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La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate EP

La Guardia De La Luz is the brainchild of Mexican producer Santiago Rionda which he tells us was “created as a vehicle to explore metaphysical topics in a simple, primitive and emotional house sound”. This is his first EP and what a debut!

Resonate starts off raw, deep and moody with stringy synths and a trippy spoken word vocal. The swing takes on on a garage edge with a nod to Moodyman before breaking to a piano halfway to give it an NYC flavour.

La Luz Visible is a deep and trippy cut that builds steadily with a drone and minimal drums before the bass comes in at 2.30 and it shifts up a gear. As the track develops the droning synth grows with keys and analogue lead lines and the result is psychedelic house music at its best.

House Metafísico drops the BPMs and keeps the psychedelia but this time takes things in a more balearic direction. A constant synth line keeps building and filtering with percussion coming in and out plus tinkling keys. This isn’t instant dance music but house that weaves its hypnotic spell and rewards over the long listen.

Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – Distinctive sound throughout the EP. Will definitely take a second listen to La Luz Visible.

Nathan Detroit – Resonate is the one for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Strong release.

Somerville & Wilson – La Luz Visible is the track for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool.

Black Mighty Wax – Got a good vibe from “House Metafisico”

Pammin – Thanks! Great EP as usual.. :) House Metafisico is hot!

Murray Richardson – This lovely EP has just landed and i must say I’m well into this deepness, good stuff!

80s Child – Loving the whole EP.

Dan J – Absolutely boss release! Resonate is the pick of the bunch but the whole ep is mega. Full support.

Pathaan – Nice package.

Danny Oliver – La Luz Visible is lush.

Ravi Brunswick (Oslo) – Loving all the tracks! Resonate is my immediate favourite. Strong release. Full support.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – House Metafisico does it for me, loving the downtempo sound. Resonate will get some love too.

Leon Sweet – Intelligent gear. I’m liking that a lot. Hard to pick a fave but House Metafisico gets the top slot.

Tom Lynch – Resonate sounds wicked!

Sunday Paper – Balearic Soundtrack

Paper Recordings has built up a formidable back catalogue over its twenty years and often steered wide of the house blueprint. So here is the first compilation of a series called “Sunday Paper Vol.1” (see what we did there) of it’s more Balearic and leftfield output.

There are stone cold classics from the early days that include Hot Toddy’s sun drenched Sometime Last Night and Rune Lindbæk / Torbjørn Brundtland’s (Röyksopp) Those Norwegians psychedelic disco Dom B. Sensi. Missed nuggets like Daco’s blissed out Play My Mind and Problem Kids’ Take A Small Break up to new kids on the block like Proviant Audio’s Drifting and Jamie L’s sample lowbeat Something Better (which was a Mr Scruff favourite) as well as other sun drenched favourites.

There are also re-masters of Future Rhythm Foundation’s tripped out Soul Dredging, Truant’s Song of a City (featuring one of Crazy P’s Danielle Moore’s first ever vocals) and Crazy P’s ever green Summer Bummer.

Overall its a timeless compilation that will keep hipster bearded musos and your Gran equally happy come BBQ time.

1. Hot Toddy – Sometime Last Night
2. Just Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe (Downtempo Mix)
3. Keyboy – Viva Blue (Mudd’s Width & Comfort Mix)
4. Truant feat. Danielle Moore – Song of a City
5. Proviant Audio – Drifting
6. The Bionics – Novosoho
7. Joe Morris – Sky Drops
8. The Deadstock 33s – Ascension
9. Those Norwegians – Dom B. Sensi
10. Jamie L – Something Better
11. Crazy Penis – I Am Love (Flash Atkins Rework)
12. Future Rhythm Foundation – Soul Dredging (Remaster)
13. Crazy Penis – Summer Bummer (Remaster)
14. Problem Kids – Take A Small Break (Vocal Mix)
15. Flash Atkins – Make Your Move (Ashley Beedle Mix)

Joe Morris – Tropical Highway EP

Joe has been releasing music on some of the best UK labels of the moment including EDSC and Is It Balearic? and now the man from Clandestino is back with the follow up to his last EP just in time for summer. Tropical Highway follows the same format with one deep house houser and two gorgeous balearic nodders.

