Hailing from Bournemouth, Dorset in the United Kingdom, Paddy Thorne has been a professional DJ and electronic artist since the mid 1990s. He’s in love with all things electronica and has a wide breadth and depth of knowledge and skill in putting together tracks across genres, for a wide variety of audiences. He’s as comfortable working with deep house as he is with drum and bass and progressive techno.
Paddy started playing while he was still at university, in the mid ‘90s. At the time, as he procured bigger and bigger gigs at hot nightclubs and events, when asked what kind of music he played, he only said “electronic music” because he couldn’t narrow down all of his work into a single genre. “There were so many genres materialising,” he’s said, “and there were tunes that I liked from all of them, so I built my sets to showcase all styles,”.
As Thorne’s style has developed, he’s been continued to keep it loose and fluid as far as genres go, letting his excellent taste in beats, melodies, and tracks guide him more than what he “should” or “shouldn’t” be playing according to a genre or potential audience. Thorne trusts himself to arrange sets that clubgoers will love to dance to, as well he should. He’s good at what he does.
An advantage of this loose, cross-genre style is how easily Paddy can ride the waves of trends across electronic music. His back catalog is incredibly diverse, giving him a ton of music to choose from when playing sets all over the world.
He’s currently signed to Base Music, UK & Dekoded Records and has put several tracks out with them. Originality is Paddy’s favorite part of his music. He’s been known to play entire sets of his own work, not out of egotism, but because he can spin, twist, mix, and morph it all he wants, and he knows it all his.