The biggest and most internationally successful dj/producer from Scotland ever!
The first promoter to book world?s number 1 dj Tiesto in Scotland & Spain! Only Scottish dj and 1 of 2 from the UK to play for Tiesto at his own club night Wildlife in Amsterdam!
Currently rated number 2 Trance/Hard dj in the UK & Number 4
Trance/Progressive dj in the UK on dj List
More Paul Mendez productions signed to Gatecrasher albums than any other Scottish producer and 3rd most prolific in the UK!
The first international dj to play in Qatar were he is now monthly
Released 51 singles worldwide!
Labels worked with include ID&T, Armada, Bonzai, Moonshine, Alphabet City, Sony, EMI/Positiva , BMG, Fibreline Audio, Black Hole, Captivating sounds, Camouflage, Green Martian, In-Disc, Avex and many more!
Was director of music at Scotlands biggest club for 7 years and changed the face of Scottish clubbing!
Gave UK debuts to worlds biggest trance djs including Marco V, Ferry
Corsten, Armin Van burren, M.I.K.E., YDR & Airwave!
Co-wrote massive trance anthems TWISTED (Svenson & Gielen) & MAGIC IMPULS
Currently has residencies in 4 different continents on bi-monthly basis! Owns and runs his own label BacklashMuzik which is a sub division of the worlds greatest trance label Bonzai music!
Has licensed tracks on more than 100 compilation albums with sales totaling over 6 million!
50 Thousand Listeners tuned in to Pauls Ratt mix radio show on Beat 106 every Friday night for 3 years, a record total for the time slot!
Has always been asked to return by every club & promoter he has played for! In the words of many djs & promoters Paul Mendez is the DJS DJ!
On the international stage Paul Mendez has played in 26 different countries in 4 different continents over the past 12 years at some of the world's best and biggest club nights, examples of this are Privilege, Bora Bora, Es Paradis and El Divino (Ibiza), Afterhour power & Avalon (Hollywood, Los Angeles), RA & 7 (Las Vegas), Qool (San Francisco), Element (Seattle),Viva (Toronto), BCM (Mallorca), Slinky (Japan & Singapore), Bacchus clubs (Panama & Columbia), Shadow Lounge (Miami), Melkweg & Wildlife (Amsterdam),Cherrymoon & Versuz (Belgium), Global Djs (Qatar & Bahrain),Gorgeous(Denmark), Reaktor(Germany), Heaven & Peach(London), Colours,Inside out & RATT(Scotland) as well as massive festivals such as Homelands
, T in the park and was the headliner for 45 Thousand party people at the Rijeka street carnival which he also wrote & produced the Theme track for.
Paul has enjoyed a highly successful production career over the years with his main projects including Jacob & Mendez, Exposure with (PUSH) which was voted the trance anthem of 2003 by thousands of clubbers and djs on dedicated fans sites such as tranceaddict.com, Svenson & Gielen with whom he co-wrote the massive worldwide hit Twisted which was also the theme track for Trance energy in 2002, Morpheus (with The Thrillseekers) and Fenix which is being received very well in America and the UK. Over an 8 year period he has released 48 singles in 25 countries worldwide and has licensed tracks on more than 100 compilation albums with sales totaling over 6 million. Labels he has worked with include EMI & Sony (UK), ID&T & Armada (Holland), Moonshine & Blaq Velvet (USA), Alphabet City & BMG (Germany), Bonzai & Lightning records (Belgium) and Sony (Norway).
Paul's radio career took off when he was the very first specialized dj to go live on air when the new dance station "Beat 106/Capital Radio" first broadcast in November 1999, Paul worked at the station based in Glasgow for over 5 years and his weekly Friday night show attracted over 50 thousand listeners every week for 3 years. Paul then asked good friend and long time dj partner 'AJ' to join him on the show and together they created 'The House show' which was critically acclaimed by fellow djs, listeners and 'DJ MAGAZINE' as a must listen for all house music lovers as the music was always spot on, the mixing seamless and the chat extremely funny. The former Programme controller at Beat 106 once stated that "Paul Mendez" was the "Jewel in the crown" at the station after witnessing 20,000 revelers at the "T in the park" festival campsite chanting his name after a memorable Live broadcast.
Paul Mendez is not only a dj and producer he is also a world class club promoter and has successfully promoted events around the world for over 10 years in countries such as USA, UK, Spain, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Croatia, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Norway & Japan. He was responsible for the debuts of many top djs in his country over the last 6 years inviting the talents of Tiesto, Armin Van Burren, Ferry Corsten, Johan Gielen, Marco V,MIKE, Airwave, Mauro Picotto and many more to play alongside him and this opened the door for all the other top UK clubs such as Gatecrasher and Godskitchen to follow suit at that time and the rest is now history...
Paul Has also played at and promoted several A list party's in the states and among those in attendance were Shaquel O'Neil, Shakira, Johnny Knoxville, Xzibit, Pharrel Williams, Snoop Dogg and Samuel L.Jackson who approached Paul and commented 'That shit is crazy, Im Impressed'
As if all that wasn't enough Paul is also the founder and director of
Backlash Muzik which he set up initially to take care of his numerous
projects. The past year has been exciting for the company with sold out events in Qatar, Dubai and a 3 month tour of the USA which involved Paul playing in Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Salt lake City, San Diego and the official Backlash Muzik records release party which took place in Hollywood, Los Angeles in association with LA superclub 'Afterhour Power'.
The label is now 12releases old and has major support worldwide from Major & Resident djs alike.
PAUL MENDEZ is a master of the technical side of dj'ing and is one of the few djs around the world who has the talent to match the BIOG, He has a vast collection of music covering many styles which he uses to create that special vibe at whichever party he plays at. If you have not experienced Paul yet what are you waiting for!!!