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Kimo – Kindara EP

The global sound of house music is alive and well and here’s the proof with our first signing from Indonesia. Double Deer’s Kimo brings four tracks of crisp deepness and vibe heavy disco that absolutely smashes it.

First up Born Out is a bonafide disco thumper that builds around live drums, a nagging disco bass and acid line before the tension is released to an incessant piano riff and swooping strings. Then it’s mayhem as the chord changes and arps add to the mix as it drives to the peak. This has been road tested by the Paper DJs over the past few months and never fails to take the roof off.

Bow Down is a change of pace and features Kal with a super hooky vocal. It’s a fusion of the Far East and balearica with Kimo’s trademark arps and dance floor dynamics. There are guitars and synth lines a plenty plus Rhodes and live drums that steadily suck you in to a hazy world of space disco.

Whirl takes a more hypnotic route that is nailed down by a cowbell and analogue bass. Gamelan steel drums give it that evocative Eastern flavour as it hypnotises you in to a delayed break when things get serious. The riff keeps on with leads, pads and synths for a track that is fresh, dancefloor heavy and dripping in atmosphere.

Finally First Kick is a more straight forward house track with a riffing organ that develops in to pushing synth and walking bass for middle of the night head down tackle.

Justin Robertson – Fabulous EP… all cracking.

Bill Brewster – Like Born Out, will definitely use that.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – Nicemoments on this ep

Billy Scurry – Aceness!! Think Bow down might be a bit of a slow grower and stay in the playlist for a bit.

Julian Sanza – Loving the vocal track.

Neil Quigley – Born Out and Whirl are right up my street, thanks again Paper HQ.

Fingerman – Awesome release!

Aldrin Zouk – Nice EP. Diggin’ Born Out, Bow Down & Whirl.

DJ Rocca – Full support

Sam Divine (Defected) – Nice release! Like Whirl! thanks.

Rev Milo – Cracking chuggers! gREAT TO HAVE TUNES THAT HAVE A DYNAMIC AND TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE- SORRY for shouting!

Bad Barbiebeats – Chuggy, deep and lovely

Neil Diablo – Love this! the whole ep is great but Bow Down is the winner

80s Child – Right up my street!

Murray Richardson – Smashing release from Kimo, especially finding the Born Out & Whirl tracks especially smashing

Robot 84 – All the tracks are winners, great release.

Leon Sweet – Born Out is an absolute stonker. Super strong debut on Paper, top work all round.

Rave-enka – Bow Down is so very, very nice!

Nuno Cacho – This is SO PAPER… Love it. I will open my Boiller room with this.

George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Yes…all good.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Holy Fucknuts Batman…Born Out is a bona fide monster!!!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – hooked from the off of Born Out, great groove. Loving the after party feel of Bow Down too.

Flashlight

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Flashlight is back to once again tear the roof off the Trades Club and this time there’s a bona fide acid house legend behind the 1s and 2s along with one of the hottest live acts in the UK.

Justin Robertson started playing at the seminal Manchester club Most Excellent in the late 80s and has remained one of the UK’s most relevant and exciting DJs . Something to which a whole new generation of electronic artists like Daniel Avery and clubbers will testify. Justin’s stock has continued to rise with headline sets at Bestival, Unknown, Festival No 6, Electric Elephant and The Warehouse Project and his blend of techno, house and curveballs are guaranteed to bring the party.

2 Billion Beats have been making a name for themselves on Paper Recordings with their synth heavy 80s disco inspired house music. Now hitting the live circuit they are one of the only acts around today capable of hitting a club night mid-mahem and taking it up a notch or two. With an album out next year set to bring the limelight, catch them on the way up.

Resident Flash Atkins and Hebden’s failing super hero will getting it started with a good serving of the deep stuff.

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Skiddle

Justin Robertson

2 Billion Beats (live)

Flash Atkins

November 8

Trades Club,

Holme Street,

Hebden Bridge

£7 advance / £9 door

9.30pm – 1.30am

Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Stay Kosmik EP

Long time Paper friend and top notch producer Ralph Myerz is back on with the opening salvo from his forthcoming album….and what a whopper! We mean literally as the first track alone clocks in at just under 15 minutes!

