To celebrate Stevie’s 70th birthday, 2 Billion Beats took him in to the lab and this piece of magic is the result. 7 minutes of dancefloor heaven.
To celebrate Stevie’s 70th birthday, 2 Billion Beats took him in to the lab and this piece of magic is the result. 7 minutes of dancefloor heaven.
The boys have made a video for revolutions, one of the bangers from their Be Nice To Each Other album. It hit’s the big red button marked ‘pertinent’.
It’s been a while since the last Paper Cuts so we’ve got a stockpile of bonafide, road tested bombs that hit every every button labeled ‘rave’. From subterranean acid to disco bangers, it’s a collection that stretches two and half years at the coal face of house.
From Norway we have Ralph Myerz‘s epic fourteen minute ‘Acid 4 Eddie’, Tromsø legend Doc L Jnr’s wonky ‘Twilight’, Diskobeistet’s nu-disco ‘Birkelunden’ and ‘Gammal Morro’ plus young guns Rave-Enka and De Fantastiske To. Closer to home the Flash Atkins Gilles Peterson endorsed ‘Drug Empire’ and Andrew Weatherall favourite ‘Acid House Creator’ make an appearance, Daco brings his nu tech-soul and 2 Billion Beats do their thing. Kit Tacchini goes deep, Kimo shows his colours as one to watch, Weedyman drives it home and Chris Massey’s mix of Richard Seaborne still does damage.
We’ve also got exclusives from Neil Quigley and Mezman who take things deep and dance floor plus Leon Sweet’s Zed that walks the line between disco, techno, house and old school beautifully.
Overall it’s a damn fine snapshot of where the label has been and where it’s going with music that no discerning DJ should be without.
Paper Recordings….the story continues.
Having just gone past our 200th EP release we thought it was a good time to play a selection from PAP101 – 200 plus some forthcomers. Add in an interview with Danni and Chris from Crazy P and Ben Davis in the hot seat and you’re in podcast heaven!
1. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
2. Proviant Audio – Hey, Let’s Do It
3. Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto
4. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden (Haugli Mix)
5. Daco – Aquarium
6. Ralph Myerz & The Kismik Diamondz – Acid 4 Eddie
CRAZY P INTERVIEW
7. Crazy P – Last Knockers
8. Kimo – Born Out
9. Ny*ak – Echoes
10. De Fantastiske To – Smile
11. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
12. Flash Atkins – Drug Empire (Jamie L Mix)
13. Sleazy McQueen – We Need To Reconnect
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Mix)
15. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
16. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
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
Leeds’ finest is back on Paper with an EP showing off his chops as a producer on his uppers backed up by two remixes that have gone for the jugular and got a clean bite.
The original is an 80s influenced deep houser that will sound equally at home on a beach at sunset in the adriatic, bass quaking a festival rig or on a European motorway at 3am. With synth washes and a filtered riff it hypnotises it’s way to a state of balearic dancefloor heaven.
Renata takes it’s pointers from the mid-90s with a pad bringing to mind a time when acid house was getting it’s feet under the table. Add a big synth lead, stabby bass, strings and the spirit of the Beloved and Sub Sub is summoned up for the 00s.
In a game of two halves (Brian) Flash Atkins’ mix is all about the build. The deep and techy first section rides the one note bass and filtered synth with added Moog. It’s a steady reach for the break when things get kicked loose as the track is taken down to it’s raw elements. The bass changes and things are built back up synth by synth. Once it reaches it’s peak, take cover or you’re liable to get injured in the maelstrom.
” Yes..like em!”
“Nice EP – well done mate :)”
Danielle Moore (Crazy P):
“The original and Flash are the ones for me.”
Gemini Brothers (Nein):
“Flash Atkins as always a top master!”
Sean Johnston/Hardway Bros:
“Very good release. Renata, what a track!”
Mutant Disco Radio:
“Another Rave-enka’s hit. Love it.’
Tici Taci Music:
“Another quality release from Paper. Loving the original and the Flash remix of “Serious”. (The breakdown in Flash’ version is sublime).”
