DJ NiPPER / Housemasters Resident
DJ NiPPER hails from Manchester, UK and started DJing inspired by his love of Hip Hop and Electro-Funk.
In the latter half of the 1980’s, he was one of the pioneers of the Manchester House Music Scene along with Sasha, Laurent Garnier, Justin Robertson, Graeme Park, Mike Pickering, Steve Williams, 808 State DJs and Jon De Silva.
DJing at many clubs in the North-West including the Man Alive and The Hacienda and then onto DJing at clubs around the UK like Shelley’s, Hackett’s, Shadoo, Konspiracy, Thunderdome, Quadrant Park, Eclipse, Turnmills, Cream, Sterns Rain Dance, Spectrum, Perception, Energy and many more.
Nipper was support DJ for Dance Bands such as…808 State, Public Enemy, Big Daddy Kane, Prodigy, N–Joi, Shades Of Rhythm, Dream Frequency, The Shamen, Bassheads, Evolution.
In 1991 he embarked on his recording career first releasing two tracks “Nightmare” and “Devastating Beat Creator” on Warp Records under the pseudonym “Kid Unknown” – the last track was voted number 3 in the All-time Hardcore Chart in Muzik Magazine.
Nipper set up LCD Records in 1998 with his partner Ian Bland (Dream Frequency) and released 9 singles including “Sanctuary” and “Do You Believe” as Dejure and “Heaven and Earth” as Red.
Recorded 2 tracks for Fluid Recordings UK: “6 Mile Hike” as DJ Nipper and “The Amulet” as Basilica.
On his 2002 debut Album “Air Drawn Dagger”. DJ Sasha credited DJ Nipper as one of his inspirational figures.
In all Nipper has had to date: six top 75 UK hits.
Throughout Pauls life he has battled bipolar disorder which has had major consequences for him and his DJing career. This has resulted in him being a strong advocated for mental health issues within the Dance Music Industry. Work to understand, deal with and treat mental health illnesses is extremely important to him.