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De Fantastiske To – Smile EP

Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.

Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.

Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.

Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.

Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.

Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.

Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.

Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! :)

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.

Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.

80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.

Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.

Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.

Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.

Frank Xerox – Dope release!

Pathaan – Great tracks!!

Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.

Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.

Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.

Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.

Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!

Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.

This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support

Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.

Pablo & Shoey – Puttin’ Some Stank On It

After wowing us on Trash The Wax #1 with their edit “Raw Human Emotion” Pablo & Shoey, those boys from the emerald isle are back with a 3 track EP of the good stuff.

Kicking things off is the glitter ball encrusted “Funk It” that goes straight for the disco jugular. It’s got all the essential Studio 54 ingredients such as infectious handclaps, wah wah guitar, hooky piano loops, catchy vocals plus a spaced out breakdown where you can get lost in the smoke.

Down To The Bone exits the discotheque and heads into the early 80s Bronx streets. Grab the lino, strap on your hi-tops and prepare to bust a few windmills with this slice of edited hip hop/electro funkyness with its very large bassline and everything but the 808 kitchen sink. Check yourself before you wreck yourself….

Big Base finishes things off by being an almost hybrid of the previous two cuts…disco tinged percussion with a wacka wacka guitar lick throughout, body popping breakbeat and old school stabs to ensure one foot is stuck firmly in the street with the other spinning on the floor.

Perfect summer drenched offerings all to liven things up a bit!

Ease (Nightmares on Wax) – Fave track is Big bass.. will support

Rune Lindbaek – Perfic for me sets!

Luke Howard (Horsemeat Disco) – Good stuff. Funk It slowed down works for me.

Sleazy McQueen – Funk It is RIGHT! Love these Sylvester vibes!

Hot Toddy – Funk It is my pick, and will work well over t’summer

Phat Phil Cooper – Yes defo got the flava… will play on the beach :o)

Billy Scurry – The Disco Pikeys are at it again infecting people with their stankin groove.. everyone here is a winner for me!! Viva la disco choo choo!!

This Is Why We Dance – V. authentic-sounding retro vibes

Tunnel FM – Great EP, all tracks are great about them.. will try out for sure, Thanks!

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Down To The Bone for me once a B-Boy always a B-Boyyyy

2 Billion Beats – Spot the Davy DMX sample! What a bleeding ace EP, loving the 80s electro vibes.

Bogdan Taran – Funk It is lovely piece of disco!

Deep South Audio – Upbeat sounds …. Disco fantastic .. defo not plastic and gonna make the girlies spin … Another summer winner from Paper

Chris Massey – Driven Crazy / Nectar Love

After releasing music on both El Diablos Social Club and Red Laser Records, Chris Massey has gone for the Manchester record label hat trick and lands at Paper Recordings with two tracks of solid dancefloor business.

Driven Crazy takes the party underground and gives us a heads down workout with growling bassline and snappy 808 sounds before a big piano breakdown demands your respect…murky, mucky house music at its finest.

Next up Nectar Love drops the BPMs then rolls out a stomping bass & cosmic synth stabs to create a hypnotic discotheque experience that starts off subtle before building to a big hands in the air drop. If you need a “transition” tune then this is the one to reach for.

Remix support comes from two of Paper’s finest. Leon Sweet turns in the goods for Nectar Love with a jacked up take that sticks close to the source material whilst cranking up the dirt.

2 Billion Beats get to work on Driven Crazy and completely flip the script, going in deep and dropping a dark destroyer that reeks of late night in a basement. Dress appropriately.

Sleazy McQueen
This is all really nice! I dig it. Leon, did you blame it on the sunshine?!

Severino (Horse Meat Disco)
VERY GOOD! Love the groove and ba$$$

DJ Rocca
AMAZING STUFF INDEED!!!

Get Down Edits
Whoo…excellent stuff right, really digging this whole release but esp digging Nectar Love.

DNH Records
Dopeness!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club)
Chris Massey? Chris Massive more like! driven crazy is ace. no surprise that theres a big chugga fucker in there too on nectar love. Leon Sweet mix is awesome too. Good ep.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio)
Another strong EP all-round with something for everyone. Driven Crazy original is the winner for us, good subtle use of some classic samples…great stuff!

