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Flash Atkin’s first release in ages

Flash Atkins is a drunkard, drug user and general wrong’un. A super hero who has fallen from his purple patch in the 80s to purple stains on his pants in the 00.

He is also the alter go of Paper Recordings’ Ben Davis and Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys is the first single from his forthcoming album Paper album “The Life and Times of Flash Atkins”. Each track title is named after a chapter of a short story to be published as an accompaniment to the long player.

Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys is a slo-mo tech heavy chugger that is locked down with rock sold beats and a throbbing side-chained bass. The track builds with synth lines before a sampled female vocal brings in some sparse melody and reinforces the hypnotic rhythm. An acid line adds to the tension before the reaching it’s peak with all the elements hitting home.

The Deaf Boys Dub goes down a more stripped back route with a Moog synth riff and techy hats along with the sampled vocal. Ricocheting snares herald the arrival of the sub and things crank up a gear. It’s proper 4am lose yourself in the smoke club music as the synth riff filters in and out.

Doc L. Junior is a Norwegian legend who’s not been active for a while but is back with a wallop. Deep and synthy with a hint of 80s, this is big room music that brings to mind So Get Up by Underground Sound of Lisbon.

Finally, Richard Seaborne turns in a classic sounding remix recalling Armand Van Helden in his prime. He ups the pace, adds a brutal bottom end, chucks in a jazz break on top of the acid and vocal and it’s dance floor dynamite.

François K – ‘Flashing Thunder dub is great, will definitely give this one some plays.’
Peter Kruder – – ‘Love the Original. Doc L Juniors Flashing Thunder dub is also cool. The Richard Seaborne mix also works for me’
Vito De Luca Aeroplane – ‘ – Flash’s Deaf Boys Mix is great’
Ron Basejam – ‘Original is the one. lasers!’
Mr G – Solid EP
Sean Johnston ( A Love From Outer Space) – ‘Deaf Boys come on down!’
Sleazy McQueen – ‘Wow, this is super cool and vibey. I dig all four!’
Tronik Youth – Neil Parnell (Tronik Youth) – ‘Love the original and deaf boys dub great stuff’
Harri (Sub Club) – ‘Ben sent me this a while ago…been playing a few of these out’
Bonar Bradberry – ‘Good stuff thanks guys’
DC Salas – ‘Flashs Deaf Boys dub for me!’
James Teej – ‘Flash’s deaf boys dub is really original’
Ralph Myerz – All mixes are beyond superduper, full support. Especially the Doc L Junior mix is a favourite, wow!!!
Andrew Grant (EDEC) – ‘Doc Juniors Flashing Thunder dub is hot hot hot… like the other tracks too’
Leftside Wobble – ‘Deep brooding acidic chugger, perfect for fallen superhero after parties!’
Brett Griffin – Droog LA / Culprit) – ‘The original slow mo funk is dope’
Alec Sander (La Royale (Electrique Music) – ‘Cool tracks guys, love the original and the Flash Deaf Dub’
Erik Rug (Rex Club) -‘Flash Deaf Boys dub mix is my pick here..thanks !!’
Neil Scott El Diablo’s Social Club- ‘Great track from Flashy…Doc L Jnrs italoesque remix is ace. Solid houser from Richard Seabourne too! good ep!
Gameboyz (Clouded Vision / Relish) – ‘Fantastic! thanks a lot!!! Flashs deaf is totally madness!!’
G-HA & OLANSKII (SUNKISSED) – ‘Love the Doc L. Jnr mix, thanks!
Fingerman – ‘Lovely stuff. Doc L’s mix is really awesome’

THE TREATMENT – ON & ON – MIXMAG

The Treatment Mixmag Review

PAPER MINIMIX 5

Paper Recordings Minimix 5 by Paper Recordings

The fifth instalment of the Paper Minimix Series goes all jizzy jazzy to celebrate the first whiff of summer. There are tracks new and old blended by purveyor of deep beats, Flash Atkins.

Kahuun – La Rouge
Streetlife Originals – Club 11
Dirty Jesus – Cut The Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Crazy Penis – You Are We (Pooley’s Main Mix)
Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
Problem Kids – Meandering Benders
Harlem Zip Code – Fling Up Your Wig
Daco – Drip Dry (Yam Who? Mix)
Shaboom – Bessie (Reprise)

Dirty Jesus’ Black Cock

Classic PAPERecordings release Don’t Fuck With My Shit by Dirt Jesus has been picked up by Juno Records. The controversially named Dirty Jesus aka Erik Rug and Marc Collin were one of the many acts to release on the label, and their classic proto nu- disco track Don’t F*ck With My Shit was recorded in one take in the studio, played with real instruments and mixed down live. Between them Gerard Black and DJ Harvey (appearing here as RV Cock) have years racked up making and playing music, their twisted sense of humour and encyclopedic knowledge always on display. With Gerard in the UK and Harvey in the US there was a flurry of long distance phone calls and bouncing back and forth of files, and after their initial collaborative process on the mix they were all set to go off and do the fine tweaking of each one solo. Black Cock rises again – no fluffing required.The RV Cock remix starts with the kind of percussion so indebted to Harvey’s life in Hawaiian paradise that it all but dons a loud shirt and offers you a cocktail. However this is quickly overshadowed by something altogether more menacing, as dark, slow, spacey synths come to the fore. By the time the ethereal vocals and horns come in, Harvey has lulled you into a druggy stupor – before dragging you out of it with one final bass drop that is sure to tear the roof off after-parties from London to Honolulu. Not to be overshadowed, Gerard Black chips in with his own sterling effort, with squelchy acid house bassline and busy drums. Rather than bombarding the listener, Black creates a sonic landscape in which every sound matters. This is sleazy-as-you-like discofied house – exactly what you’d hope for and expect from the legendary Black Cock crew.
The first of Pete Herbert’s two remixes of the gloriously and impeccably titled Don’t Fuck With My Shit features a lazy bass guitar bouncing off twangy keys. By the time the tumbling piano lines come in – and Herbert does make you sweat on it – hands are well and truly up in the air. Part Two, instead of making us wait on the piano, brings it in immediately. It playfully jostles for attention with that addictive guitar hook, and this time Herbert teases us with a bassline that takes nearly two full minutes to kick in. When it does, you have a track that is positively dripping with a sublime piano-driven house sound that is sure to get even the most ardent chin-strokers shaking ass.
Get it Here http://www.juno.co.uk/ppps/products/383785-01.htm