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Flash Atkin – The Life and Remixes

2015 saw Flash Atkins release his debut album ‘The Life and Times’ and it’s mix of club smashers and disco nodders found people like FK, Andrew Weatherall, Horse Meat Disco, Ivan Smagghe, Rune Lindbaek and Bill Brewster getting hot under the collar.

Now comes the remix album with a collection of tracks some of which have only been out on vinyl and some not at all. It’s a roll call of who’s doing it right at the moment from the well known to the up and coming but all nail it. Names include The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Sleazy McQueen, Pete Herbert, Tal M. Klein and Steve Cobby. Plus there’s a healthy representation from Norway in the form of Ralph Myerz, B.G.Baarregaard and Mental Overdrive. From the paper stable Leon Sweet, Doc L. Jnr step up and the elusive Jamie L turns out a 12 minute Detroit (by way of Halifax) monster.

So you’ve played the game, drunk the beer, danced to the tunes, read the fanzine, rolled your eyes at the middle aged man in tights and now you’ve got the remix album. Job done.

Craig Bratley – Great set of remixes, hard to pick a favourite.

Bill Brewster – Outstanding mixes from The Revenge and E Machine.

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Fantastic package – rinsed about four at ALFOS on Saturday.

Sleazy McQueen – Slimy, dirty package of low-brow house — just my type!

Tronik Youth – Great package

Nutritious – Tremendous Orgy. And the music is Freakin Sweet, too! ?????

Fingerman – Superb reworks from some top producers. Awesome!

Murray Richardson – Luvly F*ckn Jubly xx

Gemini Brothers – Don’t even know which one to choose! Amazing pack for summer!

Fernando (20 20 Sound System) – This is all great!

Get Down Edits – Great selection of remixes

Aldrin Zouk – Couple of tasty remixes; I’m diggin’ from Doc L Junior, The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, Sleazy McQueen & Romano Arcaini Remix.

Cosmic Capers Radio Show
Class, class and more class…..this was one of my favourite dance albums of it’s year and I’ve loved all the remixes so far, then to get this is brilliant. Release of the year so far for me.

Lava Lava – Some absolute gems in this one! Really great vibes on the remixes from The Revenge, Pete Herbert, The Emperor Machine & Jamie L.

Deep South Audio – Excellent .. cant say more really .. Dope rmx package

Goldboy – Emperor Machine is the one for me.

De Fantastiske To – Some nice new remixes here! Cant get enough of Mental Overdrive´s party chugger though !

Andy (Inland Knights) – Great release ……loving The Revenge / Leon Sweet / The Emperor mixes…but all cuts are wicked t b h…..thanks:)

80s Child – Top draw this really liking it :)

Nathan Detroit – Lovely selection of choice remixers here..

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

De Fantastiske To – Smile EP

Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.

Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.

Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.

Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.

Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.

Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.

Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.

Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! :)

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.

Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.

80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.

Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.

Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.

Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.

Frank Xerox – Dope release!

Pathaan – Great tracks!!

Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.

Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.

Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.

Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.

Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!

Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.

This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support

Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.

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!

Flash Atkins – Collaborations # 2

Resident Paper munter and self soiler Flash Atkins is back with a second EP of collaborations. The first found favour with people like Danny Krivit, Bill Brewster, Crazy P and Moodymanc and was heard playing everywhere from The Warehouse Project to Croatian boat parties.

Flash?s first studio victim was young gun Chris Massey which resulted in a deep tribal house throbber that?s heavy on atmosphere as the first half builds around an arp, sub and subterranean percussion. For the drop the mood lightens with a Rhodes and 80s synth line as all the elements are re-introduced for maximum dancefloor dynamics.

Daco’s head was next on the Flash?s studio block and their track Vowerk is named after a breed of chicken. Fact. It’s a super-heavy slice of main room tech-house built around a distorted arped bass that summons up the spirit of John Ciafone and Mood II Swing.

Manchester veteran Neil Diablo didn’t know what he was getting in to and by the time he’d worked it out they were two tracks down. Nezulka is deep house at it’s finest and on a Hot Creations tip but without the whiff of sunglasses in nightclubs. Swinging drums and analogue bass keep it ticking over before the synths in the second half mellow things out to drag you out the K hole you may have been sliding in to.

