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200 Years of Paper Recordings

The excellent Undeleted (Sean Smith to his Mum) has written as retrospective of Paper to coincide with out 200th EP that is on the horizon. It has contributions from some of the people who have been on it including Miles Hollway, Sleazy McQueen, Danni & Chris from Crazy P, Chris Massey, Ben Davis, Rune Lindbaek and a host of others.
It’s a wonderful read brings back a whole host of memories.

Brew up, have a biscuit and settle down for a read

Daco – Vostok EP

1. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Original Mix)
2. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Live Mix)
3. Struck Out
4. Dreadnought

MIXMAG DISCO SINGLE OF THE MONTH

The mighty Daco is back on Paper after a move to Spain and time spent sailing the high seas. He sent us a whole load of fresh music so we’ve taken the best and will be releasing it over a series of three EPs before collating them on an album later in the year.

Meine Killer launches things and it’s a quality deep house track that is soulful and catchy with enough wallop to rock any floor. Die Hexen’s vocal has a touch of Propaganda’s Claudia Brücken to give it a 80s Eastern European flavour. There is slinky bass, live drums and a chorused guitar that nags all the way through for some main room clout.

The live mix keeps all the same qualities of the original but takes the alley named “Boogie”. Live congas, percussion, disco guitar and the bass is given a bit more head to do it’s thing. It’s strictly analogue business here and if you want it live, it’s all here baby.

Struck Out goes all the way down the disco route and it’s the sound of a tight-as-you-like house band on their night off having some fun when nobody’s watching. 70s synths, agogo a plenty and a heavy funk vibe makes this music for dance floors that flash.

Finally Dreadnought saves the heaviest till last and it’s future proto-balearic prog business. Arps chug away with a motorkik beat before breaking to a chord progression that is set to “build” and is the tone for the rest of the track. It’s got ALFOS and Prins Thomas written all over it and comes off like a lost Baldelli classic that would have shaken Cosmic to it’s foundations. Expect beard strokers to break their life long dance ban and ravers to lose their shit.

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – Pretty impressive stuff, great musicality running through this EP.

Red Rack ’em – Digging Struck Out. Dope. Dreadnought is tasty too…

Sean Johnston – (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – On a roll boys!

Neil Quigley – Fantastic EP! Dreadnought is a monster, and I’m the newest member of Die Hexen’s fan club. Awesome!

Mighty Mouse – Love Struck Out is really nice.

Gemini Brothers – This EP is absolutely AMAZING! Love all of them!

Pete Herbert – Fantastic!!

Julian Sanza – Lovely vibes! Diggin!

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES GROOVY!!

DJ Rocca – I like Struck out and Dreadnought. Very good tracks

Chris Massey – Bigger than Flash Atkins’ skid marks.

Nuno Cacho – This is mind blowing. Love it!

Andy (Inland Knights) – Struck Out is awesome….def in the box.

Ed Mahon – The EP gets better with each tune! Loving ‘Struck Out’ and already stocking it up for the Summer sets. Dreadnought is quality and will be a Cowbell favourite from the off!

Aldrin Zouk – Dreadnought & Meine Killer right up my alley! Thanks!

Bad Barbie Beats – Struck Out Floats my boat.

Get Down Edits – Excellent Stuff from Paper once again, Meine Killer (Original Mix) jumps right out, looking forward to testing all these x

Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler

One of Paper Disco’s biggest tunes of this year has been given the all star re-rub treatment and it’s a full house of dancefloor dynamite.

The original has been rocking the boxes of the great and the good since it was out last year on Trash The Wax # 2 and Luke Una Bomber played it last month on 6 the Music MIF special as Manchester’s hot tune of the moment as well as Nemone on Electric Ladyland.

Leftside Wobble delivers an absolute monster that has been doing some serious damage with the few jocks who have fandangled a copy. Bill Brewster dropped it in his closing Wildlife set and Chris Duckenfield has been pressing the launch button. We’re talking a warehouse vibe with an arp riffed bass, plenty of reverb and the filtered, plaintive vocal giving it that emotional depth that all the best house music has. Make no mistake, this is one heavy remix.

Florida’s King of Disco Sleazy McQueen introduces a rolling bass, congas and some cheeky attitude for a stripped back joint that will smoke the floor. Add the vocal with subtle hypnotics from the original and it’s a late night, low ceiling, dry ice moment.

OOFT!:
“Leftside Wobble remix = LARGE”

Hot Toddy:
“Yea love this, very very playable, all mixes are good but i think i prefer the original”

Sam Divine:
“Great remixes, but i like original mix! thanks”

Julian Sanza:
“Yeah, feeling it, Big release!”