“Always” leads the pack and is aimed at that 3am moment when you’re parked in front of the speaker and living for the moment. Crisp reverbed percussion and a shuffling sub lay the foundations for keys that look towards Detroit. An old school sample helps build the track with strings and pads until the drop is reached and not a moment too soon, that kind of intensity can only be kept up for so long! Then it’s back down to the business of getting stuck in.

“Elysium” has a side chained chorused pad, gentle percussive keys, strings, a trippy vocal sample and the only thing missing is the sound of the lapping sea. It weaves it’s hypnotic magic as the synths and pads play counter melodies off each other sounding like a lost 90s Cafe Del Mar classic which is no bad thing in our book!

“Fireflies” carries on the same tip with filtered pads that are heavy on atmosphere as the bass moves around them. A stabby synth pushes the track along as the drums build and drop with the keys giving it that balearic hook.

So when you’re watching the sun go down and enjoying the perfect Ibiza / Croatia / Thailand / Yorkshire (delete where appropriate) moment , the Tropical Highway EP will be the soundtrack!

DJ Rocca – Nice bass driven deep house.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Elysium and Fireflies are the ones.

Murray Richardson – Love this, love Paper!

Will Tramp – Great EP. Loving the package! Well done Joe

80s Child – Always is the track that will be getting the most plays from me great stuff :)

Russell Deeks – Always for me here but liking the other two as well

Nuno Cacho – I love the balearic ones… This is so good and fresh for my summer!

Que Sakamoto – Thank u!!I will play a lots Always.luvly!!

Dan J – Really into ‘always’. lovely track!

Ulysses – Nice stuff. Reminds me a little of mellower Pagan releases.

Ed Bigland – Elysium our favourite, balance is just right on this one.

Marius Vareid (Full Pupp) – Elysium is perfect summer business!

Pathaan – Love it!

DJ Tomas – Real strong sense of chords and synths on these tracks in the fine tradition of Guidance or Prescription Records, good company to be in!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Lovely sun-drenched beats all over the EP. Elysium will be soundtracking my sunsets all Summer, the best Balearic track I’ve heard this year so far!

2 Billion Beats – Really liking the vibes on this- good beach or late night lose yourself in your own head vibes. The feeling reminds me a bit of AFX -selected ambient werks…

Feodor AllRight – Fireflies is lovely

Billy Scurry – Excellent! really digging Always, hit me like Don Carlos..Alone did many years ago…Awesome!! top class EP!! now wheres that beach?!?

Somerville & Wilson – Nice deep house vibes.Always is our favourite.

Aldrin Zouk – Elysium is a nice summertime tune.

Neil Diablo – Elysium is the one for me. lush summery Adriatic vibes…

Groovement Soul – WOW I just love Elysium and Fireflies. This EP is a slice of blissed out heaven. Will be playing Elysium all summer.

Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica) – Nice vibes for daytime ibiza on Elysium and Fireflies , will play on the radio and the beach

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Lovely release. All 3 tracks are magic.

Joe Morris – Horizons EP

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Joe Morris – Horizons EP

1. Over My Head
2. Zazous
3. Sky Drops

Joe Morris has been earning his stripes as a DJ for over 20 years and more recently as a producer with releases on 3am, Nang, EDSRC and Baker Street. He is also promoter of the Leeds based Clandestino parties that burn a hole in the Northern underground. Joe can be found party starting behind the decks at places like the Electric Elephant and all over the UK and Europe.

Over My Head kicks things off and is main room deep house with plenty of soul. Wrapped around an analogue bass riff and synth stabs, it’s techy drums keep building to a vocal sample that gives it that all-important feeling. The track twists and turns with builds and drops for aces high dancefloor dynamics.

