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SLEAZY MCQUEEN – RECONNECT EP

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Sleazy disco


PAPD 23 – Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect E.P. by Paper Recordings

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Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect EP
1 We Need To Reconnect feat. Anne Montone
2 Rollin’ Me By
3 Under My Spell

Florida resident Sleazy McQueen has been making his own brand of disco for labels like Bearfunk, Hairy Claw and Whiskey Disco. With clean off-kilter production and clever samples, it’s unmistakable, fresh and funk-fuelled. Now he’s done his first EP for Paper and it’s a bobby belter!

First up, We Need To Reconnect takes 1991 and drops it firmly in 2011. It’s got Strictly Rhythm sounding bass, NYC garage piano, analogue synth lines (featuring Gazeebo Intl), disco drums and a hefty bottom end. Add Anne Montone’s vocal and it’s a floor filler that sounds like it’s from the golden age of house.

Next up is the slow burning deep hypnotic disco of Rollin’ Me By, that has hints of Tom Tom Club and Metro Area. Heavily chorused synths, nagging bass and muted guitar makes it deep and immersive plus a clever arrangement provides great dynamics.

Finally, Under My Spell takes it down a notch with a spooky keys and a vocal sample wrapped around a tuned out bass. The whole is a super deep house / disco hybrid.

He’s on tour in Europe for the whole of November so go and tip him a wink

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n’ Tug / Still Going) – ‘NICE!!’

Rocky (X-Press 2) – ‘Nice weirdness. Good.’

Red Rack’em – ‘I like Rollin Me By. Nice!’

Leftside Wobble – ‘Great homage to 90’s piano house.’

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – ‘Always quality from Sleazy McQueen… Rollin me by is DOPE.’

Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance) – ‘We Need to Connect has definitely got a spot of the Turntable Orchestras about it. Definitely one for the dancefloor.’

Stuart Patterson (Faith) – ‘all about we need to reconnect for me , radio and clubs plays for sure’

David Dunne – ‘Love track 1!’

Death On The Balcony – ‘Reconnect!! thanks for this.. support’

Andy Ash – ‘Its all about ‘We need to reconnect’ for me.. Really nice.’

Cosmo Vitelli – ‘Like Under my spell’

Social Disco Club – ‘Dig the piano track, nice one!’

Reverend Milo Speedwagon – ‘House – is where you live…garage is where you park your car. Rollin me by is my pick – plays out for sure!’

Neil Diablo – ‘Great EP. Nice one…’

Christophe (Futureboogie) – ‘Love this release, all tracks Aces.’

Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – ‘Everything I love about house music all in 1 track.. NICE!’

Daco – ‘Rollin’ Me By is Rollin’ – Love!’

Q-Burns Abstract Message – ‘Digging the groovy creep of “Rollin’ Me By” … lovely building synth action and soda can percussion.’

Drop Out Orchestra – ‘We love all three tracks but We Need To Reconnect is exactly what we’re after, the extraordinary way the lights fall on objects, the masterful use of the hyper colours, and of course the general context – nothing short of breathtaking.’

Billy Scurry – ‘Big sleazy fan… this is the shizz, every track is a winner… top vibe!!’

Solid State – ‘3 slices of delicious retro-future house, all keepers and players… Full support again, thanks for sending!’

Iron Curtis – ‘hey guys, thanks for sending this! “under my spell” is my choice in here. nice stripped down groover… cheers johannes’

Ruf Dug – ‘Feelin under my spell a LOTTT!’

Cazbee (Mixed Blood Cutz) – ‘Great EP…’

Miguel Migs – ‘Cool EP with some nice cuts here thanks…’

Flash Atkins – Make Your Move

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‘Make Your Move

(b/w Atjazz and Ashley Beedle Rmxs)

Paper Recordings

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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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Flash Atkins
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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!