Project Fear: Vol. 1

Project Fear is a brand new compilation series to showcase the freshest jams from all over the world with the Paper stamp of quality. There’s deep house, dub disco, lounge beats, analogue tech, naggers, nu brit and every other genre you want to shake a rave stick at.

Dancefloor warriors like Tal M. Klein, Anthony Mansfield, Ralph Myerz, Nutritious, Doc L Junior and DJ Rocca nuzzle up to Paper favourites De Fantastiske To, Richard Seaborne, Kimo and Chris Massey plus we welcome Mordisco, Replete, Wilder, Solune, Anthony Mansfield, Sofa Talk and Replete to the fold.

We live in strange times and it is our pleasure and privilege to have friends and artists featured from the USA, Mexico, Italy, Spain, New Zealand, Indonesia, France, Norway and of course the United Kingdom of Blighty.

Love in. Hate Out.

Chris Coco: “Great collection, some cool stuff!”

DJ Rocca: “Great collection of killerfloors! Weedyman is a proper banger tech disco!”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS): “A few right cheeky little nudgers in there! Good work lads”

Severino : “Lots of great gems here”

Will Tramp! :”Another belter from Paper!”

Neil Diablo : “Ooh lovely stuff! some hot jams on here”

Ed Mahon: “Excellent dancefloor tackle!”

Trash The Wax # 4

Back for round 4 of our heavyweight punching, dancefloor crunching compilation that is is Trash The Wax.

For this edition we welcome new recruits to the Paper fold such as Ed Wizard & DDD, Mørk, Nutritious and Cuz Electric as well as regulars DJ Rocca, Pablo & Shoey, Chris Massey, Kooky & Damoon and Paper family members Daco, 2 Billion Beats & Ralph Myerz.

There’s something for everyone, from the balearic sun soaked sounds of Picotropico, Bruno Belissimo and Dagfest to late night power throwers pumped up by Ichisan & James Rod and massive disco drenched blasters courtesy of Kornum & Karma, Situation & Solid State.

We reckon this is one of our faves yet so crack it on your walkman & prepare to get well raved up.

James Rod – Cosmic Japan EP

Spain’s very own wobbly disco master James Rod makes his solo debut on Paper Disco with 3 tracks of (deep breath) cosmic-disco-funk-balearic-banger-business. Let’s just say these are primed and ready for some serious dance moves.

Cosmic Japan gets the party started and it is over seven minutes of pure sun soaked ace-ness. There’s a a bubbling NRG bass, laser stabbing synths and pads to die for so climb aboard, next stop the all night discotheque!

Next up, Double Night Straight heads straight for the bongos and 80s drum machine. Before long the pads & synths start to bounce and fizz before the thumping bass gets serious. If there’s not a strobe running while this bangs out complain to the management.

Closing off Night Stratus slows things down slightly and slips a few microdots into your Cinzano for truly hypnotic disco chugger. There’s a massive off kilter dirty bass plus a massive jug of pitched down slo-mo drug funk to get lost in.

Ron Basjam (Crazy P) – “Jolly good”

Fingerman – “Solid Italo business from James. Excellente!”

Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!!! Yep, these’ll most definitely do! In the words of Rodney Trotter… “Cos Mick!””

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “YES the first 2 are BIG”

Get Down Edits – “Very Nice, Lovely Space Disco vibe to all 3 jams x”

Anthony Mansfield – “Fun for the whole dancefloor!”

Chris Massey – “Its finally here!!! Cosmic Japan & Double Night are big winners”

80s Child – “The Rodmeister always delivers!”

2 Billion Beats – Be Nice To Each Other

2 Billion Beats are Manchester based DJs and producers Tom Lonsborough and Col Hamilton. They have come up through the rainy city’s thriving club scene after being inspired by acts such as Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Chemical Brothers and Crazy P. They wanted to carry on that legacy of taking electronic beats live to smash up dance floors, mosh pits and festivals. Oh boy have they succeeded!

Signed to Paper Recordings in 2011 they have gone on to deliver remixes and originals to an array of international labels such 3am, Stoneyboy, Finish Team and Deep Site. DJs such as Ralph Myerz, Justin Robertson, Aeroplane, Tensnake, Horse Meat Disco, Eric Duncan, Fingerman and Danny Krivit have been turned on with tracks such as ‘The Moodymann’ and ‘Noise In Your Eye’ which are regarded by some as modern club classics.

Their remit is tight disco and house influenced grooves created with a love for live recordings of real instruments and synthesiser hardware in a writing process that involves multiple reworks, samples and chaotic collaboration.