Ralph Myerz:”Very very nice stuff from Mr. Seaborne who always delivers the goods, full support! Really diggin Let’s Get Serious, will play A LOT this summer. All mixes are superb!”
“Amazing! Am loving “Renata” to bits, easily one of the best tunes I’ve heard in a long time. Full support!”
2 Billion Beats:
“Renata for me, reminds me of early Leftfield, awesome!”
Danny Oliver (High Soul Society):
“Love Flash Atkins Mix….perfect for my sets. Support”
Paper’s Scandinavian connection continues with this release from one of Oslo’s finest residents. Although hailing from Reykjavik, B.G Baarregaard now resides in in Norway’s capital and its influence is clearly stamped all over this brilliant EP.
Partysvenskenes Dans has the kind of warm ‘n wobbly happenings that we’ve come to know and love from the scandi disco output. Plenty of resonance & space with a hint of Inspector Norse mean this treads on the right side of camp & kitsch whilst managing to pack enough of a stomp to ensure it blows up a dance floor.
(Got Me) Runnin’ jumps on a plane and heads straight to the late 80’s / early 90’s Manchester club scene. Big piano stabs and a classic vocal make it a real late night jacked out affair with everything here from the glory years of clubbing.
Konur Go Karlar seems to take on board both its predecessors to deliver a cut that is drenched in cosmicness as well as a nod to classic UK house. Simple, down the middle & hooky there’s enough going on to please those that favour discos and late night dancing dens.
Sleazy McQueen – “BG’s work is marked by some of the finest production quality in the modern disco scene. Partysvenskenes Dans sounds like BG’s been drinking the Norwegian-Disco kool-aid!”
Nutritious – “Undeniably fantastical.”
Ruben & Ra – “Nice’n’disco!”
Chris Coco – “Cool and a lot of fun at the same time, is that possible?”
Julian Sanza – “Loving this release! cheers!”
Phat Phil Cooper – “Full support on these bad boys…”
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – “Runnin’ is the one for me , spot on chaps !!!”
Tunnel FM – “Stunning EP, like them all.. absolutely support, Thanks !”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Yes i like Got Me Runnin'”
Ulysses – “I’m digging the funky Moog-filled disco vibe”
80’s Child – “You simply can not touch BG and combined with Paper Disco is awesome! every track is killer on this EP but my favourite is Got Me Runnin’ Great stuff kids!!!”
Billy Scurry – “Was really digging party.. then got me Runnin’ hit me! OOFF!”
Get Down Edits – “Killer release guys”
Neil Scott – “Got some nice scando-med Todd Terje type vibes to this. Me likey!”
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “More neat Nordic noise from Paper boys! All tracks will work…Runnin’ has already been added to the “keep the girls happy” folder!!”
Danny Oliver – “Konur Og Karlar is my favourite here….classy slice of disco meets house. This is right up my street!”
2 Billion Beats – “Very rarely does a new record find it’s way into the bag these days. This EP just did!”
De Fantastise To – “Amazing EP from MR Iceman! Got Me Runnin is my fave!”
Somerville & Wilson – “Bouncy poolside house done well Somerville & Wilson”
Following the trail-blazing footsteps left by the first volume we are pleased to herald the arrival of Trash The Wax # 2.
Volume 1 shot to the top spot of the Juno Download chart and has been heard in such far flung discotheque destinations as Croatia, Ibiza, Leeds, London, Ireland and the motherland of Manchester. Support came from Emperor Machine, Psychemagik, Danny Krivit, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Horse Meat Disco, Eric Duncan and many more.
The second instalment picks up the (glitter) ball and cranks things up with 19 tracks courtesy of seasoned sound creators. There is Midnight Riot’s 80’s Child, Festival Number 6’s disco queen Sophie Lloyd, Norwegian legend Doc L Junior, Disco Deviance fellas SHMLSS, edit master Alkalino plus the man with the dirtiest underpants in club land Flash Atkins!
We’ve also brought some new discoveries to the fold who have turned up, turned on and turned out to capture the TTW vibe. Step forward Pammin, Tuxxedo, The Funk District, Morgan Cannon, Belabouche and Somerville & Wilson.
