Paula Temple is up next in our Ask the Experts series, following on from Len Faki whose answers were published just recently. The answers of Moby, Surgeon, and Daedelus are in the works and will be shared soon.
Paula Temple has been pursuing her own musical path for over 15 years. As a self-confessed "noisician," she specializes in a noisy, phantasmagoric techno sound, where every moment of silence seems deafening. Such refreshing high voltage music has placed Temple at the forefront of contemporary techno.
Temple first appeared in 2002 with her The Speck of the Future EP via Chris McCormack's Materials label—from which Jeff Mills lifted "Contact" for his Exhibitionist release. She then took time away from the studio for some time—during which she spent time teaching music tech to underprivileged kids—before R&S Records put out her 2013 Colonized EP and 2014's Deathvox EP. The legendary Belgian label also released Temple's remixes for The Prodigy in 2015, just after she had founded her Noise Manifesto label. It was here that she released "Gegen," a techno favorite typically rich in sound design, and launched her Decon/Recon collaboration series. Elsewhere, Temple contributed "Oscillate" to the final split series of Modeselektor's 50 Weapons label in October 2015 and has also remixed Perera Elsewhere, The Knife, Peaches, and Planningtorock.
In 2001, Temple also co-developed an innovative live performance MIDI controller called the MXF8, one of the first of its kind for music technology that ultimately shaped her current style of hybrid live/DJ performances. Blurring the lines between producer, remixer, and DJ, Temple layers between her own live pieces, edits, and tracks, building powerful, driving sets. This year she curated A Day With at Lyon's Nuits Sonores and has been confirmed for Timewarp, Neopop, Montreux Jazz, Dimensions, and returning to Awakenings, among others.
Temple is also currently producing her debut album, aiming for release at the end of the year.
Whether it be DJing, production, playing live, label management or anything else, all questions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Paula Temple" as the subject line. We'll pass them along to Temple who will then select her favorites, and soon we'll publish her answers.