DJ Paypal is a Berlin-based artist from North Carolina who is one of the most far-flung members of the Teklife footwork crew, both musically and geographically. Among the most influential of the genre’s new wave, his take is kaleidoscopic and vivid, expanding on the Spinn and Rashad template for a brand of footwork that looks backward and forward in equal measure.
DJ Paypal’s Mall Music label is home to some of the style’s most idiosyncratic voices, including the lush sci-fi funk of DJ Mastercard, as well as the whiplash mixtapes of DJ Orange Julius. His own discography, which comprises a 30-track collection of Drake edits and the retro disco vibes of the “Buy Now” EP released on Glasgow’s LuckyMe label, approaches footwork from all angles. Paypal displays remarkable versatility in the genre’s ra-ta-tat attack, while his latest release “Sold Out” he showcases his increasing obsession with jazz, funk and soul music.
As of June 2022