A FRANKIE KNUCKLES CELEBRATION
SATURDAY 21ST OF JUNE
89 GREAT EASTERN STREET, LONDON, EC2A 3HX
NEAREST TUBE OLD STREET
THE LEGENDARY PAUL TROUBLE ANDERSON
MATT L-S & JAMESEY (MAKIN' MOVES)
10PM - 3AM LAST ENTRY 1AM
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THE LEGENDARY PAUL TROUBLE ANDERSON
Born in East London, grew up in children’s homes all over England.
A keen sportsman with a passion for football, played for Charlton youth, Tottenham youth and Middlesex County and ran for Haringey. A Natural born Athlete.
He used to dance in the pre-mixing days, and still does in the box, he would hurdle over the decks, boogie down and jump back just in time to cue the next record.
Paul started of playing at the time of the Sound System days…
As well as a Dj he was a soundman. He followed Chicken, Scrap Iron and Fat Man Around those days. Paul had a sound from his uncle a reggae sound that was converted in to a soul sound. They called it Troublefunk and this is where he acquired his Stage name “Trouble”.
Around this time He meet George Power, one of the founders of Kiss FM, who asked him to be a warm up Dj at several venues. Who was best respected for his jazz funk at Crackers.
Paul had a fresh funky sound and was playing at many clubs, to name a few, The Maize Club at Ronnie Scott’s, Bumbles and Red Box.
Trouble was Instrumental in the London music scene, and helped making clubs like Crackers, Spats, The Embassy, Global Village and Electric Ballroom Legendary.
In the mid 80’s he championed His ‘Trouble Funk Sound‘ and brought his sublime blend of dance music to the Warehouse scene.
1985 he was asked to join Kiss and found the prospect of promoting dance music on-air an exciting one. That is when he developed his creativity and skill. To his fans, Paul has an amazing ability to make you want to move, the way he makes the music come alive and his brilliant mixing skills.
Paul also found time for the Studio, and lent his remixing skills to Nomad’s UK NO1 ’Devotion’, Junior Reid’s Jamaica NO1 ’One Blood’ and remixed for Blaze, Pet Shop Boys, Soul11Soul, Thelma Houston, Byron Stingily and many more.
At his own night ‘Troubles House’ at Legends, a major star in London’s club land, he had many big name guests like Ten City, Todd Terry, Dj Pierre and David Morales.
1990 Kiss went Legal and Paul took over the Saturday Prime spot 2100-2300, which continued as ‘Troubles Original Mix Show for 8 years. Then there was changes in the Stations music policies, and Paul reluctantly decided to leave.
He still delivered his sound to the fans through his night ‘The Loft’ at HQ, with weekly guests like Loleatta Holloway, Jean Carne, Jocelyn Brown, Masters at Work, Tony Humphries, Rosie Gaines, Michael Watford, Darryl Pandy and Barbara Tucker. ’The Loft was voted NO1 Midweek club for 3 years running, by magazines like Time Out, The Face and the Evening Standard. Paul had a dedicated following, who made Wednesdays at ‘The Loft’ a priority. Later HQ sadly closed down.
2000Paul released a live mix album “Troubles House” on R2 Records which features an inspired collection of soulful uplifting Favourites mixed with Troubles Flavour. Paul also continued the Loft vibe at ‘Loft 2’ at Madam JO JO’s.
Paul has since been playing a big role in the Italian Club Scene, as well as having a close link with the Fashion world. To name a few, The Julian Macdonald show at London Fashion week and Chanel at the Milan Fashion week. He worked for Italian Fashion TV for 2 years. He has also been Photographed for Italian Vogue with Giorgio Armani.
He performed on a Ministry of Sound tour in Italy with Howard Donald from Take That, and has done a few guest radio shows for Radio 1, Virgin FM, Jazz FM and Ministry of Sound. He was also interviewed by Channel 4 for an documentary about the influential club Crackers.
Now in his 40th year of djing, he is still going strong, still refusing to be labelled, and is maintaining that, a House is where you live and a Garage is where you park your car.
Paul’s projects at the moments include, setting up his own Record label ’Troubled Soul Records’, Mixing his own album with his own songs, writing an Biography and Pauletry.
He is also running his own nights, Trouble’s Loft and Back to My Roots! All successful in their own right, They have a reputation of Fantastic Music, great atmosphere and a Friendly Happy crowd! He brings in live PA’s and guest Dj’s from all over!
One of the attractions with Paul is his way of mixing classic gems with freshly cut acetates, and his passion for the music stands out bright and clear. As an Artist Paul has a restless soul and the dedication to carry on championing Dance music at present and in the future.
Not OldSchool AllSchool, Still Present! Troubsolutly! Natroubley! Bless!
It may have all come about by accident but the fact remains that Phil Asher is one of London’s undisputed underground House music producers and is nothing short of a legend. Far from being underrated this all round nice guy is considered amongst his peers around the world as one the UK’s best and proficient club DJ turned producers – anything musically he’s put his hand to has seen him receive nothing but accolades of applause. Having amassed a catalogue of hundreds of his own productions, along with clocking up a huge discography of remix and co productions, Phil’s life has never been anything but progressive since 1991, following his first public stint as a DJ at House night Delirium. From then his name has become synonymous with established club nights such as the long running Inspiration Information which he co-hosts with Patrick Forge, to the Soul Heaven parties, the grand CO OP shindigs that were held at Plastic People, regular spots at the Southport Weekenders, to Italy’s Angels of Love plus other gigs throughout Europe, the US, Japan, Dubai, Australia and New Zealand all reinforcing his popularity and demand around the globe.
