Sunday, 10 June 2012

There may be Trouble ahead...

Well that Ashley Beedle session was just a bit good wasn’t it? Anyway in the tradition of Soul Buggin’ we’re now looking forward to our next party on Saturday 30th June at The Bodega Social Club where we'll be bringing you The Legendary Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson and we're just a little bit excited about this one.

So here's a little bit of the 'Trouble' story. Get a brew ready.

Paul started off DJing in the early Sound System days, and was also a soundman, who followed the Chicken, Scrap Iron and Fat Man Around systems around and Paul’s uncle ran a reggae sound that converted into a soul sound, called Troublefunk and this is where he acquired his stage name ‘Trouble’.

At this time he meet DJ pioneer and one of the founders of Kiss FM radio, George Power, who asked Paul to play alongside him at the legendary jazz funk sessions at Crackers. Paul was the first black DJ to play in Soho in 1979 and he then went onto blaze a trail in the London music scene, developing highly acclaimed seminal sessions of early electro, boogie, jazz dance, hip hop, soul and any new dance sound at what became historic clubs such as Crackers, Spats, The Embassy, Global Village and the Electric Ballroom. He played the best tunes during the rise of each genre: Reggae, Soul, Funk, Jazz-Funk, Disco, Electro, Hip-Hop and then House.

During the late 1980s Acid House era, Paul was head-lining at the massive Sunrise, Biology and Back to the Future raves, and was also resident at Love at the Wag, Solaris and Enter The Dragon at the Park. Paul was the first UK DJ to play in Italy, and was the regular resident at Angels of Love (Napoli, Italy)

Paul was one of the founders of Kiss FM, London’s first legal dance music station, and during this time he launched and nurtured amazing residencies at legendary clubs such as Trouble’s House (Legends) and The Loft (HQs, Camden Town - London’s best mid-week club which ran for 10 years with special appearances from DJs Tony Humphries, Louie Vega, Kerri Chandler, CJ Mackintosh, Marshall Jefferson, and singers Jocelyn Brown, Adeva, Loleatta Holloway (RIP), Joi Cardwell, Jean Carne, Crystal Waters, Kenny Bobien, Gerideau, Arnold Jarvis and Leroy Burgess.

Paul’s musical achievements include compiling Classic House Mastercuts 2, remixing Nomad’s No 1 hit, ’Devotion’ and Junior Reid’s No 1 in Jamaica, ’One Blood’ as well as remixes for Blaze, Pet Shop Boys, Soul II Soul, Thelma Houston, and Byron Stingily, and a Live Mix “Trouble’s House” album on R2 Records

"He is without doubt one of the Best DJ’s in the world’’ Norman Jay

"Throughout his career Paul has always been about busting out high quality tunes and didn’t need other people to tell him something was good or had a buzz on it to get behind it - he was definitely a leader". Joey Negro

"I used to play upstairs at the Electric Ballroom and I would sneak out whilst playing a long jazz record and go and listen to Paul playing early electro tunes. He is one of the most important people in London club culture, and Soul II Soul and all that stuff came off the back of Paul Anderson and lets not forget that. He’s an original boogie man, playing material that’s very dirty, very bouncy - real shuffle, and the girls love it and boys feel good around it." Gilles Peterson

Musical back up supplied as usual from the Buggin' residents Wrighty, Beane and Mark A.

£5 entry all night


 Doors open at 11pm.

Beedle goes Ballistic!

Ouch. Sweaty scenes at our last party with the mighty Ashley Beedle with all sorts of disco tom foolery going down. Here's a few pics.