I’ve just heard the sad news that the legendary DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson passed away this morning. His influence on the music and clubbing experience of my formative years, and beyond, has been huge.
From listening to him on the pirate radio station, Kiss FM, as I drove around South East London in my school mates’ souped-up cars or on mix-tapes at brilliant/dodgy house parties, when I was aged about 15/16 years old onwards; to the amazement and joy of being able to see and dance to him live at clubs such as Bar Rumba, Bagleys, Ministry of Sound and the Blue Note.
Mr Paul ‘Trouble-funk’ Anderson was undoubtably a core part of the soundtrack of my youth and beyond. I must admit, some of the years – and club nights – have kinda blurred into a one, but the feelings of euphoria and awe that he consistently delivered remain as sharp and wonderful as ever. In fact, the memories are making me smile right now, while I type.
Enough respect, love and thanks are due.