and embarked on the city centre’s newly paved town centre for some break dancing and body popping action on your less-informed locals.
His appreciation of the local DJs and the complexities of sound and production that went into the music they were all listening to contributed to Paul Barkworth becoming a DJ.
This kick started an amazing journey to date working and playing with some great brands such as BBC TV, Radio 1 and MTV.
Paul’s journey also took him into programming one of the worlds first super clubs that once was Home, 1 Leicester Square, London.
Programing Home gave Paul a huge boost whilst working alongside Pete Tong, Danny Tenaglia, Fatboy Slim, Danny Rampling and Darren Emerson to name a few which also included Paul being selected for a live broadcast on Radio 1’s essential selection. Following on from that, Paul had long stints co promoting and performing for clubbing brands such as Renaissance, Gatecrasher and Pacha London and New York sharing line ups with the likes Tiesto, Paul Van Dyke, James Zabiela, Above and Beyond and Sandy Rivera.
Paul Barkworth production to date includes an 11 track album with Robin 'Faze Action' Lee for Jay Z’s clothing imprint 'Artful Dodger' to coincide with a fashion show, which was held in New York, alongside several releases on underground labels such as, Midnight Riot and ISM Recordings with remixes for Bonar Bradberry, Ilija Rudman, Odyssey, and Ron Basejam.
Paul’s alter ego outfit Disco Dirtbox also released it’s first solo EP titled “StreetLife”on a new digital label Beat Machine Records on promo which has received some great support from, Horse Meat Disco, Crazy P Soundsystem and DJ Mag Allstars. Street Life is scheduled for full release in January 2014.
Paul Barkworth has been very lucky and his Djing have taken him around the world include New York, North, Marrakech, East and South Africa, Australia, Estonia, Poland, Belarus that includes two pre Olympic parties in Barcelona and Athens. This summer of 2013 Paul spent 2 months in Croatia to which he received great response to his sound where he payed to a total of 56,000 people over the summer whilst hosting a daily beach party with the likes of The C90’s, Disco Bloodbath, DJ Mag Allstars and Horse Meat Disco alongside several live local TV & radio shows. Paul and the events was fully featured in the August edition of DJ Mag international.
Paul Barkworth is a physical DJ who loves playing long sets that keep people dancing all night long that creates that discotheque journey which is important to the growth of his style.
Paul Barkworth quotes “I do love music. Life is senseless without music. We are all made up of it. My whole thing about creating is that when I do, it fills a big hole in my life. Showing off is what I do best and being on the decks allows me to do just that”