From Volume 1 Leon Sweet, Neil Diablo, 2 Billion Beats, Pablo & Shoey and Paper’s very own tea boy Chris Massey make a return visit with more essential dance floor filling cuts to tickle your boogie bone.
Expect everything from jacked out chugged up shufflers to bangers and sing-a-long peak timers so if Trash The Wax Volume 1 made you move then Volume 2 will ensure you need to go shopping for a new pair of dancing clogs.
Album includes a bonus DJ Megamix from one of Paper’s bright stars – Leon Sweet
Flashlight is back to once again tear the roof off the Trades Club and this time there’s a bona fide acid house legend behind the 1s and 2s along with one of the hottest live acts in the UK.
Justin Robertson started playing at the seminal Manchester club Most Excellent in the late 80s and has remained one of the UK’s most relevant and exciting DJs . Something to which a whole new generation of electronic artists like Daniel Avery and clubbers will testify. Justin’s stock has continued to rise with headline sets at Bestival, Unknown, Festival No 6, Electric Elephant and The Warehouse Project and his blend of techno, house and curveballs are guaranteed to bring the party.
2 Billion Beats have been making a name for themselves on Paper Recordings with their synth heavy 80s disco inspired house music. Now hitting the live circuit they are one of the only acts around today capable of hitting a club night mid-mahem and taking it up a notch or two. With an album out next year set to bring the limelight, catch them on the way up.
Resident Flash Atkins and Hebden’s failing super hero will getting it started with a good serving of the deep stuff.
2 Billion Beats (live)
£7 advance / £9 door
9.30pm – 1.30am
South coast resident Leon is back from rocking Croatia with two super good tracks that reflect both sides of the dance music coin.
“Above” is a fine slice of nu-disco to kick things off. It’s a kick heavy cut up with P funk bass, Chic guitar, live drums, sampled vocals and a healthy dose of leftfield wonk that has already proved itself at this year’s Electric Elephant.
On the flip “Below” takes things synthy, dark and hypnotic with congas to give it that all important funk element. It builds with 5th stabs, a healthy bottom end and enough melody to keep things interesting but it’s a 4am moment all the way.
Harri (Sub Club) – Digging these
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Below is one superb slink!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Groovy shit.
Aldrin Zouk – Fab package! Diggin’ both.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – EXELLENT production and sound.
Nathan Detroit – Love Below for the floor
Billy Scurry – VV tasty indeed!! can’t wait to get this on a system.
Joe Morris (Clandestino) – Like both these but Below will definitely be getting played out. Love the low slung slightly sleazy vibe. Good work sir :)
Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Good EP, Above works for me!
Pablo Contraband -Both gooduns – contrasting but like them both for diff moods
Groovement Soul – Love both tracks. Been playing Above for a while now.
Richard Seaborne – Great tracks, Below gets my sci fi disco vote LEON IS GOD
Inland Knights – Above is sweet, in the box for sure
Greg Churchill – Damn tasty
Justin Harris – Quality stuff on Paper
80s Child – Cracking e.p this! Above will get the most plays from me quality groove!
Will Tramp – Nice and sleazy tackle for basements!
Oosh – ooming, Leon Sweet’s always spot on with the tunes! Airing these out asap ;)
Pathaan – Nice package !
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The cut Above is a cut above! Trademark Sweet sounds, lovely stuff :)
Black Mighty Wax – “Above” is perfect for my crew!
Que Sakamoto – I luv Above!!! I play Adobe in Milano on this sat! thank u!!!
Nikša Dragolin – Nice conga part that gives a very nice twist to the track.
Geoffroy Mugwump – below is very cool.
Somerville & Wilson – Below is the winner for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson
Snax – Above should find it’s way into my sets for sure.
Tom (2 Billion Beats) – The many facets of Mr. Sweet! Below is right up my street, it definitely needs to be in Andy Weatherall’s record bag.
Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – Really digging! I prefer the slightly more funky “Above”.
Sophie Lloyd – Groovy
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!
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.’
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 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!!”