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B.G.Baarregaard – Partysvenskenes Dans EP

Paper’s Scandinavian connection continues with this release from one of Oslo’s finest residents. Although hailing from Reykjavik, B.G Baarregaard now resides in in Norway’s capital and its influence is clearly stamped all over this brilliant EP.

Partysvenskenes Dans has the kind of warm ‘n wobbly happenings that we’ve come to know and love from the scandi disco output. Plenty of resonance & space with a hint of Inspector Norse mean this treads on the right side of camp & kitsch whilst managing to pack enough of a stomp to ensure it blows up a dance floor.

(Got Me) Runnin’ jumps on a plane and heads straight to the late 80’s / early 90’s Manchester club scene. Big piano stabs and a classic vocal make it a real late night jacked out affair with everything here from the glory years of clubbing.

Konur Go Karlar seems to take on board both its predecessors to deliver a cut that is drenched in cosmicness as well as a nod to classic UK house. Simple, down the middle & hooky there’s enough going on to please those that favour discos and late night dancing dens.

Sleazy McQueen – “BG’s work is marked by some of the finest production quality in the modern disco scene. Partysvenskenes Dans sounds like BG’s been drinking the Norwegian-Disco kool-aid!”

Nutritious – “Undeniably fantastical.”

Ruben & Ra – “Nice’n’disco!”

Chris Coco – “Cool and a lot of fun at the same time, is that possible?”

Julian Sanza – “Loving this release! cheers!”

Phat Phil Cooper – “Full support on these bad boys…”

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – “Runnin’ is the one for me , spot on chaps !!!”

Tunnel FM – “Stunning EP, like them all.. absolutely support, Thanks !”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Yes i like Got Me Runnin'”

Ulysses – “I’m digging the funky Moog-filled disco vibe”

80’s Child – “You simply can not touch BG and combined with Paper Disco is awesome! every track is killer on this EP but my favourite is Got Me Runnin’ Great stuff kids!!!”

Billy Scurry – “Was really digging party.. then got me Runnin’ hit me! OOFF!”

Get Down Edits – “Killer release guys”

Neil Scott – “Got some nice scando-med Todd Terje type vibes to this. Me likey!”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “More neat Nordic noise from Paper boys! All tracks will work…Runnin’ has already been added to the “keep the girls happy” folder!!”

Danny Oliver – “Konur Og Karlar is my favourite here….classy slice of disco meets house. This is right up my street!”

2 Billion Beats – “Very rarely does a new record find it’s way into the bag these days. This EP just did!”

De Fantastise To – “Amazing EP from MR Iceman! Got Me Runnin is my fave!”

Somerville & Wilson – “Bouncy poolside house done well Somerville & Wilson”

Paper Hit Oslo

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Paper Recordings 20 years! + De fantastiske to EP release @ Seeds Oslo
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Hi dudes / dudettes we would like to invite you to our superawesome-backyard-preparty saturday the 20th of september :)

GUESTLIST ONLY (ATTENDING = GUESTLIST)

Includes: Welcome drinks – birthday prices in the bar- birthday cake and a pretty decent lineup:

20.00 Flash Atkins “20 years of paper” special dj-set
21.00 Ralph Myerz
22.00 De fantastiske to feat Jay Nemor (LIVE)

Seminal UK label Paper Recordings is celebrating its 20th birthday at Seeds on Saturday September 20. The label has been responsible for some of dance music’s finest moments and has had a connection with Norway that continues to this day. Artists like Rune Lindbaek, Those Norwegians, Kahuun, Proviant Audio and Ralph Myerz have all featured heavily over the years and new signings De Fantastiske To are set to continue that legacy.

On the night Ralph Myerz will be playing live and debuting cuts from his forthcoming album and label boss Ben Davis will be donning his Flash Atkins cape to play a special Paper set covering its rich history. Oslo’s De Fantastiske To will be celebrating the release of their Smile EP on the label and everybody will be getting giddy!

Northern Disco Lights – Favourite Record Trailer

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.

What is Your Favourite Norwegian Record? from Northern Disco Lights on Vimeo.

Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

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Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

1. Original

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
full support.

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!

Lecahuun

Here’s an snap of Kahuun and Leca from the Paper Recordings weekend

in Oslo.

