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Leon Sweet Nabs Mixmag’s Tune Of The Issue

Our man Leon got disco tune of the issue in the Mixmag when it reviewed Sunny Bigler. It has been betting major props from DJs like Ray Mang, Luke Solomon and Chris Duckenfield and will be out early next year on 12″ Trash The Wax sampler along with DJ Rocca, Yam Who and De Fantastiske To.

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Paper Radio – Autumn ’14 (Prins Thomas, Steve Cobby & B.G.Baarregaard)

Here’s the Autumn edition of Paper Radio and it’s a cracker with interviews from Prins Thomas and B.G. Baarregaard plus a brilliant mix by Steve Cobby.

It’s all held down by the label’s very own Ben Davis along with paper music new and old from Crazy Penis, Flash Atkins, Yam Who, Chris Massey, De Fantastsike To, Diskobeistet,Leon Sweet and a bunch of others.

1. Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard (De Fantastiske To Mix)
2. Doc L. Jnr – Let’s Go (Never Been to Tokyo)

B.G Baarregaard Interview

3. B.G.Baarregaard – Playboy
4. Flash Atkins – Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys
5. La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate
6. Crazy Penis – Give It Up (LAID Vocal Mix)

PRINS THOMAS INTERVIEW
(background track Symfonisk Utviklingshemming)

7. Prins Thomas & Lindstrom – Boney M Down
8. Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler
9. De Fantasiske To – Gimme Sum Dim Sum

STEVE COBBY MIX
10. Sola Rosa ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – Never Too Far
11. Alice Smith – Love Endeavour(Maurice Fulton Mix)
12. Roberta Flack – Uh Uh (Steve Hurley Mix)
13. The Thing – Tonite Im Gonna Love Ya
14. D.A.F. – Kebab Traume

15. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden
16. Belabouche – Mysterious Vibes (Belabouche edit)
17. Yam Who Feat. Natasha Watts – Don’t You Want My Love (Massey’s Paper Fold)

La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate EP

La Guardia De La Luz is the brainchild of Mexican producer Santiago Rionda which he tells us was “created as a vehicle to explore metaphysical topics in a simple, primitive and emotional house sound”. This is his first EP and what a debut!

Resonate starts off raw, deep and moody with stringy synths and a trippy spoken word vocal. The swing takes on on a garage edge with a nod to Moodyman before breaking to a piano halfway to give it an NYC flavour.

La Luz Visible is a deep and trippy cut that builds steadily with a drone and minimal drums before the bass comes in at 2.30 and it shifts up a gear. As the track develops the droning synth grows with keys and analogue lead lines and the result is psychedelic house music at its best.

House Metafísico drops the BPMs and keeps the psychedelia but this time takes things in a more balearic direction. A constant synth line keeps building and filtering with percussion coming in and out plus tinkling keys. This isn’t instant dance music but house that weaves its hypnotic spell and rewards over the long listen.

Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – Distinctive sound throughout the EP. Will definitely take a second listen to La Luz Visible.

Nathan Detroit – Resonate is the one for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Strong release.

Somerville & Wilson – La Luz Visible is the track for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool.

Black Mighty Wax – Got a good vibe from “House Metafisico”

Pammin – Thanks! Great EP as usual.. :) House Metafisico is hot!

Murray Richardson – This lovely EP has just landed and i must say I’m well into this deepness, good stuff!

80s Child – Loving the whole EP.

Dan J – Absolutely boss release! Resonate is the pick of the bunch but the whole ep is mega. Full support.

Pathaan – Nice package.

Danny Oliver – La Luz Visible is lush.

Ravi Brunswick (Oslo) – Loving all the tracks! Resonate is my immediate favourite. Strong release. Full support.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – House Metafisico does it for me, loving the downtempo sound. Resonate will get some love too.

Leon Sweet – Intelligent gear. I’m liking that a lot. Hard to pick a fave but House Metafisico gets the top slot.

Tom Lynch – Resonate sounds wicked!

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

2 Billion Beats – Spacey Disco Party EP

2 Billion Beats are back and blow me if they don’t just keep getting better. Instantly recognizable from their crisp arps, 80s synths and deceptively subtle arrangements the boys from the 80s are gathering steam nicely for their forthcoming album on Paper.

First up All Over Exposure has side chained pads, twinkling Rhodes, trippy sax, and synths weaving melodies as the track ebbs and flows for maximum dynamics. It builds steadily, gently drawing you in and before you know it you’re ‘tatas deep!

Kubrick’s Jive keeps the 80s thread going with its sounds and a shuddering chorused bass that builds to a punchy riff. It really takes off after the break with a nagging other-worldy sample, increasingly driven NRG bass and acid giving it some edge.

