Friends of veteran UK DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson have launched a GoFundMe campaign to help him pay mounting medical bills. Anderson was first diagnosed with cancer in his left lung in 2011, and a CT and MRI scan this summer revealed tumors in the DJ’s brain and right lung.
According to the team behind the campaign, “In the past two weeks Paul has undergone an emergency operation to remove some of the tumour and reduce swelling and pressure to the brain, which will be followed by a course of radiotherapy. Paul now needs to seek ongoing treatment with a specialist neuro-oncology team, as well as to ensure expert aftercare, physio and rehabilitation outside of the NHS.”
“We are aiming to raise as much as possible in order to fund his healthcare.”
Anderson established himself on the late ’70s/early ’80s London scene as a tastemaker/party rocker who played everything from soul and R&B to house. His resume dates back to the earliest days of Kiss-FM, helming a mix show when it was a pirate radio station. His current condition has forced him to curtail his DJ gigs.
“Needless to say Paul may not be able to appear at most if not all of his scheduled performances. However, he is determined to try and pre-record his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio to keep the good vibes flowing.”
Donations can be made here.
Scottish DJ/producer Jackmaster (a.k.a. Jack Revill) has issued an apology for being intoxicated at Love Saves The Day, a festival held in Bristol in May. According to his statement posted yesterday on Facebook, he “behaved inappropriately and offensively to staff at the event, and damaged equipment, whilst heavily intoxicated.”
Jackmaster added, “As much as this was out of character: substances are an individual’s choice, not an excuse. I have already made major changes to my lifestyle, and will continue these ongoing. Over the last few weeks I have done everything in my ability to confront and address the repercussions of my actions head-on, and apologise personally to those that I affected. This post will serve to remind me that my behaviour was unacceptable, and it is a bid to address issues in the wider events and music industries.
“I appreciate the professionalism of Love Saves the Day for taking a strong stance for their staff, whilst maintaining openness throughout.”
Love Saves The Day’s organizers issued a response shortly afterward:
We received complaints from our staff as to the behaviour of Jack at our Love Saves The Day Festival this summer. We took the complaints extremely seriously and fully investigated the incidents.
Jack met with us and representatives of the staff involved and showed genuine remorse, full responsibility for his actions plus an undertaking to ensure that his behaviour would never be repeated at any event in the future.
Our staff and family have accepted his apology and consider this matter closed, whilst reserving the right to further pursue complaints at such point in the future that we are ever aware of this behaviour being repeated.
Love Saves the Day takes the welfare if its staff and family extremely seriously and will never tolerate any unacceptable behaviour towards them, from any member the public, contractors, or artists.
- Deadwalkman – Intruder (S-File Remix) (GND Records)
- Damon Wild – Rotary (Slam Archive Edit) (Soma)
- DJ Wank – La Petite Sirene (Biotech)
- S-File – Memories Fade (GND Records)
- DJ Rush – Joy Ride (Kne’Deep)
- Oleg Mass – Tightwerk (S-File Remix) (GND Records)
- Binny – Waveform V3 (N&N)
- Ø [Phase] – Suspended Animation (Stroke B) (Token)
- Strategy – Forgotten Encounter (The Nite Owl Diner)
- Mark Rogan – Modular Way (GND Records)
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Richie Hawtin has confirmed that he will bring his ‘Close – Spontaneity & Synchronicity’ show to Brooklyn’s Avant Gardner on December 8, 2018. Tickets go on-sale on Monday, July 30. Special guests will be announced er, closer, to show date. (Watch the show’s trailer below.)
Fans of Hawtin’s techno tumult should know that the show, which has graced prestigious festivals and concert halls including Coachella, Primavera Sound and Sydney Opera House, will be the only opportunity for fans to see his live show in North America. The concept of the show is to take the standard DJ set to the next level with an audio-visual one-two punch.
Obligatory press release gush from Hawtin: “New York has been important to me since the early 1990s from the early Storm raves, record shopping at Sonic Groove, and meeting new friends like Joey Beltram and Sven Vath at New Music Seminar, to years of great times at different clubs and venues from Brooklyn to Manhattan. I’m looking forward to presenting CLOSE at Avant Gardner, a show where I feel you get to see me at my best!”