Homecookin’ is one of the many
noms de production of Paul Dolby. Perhaps known best
for his drum ‘n’ bass work as Seiji and releases on
Reinforced, Soon Records, Bitasweet,
Archive, and 2000 Black, Dolby’s
Homecookin’ project is based around his love of house music,
good grooves, and great songs.
Born in 1976 and raised in London Paul
Dolby became familiar with classical music from a very early
age. As well as classical, Paul’s early musical influences
include blues, rock, pop and jazz. In Paul’s early teens his
curiosity led him to the council (the English equivalent of a
town or municipality) library record collection where he
discovered amongst other sounds, black music.
It was in 1991 at the age of fifteen that
Paul was introduced to house music. It was only a couple of
years later, when a love of US house developed and his thirst
for records to build his collection started. Early Smack
Records productions, Masters At Work, Herbie
Hancock, Stevie Wonder and more recently
4 Hero and Photek have all played their part in
influencing Paul musically.
By the time Paul had left school he was
already programming and was producing when he was nineteen. It
was his production under the name of Disorient,
‘Just the Vibe’ on Orin Walters’ Mousetrap imprint
that he gained some initial recognition. Soon after that
(between 1996 and 1997), he started to produce tracks with
Orin Walters and then soon Kaidi Tatham, beginning the
formation of Bugz in the Attic. This was a very
important and creative time with early Bugz releases such as
Yasang’s ‘All Because Of You’ on SI Projects,
Everyday People’s ‘What’s On Ya’ Mind’ for Evolution
Records and a remix of Amira’s ‘My Desire’ on Virgin
paving the way for the future.
Do What You Wanna’ is
Paul’s album project. Not inspired by studio production tricks
or obvious samples, Homecookin’ is Paul getting back to basics
with a very musical selection of vocal house with some of
Paul’s own special twists added in collaboration with the full
Bugz in the Attic production and guest vocalists such as
Marcus Begg and Izzi Dunn.
still involved with Bugz in the Attic and continues to produce
drum ‘n’ bass under his Seiji moniker.
Release Date: June 11, 2002