Special Request is the new rugged alias of Leeds based house and techno stalwart Paul Woolford. Inspired by the unruly conventions of UK pirate radio stations, the new project captures the raw energy and diversity of the illegal airwaves that have been an immeasurable influence on the artist over the years.
Woolford is usually known for his techno-based material and has become affiliated with Carl Craig's Planet E label and recently Scuba's Hotflush imprint. However, his new moniker Special Request, serves as a channel for a much more rough round the edges sound, fusing the energy of hardcore and jungle wonder with modern production techniques and a seriously heavy aesthetic. As the producer put it himself Special Request is "the ruffage, the rowdy younger brother" of his previous Paul Woolford output. He has recently released his third album, ¨Off World¨ a seven-track LP via Houndstooth.
MUTEK is thrilled to announce the World Premiere of his live show, encouraging the artist to perform live for the first time as Special Request. He appears live at friday's NOCTURNE program in Nitsa's main room.
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