Daco
This is real gem! Brilliant! Well done to Chris and the boys!

Richard Hardcastle (Solid State)
Solid tracks, really like A1 . but Leon’s remix gets the nod for me. Like the Love Honey sample (definitely due a revival!) and the lush production . Ace.

Deep South Audio
Such a sweet collection of tunes.

Leon Sweet
Wallop! What a top banana that Mr Massey is, corking debut EP on Paper and a pleasure to be involved. My vote goes to 2BB’s remix, smashin’.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin)
All about 2 Billion Beats mix for me.

Richard Seaborne
I struggled to choose a fave mix as they are all really cool, but the 2 billion beats one probably suits my dancefloor…wicked release all round.

Mutant Disco Radio Show
Both remixes for me. Addictive. Love originals too.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Dan J
Loving 2 billion beats and leon sweet remixes. quality.

Frank Lihaug
Just want to get up and dance!!!

Trent Grimes
Fuck yes!!!!!!! this is killer!

Reza Athar
Leon Sweet nailed it again!

Black Mighty Wax
Loving 2 Billion Beats and Leon Sweet remixes. Quality.

Aldrin Zouk
Tasty! Diggin’ Nectar Love & the 2 remixes.

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!

Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

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Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

1. Original

2. Sleazy McQueen Mix

3. 2 Billion Beats Mix

4. Ste Spandex Live Hardware Mix

Proviant Audio are back with the second single from their album “Drifty Days & Disco Nights” that DJ Mag described as being “BETTER than Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories”.
It’s a shimmering piece of good time disco that has shades of the 80s and an earworm of a hook. With horns and synths backing up the vocals plus a full band and next level production it’s like summer is still here.

Florida resident and the man behind Whiskey Disco Sleazy McQueen takes things more 4/4 but retains the spirit of the original. It’s got plenty of atmosphere, a locked down bass, handclaps and lovely touches that give it a deep hypnotic feel.

2 Billion Beats go a bit more high energy with a bouncing kick and nagging sample but with their love of all things 80s shining through. The production is kept sparse, ready for the Rhodes that is given free range to do it’s thing and so it does!

Finally Manchester’s hotly tipped Wet Play resident Ste Spandex turns in a distorted nu-school banger. Taking the vocal and parts he stamps his style on it, driving the mix in to peaktime territory .

Rune Lindbaek – Aceness!

The Dead Rose Music Company – Love this!

Lewis Dene – Hauntingly simple and very affective.

Will Tramp – Nice. Lovely stuff!

Patski Love – Sleazy is the winner!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Mr. McQueen’s groovy treatment is the one for me here … on point.

Cowbell Radio – Lovely stuff, nice choice of remixes but it’s 2 Billion Beats that tip the scales for me (natch)! As always, guaranteed to get people bouncing!

Tensnake – It’s a musthave for sure.

DJ Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – 2 Billion Beats mix is the the one for me, it gives it a big disco injection.

Dean “Sunshine” Smith – Original for me, a nice slice of shimmer.

Gareth Sommerville – 2 Billion Beats is bestest.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice slab of 80s vibes on a friday… thank you chaps
full support.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super!! great reworks from Sleazy McQueen and 2 Billion Beats.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Great SLEAZY McQueen remix!!

Get Down Edits – Sleazy Mc Queen mix stands out on first listen .

Tim “Love” Lee – Love Proviant Audio!

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Fierce collection fave being the Sleazy…all great remixes and v different!

Ulysses – The Sleazy McQueen makes it more disco, which is a good thing, but the Ste Spandex remix does the best job.

Billy Scurry – Toss up between billion beats and sleazy.. really great remixes.

Christophe (Futureboogie) – Aces.

Frank Lihaug – Brilliant package. Sleazy McQueen is the BOMB!

Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – “Breathe 1,2,3” – Out Now!

