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Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why

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Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why

1. Original
2. Flash Atkins Mix
3. Sleazy McQueen Mix
4. Leon Sweet’s Negative Positive Dub Mix
5. Instrumental

Richard Seaborne has been described as “ginger and hard partying”. Quite what this means to the music he makes we don’t know but it could be important at some point. The Reasons Why is his debut for Paper Recordings and has been catching the attention on Soundcloud of the likes of Bill Brewster, Cosmic Boogie and Faith’s Dave Jarvis.

The original is a low-slung slice of garage disco that could have come out of NYC in the mid-90s. It’s got nagging percussion, a super heavy kick, driving hats and wobbling sub all wrapped round a chunky sample. The deadpan vocals are a take-down of a former lover and there’s something of the drag queen scene in it’s pithy bitchiness and attitude.

Flash Atkins takes it deep and dancefloor for a heads down main room shoe shuffler. It’s tribal and hypnotic with analogue synths washing in and out while the shifting bass takes centre stage as the vocals tell their story.

Next up Sleazy McQueen brings out The Reasons Why’s disco heart with a mix that sounds like a mirror ball on a Saturday night. With a popping Orange Juice bass circa Rip It Up, synth toms, that sample and classic house piano it’s modern disco at it’s best

Another new signing Leon Sweet brings his own pitched-down bottom heavy chugging sensibility to the table. He nags the vocal in before the tech bass sets off and the track builds with congas and acid line in to a reverbed big floor head-masher

Finally, the instrumental finished things off for those allergic to vocals.

REACTIONS

Doc Martin – Viva le Paper!

Drop Out Orchestra – Flash Atkins does it again!!!

Tensnake – Nice single, my favourite is the Sleazy Mcqueen remix.

Roberto Rodriguez – Yeah this is cool. Loving the bass in the original and the remixes are ace also!

Ralph Myerz – Loving the Sleazy McQueen & Flash Atkins mixes, full support. Another superstrong quality release from Paper.

The Glimmers – Great!

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – I like the original very much.

diskJokke – AAAACE!!!!!

Hannah Holland – Wicked release, Sleazy McQueen is the one for me.

Aeroplane – Great, thanks!

Neil Diablo – Ace release. Like the sleazy production of the leon sweet remix the best but an all round good package.

Reza Athar – Leon Sweet is one hell of a fresh new comer. Loved his first EP on Paper and his mix on this is absolutely the one for me.

Marius Våreid – Sleazy McQueen is really doing a great job on his mix here, it’s my fav track on this great EP!

Andy Baxter – Very cool and very funny.

Trent Grimes (MOS) – This has made my day! Sleazy is on fire at the moment and Flash is always on point!

Tony Nwachukwu – Heavy!

Nick Holder (DNH) – I’m digging this!

Gareth Sommerville – Hahahaha. OG, Flash Atkins and Leon Sweet mixes all vying to be my favourite. Will play loads.

Sleazy McQueen – Such a pretty and nice song, it’s the kind I want my wife to sing me.

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Wa ha! Great lyrics, love it. Not got past the original yet! Chosen the original mix on the basis this is where the rest of the ace mixes came from.

Stevie Sole – Solid grooves from paper again.

Cole Medina – Like the original the best, nice remixes too!

Nuno Cacho – WOW!!! What a release!!!! Love the hard kick with post-disco flavour, Flash rocks!! On my radio show for sure, the problem will be which one?

Nelson Ramalho – Original and Sleazy McQueen are my favourites. Great package and all remixes are great and it’s great that there’s the instrumental too.

Billy Scurry – Really digging all the interpretations, hard to pick a fav as all are pretty smokin’. Full support for all!!

Jerry Bouthier (Kitsune) – Lovely samples, like the original best.

Causa (Tusk Wax) – Fine package, the Leon Sweet mix is my favourite. Top chugging business!

Stuart Patterson – Original is pick of a good bunch.

Ste Hodge – Dirty low-down goodness – big love xx

2 Billion Beats – Mega City One

2 Billion Beats mix their love of the 80s, house music, disco, handlebar moustaches and side chaining in to a sound that references the past but puts it firmly in the phuture. With recent releases on 3am Records and getting love from DJs like Pete Herbert, Crazy P, Toby Tobias and Psychemagik they are one of the next generation of producers spinning house on it’s head.

For Mega City One they have gone deep and widescreen. With a sparkly riff that a rock solid bass nails down, the track introduces some Rhodes before building to the break. Then comes the acid and it’s a trip for the head and feet as the tracks ebbs and flows with the atmosphere and dance floor dynamics set to 10.

Next up, the King of Norway Ralph Myerz suitably steps up to the plate, being 2 Billion Beats’ favourite ever producer. Keeping it deep but with a lighter mood, he goes for a Balearic disco vibe and hits a bullseye! Vocoders, NRG bass, crisp production and the original riff give it a classic Paper house sound.