Next up, Zazous takes up Joe’s trademark Balearic signature sound with warm pads, drums and a touch of old school. Synth strings, washes, arps and stabs let the track ebb and flow like the Med lapping at your feet with a sundowner in your hand!

Sky Drops slows things down a notch but keeps it Balearic. Again taking it’s influence from the golden era of house, it’s the sound of Ibiza in the 90s when optimism and smiling faces were all that counted. Lush chords, strings and pianos immerse you in a world where all is good and pulsing to a house beat.

Laurent Garnier – Emoional deep moody tracks, great EP! Will play for sure!

Psychemagik – Will play out for sure!

Tensnake – Deep and spacey, quality Paper stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Over My Head is rad!

Richard Norris – Bally-eric niceness! Where’s the beach?

Ralph Myerz – Really diggin Sky Drops! Full support!!!!!!!!

Oliver $ – Feeling Zazous.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Sky Drops my fave.

Moonboots (Aficionado) – Sky Drops is lovely

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Very nice.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Sky Drops is my fave from the EP

Hannah Holland – Really love Sky Drops for warm flavours.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Trancy little outing, like it.

Krysko (WEHP) – Really diggin’.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – All great tracks.

Will Tramp – Top stuff, great EP!

4 Clubbers – Cracking EP from Joe, summery, balearic vibes from the top drawer. Will review!

Nathan Detroit – Lovely chugger.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Phat Phil Cooper – Just when I thought this was not happening for me, WHAM… SKY DROPS… lovely lovely stuff…

Space Ranger – Very nice EP.

Murray Richardson – Smashing release, like all the trax and will be perfect for the Rebel Waltz 15th birthday party this w/end

Kiko Navarro – Very good EP, each one on a different mood.

Chris Coco – Really deep and lovely. Perfect for the Melodica radio show.

Billy Scurry – Niiiiiiccceeee!!! Absolutely beautiful.Digging the production and feel on all tracks.

Richard Seaborne – Very much like Over My Head…great vox…early morning biz…but the tech deepness of Zazous gets my vote…wicked stuff.

Jon Freer – Zazous is cool!

Nick Holder (DNH) – I’m digging Sky Drops!

Cowbell Radio – Hard to pick between Zazous and Sky Drops, both Balearic beauties, lovely stuff!

Aldrin Zouk – Sky Drops for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Great job I’ll be supporting these tracks.

Craig Woodrow – Northern underground …yum!

CP (Inkfolk) – Fantastic EP, Sky Drops for me

Psychemagik -LIVE Saturday 27th October

 

Hot from their first remix for Paper on the Research – Day by Day 12″, Psychemagik bring their balearic house sound to 2022nq.

Support on the night will come from Paper artists Flash Atkins and Neil Diablo.

10pm-3am

£5 advance / £7 on the door

2022nq, Little Lever St, Manchester, M1 1EZ
2022nq.com

Tom Petty – Learning To Fly (Flash Atkins Bootleg Edit)

Our Flash has been busy mixing up MOR and disco to create some err, MOR Disco.
He’s taken Tom Petty’s Learning To Fly and stuck it through the studio funkifier for a top class mix that’s had got end of nighter all over it.
It’s up for grabs on Soundcloud but has had props from Psychemagik “loving The edit”, Max Essa “played this at a beach party here in Japan on Saturday. Place went bananas!” and Hot Toddy “Massive!” as well as featuring on AOR Disco.

Flash Atkins – Beats & Pieces 7

Flash Atkins got the power!


Flash Atkins tries to drive away the rain with some downtempo blissed out grooves.

FLASH ATKINS – BEATS & PIECES 5

Paper and We Are Woodville’s Flash Atkins serves up another helping of balearica, dub, wobbly house and all point in between.

Flash Atkins – Beats & Pieces 5 by Flash Atkins

Crazy P’s Ministry of Sound Nu Disco Show

Crazy P's Jim Baron and Chris Todd

Let's Get Sweaty!

Paper labellers Crazy P kick off their Nu Disco Show for Ministry of Sound with Proviant Audio’s Hey, Lets Do It! followed third track by Daco’s Drip Dry.

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