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Tall Paul
Background information
Birth name Paul Newman
Born UK
Also known as Lord of Handbag
Occupation DJ, remixer, manager
Genre Club, Dance
Associated acts New Order
Marc Almond
"Girls on Film" (Tall Paul Mix)
DJ / Producer

Tall Paul (born Paul Newman, UK) is a British DJ and remixer, whose work has included remixes for Duran Duran.



Paul was extremely interested in music during his school years and in 1985 his father bought the club Turnmills in Clerkenwell, London (UK). In the late 1980s Paul would practice at the club on the decks while the venue was closed. gradually playing at office parties. Finally his father suggested to promoter and London club personality Lawrence Malice that his son might be allowed a spot at "Trade", Turnmills' Saturday night gay event.

Paul soon proved himself and made the end of night Sunday morning 11 am slot his own. As word got around Paul was soon offered a residency at Brighton's Zap Club, closely followed by regular guest spots at Club For Life situated at the Garden Club, London (UK). Nowadays there is not a premier club that Paul hasn't played at.

First Record[]

In 1992 Paul released his first record, a sample-heavy white label called "Love Rush", which became a 'Trade' anthem and later that year he contributed a track to the Trade EP. A year later "Love Rush" was re-released on Hooj Choons with the founder being Red Jerry. Paul created "Rok Da House" which was released by Effective in 1994 and was an instant club hit.


Paul's success has led to many offers from a list of artists to remix their material and includes New Order, The Stone Roses, Erasure, The Human League, Marc Almond, East 17, Duran Duran, Liquid, Capella, Bizarre Inc, Blondie and Dina Carroll

Duty Free Label[]

In 1998, Paul completed building his own studio, launching his own Duty Free label and management company from the Trade offices. As well as his own material the company releases music by Robbie Rmera, DJ Little and Dave Aude. Paul also presents a regular show on Kiss FM and appears on Radio 1's Essential Mix.


  • Muzik DJ of the Year 1998