Finally Apollo saves the best till last by dropping the BPMs but upping the grunt . A guitar riff starts proceedings as the disco squelching bass come in, followed by a pitched vocal and sampled bass guitar combo. The 303 finishes things off nicely and its mission complete if dancefloor mayhem was the objective.

Sean Johnson (ALFOS) – A cheeky selection.

Doc L Jnr – This is a really good piece of work.

Sleazy McQueen – Digging the spaced out vibes!

Max Pask – 3 good tracks, Apollo 303 is my fave will play.

Billy Scurry – Apollo 303…WOW! and then some.. top vibe!

Pathaan – Awesome acidic vibes!

Murray Richardson – 3 quality tunes here, diggin them all but All Over Exposure is the one I like most ;) … Happy Birthday Paper!

Nick Holder (DNH) – This is Fire!

Danny Oliver – Excellent stuff…..Love it!

Phuturelabs – Love Apollo 303!

Da Sunlounge – Nice release guys!

Bottin’ – Nice

This Is Why We Dance – Very solid nu-disco vibes.

Matt Brown (Sancho Panza) – Nice EP, Loving All Over Exposure, really liking Kubrick’s Jive as well, will play both of these out.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – All Over Exposure = Roof Top Terrace, definitely a summer tune

Leon Sweet – Solid! You always know these boys are going to deliver. Quality production, vibes and grooves a plenty. I’m loving all 3 tracks and my fave Apollo 303, everything I want in a tune is right there. Top marks fellas and can’t wait for the album.

Nathan Detroit – Nice deep vibes.

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Diggin thgis shiz guys.

Black Mighty Wax – Gotta good feeling from All Over Exposure and Apollo 303 is magic!

Deep South Audio – Sick tight and very infectious… love the 2BB crew and when on Paper they are sure as hell in the DJ sets!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Apollo 303 is great.

Makossa – Apollo 303 sounds great.

Dan J – Apollo 303 is sonic! Sleazy as shit.

Craig Woodrow – All Over Exposure is my pick!

Juergen Drimal – Nice spaced out tunes, support on that!

Nikša Dragolin – Very happy finally to get on this label, very fresh and catchy tracks….Kubrick’s Jive is perfect for what i need now…will play..thanks a lot

Richard Seaborne – Wicked stuff….All Over Exposure is truly brill!

Marius Våreid – Apollo 303 here we go!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Another strong release from 2BB, Apollo 303 has been happily tried and tested, works every time…pure filth! Looking forward to the album!

Alfresco

Get yourself down to Alfresco in Blackpool on May 25 for a knock out line up and after party held down by A Love From Outer Space and Paper Recordings.
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Chris Massey – Driven Crazy / Nectar Love

After releasing music on both El Diablos Social Club and Red Laser Records, Chris Massey has gone for the Manchester record label hat trick and lands at Paper Recordings with two tracks of solid dancefloor business.

Driven Crazy takes the party underground and gives us a heads down workout with growling bassline and snappy 808 sounds before a big piano breakdown demands your respect…murky, mucky house music at its finest.

Next up Nectar Love drops the BPMs then rolls out a stomping bass & cosmic synth stabs to create a hypnotic discotheque experience that starts off subtle before building to a big hands in the air drop. If you need a “transition” tune then this is the one to reach for.

Remix support comes from two of Paper’s finest. Leon Sweet turns in the goods for Nectar Love with a jacked up take that sticks close to the source material whilst cranking up the dirt.

2 Billion Beats get to work on Driven Crazy and completely flip the script, going in deep and dropping a dark destroyer that reeks of late night in a basement. Dress appropriately.

Sleazy McQueen
This is all really nice! I dig it. Leon, did you blame it on the sunshine?!

Severino (Horse Meat Disco)
VERY GOOD! Love the groove and ba$$$

DJ Rocca
AMAZING STUFF INDEED!!!

Get Down Edits
Whoo…excellent stuff right, really digging this whole release but esp digging Nectar Love.

DNH Records
Dopeness!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club)
Chris Massey? Chris Massive more like! driven crazy is ace. no surprise that theres a big chugga fucker in there too on nectar love. Leon Sweet mix is awesome too. Good ep.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio)
Another strong EP all-round with something for everyone. Driven Crazy original is the winner for us, good subtle use of some classic samples…great stuff!

Daco
This is real gem! Brilliant! Well done to Chris and the boys!

Richard Hardcastle (Solid State)
Solid tracks, really like A1 . but Leon’s remix gets the nod for me. Like the Love Honey sample (definitely due a revival!) and the lush production . Ace.

Deep South Audio
Such a sweet collection of tunes.

Leon Sweet
Wallop! What a top banana that Mr Massey is, corking debut EP on Paper and a pleasure to be involved. My vote goes to 2BB’s remix, smashin’.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin)
All about 2 Billion Beats mix for me.

Richard Seaborne
I struggled to choose a fave mix as they are all really cool, but the 2 billion beats one probably suits my dancefloor…wicked release all round.

