Jai Paul Purchases an Old London Nightclub to House The Paul Institute
The Paul Brothers are spotted for the first time in years breaking ground on a new creative space
Few figures in music have remained as elusive to the public eye as Jai Paul.
With only a pair of 2011 singles (“BTSTU” and “Jasmine”) to his name and an unofficial debut album that leaked the following year, Paul may still be the most influential of his era, despite having an impossibly-short list of accessible material (though he was spotted in the studio with Miguel during the Wildheart sessions in 2015.)
Last year, Jai and brother, A.K. Paul, founded The Paul Institute, a mysterious incubator for emerging creatives. A.K. released his single “LANDCRUISIN” through The Institute. And though the output has ceased since then, the Paul Brothers were spotted breaking ground on a new home for The Institute. According to Property Week, The Paul Institute will be housed in an old BBC nightclub in West London. The two-floor, 3,000 square-foot building will soon be transformed into a creative lab for The Institute’s quickly-expanding roster of musicians, artists and technologists.
Paul Institute co-founder, Muz Azar, states that “West London is the place where it all started for us and we can’t think of a more suitable place than the Rotunda to call our new home.”
An opening date has yet to be revealed, which still leaves us with the same question we’ve been asking for the last 6 years and running: “What the hell is Jai Paul up to?” Suppose we’ll have to wait and see.