Joe Morris goes more nu-disco with analogue bass and acid, sax and stabbing synths that lock things down before the piano chords. When they come in it’s that dance floor moment you go looking for.

Finally Flash Atkins heads in the opposite direction with a mix that’s deep and moody. Over broken beats, it weaves it’s way through a soundscape of arpeggiated synths, live bass, delayed guitars and percussion to the break where it drops to nothing but a messed up gospel vocal. Then the track elements are re-introduced before strings finish things off nicely.

REACTIONS

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – Original is very oddball but kinda cool. Reminds me a bit of those proggy early 90s UK house records.

Bonar Bradberry – Joe Morris mix lovely and deep!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – The original is super nice.

Shane Jackson (Fish Go Deep) – Like the original mix a lot. A rock solid groove with big, bold, confident melodies. Looking forward to playing.

Roberto Rodriguez – Oh yes! Really nice release! The mixes are cool but i think i will go for the original.

Mighty Mouse – Love the Ralph Myers remix.

Andy Ash – Love the original!

Pete Herbert – Superb EP.

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Original is nice, but it’s the somewhat melancholic Flash Atkins mix for me. Lovely.

Lewis Dene – Damn sexy music!

Benoit C – Coooooooooool ep

Craig Woodrow – Great! Strong stuff!

Havana Candy – Original mix for me. Top house music. Good work fellas

Greg Fenton (DMC) – Flash Atkins version works best for me.

Murray Richardson – Nice mixes all round here, Joe’s mix is lovely but Lord Flash pants lifts the trophy for me.

Nutritious – Impeccable!

Stuart Patterson – What a lovely record.. now just which to pick uuuuummmmm

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Very good release-nice optins on the mixes. Uplifting chords and all very playable-maybe the Flash Atkins is not a dancefloor option but its mood and progression makes it fave.

Cowbell Radio – Cracking stuff as always. Very hard to pick a favourite but I’m a sucker for strings and we don’t hear enough of them nowadays, so the Flash remix tips the scales for me!

Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine?

Flash Atkins new EP

Deep disco vibes from Flash!

Super-numpty Flash Atkins is back with a new EP and it’s a bobby belting package of deep nu-disco vibes.

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Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine? feat. Sally Garozzo

1. Original
2. Dubstramental
3. Hot Toddy Mix
4. Jamie L Mix
5. Havana Candy Mix

Flash Atkins is a Super Hero who is neither super nor a hero. In fact he’s pretty much a waste of space who would sell his own grandmother for a free drink.

However he does still have the ability to manipulate sound and uses it to make high-grade house music for Paper Recordings.

Did You Forget To Shine? is deep nu-disco that first saw the light of day earlier in the year (in edited form) on the label’s warmly received compilation, Paper Cuts # 1.

Featuring the vocals of Sally Garozzo and based around an analogue bass riff, the track weaves hypnotically with pads and synths before stripping things back in the second half. A rhythm guitar is then introduced that builds things back up to the end.

Next up, there’s an instrumental version for those allergic to vocals. Keeping all the original elements but with added synth lines to keep the track bubbling, it again builds to the rhythm guitar and pads at the end.

First off the blocks, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy is welcomed back in to the Paper fold with an ace mix of deep soulful house. A rubber bass pins things down whilst snatches of vocals and Rhodes make way for a tougher synth riff to get it rocking.

Man of mystery Jamie L does his leftfield disco thing and works the groove over a live bass, lazy low-slung beat and live claps. It’s locked in heads down tackle that layers up the riff with a synth that changes it up a gear.

Finally Havana Candy brings his analogue sensibility to the mix with a deep and techy version that uses elements of the original and full vocals but with added pads, giving it a timeless Balearic electronic flavour.

DJ Nutritious – Possibly my favourite release of the year!

Roberto Rodriguez – Nice new song from Flash! All the versions are cool, but i think i will spin the Jamie L mix the most.

Andy Ash – Cool track, Hot Toddy remix is really nice.

Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!

Miguel Migs – Digging the “jamie L remix” and also the “dubstrumental”.

El Harvo (Future Boogie) – Feeling this!

Fred Everything – Straight to the Hot Toddy for predictable ‘ol me.

Drop Out Orchestra – Lovely. Original all the way

Cristophe (Futureboogie) – Loving the vocal and groove on this. Hot. Will play the original and the Hot Toddy mix.

Red Rack’em – Digging the Jamie L remix. Will play it on my show I think…

Dicky Trisco – Feeling that Jamie L mix!

Rune Lindbaek – Top stuff.

Lost My Dog – I’ll have a Hot Toddy please barman.