Mutant Disco Radio Show
Both remixes for me. Addictive. Love originals too.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Dan J
Loving 2 billion beats and leon sweet remixes. quality.

Frank Lihaug
Just want to get up and dance!!!

Trent Grimes
Fuck yes!!!!!!! this is killer!

Reza Athar
Leon Sweet nailed it again!

Black Mighty Wax
Loving 2 Billion Beats and Leon Sweet remixes. Quality.

Aldrin Zouk
Tasty! Diggin’ Nectar Love & the 2 remixes.

Trash The Wax Vol. 1

Paper’s output has often lurked on the fringes of disco and now seemed as good a time as any to jump in with both feet, goggles and snorkel.

“Trash The Wax Vol. 1” hits the digital racks on April 3 featuring 16 original low slung, wigged out and floor heavy cuts from the great, the good, the tapped and the untapped.

Released on Paper Disco (a sub label of Paper Recordings) it follows hot on the heels of the 80s sugar rush that was Proviant Audio’s “Drift Days & Disco Nights” which found its way in to the boxes of Tensnake, Soul Clap, Horsemeat Disco and Danny Krivit as well as garnering a Norwegian Emmy nomination for the best album of 2013.

Artists on Volume 1 range from young 80s bucks like 2 Billion Beats who are pretenders to Crazy P’s crown, Manchester’s City Life DJ of the 2013 and Wet Play resident Ste Spandex, Paper’s ginger underground house assassin Richard Seaborne and Italian duo Gran Turismo.

More seasoned support comes from veterans like bootleg king Keep Schtum, Brighton’s builder of heavy grooves Fingerman, Australia’s disco vigilante Late Nite Tuff Guy and Manchester’s best kept secret Daco. And that’s just the ones we mentioned!

Running from sleazy late night jams to 80s synth and NRG to classic cut-ups, if this album didn’t make you want to go out and jump off a podium it’s time to get your hearing checked!

Trash The Wax Vol. 1
1. Neil Diablo – Give It Up
2. 2 Billion Beats feat, Mariette Smith – See Us Through
3. Late Nite Tuff Guy – I’ve Been Thinkin’ Bout You
4. Richard Seaborne – Is This Acid?
5. Keep Schtum – Holding On
6. Chris Massey – Howard’s Hardware
7. Pablo & Shoey – Raw Human Emotion
8. Rubberlips feat. Jess Smethhurst – Inspiration
9. Gran Turismo – The Peach
10. Fingerman – Feel The Groove
11. Ste Spandex – Into Myself
12. Mezman – Dead Line
13. Check The Guns – Slave To Me
14. Daco – Something For The Weekend
15. Research – Shape The System (Bassjam Mix)
16. Leon Sweet – So Hot

Tom Psychemagik – A dope selection…lots of fun in here!

Danny Krivit – Cool!

Kelvin Andrews – So good! Proper NY dub version vibes. Killer!

Sleazy McQueen – G%# D@MN these are SOLID!

DJ Rocca – Fantastic stuff, straight in my next DJ set!

Drop Out Orchestra – Beautiful collection – love em all.

Billy Scurry – Absolutely loving the vibe and mixture of styles on this. As a collection of new artists its second to none and shows Paper Music’s commitment to pushing new vibes and styles. Big ups Paper and its artists!!

Trent Grimes (MOS Aus) – Probably the most comprehensively sick promo i have ever received in 20 years of djing!”

Lewis Dene – Some real gems here – love the retro goodness.

Get Down Edits – Excellent

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – “Blimey there’s some killers on there, gonna burn them all to CD for in car listening as well as playing loads of them out. Tough to pick just one stand out track as Leon Sweet, Neil Diablo, Keep Schtum, Pabb & Shoey and Daco have all grabbed me by the disco knackers on first listen. More of this

Nathan Detroit – Nuff goodness here.. Neil and Chris tracks work best for me.

2 Billion Beats – Pablo & Shoey: 1977-tastic!

Phat Phil Cooper – Massive selections… Loving Big Neils chugger… Full support.

Severino Panzetta (HMD) – Lots of tracks ..some really cool.

Neil Schtumm – Ace compilation – some great tracks on here! Is This Acid? in particular is straight in the box for this weekend. Thanks!

Nutritious – Oh my lawd it’s Christmas in the Spring! This release is amazing. Must have!

Dan Wilcox – Love this…

Dan J – Amazing! Daco’s Something For The Weekend is mega!

Bootsy – A superbly diverse selection on here. Something for the souldiscoboogiehouseitaloedit fans. Daco’s “Something For The Weekend” is a stand out for
me.”

Reza Athar – Research got the FUNK!

