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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’

2 BILLION BEATS – MUSICA ALFRESCO

2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP by Paper Recordings

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2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP

1 The Moodymann
2 Secret Sub Disco
3 Lunar

Here is the debut EP from Manchester producers Tom Lonsborough and Col Hamilton, known as 2 Billion Beats with the Musics Alfresco EP.
Things kick things off with the uptempo ‘The Moodymann’, a funk fuelled cut of bottom heavy laden disco house. Retro synth bass with an acidic twist, rolling house rhythms and keys create a melodic yet dancefloor orientated vibe and a slightly old school feel.
Next up, ‘Secret Sub Disco’ journeys into more laid back disco territory with layers of melody washing over bubbling bass and relaxed rhythms to create a decidedly chilled vibe with some added in some acidic arpeggiated lines.
Finally IS ‘Lunar’, a deep and delightful slice of balaeric tinged house built around bass stabs, breaks and a rolling Rhodes key loop.

Bonar Bradberry : Sub disco is the one!
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Can see this working well in the clubs, The Moodyman and Secret Sub Disco are my faves.
Charles Webster : Secret Sub Disco is my fave here.
Scope : This is fucking serious!!
Aldrin Zouk : Fab package! Secret Sub Disco being my fav cut.
Leftside Wobble : Most definitely feeling both Secret Sub Disco & Lunar
Q Burns : Lovely! All 3 tracks do the business
Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco) : The Moodymann & Lunar hit it! Yes going to play this tonight.
Justin Robertson : The Moodymann is mega!
Billy Scurry : Solid release, from peak time dance floor to afterhours beach parties.
Rocky (X-Press 2) : Nice groovy deepness, Lunar my fave.
Murray Richardson : The Moodymann makes me want to dance a lot!
Claudio Coccoluto : Secret Sub Disco for me.
Mic Newman : Nice deep package, Secret Sub Disco and Lunar are my favs.
James Teej (Rekids) : Diggin all three cuts, Lunar is amazing.
Chicken Lips : Secret Sub Disco is alreet by me!
Ryan Cananagh (Wolf + Lamb) : Wow, very nice release. Will definitely play all of these!

FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD / FLASH’S THEME

Proviant Audio – Hey Lets Do It! by Paper Recordings

Flash Atkins – Flash’s Theme by Flash Atkins

We Are Woodville and Paper Recordings’ very own loser super hero Flash Atkins returns to centre stage with another genre-busting EP on We Are Woodville and two brand new cuts that delve deep into the realms of nu disco.

The In Crowd is a chunky and chugging groove laden number based round a hefty Roxy Music sample. It’s got some heavy synths, a big break and is a perfect peaktime roof raiser!

Flash’s Theme is a laid back and jazz infused disco affair. Ronny Jordan inspired guitar lines jam over a warm bed of live drums, full bass and keys to deliver a simply infectious and timeless record.

BUY IT IN OUR SHOP and at all the download stores.

Jazzanova – Nice 12″, The In Crowd gets my support.

Chris Duckenfield : Flash’s Theme sounds like E-Lustrious remixing D-Train in the Arndale Centre.

Rob Mello – Flash’s Theme sounds great!

Billy Scurry – Blinding release, quite hard to chose a fav butboth killer tracks… Flash is in well funky mode!!

Diskjokke – Like The In Crowd reminds me of some of those old guerilla tracks.

Ashley Beedle – Mr Atkins always brings a smile to my face. Roxy Music get’s carved up and Flash’s Theme is a beauty as well.

James Teej (Rekids) – Great, great music! Atkins is the man!

Faze Action – Very good, I like!

Sebastian Döring – Flash’s Theme…oh yeah!

The Dead Rose Music Company – The In Crowd floats my boat and will defo get dropped

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n Tug) – Cool!!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – I’m in with The In Crowd. Heavy stuff!

Fred Everything – Flash’s Theme for me.

Tim Love Lee – Lovely stuff.

Magik Johnson – The In Crowd for me, Fatboy Slim meets DFA. Love the sleeve too.

Leftside Wobble – Proper rockin’ buisness!

Trent Grimes (MOS) – Flash is king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both dope jams!

Kiko Navarro – Excellent tracks, great for those new people who like what they call nu-disco.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash’s theme is the one for me “PROPER”

Joshua Iz – Simply good choons.

Murray Richardson – Liking The In Crowd Flashman!!!

Disco Outcasts – Massive killer track!!

Dave Pezzner – Wow! Very nice. Flash’s theme is fantastic.

Krysko – The In Crowd… monster hook, will do the business for sure.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Diggin’ on Flash’s Theme

Diesel (X-Press 2) – Liking it. Will play on show.

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