ON AIR: Bi-weekly on Thursday 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM (CET)
Paul Solaris is undoubtedly a composer/engineer/deejay at heart and passionate about the art form. He started dj’ing at the age of 12 years using tape decks and started producing in 2005 before he enrolled at a music school to learn the piano and more about the history of music. In 2008 he went to study for a diploma in Sound Engineering, during that year he managed to take second place in the Axe remix competition hosted by DJU and YFM at the Southern African Music Conference, ever since that moment Paul has never looked back and had his music listed on most online and commercial radio stations around the world. His music has also been released by labels such as Ospinna Digital, DeepTree Recordings, Elektrik Dreams, Sophisticado Recordings and has worked with the likes of Chris Brann of Ananda Projects, Giolo, Velvet Suite Lounge, SugaRman Paul, Melomania Records and recently has partnered with La Santa Negra (Germany) to form a record label called Bodikela Recordings. Paul Solaris also has two albums released under his name, Headroom Originals and produced Velvet Suite Lounge’s studio album Human Nature that was mastered by Martin Iveson also known as Atjazz. His compositions range from Nujazz, Lounge, Electronica, Deep House, Deep Tech, Afro House and World Music. Making him more versatile in his line of work. Paul Solaris also hosts and present Bodikela Sessions that airs on ibizaliveradio.com alongside Divided Souls of La Santa Negra. His music can also be found on digital stores like Beatport, Traxsource, iTunes, Junodownload, Djdownload, Mixmag and other sites.
1. Second place in the AXE/Cheese Girls Remix competition hosted by DJU, YFM and AXE at the Southern African Music Conference (SAMC) in 2008.
2. Best Music Production award
3. Best Mixing and Mastering award
4. Best Radio Production Packaging award
5. Best Dj award
6. Jack Daniel’s Music Scout 2014 Finalist (Velvet Suite Lounge)