DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson Dies After Battle with Cancer

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Tributes are pouring in for London DJ Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson who passed away today after a seven-year battle with cancer. Anderson’s death was announced on his Facebook page and on social media by fellow Mi-Soul DJ Gordon Mac.

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.

“Myself and Mi-Soul are very sad to announce that our friend and colleague Paul ‘Trouble’ Anderson has passed away,” wrote Mac. “Following a long and very distinguished career, Paul was with Mi-Soul from Day One and not only contributed to our output with his brilliant Saturday night mix but he was also a superstar at all our live events. At this time, there are no further details regarding Paul’s death, but we would ask all Mi-Soul listeners to respect the privacy of Paul’s family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Paul’s nearest and dearest. He will be sorely missed by the entire Mi-Soul family and by all that had the privilege to see him live. R.I.P. Trouble.”

In September, a GoFundMe campaign was launched by friends of Anderson’s to help the DJ cover mounting medical bills. At the time he was in declining health and was unable to play gigs, although he vowed to try to keep his regular Saturday show on Mi-Soul Radio going.

Anderson posted what might be his final mix show on November 24.

More on this breaking story as it develops.

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Ultra Music Festival Moving to Virginia Key

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After getting kicked out of Miami’s Bayfront Park, where it had held court since 2001, Ultra Music Festival has been granted permission by Miami City Commissioners to relocate to Virginia Key Beach.

Despite protests from local residents and politicians including Key Biscayne Mayor Michael Davey, the commission voted 4-1 to allow Ultra to be held March 29-31, 2019 outside Marine Stadium and in Virginia Key Beach Park.

Previously, Rapture Electronic Music Festival had advertised its two-day 2019 edition over the same weekend on the same site. In response, Rapture organizers organized a No to Ultra petition the day before the hearing, to no avail.

While Commissioner Joe Carollo had argued vehemently for a flat $2 million payment, in the end Ultra promoters will pay the city of Miami $1.4 million to rent the key for the weekend. UMF also agreed to spend millions more on environmental safeguards and public safety. Continue Reading

Magazine London Eyes Summer 2019 Opening

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Magazine London, a 3,000-capacity, two-room nightclub and event space, will launch in the summer of 2019. News of the opening comes the 600-capacity 24-hour electronic-music venue FOLD made its debut in east London in August.

Located at the Greenwich Peninsula overlooking the River Thames, the space will be used for a variety of purposes — parties, exhibitions, gigs, conferences and a range of other events. Additionally, the owners are hoping to construct an outdoor festival space able to accommodate 7,000 revelers.

Magazine London will be easily accessible with excellent transport links from the West End, London Bridge and Canary Wharf.

Obligatory press release gush from Simon Tracey, CEO of the venue’s owner, Vibration Group: “London is still very much at the forefront of live events globally and Magazine, with its incredible flexibility both indoor and out, is groundbreaking.”

Obligatory press release gush from Knight Dragon CEP Richard Margree, the international property and investment company backing the venture: “Magazine London fits superbly with what we’re doing on Greenwich Peninsula — creating a new London underpinned by creativity, a community with culture and entertainment at its heart.”