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Project Sound

Project Sound is the follow up to last year’s Project Fear compilation and keeps it global with the freshest house music originating from South Africa to Norway and the USA to dear old Blighty.

There are new artists to the label like Tumisang Pooe, Mark Zowie, Erik Skantze, A Band Called Oh and Mr Tea as well as more familiar names like Flash Atkins, Fingerman, Daco, Jonny Miller, Mental Overdrive, Ryan Kick, Leca, 2 Billion Beats, Kimo and Rave-enka as part of Nattmat. Tracks cover the deeper side of house but all pack punch and sealed with the Paper stamp of approval.

Buy it on JUNO and all good digital shops.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Really like Kimo Trance and Zowie you know!

Mark Farina – Nice comp.

Pete Herbert – Quality tackle ..Erik Skantze and Kimo my favs.

Fingerman – Great variety on this!

Pathaan – S U P E R B !

James Rod – BIG SUPPORT!

Fernando – Couple great tracks here. Rainbows is my favourite.

Aldrin Zouk (Zouk) – Nice package! Especially diggin’ I.R.S.A.N.S, Twenty Sixteen, Nakenbad. Thanks!!

Daco – Castillo EP

The man known to his Mum as Dave is back with another space themed EP and yet again it’s four tracks of immaculately produced tech-soul bombs. We are particularly chuffed to have Basil Clarke from legendary Manchester band Yargo delivering vocals on A Little More Volume which is a thumping guitar driven wallop of a tune that hits all the rave buttons without getting boxed in by any of them.

The live mix makes some subtle changes with drums that have a bit more groove, added synths and tweaked production but the result is the same : dancefloor devastation.

Skirting is tech-houser that wears a big acid house grin. Anchored round an acid B-line it burbles and squeaks it’s way over drums and congas that swing like Baloo going toe to toe with King Louie plus added tropicala. It will bring the sunshine to the dingiest clubs and the darkest of basements to outdoor festivals.

Finally Daco does his psychedelic prog disco thing on Saving Grace. Loose broken drums, octave jumping arps and some seriously deranged programming make this a trip to dealt with carefully but the rewards will be cosmic!

Mighty Mouse: “Love this EP, superb!”

Julian Sanza: “Saving Grace its the kind of tunes i love to play, sparse, electronic, funky/techno and rave vibes”

Vinny Villbass: “Nice nice nice!”

Sean Johnston: “Bonkers!”

Alkalino: “Raw, dirty… I like A Little More Volume Original +Live Mix are awesome! Saving Grace is also nice. thks!”

Somerville & Wilson: “Great EP from Daco! Really love the grinding indie feel of A Little More Volume. And the Cosmic Acid of Saving Grace! Both the standouts for us. Both shall be played in our sets!”

Gemini Brothers: “This is just an amazing EP! Outstanding sounds for any summer sets! Full support!”

Cosmic Capers Radio Show: “Saving Grace is quality, a trip for sure. A Little More Volume Original mix is a great piece of music, i’m really into it!”

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.

Releases

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”