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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

De Fantastiske To – Folk Og Ferie EP

Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To deliver the goods once more in this slam dunk/home run/golden goal (delete as necessary) of an EP. If you like serious body shaking house music then prepare to hold on tight!

Folk Og Ferie starts off and its all kinds of ace-ness, marrying balearic tinged disco with jacking Chicago type house all sprinkled with that special Norsk cosmic dust. You don’t know whether to raise your hands, blaze up a fat one, order a cocktail or just dance, dance, dance! Maybe try all four?

Teknokofte runs out of the gate with snapping Roland 909 percussion and its sights firmly set on melting your face. A hooky bassline that’s drenched in squelch sits hand in hand with stubby strings & jazz infused chords.

Orgeldoner slows things down to take you into a purple haze of blessed out yacht rocking balearic disco. 80’s bassline with hooky chords, sustained string action and of course that signature Norwegian special sauce ties it up nicely.

Sunshine feat. Jay Nemor is like the long lost brother of a Gil Scott Heron track with it’s super laid back grooves. Dreamy rhodes, jacked up percussion and a sweet vocal make this fit perfectly into the “Nu-jazz balearic disco lounge house whatevs” category.

Mark Farina – Nice cuts”

Get Down Edits – “Really nice release from Paper once again”

Space Ranger – “Perfekt summer-jam”

Andy Inland Knights – “Nice release …liking all cuts”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “More Fantastiske stuff! Great EP, Orgeldoner sounding great but once more Jay Nemor provides the magic.”

Harri – “Sunshines the one for me…lovely”

Nutritious – “A dancefloor with any sense will freak to Teknoköfte”

DJ Rocca – “LOVE IT!”

Dubble D – “Folk Og for me”

Bad Barbiebeats – “Solid little EP full of Chuggy, Loopy, Loveliness. Feeling the Robotic, Filthy, Grind of “Teknokofte” most”

Groovement Soul – “Feeling the hypnotic vibe of Folk Og Ferie”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Nice, clean sounds throughout. Liking the dreamy arpeggiators in ‘Folk Og Ferie’.

Robot 84 – “Killer EP, every track a winner… Luv it!! I’ll play every track…”

Bottin – Orgeldöner

Neil Diablo – “Solid groovey ep. love Orgeldoner. Is that kebab related?”

Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard

After previous releases on Paper and Paper Disco, the man who asked “Is This Acid?” (as charted by Todd Terje and featured on Tensnake’s All Gone Pete Tong comp) returns with Times Are Hard.

The original is a post neon 80’s style workout that wouldn’t sound out of place if you were driving a white Testarossa down the California freeway at night. A chopped disco loop gives way to a laid back smooth bass line with delay drenched synth stabs before the sultry vocal delivers.

Paper’s head tea boy and pasty lover Chris Massey throws all the above out of the window and drops a solid 4am whopper with the wobbliest & wonkiest off key synth and bass line this side of his home-town Bolton. It’s already had Emperor Machine asking to do an edit so handle this one with care!

Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To drop a mix that could be at home in the basement clubs of New York. It’s simple, jacking & slacking with hypnotic synths alongside the original’s vocal. This is heads down house music with a slight look up only to have a blast a poppers.

DJ Rocca – – “Chris Massey remix blowed my mind!”

Mugwump – “The Chris Massey remix is fucking bonkers.”

Reza Athar – “Lovely! Big fan of Richard as I told this 1000 times. Chris Massey’s mix is incredible as well!”

Jerry Bouthier – Lovely..supporting.

Pathaan – Superb!

Aldrin Zouk – “Chris Massey Remix on point. Also diggin’ the instrumental.”

Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Chris Massey remix is amazing….. De Fantastiske for the club….”

Sleazy McQueen – “What the hell?!?!”

Que Sakamoto – “i will drop Chris Massey 4am Remix@WOMB TOKYO NEXT SAT!!! Excited!!”

Neil Quigley – “The 4am mix is indeed a whopper! I’m all over this like a cheap suit.”

80s Child – “Original mix for me although every track is quality!”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Original mix is nice + spacious, good vocal bit. Thanks -”

Andy (Inland Knights) – “Nice…..will spin it tonight”

Danny Oliver – “Love the Chris Massey Mix…filthy”

Frank Lihaug – Wicked package.”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “the De Fantastiske mix is mighty fine, can see the Buggin’ crowd getting sweaty to that”

Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!! check out plastikmass!! destroyer! 4am or otherwise”

Cowbell Radio – “Something for everyone here…love the wobbly wonkiness of Chris Massey’s re-work, but once again I’m loving what De Fantastiske To do!”

Leon Sweet – “Yeayyaaahhh! Mr Seaborne on fine form as usual and super strong remixes. A little something for everyone me thinks. I can’t actually pick a fave, I like all in equal measures. Top marks one and all.”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Remix is pretty cool”

Dan J – “Chris Massey mix is proper tonk! Lovely groove on the DFT remix too. Another great Paper release.”

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – “love the ipnhotic atmosphere on “De Fantastiske To Remix”!”

Murray Richardson – “4am remix for me, looking forward to dropping this one”

Ulysses – “I like the warehouse-y sound of the 4AM mix best.

Nuno Cacho – “What a pack! Live the original, to chart it and play in my club, love the 4am mix to play at 8am in portuguese way of clubbing, and love The Fantistc one becouse it’s my style to play at 6pm. COMPLETE!”

Somerville & Wilson – “Another corking release from Paper Recordings .Chris Masseys remix is our fav although De Fantastike remix comes a close second .

