Paper Recordings chum and mad professor Rune Lindbaek has found a mix from back in the day so GET IT HERE
I’ll let him explain!
I almost never make mixtapes but I made this one to my very good friend DJ Robin Jackson on a DAT in the legendary hot summer of 1997. We both had completely, utterly forgotten about this until it resurfaced tonight!
It’s a collection of some of the biggest tunes for me at that time, semi-sloppy and hazy ‘white widow’ mixed in the first take, containing a healty dose of Harvey, Idjuts and friends, Those Norwegians and my first solo 12″, that I often played at places like Skansen, Jazid and Headon etc. in Oslo but also when guesting Sankys Soap and Roundhouse in Manchester – and Plastic People in London. These kind of tunes was also the basis for Klubb Kebabb (1999-2001).
I’m really glad Robin found this mixtape. Please push in the loudness button and play it loud!!
A Sound of Norway launch tonight at Cafe Krystall with Ralph Myerz, Eddie Da Bass, Carina & Ciscoe (The Treatment)……Details HERE
[soundcloud width=”100%” height=”81″ params=”secret_url=false” url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/6202980?secret_token=s-bpJdq”] Ralph Myerz – My Dream Queen – A Sound of Norway EP1 by paperecordings
Paper Recordings has a long standing connection with Norway’s musical output, dating back to the label’s release of the seminal ‘Kaminsky Park’ by Those Norwegians in 1997. The label helped create a template for the Norwegian sound with its off-kilter beats, organic soul and giddy electronics and from the ashes of Those Norwegians rose Torbjorn Buntland who went on to form Royksopp and leftfield pioneer Rune Lindbæk who released ‘Sondag’ on our sister label Repap.
The series will draw on the best electronic music to showcase the modern Norwegian disco sound, featuring brand new tracks by established and up-and-coming producers. The first EP kicks off with this three tracker from Ralph Myerz, KeyBoy and Ciscoe accompanied by specially commissioned artwork by illustrator Joe Lobley.
The EP opens with Ralph Myerz ‘My Dream Queen’, a superb slice of slo-mo disco tinged house with warm melodies and ethereal vocals that go to show why Myerz has been such an important musical influence over the last decade.
Next up KeyBoy deliver ‘OYB’, a follow up to their hugely popular ‘Viva Blue’ from last year. It’s an intense techno / disco fusion which marries deep soulful melodies with tough analogue sounds providing a brilliant cut that is perfect tackle for soundsystems and home listening alike.
Finally we have newcomer Ciscoe (The Treatment) who turns in a lower tempo slab of 80’s influenced electronics cum disco. Beautifully arranged and bristling with an edgy soul this is a great piece of music and perfect closing opus to this wonderful package.
Buy it HERE
What the press and DJs are saying:
Chris Duckenfield – Worth it for Ciscoe alone, Claudja Barry loopage always handy.
Erol Alkan – Like My Dream Queen
Aldrin Zouk (Zouk) – Lovely EP! Especially loving the laid back grooving My Dream Queen and Elevators.
Phat Phil Cooper – Elevators is lovely… nice and trippy…
Roberto Rodriguez (Compost / Freerange) – Super cool tracks. Love all of them, sounds like Norway!
Mathew Krysko (Warehouse Project) – Cisco – BLAM! Great cover of Secret Agent Man… love it!
Ben Bleet (Howling Monkey) – Elevators is cool
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Cool E.P on the lefter side of central ..OYB standout for me.
Jonathan Moore (Leftside) – Loving all the tracks but OYB just edges it for peak time action. All three will be getting major support though.
24:hrs Soundsystem DJs – Paper is slowly getting my attention more and more. This new release is a pleasant surprise from fellow country Norway. Like Ralplh Myerz dreamy pop meets dancefloor track.
Jonny Miller (Jus’ Listen) – Really like the vibe on OYB, proper mid set deepness…
Frank Lihaug (Norway) – Fresh out of Bergen, Norway. Love all tracks, OYB is the winner for me though.
Chris Coco – Mmmm dreamy.
Patski Love – Heia Norge! Heia Ralphen!
Craig Woodrow – Nice EP!!!
Emma Warren (NME) – I love this EP, particularly Dream Queen which just sounds great. Am going to see if I can play on my NME Radio show.
Stefano (Disco Outcasts) – My Dream Queen & Elevators are lovely. Full support.
Karoshi – This is real quality. Proper autumnal music, Elevators is especially lush. Bit of Royksopp in there, but still doing it’s own thing. Slo mo disco – this is the next thing. Gimme more fellas!
Kahuun – Tight and swinging release folks!
Martin Brew (J-Walk) – Elevators is very, very awesome – will be rockin’ this shizzle!
Ralph Myerz – What an amazing EP!!! INCREDIBLY talented people! They also seem like a very nice and cool and smart and handsome gang too.
Gareth Sommerville (Ultragroove) – ‘OYB ‘for the club, ‘My Dream Queen for the bar. Elevators for the sunny beach I wish I was on right now.
Seth Troxler – i like Elevators and My Dream Queen…. love it actually!
James Teej (Rekids) – Another dope dose of solid music, the Keyboy track is illll… Diggin’ the Ciscoe track too.
Freak N Chic – Interesting mid tempo music & paper is back ..as usual nice funky stuffff.
Ola Smith-Simonsen – Enjoying the Ralph Myerz track! Nice to see Paper Recordings back!
Geir Aspenes (Norway) – Great EP! Keyboy for me. Go Norway!
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