PAP200 Vinyl

A – Crazy P – Last Knockers
AA1 – Steve Cobby – Boule De Suif
AA2 – Flash Atkins – Rivers of Jordan (PAP200 Edit)

Oh boy, that came around quick! One day we’re faxing giant penises to magazines and the next we’ve got kids and are on our 200th single release. It’s been 22 years since we kicked things off with Salt City Orchestra’s The Book and In the intervening years we’ve hopefully carved out our little corner in the pantheon of house music. We’ve lived by our first “hidden” message on PAP001 “Look Forward Not Back” and have been keeping on keeping on with barely a glance over our shoulder but this is chance to buy ourselves a pint.

PAP200 will be three tracks from friends new and old on a limited edition 12” released on Record Store Day in numbered brown paper bags. Crazy P(enis) return to the fold for the first time since 2003 and it’s good to have them back. Last Knockers has got their trademark stripped back electronic funk with Danielle Moore adding the disco fizz. There’s plenty of wonk and roll as it builds over 10 glorious minutes.

When Steve Cobby was asked what Paper meant to him he said “Northern Musical heritage” and we’ll take that. He has been knocking it out the park over the last couple of years and this is his debut release for the label. Boule De Suif is a trip through funk and soul that is timeless but of it’s time. It’s what Herbie would sound like if he grew up in Hull.

Finally Flash Atkins goes down a more conventional route and it’s got his trademark layered sound. What starts as a straight forward deep house track evolves with trippy vocals and a chorus that brings the hairs up on the back of your neck. Mixmag liked it so much they gave it their Disco Single of the Month.

Maxx Mortimer – Feelings EP

It’s good to get back to New Zealand again and we’ve been itching to put this EP by Maxx Mortimer out for a while. It nearly didn’t happen when his laptop was stolen but the stars aligned and the world of music is now a better place.

Feelings is vocal house at it’s very best with Stacey Gardener bringing the soul. Deep, simple and catchy its reminiscent of Miguel Campbell’s Something Special and has the potential to get the same kind of heat.

Next up Soulfood is deep garage that packs an extra thump. Nagging chords and sample, a big bottom end and drums that swing are all that you need for perfect heads down Saturday night NYC flavoured tackle. Expect dance floors like Faith, MOS and Fabric to be jumping all over this.

Got Some Funk has a more live flavour and it’s all in the groove that hits the one. Again on a garage tip with Rhodes and sample at the forefront this does it’s thing and does it damn well.

Mark Farina – “Dig these!”

Oliver $ – “Nice one”

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – “Liking Soulfood for its repetitiveness. A constant groove which isn’t too overpowering. A good set of tracks”

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Fingerman – “Soulfood is a great deep number but Got Some Funk rocks this EP for me. Nice!”

Alkalino – “Good vibes!”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “YES FUNKY!”

Billy Scurry – “House music at it best, all tracks here doing it for me.. Solid stuff indeed!!”

Neil Diablo – “Got some funk has got some funk”

Benoit C – “Feelings for me”

Robot 84 – “Superb vocal, really feelin’ this…”

Get Down Edits – “Tasty stuff from the Paper camp once again x”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “Feelings will be in the ‘box’ all Summer long, great track. Digging the funk as well but all about Feelings for me”

Groovement Soul – “Lovely soulful EP this one, especially Soulfood with it’s deep detroit vibes. Recognising samples all over the shop”

Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler

One of Paper Disco’s biggest tunes of this year has been given the all star re-rub treatment and it’s a full house of dancefloor dynamite.

The original has been rocking the boxes of the great and the good since it was out last year on Trash The Wax # 2 and Luke Una Bomber played it last month on 6 the Music MIF special as Manchester’s hot tune of the moment as well as Nemone on Electric Ladyland.

Leftside Wobble delivers an absolute monster that has been doing some serious damage with the few jocks who have fandangled a copy. Bill Brewster dropped it in his closing Wildlife set and Chris Duckenfield has been pressing the launch button. We’re talking a warehouse vibe with an arp riffed bass, plenty of reverb and the filtered, plaintive vocal giving it that emotional depth that all the best house music has. Make no mistake, this is one heavy remix.

Florida’s King of Disco Sleazy McQueen introduces a rolling bass, congas and some cheeky attitude for a stripped back joint that will smoke the floor. Add the vocal with subtle hypnotics from the original and it’s a late night, low ceiling, dry ice moment.

OOFT!:
“Leftside Wobble remix = LARGE”

Hot Toddy:
“Yea love this, very very playable, all mixes are good but i think i prefer the original”

Sam Divine:
“Great remixes, but i like original mix! thanks”

Julian Sanza:
“Yeah, feeling it, Big release!”

Justin Harris:
“Original and Sleazy mix standing out for me – thanks”

Neil Diablo:
“Well ravey! Original is still the best but i like the Chicken Lips-ie vibe to Leftside Wobble’s remix. Sleazy Mcqueen mix is cool too”

Gemini Brothers :
“Proper summer release! Thanks guys! Love “Peza” work but all the release is amazing!”

Robot 84 :
“Great set of remixes, still think the original is pretty hard to beat… Peza mix is doing it for me!!!”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS):
“Oh yes!”

Get Down Edits :
“Have been playing the original for so long & its so so good x”

Dicky Trisco :
“Tasty tune. I’ll go for the Fingerman mix here. Thanks!”

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) :
“Shit did I mss this first time round then. GUTTED> Fabulous strong pounding great vox EVERYTHING good. Thank you …like the original !x”