Justin Harris:
“Original and Sleazy mix standing out for me – thanks”

Neil Diablo:
“Well ravey! Original is still the best but i like the Chicken Lips-ie vibe to Leftside Wobble’s remix. Sleazy Mcqueen mix is cool too”

Gemini Brothers :
“Proper summer release! Thanks guys! Love “Peza” work but all the release is amazing!”

Robot 84 :
“Great set of remixes, still think the original is pretty hard to beat… Peza mix is doing it for me!!!”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS):
“Oh yes!”

Get Down Edits :
“Have been playing the original for so long & its so so good x”

Dicky Trisco :
“Tasty tune. I’ll go for the Fingerman mix here. Thanks!”

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) :
“Shit did I mss this first time round then. GUTTED> Fabulous strong pounding great vox EVERYTHING good. Thank you …like the original !x”

Kooky & Damoon – The Kooky & Damoon EP

After appearing on Trash The Wax 2, Kooky & Damoon drop their debut EP for Paper Disco and what a big badass booty shaker it is!

Loving Me Now starts things off across a section of horns, guitars & rumbling bass that will make you slug back the last of your pina colada, jump in the Quattro and head on down to the Pink Flamingo club to command a spot on the dance floor. Sleaze disco from a forgotten cop show never sounded so ace!

Good For You takes things to stage 2 of the night and right from the off its a handful of veras and a serious wiggle to the full bodied twanging bassline, hooky vox and guitar that sounds like Nile Rogers in the zone.

Remix action comes from Paper’s long lost brother Neil Diablo who goes for a classic dub on Loving Me Now. It uses less of the vocal and giving the instrumental arrangement room to shine, makes this perfect for the jocks that prefer their disco spaced out.

Loving Me Now also gets a workout from new kid on the block Dan Wainwright who covers it in microdots & stewed mushrooms for a full on psych wig out complete with acid squelch, reverb & delay drenched whooshes & swooshes. There’s enough weirdness to make you ring deed poll and change your name to Rainbow.

Hot Toddy:
“Good For You is fav of the 2. Nice mid tempo warmer upper!”

DJ Rocca:
“Groovy modern disco indeed!”

Fingerman:
“Nice release. The slow burn of Good For You is the one for me here. Neil’s Dub is a bit tasty too.”

Tronik Youth:
“Dan Wainright mix for me…good stuff!”

Will Tramp:
“Love the EP. Will definitely be playing ‘Good for you’ & ‘Loving me now’ this weekend. That bass is so god damn funky!”

Somerville & Wilson:
“Funky spicy boogie disco :-)”

Robot 84:
“Nice EP, really diggin the two remixes by Neil and Dan. Full support on this one!”

80’s Child:
“Another fine release from the Paper crew, all tracks are wicked but Good For You stands out the most here, Very cool & funky!!”

Flash Atkins – The Life and Times

Label boss Ben Davis has pulled on tights and cape once again to launch his debut LP for Paper “The Life and Times of Flash Atkins” and it’s a belter. The first singe “Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys” had love from types such as Francois Kervorkian, Peter Kruder and Ivan Smagghe as well as glowing reviews in Mixmag and DJ Mag and the long-player has more of the same.

The tracks cover an array of musical styles from house to disco, chug funk to bass, bangers and afro rhythms to 80s influenced cosmic beats. As well as dynamic production and a keen sense of groove, the whole album is based on a short story of the life of Flash that will be published as a comic at the same time. The track and chapter titles are one and the same to provide a sensory listening experience that tells a tale reflecting the mood of the story as well as blowing up dance floors with its sonic superpowers.

Says Flash of his creation. “I wanted to create an album that drew inspiration from my 20 years making music and DJing. You can hear classic disco (‘Saved By The Fall’), post dubstep (‘Forbidden Flesh’), Dirtybird (‘Summer Of Love’), Theo Parrish (‘Drug Empire’), Afro (‘Squatting’), Nu Disco (‘Badger From The North’), 90s US deep house (‘The Wilderness’), ALFOS (‘Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys’), Todd Terje (‘Acid House Creator’) and Metro Area / Balearica (‘A New Kind of Superhero’)”.

There will also be a smartphone game, limited edition Flash Atkins beer called “Hops For Heroes”, full colour printed comic and remix album later in the year featuring The Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, The Revenge, Ralph Myerz, Rune Lindbaek, Sleazy McQueen and B.G. Baarregaard amongst others.
Hugely ambitious and creative in so many ways, this album is already looking like one of the highlights of the year.

