Paul White

Paul White

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Paul White is an experimental hip-hop and electronic musician. He’s a go-to producer for Danny Brown, and works with Stones Throw rappers Homeboy Sandman and Guilty Simpson. His mesmerising live show includes vocals, percussion, synths, drums and samples. Diplo has said he is White's "biggest fan.”

Biography

Paul White is an experimental hip-hop and electronic musician. He’s a go-to producer for Danny Brown, and works with Stones Throw rappers Homeboy Sandman and Guilty Simpson. His mesmerising live show includes vocals, percussion, synths, drums and samples. Diplo has said he is White's "biggest fan.”

Described as someone who “embodies all that is good about a new generation of producers” by Dazed and Confused and "one of the finest producers in any genre" by the LA Times, Paul White first made his name with 2009’s instrumental opus 'The Strange Dreams of Paul White'. An offbeat hip-hop record, 'The Strange Dreams…' led Diplo to declare himself White’s “biggest fan” and The Independent to label him “a 21st century DJ Shadow”. White has fans in such tastemakers as Mary Anne Hobbs and BBC Radio 1 DJ Benji B, and his 2010 podcast for LA label Stones Throw Records racked up 300,000 downloads in just a few weeks.

'The Strange Dreams of Paul White' showed a crate-digging side to White that was idiosyncratic and whimsical, but he took a more experimental turn for his second full-length, 'Paul White and the Purple Brain' on LA label Now-Again. Using samples drawn from the discography of Swedish psychedelic folk rock guru S.T. Mikael, '...Purple Brain' demonstrated White’s ability to draw inspiration from the unlikeliest of sources, and harness them into a unique personal statement.

White followed '…Purple Brain' with 'Rapping With Paul White', an album that included guests such as Stones Throw rappers Guilty Simpson and Homeboy Sandman, rap superstar Danny Brown, UK hip-hop luminary Jehst, and folk singer Nancy Elizabeth.

His latest EP on One-Handed Music, 'Watch The Ants', solidified his reputation as one of the most innovative producers in hip-hop and beyond. 2011’s 'Rapping…' demonstrated his beats’ easy affinity with rap, and 'Watch The Ants' unites all of those strands with a more expansive and ambitious approach that takes in krautrock, new wave and psych. Brimming with new ideas, 'Watch The Ants' also features an array of surprising instruments such as finger cymbals, conga, and kzink kzink, all of which White plays himself, as well as his own vocals. DJ Magazine described 'Watch the Ants' as "brilliant" and packing "more ideas into a 10-track EP than most people manage to pack into an entire LP", and NME has sung his praises.

In addition to his many releases on One-Handed Music, White has produced for a number of artists. These include five tracks on Danny Brown's new album 'Old' and three tracks on his mixtape 'XXX', in addition to a non-album single whose video has racked up nearly 500,000 views since the end of August. White also produced ‘So Far Away’, the track Pitchfork called “a clear highlight” of Charli XCX’s album 'True Romance'. He has produced an EP for Homeboy Sandman, forthcoming on Stones Throw, is currently working with Jamie Woon, and is writing a solo EP to be released in 2014. He has won praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Fader (for whom he made a mix), XLR8R, CMJ, the LA Times and more.

Discography

Discography:

The Dragon Fly b/w A Silent Cry (One-Handed Music, 2007) - Single
For You And For Me b/w We Want It All (One-Handed Music, 2008) - Single
The Punch Drummer EP (One-Handed Music, 2009) - EP
So Far Away (One-Handed Music, 2009) - Single
One Eye Open EP (One-Handed Music, 2009) - EP
Sounds From The Skylight (One-Handed Music, 2009) - Album
And Nico / Goes To Hollywood (One-Handed Music, 2010) - Single
My Guitar Whales (One-Handed Music, 2010) - Single
Paul White & The Purple Brain (Now-Again Records, One-Handed Music, 2010) - Album
Rapping With Paul White - The Remix EP (One-Handed Music, 2011) - EP
Rapping With Paul White (One-Handed Music, 2011) - Album
Street Lights (One-Handed Music, 2013) - Single
Watch The Ants (One-Handed Music, 2013) - EP

Production:

