All blog posts written by Dave Paul unless otherwise specified. No ghost bloggers used. Dave Paul is a dj, event planner, label owner and music enthusiast. Follow this blog to keep up to date on hip-hop music, Prince and Michael Jackson.
Dave Paul began his music career in 1984, starting as a mobile dj and evolving into a prominent college radio dj, club dj, and remixer in San Francisco. One of his 45 minute reel-to-reel megamixes was featured on commercial radio station KMEL. During the late 80s and early 90s his weekly radio show “Beat Box Fridays” on college radio station KCSF was instrumental in breaking many hip-hop records in the Bay Area market. Utilizing various pseudonyms Paul has produced records, created the worlds first scratch tool for digital dj’s (The Ultimate Scratch CD), and remixed the classic song Cavern by Liquid Liquid (Let’s Hear It For the B-Boy Remix) for the UK label Mo Wax. In 1991 he launched the now legendary publication The Bomb Hip-Hop Magazine and in 1995 Paul transformed the magazine into a record label. The company was named “one of the fifteen independent labels that matter” according to Rolling Stone and the labels Return of the DJ series was ranked by Spin Magazine as #25 in their “The 90 Greatest Albums of the 90’s” (Sept. 1999 issue), receiving a higher rating than Gold & Platinum albums by Lauryn Hill, Pearl Jam, Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Metallica, Green Day and Fatboy Slim. Dave Paul has been featured in URB magazine, XLR8R, appeared on the front cover of Billboard, and is featured in the motion picture Scratch. Mr. Paul has dj’ed throughout the US, toured Europe and the UK, released over 90 projects on his record label and currently produces themed dj parties including the 9 year running Prince vs Michael Experience.
“David Paul and Bomb Hip-Hop have helped define one of the most exciting forms of music in the ’90s: turntablism” – Pulse Magazine
“David Paul has been a trendsetter for 10 years, his projects have defined genres and jump-started now legendary careers” – SF Weekly
“Starting in 1991 as a ‘zine and later evolving into a full-fledged record label, Bomb put San Francisco on the underground hip-hop map. The label was also one of the first to champion deejaying as an art form with it’s groundbreaking Return of the DJ compilations.” – Stance Magazine
“Bomb dedicated itself to what’s now called true school aesthetics, establishing a blueprint since emulated by numerous others – including Def Jux, ABB, Warp, Quannum, Revenge and Battle Axe… one even has to wonder if Shadow’s Entroducing would have been widely lauded without Bomb’s precedent-setting Return of the DJ comp.” – XLR8R Magazine