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The MEN caught up with Flash down the back alleys of Manchester’s Northern Quarter to show them his budgie smugglers and talk about the new compilation series that’s being launched at Kraak Gallery in Manchester this Saturday night….

Trash The Kraak

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Trash The Wax #1 lands via Paper Recordings’ offshoot ‘Paper Disco’ on April 3rd and features (amongst many) cuts from Late Nite Tuff Guy Fingermanedit Richard Seaborne Ste Spandex Neil Diablo Chris Massey Music

To celebrate we are throwing a little soiree at the intimate discotheque setting of in Manchester’s Northern Quarter (just behind Hula)…

With DJ sets from:

Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings)
Ste Spandex (Wet Play)
2 Billion Beats (Paper Recordings)
Chris Massey (Electric Elephant/El Diablos Social Club)
CP (Inkfolk)

Tickets start at just £3 on advance early birds and capacity is limited so its advised to get in quick!

More details HERE

Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

Neil Diablo, one of Manchester’s unsung heroes steps out from behind the decks to release an EP of future music that ranges from peak time deep house to slo-mo disco.

 


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Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

1. Let’s Get It On.
2. Yr Mnd Yr (Dub)
3. Take Two

Neil Diablo has been a cornerstone of the Northwest’s club scene over the past ten years through his El Diablo’s Social Club, which has been a bastion for all things disco and house. Booking guests like Greg Wilson and Eric Duncan, it is well known that Neil is the DJ that the crowds go to hear. Out of the night has sprung EDSC Recordings and his vinyl only disco edits as Evil K’Neil on KAT Records that are highly sought after, selling out in days.

Let’s Get It On is deep tribal business headed straight to the main room. It’s teeth are shown once the organ synth comes in for proper heads down foot to the floor deep house that bites. The latter half of the track gives the 303 a run out and it’s all boxes ticked!

Yr Mnd Yr first saw the light of day on the Paper Cuts # 1 compilation earlier in the year, finding favour with DJs like Justin Robertson, Andy Ash and Love From Outer Space’s Sean Johnston. Here he strips things back for a dub that is tough house music, drawing equal inspiration from Detroit, NYC and Chicago.

Finally he flexes his disco muscles on Take Two. Taking things right down, it’s a rolling funk groove with an off-kilter bass, delayed synths, dub stabs and a sample that does it’s thing in slo-mo style. Music for the head and feet.

REACTIONS

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Take Two is ace. I will play it on the radio.

Justin Una Bomber – Each one hits the spot. awesome package of dance floor bombs!!!!

Billy Scurry – Hot As f**k!! Neil is on a roll! let’s get on it nails it.

Moodymanc – Fanbloodytastic!

Sean Johnston (Love From Outer Space) – Nice work.

Murray Richardson – Very very classy indeed – 3 smashing trax – luv it!

Eric Duncan – YEA!!!!!!!

Jacques Renault – Nice one Neil!

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – The last one’s a nice groover. good work Neil!

Joe 90 (Futureboogie) – Two surefire bangers there, can’t wait to play them. Massive win from Neal!

Nathan Detroit – Deep chugs.

Marius Våreid – Take Two is a monster. Love it!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Take Two for me, hands down. Slinky strut … I dig it.

Hunk of a Man – AWESOME!! i’ll play all of these thank you…(“,)… WHOA!

Sleazy McQueen – Dig it!

Cowbell FM – Another quality release, although I’d expect nothing less from the man. Yr Mind Yr is still one of my favourites of this year, but I like the sleaziness of Take Two.

Andy Toka (Inland Knights) – Nice EP, for me the lo-slung vibes on take two are the buisiness, cool tune.

Kahuun – Oh, I love that bass in Let’s Get It On! Proper release lads!

Stuart Patterson – Well dabbled diablo .. yr mind yr and take two the picks for me.

Untitled Music – Dub mix very tasty!

Martin Brew -Nice deepness all round!

Benoit C – Coool EP

Death On The Balcony – Take Two is the one!

FLASH ATKINS – CAMPERVAN EP

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Flash Atkins – Campervan EP

1 Test One
2 Cherry Bounce
3 Test One (Flash Dub)
4 Cherry Bounce (Flash Dub)

Flash Atkins is a former Super Hero who lives in a Campervan in a field in deepest Yorkshire, maintaining an unhealthy addiction to drugs and booze.

Flash is actually the alter ego of Paper / The Bionics’ Ben Davis and he was created as a reaction against perma-tanned-indoors-sunglass-wearing-wanna-be-superstar DJs.

The Campervan EP is four tracks of floor rocking house music. First up, Test One has taken the original bleep classic as a starting point and given it a disco makeover. Starting off deep and percussive, it breaks to live bass and horns with plenty of analogue synths providing the electronics. Once the acid house piano comes in at the end, it’s dancefloor game over!