Ralph has been a cornerstone of the Norwegian dance scene since the early 90s when he broke globally with the Jack Herron band and “Think Twice”. Since then he has built up an eye watering body of work that ranges from jacking Chicago house and techno to nu-disco, deep house and hip hop. Last year he won the best electronic album Norwegian Grammy for Supersonic Pulse featuring George Clinton, Snoop Dog and Annie.

But here it’s strictly deep dance floor business.

Acid 4 Eddie is an epic 15 minute track built around a throbbing acid bass helped along by shuffling drums and stabby synths. The bass filters in and out as the dynamics of the track shift in a hypnotic journey, only breaking halfway through for some lighter chords before heading back in to the deep stuff and the acid peak. Then it’s a soft landing as the track winds down to enable one of those smooth running mixes.

Hello Space is a comparatively moderate 10 minutes and a synthy arpeggiated treat with a hint of Italo. Trippy vocal stabs and big atmospherics punctuate the bouncing bass which is reinforced with lead lines. Again the track breaks in the middle with some chords and an 80s synth line while the drums go breakbeat before its back to work.

Finally, Lett Sommarmat picks things up after the first two moody tracks. It uses an easy listening disco sample that is teased in before dropping to take things big room, then its smiles and hugs as the world becomes a better place!

Eli / Charles (Soul Clap / Wolf & Lamb) – Lett Sommarmat on some different future classic visions!

Danny Howells – Sounding stunning!

Skream (R1 play) – Lett Sommarmat went off at the Hideout Festival

Laurent Garnier – Cool EP

Andy Meecham – Bloody brilliant 10/10

X-Press 2 – Great EP

Justin Robertson – Acid 4 Eddie!

Bill Brewster – Nice chuggy acid biznizz.

Eric Duncan – All 3 are super!

Osunlade – Nice EP.

Tensnake – Super Nordic stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin the Acid 4 Eddie.

Claudio Coccoluto – Sounds good.

Tom Middleton – Superb release..thumbs up all around from a big fan..full support.

Groovement Soul – Great EP.

Tunnel FM – Outstanding EP.

Terence (Freak N Chic) – Paper is in the house!

Nick Woolfson (Mock ‘n Toof) – Well produced EP

Bruno (Xinobi (Discotexas) – Left Sommarnmat is a special one!

A Sagittariun (Elastic Dreams) – Gwan Paper Recordings!

Viv / Anstacia (Blond:ish) – Acid 4 Eddie.

Downtown Party Network (Eskimo) – Lett Sommarmat!

Stevie Kotey (Chicken Lips / Bear Entertainment) – Been a fan of Ralph Myerz from the start! They or he always make music I want to play. Nothing has changed!

Greg Churchill – Fuckin’ ace!

80s Child – Great e.p – Acid 4 Eddie is the standout track for me and will be getting the most plays.

Nuno Cacho – This is too good! Will be my power play every summer EPIC EP!

Robodisco Archive

Robodisco was the flagship night for Paper Recordings and here are some of the flyers by the fabulous Paul Cleary who was responsible for all the artwork back in the day.

B Justin Robertson BACK

C Jacques Lu Cont FRONT

D Jacques Lu Cont BACK

E May - Problem Kids Album Launch FRONT

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!

New PAPER Release: The Deadstock 33s – We Could Be

The Deadstock 33s : We Could Be

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Released this week

1.We Could Be (Original)
2.We Could Be (The Deadstock 33s Club Mix)
3. We Could Be (Flash Atkins Mix)
4.We Could Be (Ashley Casselle & Mark O’ Brien)
5.Magikal 100

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BUY IT AT THESE STORES: Paper Recordings Shop, Beatport, Juno and iTunes, plus all other cool download stores…….

PAPERecordings is back from it’s summer hols with a release that breaks the template from dapper gent and Balearic legend Justin Robertson.  Justin is one of acid house’s true pioneers, constantly evolving and pushing new sounds using his vast armoury of music that ranges from reggae to synth pop to techno to house and rock.

We Could Be is his second outing on the relaunched PAPERecordings and it’s a belter.  The original is warped 4/4 business with a nagging slap bass riding the sub.  There is all sorts of analogue synth action and choppy edits to give it unexpected drops and fills resulting in big floor energy.

Next up Justin’s own remix takes live drums and creates something akin to oldskool techno played by a band.  The detroit bass dominates with a killer groove and plenty of fills to keep it rolling.