Once I Thought by Proviant Audio OUT NOW

Proviant Audio – Once I Thought

1. Original
2. Prins Thomas Disko Mix
3. Chris Massey Mix
4. Leon Sweet’s Wizard Mix
5. Flash Atkins Mix

Mathais Stubo’s Proviant Audio is launching Paper Disco with Once I Thought, the first single from his forthcoming second album ‘Drift Days & Disco Nights’.

His debut, ‘Real Love Tastes Like This’ announced his arrival in 2011 in true style with it’s heady mix of house, disco, soul and hip-hop. The new material is more disco and demonstrates his continued development as one of the most new exciting producers around today.

Once I Thought points the way towards a more disco direction but still with his trademark choppy production and layered instrumentation. Add an arrangement that always surprises to a vocoded vocal earworm and the summer of disco finally lands via Norway!

Prins Thomas takes on his fellow countryman in fine style, bringing his own psychedelic disco sound. Retaining the vocal, the hypnotic bass is introduced and the track builds before the broken kick is introduced a full 3 ½ minutes in. It continues to ebb and flow with washes, synths, samples, acid and moving bass in true head and feet mashing style. It finishes off the way it begins, deep and trippy!

Nu disco upstart Chris Massey takes time out from his day jobs at Paper Towers and Electric Elephant to come up with a mix that ticks the 4/4 disco boxes but takes it big room. With spacious bass and synth and the original’s nagging guitar it’s got Funktion 1 written all over it!

Leon Sweet brings his trademark crisp production and gives the mix a 80s bent. With touches of Blancmange and Japan, it’s squelchy, synthy and dancefloor effective!

Flash Atkins takes a more organic direction with live drums and percussion building up to a fat dropped bass and 4/4 beat. The break reintroduces the percussion again before it’s back to business!

Feedback so far…

Soul Clap – “Prins Thomas takes it epic again, nice oneeeee”

Danny Krivit – “Liking several of the mixes!”

Tensnake – “Always a pleasure to have new stuff from Paper. Great original but Prins takes it to another level”

Roberto Rodriguez – “What a great feel good song! Loving it!”

Rocky (XPress 2) – “All nice. PT’s mix my fave so far.”

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – “Like the PT and Massey mixes!”

Pete Herbert – “Holy cow! great remixes! Digging all of these….”

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Pretty Groovy”

Sleazy McQueen – “Kickin’ off Paper Disco in class!”

Ralph Myerz – “Love the original!Another great track from Proviant Audio!
Diggin all the mixes on here, but especially the vibe and buildup on the Prins Thomas Disko Mix. FULL support on this one!!!!”

Moodymanc – “Original has a nice vibe for me here.”

Nathan Detroit – “Prins and Chris come up trumps for me..”

DJ Rocca – “Thomas and Chris remixes for me”

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45’s) – “This is too good!”

Harri (Sub Club) – “Yes ….liking : )”

Mighty Mouse – “Brilliant EP, loving this a lot. Original and Leon Sweet remix my faves. Full support from me”

Billy Scurry -” Solid work here, hard to pick a fav as all different and great…top work!”

Ste Hodge – “All about the Flash Atkins Mix…so bloody good it hurts”

Tunnel FM – “Really hard to pick one here, all tracks is great about them.. absolutely support, Thanks!”

2 Billion Beats – “Loving all mixes. Discotastic!”

Will Tramp! – “Ace release! Prins & Massey! Big”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “What a great start to the new label…again something for everyone here! I can imagine the Prins Thomas remix chugging its way to an epic conclusion on a big sound system. The Flash percussion in brilliant, but the winner for me is Chris Massey’s remix, like the description says, this will be a guaranteed floor filler!”

Mutant Disco – “Nice release, Prins Thomas mix for me.”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Strong release … everything here is appealing, Prins Thomas + Leon Sweet mixes share the ribbon from me. Thanks!”

Neil Quigley – “Prins Thomas remix is HUGE! Perfect way for Paper Disco to start. Go big or go home, right?”

Hunk Of A Man – “Outstanding! it’s the original for me since i’m a Stubo fanboy :)”

Frank Lihaug – “Great track and a strong remix package. The original and the Flash Atkins mix rocks..”

Damian Wilson – “Very tasty – looking forward to hearing more from Paper Disco”

Tim Love Lee – “Big fan of Proviant Audio”

Ulysses – “Prins Thomas rules fo’ evah. I challenge him to make a 3 minute pop song, though. ;-) The Leon Sweet and Flash Atkins remixes are real nice, too. great stuff all around.”

Reza Athar – “The Chris Massey mix is epic!”

Trent Grimes (Ministry Of Sound) – “F#ck yeah love it!”

Benoit C – “Prins Thomas remix for me”

Paper Recordings’ 150th Single Release

Paper is hitting it’s 150th single release on July 8th with a bumper double EP release from young guns 2 Billion Beats and Leon Sweet. Here’s how they are going to sound!

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