DJ Mag Go to Norway with Northern Disco Lights

Northern Disco Lights‘ media partners Dj Mag went to Norway to get the lowdown on all a that is Nordic in the music world. Journalist Ben Arnold was shown the sights by De Fantastiske To who showed him the deepest and darkest corners of clubland.

Read it HERE

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Northern Disco Lights Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

The feature length music documentary we’ve been making for the past two years “Northern Disco Lights – The Rise and Rise of Norwegian Dance Music” is nearly there. The https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/northern-disco-lights/x/12004740#/story has just launched with the aim to raise £10,000 for archive and music licensing ahead of it’s September premiere at the Bergen International Film Festival.

NDL Indiegogo Trailer from Northern Disco Lights on Vimeo.

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200 Years of Paper Recordings

The excellent Undeleted (Sean Smith to his Mum) has written as retrospective of Paper to coincide with out 200th EP that is on the horizon. It has contributions from some of the people who have been on it including Miles Hollway, Sleazy McQueen, Danni & Chris from Crazy P, Chris Massey, Ben Davis, Rune Lindbaek and a host of others.
It’s a wonderful read brings back a whole host of memories.

Brew up, have a biscuit and settle down for a read

Northern Disco Lights Warm-Up Party

It’s a big one in Oslo weekend as we’re throwing a warm-up party for our Paper Vision film Northern Disco Lights with Ingensteds. It’ll showcase some of the country’s finest with Lindstrøm and Skatebård live plus Mungolian Jet Set‘s legendary DJ Strangefruit.
There’ll also be the exclusive first showing of our crowdfunding trailer.
Drink beer. Make rave.

Future Disco Vol. 9 – A Disco Love Affair

Flash Atkins appears on this compilation with an exclusive edit made especially for the project of his Drug Empire tune. It’s a compelling ride that proves that disco lives on!

Trash The Wax # 3

Our collection of the finest dance floor detonators returns for a third helping and on this hat trick appearance we welcome new friends to the fold alongside some of Paper’s tried & tested boogie constructors.

Volume 2 featured in sets from respected selectors such as Maurice Fulton, The Unabombers, Ray Mang, Pete Herbert, Chris Duckenfield, Fingerman & Leftside Wobble (amongst many) and blazed it’s way to the top of the Juno charts. Leon Sweet’s Sunny Bigler became undoubtedly THE track of the Summer and was heard at Electric Elephant, The Garden Festival, Festival Number 6, The Warehouse Project, BBC6 Music and was Mixmag’s ‘Tune Of The Month”.

Volume 3 keeps on keeping on with some fresh faces but seasoned producers none the less; Julian Sanza, Red Rack’em, Get Down Edits & Kohib all provide killer cuts alongside members of the Paper family such as Kooky & Damoon, Rave-enka, Beat Boy, Robot 84, Flash Atkins with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore plus Chris Massey who debuts the birth of a new collaboration project with Homoelectric’s Will Tramp.

New blood comes from Kohib, Gold Boy, Spiral, Skinny Dipp, DJ Steevo, Smashed Atoms & Spleen Underground who all make their presence well & truly known.

From chopped up disco & mutant boogie to peak time smashers & after party crashers, prepare for Trash The Wax 3 and hold tight!

Mark Farina:
“Yes! Good stuff indeed!”

Soul Clap:
“Definitely some crack-on moments here!”

Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros/ALFOS):
“Deckard’s The Warriors is a biggie!”

Sleazy McQueen
“I’ve loved the first two installments and can’t wait to hear this one!”

Harri (Sub Club):
“Robot 84 is the standout here for me!”

Moodymanc:
“Some great grooves here, thanks!”

DJ Rocca:
“Great collection of usefull tracks…finally my friend’s edit on the Warriors is gonna be out!”

Yam Who:
“Slamming album guys! Keep it up”

Fingerman:
“Nice selection of edits and new gear. Some heavy rotation is guaranteed here!”

Situation:
“This is such a cool diverse album – tons of plays right here!”

Gemini Brothers:
“Damn what a release! Support for sure!”

Wrighty/Soul Buggin‘:
“Dunn & Massey is the absolute stand out for me, proper tops off and poppers at 3am acid disco Flash Atkins and GDE are also worth a spin or two”

Daco – Vostok EP

1. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Original Mix)
2. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Live Mix)
3. Struck Out
4. Dreadnought

MIXMAG DISCO SINGLE OF THE MONTH

The mighty Daco is back on Paper after a move to Spain and time spent sailing the high seas. He sent us a whole load of fresh music so we’ve taken the best and will be releasing it over a series of three EPs before collating them on an album later in the year.