The EP is rounded off with some 90s vibing house that?s got a bit of Balearic business going on. With samples firing off the track builds to the break where the organ does it’s sunset thing. But wait, is that a male vocal singing Hey Yeah as the drums drop? By golly it is and doesn’t it sound fine!

Moodymanc – Excellent vibrations from the most motley crew in dirty disco…

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – NEZULKA is the one for me …dope !!!

Justin Harris (Freaks) – Sodium Original is really cool – nice EP.

Nathan Detroit – Love Massey. Love Diabo. Love this!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Nice and deep.

Harri – NIce work!

Nutritious – Vowerk!

Da Wiseguy – Nice pack of 4 steady builders….but Sodium kills them all!

Aldrin Zouk – Sodium is my fav cut.

Jonny Miller (Southport Weekender) – Flash Atkins, total loser so thank god someone else is on hand to help here. I love the bass edge on ‘Vowerk’, one for the shufflers at Southport maybe? The Neil Diablo collar cuts also worked very nicely, great EP!

Da Sunlounge – Sodium is very nice, will play this.

Dan J – Fully digging Vowerk, proper druggy business and looking forward to trying this out.

CP (Inkfolk) – Sounds like a Tribal records Eric Kupper outing…Nice.

Bootsy – The Neil Diablo collab Nezulka is my pick and love the vocal sample. But may I say the Daco track Vowerk doesn’t half kick eh? A close second!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Great EP, Vowerk is the one for me.

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Loving everything about the Dirty Protest!

Dogan Aktay – I think the Neil Diablo ones stand a head above the other two but I like the overall coherence of the release.

Russell Politt – Got quality stamped right through this – brilliant EP.

Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – “Breathe 1,2,3” – Out Now!

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Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe
1. Original
2. House Mix
3. House Dub
4. Down Tempo Mix

Justin Harris, an acid house warrior since 1987 finally arrives on Paper with his debut release 1,2,3 Breathe. His CV boasts gigs at clubs like Panorama Bar, Fabric, The End, Back To Basics and Robert Johnson and remixes for The Human League, Tiefshwartz and Mathew Herbert on labels like Classic, SWAG, Crosstown Rebels and 20 20 Vision. Amongst his many collaborations, Freaks with Luke Solomon is best know for their leftfield take on house and groundbreaking label MFF.

Breathe 1,2,3 is deep house with a soul that has a stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Minimal drums, analogue bass, piano and synth strings set things up for Laura Vane’s heart felt and timeless vocals.

The house mix ups drive and tempo but retains the deepness. Along with additional classic house stabs, the piano and strings give the track some nice chord progressions as the vocals tell their story.

The dub strips things back even more with the vocal stabbing and out as the music unfolds.

Finally, the down tempo mix breaks things right down for a lush version that aims at the hairs on your back of you neck and hits.

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – Very good indeed!

Sleazy McQueen -I ‘m feeling the midtempo vibes, for sure!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Im digging this!

Tensnake – Nice to have back such a legend!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Quality!

Stuart Patterson – Proper variations on the mixes .. enjoying it all especially main house mix and the down tempo mix.

Olle Abstract – Glad to see Justin back in full form! Really dig both house mixes. The downtempo mix sounds healthy. And slow!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Nice one … it’s the mid-tempo mix for me. Thanks!

Billy Scurry – Solid beats and production, digging the mid and down mixes.

Lil Mark – Brilliant productions here from Justin.

Harri (Sub Club) – House dub for me.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice release, always liked Laura’s voice since One Eye Shut, top work

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Prefer the dubbier housey versions.

Untitled Music – House mix doing the business.

Chinny (Cowbell Radio) – Nice work Paper folk x

Tunnel FM – Dope house mixes… absolutely support.

Paul Corey – The house mix and dub esp.

Chris Da Mentalist – Love This. House mix doing things for me.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Nathan Detroit – Love Mr Freaks always.. nice EP

Pete Gooding – V nice!

