(Born: Paul Kilianski 9/3/68 in Raliegh, North
Paul began destroying his sister's records as
a snot-nose teenager growing up in Poughkeepsie, NY, circa 1982.
As the eighties progressed, a steady diet of hip-hop culture and
kung fu movies became the primary factor responsible for Paul's
sorry state of social apathy, which unfortunately exists to this
day. If there is any good that has arisen from all of this, it was
Paul's impulse purchase of a sampling drum machine in the summer
After another four years of doing relatively nothing with his life,
Paul pressed up a simple little 12 inch entitled Beats Anonymous,
which included several of his first instrumental beat making experiments.
One of them, the minimalist mid-tempo ditty "Fists of the White
Lotus" suddenly became a favorite among the likes of Q Bert,
Mix Master Mike and other members of the turntablist elite. Soon,
Paul moved to the west coast and began churning out more of these
records to help pay the bills. "It beats selling weed and it's
just as profitable" he observed at the time. Eventually, Paul
mustered up the courage to actually go out and interact with people,
and quickly established himself as one of the more sought-after
producers of the thriving independent hip hop scene during the late
Since then he's accrued "production credits to die for"
(Spine Magazine), working with such wonderful human beings as Biz
Markie, Talib Kweli, Black Thought, Masta Ace, Guru, AG, Lord Finesse,
Nightmares On Wax, The Beastie Boys, Foreign Legion, Swollen Members,
Grand Agent, Rasco and Planet Asia to name a few.
Currently he's back in Poughkeepsie watching Euro Westerns.
"Turn the Party Out" / Biz Markie (Groove Attack)
"Hey Ladies" (exclusive remix for Anthology dvd) / Beastie
Boys (Capitol / Criterion)
"Conflict" / Guru and Masta Ace (Mona)
"Definition of Nice" / Paul Nice featuring AG, Babu &
"Know My Name" (remix) / Nightmares On Wax (Warped)
"Breaks For Days" (breaks, breaks, breaks)
"Soul On The Grill" (70's soul)
"Do You Pick Your Feet in Poughkeepsie?" (70's soundtracks)
"5 Fingers of Death Battle Breaks" (Volumes 1-4)
"Drum Library" (Volumes 1-6)