Praised as someone who “embodies all that is good about a new generation of producers” (Dazed & Confused), Paul White has won over fans of left-leaning sounds and interesting hip-hop, including Diplo, Mary Anne Hobbs, Benji B and Gilles Peterson. His 2009 debut album The Strange Dreams of Paul White introduced a hip-hop producer with a deft touch, a quirky sense of humour and a refreshing lack of regard for the conventions of the genre.
There was also something very British about his avoidance of the traditional soul, jazz and funk sample sources of his hip-hop forebears in favour of prog and psychedelic rock, reggae and the abandoned vinyl of English charity shops. Paul’s playfulness and world-class production chops are also evident throughout his Sounds From The Skylight beat tape, which rounded off an impressive 2009. Whilst Paul White’s previous transmissions have come via One-Handed Music, his next full-length project, Paul White & The Purple Brain, was be co-released by both One-Handed and Los Angeles-based Now Again, a sister label of Stones Throw Records (Madlib, Dilla, DOOM etc).