Boozer, drugger and sound manipulator Flash Atkins takes his remix down the electro pop route with floating keys, synth washes and plenty of delays.  The middle section goes in to a heads down percussion session before breaking into an arpeggiatored ending for the big finish…..mahem ensues!

Ashley Casselle and Mark O’Brian have taken the parts of the original down a deep techno route that keeps it tight.  They work the groove for maximum impact but with plenty going on under the hood.

Finally there is the bonus Magikal 100 that wears Justin’s 80s influences well and truly on it’s sleeve.  With a dropped down BPM it sounds like woozy Japan at a comedown party after a particularly heavy night…and that’s got to be a good thing!

Murray Richardson- Paper digital is rocking my digital world!!! 5/5

Slutty Fringe- Epic disco sleaze!

Justin UnaBomber- The Deadstock 33 mix & Flash Atkins is in me ball park big time. 4/5

Chris Coco- Very cool.4/5

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Like the club mix and Magikal 100

Electronica Magazine- Wicked release, loving the varriety of sounds

Karoshi Brothers- Real tasty,  Flash mix is fave, esp the big lead synth solo in the outro!

Magik Johnson- 33’s club mix is ace

AMDJS Radio- We like the whole package, but Ashley Casselle & Mark O’ Brian’s mix is serious one! 5/5

Gareth Sommerville- Vibing Flash Atkin’s mix.

Luke Warren (Pinch)- All about the club mix! Excellent release

Fred Deakin (Lemonjelly)- Justin’s club mix is the one.

Aldrin Zouk- Magikal 100 is fab. We Could Be original is also fresh.

DiskJokke- Nice and deep remix by ashley casselle and Mark O’ Brien, works well for me!

Neil Quigley- The Flash Atkins remix is deliciously quirky and groovy, excellent.

Jody Wisternoff (Way Out West / Distinctive)- Heavy tune ! Supporting :)

DJ Aleksij (Sloevenia)- Fuckin’ love paper whatever they put out for over a decade! Very good release with good mixes to choose from! The saga continues!

Randall Jones (Tigerhook Corp)- WOAH!!  Paper Recs back in the house.  I love the remixes!

Hiro Tanaka (DJ 19)- The Deadstock 33s Club mix is 4 me. Good groovin bass!!

Ben Mono- Digging the Deadstock 33s Club mix.

NEW ASHLEY CASSELLE CHART

ASHLEY CASSELLE is doing the stuff with his new music of our Deadstock Justin Robertson:
1. Deadstock 33’s – ‘We Can Be’ – (Ashley Casselle and Mark O’Brien remix) – Paper Recordings
2. Maetrik – Relax (relaxed re-edit) – Audiomatique
3. Kirk De Georgio – ‘Ripple Effect’ – Rush Hour
4. The Amourists – ‘The Phone is Dead/Rebound Man/Moneyshot’ – CDR
5. Ashley Casselle and Future Beat Alliance – ‘Lentil’ – CDR
6. Laurent Garnier – ‘Gnanmankoudji’ – (Andreas Saags remix) Pias
7. Ashley Casselle vs Suremy ‘2:34:20 seconds’ (Paul Jackson’s It’s All About Love dub) – CDR
8. Sebastian Tolk – ‘Sun’ – Fresh ‘n New
9. Mathew Jonson ‘Theives in Digital Land’ – Wagon Repair
10. Love Amongst Ruin – ‘Home’ (Ashley Casselle and Mark O’Brien remix) – Ancient B Records

Releases

2 Billion Beats – Revolutions / Warm Feeling

It’s been a long time coming but 2 Billion Beats’ debut album is ready to pop and here’s the second EP to be taken from it.

Revolutions struts its way onto the dance floor for a track that is deep, solid and aimed squarely between the eyes. It features some heavy cosmic squelches & squeaks before an arp hits to shift things up a gear to the setting marked ‘heavy”. This will take you to the stars & back whilst stopping off in the basements for a top up.

Warm Feeling is a melting pot of jacking-disco-jazz tinged house music with the silky vocals of Dieter that perfectly partners up with the soaring pads, busty Rhodes & firecracker percussion. It delivers a surefire selection for all the party jocks.

Norway’s Magnus International steps in fresh from one of the albums of the year on Prins Thomas’ Full Pupp . He takes Revolutions and straddles techno and house for a mix that is pure peak time heads down tackle for tougher floors.

