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De Fantastiske To – Smile EP

Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.

Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.

Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.

Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.

Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.

Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.

Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.

Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! :)

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.

Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.

80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.

Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.

Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.

Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.

Frank Xerox – Dope release!

Pathaan – Great tracks!!

Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.

Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.

Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.

Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.

Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!

Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.

This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support

Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.

Once I Thought by Proviant Audio OUT NOW

Proviant Audio – Once I Thought

1. Original
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”

Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

Neil Diablo, one of Manchester’s unsung heroes steps out from behind the decks to release an EP of future music that ranges from peak time deep house to slo-mo disco.

 


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Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP

1. Let’s Get It On.
2. Yr Mnd Yr (Dub)
3. Take Two

Neil Diablo has been a cornerstone of the Northwest’s club scene over the past ten years through his El Diablo’s Social Club, which has been a bastion for all things disco and house. Booking guests like Greg Wilson and Eric Duncan, it is well known that Neil is the DJ that the crowds go to hear. Out of the night has sprung EDSC Recordings and his vinyl only disco edits as Evil K’Neil on KAT Records that are highly sought after, selling out in days.

Let’s Get It On is deep tribal business headed straight to the main room. It’s teeth are shown once the organ synth comes in for proper heads down foot to the floor deep house that bites. The latter half of the track gives the 303 a run out and it’s all boxes ticked!

Yr Mnd Yr first saw the light of day on the Paper Cuts # 1 compilation earlier in the year, finding favour with DJs like Justin Robertson, Andy Ash and Love From Outer Space’s Sean Johnston. Here he strips things back for a dub that is tough house music, drawing equal inspiration from Detroit, NYC and Chicago.

Finally he flexes his disco muscles on Take Two. Taking things right down, it’s a rolling funk groove with an off-kilter bass, delayed synths, dub stabs and a sample that does it’s thing in slo-mo style. Music for the head and feet.

REACTIONS

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Take Two is ace. I will play it on the radio.

Justin Una Bomber – Each one hits the spot. awesome package of dance floor bombs!!!!

Billy Scurry – Hot As f**k!! Neil is on a roll! let’s get on it nails it.

Moodymanc – Fanbloodytastic!

Sean Johnston (Love From Outer Space) – Nice work.

Murray Richardson – Very very classy indeed – 3 smashing trax – luv it!

Eric Duncan – YEA!!!!!!!

Jacques Renault – Nice one Neil!

Bill Brewster (DJ History) – The last one’s a nice groover. good work Neil!

Joe 90 (Futureboogie) – Two surefire bangers there, can’t wait to play them. Massive win from Neal!

Nathan Detroit – Deep chugs.

Marius Våreid – Take Two is a monster. Love it!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Take Two for me, hands down. Slinky strut … I dig it.

Hunk of a Man – AWESOME!! i’ll play all of these thank you…(“,)… WHOA!

Sleazy McQueen – Dig it!

Cowbell FM – Another quality release, although I’d expect nothing less from the man. Yr Mind Yr is still one of my favourites of this year, but I like the sleaziness of Take Two.

Andy Toka (Inland Knights) – Nice EP, for me the lo-slung vibes on take two are the buisiness, cool tune.

Kahuun – Oh, I love that bass in Let’s Get It On! Proper release lads!

Stuart Patterson – Well dabbled diablo .. yr mind yr and take two the picks for me.

Untitled Music – Dub mix very tasty!

Martin Brew -Nice deepness all round!

Benoit C – Coool EP

Death On The Balcony – Take Two is the one!

PAPER MINIMIX 5

Paper Recordings Minimix 5 by Paper Recordings

The fifth instalment of the Paper Minimix Series goes all jizzy jazzy to celebrate the first whiff of summer. There are tracks new and old blended by purveyor of deep beats, Flash Atkins.

Kahuun – La Rouge
Streetlife Originals – Club 11
Dirty Jesus – Cut The Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Crazy Penis – You Are We (Pooley’s Main Mix)
Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
Problem Kids – Meandering Benders
Harlem Zip Code – Fling Up Your Wig
Daco – Drip Dry (Yam Who? Mix)
Shaboom – Bessie (Reprise)

Daco – Drip Dry

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Paper Recordings are back with Manchester soul warrior Daco for the latest single release including a great remix from the ever consistent Yam Who?

Dave Connally AKA Daco has been releasing quality dance music for the last 20 years on labels like WEA as part of Mellowstate in the early nineties, producing for numerous labels such as Sony Music and working alongside the likes of Zed Bias, The Una Bombers and Finley Quaye. His ‘Aquarium EP’ on Paper in 2009 received broad critical acclaim and support and is now followed up with ‘Drip Dry’.

The A side features the original version of ‘Drip Dry’, a funk laden slice of slo-mo house boogie with warm analogue bass, soulful keys and looped vocal lines leading to an uplifting classic piano line that conjures up the spirit of late eighties house.

The flipside sees Yam Who? take the remix reins and deliver a bumping nu-disco house cut that ups the tempo and brings the moog work to the fore and a distinctly Moroder-esue feel to the proceedings.

