Stubb – Love Not Sex feat. Huw Costin & Rachel Foster

Love Not Sex is the second Stubb release from Paper Recordings’ Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) forthcoming on vinyl and digital.

The original is a melancholic slice of sunshine that draws inspiration from MOR and blue-eyed soul with a hefty dose of balearica. Acoustic guitars, Rhodes, live drums and strings plus Crazy P’s Tim Davis on bass provide the perfect cinematic backdrop for the plaintive vocals of Huw Costin (Torn Sail) and Rachel Foster.

Japanese edit hero Mori Ra delivers his first ever remix and its a doozy. Keeping the bones of the original track, he takes it in to dark psychedelic waters with the help of former_airline’s tripped out guitar. A spoken vocal tips it in to full Balearic wonkiness that will have the likes of DJ Harvey and Bjørn Torske getting hot under their disco beards.

Bergen’s Leca employs his trademark stripped back crisp production for a warm, dreamy remix. Steel guitar, clicks, whirrs and a Nordic playfulness make for a cosmic journey to the Northern Lights.

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Minus The Majors – Noise On Repeat

Minus The Majors – Noise On Repeat

1. Black and White
2. Peanut Dust
3. Baker Lights
4.Ivasha Flow

Following their appearance on Trash The Wax 5, we are thrilled to release Minus The Majors’ debut 4 track EP ‘Noise On Repeat’.

The dubby & filtered opener Black & White is stripped back garage with plenty of subby, bouncing bass. Seven and a half minutes of proper house joy.

Peanut Dust is straight up sunshine grooves with bags of swing. Kerri Chandler style stabs across organ chords and an infectious high end pattern plus a breakbeat brings the groove.

Baker Lights starts with breaks then drops to a 4/4 as the twanging digi bass hits your head. Stabs, synths & samples bounce in all directions whilst ripping over the drums.

Ivasha Flew closes off the party and heads deep into the Latin tropics with tribal chants, drums and infectious synth lines. This is a proper late night Balearic beauty and will cause scenes if dropped at the right moment.

Nutritious – Indeed a really, really good EP. Some of the freshest new house around. Nicely done.

Fingerman – Ivasha Flew is lush! Great stuff :)

Get Down Edits – Very Nice Production & lovely sound.

Robot 84 – Quality EP, really like all the tunes. Baker Lights is right up my street…

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fanastiske To) – Yeah ! I haven’t heard proper oldschool house-vibes i actually like in a while. This is really cool.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool and deep NICE.

Mordisco – “Good stuff..especially Ivasha Flew. Will play sure!

Deep House Audio – Quality all day long.

Billy Scurry – Ivasha is a slice of nice!.

Pathaan – Love it!

Trash The Wax – Volume 6

Trash The Wax returns with Volume 6 and plenty of party pumping offerings from the Paper Disco family new and old.

There are heavy hitters like HiFi Sean, Richard Norris and Bill Brewster plus one of the Paper originals Hot Toddy, all of whom deliver slam dunk selections.

Newcomers include Andy Buchan, Tony Disco, DJ Counselling, James Greenwood, The Funk District & Algy Strutt with regular Trash The Waxers Flash Atkins, Solid State, Minus The Majors, Kooky & Damoon with Courtnay Reddy, Smashed Atoms, Feverfew, From Beyond and Norway’s Diskobeistet.

Its a meltdown of house-disco-edits-boogie-chuggy-acid and its set to be unleashed.

Get ready.

Mordisco – Musica de Baile EP

We are very pleased to welcome Granada’s finest, Mordisco to Paper Recordings with an EP that is ‘a tribute to the 90s sound’ and delivers in spades.

Musica de Baile has clean and crisp production, fizzing percussive arps and a krautrock synth that builds in wonderfulness as the track develops. Is it deep house, space disco or balearic? Who cares when its this good!

Nahual gets lush with Mordisco’s sparking production. Heavy on atmospherics, the bass drives things along as synth lines weave in and out and the dynamics build in to a trip for the head and feet.

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Christophe (Futureboogie) – Excellent stuff this!

Craig Bratley – Liking this.

Fingerman – Lush!

Chris Massey – Love, love, love this! Massive vibes!

Anthony Mansfield – Arptastic!

Rave-Enka – Full Fres EP

The more beardy half of De Fantastiske To is back with more of his floor filling tech-disco bombs straight from the heart of Oslo.

Full Fres leads the charge with a nagging riff, filtered pad and swinging drums. An acid arp brings the top end as the music works its hypnotic magic in to peaktime madness.

Regnværsdag keeps the analogue synth feel but takes a deeper route at the breaks with minor key pads and keyboard stylings for wonderful results.

Finally Teppefall takes a tribal drum loop and puts it through the Rave-enka disco machine. A driving bass pushes the dancers before a gorgeous chord change and arp bring the happy vibes.

Justin Robertson – “Massive…will hammer to bits”

Harri (Sub Club) – “Liking all of these….will play and support”

Fingerman – “Lovely warm vibes. Cheers!”

James Rod – 10/10

Anthony Mansfield – “Chunky jams for proper ravelording.”

Nutritious – “Deep, fuzzmatic, tropical. Tiki Disco!”

Olle Abstract – “Good stuff. Teppefall is the main track for me!”

Robot 84 – “All three tracks sounding great, Full Fres & Regnvaersdag doing it for me…”

Francisco Azpiri (Soundersons) – “Like it very much, for sure on my set ¡¡¡ thanks ¡¡¡”

Found Sounds – “Liking this”

The Wild Army Vol. 1

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The Wild Army is a new EP series by renegades, outliers, mercenaries taking house music to it’s deepest corners.