Chris Massey – House mix all the way for me. Big sing-a-long vibes at 5am on the dancefloor.

Steve Parry – Uber cool houser, loving the vocal too. Really good.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Excellent stuff, loving both house mix and the mid tempo mix, the type of quality I expect from paperecordings.

Sam Divine (Defected) – Very good!

Flash Atkins – Collaborations # 1

Flash Atkins, hero to some but a waste of taxpayers money to most. But between drinking, smoking, drugging and drinking again he has found time to get in the studio with some fellow producers from the Paper stable.

He goes head to head with young bucks and 80s house merchants 2 Billion Beats in a tribute to legendary guitarist, Wilco Johnson. Starting with a sampled Dr Feelgood bass it builds up with acid tweeks and arps before a digital pad takes it to the drop. It’s then that the NRG takes off in a 70s pub rock / Giorgio Moroder / house hybrid.

Next up Flash enlists Hebden Bridge local hero, DJ and promoter CP (known to his Mum as Chris Price). It kicks off with a group of men singing on their way to work that was recorded by Flash in Malawi (true story). For the track they have enlisted the cream of Yorkshire’s musicians with live keys, trumpet, percussion and bass for a soulful afro house sound. When the pads come in the second half it takes off!

The dub keeps the bones of the track but adds electronics for an arpeggiated deep house mix with enough grunt to satisfy the most heads down floors. It ebbs and flows as synths and reverbs filter in and out and a piano give it a techno hook.

Finally Flash hooks up with Havana Candy (who has recently been seen on Tusk Wax as Causa) for Calieo Square. This is a deeper and dreamier affair that sounds like the Wamdue Kids in their heyday. Shimmering percussion, synth washes, analogue keys and arps weave a deep house soundscape for heads and feet alike.

Rune Lindbaek – Looooving this Malawi, my favourite tune of the moment!

Tensnake – Quality jams , perfect for summer disco parties!

Nathan Detroit – PUMPERZ! Love Wilco!

Sleazy McQueen – I’m totally feeling the break vibe and transition on Wilco!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Solid all the way around. “Wilco” is my pick of a very strong bunch. Thanks!

Leftside Wobble – Malawi Chant on board the Africa Express for me.

Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – All these are top tunes, proper aceness!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Calieo Square is FIRE!

Dave Jarvis (Faith) – Excellent allround welldone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45) – Malawi Chant for me.. deepness!!

Daniel Solar – Wilco is sick! I’m already sure i will play it loads! Thanks

DJ Rocca (Ajello) – Great stuff! Malawi Chant Dub and the amazing balearic Calieo Square are my favourites

Bottin’ – Nice EP

Jacob (Eclectic Avenue Records) – Best EP, I’ve heard in a while this. Hard to pick my favourite but if I had to it would be Malawi Chant, but all will get played by me.

Harri (Sub Club) – Nice work mate….liking these

Cosmo Vitelli – Wilco and the Malawi tracks are great.
Solid EP, will play it

Justin Harris (Freaks) – Great EP – niiice ;)

Aldrin Zouk – Good package. Calieo Square on point.

This Is Why We Dance – Off the wall stuff here…

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Great EP, gonna be playing all of the tracks on here. Malawi Chant edges it for me, so damn funky

Jamie L – Deep valley vibes, nice work lads.

Nelson Ramalho (The Weekend Warm Up) – Fantastic loving all three tracks! Calieo is floaty, Wilco is bouncy and Malawi Chant is groovy (go for the dub for a more clubby sound). A nice combo and a strong EP.

Bobby Beige – Excellent stuff,really like all three tracks the kind of house music i like,interesting and deep

Andrew Clarke – Great EP but especially liking the afro vibes of Malawi Chant. Lovely stuff!!

Black Mighty Wax – Yes!! Wilco And Calieo Square will fit perfectly my dj sets. Peace!

Death on the Balcony – Wilco & Calieo Square are the ones!

Tunnel FM – Outstanding EP… “Wilco”, “Malawi Chant (Dub)” & “Calieo Square” stand out for me… absolutely support.

