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Diskobeistet – Birkelunden Remixes

Diskobeistet’s Birkelunden EP touched on the classic paper sound with added Norwegian vocals and was a hot one for us last year. So hot in fact that now we’ve stuck it through the remix machine just in time for summer.

Vinny Villbass takes it across the ocean and gives it a stripped back NYC spin. The result is a no messing, late night jacked up workout with added hypnotising synth shots and rolling drums & percussion but still retaining the original hooky chords.

Richard Seaborne never fails and this time he channels the spirit of Todd Terry by way of Leeds. Machine gun snares, filtered bass and keys aim straight between the eyes and score a bullseye for dance floor dynamite.

Haugli takes the groove deep but his mix ramps up deceptively with a three note synth rolling bassline that steams along like a lost take on a Johnny Cash session. Chords & pads from the original swirl in & out to up the cosmic ante for a very playable slice of modern dance music.

Boxing things off is new track Dypet that rolls a phatty and thumbs a lift to the after party. Lazy, hazy almost broken beats with some serious enticing synth sounds and basslines make this a definite addition to any discerning post club mixtape.

Mark Farina: “Liking this release a lot…very nice!”

Pete Herbert: “Excellente.. played the orig a lot.. liking the remixes too”

Rahaan: “Very Nice!”

Harri (Sub Club): “liking most of these….hard to pick a favourite!”

Fernando: “Really good all round! great ep. Play, play, play”

Rune Lindbæk: “Haugli mix is the one for me!”

Severino: “Great sexy remix from Haugli”

Nutritious: “Cool set of remixes. Dig all of em! Thanks!”

Kahuun: “Nice release. Vinny Villbass and the original for me. Full support”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’): “Vinny Villbass mix is spot on for my dancefloor”

80’s Child: “Seaborne rocking this for me top stuff!!!”

Bad Barbie: “Feeling the Summer lilt of Dypet”

Duncan Gray: “LOVE the Vinny Villbass version but all mixes are v cool. Dypet is a great little downtempo bonus too. Great release.”

Skrangle House

Paper’s association with Norway runs deep; from first signings Those Norwegians it has continued to flourish through to today with the label’s Paper Vision making a documentary called “Northern Disco Lights : The Rise & Rise of Norwegian Dance Music” due out in 2016.

So we thought it was time we pulled together some of the catalogue for a compilation.

“Skrangle” means leftfield or wonky and is a sound that the Norwegians have invented and claimed as their own. Rune Lindbaek fits the bill perfectly and his Junta Jaega is psychedelic disco at it’s best. He was also part responsible for Those Norwegians whose Da King Da Mazda was an anthem in Oslo’s seminal Skansen club and sounds as freshly unhinged now as it did back in the day.

Ralph Myerz has been a cornerstone of the scene since the early Tellé Records days and his Acid 4 Eddie is 14 minutes of deep bubbling house that had types like Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Soul Clap and The Emperor Machine giving it the big one.

The sound has been passed on to a younger generation to producers like The Treatment, Diskobeistet, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio who’s out the box pop shouldn’t work but does in spades. Latest in line has been De Fantasiske To whose take on classic US garage comes with an arctic twist and they are looking like they have the legs to go all the way.

Add in a classic from from Keyboy, a remix from electronic pioneer Prins Thomas and exclusives from Nordic legend Kahuun, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio and you get a compilation that showcases the best of the country’s world influencing, genre-busting dance music.

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)

Rave-enka – Påfuglen EP

After providing hefty remix action for Richard Seaborne and behind the massive Gimme Some Dim Sum as one half of De Fantastiske To, Ravi Brunsvik steps up to drop his debut solo EP of the Norwegian good stuff on Paper.

Antibac kicks things off and to quote Chris in the office “it builds like an absolute bastard!”. Nearly 10 minutes of solid thunder is accompanied by jacking percussion and icy synth stabs whilst the beat just keeps on trucking. This one will grab you before you realise what’s happened.

Sur Sennep takes things to a late night discotheque located somewhere between The Hacienda and a Croatian festival. An almost acid house set up leads the way before evolving into the kind of balearic disco that can only be dreamed up in Norway. There are plenty of hooky synths, old skool keys and a bassline that squelches. Good times ahead when you unleash this..

