After a longer than usually hiatus from the media spotlight, Paris Hilton is set to return this year with a surprising new career - as a house DJ.

The 30-year-old socialite and hotel heiress revealed in an interview with FHM magazine, six years since she first appeared on the cover, that she has developed a taste for house music and wants to release an album in the summer.

The move will be seen as quite a surprise to many people and a far cry from her self-titled debut pop album "Paris", which had disappointing sales.

"I have a huge passion for house music. It always has been my passion. I just haven't been able to focus on it, because I have been doing reality TV for so long now.

"I've been working on the album with lots of other top DJs for a while now and I think people will be really surprised. It's very modern and very catchy; perfect party music," she added.

This re-invention, along with the topless pictures that appear alongside the interview in FHM, could be a seen as a move by Paris to regain the attention that other socialites have enjoyed recently, with Kim Kardashian, Courtney Stodden and Heidi Montag never far away from the tabloid headlines these days.

Paris has recently been romantically linked to Dutch music producer DJ Afrojack, real name Nick van de Wall, who is perhaps the helping the 30-year-old along with her new career path.

Even if this latest incarnation of the Paris Hilton brand fails, she does have a few other busnisses in her multi-billion dollar empire to tide her over.

My fragrances are doing really well at the moment. They've produced more than $1.3 billion in revenue since 2005."

"I have 35 stores and 17 product lines, and then there's my racing team, my 14 fragrances and my new project - the Paris Hilton Beach Club chain. The first one is opening in the Philippines soon. It's going to have nightclubs, restaurants, bars, gyms, everything really," she adds.

The full interview of Paris and her new adventure appears in this month's FHM magazine, on sale on Thursday 5 January.