"Passionate Promoter, Filmmaker, DJ and Party Don Paulo Chinatown is considered one of Berlin´s best hidden musical secrets..." Exberliner
☮ Paulo is a Filmmaker/Artist with a passion for the Avant Garde, Dancing, and the Underground who has enjoyed a luscious arty bohemian life worldwide since a very early age having been based in London, Milan, Lisbon, New York City, Hong Kong, and the list goes on to in his words he found his lover Berlin. All of this gave him the possibility to always be in contact with the coolest underground artsy club scene Djing and performing in Art Galleries, Avant Garde Fashion Shows, Art Events, Private Sleazy Burning Down The House Parties as well as spinning in Cult Clubs and Venues starting in Chinatown NYC while doing his film studies creating the Chinatown Sound System and throwing the first Love Dancers Union Party at the same time he discovered another music geek in a form of a Radioshow back in 2005 based in NYU´s Beats in Space by Tim Sweeney shortly after finishing his Film Conservatory in NYC he moves back to South East Asia being based across Macau and later Hong Kong having toured himself all over China and flavouring some east asian neighbouring countries moves back to Europe ending up spinning a lot in Sunny Balearic Bohemian Lisbon City while spreading is fired up Dj Sets in Milan´s Plastic Club and getting some dancing contest sets a bit all over Europe from London´s Dalston Space Disco Explorations to Milan´s Art Space Loft 21. Based in Berlin for more then 5years now holding is precious and always increasing 6 thousand plus record collection focused on Slick Jazz Funk, Progressive Obscure Disco, New Beat, EBM, Italo, HI NRG, Wave, Proto House, Krautrock, Ethnic Rhythms, Analogue Library Soundscapes, Seminal Techno, Tropical Balearica mainly ranging from early 70s till nowadays being put to use regularly in his Cosmic Monthly Concept Residencies in Berlin he is the responsible for loads of parties in Berlin from COSMIC PSYCHEDELIA, DRIFTING ON A BALEARIC WAVE, SWEAT LOVE DANCE to BERLINO DEVIANCE in partnership with ITALO DEVIANCE to his amazing art meets clubbing night LOVE DANCERS UNION to his 2011 baby the UNITED STATES OF DISCO born out of the Berlin Underground with DISCODROMO.
He ran and made successful Bohnengold a super cosy Club in Berlin been Resident DJ for 4 years responsible for booking establishing great partnerships with most of Berlin's Top Underground DJs creating a scene sponsored by his alter ego "Well Made In Berlin" focusing on Underground Talent raising a true and loyal fan base which invades follow him around Berlin to listen to his unique and always passionate Music With A Meaning Dj Sets as well as producing extensive Illustration and Collage ArtWork that serves as PosterArt for most of his curated events achieving a outlined spot in the city Underground Cult nights as well as number 1 ranking on Resident Advisor... Optioning to stay a true Underground DJ he always skipped posting mixtapes dj sets or even his hypnotic productions from time to he releases very selected material for only very short amount of time making a name out of word of mouth transported by his own fans and friends which do mix a lot of time he always makes it special consciously following the steps of the ones who till today represent the same inspiration they did years and years ago when the journey started David Mancuso, Nicky Siano, Larry Levan and Ron Hardy other artists he mentions a lot who truly inspired him are Arthur Russell, Alexander Robotnick, Metro Area as well as all of his Berlin DJ friends and producers Daniel Wang, Massimiliano Pagliara and many others like Discodromo, Antoni Maiovvi and the list goes on. A true experienced performer knows how to please audiences without selling it easy.
After breaking apart from the booking and managing he now dedicates his time to his new found baby his Music With A Meaning/Honest Underground Music Studio.
Bio Written by Lucia Lee
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