Paul Johnson has unfortunately passed aged 50. The Chicago born artist was legend in the DJ scene and was respected by the entire industry, his loss is felt by many.
The Dance Mania mainstay was recently hospitalised in an intensive care unit due to COVID and has now tragically lost his battle with the virus. Paul Johnson’s agent confirmed the news to Mixmag.
He was best known for his self-taught DJ style of house music and his 1999 single ‘Get Get Down’, which ultimately became a worldwide hit. There is reason for him to be named as the very first artist in the track ‘Teachers’ by Daft Punk.
He was paralysed from the waist down after being shot in 1987 and used a wheelchair. In 2003 he had his left leg amputated after being hospitalised in Chicago with severe pains in his lower extremities, and in 2010 he lost his right leg after a serious accident.
Johnson didn’t let his disability stop him from being an active club DJ and producer. He still toured the world to DJ in clubs, and his release schedule stayed regular from the start of his career through to 2021.