Paul Woolford is making his highly anticipated return to Dublin this weekend for a special show in Opium with support coming from Sarah Mooney, Nitetales and Quinton Campbell.

As one of the most versatile, consistent and adept producers in dance music, we decided to compile a list of our favourite Paul Woolford releases, including some of the tracks that he’s put out under other monikers such as Bobby Peru and Special Request.

1. Paul Woolford Presents Bobby Peru – Erotic Discourse

A minimal dance-floor banger from 2005 that had a resurgence in 2014 when Hotflush picked it up for a remix EP featuring Kowton and Dense & Pika. This track can still be found in the record bags of some of the biggest names in the industry.

 

2. Disclosure – Help Me Lose My Mind (Paul Woolford Remix)

Paul’s classic take on Disclosure & London Grammar’s ‘Help Me Lose My Mind’. A massive track on the club scene from around 2013/14.

 

3. Special Request – Ride VIP

Huge release under his Special Request moniker, which leans more towards the sounds of Jungle/Drum & Bass. The bassline in this track never fails to ignite a dance floor.

 

4. Paul Woolford – Story Of My Life

Latest release from the man himself on Hot Creations. A big vocal track that sounds like it could have come from the early days of Chicago’s House scene.

 

5. Marquis Hawkes ft. Jocelyn Brown – I’m So Glad (Paul Woolford Rework)

Marquis Hawkes, Jocelyn Brown and Paul Woolford all on one record was inevitably going to end in something big, which is exactly what happened here on this 90’s style house track.

 

6. Paul Woolford – MDMA

Another one from him on Hotflush, released in 2015. Dance-floor banger with a deep Detroit bassline, hard-hitting drums and infectious keys. Always goes off.

 

7. Bobby Peru – It Ain’t Where You’re From

A pumping house track under his Bobby Peru alias. Released on UK label ’20/20 Vision’ back in 2001.

 

8. Special Request – Brainstorm

Yet another impressive release under his Special Request pseudonym. Energetic breakbeats and a dark bassline accompanied by the textbook big vocals and piano riffs that he is renowned for.

 

9. Paul Woolford – Forevermore

This one came out on Gerd Janson’s iconic ‘Running Back’ imprint two years ago. Feel-good house music.

 

10. Paul Woolford – Untitled

Probably the most well-known of Paul Woolford’s productions. This was released on Hotflush in 2013, an uplifting Piano-House banger that has been regularly sending dance-floors into a frenzy for over 5 years.

Paul Woolford plays at Opium on Wexford street this coming Friday night. Join the event page here.

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