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DIRECTOR, DJ & EDITOR

“Shine Your Light” by Carmen Perez on Underground Sun out of Venice, CA. I had a lot of fun working on this project. I’m the DJ in the video, video editor, DP for pick up shots and helped manage the post-production. Special thanks to Ricardo Torres for the visual effects!

HOLLYWOOD | AUDIO & FILM PROFESSOR

I’m teaching several college courses this Fall at the Art Institute of Hollywood. Course list: Advanced Editing (Avid & Premiere), Fundamentals of Audio, Production Sound, and Survey of the Audio Industry (business and career paths). Classes start on Monday, September 30th.

NEW MEXICO STORM

Storm coming over Tesuque, New Mexico

PEX SUMMER FESTIVAL 2013

Holly crap, hard to believe that this is our 5th year hosting PEX Summer Festival. So many amazing acts on the lineup this year. See list below.

Justin Paul Set times:
Friday, July 5th Pool Stage  | 12:30pm – 2pm
Saturday, July 6th Pavilion Stage | 12:30am – 2am

4 Days of Music, Art, Workshops, Performances, Yoga & Speakers. Tons of DJs, Bands, Workshops, Live Performances & more - Tickets - pexsummerfestival.com

Desert Dwellers • A-Skillz • Bluetech • King Britt • Justin Paul Eric Jag • Lee Mayjahs? • DJ Everyday • David StarfirePhuturePrimitive •  • Fort Knox Five •  • See I • Pumpkin • Aligning Minds • Telesm • Timmy Regisford • All Good Funk Alliance • Kilowatts • Lynx • Invisible Allies • Treavor Moontribe • Qdup Foundation • Rob PaineDavidson OspinaSean Thomas • Safarii • Big Jawn • Electrik • DJ KramerNutritiousSoul Mob • Gamelatron • Lina Luv • MichaelNightTime and many more!

I LOVE PLAYING VINYL

I’m really happy to have a pair of Technics 1200′s turntables setup at Playloop west coast in Laurel Canyon. Can you believe they stopped making them?! I really love playing records and the physical interaction with the music. The warm rich sound of vinyl has a very unique sonic texture. I’m also obsessed with album cover art and the overall packaging experience. Led Zeppelin really pushed the artistic envelope with their covers and packaging. You should check out “Led Zeppelin III” and “Physical Graffiti”  for next level examples of album design.

We spent some of the weekend shopping for records around Los Angeles. Hit Amoeba on Sunset Blvd, the flea market on Melrose and Freakbeat Records on Ventura Blvd. We purchased Underworld’s “Two Months Off”, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” and Robert Plant’s “Principles of Moments”.

Did you know that vinyl record sales have hit their highest point since 1997? - Check out this story on the Washington Post.


Love Street Festival 2013

L.A. friends and family, I’m DJing / performing at the LOVE STREET FESTIVAL on New Years Day (January 1st) at 6pm. It does feel kinda surreal that I get to create art and music in Laurel Canyon where many music legends lived or often visited (Beatles, Doors, Led Zeppelin, Zappa and more).

I grew up enjoying and studying several of these acts, and collected most of their records. Jim Morrison kinda predicted the future of music (video link). He does a pretty good job of explaining how DJs and electronic musicians perform (minus the tape part since we have gone digital). I’m looking forward to sharing some music with you as we set the tone for 2013 :)

 

Justin Paul Instagram

Justin Paul’s Instagram page features photos of art, earth, music, nature, people, technology, urban areas and more.

Check out the photos here - http://instagram.com/justinpaul1200

 

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