One of the greatest pleasures for me has always been sharing music that I love with others. I managed to do this by initially hosting small parties and later DJing around the globe.
I have also hosted a few radio shows over the years which is a great way to
reach a much wider audience.
Girls FM 106.8
I was given the opportunity to play on GirlsFm in 1996 which at the time was London's biggest pirate radio station. The studio was in a tower block in South London and I remember turning up with my records in a plastic bag as we weren't allowed record boxes or bags as we didn't want the neighbors to know what was going on! It was a shambolic studio run but was an immensely popular station and had a huge influence on the house music scene in central London and the suburbs.
Other DJ's included Huckleberry Finn, Kenny Hawkes, Luke Solomon
Ministry of Sound Radio / Defected in the House
After Ministry of Sound installed a radio studio in the office adjacent to the club I was offered the chance to present the weekly Defected in The House show on rotation with Alan Thompson.
The show was professionally produced and was my first opportunity to broadcast a high quality show with guest DJ's, interviews and more.
At the FourFour front
After Defected pulled the plus on their show I was asked to stay on with Ministry radio with my own weekly show. At the FourFour front was a two hour show featuring all the latest tracks that my our company (FourFour Promotions) was working on at the time as well as the favourite tracks I was featuring in my DJ sets. The show was also sometimes hosted by Joel Chapman who would cover for me and eventually took over the show.
Later on I recorded the show at my home studio and broadcast the mixes exclusively via my website Paul-Farris.com
I was invited to perform guest mix on several shows over the years. Some were live some were pre-recorded and some I still have copies of on cassette or DAT so I'll upload them as I find them.
Paul Farris live on Danny Rampling LGDP BBC Radio1 18 Nov 2000 by paulfarris
Paul Farris live on Bobby & Steve show, Kiss FM (London) by paulfarris
Paul Farris - FourFour show live Ministry of Sound radio 20.12.04 (hour1) by paulfarris
Radio 1 - Danny Rampling LGDP show (broadcast 18th Nov 2000)
Kiss FM - Bobbi & Steve
Station One Italy
1Xtra FM (BBC) (Aaron Ross show)
Radio 1 - Dream Teem show