Finally Italy’s DJ Steevo goes full on dance floor nu-disco shaker for his mix of Warm Feeling. He takes the B-line in to an NRG direction, thumps the drums and lets the Rhodes do it’s work whilst using synths and delayed vocals to give the track dynamics.

Justin Robertson: “Top stuff on the Magnus remix”

Mugwump: “Loving the original of Revolutions”

Sean Johnston/Hardway Bros: “DJ Steevo doing the biz!”

Discodromo: “Great! love the Magnus International remix”

Alkalino: “Revolutions original and Magnus International Remix are the ones for me, thks!”

DJ Rocca: “Really like it, especially the Magnus International remix”

Fingerman: “Great stuff! Loving the remixes too! Roll on the LP :)”

Reza Attar: “Love the DJ Steevo mix!”

DJ Paulette: “Revolutions – Hot Since 82 must surely be peeing his pants over this one! Warm Feeling is a curve ball – wonky synth disco.
Revolutions – is a loopfest for dark corners and the DJ Steevo remix is a slo-mo disco banger!”

Duncan Gray: “Wow, loving that Magnus remix of Revolutions. nice one. thanks!”

Ed Mahon (Cowbbell Radio) : “Revolutions is a sure fire winner, big hit on dancefloors! Loving the DJ Steevo remix of Warm Feeling too, excellent stuff! Welcome back”

Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen EP

Noway keep coming up with producers who offer something fresh and exciting in a world where rave by numbers is often the norm. The next one to look out for is De Fantastiske To’s Rave-enka who mixes up techno, house and disco into a unique arctic stew as this EP perfectly demonstrates.

Rett I Kroppen is an epic disco-tech number purpose built from the ground up for maximum dance floor damage. It’s all about the release and build of the horn and string heavy sample for a track that can cross genres and comes off like a Paperclip People for 2016.

Honningen is just perfect house music; using the raw ingredients of a groove that swings and sample it demonstrates why the best ideas are often the simplest. Add in an arp, some filtering, a dash of Detroit plus dynamics and you have something that sounds like a Scandinavian Moodymann track.

Rett I Fletta brings in a 90s Strictly vibe but keeps things stripped back. Garage drums and analogue bass drive it along before cutting to a pure NYC synth stab for a Sound Factory Bar kind of joint.

Finally, the man who can, Richard Seaborne takes Honningen and beefs things up. With added vocal samples there is no way this can miss and he takes it back to a similar place as his Todd Terje and Tensnake rocking Is This Acid? Expect similar results.

Rave-enka is busy in his bunker recording us an album so expect more block rockers in 2016.

Mark Farina – “Dig these”

Justin Robertson – Great release”

Sleazy McQueen – “Too far gone, Norway back”

Harri (Sub CLub) – “Liking a few of these, full support”

Tronik Youth – “Ret I Kroppen for me great stuff”

Fingerman – “Like the main track but Richard’s remix is next level gear!”

Tim “Love” Lee – “Really digging Honningen!”

Get Down Edits – “Strong 4 track EP right here, looking forward to testing all 4.”

Aldrin Zouk – “Richard Seaborne Remix on point! Also diggin’ Rett I Kroppen.”

Ali Herron (OOFT!) – “Digging the Richard Seaborne remix :)”

Billy Scurry – “Ticks all the boxes, in all the right ways!! so much YES!”

Pablo Contraband – “This is fantastic – Reyy I Kroppen for me Rich’s remix is tasty too – flashback to Bizarre Inc!”

Neil Diablo – “WALLOP! Rett I Kroppen is my pick but this is a great EP.”

Murray Richardson – “Brilliant stuff loving this and perfect for Rebel Waltz in London this Saturday…Rett Kroppen is the one”

Keith Dalton (Groovement Soul) – “WOW, love this. Proper dancefloor bangers. Every track has the perfect amount of Disco vibes with that techy or rave edge. Heaven.”

Bad Barbie (Kane FM) – “Seaborne. That is all.”

Death on the Balcony – “Liking Honnigen top stuff!”

Leon Sweet – “I’m a big fan of Ravi’s work and this doesn’t disappoint. Quailty tackle and diggin Mr Seaborne’s cheeky little remix too. Rett I Kroppen is pick of the
bunch for me.”

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – “Rett I Kroppen gir deg en varmende pause og passer perfekt Ã¥ ha med i sekken eller vesken, enten man er pÃ¥ tur eller i hverdagen.”