It’s with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of another beloved member of the electronic music community. Paul Strange died this past Tuesday, December 10th. The promoter spent the last 20 years building one of the most successful promotion companies in Sydney. Since 2000, Paul Strange Presents brought countless big-name DJs to the city, staged countless parties, festivals, and events, including the much-anticipated upcoming Space Ibiza

Paul Strange with daughter and dog

A Scottish ex-pat, Strange found himself in Sydney after a 5-year stint in Ibiza working in the biggest clubs. Paul Strange Presents was founded in 2000 and quickly gained worldwide notoriety. The city of Sydney has been known to be a fickle one in terms of clubs, events, and large-scale music events but Strange was able to work his magic. Names like Carl Cox, Doorly, Nina Kraviz, and Pete Tong have all graced the stages of Paul Strange Presents events, many of them recalling these parties fondly, as some of the best they’ve ever attended. 

One of Strange’s biggest accomplishments was bringing the infamous Space Ibiza party to Sydney every New Year’s Day for the past 10 years. The Spanish club of the same name ran for 27 years and is still recognized as one of the best nightclubs the world has seen. While the club closed in 2016, the party lives on through Paul Strange Presents’ Space Ibiza New Year’s Day bash. This year, the party will go on in his memory with all proceeds going to his daughter and Mental Health Australia

Paul Strange is remembered fondly by his community, an outpour of support floods his Facebook page. RIP Paul Strange. Thank you for all that you did for the electronic music world. You will be missed.