DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson dies aged 59

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Founding Kiss FM DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson has died after a long fight with cancer.

Paul was a DJ in the clubs and on the radio, as a founding member of the pirate Kiss FM in 1985.

He went legal with the station in 1990 and hosted Paul Anderson’s Advanced Dance’ mix show every Saturday night at 9.00pm, running for eight years to become one of the station’s most popular shows and a pre-clubbing ritual for a whole generation of nineties Londoners.

In 2012 Paul resurrected the show, re-uniting with Kiss FM founder Gordon Mac for the launch of a new digital and internet radio station Mi-Soul.

When Paul first developed lung cancer in 2012 the response of the dance music scene was immediate, with his peers organising a special ‘Paul Anderson: Celebrate Life’ charity event at London’s Ministry of Sound.

Fellow DJ’s such as Norman Jay, Joey Negro, Danny Rampling, CJ Mackintosh, Phil Asher, Bobby and Steve, and Robert Owens appeared, amongst others, to help raise money. Following treatment, Paul’s cancer went into remission allowing him to return to work. A residency at the Bussey Building was just one of the regular gigs where he performed over this time.

Paul was also a popular draw on the growing circuit of international dance music festivals and it was upon returning from such a festival in Croatia late this summer that he learnt his cancer had returned and would prove terminal.

Paul kept working as long as his health allowed, delivering his final Mi-Soul mix show in November shortly before his death. Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson was born 28th September 1959, died on 2nd December. He is survived by five siblings and three children Heidi, Paul Jnr, Rio and grandson Jamie.

A full tribute has been posted by Mi-Soul and you can read it here.



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  1. Michael says

    RIP Paul. You and others black music DJ’s eventually persuaded the government of the day to change the broadcasting laws having convinced them, not everybody listened to pure pop and rock music.

  2. James Rhoden says

    A true great, a true gentleman I loved the way he played music. Such an inspiration.

    Thank you Paul

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