The Lovely Jonjo – Really loving the build of Wilco when that Morodory second drop comes in. Super

Frank Lihaug – Fantastic ep – The Wilco track is sick…

Nuno Cacho – Wilco is a genius track! Malawi Is really a fusion between New Orleans, Angola and Phily’s 90 House? Brilliant! Ok on the Dub put a little beat more of Spirituals… Calieo Square, is so refreshing… Reminds me the after hours on boat at the Douro River playing the Paper’s vinyl promos on the 90’s.

Murray Richardson – I like the malawi chant so i do so i do

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!

SLEAZY MCQUEEN – RECONNECT EP

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Sleazy disco


PAPD 23 – Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect E.P. by Paper Recordings

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Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect EP
1 We Need To Reconnect feat. Anne Montone
2 Rollin’ Me By
3 Under My Spell

Florida resident Sleazy McQueen has been making his own brand of disco for labels like Bearfunk, Hairy Claw and Whiskey Disco. With clean off-kilter production and clever samples, it’s unmistakable, fresh and funk-fuelled. Now he’s done his first EP for Paper and it’s a bobby belter!

First up, We Need To Reconnect takes 1991 and drops it firmly in 2011. It’s got Strictly Rhythm sounding bass, NYC garage piano, analogue synth lines (featuring Gazeebo Intl), disco drums and a hefty bottom end. Add Anne Montone’s vocal and it’s a floor filler that sounds like it’s from the golden age of house.

Next up is the slow burning deep hypnotic disco of Rollin’ Me By, that has hints of Tom Tom Club and Metro Area. Heavily chorused synths, nagging bass and muted guitar makes it deep and immersive plus a clever arrangement provides great dynamics.

Finally, Under My Spell takes it down a notch with a spooky keys and a vocal sample wrapped around a tuned out bass. The whole is a super deep house / disco hybrid.

He’s on tour in Europe for the whole of November so go and tip him a wink

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n’ Tug / Still Going) – ‘NICE!!’

Rocky (X-Press 2) – ‘Nice weirdness. Good.’

Red Rack’em – ‘I like Rollin Me By. Nice!’

Leftside Wobble – ‘Great homage to 90’s piano house.’

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – ‘Always quality from Sleazy McQueen… Rollin me by is DOPE.’

Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance) – ‘We Need to Connect has definitely got a spot of the Turntable Orchestras about it. Definitely one for the dancefloor.’

Stuart Patterson (Faith) – ‘all about we need to reconnect for me , radio and clubs plays for sure’

David Dunne – ‘Love track 1!’

Death On The Balcony – ‘Reconnect!! thanks for this.. support’

Andy Ash – ‘Its all about ‘We need to reconnect’ for me.. Really nice.’

Cosmo Vitelli – ‘Like Under my spell’

Social Disco Club – ‘Dig the piano track, nice one!’

Reverend Milo Speedwagon – ‘House – is where you live…garage is where you park your car. Rollin me by is my pick – plays out for sure!’

Neil Diablo – ‘Great EP. Nice one…’

Christophe (Futureboogie) – ‘Love this release, all tracks Aces.’

Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – ‘Everything I love about house music all in 1 track.. NICE!’

Daco – ‘Rollin’ Me By is Rollin’ – Love!’

Q-Burns Abstract Message – ‘Digging the groovy creep of “Rollin’ Me By” … lovely building synth action and soda can percussion.’

Drop Out Orchestra – ‘We love all three tracks but We Need To Reconnect is exactly what we’re after, the extraordinary way the lights fall on objects, the masterful use of the hyper colours, and of course the general context – nothing short of breathtaking.’

Billy Scurry – ‘Big sleazy fan… this is the shizz, every track is a winner… top vibe!!’

Solid State – ‘3 slices of delicious retro-future house, all keepers and players… Full support again, thanks for sending!’

Iron Curtis – ‘hey guys, thanks for sending this! “under my spell” is my choice in here. nice stripped down groover… cheers johannes’

Ruf Dug – ‘Feelin under my spell a LOTTT!’

Cazbee (Mixed Blood Cutz) – ‘Great EP…’

Miguel Migs – ‘Cool EP with some nice cuts here thanks…’