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“I’m addicted to music and if I’m not working on a track, I get withdrawal symptoms”, says Numan Paul, whose obsession with creating attention-grabbing music has helped him to emerge as an exciting new prospect, coming onto the dance music scene over the past 12 months. He has been making waves with his distinctive sound, which he describes as “epic trance and electro, that’s progressive and melodic with elements of dubstep, synth pop & indie”. Numan is fast-gaining respect from fellow musicians looking to collaborate, and continues to win admiration from music fans everywhere - being voted top dog in remix competitions on numerous occasions leading to releases and backing from the likes of Concorde Music Group, BasicLUX Records and San Francisco-based Sherlock Tones, making him a definite one to watch.
Numan Paul is naturally non-purist and doesn’t get too preoccupied with sub-genres, due partly to an eclectic mix of influences ranging from Kraftwerk, Orbital and Daft Punk to Duran Duran, Radiohead and System of a Down. “I don’t mind where it fits in as long as it’s good.” This multi-instrumentalist has dedicated most of his life to evolving his sound and can’t remember a time when music wasn’t dominating his existence, dancing even before he could walk. At the age of six, Numan figured out how to over-dub vocals and instruments using an old karaoke machine, putting together his first demo with his brother.
Since then and until 2011, Numan Paul played in a range of bands including lead guitar in a metal band, MC in a live DnB crew and synths in an indie electronica duo. This all added new tools to his creative arsenal and inspired him to get behind the production wheel full-time and showcase his passion with music fans all over the world.
Ultimately, his love for dance and electronic music won out, and over the past year, this talented producer has continued to sharpen up his techniques, whilst building his own studio. Earning immediate praise for his uplifting, epic and powerful creations, comments on Numan’s productions include, “I love it! This is the reason I listen to Electro-House! This is a superb masterpiece!” It was only his third entry that won Numan his first remix contest, and success has just kept on coming including Madison Park’s Sunrise, Zentoy’s I Want You and Anston Bray’s Don’t Look Back – all of which have led to releases.
Numan is currently busy producing collaborative tracks and remixes whilst working on his own brand new original material. Inspired by the current EDM scene, he is working tirelessly to write and produce material that is electrifying and inventive yet still has timeless appeal. “Music is more exciting than ever for electronic musicians like me” – says an enthused Numan – “this is our time!”
This self-confessed music addict has no plans to go into therapy anytime soon and is instead bent on creating stunning music that pushes boundaries and turns heads across the globe. Hold onto your speakers!
Numan Paul also produces, writes & performs with Nu Disco/Indie Dance band Starlight Pharaoh.