Kahuun & Leca

2 men, one scooter

 

Paper Cuts #1 Oslo launch party

Paper and its DJ family continue to spread its deep house and disco blends across the continent with another of its infamous Scandinavian knees ups…

DJ Leca, Kahuun and Flash Atkins hit Oslo

Paper Cuts launch at Turkish Delight, Oslo

THE TREATMENT’S TOP NORWEGIAN CLUBS

Brukbar / Supa, Trondheim
Legendary bar with a legendary basement, Brukbar is the bar and Supa is the club with strictly good vibes represented on a Funktion One soundsystem.

Cafe Contra Bar, Bergen
Managed by Frank Lihaug, this place always seems to have great music, great people and a friendly atmosphere. People get down to all sorts of disco madness that starts off easy and ends up crazy.

Fugazi, Oslo
Really nice backyard boogie where the music varies but its usually a great experience. Last I checked it out, Toomy Disco was playing some dope tunes.

Turkish Delight, Oslo
Sort of a hidden gem in Oslo. I had the pleasure of kicking it there listening to a way out set by Erik Fra Bergen and hadn’t heard that much great boogie and funk madness in a while. I highly recommend this head for the headnodders. Such a delight!

Rune Lindbaek 1997 DJ Mix

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!! 

Releases

Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen EP

Noway keep coming up with producers who offer something fresh and exciting in a world where rave by numbers is often the norm. The next one to look out for is De Fantastiske To’s Rave-enka who mixes up techno, house and disco into a unique arctic stew as this EP perfectly demonstrates.

Rett I Kroppen is an epic disco-tech number purpose built from the ground up for maximum dance floor damage. It’s all about the release and build of the horn and string heavy sample for a track that can cross genres and comes off like a Paperclip People for 2016.

Honningen is just perfect house music; using the raw ingredients of a groove that swings and sample it demonstrates why the best ideas are often the simplest. Add in an arp, some filtering, a dash of Detroit plus dynamics and you have something that sounds like a Scandinavian Moodymann track.

Rett I Fletta brings in a 90s Strictly vibe but keeps things stripped back. Garage drums and analogue bass drive it along before cutting to a pure NYC synth stab for a Sound Factory Bar kind of joint.

Finally, the man who can, Richard Seaborne takes Honningen and beefs things up. With added vocal samples there is no way this can miss and he takes it back to a similar place as his Todd Terje and Tensnake rocking Is This Acid? Expect similar results.

Rave-enka is busy in his bunker recording us an album so expect more block rockers in 2016.

Mark Farina – “Dig these”

Justin Robertson – Great release”

Sleazy McQueen – “Too far gone, Norway back”

Harri (Sub CLub) – “Liking a few of these, full support”

Tronik Youth – “Ret I Kroppen for me great stuff”

Fingerman – “Like the main track but Richard’s remix is next level gear!”

Tim “Love” Lee – “Really digging Honningen!”

Get Down Edits – “Strong 4 track EP right here, looking forward to testing all 4.”

Aldrin Zouk – “Richard Seaborne Remix on point! Also diggin’ Rett I Kroppen.”

Ali Herron (OOFT!) – “Digging the Richard Seaborne remix :)”

Billy Scurry – “Ticks all the boxes, in all the right ways!! so much YES!”

Pablo Contraband – “This is fantastic – Reyy I Kroppen for me Rich’s remix is tasty too – flashback to Bizarre Inc!”

Neil Diablo – “WALLOP! Rett I Kroppen is my pick but this is a great EP.”

Murray Richardson – “Brilliant stuff loving this and perfect for Rebel Waltz in London this Saturday…Rett Kroppen is the one”

Keith Dalton (Groovement Soul) – “WOW, love this. Proper dancefloor bangers. Every track has the perfect amount of Disco vibes with that techy or rave edge. Heaven.”

Bad Barbie (Kane FM) – “Seaborne. That is all.”

Death on the Balcony – “Liking Honnigen top stuff!”

Leon Sweet – “I’m a big fan of Ravi’s work and this doesn’t disappoint. Quailty tackle and diggin Mr Seaborne’s cheeky little remix too. Rett I Kroppen is pick of the
bunch for me.”

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – “Rett I Kroppen gir deg en varmende pause og passer perfekt Ã¥ ha med i sekken eller vesken, enten man er pÃ¥ tur eller i hverdagen.”