Paul Nice

Real Name:
Paul Kilianski
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Paul came up in the early 80's as a snot nose DJ, making a name for himself spinning at hard scrabble community centers and parties in his hometown of Poughkeepsie, NY.
Toward the later half of the decade, he began dabbling in production; first with local crew Magnum Force, then with early Source magazine Unsigned Hype winner, J Rock. After relocating to Manhattan in the 90's, Paul embraced the role of producing wholeheartedly when he purchased an Akai MPC-60 II.

In quick succession, he began releasing his own material on wax, including the now classic "Beats Anonymous" and the best selling DJ Break series, "5 Fingers of Death" and "Drum Library" (which Kanye West has often relied on for his own production). His infamous "Fist of the White Lotus" instrumental has been freestyle'd over by countless rap legends including Biggie Smalls & Jay-Z.

Paul spent a few years in the Bay Area of Oakland/San Francisco where he established himself as one of the more sought after beatsmiths during the thriving indie hip hop scene of the late 90's. With "production credits to die for" (Spine Magazine), Paul has produced & remixed some of the best from east to west and beyond, including Biz Markie's infectious comeback singe, "Turn The Party Out"; an exclusive remix of the Beastie Boys' "Hey Ladies" for their Anthology DVD (Criterion); "Conflict"- the only collaboration between rap legends Guru (Gangstarr) and Masta Ace; his own single "Definition of Nice" featuring AG (DITC), Genessee & Babu (Dilated Peoples) to name but a few. Other credits have Paul working with such luminaries as Mark Ronson, Sharon Jones, Quantic, Ol' Dirty Bastard, Black Thought (The Roots), Talib Kweli, Tony Touch, Lord Finesse, Party Arty, Phil Most Chill, Foreign Legion, Prozack, Rasco, Planet Asia, El Gant, Swollen Members (including 3 songs used on EA Sports' NBA LIVE franchise), Abstract Rude, Jamal-Ski, Agallah, Nightmares On Wax, DJ Yoda and Lady Kier (DeeeLite).

Paul is also responsible for such critically acclaimed mix tapes as "Breaks For Days" and "Soul On The Grill".
His remix of Jay-Z's entire "Black Album" was hailed as "a masterpiece" by XLR8R magazine and lauded by The New York Times as well.

As a DJ, Paul has played all over the world including NY, LA, Las Vegas, London, Paris, Tokyo, Sydney and back again.

He recently linked up with Richard Smith & his indy label powerhouse, Slice-Of-Spice Records, for several limited 7" collaborations featuring never-before-released rarities, coupled with some amazing artwork courtesy of Joe Buck (De La Soul).

This inspired Paul to launch his new label, SURE SHOT! - which he founded in 2011 with his partner (and high school sweetheart), Desarée Colón.

2012 and beyond sees Paul as prolific as ever with the formation of "The Fabreeze Brothers", the long-awaited pairing of Paul Nice & Phill Most Chill.
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Albums