Danny Brown, Old: 'Side A' (Fool's Gold Records, 2013)
Danny Brown, Old: 'The Return' ft Freddie Gibbs (Fool's Gold Records, 2013)
Danny Brown, Old: 'Wonderbread' (Fool's Gold Records, 2013)
Danny Brown, Old: 'Lonely' (Fool's Gold Records, 2013)
Danny Brown, Old: 'Clean Up' (Fool's Gold Records, 2013)
Charli XCX, True Romance: 'So Far Away' (Asylum / Atlantic, 2013)
Homeboy Sandman, Chimera EP: 'Look Out' (Stones Throw Records, 2012)
Homeboy Sandman, Chimera EP: 'They Can't Hang (Word to the Mother)' (Stones Throw Records, 2012)
Danny Brown, XXX: 'Adderall Admiral' (Fool's Gold Records, 2011)
Danny Brown, XXX: 'Fields' (Fool's Gold Records, 2011)
Danny Brown, XXX: 'Scrap or Die' (Fool's Gold Records, 2011)
Ahu, To: Love: 'To: Love' (One-Handed Music, 2010)

Remixes:

Mux Mool - 'Wolf Tone Symphony' (Ghostly International, 2010)
Natural Self - 'In The Morning' (Tru Thoughts, 2008
Bosco Delrey - 'Evil Lives' (Mad Decent, 2010)
Bombay Bicycle Club - 'Magnet' (Universal / Island, 2009)
Azymuth - 'Que Bom' (Far Out Recordings, 2013)
Tranqill - 'Payroll' (One-Handed Music, 2011), included on Mary Anne Hobbs' Wild Angels compilation
Bullion - 'Rude Effort' (One-Handed Music, 2009)

Significant radio airplay:

Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 1 - 'Sugar Free Airlines' 3 June 2009
Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 1 - 'Alien Nature' 12 May 2009
Huw Stephens - BBC Radio 1 - 'Alien Nature' 4 April 2009
Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 - 'Time Wars' 1 June 2009
Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 - 'City Bright Lights' 25 May 2009
Rob Da Bank - BBC Radio 1 - 'Alien Nature' 25 May 2009
Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 1 - 'We Want It All' 24 September 2008
Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 1 - 'We Want It All' 3 September 2008
Mary Anne Hobbs - BBC Radio 1 - 'For You and For Me' 27 August 2008
Gilles Peterson - BBC Radio 1 - 'The Dragon Fly' 8 November 2007
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 / BBC 1xtra - 'Trust'
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 / BBC 1xtra - 'Lolita' - 13 June 2013
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 / BBC 1xtra - 'Divining Rod' - 20 June 2013
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 / BBC 1xtra - 'Street Lights ft Danny Brown' 20 June 2013
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 / BBC 1xtra - 'Divining Rod' - 27 June 2013
Benji B - BBC Radio 1 - 'Lolita' - 11 July 2013
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'The Dragon Fly' 2 November 2007
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'For You And For Me' 29 September 2008
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'For You And For Me' 22 September 2008
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'My Guitar Whales' - 28 March 2010
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'The Bright Future' - 7 March 2010
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'Floating Free' - 22 June 2009
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'Time Wars' - 22 June 2009
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'Composers Comeback' - 17 April 2009
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'Composers Comeback' - 10 April 2009
Benji B - BBC 1xtra- 'Cheese Special and a Draw' - 14 March 2009
Nick Luscombe - BBC Radio 3 - 'Seagull Conscience' - 27 July 2013
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'The Doldrums' x 2
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'Trust'
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'One of Life's Guilty Pleasures' x 2
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'Rotten Apples'
Huey Morgan - BBC 6Music - The Doldrums
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'Watch The Ants' - 14 June 2013
Tom Ravenscroft - BBC 6Music - 'Watch The Ants' - 5 July 2013
Alexander Nut - Rinse FM - 'Get Your Head Round This ft Trim' - 15 June 2013
Rinse FM 'Get Your Head Round This' ft. Trim added to daytime rotation July/August 2013
The Goods / Scott C - CKUT 90.3 Montreal - 'For You and For Me' 8 September 2008
Anthony Valdez - KCRW Playlist - 'African New Wave'
Innamissions - KUCI FM, California - 'Ancient Treasure' 29 March 2012
Innamissions - KUCI FM, California - 'Punch Drummer' 29 June 2009

Set List

Seagull Conscience

Percussion Track 1 - shaker

Dirty Cats

Minus

Lolita

Samba School

Percussion Track 2 - Djembe

Watch the Ants

More Worlds

Every Land

Danny Brown - ODB (vocoder chorus)