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2 Billion Beats – Spacey Disco Party EP

2 Billion Beats are back and blow me if they don’t just keep getting better. Instantly recognizable from their crisp arps, 80s synths and deceptively subtle arrangements the boys from the 80s are gathering steam nicely for their forthcoming album on Paper.

First up All Over Exposure has side chained pads, twinkling Rhodes, trippy sax, and synths weaving melodies as the track ebbs and flows for maximum dynamics. It builds steadily, gently drawing you in and before you know it you’re ‘tatas deep!

Kubrick’s Jive keeps the 80s thread going with its sounds and a shuddering chorused bass that builds to a punchy riff. It really takes off after the break with a nagging other-worldy sample, increasingly driven NRG bass and acid giving it some edge.

Finally Apollo saves the best till last by dropping the BPMs but upping the grunt . A guitar riff starts proceedings as the disco squelching bass come in, followed by a pitched vocal and sampled bass guitar combo. The 303 finishes things off nicely and its mission complete if dancefloor mayhem was the objective.

Sean Johnson (ALFOS) – A cheeky selection.

Doc L Jnr – This is a really good piece of work.

Sleazy McQueen – Digging the spaced out vibes!

Max Pask – 3 good tracks, Apollo 303 is my fave will play.

Billy Scurry – Apollo 303…WOW! and then some.. top vibe!

Pathaan – Awesome acidic vibes!

Murray Richardson – 3 quality tunes here, diggin them all but All Over Exposure is the one I like most ;) … Happy Birthday Paper!

Nick Holder (DNH) – This is Fire!

Danny Oliver – Excellent stuff…..Love it!

Phuturelabs – Love Apollo 303!

Da Sunlounge – Nice release guys!

Bottin’ – Nice

This Is Why We Dance – Very solid nu-disco vibes.

Matt Brown (Sancho Panza) – Nice EP, Loving All Over Exposure, really liking Kubrick’s Jive as well, will play both of these out.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – All Over Exposure = Roof Top Terrace, definitely a summer tune

Leon Sweet – Solid! You always know these boys are going to deliver. Quality production, vibes and grooves a plenty. I’m loving all 3 tracks and my fave Apollo 303, everything I want in a tune is right there. Top marks fellas and can’t wait for the album.

Nathan Detroit – Nice deep vibes.

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Diggin thgis shiz guys.

Black Mighty Wax – Gotta good feeling from All Over Exposure and Apollo 303 is magic!

Deep South Audio – Sick tight and very infectious… love the 2BB crew and when on Paper they are sure as hell in the DJ sets!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Apollo 303 is great.

Makossa – Apollo 303 sounds great.

Dan J – Apollo 303 is sonic! Sleazy as shit.

Craig Woodrow – All Over Exposure is my pick!

Juergen Drimal – Nice spaced out tunes, support on that!

Nikša Dragolin – Very happy finally to get on this label, very fresh and catchy tracks….Kubrick’s Jive is perfect for what i need now…will play..thanks a lot

Richard Seaborne – Wicked stuff….All Over Exposure is truly brill!

Marius Våreid – Apollo 303 here we go!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Another strong release from 2BB, Apollo 303 has been happily tried and tested, works every time…pure filth! Looking forward to the album!

Research – Miss Ya

Paper Disco continues its march onwards with an EP from Research. The band were recently heard on Trash The Wax and Day By Day on Paper Recordings last year had Psychemagik sprinkling their remix fairy dust.

Miss Ya takes things back to the 80s with big drums, off kilter bass and a straight ahead groove. Add moody vocals, lush pads for the chorus, a scattering of distorted guitars, Rhodes plus super good production and its a heavy track for DJs who know what’s what.

The Go-Go Time Mix takes things moodier for a more stripped back dubbier version but keeps all the rhythm in place. The vocal is used sparingly with the Rhodes, guitar, piano and congas all taking their turn to keep the track moving along as it jams out to the end touching on classic tracks as it goes.

It’s a refreshing take on disco that isn’t using the good times of the Paradise Garage as its inspiration but reaches for darker and more interesting corners.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Well wonk-funk. Nice one!

Tim Love Lee – Really feeling this.

Get Down Edits – Feeling this guys!

Cosmic Disco – Nice chuggy discoid vibes! Early doors slap bass tackle. Thanks!

Bobby Beige – Really liking this,very sleazy dirty slice of /disco/funk with some neat guitars and piano lines. Will be giving this a whirl out in Amsterdam this weekend.

DJ Rocca – Go Go Time Mix for me.

Feodor AllRight – Go-Go Time mix is a cracker!

Billy Scurry – Sterling dancefloor vibes, really digging!

Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) – NIce traxxxx.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – These are dope!

Dr Rob – It`s the rolling pianos on the “Go-Go Time” mix that work for me.

Advokkat – Cool track.

This Is Why We Dance – Go-Go Time mix for me here.

Deep South Audio – Both tunes show that the band have a swag in there sound . For me ill be sliding the remix late in to the DJ set when the lights are dark and the vibe is deep.

Ste Hodge – Moody & sassy in equal measures – Brilliant stuff!

Frank Lihaug -Nice and funky!

Black Mighty Wax – These grooves have infected my mind!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The original is instantly one of my favourite tunes of the year! Pure sleaze, and definitely the kind of track you could build a whole set around! The Go-Go mix is also strong, that piano came out of nowhere and nearly floored me! Definitely getting hammered all Summer!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Go-Go Time mix for me.

Proviant Audio – How Does It Feel?

Mathias Stubo’s disco project continues to forge its way ahead in 2014 with a nomination for Drift Days & Disco Nights as best dance album of last year in the equivalent of the Norwegian Grammys.

