Bay Area Music Innovator DJ Cameron Paul Dies at 60

March 28, 2018
Cameron Paul Tribute

Cameron Paul Tribute (Photo credit: Alexander Meija)

In the 1980's Cameron Paul dominated the Bay Area club scene and local radio stations, spinning music from record to record and making everyone get up and dance. On Monday, March 26, the music producer and mix DJ lost his battle to cancer at a hospital near his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was 60 years-old.

Paul reached icon status when he introduced his record label "Mixx-It" which helped DJs with extended mixes of the current hits. His remixes of Salt-N-Pepa's "Push It" and "I Want Your Sex" by George Michael earned him each a Gold record award. Paul was one of the first mixshow DJs on several local radio stations along with the late Michael Erickson, Alexander Meija, Theo Mizuhara and Q102's own Billy Vidal.

In addition, Paul was in the mix every weekend at San Francisco hot spots Studio West and City Nights.

"Cameron transcended the "club DJ" by incorporating turntables, a keyboard, reel-to-reel, he really was remixing a song, by hand, in a DJ booth." Vidal said. He really took things to another level."

On Friday, March 30, Q102 will pay tribute to the legendary mixer during their Freestyle Friday sets throughout the day, featuring remixes from Cameron Paul and Mixx-It.

Paul is survived by his sister Suzanne, her husband Steve, a niece and two nephews. His parents Larry and Caroline are still Bay Area residents as well.

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