Daniel Solar – Original and/or Hot Toddy Remix. Not exactly sure yet. But overall a very nice release :-)

Sleazy McQueen – well, I heard the samples for Jamie L and Havana Candy and knew it was a good package, but to add Hot Toddy– now I know it’s GREAT!

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash is back….loving the grove on the Jamie L remix.

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – hot Toddy mix wins.

Trent Grimes (MOS Australia) – Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry Bouthier – Nice! Supporting.

Pete Gooding – Nice track, hot toddy mix is best for me.

Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Ooh yeh, Toddy’s mix for me. no surprises there then!

The Lovely Jonjo – So sexy really good slow groover.

Cowbell Radio – Another strong all-round package, a bit like Flash’s codpiece! Always had a lot of love for the original but for my dancefloor I think Hot Toddy just wins by a nose.

Harri – Nice tune Ben…..full support : )

Henri Kohn – Great singles. Hot Toddy mix for me but all mixes are hot.

Inland Knights – Jamie L mix is the one for me.

Jonny Miller – More quality from the most rubbish superhero of all time. The orig, dub and havana mixes would fit nicely into the deep disco set alongside Maurice Fulton, the toddy will work for the deep house bods and jamie’s mix i think will appeal to your joy orbison type people with expensive glasses. That mix i think is my fav mix too X JM

Death on the Balcony – Hot Toddy please!!!

Mighty Mouse – Original mix for me, great track, full support.

Marius Våreid – Hahaha, fantastic intro following this release! It is quality all the way here, but the Hot Toddy mix is my choice for the dance floor. My personal fav is the dubstramental of the OG. Well done!

Kiko Navarro – Good release, i will play Hot Toddy mix.

This Is Why We Dance – Quality underground disco-deep shizzle.

Stuart Patterson – oh no! Flash has gone will bent, must be all the lycra outfit, thankfully Hot Toddy bounces to the rescue and Jamie L darks it up. Oh damn, i might even play the original.

Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!

Bottin – Nice Toddy.

Moodymanc – All about the Hot Toddy.

Ian Pooley – HOT TODDY -&rt; LoVE !!!!!!

Aldrin Zouk – Sexy groovy original, dub & Hot Toddy remix.

PROVIANT AUDIO – TAKE ME BACK REMIXES

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1 Take Me Back (Proviant Audio’s Next Level Disco Mix) 

2 Take Me Back (Brennan Green Mix)

3 Take Me Back (Atella’s Loveboat Mix)

4 All This Time (Daco Mix)

Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born is the 3rd single from album ‘Real Love Tastes Like this!’ by Proviant Audio AKA Mathias Stubø. When we asked him to re-edit the original he went away and did a whole new remix, exchanging the Latin vibes for more choppy disco elements.

Brooklyn based Brennan Green, who has previously released on DFA, Balihu and his own Chinatown imprint is up next with a stripped down, hypnotic Latin disco jam that sticks closely to the original.

Next up is the winner of the Paper remix competition winner from earlier this year, Atella. The fellow Norwegians deliver a remix which wonks out the original parts to create a 4/4 take that drops and filters for maximum floor action.

Finally, Paper stable member Daco is back with a cool mid tempo mix of All This Time reminiscent of early 80’s NY proto house releases. It is deep, soulful and oozing with quality, reframing the vocals from the energetic original in to a heavy vibing beauty.

Rune Lindbaek – Brennan for me floors….tune!
Cosmic Boogie – That Proviant Audio mix sounds MASSIVE!
Hot Toddy – Loving Proviant Audio’s Next Level Mix.
Roberto Rodriguez – Very nice remix pack! Loving the Daco mix of All This Time especially.
DJ Alex From Tokyo – Take me back is a GREAT fun carnival party track! Brennan’s remix is a KILLER!! All This Time is a great boogie number.
Stuart Patterson – Sheeeet, you know how much I love Proviant Audio but these mixes are top floor. Can’t wait to play this space funk disco shit.
Jim Baron (Crazy P) – It’s Daco’s mix all the way. Quality.
Nutritious – WOW. Every mix here is pure bliss.
Billy Scurry – Excellently diverse mixes, all really great and will play ‘em all, but the Daco one sneaks it for me… love the vibe.
Sleazy McQueen – Oh, this is fantastic.
Stevie Sole Middleton – Feeling this and the label and general.
Fred Everything – Lovely stuff.
Scope – Soooooooooooooo good! What an EP!
Ralph Myerz – Another amazing release by the amazing Proviant Audio, this is 6/5!
Neil Diablo – Dacos mix rocks.
Miguel Campbell – Nice all round disco ep!
Diskjokke – Nice remixes from Brennan Green and Atella.
Tim Tummy Touch – Love this lot!
Stretford Dog’s Club – Really like Atella’s Loveboat mix and All This Time.
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Great release!