Special Request (4)

Special Request (4)

Real Name:
Paul Woolford
Special Request is the new rugged alias for house and techno stalwart Paul Woolford. Inspired by the unruly conventions of UK pirate radio stations, the new project captures the raw energy and diversity of the illegal airwaves that have been an immeasurable influence on the artist over the years.

The Leeds based producer is usually known for his techno-based material and has become affiliated with Carl Craig’s Planet E label in Detroit and recently Scuba’s Hotflush imprint. However, this new moniker and imprint, also titled Special Request, serves as a channel for a much more rough round the edges sound, fusing the energy of the hardcore and jungle wonder years with modern production techniques and a seriously heavy aesthetic. As the producer put it himself Special Request is “the ruffage, the rowdy younger brother” of his previous Paul Woolford output.

With a 2 initial blink-and-you’ll-miss-them 12″ debuts titled ‘Lolita/Alone’ also featuring a dub of ‘Lolita’ and a remix by Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup of a track entitled ‘Deflowered’, it’s no wonder the project is turning serious heads. With no digital plans for Special Request at the moment the release will be vinyl-only, limited edition and hand stamped - reminiscent of the record shop / pirate radio aesthetic that still influences the producer today. Special Request is definitely a project to keep your dial tuned into.


Special Request (4) Discography


Special Request (4) Soul Music (Album, Comp) Houndstooth UK 2013 Sell This Version
XLDA733 Special Request (4) Modern Warfare (EPs 1-3)(9xFile, MP3, 320) XL Recordings XLDA733 UK 2015

Singles & EPs

SPECIALREQUESTEP3 Special Request (4) Ride(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Special Request SPECIALREQUESTEP3 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SPECIALREQUESTEP2 Special Request (4) Lolita (Warehouse Dub) / Deflowered (Kassem Mosse & Mix Mup Remix)(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Special Request SPECIALREQUESTEP2 UK 2012 Sell This Version
SPECIALREQUESTEP1 Special Request (4) Lolita (Warehouse Mix) / Alone(12", W/Lbl, Sta) Special Request SPECIALREQUESTEP1 UK 2012 Sell This Version
Special Request (4) Vapour / Mindwash Special Request UK 2013 Sell This Version
HTH010 Special Request (4) Hardcore EP(12", EP, 180) Houndstooth HTH010 UK 2013 Sell This Version
HTH016 Special Request (4) vs Akkord Special Request (4) vs Akkord - HTH vs HTH(12", EP, Ltd) Houndstooth HTH016 UK 2014 Sell This Version
XLT 732EP2 Special Request (4) Modern Warfare II(12") XL Recordings XLT 732EP2 UK 2015 Sell This Version
XLT 732EP1 Special Request (4) Modern Warfare I(12") XL Recordings XLT 732EP1 UK 2015 Sell This Version
XLT732EP3 Special Request (4) Modern Warfare III(12") XL Recordings XLT732EP3 UK 2015 Sell This Version
Special Request (4) Modern Warfare Remixes (EP) XL Recordings UK 2016 Sell This Version
SR 005 Special Request (4) Transmission(12") Special Request, Houndstooth SR 005 UK 2016 Sell This Version
SR00X Special Request (4) SR00X(12", Ltd, MP, W/Lbl, Han) Houndstooth, Special Request SR00X UK 2016 Sell This Version
HTH073 Special Request (4) Stairfoot Lane Bunker(12", EP) Houndstooth HTH073 UK 2017 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

FACT 362 Special Request (4) FACT Mix 362(File, MP3, Mixed, 320) FACT Magazine FACT 362 UK 2012
fabric182 Special Request (4) Fabriclive 91(CD, Mixed) Fabric (2) fabric182 UK 2017 Sell This Version