Laurent Garnier – “Great compilation – Drug empire is brilliant”

Ivan Smagghe – “Plenty in there for me for sure”

The Revenge – “Lots of great stuff on here, really digging The Wilderness”

Steve Cobby – “Really digging this!”

Ray Mang – “Great work!”

The Emperor Machine – “Love it!”

Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang) – “Some great sounds on this .. look forward to giving it deeper listen”

Bill Brewster – “Yeah there’s some very god stuff on here”

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – ‘Size of a dog is very good!’

Sleazy McQueen – “Excellent”

Hot Toddy (Crazy P)– “I love the vibe of Drug Empire…DOPE!”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – “Size of a Dog is very good!”

Horse Meat Disco – “YES great vibe here!”

Doc L Junior – “Dirty as it should be and crazy like a true super hero.”

Rune Lindbaek – “Ace!”

Fingerman – “Sounding very tasty! Some real gems on here :)”

Billy Scurry – “Feels like I’ve played one of these every set for the past 20 years!! Hot stuff indeedy Mr
Flash!!”

2 Billion Beats – “Top notch production throughout Flash, hard to pick a winner!”

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – “Great stuff here, very high quality LP and something for everyone. Congratulations
Flash! I’m plumping for ‘A New Kind of Superhero’ as my fave, love the downtempo vibe on that but will defo try ‘Drug Empire’ out for the dance floors”

Weedyman – Kanaga’s Revenge

Weedyman steps up for his debut Paper EP entitled “Kanaga’s Revenge” and it’s a bobby blinder. There are three original cuts of warped out sub-tropical house music that will find their place with the 7am in a Berlin basement kind of jocks and forward thinking clubs everywhere.

BMBJ gets the rave ball rolling with a big riff from the off and never letting up until the end. The track has a hypnotic, druggy vibe with burbling acid working the groove and it’s basement bugging all the way.

Ondo Ondo Anda nods a wink to Detroit and is a 9 minute opus to really get lost in. Warped out saxophone and cosmic stabs surf across the 4/4 and it’s a lockdown as the track ebbs and flows for maximum head mashing.

Feel It brings things back down to earth with a more sleazy ‘n smooth approach perfect for setting the tone early doors. Lush pads, catchy stabs, a familiar sample and just a hint of a 303 brings up the rear for quality, timeless deep house.

There’s an ice cool remix from Mr Sunny Bigler himself, Leon Sweet who notches it up ever so slightly to take things more late night and soulful whilst still retaining the vibe of the original.

One for the house heads.

Harri (SubClub)– “Yep, liking these!”

DJ Sneak– “GROOVY STUFF!”

Neil Quigley – “Classy EP which nods to the past whilst rooted in the present.”

Danielle Moore (Crazy P): “Love this package. Really lovely to hear some solid melodic grooves with quality production. A breakthrough in a world of relentless wumptie”

Hot Toddy (Crazy P): “nice ep, BMBJ is repetitive in all the right places, and my fav, liking the Leon Sweet mix as well”

Ruben & Ra – “HOT!”

Billy Scurry – “Digging the solid house vibes on this one, def one for the basements!”

George Summers (Midnight Riot): “Awesome package – full support”

Severino (Horse Meat Disco): “This is LOVELY!”

Kahuun – “Nice deep hypnotic release clearly inspired by the “old” masters from Chicago. Onda Ondo Anda is the favourite which reminds me of early dj Sneak with some afrobeat elements”

Pathaan – “Love it !!! All the tracks are HOT.”

Chris Massey – “This is rightly so absolutely massive & huge! Well in the bag…”

Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – “Onda Ondo Anda working very well for me here. A gritty, hypnotic groove that takes it’s time but develops throughout. Will be playing.”

Fingerman: “Awesome EP. Love it all. Leon’s mix is a treat also :)”

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – “Really like the deep vibe on Feel It.”

Sunday Paper – Balearic Soundtrack

Paper Recordings has built up a formidable back catalogue over its twenty years and often steered wide of the house blueprint. So here is the first compilation of a series called “Sunday Paper Vol.1” (see what we did there) of it’s more Balearic and leftfield output.

There are stone cold classics from the early days that include Hot Toddy’s sun drenched Sometime Last Night and Rune Lindbæk / Torbjørn Brundtland’s (Röyksopp) Those Norwegians psychedelic disco Dom B. Sensi. Missed nuggets like Daco’s blissed out Play My Mind and Problem Kids’ Take A Small Break up to new kids on the block like Proviant Audio’s Drifting and Jamie L’s sample lowbeat Something Better (which was a Mr Scruff favourite) as well as other sun drenched favourites.