Russell Deeks – “Solid nu-disco vibes on the orig but liking DFT remix best”

Leon Sweet – Situation Stable EP

South coast resident Leon is back from rocking Croatia with two super good tracks that reflect both sides of the dance music coin.

“Above” is a fine slice of nu-disco to kick things off. It’s a kick heavy cut up with P funk bass, Chic guitar, live drums, sampled vocals and a healthy dose of leftfield wonk that has already proved itself at this year’s Electric Elephant.

On the flip “Below” takes things synthy, dark and hypnotic with congas to give it that all important funk element. It builds with 5th stabs, a healthy bottom end and enough melody to keep things interesting but it’s a 4am moment all the way.

Harri (Sub Club) – Digging these

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Below is one superb slink!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Groovy shit.

Aldrin Zouk – Fab package! Diggin’ both.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – EXELLENT production and sound.

Nathan Detroit – Love Below for the floor

Billy Scurry – VV tasty indeed!! can’t wait to get this on a system.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – Like both these but Below will definitely be getting played out. Love the low slung slightly sleazy vibe. Good work sir :)

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Good EP, Above works for me!

Pablo Contraband -Both gooduns – contrasting but like them both for diff moods

Groovement Soul – Love both tracks. Been playing Above for a while now.

Richard Seaborne – Great tracks, Below gets my sci fi disco vote LEON IS GOD

Inland Knights – Above is sweet, in the box for sure

Greg Churchill – Damn tasty

Justin Harris – Quality stuff on Paper

80s Child – Cracking e.p this! Above will get the most plays from me quality groove!

Will Tramp – Nice and sleazy tackle for basements!

Oosh – ooming, Leon Sweet’s always spot on with the tunes! Airing these out asap ;)

Pathaan – Nice package !

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The cut Above is a cut above! Trademark Sweet sounds, lovely stuff :)

Black Mighty Wax – “Above” is perfect for my crew!

Que Sakamoto – I luv Above!!! I play Adobe in Milano on this sat! thank u!!!

Nikša Dragolin – Nice conga part that gives a very nice twist to the track.

Geoffroy Mugwump – below is very cool.

Somerville & Wilson – Below is the winner for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson

Snax – Above should find it’s way into my sets for sure.

Tom (2 Billion Beats) – The many facets of Mr. Sweet! Below is right up my street, it definitely needs to be in Andy Weatherall’s record bag.

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – Really digging! I prefer the slightly more funky “Above”.

Sophie Lloyd – Groovy

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.

Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

Neil Diablo, one of Manchester’s unsung heroes steps out from behind the decks to release an EP of future music that ranges from peak time deep house to slo-mo disco.

 


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Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

1. Let’s Get It On.
2. Yr Mnd Yr (Dub)
3. Take Two

Neil Diablo has been a cornerstone of the Northwest’s club scene over the past ten years through his El Diablo’s Social Club, which has been a bastion for all things disco and house. Booking guests like Greg Wilson and Eric Duncan, it is well known that Neil is the DJ that the crowds go to hear. Out of the night has sprung EDSC Recordings and his vinyl only disco edits as Evil K’Neil on KAT Records that are highly sought after, selling out in days.

Let’s Get It On is deep tribal business headed straight to the main room. It’s teeth are shown once the organ synth comes in for proper heads down foot to the floor deep house that bites. The latter half of the track gives the 303 a run out and it’s all boxes ticked!

Yr Mnd Yr first saw the light of day on the Paper Cuts # 1 compilation earlier in the year, finding favour with DJs like Justin Robertson, Andy Ash and Love From Outer Space’s Sean Johnston. Here he strips things back for a dub that is tough house music, drawing equal inspiration from Detroit, NYC and Chicago.

Finally he flexes his disco muscles on Take Two. Taking things right down, it’s a rolling funk groove with an off-kilter bass, delayed synths, dub stabs and a sample that does it’s thing in slo-mo style. Music for the head and feet.

REACTIONS

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Take Two is ace. I will play it on the radio.

Justin Una Bomber – Each one hits the spot. awesome package of dance floor bombs!!!!

Billy Scurry – Hot As f**k!! Neil is on a roll! let’s get on it nails it.

Moodymanc – Fanbloodytastic!

Sean Johnston (Love From Outer Space) – Nice work.

Murray Richardson – Very very classy indeed – 3 smashing trax – luv it!

Eric Duncan – YEA!!!!!!!

Jacques Renault – Nice one Neil!

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – The last one’s a nice groover. good work Neil!

Joe 90 (Futureboogie) – Two surefire bangers there, can’t wait to play them. Massive win from Neal!

Nathan Detroit – Deep chugs.

Marius Våreid – Take Two is a monster. Love it!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Take Two for me, hands down. Slinky strut … I dig it.

Hunk of a Man – AWESOME!! i’ll play all of these thank you…(“,)… WHOA!

Sleazy McQueen – Dig it!

Cowbell FM – Another quality release, although I’d expect nothing less from the man. Yr Mind Yr is still one of my favourites of this year, but I like the sleaziness of Take Two.

Andy Toka (Inland Knights) – Nice EP, for me the lo-slung vibes on take two are the buisiness, cool tune.

Kahuun – Oh, I love that bass in Let’s Get It On! Proper release lads!

Stuart Patterson – Well dabbled diablo .. yr mind yr and take two the picks for me.

Untitled Music – Dub mix very tasty!

Martin Brew -Nice deepness all round!

Benoit C – Coool EP

Death On The Balcony – Take Two is the one!