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Laurent Garnier : Definitely for my record box. Great tracks!

Una Bombers : Classy piece of retro modernism from Daco. Love it. And the Yamster comes good as always upping the tempo for later in the night. Will be dropping both of these beauties.

Ralph Lawson : Diggin the Yam Who? mix.

Rocky : Love the Yam Who? version.

Jim Baron (Crazy P) : Yes, yes! Our Dave comes up trumps here, lovin it. Massive slo-mo hands in the air &Yamz mix is handy too particularly when the faster drugs have kicked in.

Red Rack’em : Loving the OG and the remix is really cool too – I love the spacey synth action from Yam.

Stuart Patterson : Lush innit. Playlisted for the radio and I’m old enough to play it in a club as well.

Diskjokke : Loved the original, very cool track!

Horse Meat Disco : Yam Who? delivers a super playable rmx

Phat Phil : Yam Who giving it the uplift with a great remix.

Nelson Ramalho : What a fantistic track and a great start for 2011. Both Original and Yam Who? remixes

Chris Coco : Lovely and groovy, original version for me

Martin Brew : Ace!

Neil Scott (El Diablos) : Aceness! Original doing it for me but Yam Who? remix really nice too

Fred Everything : Nice release, Yam Who Remix? for me.

Billy Scurry : Lovin this!! Both strong tracks but the original does it for me, love that swing, bass and piano then great pads… Monster!!

DJ Alex From Tokyo : 2 sweet modern boogie jams!

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Nice slice of 80’s style vibes

Bonar Bradberry : Really cool! Yamz mix sounds grrreat!

Leftside Wobble : Both versions ooze class but mid tempo grooves of the original definitely tip it for me.

Mathew Krysko : Boogie boogie boogie – like the original.

The Dead Rose Music Company : I love the original, real low down soundtrack to a disco extravaganza. Yam’s mix wasn’t what I was expecting, the arp groove is sick and will get played for sho!!! Big love and respect to the synth pads.

Flash Atkins – Make Your Move

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‘Make Your Move

(b/w Atjazz and Ashley Beedle Rmxs)

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The Superhero past his prime, Flash Atkins is back with a timeless release of deep slow burning soul that shows off his chops as a producer and is backed with some heavyweight mixes to boot.  Featuring Crazy P’s Danielle Moore at her sultry best, the original has live bass, drums, guitar, horns and guitar plus Rhodes and electronics all wrapped up in a killer 90BPM 4/4 groove.

Atjazz pitches things up for some classic deep house in his own inimitable style, laying down an afro groove, shuffling percussion, gorgeous pads and keys that taunt and tease before the bass hits.  He then brings out the heart and soul of the song before taking out the bass and stripping it back down to create a hypnotic middle section reminiscent of Global Underground’s The Way.  The bass and keys then re-emerge for the soulful end….ahhhhh.

Ashley Beedle, a man who’s had his sticky paws in some of the best dance music of the past twenty years takes the track in a psychedelic rock direction.  He gives it a heavyweight drum groove and showcases Danielle’s vocals, using plenty of the original parts but adding some heavily effected guitars and percussion to superb effect.

The Reprise strips the original mix of all its beats and let’s Danielle’s vocals soar over the Rhodes; and finally Atjazz and Ashley Beedle’s dubs are included for those allergic to vocals!

Overall a release of incredibly high quality that sees Flash Akins coming of age.

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Rocky (X-Press 2) : Atjazz getting played on this week’s show. Closing track. Beeeutiful

Jazzanova : My fav is the Atjazz Remix. Sound and arrangement is great.

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) : Original is great, Ashley Beedle mix is fav though.

The Revenge : What a package – most of these mixes will be getting played.

Mathew Krysko : Paper’s back with a happy chugger – nice one Flash.

Rub n Tug : Cooooool

Chris Duckenfield : Lovely slinky ‘Delta House’ styles from Sir Beedle. Bonus Blender particularly tasty & some fine Herbertesque scrubbings from AJ as well.

Wolf & Lamb : Jeez… Beedle killed it here!! Amazing, musical remix… my pick of the bunch.

James Teej (Rekids) : Awesome fucking release, finally some real music! The original is dope as hell, and the Ashley Beedle is smashing.
Peter Kruder : Mellow & nice

Osunlade : Love the Atjazz remix.

Roberto Rodriguez (Compost / Freerange) : 5 star release here. Really good original with excellent remixes. Full steam ahead!

Leo Zero : Loving this slo-mo funker! – Original Mix and Ashley mix for me!

Jay Tripwire : Adding the Atjazz Remix to my RA Chart immediately, amazing project. All the mixes have a time and a place.

Leftside : Great package, all mixes will be played but especially liking the original mix for those sultry Sunday Soul sessions.

Luke Howard : Very nice slow groove, cute vocals and lyrics. Right up my strasse.

Danny Mac : What can I say. Wicked! This is going straight to the front of the box!!! X

Balihu : Nice warm and soulful and i also like the little acid touch…:)))

Jimpster : Atjazz Instrumental! Gorgeous!