Producer DJ Paul Goodyear is an extraordinary DJ and an international phenomenon that has become a brand name in the industry. He regularly headlines some of the biggest entertainment events in the world. His style encapsulates an incredible range – most recently he combines hypnotic tribal, dynamic disco, electro funk and house to create a signature style all his own. With many artists struggling to stay relevant as musical trends come and go and technology changes the playing field, Paul has shown a remarkable gift for not just staying abreast of these trends, but for contributing to them and shaping them himself.
Originally from Sydney and currently based in San Francisco Paul has been the headlining DJ for many of world’s highest-profile clubs and parties over 25 years. The Bay Area Reporter called Paul Goodyear a “world-renowned mix master.” Dance Music Authority Magazine called him a “Disco dignitary” and Gay News Network labelled him a “DJ Sensation.” Paul has headlined at internationally recognised events including regular appearances at Sydney’s annual GLBT Mardi Gras, where he performs for audiences of up to 24,000. He performed at Euro-Pride in 2008; at the closing party of Nation04 in Singapore, hailed by Time Magazine as a “3 day festival of international proportions”; The prestigious Fire Island Pines Party in 2002; Atlantis Events cruises since 2006; Folsom Street’s Magnitude Party in 2007, 2008 and 2009 and at both the opening and closing ceremonies of the Gay Games held in Sydney in 2002.
Paul held the longest standing Saturday night residency in Australian history by performing from 1999 to 2006 at ARQ nightclub in Sydney. Here, he combined his love of the hi-NRG, circuit and disco styles to create an uplifting journey every Saturday night for 7 years. His infamous DJ sets at ARQ drew such a cult following that clubbers would often be seen in t-shirts bearing the slogans such as “God is a DJ and his name is Paul Goodyear”. It was during this time that he established himself as the master of the marathon set, with many of his solo sets lasting over 14 hours. Simultaneously and since, Paul played at high profile events all over the world, including throughout Australia, London, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, Barcelona, Singapore, Hong Kong, Bali, Mexico, Auckland and Madrid. It is clear when promoters want results, they look to Paul Goodyear as a DJ of choice. Katrina Marton, currently Head of Events at New Mardi Gras has worked with Paul on events for the Gay Games, The Sydney GLBT Mardi Gras and for the City of Sydney. She says “Mardi Gras has used Paul as a headliner on several occasions, including in 2008, which was our 30th anniversary. For an event such as this, we have the choice of practically any DJ in the world – and it is no small testament to his extraordinary talent that we chose Paul. In large part to his fantastic ability to work a crowd of thousands of people into a frenzy with his music, the event was a resounding success.”
Not only is Paul a respected DJ, he is a perfectionist wizard in the studio with his musical catalogue the envy of DJs from Milan to Miami. With 20 years experience and over 250 releases as a remixer, writer and producer. Paul’s credits include remixes for singers such as Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton and Ultra Nate. His world-class reputation, and technical expertise combined with his uncanny ability to capture the personality of a performer on record has lead to Paul remixing and producing for the likes of Tina Cousins, Tina Arena, Love Tattoo, Supanova, Ernest Kohl and countless more musical talents. In addition to founding his own record labels “Ace DJ Remix Service” and “Tomcat Music”, Paul has contributed to BMG records, Universal, Sony Music, Central Station Records, DMC records, Centaur Music, Vapour Recordings, FFRR, Direct Hit, MaxRoxx Music and more. His cover version of Sylvester’s “Take me to Heaven” was picked up by acclaimed TV series Queer as Folk. Recent notable works include Linda Clifford’s “How Long” and Wayne G with Peyton’s “Ur the Best Thing”
His tracks are not only critically acclaimed, but they are commercial smash hits. In 2008 Kristine W’s “The Boss” remixed by Paul reached number 1 on the Billboard Club Play chart. Deborah Cooper’s “Real Love” reached #4 and Taylor Dayne’s “”How Many” hit #8. Demonstrating an ear for pop music, Paul produced the Deep Obsession Album, “Infinity” which scored three #1 hits on the New Zealand pop charts. Paul is also a constant fixture on club buzz charts worldwide. A recent remix of Fierce Angel’s Oxford Hustlers and Katherine Ellis “Love you More” is currently sitting at number 1 on the Gaydar Radio’s “Your choice chart”.
Innovation, in this industry, lies at the soul of the art and there is no greater innovator than Paul Goodyear. He not only entertains audiences, he inspires them. Spend an evening on the master’s dance floor and you will see that he is at once both generous and bold – he makes daring choices, while constantly paying attention to the mood of the crowd and the spirit of the event. You will leave knowing that you have witnessed someone still very much at the top of his game, doing what he loves and sharing this love with you.