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Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe
1. Original
2. House Mix
3. House Dub
4. Down Tempo Mix

Justin Harris, an acid house warrior since 1987 finally arrives on Paper with his debut release 1,2,3 Breathe. His CV boasts gigs at clubs like Panorama Bar, Fabric, The End, Back To Basics and Robert Johnson and remixes for The Human League, Tiefshwartz and Mathew Herbert on labels like Classic, SWAG, Crosstown Rebels and 20 20 Vision. Amongst his many collaborations, Freaks with Luke Solomon is best know for their leftfield take on house and groundbreaking label MFF.

Breathe 1,2,3 is deep house with a soul that has a stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Minimal drums, analogue bass, piano and synth strings set things up for Laura Vane’s heart felt and timeless vocals.

The house mix ups drive and tempo but retains the deepness. Along with additional classic house stabs, the piano and strings give the track some nice chord progressions as the vocals tell their story.

The dub strips things back even more with the vocal stabbing and out as the music unfolds.

Finally, the down tempo mix breaks things right down for a lush version that aims at the hairs on your back of you neck and hits.

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – Very good indeed!

Sleazy McQueen -I ‘m feeling the midtempo vibes, for sure!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Im digging this!

Tensnake – Nice to have back such a legend!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Quality!

Stuart Patterson – Proper variations on the mixes .. enjoying it all especially main house mix and the down tempo mix.

Olle Abstract – Glad to see Justin back in full form! Really dig both house mixes. The downtempo mix sounds healthy. And slow!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Nice one … it’s the mid-tempo mix for me. Thanks!

Billy Scurry – Solid beats and production, digging the mid and down mixes.

Lil Mark – Brilliant productions here from Justin.

Harri (Sub Club) – House dub for me.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice release, always liked Laura’s voice since One Eye Shut, top work

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Prefer the dubbier housey versions.

Untitled Music – House mix doing the business.

Chinny (Cowbell Radio) – Nice work Paper folk x

Tunnel FM – Dope house mixes… absolutely support.

Paul Corey – The house mix and dub esp.

Chris Da Mentalist – Love This. House mix doing things for me.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Nathan Detroit – Love Mr Freaks always.. nice EP

Pete Gooding – V nice!

Chris Massey – House mix all the way for me. Big sing-a-long vibes at 5am on the dancefloor.

Steve Parry – Uber cool houser, loving the vocal too. Really good.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Excellent stuff, loving both house mix and the mid tempo mix, the type of quality I expect from paperecordings.

Sam Divine (Defected) – Very good!

2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye / Full Moon Boogie

Here is the first EP in a double header to mark Paper’s 150th single release.

2 Billion Beats’ Tom and Col have been sat in their studio wearing Day-Glo and high tops waiting for the invention of the hoverboard to no avail. So to kill time they cranked up their collection of 80s synths, set to work and came up with a couple of tracks that could soundtrack Summer 2013.

Noise In Your Eye is a BIG floor disco track that plugs an LCD Soundsystem shaped hole. So much so that it was played by James Murphy at The Warehouse Project this Christmas. The mystery is, nobody knew how he got hold of it but a wayward licensing CD is thought to be the culprit!

Heavy 4/4 beats and a locked down bass start things off before the piano is intro-ed, followed by strings and the sample weaving it’s way in and out. With synth noodlings, the track keeps building before it breaks for the chord change and all sorts of mayhem breaks out.

Full Moon Boogie is on a similar tip of 80s inspired disco and it’s all about the piano at the end. A stuttering synth bass and nagging top line build tension until 2/3rds through when it drops to a piano that’s been nicked from the middle of The Hacienda’s dancefloor at 1.30am on a Saturday night in 1993.

Ralph Myerz – REALLY digging Noise In Your Eye. I’m a huge fan of 2 Billion Beats but really feel that they have taken their stuff to the next level with this release. Full support from me for a looooong time!

The Glimmers – Love it!

Tensnake – Both tracks deliver, nice disco jams

Eric Duncan – Really FUN!! Will play both.

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – Noise in Your Ear pushes all the right Nu Disco buttons!

Dave Jarvis (Faith) – Oh yes! Ready for the Garden Festival Croatia 2013 Faith boat action!!!!!! Bring it on!]

Drop Out Orchestra – Great groover.

The Dead Rose Music Company – Boogie goodness!!!

Aeroplane – Cool release!

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Nice! Noise In Your Eye is my fave.

