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Flash Atkin – The Life and Remixes

2015 saw Flash Atkins release his debut album ‘The Life and Times’ and it’s mix of club smashers and disco nodders found people like FK, Andrew Weatherall, Horse Meat Disco, Ivan Smagghe, Rune Lindbaek and Bill Brewster getting hot under the collar.

Now comes the remix album with a collection of tracks some of which have only been out on vinyl and some not at all. It’s a roll call of who’s doing it right at the moment from the well known to the up and coming but all nail it. Names include The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Sleazy McQueen, Pete Herbert, Tal M. Klein and Steve Cobby. Plus there’s a healthy representation from Norway in the form of Ralph Myerz, B.G.Baarregaard and Mental Overdrive. From the paper stable Leon Sweet, Doc L. Jnr step up and the elusive Jamie L turns out a 12 minute Detroit (by way of Halifax) monster.

So you’ve played the game, drunk the beer, danced to the tunes, read the fanzine, rolled your eyes at the middle aged man in tights and now you’ve got the remix album. Job done.

Craig Bratley – Great set of remixes, hard to pick a favourite.

Bill Brewster – Outstanding mixes from The Revenge and E Machine.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Fantastic package – rinsed about four at ALFOS on Saturday.

Sleazy McQueen – Slimy, dirty package of low-brow house — just my type!

Tronik Youth – Great package

Nutritious – Tremendous Orgy. And the music is Freakin Sweet, too! ?????

Fingerman – Superb reworks from some top producers. Awesome!

Murray Richardson – Luvly F*ckn Jubly xx

Gemini Brothers – Don’t even know which one to choose! Amazing pack for summer!

Fernando (20 20 Sound System) – This is all great!

Get Down Edits – Great selection of remixes

Aldrin Zouk – Couple of tasty remixes; I’m diggin’ from Doc L Junior, The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, Sleazy McQueen & Romano Arcaini Remix.

Cosmic Capers Radio Show
Class, class and more class…..this was one of my favourite dance albums of it’s year and I’ve loved all the remixes so far, then to get this is brilliant. Release of the year so far for me.

Lava Lava – Some absolute gems in this one! Really great vibes on the remixes from The Revenge, Pete Herbert, The Emperor Machine & Jamie L.

Deep South Audio – Excellent .. cant say more really .. Dope rmx package

Goldboy – Emperor Machine is the one for me.

De Fantastiske To – Some nice new remixes here! Cant get enough of Mental Overdrive´s party chugger though !

Andy (Inland Knights) – Great release ……loving The Revenge / Leon Sweet / The Emperor mixes…but all cuts are wicked t b h…..thanks:)

80s Child – Top draw this really liking it :)

Nathan Detroit – Lovely selection of choice remixers here..

Northern Disco Lights Crowdfunding Campaign Launch

The feature length music documentary we’ve been making for the past two years “Northern Disco Lights – The Rise and Rise of Norwegian Dance Music” is nearly there. The https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/northern-disco-lights/x/12004740#/story has just launched with the aim to raise £10,000 for archive and music licensing ahead of it’s September premiere at the Bergen International Film Festival.

NDL Indiegogo Trailer from Northern Disco Lights on Vimeo.

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Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C

The unofficial King of Norway Ralph Myerz is back on Paper with a brand new project and his hallmark impeccable production. R.E.C. is his new collaboration with fellow Vikings Eddie Da Bass and Carina and they have turned out three original tracks plus a remix of big room house that will have people running to the booth demanding to know what it is.

Hercules & The Love Affair’s Nomi Ruiz is the Dirty Diva and lets it be known that there will be no prisoners. Originally titled “Peter Rauhofer Tribute Made With Love” it has all the hallmarks of his classic Sound Factory / Twilo sound and is best heard on a big warehouse rig with the smell of poppers in the air. There’s a nagging stab, bumping bass, ricocheting snares and the riff builds with reverbs and the X rated vocal. As the stabs filter and the drop beckons, best get prepared as carnage is round the corner.

Don’t Leave Me Now keeps the NYC vibe going with nailed on the one drums, a driving riff and moaned vocals from Leona Freiburg. The sub keeps things building before it breaks to some keys and it’s back in with added arp and heads down proper house music.

Michigan takes things deeper and pulls Man Without County’s Ryan James along for the ride. Mid 90s bass, Maurizio inspired drums and breathy vocals make it a head trip that keeps building in it’s intensity.

Finally, Ralph takes Dirty Diva and puts it through his psychedelic scandi-disco machine that tips a wink to Paper’s early days. There’s plenty of percussion and and FXed out synths and after the big room originals is more suited to a grotty basement long after it was going home time.

Overall a package that is going LARGE!

Support from:

Doc L Junior: “Michigan for me please… Love it!”

Fingerman: “Loving the chugginess of Don’t Leave Me Now. Nice release :)”

Richard Seaborne: “go Ralph…LOVE the original mix”

80’s Child: “Another sweet release guys – liking Don’t leave me now”

Somerville & Wilson: “Proper vocal house ..quality production!”

Severino: “Dirty diva is got a great sound”

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!