Ahead of their debut EP on Paper, Norway’s De Fantastiske To have done us a mix to get our juices flowing.
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De fantastiske to – Intro
Underground Resistance – 303 Sunset (Underground resistance)
Leon Sweet – GTTR (PAPER)
MCDE – Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pitman rmx) (MCDE recordings)
Quarion – Sunday Night (Drumpoet Community)
Haugli – I’ll Be Eple (Edit)
Groovers – Make me feel (Razor n tape)
Havana Cultura Bande – Orisa (Atjazz Lovesoul rmx)
Osunlade – Mommas Groove (Yoruba music)
Egyptian Nipples – LA melody (Session Victim rmx) (Apersonal mix)
Flash Atkins & 2 Billion beats – WILCO (PAPER)
De fantastiske to – Gimme sum dim sum (Paper)
Ralph Myerz & The kosmik diamondz – Hello space (feat. Kimchi & Superspaceproject (PAPER)
Erdbeerschnitzel – With level hopes (Delsin Holland)
De fantastiske to – Holder det ekte (Paper)
Ralph Myerz – Hello Space Video – awesome
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!
The first trailer for our forthcoming documentary on the history of Norwegian dance music is now live featuring Bjorn Torske, Idjut Boys, Annie, Bill Brewster, Mental Overdrive, Rune Lindbaek, James Hillard (Horsemeat Disco), DJ Strangefruit (Mungolian Jetset), Olle Abstract, Joakim (Smalltown Supersound), diskJokke and Mikal Telle with a few others chucked in.
Proviant Audio – Like Never Before
2. Sleazy McQueen Mix
3. 2 Billion Beats Mix
4. Ste Spandex Live Hardware Mix
Proviant Audio are back with the second single from their album “Drifty Days & Disco Nights” that DJ Mag described as being “BETTER than Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories”.
It’s a shimmering piece of good time disco that has shades of the 80s and an earworm of a hook. With horns and synths backing up the vocals plus a full band and next level production it’s like summer is still here.
Florida resident and the man behind Whiskey Disco Sleazy McQueen takes things more 4/4 but retains the spirit of the original. It’s got plenty of atmosphere, a locked down bass, handclaps and lovely touches that give it a deep hypnotic feel.
2 Billion Beats go a bit more high energy with a bouncing kick and nagging sample but with their love of all things 80s shining through. The production is kept sparse, ready for the Rhodes that is given free range to do it’s thing and so it does!
Finally Manchester’s hotly tipped Wet Play resident Ste Spandex turns in a distorted nu-school banger. Taking the vocal and parts he stamps his style on it, driving the mix in to peaktime territory .
Rune Lindbaek – Aceness!
The Dead Rose Music Company – Love this!
Lewis Dene – Hauntingly simple and very affective.
Will Tramp – Nice. Lovely stuff!
Patski Love – Sleazy is the winner!
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Mr. McQueen’s groovy treatment is the one for me here … on point.
Cowbell Radio – Lovely stuff, nice choice of remixes but it’s 2 Billion Beats that tip the scales for me (natch)! As always, guaranteed to get people bouncing!
Tensnake – It’s a musthave for sure.
DJ Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – 2 Billion Beats mix is the the one for me, it gives it a big disco injection.
Dean “Sunshine” Smith – Original for me, a nice slice of shimmer.
Gareth Sommerville – 2 Billion Beats is bestest.
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice slab of 80s vibes on a friday… thank you chaps
Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super!! great reworks from Sleazy McQueen and 2 Billion Beats.
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Great SLEAZY McQueen remix!!
Get Down Edits – Sleazy Mc Queen mix stands out on first listen .
Tim “Love” Lee – Love Proviant Audio!
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Fierce collection fave being the Sleazy…all great remixes and v different!
Ulysses – The Sleazy McQueen makes it more disco, which is a good thing, but the Ste Spandex remix does the best job.
Billy Scurry – Toss up between billion beats and sleazy.. really great remixes.
Christophe (Futureboogie) – Aces.
Frank Lihaug – Brilliant package. Sleazy McQueen is the BOMB!
Proviant Audio – Once I Thought
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”
Here’s an snap of Kahuun and Leca from the Paper Recordings weekend
Here are two of the runners up from the remix competition we ran for Proviant Audio’s Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born in the Autumn. They lost out by a whisker but were so good, thought they deserved to posted up.
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