The first trailer for our forthcoming documentary on the history of Norwegian dance music is now live featuring Bjorn Torske, Idjut Boys, Annie, Bill Brewster, Mental Overdrive, Rune Lindbaek, James Hillard (Horsemeat Disco), DJ Strangefruit (Mungolian Jetset), Olle Abstract, Joakim (Smalltown Supersound), diskJokke and Mikal Telle with a few others chucked in.
Leon Sweet – Beats Slave Auto / GTTR
1. Beat Slave Auto
Leon Sweet is a producer who paid his dues and has the scars to prove it! He cut his teeth in the madness the free party circuit in the 90s, has been stuck in the middle of a gangster / bouncer showdown in the booth of the MOS whilst DJing and experienced major label meltdown.
And now after a break he’s back with two dance floor bombs for Paper on this debut two track EP for the label.
Beat Slave Auto first came to our attention via the great Billy Scurry who heard it on Soundcloud and pointed it in our direction. It’s a super heavy, hypnotic, pitched down slomo acid track that weighs in at over 10 minutes. Straddling techno, cosmic, house, acid and disco, it twists and turns in to what is proper head music.
On the flip, GTTR lightens things up with a rough as you like disco sample and the vocals of Christabel Cossins. Vox stabs, nagging bass and congas build to a classic piano riff that does what it says on the tin; smiles all round!
Tensnake – Loving that disco tempo with the deepness and piano. Nice single
Aeroplane – GTTR is really sweet!
Eric Duncan – Great tune!
Soul Clap – GTTR!
The Dead Rose Music Company – Hands in the air greatness!
Reza Athar – “Beat Slave Auto” is definitely the best track in the history of paper. dig it very much.
Krysko – GTTR is a belter… a proper burner.
Billy Scurry – Legendary, been waiting on GTR also fullest of support!!
Neil Diablo – Sheet this track is da bomb son!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Solid as ever from the Paper camp, GTTR pips it for me …old school baby!!
Nathan Detroit – Sleeeeazy stuff!
2 Billion Beats – Beat Slave, whadda tune.
Kelvin Andrews – Like… will play out kx
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Great track no.2. Love that happy pianooo
Sleazy McQueen – Diggin’ that!
Pathaan – Christ On A Bike ‘Beat Slave Auto’ is everything I want inna TUNE !!!!
Chris Massey – Ace release! Great balearic chuggy goodness on Beat SLave Audio, will sound good on the Croatian shores.
diskJokke – That disco touch aah.
Marius Våreid – GTTR!
Causa (Tusk Wax) – Beat Slave Auto is the pick for me. Great track that keeps you interested all the way.
Ste Hodge – Hands in the air biggie with GTTR – sunshine goodness. ACE !
Acid House survivors Terry Farley and Stretch Silvester for their first release on the label “Jam Down Beat Down”.
Terry has helped define modern UK dance music. In the 80s through his involvement with Boys Own and bands like the Happy Mondays. In the 90s pioneering a tougher garage sound on JBO with Pete Heller. And in the 00s with Faith, a shining beacon for proper house music.
Stretch Silvester has remixed acts like Pulp & St. Etienne, featured on Coca Cola ad campaigns, composed the music for Bjorn Borg’s London fashion show and continues to run his Bring Back The Future record label.
Together they are Farley Silvester!
Jam Down Beat Down has got the trademark Farley sound of floor heavy main room beats, rolling bass, congas and garage stabs. It’s built around a reggae sample that gives the track an otherworldly feel as it floats in and out with dubbed out effects. There’s a build to the drop before things really take off in the second half!
“Paper is a great fit for us because they understand the draw of the blue lights coming off Ms Vasquez glitter ball as the queens stamp and the ball kids runway. They understand the ultimate HOUSE end game which we have both always aimed for …one day…one day.” – Terry Farley
Jimpster – Massive! liking both mixes here but I reckon the dub will be my pick for playing out.
Doc Martin – Both Mixes are DOPE!!!
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Tel’s on fire right now. Love the dub.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – The first half of the dub sounds exactly like a late-90’s San Francisco record … could’ve been a track off Grayhound. Making me a bit nostalgic, here! Terrific all around.
Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Sleazy McQueen – This is really cool!
Jacob (E.A.R) – Great House music how it should be.
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Massive, favourite release on Paper in a long time.
Nelson Ramalho – Cool! Loving the bass line and the vocal is good sounds like a bit of an afterthought to the track but sounds cool. Good job. Dub is good too.
Eric Duncan – Niiiiice!
Harri (Sub Club) – Both good for me.
Aldrin Zoiuk – One for the more discerning & matured floors.
Marius Våreid – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Pulse Radio – Bouncy! Loving this!
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Benoit C – Cooooool.
diskJokke – Love the feel of the dub.
Pete Herbert – Great main room tackle!!! me digging.
