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Sunday Paper Vol.2

The second volume of Sunday Paper explores some of the more laid-back and forgotten corners of the back catalogue that may have been missed in the rush for the dancefloor.

There’s the soundtrack sounds of Streetlife Originals, Truant taking a balearic route through South Manchester, Daco’s deep easy listening and Flash Atkins mixing up an epic chilled out odyssey. There are gems from the early days like the Problem Kids collaboration with Ashley Beedle, one of Crazy Penis’ finest moments on Give It Up, the leftfield classic Wayback by Hubtone and Shaboom’s mesmerising Bessie’s Reprise that has been remastered and edited for this compilation. New schoolers Joe Morris, La Guardia De La Luz and Proviant Audio add some soul with Kahuun and The Bionics getting seriously horizontal.

Summer is here at last!

1. Streetlife Originals – A Sidewalk Story
2. Truant – Rifle Range
3. Daco – Aquarium
4. 2 Billion Beats – Mega City One (Flash Atkins Mix)
5. Problem Kids – Mardi Gras Featuring Ashley Beedle
6. The Bionics – Moving Day
7. La Guardia De La Luz – House Metafísico
8. Crazy Penis – Give It Up
9. Kahuun – Le Rouge (Remaster)
10. Hubtone – Wayback
11. Proviant Audio – Drifting
12. Joe Morris – Elysium
13. Shaboom – Bessie (Sunday Paper Reprise Edit)(Remaster)

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.”

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

Joe Morris – Tropical Highway EP

Joe has been releasing music on some of the best UK labels of the moment including EDSC and Is It Balearic? and now the man from Clandestino is back with the follow up to his last EP just in time for summer. Tropical Highway follows the same format with one deep house houser and two gorgeous balearic nodders.

“Always” leads the pack and is aimed at that 3am moment when you’re parked in front of the speaker and living for the moment. Crisp reverbed percussion and a shuffling sub lay the foundations for keys that look towards Detroit. An old school sample helps build the track with strings and pads until the drop is reached and not a moment too soon, that kind of intensity can only be kept up for so long! Then it’s back down to the business of getting stuck in.

“Elysium” has a side chained chorused pad, gentle percussive keys, strings, a trippy vocal sample and the only thing missing is the sound of the lapping sea. It weaves it’s hypnotic magic as the synths and pads play counter melodies off each other sounding like a lost 90s Cafe Del Mar classic which is no bad thing in our book!

“Fireflies” carries on the same tip with filtered pads that are heavy on atmosphere as the bass moves around them. A stabby synth pushes the track along as the drums build and drop with the keys giving it that balearic hook.

So when you’re watching the sun go down and enjoying the perfect Ibiza / Croatia / Thailand / Yorkshire (delete where appropriate) moment , the Tropical Highway EP will be the soundtrack!

DJ Rocca – Nice bass driven deep house.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Elysium and Fireflies are the ones.

Murray Richardson – Love this, love Paper!

Will Tramp – Great EP. Loving the package! Well done Joe

80s Child – Always is the track that will be getting the most plays from me great stuff :)

Russell Deeks – Always for me here but liking the other two as well

Nuno Cacho – I love the balearic ones… This is so good and fresh for my summer!

Que Sakamoto – Thank u!!I will play a lots Always.luvly!!

Dan J – Really into ‘always’. lovely track!

Ulysses – Nice stuff. Reminds me a little of mellower Pagan releases.

Ed Bigland – Elysium our favourite, balance is just right on this one.

Marius Vareid (Full Pupp) – Elysium is perfect summer business!

Pathaan – Love it!

DJ Tomas – Real strong sense of chords and synths on these tracks in the fine tradition of Guidance or Prescription Records, good company to be in!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Lovely sun-drenched beats all over the EP. Elysium will be soundtracking my sunsets all Summer, the best Balearic track I’ve heard this year so far!

2 Billion Beats – Really liking the vibes on this- good beach or late night lose yourself in your own head vibes. The feeling reminds me a bit of AFX -selected ambient werks…

Feodor AllRight – Fireflies is lovely

Billy Scurry – Excellent! really digging Always, hit me like Don Carlos..Alone did many years ago…Awesome!! top class EP!! now wheres that beach?!?

Somerville & Wilson – Nice deep house vibes.Always is our favourite.

Aldrin Zouk – Elysium is a nice summertime tune.

