Paul was inspired by his older brother to start collecting records. His interest began in collecting house records at the young age of 13 years.
Some 25 years later, this passion remains with him. Paul is a collector at heart, his show “NON-STANDARD” aims to share music collected over the generations.
How long have you been DJing for and how would you describe your sound?
To be honest, I do not see myself as a DJ. I do DJ regularly, my focus is not on it. I collect records because I love music and believe it is worth inspiring others and broadening their horizons. Be it on the blog or on the radio. My sound? Over the last few years, I have developed an absolute enthusiasm for Japanese boogie, city pop and ambient. As much as I love the stuffy and the avant-garde, I always need a rich and funky groove at some point.
How did growing up in Germany influence your music?
Germany is home to a great amount of underground records and the many record shops in the nineties certainly helpedto shape my music taste. Before everything was available everywhere, it was an advantage to grow up in a city like Cologne. In doing so, I also consciously or unconsciously bought many German records. My proper interest in the German electronic avant-garde in the early 80s followed years later.
Who or what are you inspired by?
I am inspired through a lot of mediums today. Be it online radio, great DJs, Diggers on Instagram or the Youtube algorithm. Often it is also travel that expands the musical horizon and inspires me. Sometimes they are friends or current local newcomers, whose sets you listen to. Last but not least: My wife and my little daughter do inspire me regularly, very much on a personal level... ;)
Is there something you try to convey in each mix?
My purpose is not to show off that I am the most wicked record digger, I'm not. But I make sure that a certain groove appears again and again.