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DJ White Shadow (born Paul Blair) is a producer, disc jockey and sound engineer based out of Chicago, Illinois. He is a producer on Lady Gaga's third album, Born This Way as well as her fourth album, ARTPOP.

Early life

Blaire grew up in Ohio, but spent his school years in Detroit. He started DJing when he was 17 in Japan and made some popular remixes that appeared around the internet.[1]

Work with Lady Gaga

Gaga was listening to my mixtapes after someone she knew heard me DJ in a club in L.A. One day Gaga e-mailed me and asked me if I made my own beats. I said yes, sent her some, and she hit me back, this time on the phone, asking if I wanted to work with her on some stuff. I said okay.

—DJ White Shadow, Billboard[2]

They started working together during The Monster Ball Tour because he was a consultant for the musical interludes. After that, they collaborated on Gaga's third album for more than a year. He is credited as co-producer for the song, "Born This Way", along with Fernando Garibay and Gaga.

Production with Lady Gaga

He worked with Lady Gaga on the following song(s):

Songs from Born This Way (2011):

Songs from ARTPOP (2013):

Songs from A Star Is Born soundtrack (2018):

Other songs:

Songs currently unreleased:

Songs by Lady Gaga that he remixed:

DJWS Vision

After Monstervision episode 8, DJ White Shadow started a video blog called "DJWS Vision"

DJWS vision number 1
Released: November 4, 2012
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Length: 01:48

DJWS vision number 2
Released: November 7, 2012
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Length: 02:37
Music Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe

DJWS vision number 3
Released: November 14, 2012
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Length: 01:30

DJWS vision number 4
Released: December 21, 2012
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Length: 01:02


  • Shadow's official website launched on May 23, 2011, the day of release of Born This Way.
  • DJ White Shadow also has a booking agency of his own; which is home to many of the top DJs in the country called The Music Trust, based in his hometown of Chicago, IL. (




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