Nutritious – Wow. Serious. Grindin!!!
Murray Richardson – Top stuff loving this – nice driving percussive track, proper heavy bass and love the vocal bitz, perfect for Brazil.
Hannah Holland – Brilliant .. take me to the clurb! WERK
Mighty Mouse – Really like them both, deep n dirty – great stuff.
Psychemagik – Chunky!
Leftside Wobble – Another real H.O.U.S.E. winner from Farley & Stretch Silvester.
Stuart Patterson – Farley gave me this a while back , maybe it wasn’t mastered or finsihed .. thought it was decent but sounds great this morning on my headphones.. will play tonight ..
PAPD23 Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
1 Take Me Back (Proviant Audio’s Next Level Disco Mix)
2 Take Me Back (Brennan Green Mix)
3 Take Me Back (Atella’s Loveboat Mix)
4 All This Time (Daco Mix)
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born is the 3rd single from album ‘Real Love Tastes Like this!’ by Proviant Audio AKA Mathias Stubø. When we asked him to re-edit the original he went away and did a whole new remix, exchanging the Latin vibes for more choppy disco elements.
Brooklyn based Brennan Green, who has previously released on DFA, Balihu and his own Chinatown imprint is up next with a stripped down, hypnotic Latin disco jam that sticks closely to the original.
Next up is the winner of the Paper remix competition winner from earlier this year, Atella. The fellow Norwegians deliver a remix which wonks out the original parts to create a 4/4 take that drops and filters for maximum floor action.
Finally, Paper stable member Daco is back with a cool mid tempo mix of All This Time reminiscent of early 80’s NY proto house releases. It is deep, soulful and oozing with quality, reframing the vocals from the energetic original in to a heavy vibing beauty.
Rune Lindbaek – Brennan for me floors….tune!
Cosmic Boogie – That Proviant Audio mix sounds MASSIVE!
Hot Toddy – Loving Proviant Audio’s Next Level Mix.
Roberto Rodriguez – Very nice remix pack! Loving the Daco mix of All This Time especially.
DJ Alex From Tokyo – Take me back is a GREAT fun carnival party track! Brennan’s remix is a KILLER!! All This Time is a great boogie number.
Stuart Patterson – Sheeeet, you know how much I love Proviant Audio but these mixes are top floor. Can’t wait to play this space funk disco shit.
Jim Baron (Crazy P) – It’s Daco’s mix all the way. Quality.
Nutritious – WOW. Every mix here is pure bliss.
Billy Scurry – Excellently diverse mixes, all really great and will play ‘em all, but the Daco one sneaks it for me… love the vibe.
Sleazy McQueen – Oh, this is fantastic.
Stevie Sole Middleton – Feeling this and the label and general.
Fred Everything – Lovely stuff.
Scope – Soooooooooooooo good! What an EP!
Ralph Myerz – Another amazing release by the amazing Proviant Audio, this is 6/5!
Neil Diablo – Dacos mix rocks.
Miguel Campbell – Nice all round disco ep!
Diskjokke – Nice remixes from Brennan Green and Atella.
Tim Tummy Touch – Love this lot!
Stretford Dog’s Club – Really like Atella’s Loveboat mix and All This Time.
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Great release!
Proviant Audio is 18 year old Norwegian Mathais Stubø who has made one of the albums of 2011.
Real Love Tastes Like This! wraps up house, techno, disco, jazz and soul in to a melting pot of ideas that looks forward and back.All played live re-sampled, re-spun and re-wrapped, the album stands proud with the best of the Paper Recordings back catalogue and announces the arrival of a major new talent.
1 Spring Is Here
2 Starten Pa Alt
3 all This Time
4 In The Jungle
5 Hey, Let’s Do It!
6 High Five
7 Who’s Got Soul?
8 Play Your Own Game
9 Take me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
10 Slutten Pa Alt
11 Is It Over?
Plain and Simplee : “Mathias Stubø’s debut are so overwhelming, it’s difficult to imagine anyone not falling devastatingly head over heels for the soundtrack it provides.” 6/6
Groove (Norway) – “….so good I lose all restraint and indulge myself to shameless praise.It’s been a long time since an album has ticked so many of my boxes” 7/7
Moodymanc : Wonderful stuff
The Dead Rose Music Company : WOW!!!!!
The Revenge : It’s got summer written all over it.
GET IT IN THE PAPER SHOP
We Are Woodville and Paper Recordings’ very own loser super hero Flash Atkins returns to centre stage with another genre-busting EP on We Are Woodville and two brand new cuts that delve deep into the realms of nu disco.
The In Crowd is a chunky and chugging groove laden number based round a hefty Roxy Music sample. It’s got some heavy synths, a big break and is a perfect peaktime roof raiser!