For their debut album ‘Be Nice To Each Other’ 2 Billion Beats have hooked up with vocalists Marietta Smith and Dieter Lynch to take the production and songwriting up a notch ready for entry in to the big league. From dance floor bangers to full blown hands-in-the-air anthems and super deep tech-house to 80s inspired nu-disco nodders, the album packs a punch as it’s songs flow seamlessly from one to the next, designed to be a listened to as a whole as it bleeds together for a soundtrack to the best night of your life.

In an increasingly uncertain world the album comments on the grind of life in an ever morphing, media controlled world and asks the question ‘are we just able to just be nice to each other?’. Well there’s only one way to find out so don your rave goggles and jump in, 2 Billion Beats are coming your way!

Get it in Juno itunes Beatport and all good digital stores

Fingerman – ‘Excellent LP!’

Severino Panzettas (Horse Meat Disco) – ‘Cool album..great stuff’

Billy Scurry – ‘Great vibes and production all round!’

Pete Herbert – ‘Excellent!’

Nutritious – ‘Yes! So good!!!’

Joe Morris – ‘Well done guys this is sounding very polished indeed.’

2 Billion Beats – Revolutions / Warm Feeling

It’s been a long time coming but 2 Billion Beats’ debut album is ready to pop and here’s the second EP to be taken from it.

Revolutions struts its way onto the dance floor for a track that is deep, solid and aimed squarely between the eyes. It features some heavy cosmic squelches & squeaks before an arp hits to shift things up a gear to the setting marked ‘heavy”. This will take you to the stars & back whilst stopping off in the basements for a top up.

Warm Feeling is a melting pot of jacking-disco-jazz tinged house music with the silky vocals of Dieter that perfectly partners up with the soaring pads, busty Rhodes & firecracker percussion. It delivers a surefire selection for all the party jocks.

Norway’s Magnus International steps in fresh from one of the albums of the year on Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp . He takes Revolutions and straddles techno and house for a mix that is pure peak time heads down tackle for tougher floors.

Finally Italy’s DJ Steevo goes full on dance floor nu-disco shaker for his mix of Warm Feeling. He takes the B-line in to an NRG direction, thumps the drums and lets the Rhodes do it’s work whilst using synths and delayed vocals to give the track dynamics.

Justin Robertson: “Top stuff on the Magnus remix”

Mugwump: “Loving the original of Revolutions”

Sean Johnston/Hardway Bros: “DJ Steevo doing the biz!”

Discodromo: “Great! love the Magnus International remix”

Alkalino: “Revolutions original and Magnus International Remix are the ones for me, thks!”

DJ Rocca: “Really like it, especially the Magnus International remix”

Fingerman: “Great stuff! Loving the remixes too! Roll on the LP :)”

Reza Attar: “Love the DJ Steevo mix!”

DJ Paulette: “Revolutions – Hot Since 82 must surely be peeing his pants over this one! Warm Feeling is a curve ball – wonky synth disco.
Revolutions – is a loopfest for dark corners and the DJ Steevo remix is a slo-mo disco banger!”

Duncan Gray: “Wow, loving that Magnus remix of Revolutions. nice one. thanks!”

Ed Mahon (Cowbbell Radio) : “Revolutions is a sure fire winner, big hit on dancefloors! Loving the DJ Steevo remix of Warm Feeling too, excellent stuff! Welcome back”

2 Billion Beats – Sold My Soul

2 Billion Beats are back with an almighty slab of disco licked house music that is cooler than a cucumber straight out the fridge!

Sold My Soul is the first release from their forthcoming album on Paper and sets its stall out right from the word go! Synths stabs that instantly grab you, smooth bass, amazing vocals and also a big old hands aloft piano breakdown that ensures the rafters will be heavily shaken! Plenty more greatness to come from their album in Spring but this should keep you well & truly topped up in the meant time.

On remix duty is Paper’s boy wonder Chris Massey who takes the party subterranean & ups the oomph factor with a full on stomper & dub version. They both demand a full dance floors attention and will guarantee to give the PA system a good going over.

Hold tight suckas!

Ron Basejam: “Chris’s dub is doing the job!”

Daco: “The original mix is fantastic! Good work guys! Chris’s Dub Mix is a winner too!”

DJ Rocca: “Chris’ dub here for me”

Will Tramp: “Big track. Playing the Massey remix at Homoelectric tonight!”

Tronik Youth: “Yes…Massey’s dub mic for me!”

Fingerman: “Original mix floats my boat. Very tasty!”

Duncan Gray/Tici Taci: “Both of Chris’ mixes are great, esp the dub. Thanks! Supporting”

De Fantastiske To: “Nice poppy vibe on this one, original could be a good springtime warmer. Massey´s melting dub for the floors!”

Get Down Edits: “Excellent Stuff once again from Paper, Chris Massey remixes doing the business!”

Billy Scurry: “Great original, but Mr Massey moves it into a different arena.. Great vibes!!”