Cherry Bounce uses a cheeky sample to hold down a straight up take of garage house. With a bass line that nods to Farley & Heller and funked out Rhodes, it builds to a synth heavy drop before heading back in to the grooved keys.

The Test One dub strips things back to a simple nagging synth line for a big room take that has got Tribal Records running through it’s DNA. Big reverbs and heavy bass means this is simple and very effective.

Finally, the Cherry Bounce Dub goes tracky and hypnotic, riding out the original’s elements with the Rhodes getting filtered to change things up.

More quality from Flash Atkins, the man with no plan.

DJ REACTIONS

Rocky (X Press 2) – Cherry Bounce both versions doing it for me.

Jazzanova – Music should make people laugh too. Here is a perfect example.

Beats & Beyond – Still have the original Test One on 12″, was my fave bleep track back then…cool reworks. Quality EP

Diskjokke – Nice and with an unexpected twist.

Sleazy McQueen – This is really cool. I’ll certainly play test one and I’m sure Cherry Bounce will fit in my sets as well.

This Is Why We Dance – Quality forward-thinking house grooves, will support!

Ralph Myerz – Cherry Bounce is the one for me! VERY bouncy ride indeed!!!!!

Ryan Cavanagh (Slow Hands) – Solid release! Really like Test One a lot.

Billy Scurry – Ooofff!! that test one dub is a monster!!

DJ Nutritious – Phenomenal!

Drop Out Orchestra – Test One is totally up our street (Charted Number 1)

Terry Farley – Love it!

Leftside Wobble – Such a clever spin on the Warp classic, the bleep disco scene starts here!

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Test One dub is best for me.

Martin Brew – Ace EP! Loving the buzzy bass sounds on here. Meaty, beaty, big & bouncy.

Cosmic Boogie – Dub mix is grand.

The Lovely Jonjo – Love it. Doing warm up for Aeroplane tonight this Test One will do the job.

Q-Burns – Cherry Bounce is the one for me here. A cool track with some effective build moments + loads of shake. Into the musicality of “Test One” as well.

Stuart Patterson (Faith) – Love the way Test One turns into a different record.

Andy Ash – Test One is my favourite here. I like the way it changes throughout the track.

Released : End November
Format : Download

FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD VIDEO

PAPERVINYL07 – CRAZY PENIS (CRAZY P / YAM WHO? EDITS)

[soundcloud width=”100%” height=”81″ params=”” url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/9867710″] Crazy Penis – Do It Good (Crazy P’s We Found The Parts Remix) by Paper Recordings

[soundcloud width=”100%” height=”81″ params=”” url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/9867629″] Crazy Penis – Omega Man (Yam Who Edit) by Paper Recordings

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‘A Nice Hot Edit With – Sampler 3’
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The third and final sampler from Crazy Penis’ ‘A Nice Hot Edit with’ album.

Crazy Penis’ debut album ‘A Nice Hot Bath With’ was one of the long players of 1999 and still holds a special place in many people’s memory, now in 2010 Paper have decided to hand over the tracks from this album to some of their favourite producers out there and as such have created the marvellous ‘A Nice Hot Edit with’.

For the final instalment Crazy P step up themselves to remix the excellent ‘Do it Good’, making the most of the fact that they manage to salvage the original parts by creating a brilliant disco fuelled, breakbeat driven anthem. Funk laden bass and tinkling Rhodes piano keys intertwine with tight guitar licks to form the basis for this superb re-invention of one of their favourite cuts.

On the flip the respected production duo Yam Who? take the reins and turn in a sublime edit of ‘Omega Man’ , taking the soulful funk of the original and twisting it into a nu-disco classic to keep the winter fires burning bright.

BUY IT IN THE SHOP

Crispin Dior : Yam Who daddy all the way here. love the balance between kick and snare.
Sebastian Döring : Wicked sampler! Yam Who’s mix is my choice!
Matthew Kryskot : I thought they no longer had a Penis?… will play Do It Go for sure.
Ryan Cavanagh (Wolf + Lamb) : Lovin both sides! Super Funk!
James Teej : Very cool package, loved this series
Chris Duckenfield : Probably my favourite one yet !
The Revenge : You can’t knock ‘The P’ … 21st century slap and tickle. Nice.
Disco Bloodbath : Loving Omega man….deepness! Delay central
Eric Duncan (Rub N Tug) : Sounds good
Jay Tripwire : This is awesome..just fucking awesome.
Jimpster : Both tracks are great but will get most plays out of Omega Man i reckon.
6th Borough Project : Liking both disco fuelled edits.
Yannick Labbé : Yam Who Edit all the way! great work! Love it!
Pete Herbert : Yes indeed some hot edit actione! very handy, will be dropping these for sure….
Faze Action : Nice work can use both of these full support from The Faze camp
DiskJokke : Love the Yam Who edit, flows beautifully
Ashley Beedle : A nice couple indeed. The Yam Who comes out on top but will be definitely playing both tunes.