Paul Mac is one of the leading figures in Australian electronic music. He is a composer, songwriter, musician and producer. Paul is a conservatorium graduate and a multi ARIA Award winner for his work with underground dance pioneers Itch-E & Scratch-E and for his own solo work. The list of artists with whom he’s collaborated over recent years includes Sia, Kylie, Daniel Johns, and Ngaiire.
Paul scores music for films, TV and theatre and he has previously worked with Bangarra on the acclaimed productions – Blak and Miyagan from OUR land people stories.
Credits for Paul’s remix duo, Stereogamous, include remixes for LCD Soundsystem, Rufus Du Sol, George Michael and Kylie and he has also released an album under the moniker, The Dissociatives, with Daniel Johns.
In addition to his multiple ARIA awards and APRA songwriting award, Paul’s career highlights include Australian Dance Music Awards for Outstanding Contribution to Dance and Producer Of The Year.
Most recently, Paul released a new album – which, unlike the autobiographical approach to his first three solo albums, was a series of compositions that began outside of Paul’s head. Found sounds, an inspired speech, and improvised recording sessions are some of the starting points for “Mesmerism” released in May 2019. The album received critical acclaim and is nominated for the prestigious 2019 Australian Music Prize.
Paul is currently studying at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music doing a Doctor of Musical Arts in composition. He also has an original theatre show in development with playwright Lachlan Philpott, titled ‘The Rise and Fall of St George’. An ‘In Progress’ Concert of the work was performed at the 2019 Sydney Mardi Gras Festival and 2020 Midsumma Festival in Melbourne.
Kath & Kim Feature Film currently in production (2011). Writer/Producer
Paul Mac Third solo album – currently in production (Eleven 2013). Writer/Producer/Rec/Mix
The Potbelleez Various tracks “Destination Now” album (Universal 2011) Writer/Producer
Sia. Stereogamous single remix “Bring Night” (Inertia 2010) Remix
LCD Soundsystem Stereogamous remix “I Can Change” (EMI 2010) Remix
Kylie Minogue Stereogamous remix “Cupid Boy” (EMI 2010) Remix
Itch-E & Scratch-E “Hooray For Everything” album (Ministry 2010) Writer/Co-Producer/Rec/Mix
George Michael “Every Other Lover” (2010) Writer/Producer/Rec/Mix
Beautiful Feature Film Score (Kojo Pictures 2008) Writer/Producer/Engineer
Frank Woodley Theatre Show score for “Possessed” (Token Artists 2008) Writer/Producer/Engineer
Faker “Magnetic” (EMI 2008) Remix
Mr G / Chris Lilley “Naughty Girl” (EMI 2008) Mix/Remix
Silverchair “Young Modern” album (Eleven 2007) Additional Prod/Rec/Keys
Hey Hey Its Esther Blueberger Feature Film Title Music (Tama 2007) Writer/Producer/Engineer
The Presets Stereogamous remix “Kitty In The Middle” Remix
Gorillaz “Dirty Harry” (EMI 2006) Remix
Paul Mac “Panic Room” sophomore solo album (Eleven 2005) Writer/Producer/Rec/Mix
The Dissociatives Debut self titled album (Eleven 2004) Writer/Co-Producer/Rec/Mix
Jimmy Somerville “So Good” (BMG Germany 2004) Producer/Rec/Mix
Kath & Kim ABC TV Series (2004) Producer/Engineer
One Perfect Day Feature Film The Cure’s “Pictures Of You” (Lightstream 2004) Remix
Natalie Imbruglia “Beauty On The Fire” (BMG 2002) Remix
Silverchair Various tracks for “Diorama” (Eleven 2002) Keys
Tina Arena “Symphony Of Life” (Sony 2002) Remix
Secret Bridesmaids’ Business ABC Telemovie Score (2002) Writer/Producer/Engineer
Paul Mac “3000 Feet High” debut solo album (Eleven 2001)
(2002 ARIA Award – Best Dance Release) Writer/Producer/Record/Mix
Head Start ABC TV Series title music (2001) Writer/Producer
Sample People Feature Film – various tracks (Living Motion Pictures 2000) Producer
Leonardo’s Bride “Even When I’m Sleeping” (Mushroom U.K. 2000) Remix
Silverchair “Anthem For The Year 2000” (Murmur 1999) Remix
Powderfinger “The Day You Come” (Polydor 1999) Remix
Good News Week Title Music (Network Ten 1999/2000/2002) Music Director
Good News w/end Title / Breaker music (ABC 1998) Writer/Producer
Silverchair Various tracks for “Neon Ballroom” (Murmur 1998/99) Keys Production
Baz Luhrman’s “Something For Everybody” various trks (EMI 1997) Co-Producer/Mix
Silverchair “Freak” (Murmur 1997) Remix
Savage Garden “Break Me Shake Me” (Roadshow 1997) Remix
INXS “Don’t Lose Your Head” (Mercury 1997) Remix
Itch-E & Scratch-E & Friends Self titled album (Volition 1996) Writer/Co-Producer
Severed Heads “Dead Eyes Opened” (Volition 1996) Remix
Itch-E & Scratch-E “Itch-E Kitch-E Koo” album (Volition 1994)
(incl. “Sweetness & Light” – 1995 ARIA Award – Best Dance Release) Writer/Co-Producer