Chris Paul

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Velvet Sessions

Chris Paul

The Velvet Sessions is a mix of new and old beautiful sounds, from classic jazz funk and soul to rare grooves, even some drum and bass and house makes the show, Velvet sounds from me to your ears 💜

DJ Chris Paul emerged from the 80’s UK soul circuit. Riding the wave of Brit Funk, he had his first TV performance on solid Soul 1986 with Expansions 86 ft David Joseph.

1987 and the birth of Acid House brought an invitation to run what was to become the legendary Friday nights at Camden Palace.
Orange was to become one of London’s most prolific and successful raves.

1988 Chris toured Germany with Africa Bambaata.

In 1992 with an overflowing 20,000 members, Chris Paul infamously paraded the Orange Raves branding on an unsuspecting BBC’s TOTPs with Isotonik – Different Strokes. Although it was “Everywhere I Go” and “Hasta La Vista” which revelled on the rave scene as classic hardcore anthems.
Orange was bursting at the seams with thirsty ravers and soon expanded into the Rocket, Astoria and Breakfast Club and the almighty Hippodrome.

Signed to FFRR Chris was a part of DNA, Kikman productions and was involved in many other rave anthems as producer or remixer with friends including Hype & Grooverider and working alongside Pete Tong, Oakenfold & Orange headliner Carl Cox.

Having promoted and played at over 700 Orange events Chris found further success in LA landing in Hollywood. He fast took hold of the scene working with Ice -T and forming DnB act “Stolen Identity” he worked the main Hollywood / LA clubs 5 nights a week.

He has a discography as long as a shopping list; labels include EMI and Tommy Boy with current new releases with an authentic Old School hardcore flavour on Kniteforce Records.

Chris woke the Orange lion during lockdown on free Live streams to many of the original members. Orange is set to reenergise the resurgence of our beloved Acid House / rave scene.

This chance return to the UK awarded Chris Paul as resident on Centreforce 88.3 with his weekly “Velvet Sessions” broadcasting live from California and the riotous Orange Takeover shows bringing the very best in old school, hardcore and breakbeats with Grooverider and Ray Keith
With new Isotonik releases coming for 2023. Chris also has house tracks releasing on Clear Notes Records this year with 3 tracks already on the charts and more to come.
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