Closing the EP off Påfuglen picks up the baton and takes things to the chill out room. Minimalistic and stripped back yet still full of enough synth squeaks, tweaks & bleeps to keep you hooked and intrigued. If Kraftwerk opened an opium den then this would surely be on their in-house playlist.

Sean Johnston – Chris Massey sent me this ages ago – I didn’t label it properly and I have been dying to know what it was – mystery solved. It’s fucking brilliant and has been a staple of 2015 ALFOS parties. KILLER!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – It’s a doozy.

Nutritious – This is EP is ridiculous!

Ralph Myerz – Superb stuff! All traxx rawks, very cool sound on the whole EP, full support!!

Harri (Sub Club) – Liking them all

Sleazy McQueen – Yeah, Antibac is a builder!

Billy Scurry – Great slice of funk infested vibes!! More of the same please.

B.G. Baarregaard – Great release!

Justin Harris – Really feeling Sur Sennep – nice one.

Julian Sanza – Good stuff, will take Pafuglen for a ride!

Fingerman – Antibac is a great little chugger!

Neil Quigley – Antibac is a killer!!!

Tronik Youth – Pafuglen for me…dark vibe

Somerville & Wilson – Great release ..will be dropping this in our sets. Full support.

Murray Richardson – Love Sur Sennep, what a great tune can’t wait to play this one out.

Como Las Grecas Magazine – Cool release, amazing Antibac.

Kahuun – Amazing work, full support. Antibac will be on heavy rotation.

Tici Taci Music – Antibac and Pafuglen for me…Antibac is a chug monster.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Antibac, relentless and does indeed build like a bastard!

Wrighty – Loving Antibac, groovy as fuck.

Bad Barbie Beats – Cosmic chuggy loveliness.

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.”

Lecahuun

Here’s an snap of Kahuun and Leca from the Paper Recordings weekend

in Oslo.

Kahuun & Leca

2 men, one scooter

 

Paper Cuts #1 Oslo launch party

Paper and its DJ family continue to spread its deep house and disco blends across the continent with another of its infamous Scandinavian knees ups…

DJ Leca, Kahuun and Flash Atkins hit Oslo

Paper Cuts launch at Turkish Delight, Oslo

PAPER MINIMIX 5

Paper Recordings Minimix 5 by Paper Recordings

The fifth instalment of the Paper Minimix Series goes all jizzy jazzy to celebrate the first whiff of summer. There are tracks new and old blended by purveyor of deep beats, Flash Atkins.

Kahuun – La Rouge
Streetlife Originals – Club 11
Dirty Jesus – Cut The Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Crazy Penis – You Are We (Pooley’s Main Mix)
Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
Problem Kids – Meandering Benders
Harlem Zip Code – Fling Up Your Wig
Daco – Drip Dry (Yam Who? Mix)
Shaboom – Bessie (Reprise)

Releases

De Fantastiske To – Monokrom EP

Norwegian young guns De Fantastiske To have come up with three brand new basement blasters for their new Monokrom EP.

It kicks off with the title track that is a straight up deep tech houser packing a vocal punch. Snapping percussion, detuned synth stabs, acid squelch and a large bassline are all present and correct as the sultry vocal stylings of their fellow countryman OST make it a certified killer!

Litt Dristig keeps things murky and a little hypnotic with swirly pads & organ chords then some stubby synth shots that ensure this party is kept subterranean. Proper deep house and not a vest in sight!

Sensommer goes jacking whilst keeping an eye firmly on the dance floor. Beats & bass start the party off and keep everything in check until some almost balearic disco pads & synths bring an element of sunrise to the forefront while the arps go twinkly.

Paper’s resident rodent and all round rotter Flash Atkins manages to stay off the juice long enough to turn in a full on, heads down tech edged banger that should be only played in the darkest of Berlin dark rooms.

Neil Diablo – Monokrom is pretty heavy!

Billy Scurry – Great release, looking forward to hearing Sensommer on a beach in the near future, but the Flash rmx steals it for me.

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Nice grooves on here with some quality skippy rhythms!

Goldboy – These guys always deliver the goods.

ROBOT 84 – Hard to pick a winner on here, all killer… thanks!!!

Get Down Edits – Cracking release, look forward to playing these.

Pathaan – NICE

Kahuun – Nice deep release for the dancefloors. The original Monokrom with Ost on vocals is a pure killer track. The Flash remix is on a strong second position.

Mental Overdrive – Flash mix for me. More off-centre than originals.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES i like this.