CAKEBOY & DOUBLETHINK LIVE
A 3 minute taster of the CAKEBOY & DOUBLETHINK live A/V show!
Producer Paul Croley has been making noise since the tender age of Fifteen. After 10 Years playing drums in an avant-garde metal band, then training as a studio & live sound engineer, he began writing music under the CAKEBOY moniker. Inspired by Brighton’s emerging Big Beat scene he bought some studio kit and began making tunes which combined electronic dance with his roots in rock & injected it all with a healthy dose of humour. What followed was a constant stream of DIY mini albums, all brimming with ideas and fearlessly straddling genres, which he released/gave away wherever he went. Before long he was persuaded by a local promoter to take it to the stage & was soon well received by Brighton’s clubbing population. Over the next few Years he began turning up at festivals, entire studio under his arm, and performing his own material wherever he could blag a slot. News spread of his exciting live set and kooky stage antics (often involving the messy business of launching gateaux into the crowd!) and soon was playing bigger & better events. Joined in 2000 by VJ Doublethink, the Cakeboy show became an audio/visual extravaganza. In 2004 they took the title of best dance act in Glastonbury Festival’s first ever ‘Emerging Talent Contest’, performed in the main Dance Arena & have been back every Year since. They have also become regulars at many other UK festivals including Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Electric Picnic, Guilfest & more.
After several single releases & his debut album in 2005, Cakeboy has found a new home with forward thinking MUTATE RECORDS.. who understand and support his desire not to be tied to one style and to do what he wants.. with the reassurance that whatever he turns out, you’ll be able to dance to it!
These days Cakeboy DJs as well as performing live, but wishing to keep the live feel, has chosen to use Ableton software & midi controllers over turntables, allowing him to mix genres in impossible ways as well as dropping in all those on-the-fly cheeky edits, samples and FX he loves so much.