PK 002 Paul Nice - 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. II album art DJ Paul Nice* 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. II(LP) Super Break Records PK 002 US 2000 Sell This Version
PK-001 Paul Nice - 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. One album art DJ Paul Nice* 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. One(LP) All Access Records (2) PK-001 US 2000 Sell This Version
DL001 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol.1 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol.1(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL001 US 2001 Sell This Version
DL002 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 2 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 2(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL002 US 2001 Sell This Version
DL003 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol.3 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol.3(LP) Super Break Records DL003 US 2002 Sell This Version
DL004 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 4 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 4(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL004 US 2002 Sell This Version
PK 004 Paul Nice - 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. IV album art DJ Paul Nice* 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. IV(LP) Super Break Records PK 004 US 2002 Sell This Version
PK 003 Paul Nice - 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. III album art DJ Paul Nice* 5 Fingers Of Death Battle Breaks Vol. III(LP) Super Break Records PK 003 US 2002 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol.6 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol.6 Super Break Records US 2003 Sell This Version
DL005, UPRB1 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol.5 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol.5(LP) Super Break Records, Super Break Records DL005, UPRB1 US 2003 Sell This Version
SB001 Paul Nice - 14 Cold Blooded Breaks album art DJ Paul Nice* 14 Cold Blooded Breaks(LP) Super Break Records SB001 US 2003 Sell This Version
BPB01 Paul Nice - Beef Patty Breaks Vol. 1 album art Paul Nice / DJ Wisdom (2) Paul Nice / DJ Wisdom (2) - Beef Patty Breaks Vol. 1(LP) Super Break Records BPB01 US 2004 Sell This Version
SB002 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 1-5 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 1-5(2xCD, Album) Super Break Records SB002 US 2009 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 7 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 7 Super Break Records US 2011 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 9 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 9 Super Break Records US 2013 Sell This Version
DL010 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 10 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 10(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL010 US 2013 Sell This Version
DL008 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 8 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 8(LP) Super Break Records DL008 US 2013 Sell This Version
DL011 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 11 album art Paul Nice Drum Library Vol. 11(LP) Super Break Records DL011 US 2014 Sell This Version
DL012 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 12 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 12(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL012 US 2015 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 13 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 13 Super Break Records US 2016 Sell This Version
DL014 Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 14 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 14(LP, Ltd) Super Break Records DL014 US 2016 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library Vol. 15 album art DJ Paul Nice* Drum Library Vol. 15 Super Break Records US 2017 Sell This Version
Paul Nice - Drum Library: Lost Volumes album art Paul Nice Drum Library: Lost Volumes (Album) All Access Records (2) US 2017 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EMP001 Paul Nice - Beats Anonymous Volume One album art Paul Nice & Joey T. Paul Nice & Joey T. - Beats Anonymous Volume One(12") Empire Recordings EMP001 US 1996 Sell This Version
EMP003 Paul Nice - Beats Anonymous Volume Two album art Paul Nice & Joey T. Paul Nice & Joey T. - Beats Anonymous Volume Two(12", EP) Empire Recordings EMP003 US 1998 Sell This Version

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underboss76

underboss76

October 13, 2019
Paul Nice treats his loyal fans like shit. Don't buy from him, because he will robb you for your hard earned money.
You give him money but do not receive any records
Yemsky

Yemsky

July 22, 2019
Paul has been battling with drug addiction for years and while he once seemed to be recovering, more recent stories (2018/19) seem to indicate that he's struggling again.
During one of his more lucid periods in March 2017 he wrote a book review of "The Tears of My Soul" by Kim Hyun Hee on www.goodreads.com/review/show/1934334824
"I'm a sucker for any story with redemption as its core theme. As someone who feels grateful for being given a second chance, I wrestle every day with guilt over the way I treated good people during a particularly dark period in my struggle with drug addiction. My victims included family, friends and anyone unlucky enough to have answered my phone call in those days. [...]"
lord.neill

lord.neill

September 4, 2018
Drug addict, thief, liar, scammer, fraudster...could go on but no need. Paul is gone from the modern music world never to return...What a sad fall from from grace...Rot in guilt you scab!
kidtwist2

kidtwist2

August 20, 2018
Paul is NOT nice: Be aware that he is sometimes selling his own stuff on his bandcamp.com webpage. I acquired some of his stuff (floppy discs, records) there a couple of weeks ago and never received the items nor a refund!!! Spread the word!!
w0nt0n

w0nt0n

October 21, 2003
DJ Paul Nice, originally from NYC, now residing in San Fransisco's Bay Area which seems to be a form of mecca for turntablist DJ's to live or hangout around there.

Mr Nice, turntablist, beat digger, producer and purist Kung Fu film fan is a very underated talent and is not really that well know outside of Bay Area turntablist fraternity. Probably needs to go on tour with a actual band to showcase his talents and raise his profile to a larger crowd. Pretty much the same as what Cut Chemist or Babu have done with Jurassic 5 and Dilated Peoples respectively.

That said he still rocks a party and should be easy to catch rocking a crowd somewhere around the Bay Area.

If you can track it down, try www.turntablistlab.com, you got to grab a listen to his "Breaks for Days" mixtape.

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