Meine Killer launches things and it’s a quality deep house track that is soulful and catchy with enough wallop to rock any floor. Die Hexen’s vocal has a touch of Propaganda’s Claudia Brücken to give it a 80s Eastern European flavour. There is slinky bass, live drums and a chorused guitar that nags all the way through for some main room clout.

The live mix keeps all the same qualities of the original but takes the alley named “Boogie”. Live congas, percussion, disco guitar and the bass is given a bit more head to do it’s thing. It’s strictly analogue business here and if you want it live, it’s all here baby.

Struck Out goes all the way down the disco route and it’s the sound of a tight-as-you-like house band on their night off having some fun when nobody’s watching. 70s synths, agogo a plenty and a heavy funk vibe makes this music for dance floors that flash.

Finally Dreadnought saves the heaviest till last and it’s future proto-balearic prog business. Arps chug away with a motorkik beat before breaking to a chord progression that is set to “build” and is the tone for the rest of the track. It’s got ALFOS and Prins Thomas written all over it and comes off like a lost Baldelli classic that would have shaken Cosmic to it’s foundations. Expect beard strokers to break their life long dance ban and ravers to lose their shit.

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – Pretty impressive stuff, great musicality running through this EP.

Red Rack ’em – Digging Struck Out. Dope. Dreadnought is tasty too…

Sean Johnston – (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – On a roll boys!

Neil Quigley – Fantastic EP! Dreadnought is a monster, and I’m the newest member of Die Hexen’s fan club. Awesome!

Mighty Mouse – Love Struck Out is really nice.

Gemini Brothers – This EP is absolutely AMAZING! Love all of them!

Pete Herbert – Fantastic!!

Julian Sanza – Lovely vibes! Diggin!

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES GROOVY!!

DJ Rocca – I like Struck out and Dreadnought. Very good tracks

Chris Massey – Bigger than Flash Atkins’ skid marks.

Nuno Cacho – This is mind blowing. Love it!

Andy (Inland Knights) – Struck Out is awesome….def in the box.

Ed Mahon – The EP gets better with each tune! Loving ‘Struck Out’ and already stocking it up for the Summer sets. Dreadnought is quality and will be a Cowbell favourite from the off!

Aldrin Zouk – Dreadnought & Meine Killer right up my alley! Thanks!

Bad Barbie Beats – Struck Out Floats my boat.

Get Down Edits – Excellent Stuff from Paper once again, Meine Killer (Original Mix) jumps right out, looking forward to testing all these x

Kimo – Kindara EP

The global sound of house music is alive and well and here’s the proof with our first signing from Indonesia. Double Deer’s Kimo brings four tracks of crisp deepness and vibe heavy disco that absolutely smashes it.

First up Born Out is a bonafide disco thumper that builds around live drums, a nagging disco bass and acid line before the tension is released to an incessant piano riff and swooping strings. Then it’s mayhem as the chord changes and arps add to the mix as it drives to the peak. This has been road tested by the Paper DJs over the past few months and never fails to take the roof off.

Bow Down is a change of pace and features Kal with a super hooky vocal. It’s a fusion of the Far East and balearica with Kimo’s trademark arps and dance floor dynamics. There are guitars and synth lines a plenty plus Rhodes and live drums that steadily suck you in to a hazy world of space disco.

Whirl takes a more hypnotic route that is nailed down by a cowbell and analogue bass. Gamelan steel drums give it that evocative Eastern flavour as it hypnotises you in to a delayed break when things get serious. The riff keeps on with leads, pads and synths for a track that is fresh, dancefloor heavy and dripping in atmosphere.

Finally First Kick is a more straight forward house track with a riffing organ that develops in to pushing synth and walking bass for middle of the night head down tackle.

Justin Robertson – Fabulous EP… all cracking.

Bill Brewster – Like Born Out, will definitely use that.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – Nicemoments on this ep

Billy Scurry – Aceness!! Think Bow down might be a bit of a slow grower and stay in the playlist for a bit.

Julian Sanza – Loving the vocal track.

Neil Quigley – Born Out and Whirl are right up my street, thanks again Paper HQ.

