La Guardia de la Luz – The Cosmic Egg EP

Mexico’s favourite cosmonaut is back for Paper Wave with three super deep, trippy cuts. The EP is not so much late-night as mid-afternoon two days later.

Cosmic Egg is a chunky 4/4 with a one note bass line as the atmospherics weave in and out with synths, found sounds, delays and studio trickery. Its an aural soundscape that could have be taken from the next Bladerunner as dawn breaks over a dystopian desert landscape.

Plano Existencial uses distortion and degradation to ride dubby EFZ over an analogue bass and drums. The track strips back to a beatless finish that would give The Orb a run for its money.

Finally, Zp Tpj has a hooky piano riff that hypnotises its way through a percussive groove as a Hans Zimmer lead synth line takes it in to psychedelia..

The Jedi Master himself Bill Brewster said ‘Cosmic Egg is excellent’.

 

 

Drop the Pressure by Flash Atkins & 2 Billion Beats

Two of Paper’s favourites have collaborated to update Mylo’s classic Drop The Pressure in to a nu-disco banger that’s set to take over the summer. What started as an edit quickly turned in to a full blooded re-make before they hauled in Crazy P’s Danielle Moore for vocals under her Ladydriver guise.

The original brings a band to the party with rhythm guitar, strings, live bass and horn section. The intro teases before the riff that everybody knows and then wallop, we’re off. For the break, Danni brings the disco and hands in the air doesn’t even touch it.

Norwegian next big things Lakeshouse knock it out the park with their 4/4 nu-disco version. It weaves the dynamics and melody around a vocoder and NRG that locks in to deliver a classy, dancefloor remix.

Marma Boog goes deep and cosmic for a pitched down balearic take. 80s synths and drums top off burbling and tripped out vocals. Sunsets never sounded so good.

Natasha Kitty Kat – Katt Eye, Bangs & Disco

The disco force is strong with this one!

We’re super thrilled to welcome the skills of Natasha Kitty Katt to the Paper Disco fold with her ‘Katt Eye, Bangs & Disco E.P.’

‘She’s Cruel’ kicks off the party and its full on main room disco house with a heavy dose of funk, by way of some serious slap bass. Add disco stabs, rolling toms, soaring strings plus that all important cowbell for added jack and its a gold-plated floor rocker.

Previously only available on self released vinyl, ‘Twisted Katt’ sees Ms Kitty join forces with the Twisted Soul Collective. The result is a low slung funker that sweeps and swoops with a background stomp that will alert the crowd that its time to get busy.

Trash The Wax, Volume 7 has been let into the wild!

Trash The Wax # 7 has arrived freshly minted and ready to rock.

We welcome back some familiar wax trashers and Paper family members such as Bill Brewster, Daco, From Beyond and Kooky & Damoon as well as our good friends Yam Who and Jaegerossa. There are also recent entrants Andy Buchan & James Greenwood plus some new blood to the fold by way of Christoph & Danny Russell, Studebaker Hawk, Setembro, Brian SNR & R-04 who have all brought their A game to the latest collection.

Chopped up chunky disco edits sit alongside low slung Berlin basement bangers and pumped up late night party pingers. No moody, beige style beard strokers here, just straight up dancefloor.  Get it on Bandcamp for £8

Flash Atkins & Charlie Sinclair – That Hit (Part 2)

Following last year’s That Hit which rocked boxes worldwide, Flash and Charlie have teamed up again to cover one of the greatest club records of the 90s, Mood II Swing’s All Night Long.

It has the official stamp of approval with Lem Springsteen saying ‘its a fantastic production and vocal which literally blew me away. The original was such a cheap recording…so it’s a major compliment to hear such a classy new version!’

All Night Long is sublime deep garage with funked up beats, live bass, guitar and strings. Add Charlie’s gorgeous vocals and its one for the Southport Weekender heads, sitting perfectly with the likes of Kon, Kerri Chandler and Master at Work.