How Does It Feel featuring Lido Lido is the third single to be taken off it and is the perfect combination of 80s, disco and pop with good times written in to its DNA. With Rhodes, sparkling synths, a healthy dose of NRG and a killer hook it’s been all A-listed on Norwegian national radio and is as perfect a 4 minutes as you’d ever want to spend.

Veteran disco merchant Pete Herbert brings dancefloor know-how, giving his version a solid 4/4, nagging bass and killer riff that sounds like an instant classic. Recently road tested at Paper’s Christmas party it was the biggest tune of the night and as the break kicked in the cheers were worthy of a cup final!

Paper stalwart Richard Seaborne takes a different path with a mix that is all about the acid and the jack. With a bouncing bass and drums that swing it works a groove for those underground floors that are the best parties.

Roberto Rodriguez – Excellent tune with great remixes! Count me in!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Pete’s mix is well chunkeh duck.

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Good stuff and definitely digging the Pete Herbert mix though I am a little allergic to ’80s synths. The original is pretty hot, too.

Olle Abstrakt – Really like the original and Pete´s mix. Will play both a lot. Great to hear LidoLido´s voice on some proper stuff. He´s a big popstar in Norway with silly tracks on the radio.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – PETE HERBERT is the man .. Great Richard Seaborne mix too

DJ Rocca – Pete Herbert Mix for me…full support!

Black Mighty Wax – Original Mix is good for airplay and Pete Herbert Mix will be my guest several times along my DJ sets!!

Da Wiseguy – The original and the Pete Herbert Mix have their charm….but it’s the Richard Seaborne Mix which really hoofs it. Feels good to me!

Bootsy – All about the remixes for me. Seaborne’s remix taking it straight to a dirty basement, whilst Mr Herbert’s trademark sound flows his remix turning the track into a bona fide Disco winner!

Cowbell Radio – Pete Herbert’s mix is the winner for me, liking the break, the way it kicks back in and then the added synths afterwards!

Dan J – Richard Seaborne mix is wicked. Pete Herbert is well tasty too. Full support!

This Is Why We Dance – Pete Herbert mix for me.

Justin Harris (Freaks) – Love Richard’s mix!!

Mike Burns – The Pete Herbert Mix is the one for me. Nice n funky!

Chris Massey – Pete Herbert once again has the Midas touch here and creates a bass bin, boat party rocking sunshine infused banger! Ace!

Phuturelabs – Love the Original and Herbert mixes. Will play out for sure!

DJ Tomas – Nice clean, soulful and shimmering productions. The Seaborne and Herbert mixes seal the groove quite nicely, nice tracks overall!

Craig Woodrow – Herbert worth a nod!

Leri Ahel – Peter Herbert remix is standout track for. Love other 2 tracks too.

Get Down Edits – Excellent stuff, Pete`s Remix stands out on first listen but looking forward to testing all these.

Frank Lihaug – Nice original track. The Pete Herbert Mix is of the hook :)

Feodor Allright & Elena Mechta – Pete Herbert remix is wicked! Count us in the radio and club support.

Bottin – good mood vibes from Pete!

Neil Diablo – Great release. richard seabourne mix is really good but the pete herbert one comes out on top for me

Sleazy McQueen – What’s not to love about this package?! nothing. Seaborne and PH remix to delight.

Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ How Does It Feel & Remix!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) -best Proviant Audio so far, that Pete Herbert mix is just made for our dancefloor

Reza Athar – Richard Seaborne is the winner again!

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Pete Herbert smashes it with a proper disco work out ….NICE

J.Cub & Lil’ Mark – WSM EP

J.Cub & Lil’ Mark have teamed up for three cuts of deep house that sound like they were made specifically for our Paper. Those who know the catalogue will hear flavours of Kenny Hawkes, Head Nodding Society and Dirty Jesus.

J.Cub is man about Leeds town and club owner as well as being one of the people behind Baker Street Records before leaving to concentrate on Eclectic Avenue Records. Lil’ Mark has been releasing records on labels Classic, MFF and Greenkeepers and been championed by jocks like Derrick Carter.

No Time is a shuffling groove with a grinding bassline, subtle sample and minimal keys. That is all the best house music needs and this sucks you in to its hypnotic grasp.

Next up Dark Days has a techier feel with a more straight up swing and digi bass that is layered up with an effected marimba and EFX. Again its all about sticking with the groove as it draws you in but things are keep interesting with the pad that filters in and out along with tripped out vocals

The Dark Dub strips things back even further for trippy house business!

Soul Clap – Classy for dat ass-y. Truly house music!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – No time works every time.

Moodymanc – Stellar stuff from two of the best smelling men in modern house music.

Krysko – Liking the Dark Dub, will get some early doors airing for sure.

Andy Baxter – Lovely deep chilled biz.

Oliver $ – Nice paper!!!

Harri (Sub Club) – Nice work fellas!

Black Mighty Wax – Diggin’ Dark Days… simple, but very effective groove.

Chris Massey – Nice darkroom vibes on a solid houser! Full support!

Christophe (Futureboogie) – Diggin’ this.

Death on the Balcony – Feelin’ the grooves here! Great musical partnership producing the goods!

Max Pask – Dark Days is the one for me.thanks.

Ben Cox – Sexy, hypnotic house. Can’t wait to give this an airing in the Oz sunshine next weekend!!

Murray Richardson – Nice deep shenanigans, into both trax but dark days original is my fav.

Benoit C – No Time for me!

Nathan Detroit – Boomty boooooomp.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – DARK DAYS is cute.

Marius Våreid – Dark Days (OG ) is my fav here, will definitely take it for a spin!