Paige Tomlinson (GB)
Rising star Paige Tomlinson has secured her position as a serious one-to-watch, following a run of high profile shows across the UK and Europe over the last 18 months. Born and raised in Liverpool, cutting her teeth on the city’s underground club scene, Paige’s rich musical knowledge and technical prowess is continuing to turn heads.
A product of the roaring underground music scene of the North, Paige symbolises the talent of musicians in her home city. With her DJ sets spanning a unique selection of house, electro, techno and breakbeat, Paige traverses the underground spectrum with a sound heavily influenced by the 90s records she grew up listening to. “I’m very inspired by the 90s club era, artists like R.M project, Direct 2 Disc, X-Press 2, Klubbheads & Bass Bumpers… I think this is reflected in how I play,” Paige explains.
Kicking off 2023 by spending time with her head down in the studio working on a string of EPs for need-to-know labels, and with confirmed shows at Printworks London, Mint Warehouse Leeds and Joshua Brooks Manchester all lined up in coming months, Paige’s upward trajectory since winning Defected Records’ Unsung Heroes talent search competition at the start of 2022 continues.
Championed by the likes of Circus boss and legend of Liverpool’s club scene Yousef, and touring with Darius Syrossian and Defected, Paige has already ticked off many bucket list gigs for burgeoning DJs. Supporting the likes of Enzo Siragusa, Chris Stussy, Dan Shake and Tristan da Cunha, playing at major festivals and venues like Tomorrowland and fabric London, it’s almost hard to believe that it was just a few months ago she was still at her day job. Working as an engineer up until October 2022, “I was climbing telegraph poles installing broadband into people’s houses, the complete opposite to what I am doing now.”
With plenty of exciting plans for 2023 yet to be announced, and the release of her own original music for the first time this year, the future is bright for Paige Tomlinson.