Paul Trouble Anderson


Besides Southport Weekender resident Norman jay, no other DJ has done more to establish the soulful sounds of New York Garage music here in the UK than Paul “Trouble” Anderson. From the mid seventies he has been instrumental in the London dance music scene, playing at such landmark nights as Crackers, Spats, The Embassy, Global Village, The Electric Ballroom. In the mid eighties, with his Trouble Funk sound system, Paul brought his sublime blend of dance music to the warehouse scene and with his weekly radio show on the notorious pirate station “Kiss” he played this sound to the masses.


When Kiss went legal in 1990 Paul took over the Saturday night 9-11 slot which continued as “Trouble’s Original Mix Show” until 1998, when changes in the station’s music policy resulted in Paul’s reluctant resignation.


Trouble’s audience could always find him, though, at his 10-year weekly dance party “The Loft” which saw very special shows from Trouble and guests, such as Loleatta Holloway, Jean Carne, Jocelyn Brown, Masters At Work, Tony Humphries, Rosie Gaines, Michael Watford, Darryl Pandy and Barbara Tucker. It was voted No.1 Midweek club 3 years running by magazines such as Time Out, The Face and The Evening Standard.


Having spent over three decades behind the decks, Anderson is one of the most proficient spinners on the scene, holding an unnatural empathy with his audiences, who he delights on his every appearance.