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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!”

Trash The Wax # 2

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

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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”