DJ Paul Goodyear, pictured here with his cat Roxy, plays at Arq every Saturday night, plus every Monday morning from 5am until close. He gives us his top five tracks at the moment.
CYDEL – Tony Moran
This track is total drama! It’s an instrumental track that will never be released and has big synth stabs, tribal percussion and a very progressive feel to it. It gets the boys screaming every time I play it at Arq.
YOUR LOVE – Lys and Gigi S
This track hails from Italy and is on the rockier side of dance. Great guitar work here (think Planet Funk’s Chase The Sun and Fascinated by Raven Maize and you get the picture). Great alternative-sounding female vocals and an all-round 80s feel. The original was way too short so I re-edited it to eight minutes. It reminds me of the early 80s, dancing at Patches and The Exchange (-¦ where’s the amyl?)
CHA CHA HEELS – Rosabel
This is the campest record of the year. Big diva vocals from the queen of hi-energy, the one and only Miss Jeanie Tracy (ex-backup singer to Sylvester). At 12 minutes long I still can’t get enough. This is not a cover version of the old Eartha Kitt and Bronski Beat song, but I think they have borrowed ideas heavily from that track. Awesome percussion and brass. I almost broke my cha cha heels whilst doing the cancan in my living room.
NAKED ANGEL – Scott Bond vs. Solar Stone
What? Paul Goodyear playing a trance record? Yes, folks, I do play them and was one of the first DJs in Sydney playing the style way back in 1992. This is quality trance with gorgeous piano and sweeping synths (reminds me of PVD’s For An Angel). Very haunting and melodic. At 137 BPM my old ticker can only just keep up.
LET THE RHYTHM – Paul Goodyear
This track is the first track I have finished producing for the Paul Goodyear album. The LP will showcase all my different styles including trance, tribal, house and electro. I’m getting Tony Moran to sing on one of the tracks, too. He has a really beautiful voice. I wrote, produced and did all the programming on Let The Rhythm. It’s a female vocal, NYC-style tribal record. Very Victor Calderone in style.