Flash’s dub hypnotises with a two note B-line, delayed EFX, sparse production and trippy vocals. Jazzy keys, looped guitars and make it a tracky, heads down shoe shuffler.

Oslo’s De Fantastiske To add their magic to the ingredients and the result is a lush eight minutes of synth chords, arps and 808 drums. It is reminiscent of Nu Groove, Marshall Jefferson and early Paper.

Finally, Norway’s Doc L Junior brings out the soul. Rhodes, synth bass, upfront congas, wonky vocals and its a late night jam that hits the sweet spot.

Alexander Barck (Jazzanova) – I love the Flash

Mark Farina – Dig!

Fingerman – Proper house music. Love it :)

Get Down Edits – This is quality, Flash Dub is so good.

I-Robots – I-Robots approved!

Ooft – So Sad Dub for me.

Deep South Audio – Mint beats. Flash had his super hero pants on the day he laid these beats down .. supported straight away on Radio 17/04/2019

Da Sunlounge – Delicious modern disco.

Tici Taci Music – Paper is on fire at the moment. No pun intended. The Part 2 Dub is my fave here but it’s all good.benoit C – Coll one

Gratts – Fun take on one of my favourite classics.

Third Attempt – This will definitely get playtime. Some really soulful stuff going on here. Love the overall feeling of the EP, last track is my favourite.

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Leca – Soft on Space EP

Unsung hero and champion of deep Norwegian beats, the new EP from Bergen’s Leca is leftfield, wobbly and damn good.

Soft On Space harks back to the retro future of italo with space station samples and anologue synths over heavily reverbed house beats. It is the sound of optimism, found by looking up at the stars.

Den Fantastiske Fuzzn keeps things warm with a jumping keyboard, cowbell, vocal sample, disco strings, sweet leads and deep house know.

Finally Tur-Retur Venusberget takes it chug with wobbling B-lines, Rhodes, chorused toms and a jacking beat. Guaranteed to make you hurdygurdy!

Bill Brewster – Weirdly good.

Craig Bratley -Will play Soft On Space, thanks

Pete Herbert – Great lazy grooves

Billy Scurry – Excellent warmth and vibe throughout. Hard to pick a fav as all have a bit of something.. Aceness!

Mordisco – Soft On Sapce is dope!

James Rod – Full support

I-Robots – I-Robots approved!

Nutritious – WAAAAAAAAAA!!!! (This. Ep. Is. F-ing. Epic .RMX)

Robot 84 – Funky Nordic beats, oh yeh, feelin this one!!!

Fingerman – Last track is ace. Thanks guys!

 

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Richard Seaborne – Preprandial EP

Paper favourite Richard Seaborne is back and on fire with two killer tracks.

Ken has pumped drums doing the heavy lifting while a minor piano progression works with the simple string line and the funk bass filters to full effect. Make no mistake, this is a stripped back bomb to cause scenes.

Susy takes a different route down to the depths of arpeggiated chug. Back in the day acid bass, attacking distorted stabs, italo pads and filtered samples push it deep in to hypnotic ALFOS territory. A track that will rock boxes from techno to house to disco and back.

Nutritious: “Always incredible music from Richard Seaborne. This rocks.”Robot 84:

Robot 84: “Nice deep vibes on this one, really feelin it…”

James Rod: “Super cream!!!”

Somerville & Wilson: “Loving the tasty vibes of Susy! Proggy Chug tastic! FULL support here”

Fingerman: “Loving the tasty vibes of Susy! Proggy Chug tastic! FULL support here”

80s Child : “Quality stuff, wheres he been?”

Somerville & Wilson : “Loving the tasty vibes of Susy! Proggy Chug tastic! FULL support here in OZ”

De Fantastiske To : “Great work from Richard… These are real pumpers!”

Get Down Edits : “Great work from Richard… These are real pumpers!”

 

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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!

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!