Today we’re going to share the exclusive interview with one the very talented DJ, Paula Frost. But before sharing the interview let us introduce her with our loyal readers.
Paula Frost is a London based DJ spinning punk and reggae music and writing dance tunes with a drum & bass twist. In the past year she has headlined a show at Camden Roundhouse, flew to Sri Lanka to DJ New Year’s Eve, and played parties at Manchester Art Gallery and 40 other venues all over the UK. DJ Paula Frost has also played across 14 countries worldwide including concerts in Croatia, Russia, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam and New Zealand. Whilst in Vietnam she headlined the Saturday night of Reggae Beach Festival in Da Nang.
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How did you come into music industry?
Good question. I actually started out as a radio producer on Kane FM and have worked my way through many different positions like music journalism and working with record labels. I was always a musician from an early age so I wanted it to be my career. It’s not the easiest course in life but if you are music obsessed there’s nothing you can do except follow your dream.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
I love punk and reggae so I listen to Crass, The Clash, Subhumans, The Ruts as well as The Wailers and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. When it comes to dance music I listen to Chris Lorenzo, The Prodigy and usually the Boomtown playlists on Spotify are amazing.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
My debut song ‘Oxygen Tank’ came out in February and my debut EP ‘Orbit’ is set for release on 31st May. I love writing music and being creative every day.
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
Music is everything to me and has taken me all over the world. Music is a thread through my life which gives me common ground with so many people from other cultures. When I travelled to Thailand, Japan and Russia I found punks and music fans just like me. It has the power to unite the world. Forget politics.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
I am a very driven person. I don’t drink and I get up early and work on my career every day so honestly, I enjoy pushing myself to reach my full potential. BUT of course I have had many people who’ve helped me learn to DJ, learn to put on shows and even learn to song write so thanks to everyone who has played a role small or large in my development. I am a listener so I do take things onboard and sometimes just small quotes stick in my head and inspire me.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
My family, friends and teachers have all encouraged me or even been harsh to me to help me grow. The truth hurts but you have to be honest with yourself. I read a lot of book on music and business so I take advice from people who’ve already been there and done it.
Q: What do you do now a days?
Right now in lockdown I’m working on a book called DIY DJ: WORLD TOUR. Its about my travels across the world DJing and visiting music scenes. I went to 14 countries and broadcasts my show Way Out Radio back to the UK every week. It was a mad year where I met Morgan Freeman, Steve Aoki, The 5,6,7,8’s and landed on the set of Better Call Saul.
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Q: Let us know something about your future projects
When lockdown is over, I’m going to get back to travelling the world and playing shows across Europe and beyond. I’m also working on new music and remixes so go to djpaulafrost.com to find out more.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
I’d just say to keep a good balance in life between friends, family and work. Be a good person and enjoy your life. Don’t be too serious or too care free, just strike it right and try to help others if you can.
Q: Any message for new artist?
Work hard, play hard and look after your fans!