Will Tramp (Homoelectric) – Fantastic EP! Love both tracks.

Sleazy McQueen – I’m totally into Noises in my Eye!

Cowbell Radio – Two of the best tunes of 2013, no doubt, both have been massive on Cowbell. Noise in your Eye just gets the nod, but Full Moon Boogie is a proper ‘break glass in case of emergency’ dance-floor filler! Amazing work fellas!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Pretty cool.

Ryan Cavanagh – Nice release, love both.

Daniel Solar – Noise in your Eye for me.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – Noise In Your Eye has got Soul Buggin’ written all over it, nice work.

Mugwump – Great piano boogie biz.

Get Down Edits – Excellent Release, Full Moon Boogie is gonna be the dancefloors friend for sure.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – These are massive! Got electric elephant written all over them, which as luck would have it Im playing at so Ill defo give them an airing chaps

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Whos nicked my lino!!! This shit makes me want to do a back spin…Full Moon Boogie is the one for me…more quality from the PAPER crew …Nice

Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto / GTTR

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Leon Sweet – Beats Slave Auto / GTTR

1. Beat Slave Auto
2. GTTR

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!

REACTIONS

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 !

2 Billion Beats – Mega City One

2 Billion Beats mix their love of the 80s, house music, disco, handlebar moustaches and side chaining in to a sound that references the past but puts it firmly in the phuture. With recent releases on 3am Records and getting love from DJs like Pete Herbert, Crazy P, Toby Tobias and Psychemagik they are one of the next generation of producers spinning house on it’s head.

For Mega City One they have gone deep and widescreen. With a sparkly riff that a rock solid bass nails down, the track introduces some Rhodes before building to the break. Then comes the acid and it’s a trip for the head and feet as the tracks ebbs and flows with the atmosphere and dance floor dynamics set to 10.

Next up, the King of Norway Ralph Myerz suitably steps up to the plate, being 2 Billion Beats’ favourite ever producer. Keeping it deep but with a lighter mood, he goes for a Balearic disco vibe and hits a bullseye! Vocoders, NRG bass, crisp production and the original riff give it a classic Paper house sound.

Joe Morris goes more nu-disco with analogue bass and acid, sax and stabbing synths that lock things down before the piano chords. When they come in it’s that dance floor moment you go looking for.

Finally Flash Atkins heads in the opposite direction with a mix that’s deep and moody. Over broken beats, it weaves it’s way through a soundscape of arpeggiated synths, live bass, delayed guitars and percussion to the break where it drops to nothing but a messed up gospel vocal. Then the track elements are re-introduced before strings finish things off nicely.

REACTIONS

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – Original is very oddball but kinda cool. Reminds me a bit of those proggy early 90s UK house records.

Bonar Bradberry – Joe Morris mix lovely and deep!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – The original is super nice.

Shane Jackson (Fish Go Deep) – Like the original mix a lot. A rock solid groove with big, bold, confident melodies. Looking forward to playing.

Roberto Rodriguez – Oh yes! Really nice release! The mixes are cool but i think i will go for the original.

Mighty Mouse – Love the Ralph Myers remix.

Andy Ash – Love the original!

Pete Herbert – Superb EP.

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Original is nice, but it’s the somewhat melancholic Flash Atkins mix for me. Lovely.

Lewis Dene – Damn sexy music!

Benoit C – Coooooooooool ep

Craig Woodrow – Great! Strong stuff!

Havana Candy – Original mix for me. Top house music. Good work fellas

Greg Fenton (DMC) – Flash Atkins version works best for me.

Murray Richardson – Nice mixes all round here, Joe’s mix is lovely but Lord Flash pants lifts the trophy for me.

Nutritious – Impeccable!

Stuart Patterson – What a lovely record.. now just which to pick uuuuummmmm

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Very good release-nice optins on the mixes. Uplifting chords and all very playable-maybe the Flash Atkins is not a dancefloor option but its mood and progression makes it fave.

Cowbell Radio – Cracking stuff as always. Very hard to pick a favourite but I’m a sucker for strings and we don’t hear enough of them nowadays, so the Flash remix tips the scales for me!