Neil Diablo – Elysium is the one for me. lush summery Adriatic vibes…

Groovement Soul – WOW I just love Elysium and Fireflies. This EP is a slice of blissed out heaven. Will be playing Elysium all summer.

Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica) – Nice vibes for daytime ibiza on Elysium and Fireflies , will play on the radio and the beach

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Lovely release. All 3 tracks are magic.

Research – Miss Ya

Paper Disco continues its march onwards with an EP from Research. The band were recently heard on Trash The Wax and Day By Day on Paper Recordings last year had Psychemagik sprinkling their remix fairy dust.

Miss Ya takes things back to the 80s with big drums, off kilter bass and a straight ahead groove. Add moody vocals, lush pads for the chorus, a scattering of distorted guitars, Rhodes plus super good production and its a heavy track for DJs who know what’s what.

The Go-Go Time Mix takes things moodier for a more stripped back dubbier version but keeps all the rhythm in place. The vocal is used sparingly with the Rhodes, guitar, piano and congas all taking their turn to keep the track moving along as it jams out to the end touching on classic tracks as it goes.

It’s a refreshing take on disco that isn’t using the good times of the Paradise Garage as its inspiration but reaches for darker and more interesting corners.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Well wonk-funk. Nice one!

Tim Love Lee – Really feeling this.

Get Down Edits – Feeling this guys!

Cosmic Disco – Nice chuggy discoid vibes! Early doors slap bass tackle. Thanks!

Bobby Beige – Really liking this,very sleazy dirty slice of /disco/funk with some neat guitars and piano lines. Will be giving this a whirl out in Amsterdam this weekend.

DJ Rocca – Go Go Time Mix for me.

Feodor AllRight – Go-Go Time mix is a cracker!

Billy Scurry – Sterling dancefloor vibes, really digging!

Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) – NIce traxxxx.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – These are dope!

Dr Rob – It`s the rolling pianos on the “Go-Go Time” mix that work for me.

Advokkat – Cool track.

This Is Why We Dance – Go-Go Time mix for me here.

Deep South Audio – Both tunes show that the band have a swag in there sound . For me ill be sliding the remix late in to the DJ set when the lights are dark and the vibe is deep.

Ste Hodge – Moody & sassy in equal measures – Brilliant stuff!

Frank Lihaug -Nice and funky!

Black Mighty Wax – These grooves have infected my mind!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The original is instantly one of my favourite tunes of the year! Pure sleaze, and definitely the kind of track you could build a whole set around! The Go-Go mix is also strong, that piano came out of nowhere and nearly floored me! Definitely getting hammered all Summer!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Go-Go Time mix for me.

Joe Morris – Horizons EP

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Joe Morris – Horizons EP

1. Over My Head
2. Zazous
3. Sky Drops

Joe Morris has been earning his stripes as a DJ for over 20 years and more recently as a producer with releases on 3am, Nang, EDSRC and Baker Street. He is also promoter of the Leeds based Clandestino parties that burn a hole in the Northern underground. Joe can be found party starting behind the decks at places like the Electric Elephant and all over the UK and Europe.

Over My Head kicks things off and is main room deep house with plenty of soul. Wrapped around an analogue bass riff and synth stabs, it’s techy drums keep building to a vocal sample that gives it that all-important feeling. The track twists and turns with builds and drops for aces high dancefloor dynamics.

Next up, Zazous takes up Joe’s trademark Balearic signature sound with warm pads, drums and a touch of old school. Synth strings, washes, arps and stabs let the track ebb and flow like the Med lapping at your feet with a sundowner in your hand!

Sky Drops slows things down a notch but keeps it Balearic. Again taking it’s influence from the golden era of house, it’s the sound of Ibiza in the 90s when optimism and smiling faces were all that counted. Lush chords, strings and pianos immerse you in a world where all is good and pulsing to a house beat.

Laurent Garnier – Emoional deep moody tracks, great EP! Will play for sure!

Psychemagik – Will play out for sure!

Tensnake – Deep and spacey, quality Paper stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Over My Head is rad!

Richard Norris – Bally-eric niceness! Where’s the beach?

Ralph Myerz – Really diggin Sky Drops! Full support!!!!!!!!

Oliver $ – Feeling Zazous.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Sky Drops my fave.

Moonboots (Aficionado) – Sky Drops is lovely

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Very nice.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Sky Drops is my fave from the EP

Hannah Holland – Really love Sky Drops for warm flavours.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Trancy little outing, like it.

