Paul Masterson

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

Recording as Amen! UK he had a hi-NRG hit with "Passion", released by Deconstruction Records in 1995.[2] Billboard magazine described it as being "underlined by an intangible but apparent reverence for hi-NRG architects, such as the late Patrick Cowley", praising the track's "crazy-catchy chorus" while slightly criticizing the lack of "meaty" lyrics otherwise.[3]

As Paul Masterson presents Sushi he had another hit with "The Earthshaker" in 2002.[4] He has used various recording aliases since 1995, which are listed below.[5] In the United States, his best known production, Candy Girls (which featured a transgender 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.[6]

Production aliases[edit]

  • Amen! UK / Amen!
  • 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 No. 8[5]
  • "Sunshine" (Yomanda) (2000) – UK No. 16[5]
  • "On the Level" (Yomanda) (2000) – UK No. 37[5]
  • "You're Free" (Yomanda) (2003) – UK No. 22[5]
  • "Got the Chance" (Yomanda vs Uto)
  • "Kaminari" (Yomanda vs Uto)
  • "Passion" (Amen! UK) (1997) – UK No. 15[7]
  • "People of Love" (Amen! UK) (1997) – UK No. 36[7]
  • "Passion" (Amen! UK) (2003) – UK No. 40[7]
  • "The Earthshaker" (Paul Masterson presents Sushi) (2002) – UK No. 35[6]
  • "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 No. 6[8]
  • "I Can Hear Voices" / "Caned and Unable" (Hi-Gate) (2000) – UK No. 12[8]
  • "Gonna Work It Out" (Hi-Gate) (2001) – UK No. 25[8]
  • "Mayhem in Miami" (Paul Masterson and BK)
  • "Saints & Sinners" (Clergy)
  • "The Oboe Song" (Clergy) (2002) – UK No. 50[9]
  • "The Bassline" (VPL)
  • "T-Break" (VPL)
  • "Sex" (Sleazesisters with Vikki Shepard) (1995) – UK No. 53[10]
  • Let's Whip It Up (You Go Girl)" (Sleazesisters with Vikki Shepard) (1996) – UK No. 46[10]
  • "Work It Up" (Sleaze Sisters) (1998) – UK No. 74[10]
  • "Fe Fi Fo Fum" (Candy Girls featuring Sweet Pussy Pauline) (1995) – UK No. 23[11]
  • "Wham Bam" (Candy Girls featuring Sweet Pussy Pauline) (1996) – UK No. 20[11]
  • "I Want Candy" (Candy Girls featuring Valerie Malcolm) – UK No. 30[11]
  • "What's That Tune (Doo Doo Doo Doo Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo-Doo) (Dorothy) (1995) – UK No. 31[12]
  • "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. ^ "Paul Masterson Gives Dancefloors Hi-NRG 'Passion'". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 1995-10-14. p. 30. 
  4. ^ 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. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 354. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  7. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 22. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  8. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 252. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  9. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 110. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  10. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 507. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  11. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 91. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  12. ^ 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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