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Flash Atkins – The Life and Times

Label boss Ben Davis has pulled on tights and cape once again to launch his debut LP for Paper “The Life and Times of Flash Atkins” and it’s a belter. The first singe “Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys” had love from types such as Francois Kervorkian, Peter Kruder and Ivan Smagghe as well as glowing reviews in Mixmag and DJ Mag and the long-player has more of the same.

The tracks cover an array of musical styles from house to disco, chug funk to bass, bangers and afro rhythms to 80s influenced cosmic beats. As well as dynamic production and a keen sense of groove, the whole album is based on a short story of the life of Flash that will be published as a comic at the same time. The track and chapter titles are one and the same to provide a sensory listening experience that tells a tale reflecting the mood of the story as well as blowing up dance floors with its sonic superpowers.

Says Flash of his creation. “I wanted to create an album that drew inspiration from my 20 years making music and DJing. You can hear classic disco (‘Saved By The Fall’), post dubstep (‘Forbidden Flesh’), Dirtybird (‘Summer Of Love’), Theo Parrish (‘Drug Empire’), Afro (‘Squatting’), Nu Disco (‘Badger From The North’), 90s US deep house (‘The Wilderness’), ALFOS (‘Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys’), Todd Terje (‘Acid House Creator’) and Metro Area / Balearica (‘A New Kind of Superhero’)”.

There will also be a smartphone game, limited edition Flash Atkins beer called “Hops For Heroes”, full colour printed comic and remix album later in the year featuring The Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, The Revenge, Ralph Myerz, Rune Lindbaek, Sleazy McQueen and B.G. Baarregaard amongst others.
Hugely ambitious and creative in so many ways, this album is already looking like one of the highlights of the year.

Laurent Garnier – “Great compilation – Drug empire is brilliant”

Ivan Smagghe – “Plenty in there for me for sure”

The Revenge – “Lots of great stuff on here, really digging The Wilderness”

Steve Cobby – “Really digging this!”

Ray Mang – “Great work!”

The Emperor Machine – “Love it!”

Bonar Bradberry (PBR Streetgang) – “Some great sounds on this .. look forward to giving it deeper listen”

Bill Brewster – “Yeah there’s some very god stuff on here”

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – ‘Size of a dog is very good!’

Sleazy McQueen – “Excellent”

Hot Toddy (Crazy P)– “I love the vibe of Drug Empire…DOPE!”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – “Size of a Dog is very good!”

Horse Meat Disco – “YES great vibe here!”

Doc L Junior – “Dirty as it should be and crazy like a true super hero.”

Rune Lindbaek – “Ace!”

Fingerman – “Sounding very tasty! Some real gems on here :)”

Billy Scurry – “Feels like I’ve played one of these every set for the past 20 years!! Hot stuff indeedy Mr
Flash!!”

2 Billion Beats – “Top notch production throughout Flash, hard to pick a winner!”

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – “Great stuff here, very high quality LP and something for everyone. Congratulations
Flash! I’m plumping for ‘A New Kind of Superhero’ as my fave, love the downtempo vibe on that but will defo try ‘Drug Empire’ out for the dance floors”

FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD VIDEO

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Crazy Penis – A Nice Hot Edit With – Textura Review

It’s pretty hard to take seriously a recording credited to Crazy Penis but, in fact, the group’s A Nice Hot Edit With … is seriously good. The band’s A Nice Hot Bath With … appeared in 1999, so it’s no great surprise to hear the 2010 re-work sound so deliciously old-school; in short, if you’re a fan of Yore’s deep, neo-classic sound and the idea of a vocal-less Chic likewise strikes your fancy, you’ll likely cotton to A Nice Hot Edit With just as much.

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Crazy Penis – Ray Mang / Greg Wilson Edits

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PAPERVINYL03 available now in the Paper Shop

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Smoovin’ Groovin’ (Ray Mang’s Dumpy Re-Rub)
Star War (Greg Wilson Edit)

Crazy P’s releases with Paper Recordings in the late nineties/early noughties
are for many some of best records released by both the act and the label.
Now in 2010 Paper have handed over the tracks from A Nice Hot Bath With to
some of their favourite producers (Yam Who, Faze Action, PBR Streetgang,
Flash Atkins, Rune Lindbaek and Brennan Green) and have created the
marvellous ‘A Nice Hot Edit With’ due out next year to follow the re-release
of the re-mastered orginal in November.

The first vinyl sampler for the album contains two cuts, the first of which is
Greg Wilson’s epic thirteen minute edit of ‘Star war’. Wilson needs little
introduction; as one of the UK’s true DJ heroes he started his career back
in 1975 and was a pivotal force in breaking electronic and post disco music
to clubland through his residencies at everywhere from the Wigan Pier to the
Hacienda. For his reworking of ‘Star war’ he turns in a groove laden slice of
deep disco that drips with class from every pore and even after thirteen
minutes leaves you wishing for more!

The flip side of the release sees the wonderful Ray Mang whose DFA release
earlier this year was a huge success. Here he delivers his ‘Dumpy re-rub’ a
chunky, dark edged piece of floorfilling house with an electro/disco twist;
simple, hypnotic and brilliant.

The Revenge – Both of these mixes are ace…full support

Soul Clap (Wolf & Lamb) – ray mang for us! nice laid down disco vibation.

Horse Meat Disco – Great to see Paper back! Both are great …!!

Richard Dorfmeister – NICE!!

Chris Dukenfield – Nicely crafted re-do’s here Greg’s version tips the scales, probably on account of the associated half ton of defunct hardware

Trus’ Me – Feeling the Greg Wilson Edit

Diskjokke – Thanks for reminding me of that fantastic album, listened to it continously in 1998 and will put it back in my bag now. nice remixes, liked Ray Mangs the most.

Eric Duncan (Rub N Tug) – Sounds great!!