Flash’s Theme is a laid back and jazz infused disco affair. Ronny Jordan inspired guitar lines jam over a warm bed of live drums, full bass and keys to deliver a simply infectious and timeless record.
BUY IT IN OUR SHOP and at all the download stores.
Jazzanova – Nice 12″, The In Crowd gets my support.
Chris Duckenfield : Flash’s Theme sounds like E-Lustrious remixing D-Train in the Arndale Centre.
Rob Mello – Flash’s Theme sounds great!
Billy Scurry – Blinding release, quite hard to chose a fav butboth killer tracks… Flash is in well funky mode!!
Diskjokke – Like The In Crowd reminds me of some of those old guerilla tracks.
Ashley Beedle – Mr Atkins always brings a smile to my face. Roxy Music get’s carved up and Flash’s Theme is a beauty as well.
James Teej (Rekids) – Great, great music! Atkins is the man!
Faze Action – Very good, I like!
Sebastian Döring – Flash’s Theme…oh yeah!
The Dead Rose Music Company – The In Crowd floats my boat and will defo get dropped
Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n Tug) – Cool!!!!
Jim Baron (Crazy P) – I’m in with The In Crowd. Heavy stuff!
Fred Everything – Flash’s Theme for me.
Tim Love Lee – Lovely stuff.
Magik Johnson – The In Crowd for me, Fatboy Slim meets DFA. Love the sleeve too.
Leftside Wobble – Proper rockin’ buisness!
Trent Grimes (MOS) – Flash is king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both dope jams!
Kiko Navarro – Excellent tracks, great for those new people who like what they call nu-disco.
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash’s theme is the one for me “PROPER”
Joshua Iz – Simply good choons.
Murray Richardson – Liking The In Crowd Flashman!!!
Disco Outcasts – Massive killer track!!
Dave Pezzner – Wow! Very nice. Flash’s theme is fantastic.
Krysko – The In Crowd… monster hook, will do the business for sure.
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Diggin’ on Flash’s Theme
Diesel (X-Press 2) – Liking it. Will play on show.
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Paper Recordings are back with Manchester soul warrior Daco for the latest single release including a great remix from the ever consistent Yam Who?
Dave Connally AKA Daco has been releasing quality dance music for the last 20 years on labels like WEA as part of Mellowstate in the early nineties, producing for numerous labels such as Sony Music and working alongside the likes of Zed Bias, The Una Bombers and Finley Quaye. His ‘Aquarium EP’ on Paper in 2009 received broad critical acclaim and support and is now followed up with ‘Drip Dry’.
The A side features the original version of ‘Drip Dry’, a funk laden slice of slo-mo house boogie with warm analogue bass, soulful keys and looped vocal lines leading to an uplifting classic piano line that conjures up the spirit of late eighties house.
The flipside sees Yam Who? take the remix reins and deliver a bumping nu-disco house cut that ups the tempo and brings the moog work to the fore and a distinctly Moroder-esue feel to the proceedings.
Laurent Garnier : Definitely for my record box. Great tracks!
Una Bombers : Classy piece of retro modernism from Daco. Love it. And the Yamster comes good as always upping the tempo for later in the night. Will be dropping both of these beauties.
Ralph Lawson : Diggin the Yam Who? mix.
Rocky : Love the Yam Who? version.
Jim Baron (Crazy P) : Yes, yes! Our Dave comes up trumps here, lovin it. Massive slo-mo hands in the air &Yamz mix is handy too particularly when the faster drugs have kicked in.
Red Rack’em : Loving the OG and the remix is really cool too – I love the spacey synth action from Yam.
Stuart Patterson : Lush innit. Playlisted for the radio and I’m old enough to play it in a club as well.
Diskjokke : Loved the original, very cool track!
Horse Meat Disco : Yam Who? delivers a super playable rmx
Phat Phil : Yam Who giving it the uplift with a great remix.
Nelson Ramalho : What a fantistic track and a great start for 2011. Both Original and Yam Who? remixes
Chris Coco : Lovely and groovy, original version for me
Martin Brew : Ace!
Neil Scott (El Diablos) : Aceness! Original doing it for me but Yam Who? remix really nice too
Fred Everything : Nice release, Yam Who Remix? for me.
Billy Scurry : Lovin this!! Both strong tracks but the original does it for me, love that swing, bass and piano then great pads… Monster!!
DJ Alex From Tokyo : 2 sweet modern boogie jams!
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Nice slice of 80’s style vibes
Bonar Bradberry : Really cool! Yamz mix sounds grrreat!
Leftside Wobble : Both versions ooze class but mid tempo grooves of the original definitely tip it for me.
Mathew Krysko : Boogie boogie boogie – like the original.
The Dead Rose Music Company : I love the original, real low down soundtrack to a disco extravaganza. Yam’s mix wasn’t what I was expecting, the arp groove is sick and will get played for sho!!! Big love and respect to the synth pads.
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