Paul is based in the sleepy surrounds of Frome, Somerset in South West England. For the past 15 years Paul has developed his own Composure Records UK digital imprint and worked as both producer and DJ under various guises (Watchmen, Future Ltd, Flytrap, Beam Strategic).
Paul’s musical journey started in the early 90’s organising Club nights for local DJ’s in and around the Somerset area whilst running the local college Radio station and putting together Leftfield and Chill DJ sets at a variety of local bars. With one eye on producing music Paul learned to write tracks on a basic home studio set-up. Early tracks consisted of putting together breaks sample records routed through guitar FX pedal. With the purchase of an Amiga 500 and then later a Mac LC2, musical experiments continued, inspired by the sounds of New Order, 808 State, Orbital, Aphex Twin and the non stop beats of 80’s street sounds electro tapes. By the mid 90’s Paul was writing and producing progressive dance music with his brother and his DJ sets had evolved into sprawling early chill sets that took on a more progressive style as they developed. Support from local DJ’s and friends spurred the brothers into action sending out their first demo tape to a handful of labels under the Flytrapp guise in 1997. This initial demo provoked labels such as Deconstruction, Fluid, Steel Fish, Limbo and Skinny Malinky to respond. The brothers began recording for Limbo Records as Flytrapp and then later as Beam Strategic for Quad Communications in 2001. As Flytrapp they released 4 tracks, gaining credit and response from world-wide DJ’s including Sasha, Pete Tong, Paul Oakenfold, Dave Seaman, Lee Softley (Blue Amazon) and Nick Warren amongst others. With each of these releases Flytrapp established themselves as an underground production duo at the cutting edge of sound. As Beam Strategic the brothers then released “Encoder/Totality” for Quad Communications, another slice of progressive tech house with beautiful atmospherics. Over the next three years the brothers began working on solo projects with Paul building his studio up and working on his own label “Composure” for future digital output as Watchmen and Future Ltd.
Composure Records UK is now an established digital label with over 70 releases, is supported by many of the world’s established Dj’s and has discovered and worked with many of the scene’s new and developing producers (SQL, Sotela, SoundProcess, Pako Frederik). As an artist, producer and DJ, Paul continues to develop his sound. Current projects include various guest mixes for internet radio shows, a series of his own mixes to be uploaded here and new musical releases on Composure.
His latest offering as Watchmen is out now on Composure and he is currently working on remixes for a variety of artists and labels. An ambient project is also underway examples of which will also be uploaded here.
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