THE LEGENDARY PAUL TROUBLE ANDERSON
Born in East London, grew up in childrens homes all over England.
An keen sportsman with a passion for football, played for Charlton youth, Tottenham youth and Middlesex County and ran for Haringey. An Natural born Athlete.
He used to dance in the pre-mixing days, and still does in the box, he would hurdle over the decks, boogie down and jump back just in time to cue the next record.
Paul started of playing at the time of the Sound System days…
As well as a Dj he was a soundman. He followed Chicken, Scrap Iron and Fat Man Around those days. Paul had a sound from his uncle a reggae sound that was converted in to a soul sound. They called it Troublefunk and this is where he acquired his Stage name “Trouble”.
Around this time He meet George Power, one of the founders of Kiss FM, who asked him to be a warm up Dj at several venues. Who was best respected for his jazz funk at Crackers.
Paul had a fresh funky sound and was playing at many clubs, to name a few, The Maize Club at Ronnie Scott’s, Bumbles and Red Box.
Trouble was Instrumental in the London music scene, and helped making clubs like Crackers, Spats, The Embassy, Global Village and Electric Ballroom Legendary.
In the mid 80’s he championed His ‘Trouble Funk Sound‘ and brought his sublime blend of dance music to the Warehouse scene.
1985 he was asked to join Kiss and found the prospect of promoting dance music on-air an exciting one. That is when he developed his creativity and skill. To his fans, Paul has an amazing ability to make you want to move, the way he makes the music come alive and his brilliant mixing skills.
Paul also found time for the Studio, and lent his remixing skills to Nomad’s UK NO1 ’Devotion’, Junior Reid’s Jamaica NO1 ’One Blood’ and remixed for Blaze, Pet Shop Boys, Soul11Soul, Thelma Houston, Byron Stingily and many more.
At his own night ‘Troubles House’ at Legends, a major star in London’s club land, he had many big name guests like Ten City, Todd Terry, Dj Pierre and David Morales.
1990 Kiss went Legal and Paul took over the Saturday Prime spot 2100-2300, which continued as ‘Troubles Original Mix Show for 8 years. Then there was changes in the Stations music policies, and Paul reluctantly decided to leave.
He still delivered his sound to the fans through his night ‘The Loft’ at HQ, that run for ten years. With weekly guests like Loleatta Holloway, Jean Carne, Jocelyn Brown, Masters at Work, Tony Humphries, Rosie Gaines, Michael Watford, Darryl Pandy and Barbara Tucker. ’The Loft was voted NO1 Midweek club for 3 years running, by magazines like Time Out, The Face and the Evening Standard. Paul had a dedicated following, who made Wednesdays at ‘The Loft’ a priority. Later HQ sadly closed down.
2000Paul released a live mix album “Troubles House” on R2 Records which features an inspired collection of soulful uplifting Favourites mixed with Troubles Flavour. Paul also continued the Loft vibe at ‘Loft 2’ at Madam JO JO’s.
Paul has since been playing a big role in the Italian Club Scene, as well as having a close link with the Fashion world. To name a few, The Julian Macdonald show at London Fashion week and Chanel at the Milan Fashion week. He worked for Italian Fashion TV for 2 years. He has also been Photographed for Italian Vogue with Giorgio Armani.
He performed on a Ministry of Sound tour in Italy with Howard Donald from Take That, and has done a few guest radio shows for Radio 1, Virgin FM, Jazz FM and Ministry of Sound. He was also interviewed by Channel 4 for an documentary about the influential club Crackers.
Now in his 40th year of djing, he is still going strong, still refusing to be labelled, and is maintaining that, a House is where you live and a Garage is where you park your car.
Paul’s projects at the moments include, setting up his own Record label ’Troubled Soul Records’, Mixing his own album with his own songs, writing an Biography and Pauletry.
He also run his own nights, Trouble’s Loft and Back to My Roots! All successful in their own right, They have a reputation of Fantastic Music, great atmosphere and a Friendly Happy crowd! He brings in live PA’s and guest Dj’s from all over!
One of the attractions with Paul is his way of mixing classic gems with freshly cut acetates, and his passion for the music stands out bright and clear. As an Artist Paul has a restless soul and the dedication to carry on championing Dance music at present and in the future.
Not OldSchool AllSchool, Still Present! Troubsolutly! Natroubley! Bless!
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