Mr Tea is first out the blocks with History of the Future. It’s deep and hypnotic, swings like a mother and has psychedelia written in to its DNA.

Leon Sweet is back with a bullet and he’s better than ever. Fifth Mode is a broken beat, synth driven head-mangler with a filtered 303 hitting the bullseye.

Manchester house music correspondent Ben Arnold AKA Benjamin Eh goes old school. Stripped back NYC beats, nagging bass, analogue synths, tight percussion and pads keep it swinging.

Finally, Bergen’s Leca is on a roll at the moment. His crisp production ties together an acid B-line, trippy vocals and some of that Norwegian space disco dust they put in their tea.

Prepare yourself, The Wild Army are here!

Hot Toddy – Nice EP. Mr Tea track is ace. proper tripped out journey.

Fingerman – Nice! Great to see Leon back in the ring. Gwan son! Yessmate :)

Anthony Mansfield – Feelin’ the slink of Mr. Tea!

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – B-People! Yes, Mate!

Neil Diablo – History of the Future has some nice heavy loopy house vibes. That Benjamin eh track is well deep and tasty and Leca goes proper wonky. Good EP.

Chris Massey – Pffft! MASSIVE all over. Plenty to get stuck into here.

Pathaan – All great tracks but FIFTH MODE is the ONE !

George Summers (Midnight Riot) – It’s Leon Sweet for me but all are ace.

Gareth Sommerville (Athens of the North) – ‘History of the Future’ and ‘B-People’ are doing it for me.

Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ Fifth Mode. Thanks!

James Rod – Cream!!!!!

Flash Atkins & Charlie Sinclair – That Hit

Flash Atkins has pulled in Charlie Sinclair, singer from one of Manchester’s hottest new bands, Sylvette for a collaboration that promises to be the start of something special. The track has already been gathering heat, with Bill Brewster calling it ‘one of his favourite house records of 2017’ and reports of it rocking ALFOS and The Warehouse Project.

The original has a throbbing sub over clipped techy drums, muted guitar and an incessant Moog riff. But the killer punch is Charlie Sinclair’s soulful, intimate vocals that sit beautifully over the music. The groove is locked and builds to the break where a hint of disco hits the floor before the final section brings in the bells to devastating effect. The end result is a track that is destined to knock socks off in the coming months. You were warned.

Sean Johnston liked it so much he asked to do a remix and the result is everything you would expect from the Hardway Brothers. He keeps the original elements but toughens things up with added oomph, taking it in a proto house and techno direction.

Finally Tal M. Klein strips the track back to it’s bare basics with devastating effect. Just a kick, the guitar and serious compression provide space for the tripped out vocal and a truly psychedelic deep house experience.

Smash it HERE

Marma Boog – Cape Cod EP

Leeds’ Archie Presley is back on Paper Disco with his first EP following a storming debut on Trash The Wax # 5. There are three tracks of brilliantly produced, superior disco that is all set to soundtrack the summer. Ashley Beedle and Joey Negro best move over, there’s a new kid in town.

First up Cape Cod takes a horn riff and turns it round live instrumentation, congas and drums that pack a swing. Sweeps and dynamics make this a hit at any time of night and day; and hot damn, it’s catchy.

2 Chord Sangba takes things a bit more soulful with Rhodes and plenty of latin drums and percussion, making the most of them in the break. Then it’s back to business for late hands in the air shenanigans.

Finally Sour Indian drops the BPMs to dip it’s toes in the Med just in time for summer. Touches of acid, gorgeous chords and trippy atmospherics make it a stone cold, killer balearic chugger.

Furnish your ears HERE

From Beyond – Phase Shift EP

If you want to tick the boxes for “cosmic disco-squelchy-fist pumping-house heaters” then look no further than the Phase Shift EP by From Beyond.

Love Languages features some proper ‘pow-wow-wow’style tom drums before an acid style B-line kicks in. Then there’s plenty of tickling & teasing filter action and serious builds & drops for maximum dynamics.

The title track Phase Shift goes full force Moroder from the heyday of disco and stops off at Baldelli’s Cosmic Club for a top up on the way. Late night laser reaching action guarantees a warped dance floor come home time.

Galaxy Express goes straight into orbit from the off with a hypnotic, sleazy bass before the reverb drenched stabs appear and injects some wonk into the wobble. Watch those shapes get cut!

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Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – “Tasty ‘lil numbers here!”

Tronik Youth – “lovely ep great stuff”

Nutritious – “Fact is, if you’re out late hearing these jams you’re lit. All the wonk and wobble necessary! Will play.”

Fingerman – “Crazy! Love it :)”

Anthony Mansfield – “Get it!”

Somerville & Wilson – “Great spacey flavours! All tracks will get a play for sure. FULL support here in OZ from S&W”

 

Paper Cuts # 4

Paper Cuts Exclusives

It’s been 18 months since the last Paper Cuts ‘best of’ and in that time there have been some absolute beauties by artists new and old from all over the world.

There is the deep NZ garage of Maxx Mortimer’s Got Some Funk, choice cuts from the Project Sound compilation by Fingerman and Mr Tea plus Paper stalwarts 2 Billion Beats, Flash Atkins, Daco and Kimo.

Our 200th release was marked with Crazy P(enis) returning to the label along with Steve Cobby, our good friends in Norway represent with Vinny Villbass, Rave-enka, Leca, Diskobeistet and De Fantastiske To. DJ Spinna delivers a masterclass in remixing on the Soundersons’ Can’t Get Enough and we have our first artist from Venezuela, Vainc who goes proper deep.

Don’t forget the exclusives, a brand new track by Bachgenaur (formerly Goldboy) that is a nod back to the early days and the Vinny Villbass’ instrumental remix of Birkelunden.

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