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After a weeks-long battle with Covid-19, the tragic news was delivered. Johnson’s death was announced on his Facebook fan page. Paul Johnson died at the age of 50.

Johnson excelled in a melodic, sample-heavy form of Chicago house that emphasized a clear connection between disco, soul, and his distinctive dance floor style. His 1999 tune “Get Get Down,” which used a Bohannon sample, topped Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play and charted in 14 countries.

He has a 30-year record jam packed of memorable albums, including his Peacefrog Records debut Bump Talkin, as well as EPs for labels such as Dance Mania, Djax-Up-Beats, Cajual, Relief, Underground Construction, and Crydamoure.

After being injured in a shooting mishap in 1987, the Chicago native, who was born in 1971, has been wheelchair-bound since that time. He has been a double amputee since 2010, yet he continued to DJ across the world for millions of admirers.

Johnson’s aunt requested that 5 Magazine tell readers about Johnson’s death, according to the publication.

Johnson’s death was lamented throughout the dance music world, and we mourn his death as well. Rest in peace, Johnson.

Author Isaac Elejalde

Born in Maracaibo and based in Berlin, Isaac Elejalde established himself as one of the most prolific producers on the Venezuelan scene today.

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