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Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Stay Kosmik EP

Long time Paper friend and top notch producer Ralph Myerz is back on with the opening salvo from his forthcoming album….and what a whopper! We mean literally as the first track alone clocks in at just under 15 minutes!

Ralph has been a cornerstone of the Norwegian dance scene since the early 90s when he broke globally with the Jack Herron band and “Think Twice”. Since then he has built up an eye watering body of work that ranges from jacking Chicago house and techno to nu-disco, deep house and hip hop. Last year he won the best electronic album Norwegian Grammy for Supersonic Pulse featuring George Clinton, Snoop Dog and Annie.

But here it’s strictly deep dance floor business.

Acid 4 Eddie is an epic 15 minute track built around a throbbing acid bass helped along by shuffling drums and stabby synths. The bass filters in and out as the dynamics of the track shift in a hypnotic journey, only breaking halfway through for some lighter chords before heading back in to the deep stuff and the acid peak. Then it’s a soft landing as the track winds down to enable one of those smooth running mixes.

Hello Space is a comparatively moderate 10 minutes and a synthy arpeggiated treat with a hint of Italo. Trippy vocal stabs and big atmospherics punctuate the bouncing bass which is reinforced with lead lines. Again the track breaks in the middle with some chords and an 80s synth line while the drums go breakbeat before its back to work.

Finally, Lett Sommarmat picks things up after the first two moody tracks. It uses an easy listening disco sample that is teased in before dropping to take things big room, then its smiles and hugs as the world becomes a better place!

Eli / Charles (Soul Clap / Wolf & Lamb) – Lett Sommarmat on some different future classic visions!

Danny Howells – Sounding stunning!

Skream (R1 play) – Lett Sommarmat went off at the Hideout Festival

Laurent Garnier – Cool EP

Andy Meecham – Bloody brilliant 10/10

X-Press 2 – Great EP

Justin Robertson – Acid 4 Eddie!

Bill Brewster – Nice chuggy acid biznizz.

Eric Duncan – All 3 are super!

Osunlade – Nice EP.

Tensnake – Super Nordic stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin the Acid 4 Eddie.

Claudio Coccoluto – Sounds good.

Tom Middleton – Superb release..thumbs up all around from a big fan..full support.

Groovement Soul – Great EP.

Tunnel FM – Outstanding EP.

Terence (Freak N Chic) – Paper is in the house!

Nick Woolfson (Mock ‘n Toof) – Well produced EP

Bruno (Xinobi (Discotexas) – Left Sommarnmat is a special one!

A Sagittariun (Elastic Dreams) – Gwan Paper Recordings!

Viv / Anstacia (Blond:ish) – Acid 4 Eddie.

Downtown Party Network (Eskimo) – Lett Sommarmat!

Stevie Kotey (Chicken Lips / Bear Entertainment) – Been a fan of Ralph Myerz from the start! They or he always make music I want to play. Nothing has changed!

Greg Churchill – Fuckin’ ace!

80s Child – Great e.p – Acid 4 Eddie is the standout track for me and will be getting the most plays.

Nuno Cacho – This is too good! Will be my power play every summer EPIC EP!

J.Cub & Lil’ Mark – WSM EP

J.Cub & Lil’ Mark have teamed up for three cuts of deep house that sound like they were made specifically for our Paper. Those who know the catalogue will hear flavours of Kenny Hawkes, Head Nodding Society and Dirty Jesus.

J.Cub is man about Leeds town and club owner as well as being one of the people behind Baker Street Records before leaving to concentrate on Eclectic Avenue Records. Lil’ Mark has been releasing records on labels Classic, MFF and Greenkeepers and been championed by jocks like Derrick Carter.

No Time is a shuffling groove with a grinding bassline, subtle sample and minimal keys. That is all the best house music needs and this sucks you in to its hypnotic grasp.

Next up Dark Days has a techier feel with a more straight up swing and digi bass that is layered up with an effected marimba and EFX. Again its all about sticking with the groove as it draws you in but things are keep interesting with the pad that filters in and out along with tripped out vocals

The Dark Dub strips things back even further for trippy house business!

Soul Clap – Classy for dat ass-y. Truly house music!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – No time works every time.

Moodymanc – Stellar stuff from two of the best smelling men in modern house music.

Krysko – Liking the Dark Dub, will get some early doors airing for sure.

Andy Baxter – Lovely deep chilled biz.

Oliver $ – Nice paper!!!

Harri (Sub Club) – Nice work fellas!

Black Mighty Wax – Diggin’ Dark Days… simple, but very effective groove.

