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Paper Cuts # 2 Hits the Digital Shelves

Paper Recordings hits its 20th birthday in 2014 and most labels would sensibly sit down in an armchair, light their pipe and release a retrospective. But not us, oh no! Our very first release The Book by Salt City Orchestra had “Look Forward, Not Back” inscribed on the vinyl so this has been the year we launched Paper Disco and why Papercuts # 2 is packed choc-a-bloc with a new generation of artists.

The compilation is the best of Paper’s recent output with a mixture of the familiar, the grizzled and the brand new, demonstrating why Paper is still one of the most exciting house labels in the world today.

There are four exclusive unreleased cuts; recent Norwegian Grammy award winner Ralph Myerz gives us a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming album, Richard Seaborne shows why he is one to watch with ‘Let’s Get High’ running the gauntlet of Detroit and Chicago, Pete Gooding’s mix of Justin Harris’ (Freaks) 1,2,3 Breathe is four to the floor heads down tackle and the unstoppable Psychemagik get their instrumental mix of Research’s Day By Day heard for the first time.

The rest is an embarrassment of riches that takes in Cottam’s 10 minute hypnotic soulful techno mix of Jamie L’s In The Burg, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam returning to the label to deliver their deep disco, Flash Atkins’ summer 2013 soundtracking Malawi Chant and the call to weirdness of Freak Club, Daco’s flawless soulful house, acid house war horses Terry Farley and Stretch’s dark garage, Leon Sweet’s breezy sample track GTTR, the disco put down of The Reason’s Why, 2 Billion Beat’s MASSIVE Noise In Your Eye and Ryan Kick turning in an amazing drawn out slomo mix on of Just Past Midnight on Sleazy McQueen’s Space Coast project.

1. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)

2. Farley Silvester – Jam Down Beat Down

3. Flash Atkins – Did You Forget Top Shine? (Hot Toddy Mix)

4. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant

5. Jamie L – In The Burg (Cottam Mix)

6. Daco – Make A Change feat. Vaceo

7. Richard Seaborne – Lets Get High (Asta La Vista)

8. Flash Atkins – Freak Club

9. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye

10. Space Coast – Just Past Midnight (Ryan Kick’s Magic Suicide Remix)

11. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why

12. Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Do The Choka Choka

13. Leon Sweet – GTTR

14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Instrumental)

15. Justin Harris – 123 Breathe (Pete Gooding’s Secret Life Mix))

Farley Silvester – After Hours

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Farley Silvester

After Hours

1. Original Mix
2. Early Mix
3. Late Mix

Two bona-fide heavyweights of the dance scene return to Paper with their second release after last year’s Jam Down Beat Down. Terry Farley helped write the book on acid house and continues to fly the flag for all things quality through Faith and the Boys Own parties. Stretch Silvester is involved with music for fashion and ads as well as concentrating on his “Bring Back The Future” boogie record label.

After Hours is dubbed out peak-time house music that arrives with a thump. The original takes the nagging “after hours “ vocal and sets it over a bouncing sub. Rattling drums keep it driving along along with tripped out keys.

The early mix strips things back with a more wild-pitch bent. Reverbs are used to bring out the drops and that sub keeps bouncing along.

Finally the late mix replaces the bass with a more analogue line and brings in some extra synths. It’s a fine package of quality house music that Stretch and Terry Farley have built their reputation on.

REACTIONS

Tensnake – It’s always a pleasure to listen to the works of these guys. I love all versions, but the original is my fave.

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Ooo yeah this is large!! Essential house music alert!

Simon Baker – Liking this!! Not sure which mix i prefer! Maybe Late!

Doc Martin – Solid release for sure!!! Mr. Farley gets much love around our way. Can’t wait to play this in Tokyo on the weekend!!!

Rocky – Fabulous.

Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith – The late mix for me, nice shuffling head nodding business!

Krysko – Reminds me of being ‘heads down’ and ‘flat out’ going for it at 4am in Basics in the late 90’s. This, is a good thing. Ace.

Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ these hypnotic groove driven beats.

Mitch Davis – Another quality release. All three mixes are solid.

Billy Scurry – Excellent full frontal house assault!! Full sweaty support!!!

The Lovely Jonjo – So flippin lovely, can’t wait to play the late vesion out this weekend.

untitledmusic – Classy

Nathan Detroit – PUMPERS!

Phuturelabs – Loving this EP. Hard to pick a favourite.

Sonny Wharton – Nice vibes – like these alot, thanks for sending :)

Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – Dancefloor food for the connoisseur.

George Toolroom – Fantastic and will be played by me at every party I play at.

Dubble D – Cool pack of really useful tracks to dj with, thank God some people haven’t forgotten!

Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) – NIce! Like all 3 mixes.

Andy Baxter – Love these.

diskJokke – Love it!

Farley Silvester – Jam Down Beat Down

 

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 ..