A King has passed - Long Live The King's memory - a King indeed. A King of his craft whose life will always be remembered for nearly half a century of devotion to dance music from Boogie, Soul Funk Disco and Advance dance. Just as Lewis Hamilton's name will be forever synonymous with Formula 1 and Ian Wright with football, both pulling up their lives from their bootstraps, so was Paul Trouble Anderson's journey and man did he do it with joy in his heart, infectious, dance-floor beating joy.
A DJ who could dance as well as he could weave his magic behind the decks, a true, true DJ's DJ, who felt the music from his ears to his heart to his feet with sublime skills on the floor and behind the turntables.
Paul sadly passed away last weekend at 59 years old after a 7 year battle with lung cancer.
Here is the re-eq'd 2 hour BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix Show I booked for Paul which was broadcast on Sept 8th 1996 re-presented in honourable memory of King Paul Trouble Anderson who will no-doubt shun the Rest In Peace wish because he'll be looking for a place to spin his spirit to the music he loves, full of style and pride the 'Trouble' way, like a King.
When Frankie Knuckles passed, I thought to myself, wow what an exceptional life he led doing exactly as he loved and being fully respected for it. The same applies to Paul, he lived doing what he loved and it showed in the love that he gave with that big wide smile. No prima donna DJ - Paul was a Primo radio and dancefloor DJ as well as a wonderful force of human nature with a hug and a kiss for everybody. EG.
Loletta Holloway - "My Loletta" (Acapella recorded by Bruce Forest 1985)
South Shore Commission - "Free Man" (Re-Edit)
H20 Featuring Bille - "Nobody's Business (Deep Zone)" (AM:PM)
H20 Featuring Bille - "Nobody's Business (Fleetwood"