CoopaBlu Paul Ballard Auckland, New Zealand Born a Kiwi but raised in the UK, brought up on a sultry diet of John Peel, Hip Hop, Motown, Dancehall, Ska and Soul. Collecting tunes and spinning since the heady housey days of 1988. Wide taste for all things discerning – from Deep Disco basslines, New Wave, Afrobeat, Electronica, Bass business, Acid Soul and Junglist shenanigans. Now resident in Auckland, New Zealand, long time co-host of the 'Smashey&Nicey' show, Saturdays 4-6pm on BaseFM as well as the occasional spots on GeorgeFM and spins and spots around the country. Celebrate versatility.