CHILL: PACES PLAYS AT MAGNUMS

Ac­claimed DJ to spin trop­i­cal in­fused beats at Airlie’s fave party place

Whitsunday Times - - FRONT PAGE - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@apn.com.au

MIKEY Perry, aka Paces, has been a busy guy but he has found time to make the Whit­sun­days a port of call this Fri­day night.

Airlie Beach’s favourite place to party, Magnums, will host the the Gold Coast artist for one night only.

Paces has be­ing named as an artist set to own 2014 by inthemix; re­ceiv­ing in­ter­na­tional air­play via Triple J, XFM in Lon­don, and Ge­orge FM in NZ.

He has re­cently pro­duced tracks for Tkay Maidza’s up­com­ing EP; remix­ing the likes of Safia, Kil­ter, Danny T, Rat­traps, Si­etta, Para­chute Youth, YesYou and Sam­pol­ogy.

Sup­port­ing beat-maker ex­traor­di­nar­ies Lu­nice, Ryan Hemsworth, Kay­tranada, Djemba Djemba and Mr Car­mack, Paces has come a long way in the last cou­ple of years.

His bootlegs reg­u­larly re­ceive more than 20,000 plays on Sound­cloud and he cer­tainly doesn’t show any signs of slow­ing down.

Paces sound is truly unique, mix­ing in­flu­ences from Jersey Club, Fu­ture Beats, and Garage, he’s crafted a style which is un­de­ni­ably his own but could sit at home amongst any of his mu­si­cal idols.

Paces told Triple J what pun­ters could ex­pect from one of his shows.

“I have stripped-down ver­sions of my orig­i­nals, remixes and bootlegs, mixed so that they flow like a DJ set, and then I play the miss­ing el­e­ments on an MPD,” he said.

“As that tune is play­ing, I’ll be hit­ting the pads on the MPD and play­ing the drum sounds or kalim­bas in real time. Noth­ing is quan­tised, so if I stuff up, you’ll def­i­nitely hear it.”

Some­how the Gold Coast pro­ducer finds time to re­lease his own brand of ex­cel­lent trop­i­cal-in­fused siz­zlers which he will de­liver in style to the pun­ters at Magnums this Fri­day night.

So lace up those dance shoes and get your fi­nances in or­der in prepa­ra­tion for a killer set from Queens­land’s own: Paces.

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