Fingerman – Awesome release!

Aldrin Zouk – Nice EP. Diggin’ Born Out, Bow Down & Whirl.

DJ Rocca – Full support

Sam Divine (Defected) – Nice release! Like Whirl! thanks.

Rev Milo – Cracking chuggers! gREAT TO HAVE TUNES THAT HAVE A DYNAMIC AND TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE- SORRY for shouting!

Bad Barbiebeats – Chuggy, deep and lovely

Neil Diablo – Love this! the whole ep is great but Bow Down is the winner

80s Child – Right up my street!

Murray Richardson – Smashing release from Kimo, especially finding the Born Out & Whirl tracks especially smashing

Robot 84 – All the tracks are winners, great release.

Leon Sweet – Born Out is an absolute stonker. Super strong debut on Paper, top work all round.

Rave-enka – Bow Down is so very, very nice!

Nuno Cacho – This is SO PAPER… Love it. I will open my Boiller room with this.

George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Yes…all good.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Holy Fucknuts Batman…Born Out is a bona fide monster!!!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – hooked from the off of Born Out, great groove. Loving the after party feel of Bow Down too.

Situation – Get A Taxi

Making their Paper debut, we present Situation who drop a dollop of mutant disco at our door and ask to ‘Get A Taxi’.

The original has all kinds of wobbly goodness with a sultry vocal and is infectious in all the right places, a perfect mood setter.
Its a proper love­ in on the remix front with Goshawk kicking things off who takes a darker house route and sticks with the vocal but pairs it up with the kind of reverb drenched hits that hit you between the eyes when you walk in to a club.

Alkalino strips things down for his dub rework that goes on a hypnotic kinda route as he keeps those soaring sweeps & pads firmly in place!

Lovedrop let the sunshine in and goes for a beach bar strut that will sound lovely as you’re stretched out on that sun lounger waiting for the waiter to drop off a Mojito.

Finally Vampire Disco go straight for the neck and jack things up to dance floor with plenty of bounce by the ounce and hooks coming at you from all directions!

Pete Herbert – Yes indeed! This great, Akalino and Love Drop my favs here.

Fingerman – Good stuff! Original version is ace. Like the trippy Lovedrop mix too though.

Tronik Youth – Nice mix from Goshawk.

Dicky Trisco – Loving the squelchy funk on that original. Thanks!

Bottin’ – Alkalino dub + Love Drop are the best ones.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Great Alaklino remix.

George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Top tunes.

Bogdan Taran – Alkalino dub is very cool easy listening house music.

Deep South Audio – Cool .. slinky sleazy disco kicks …nice.

Leri Ahel (Mutant DIsco Radio Show) – All about Love Drop remix for me.

Somerville & Wilson – Fresh perfect vibes for our upcoming Splash Pool Party gig at Tropical Fruits New years day

This Is Why We Dance – Liking Goshawk mix best on first hearing.

Pathaan – DIG!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Original does the biz for me, Goshawk a close second and when Summer finally re-appears I’ll be playing and enjoying the Love Drop remix!

Jamie Bull – This is great. I’ve featured it in my upcoming radio show on thisiselectric.co.uk The Vampire Disco mix is the one I’ll be playing.

DJ Wrighty – Nice package, love the original and tough to pick a favourite mix out of Goshawk or Vampire Disco

Que Sakamoto – Great. I luv original.uv to play this weekend.

Paper Radio – Autumn ’15 feat. Mark E & DJ Strangefruit

Here’s the Autumnal edition of Paper Radio with the usual label bangers, mashers, uppers and downers. We’ve a special mix and intervew from Mark E plus Norwegian and Mungolian Jetsetter DJ Strangefruit.
And I drop a major bollack at the end by failing to
Sit back, pour yourself a vintage port, stuff your pipe and be warmed at the fireside of rave.

Kimo – Born Out
Situation – Get A Taxi (Lovedrop Remix)
Seen On TV – Spiral 2
Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen

DJ Strangefruit Intervew

Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder (Mungolian Jetset remix)
Daco – Meine Killer
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Peza Remix)
Flash Atkins – Forbidden Flesh feat. Danielle Moore (Steve Cobby Mix)
Mark E – Laurentian Abyss

Mark E Interview

Mark E Mix

Kimo – Bow Down
Human League – Fascination (Situation Edit)