What makes Phil such an attraction behind the decks as well as in the studio is anyone’s guess but one thing’s for certain his distinct ability to move forward in producing quality dance music that has an edgier sound to it without cutting down on value or compromising each of the projects he’s working on clearly comes from a God-given gift within him nurtured in part from the influence of his father at a very young age.
Though Phil doesn’t see so much of what he does as hard arduous labour but more of a uniting love for an amalgamation of sounds – his attitude is just the same when he mixes up the vibe in his DJ sets at his Inspiration Information residency. Phil Asher has learnt to take on the glorious elements of all that is past musically and magnificently combine it with advance technology in musical production without having ever lost his soul, roots or vigour in being the man we know as Phlash.
Fast forwarding to 2008, Phil’s latest studio album Phlash & Friends ‘Deep Electronic Sound’ on Italy’s Archive records features a stellar line up of collaborators including Karizma, Dego (4 Hero), Zed Bias, Mark de Clive Lowe, Orin Walters (BITA), Zansika, Alma Horton and others. This brand new adventure that is an eclectic musical assortment has an all encompassing bpm range that sits between 118 and 126 – this prospective collection of dance gems undoubtedly promises to be right up there in stand out future classic albums.
MAKIN' MOVES DUO - MATT L-S & JAMESEY
Matt Langrish-Smith, London’s boy-about-town whose quick bio includes 3 years in Advertising at DMC and 5 years as Head of Events at Papa Records, taking their monthly party ‘Messages’ to the next level. In 2009 he collaborated with Dean Zepherin to set up the internationally acclaimed Tribe Records UK (label and events company) with club residencies in Paris, Miami and London. Fast Forward to 2012 and Matt decided to spread his wings and launched a new events company ‘Makin’ Moves’ and joined forces with local London DJ talent, Jamesey. Along with hosting his own radio show on Housefm.net since 2004, Jamesy has been an essential cog in the wheel of London’s soulful & deep house scene, performing at parties including BBE and Soulogic, to name a few. He has also played gigs around the world in Paris, Dubai, Russia, Sardinia, Barcelona, and NYC, among others. Jamesey first met Matt whilst at one of his residency parties at Offthemeters.com.
This chance meeting of minds marked the beginning of a flourishing new collaboration. In early 2009 they put on their first joint party, ‘Messages’ in London, which was a roaring success. After some years working on other projects the pair have come together once again. Matt & Jamesey both felt there was a gap in the London soulful/deep house scene for some good New York style underground house and to combine this with live music also in response to the advent of Tracktor and laptop dj’s, a much needed sacred space to encourage and showcase creative DJ mixing once more. The first two events this summer were packed terrace all day parties held at Brixton Clubhouse in Brixton of July and September of this year. The guys then took up a new monthly residency at the Bedroom Bar (upstairs in the Loft) in Shoreditch, which started last month with DJ Ushcikawa from Japan guesting. The next date is on Friday 9th November with Shea Soul putting on a one off live performance. Look out for more emerging events/ventures and warehouse parties still to be announced so keep your eyes locked on this space!
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DJ Jamesey, a relative ‘new kid on the block’ compared to some of London’s more established DJ’s, this junior’s skills on the decks and musical prowess is far from the above. A maturity that appears as if he’s been playing professionally for the best part of two decades is not a bad accolade.
Professionally playing deep and soulful house for more than ten years, Jamesey got on the decks at the age of 14. Music and DJ’s run in the family citing his first musical influences from his mother and uncles who were all DJ’s on the radio in the early eighties. He says it’s always a great vibe listening to his mother in the mornings playing everything from Soul to rare groove and Jazz classics.
Real success didn’t take long to beckon, getting his break on Housefm.net in 2004. As a resident at the Ditch bar (Shoreditch) with Euphoric House Collective (Randy J & Floyd Patterson), opportunity knocked as Jamesey’s talents saw him showcasing at most of the prolific nights in the underground house scene in London. Bookings saw him play at BBE Records’ parties, Soulogic and Kinki Malinki. Making a name for himself took him worldwide performing sets in Sardinia, Barcelona, New York, Paris , Russia, Georgia and Dubai.
Whilst holding a residency at Offthemeters.com, a meeting with Matt Langrish-Smith in 2008, then working for Papa Records on their home turf of Stoke Newington lead to debates on the soulful house scene, a meeting of minds and music was the start of a flourishing collaboration.
Premiering with a one-off night in February 2009 (Islington), the duo put a night on at the Salmon & Compass called Messages with guest DJ from New Jersey Jihad Muhammad (Movement Soul) with rave reviews. Matt went on to open Tribe Records label with Zepherin Saint and Jamesey pursued his career independently playing sets with DJ’s such as Uchikawa (Loftsoul), Karizma, Atjazz, Kyri R2 and Frankie Valentine. Later joining Tribe as a resident the pair have come full circle on their ideas with the birth of Makin Moves events and label.
His DJ résumé reads like a who’s who of the deep house movement, playing alongside Neil Pierce & Aaron Ross (The Fanatix), Pete Adarkwah (BBE Records), DJ Spen (Code Red), Mark Grant (Blackstone Recs), Marcia Carr (Playback) and Rap Saunders (Soulmates). Ian Friday (Tea Party Music), Greg Gauthier (Dance Culture), Andy Ward & Timmy Vegas (Soul Central) to name a few.
Forever inspired and with a well-honed ear, Jamesey’s sound is forever evolving and keeps crowds entertained. Jamesey knows what he likes and the crowd like it too – his future looks promising. You can still catch him playing across London as he returned to Housefm.net last month, submitting mixes and remaining involved in the London’s underground soulful scene.