There are also re-masters of Future Rhythm Foundation’s tripped out Soul Dredging, Truant’s Song of a City (featuring one of Crazy P’s Danielle Moore’s first ever vocals) and Crazy P’s ever green Summer Bummer.

Overall its a timeless compilation that will keep hipster bearded musos and your Gran equally happy come BBQ time.

1. Hot Toddy – Sometime Last Night
2. Just Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe (Downtempo Mix)
3. Keyboy – Viva Blue (Mudd’s Width & Comfort Mix)
4. Truant feat. Danielle Moore – Song of a City
5. Proviant Audio – Drifting
6. The Bionics – Novosoho
7. Joe Morris – Sky Drops
8. The Deadstock 33s – Ascension
9. Those Norwegians – Dom B. Sensi
10. Jamie L – Something Better
11. Crazy Penis – I Am Love (Flash Atkins Rework)
12. Future Rhythm Foundation – Soul Dredging (Remaster)
13. Crazy Penis – Summer Bummer (Remaster)
14. Problem Kids – Take A Small Break (Vocal Mix)
15. Flash Atkins – Make Your Move (Ashley Beedle Mix)

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))

Richard Seaborne – Girl Music EP

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Richard Seaborne – Girl Music EP

1. Date Night
2. I Know You Love Me
3. Belle Choses

Richard Seaborne is back with a three track EP that oozes deep disco and demonstrating why he is a producer to watch. Always armed with an unexpected vocal and crisp production, big things are round the corner.

Richard first appeared on Paper with The Reasons Why. It was deadpan take-down of a former lover that rocked the floors of Aeroplane, Horsemeat Disco, Doc Martin, Roberto Rodriguez, Eric Duncan and Tensnake to name just a few.

Date Night kicks things off and is a hypnotic deep house nagger with a recurring delayed synth stab that filters in and out. Set over Richard’s swinging drums it works the groove with a crushed vocal to add melody and intrigue. Suitable for beard strokers and disco queens alike.

I Know You Love Me has gorgeous reverbed percussion over disco beats and a feel good sample. Add an easy listening vocal that sounds like it’s never belonged anywhere else and you’ve got a timeless track that is deceptively deadly!

To round things off Belle Choses finds it’s groove in a locked down disco sample and drives that bad boy all the way home! With live broken house beats it draws you in with it’s repetitiveness, off set by filtering, disco toms, camp vocal, samples and efx firing off for detonation!

DJ Reaction

Tensnake – “usual quality form paper, nice deep house disco hybrid, I know You Love Me is sweet”

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – “Great ep from Richard, “I KNow You Love Me”, is my pick”

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – “me choses belle choses!”

Sleazy McQueen – “This is really quite nice and I’m sure I will play all three, quality as always from Mr. RS”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS//Hardway Bros) – “Will give date night a go, sounds great”

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Super cool”

Rocky (X-Press 2) – “Date Night ace.”

Oliver $ – “nice package feeling i know you love me”

Moodymanc – “nice vibes…”

James Teej (My Favourite Robot) – “cool release, diggin date night a lot. ”

Neil Scott (El Diablos) – “well touch me up on the back seat of the cinema… if only all date nights were exciting as this one! Huge EP”

Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – “lovely disco tech..”

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) – “Love the subtlety of “Belle Choses”

Drop Out Orchestra – “woha! loving this!”

2 Billion Beats – “Belle smacks of old school Paper with a 2013 twist. Lovvit”

Dean Sunshine Smith – “I do like ‘I know you love me’ and it will sit in some forthcoming sets for sure.”

Bobby Beige – “Nice three tracks of deepness here from Richard with my personal fave Belle Choses but all good here ”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “I Know You Love Me is definitely working for me, with Belle Choses a close second”

Bogdan Taran (Dancebox.net) – “lovely lovely lovely deep disco stuff, all the tune are great!!”

Simon Wright (Data Transmission) – “Oh oh oh, now this reminds of classic Paper of old. Nice one.”

Helene DJ Mag – “I heart Richard Seaborne’s tunes! ‘Date Night’ rocks!”

Sam Devine (Defected) – “like that, really nice!”

Cowbell Radio – “Solid release, love the vocals and the samples and pretty much anything released by Richard. Date Night probably the most dancefloor friendly, I know you love me definitely the most catchy!”

Nelson Ramalho – “Cracking sounds on these tracks. Smooth and funky disco can best describe this EP! Thanks for the release I’ll be supporting all three for sure!”

Chris Da Mentalist – “As always paper delivers the goods to a high standard. Love Belle Choses”

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