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”

Artwork credit: Dean Chew
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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”

De Fantastiske To – Monokrom EP

Norwegian young guns De Fantastiske To have come up with three brand new basement blasters for their new Monokrom EP.

It kicks off with the title track that is a straight up deep tech houser packing a vocal punch. Snapping percussion, detuned synth stabs, acid squelch and a large bassline are all present and correct as the sultry vocal stylings of their fellow countryman OST make it a certified killer!

Litt Dristig keeps things murky and a little hypnotic with swirly pads & organ chords then some stubby synth shots that ensure this party is kept subterranean. Proper deep house and not a vest in sight!

Sensommer goes jacking whilst keeping an eye firmly on the dance floor. Beats & bass start the party off and keep everything in check until some almost balearic disco pads & synths bring an element of sunrise to the forefront while the arps go twinkly.

Paper’s resident rodent and all round rotter Flash Atkins manages to stay off the juice long enough to turn in a full on, heads down tech edged banger that should be only played in the darkest of Berlin dark rooms.

Neil Diablo – Monokrom is pretty heavy!

Billy Scurry – Great release, looking forward to hearing Sensommer on a beach in the near future, but the Flash rmx steals it for me.

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Nice grooves on here with some quality skippy rhythms!

Goldboy – These guys always deliver the goods.

ROBOT 84 – Hard to pick a winner on here, all killer… thanks!!!

Get Down Edits – Cracking release, look forward to playing these.

Pathaan – NICE

Kahuun – Nice deep release for the dancefloors. The original Monokrom with Ost on vocals is a pure killer track. The Flash remix is on a strong second position.

Mental Overdrive – Flash mix for me. More off-centre than originals.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES i like this.

Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen EP

Noway keep coming up with producers who offer something fresh and exciting in a world where rave by numbers is often the norm. The next one to look out for is De Fantastiske To’s Rave-enka who mixes up techno, house and disco into a unique arctic stew as this EP perfectly demonstrates.

Rett I Kroppen is an epic disco-tech number purpose built from the ground up for maximum dance floor damage. It’s all about the release and build of the horn and string heavy sample for a track that can cross genres and comes off like a Paperclip People for 2016.

Honningen is just perfect house music; using the raw ingredients of a groove that swings and sample it demonstrates why the best ideas are often the simplest. Add in an arp, some filtering, a dash of Detroit plus dynamics and you have something that sounds like a Scandinavian Moodymann track.

Rett I Fletta brings in a 90s Strictly vibe but keeps things stripped back. Garage drums and analogue bass drive it along before cutting to a pure NYC synth stab for a Sound Factory Bar kind of joint.

Finally, the man who can, Richard Seaborne takes Honningen and beefs things up. With added vocal samples there is no way this can miss and he takes it back to a similar place as his Todd Terje and Tensnake rocking Is This Acid? Expect similar results.

Rave-enka is busy in his bunker recording us an album so expect more block rockers in 2016.

Mark Farina – “Dig these”

Justin Robertson – Great release”

Sleazy McQueen – “Too far gone, Norway back”

Harri (Sub CLub) – “Liking a few of these, full support”

Tronik Youth – “Ret I Kroppen for me great stuff”

Fingerman – “Like the main track but Richard’s remix is next level gear!”

Tim “Love” Lee – “Really digging Honningen!”

Get Down Edits – “Strong 4 track EP right here, looking forward to testing all 4.”

Aldrin Zouk – “Richard Seaborne Remix on point! Also diggin’ Rett I Kroppen.”

Ali Herron (OOFT!) – “Digging the Richard Seaborne remix :)”

Billy Scurry – “Ticks all the boxes, in all the right ways!! so much YES!”

Pablo Contraband – “This is fantastic – Reyy I Kroppen for me Rich’s remix is tasty too – flashback to Bizarre Inc!”

Neil Diablo – “WALLOP! Rett I Kroppen is my pick but this is a great EP.”

Murray Richardson – “Brilliant stuff loving this and perfect for Rebel Waltz in London this Saturday…Rett Kroppen is the one”

Keith Dalton (Groovement Soul) – “WOW, love this. Proper dancefloor bangers. Every track has the perfect amount of Disco vibes with that techy or rave edge. Heaven.”

Bad Barbie (Kane FM) – “Seaborne. That is all.”

Death on the Balcony – “Liking Honnigen top stuff!”

Leon Sweet – “I’m a big fan of Ravi’s work and this doesn’t disappoint. Quailty tackle and diggin Mr Seaborne’s cheeky little remix too. Rett I Kroppen is pick of the
bunch for me.”

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – “Rett I Kroppen gir deg en varmende pause og passer perfekt Ã¥ ha med i sekken eller vesken, enten man er pÃ¥ tur eller i hverdagen.”