Paul Masterson

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Paul Masterson (born Paul Kevin Masterson)[1] is an Northern Irish DJ and record producer, originally from Belfast and now living in London.

Recording as Amen! UK he had a hi-NRG hit with "Passion", released by Deconstruction Records in 1995,[2] and as Paul Masterson presents Sushi, had another hit with "The Earthshaker" in 2002.[3] He has used various recording aliases since 1995, which are listed below.[4] In The United States, his best known production, The Candy Girls, (which featured a transgendered American lead vocalist, Sweet Pussy Pauline), reached number 7 on Billboard's Dance Club Songs Chart with "Wham Bam" in 1996.

He has also worked with Judge Jules, most notably billed as Hi-Gate.[5]

Production aliases[edit]

  • Amen! UK / Amen!
  • The Candy Girls
  • Celine Diablo
  • Clergy
  • Dorothy
  • Erotixs
  • Hi-Gate
  • Paul Masterson
  • Sleazesisters / Sleaze Sisters
  • Subway
  • Succargo
  • Sushi
  • VPL
  • Wand
  • Working Class Hero
  • Yomanda

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Synth and Strings" (Yomanda) (1999) - UK #8[4]
  • "Sunshine" (Yomanda) (2000) - UK #16[4]
  • "On the Level" (Yomanda) (2000) - UK #37[4]
  • "You're Free" (Yomanda) (2003) - UK #22[4]
  • "Got the Chance" (Yomanda vs Uto)
  • "Kaminari" (Yomanda vs Uto)
  • "Passion" (Amen! UK) (1997) - UK #15[6]
  • "People of Love" (Amen! UK) (1997) - UK #36[6]
  • "Passion" (Amen! UK) (2003) - UK #40[6]
  • "The Earthshaker" (Paul Masterson presents Sushi) (2002) - UK #35[5]
  • "Stars" (Paul Masterson)
  • "What U Got, What You Do" (Paul Masterson presents Subway)
  • "Pullin For 2" (Paul Masterson presents Subway)
  • "Pitchin' (In Every Direction)" (Hi-Gate) (2000) - UK #6[7]
  • "I Can Hear Voices" / "Caned and Unable" (Hi-Gate) (2000) - UK #12[7]
  • "Gonna Work It Out" (Hi-Gate) (2001) - UK #25[7]
  • "Mayhem in Miami" (Paul Masterson and BK)
  • "Saints & Sinners" (Clergy)
  • "The Oboe Song" (Clergy) (2002) - UK #50[8]
  • "The Bassline" (VPL)
  • "T-Break" (VPL)
  • "Sex" (Sleazesisters with Vikki Shepard) (1995) - UK #53[9]
  • Let's Whip It Up (You Go Girl)" (Sleazesisters with Vikki Shepard) (1996) - UK #46[9]
  • "Work It Up" (Sleaze Sisters) (1998) - UK #74[9]
  • "Fe Fi Fo Fum" (The Candy Girls featuring Sweet Pussy Pauline) (1995) - UK #23[10]
  • "Wham Bam" (The Candy Girls featuring Sweet Pussy Pauline) (1996) - UK #20[10]
  • "I Want Candy" (The Candy Girls featuring Valerie Malcolm) - UK #30[10]
  • "What's That Tune (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo) (Dorothy) (1995) - UK #31[11]
  • "Good To Love You" (PM Project with Sharon Woolf) (limited white label)
  • "The Sound" (Yomtrax)

Co production[edit]

  • "Hi-Gate" (with Judge Jules) (albums)
    • 2003 Split Personality
  • "VPL" (with Judge Jules) (singles)
    • 2001 "The Bassline"
    • 2002 "T Break"
    • 2003 "Bass Trouble"
    • 2003 "In The Park"
    • 2003 "It's Showtime"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Paul Masterson". Discogs.com. Retrieved 19 February 2011. 
  2. ^ Flick, Larry (14 October 1995). "Paul Masterson Gives Dancefloors Hi-NRG 'Passion'". Billboard. p. 30. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Warwick, Neil; Kutner, Jon; Brown, Tony (2004). The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles & Albums. Omnibus Press. p. 667. ISBN 978-1-84449-058-5. Retrieved 17 November 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 614. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  5. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 354. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  6. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 22. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 252. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 110. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 507. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  10. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 91. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 166. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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