Krysko (WEHP) – Really diggin’.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – All great tracks.

Will Tramp – Top stuff, great EP!

4 Clubbers – Cracking EP from Joe, summery, balearic vibes from the top drawer. Will review!

Nathan Detroit – Lovely chugger.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Phat Phil Cooper – Just when I thought this was not happening for me, WHAM… SKY DROPS… lovely lovely stuff…

Space Ranger – Very nice EP.

Murray Richardson – Smashing release, like all the trax and will be perfect for the Rebel Waltz 15th birthday party this w/end

Kiko Navarro – Very good EP, each one on a different mood.

Chris Coco – Really deep and lovely. Perfect for the Melodica radio show.

Billy Scurry – Niiiiiiccceeee!!! Absolutely beautiful.Digging the production and feel on all tracks.

Richard Seaborne – Very much like Over My Head…great vox…early morning biz…but the tech deepness of Zazous gets my vote…wicked stuff.

Jon Freer – Zazous is cool!

Nick Holder (DNH) – I’m digging Sky Drops!

Cowbell Radio – Hard to pick between Zazous and Sky Drops, both Balearic beauties, lovely stuff!

Aldrin Zouk – Sky Drops for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Great job I’ll be supporting these tracks.

Craig Woodrow – Northern underground …yum!

CP (Inkfolk) – Fantastic EP, Sky Drops for me

Paper Mixcast 01 – Joe Morris

Here is the first in an ongoing series of mixes from our artists and friends.

Leeds resident Joe has been DJing for 20 years and has played all over the world. Here he’s done us a mix of the deep stuff that has got the touch!

His new new EP on Paper drops on October 28.

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

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!

Paper Radio 4 – Autumn ’12

Here’s the Autumnal edition of the Paper Radio show presented Ben Davis.

There’s new music on the label from Terry Farley’s new project Farley Silvester, Jamie L, Flash Atkins, 2 Billion Beats as well as old nuggets and other tracks new and old doing it for Paper.

Plus and interview with Bonar Bradberry and a feature on the Vinyl vs. Digital debate with opinions from Piccadilly Records’ Phillippa Jarman, Juno’s James Vorres, Juniper’s Dan Mumberson and Kelvin Andrews.

Releases

2 Billion Beats – Be Nice To Each Other

2 Billion Beats are Manchester based DJs and producers Tom Lonsborough and Col Hamilton. They have come up through the rainy city’s thriving club scene after being inspired by acts such as Groove Armada, Basement Jaxx, Chemical Brothers and Crazy P. They wanted to carry on that legacy of taking electronic beats live to smash up dance floors, mosh pits and festivals. Oh boy have they succeeded!

Signed to Paper Recordings in 2011 they have gone on to deliver remixes and originals to an array of international labels such 3am, Stoneyboy, Finish Team and Deep Site. DJs such as Ralph Myerz, Justin Robertson, Aeroplane, Tensnake, Horse Meat Disco, Eric Duncan, Fingerman and Danny Krivit have been turned on with tracks such as ‘The Moodymann’ and ‘Noise In Your Eye’ which are regarded by some as modern club classics.

Their remit is tight disco and house influenced grooves created with a love for live recordings of real instruments and synthesiser hardware in a writing process that involves multiple reworks, samples and chaotic collaboration.

For their debut album ‘Be Nice To Each Other’ 2 Billion Beats have hooked up with vocalists Marietta Smith and Dieter Lynch to take the production and songwriting up a notch ready for entry in to the big league. From dance floor bangers to full blown hands-in-the-air anthems and super deep tech-house to 80s inspired nu-disco nodders, the album packs a punch as it’s songs flow seamlessly from one to the next, designed to be a listened to as a whole as it bleeds together for a soundtrack to the best night of your life.

In an increasingly uncertain world the album comments on the grind of life in an ever morphing, media controlled world and asks the question ‘are we just able to just be nice to each other?’. Well there’s only one way to find out so don your rave goggles and jump in, 2 Billion Beats are coming your way!

Get it in Juno itunes Beatport and all good digital stores

Fingerman – ‘Excellent LP!’

Severino Panzettas (Horse Meat Disco) – ‘Cool album..great stuff’

Billy Scurry – ‘Great vibes and production all round!’

Pete Herbert – ‘Excellent!’

Nutritious – ‘Yes! So good!!!’

Joe Morris – ‘Well done guys this is sounding very polished indeed.’