Chris Massey – Nice darkroom vibes on a solid houser! Full support!

Christophe (Futureboogie) – Diggin’ this.

Death on the Balcony – Feelin’ the grooves here! Great musical partnership producing the goods!

Max Pask – Dark Days is the one for me.thanks.

Ben Cox – Sexy, hypnotic house. Can’t wait to give this an airing in the Oz sunshine next weekend!!

Murray Richardson – Nice deep shenanigans, into both trax but dark days original is my fav.

Benoit C – No Time for me!

Nathan Detroit – Boomty boooooomp.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – DARK DAYS is cute.

Marius Våreid – Dark Days (OG ) is my fav here, will definitely take it for a spin!

Kit Tacchini – Keep It Down / La Parisian

Kit Tacchini – Keep It Down / La Parisian

1. Keep It Down
2. La Parisian

Sometimes music lands at Paper Towers with no intro or info but it blows our little socks off. This was one of those rare occasions. And the mystery deepens because we have no more information now than the email address we got it from.

Is it Burial? Is it Lord Lucan? Is it John Prescott? Is it Pauline Prescott?! Time will tell but what we do know is that we’ve got two tracks that are club dynamite!

Keep It Down has elements of 80s disco in the big snare and drums but with a bass ripped out the heart of a Moog. Add delayed synths, fills and vocal snippets and it’s a super-heavy peak time basement floor rocker!

La Parisian takes things down a deeper notch with a bumping bass and shuffling, jacking drums. Add 808 handclaps and synth stabs that build and drop and it’s phuture house that acknowledges what has been before but looking firmly front.

A producer is born!

Soul Clap – Jacques my body!

Rocky (XPress-2) – La Parisian!

Maxxi Soundsystem – Judging by the snare is it Howard Jones? I like it!

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin the vibes, totally!

Dj Rocca (Ajello, Crimea X, Erodiscotique) – Love La Parisian!!

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – Great Sounds!

Neil Scott (El Diablos) – Very nice! a producer to watch for in the future..

Stretch Silvester – Love These. Both sound fresh

Richard Seaborne – la Parisian is wicked…lovely and fat

2 Billion Beats – Keep It Down is a monster. Full support!

Space Ranger – Love ” La Parisian” just cool !!

Justin Harris – Really feeling Parisian – support – thanks gents :)

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – La Parsian the one for me! Nice groove

Billy Scurry – Ooff!! Le Parisian is a sure fire killer! 2 great tracks

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”

Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto / GTTR

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Leon Sweet – Beats Slave Auto / GTTR

1. Beat Slave Auto
2. GTTR

Leon Sweet is a producer who paid his dues and has the scars to prove it! He cut his teeth in the madness the free party circuit in the 90s, has been stuck in the middle of a gangster / bouncer showdown in the booth of the MOS whilst DJing and experienced major label meltdown.

And now after a break he’s back with two dance floor bombs for Paper on this debut two track EP for the label.

Beat Slave Auto first came to our attention via the great Billy Scurry who heard it on Soundcloud and pointed it in our direction. It’s a super heavy, hypnotic, pitched down slomo acid track that weighs in at over 10 minutes. Straddling techno, cosmic, house, acid and disco, it twists and turns in to what is proper head music.

On the flip, GTTR lightens things up with a rough as you like disco sample and the vocals of Christabel Cossins. Vox stabs, nagging bass and congas build to a classic piano riff that does what it says on the tin; smiles all round!

REACTIONS

Tensnake – Loving that disco tempo with the deepness and piano. Nice single

Aeroplane – GTTR is really sweet!

Eric Duncan – Great tune!

Soul Clap – GTTR!

The Dead Rose Music Company – Hands in the air greatness!

Reza Athar – “Beat Slave Auto” is definitely the best track in the history of paper. dig it very much.

Krysko – GTTR is a belter… a proper burner.

Billy Scurry – Legendary, been waiting on GTR also fullest of support!!

Neil Diablo – Sheet this track is da bomb son!

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Solid as ever from the Paper camp, GTTR pips it for me …old school baby!!

Nathan Detroit – Sleeeeazy stuff!

2 Billion Beats – Beat Slave, whadda tune.

Kelvin Andrews – Like… will play out kx

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Great track no.2. Love that happy pianooo

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin’ that!

Pathaan – Christ On A Bike ‘Beat Slave Auto’ is everything I want inna TUNE !!!!

Chris Massey – Ace release! Great balearic chuggy goodness on Beat SLave Audio, will sound good on the Croatian shores.

diskJokke – That disco touch aah.

Marius Våreid – GTTR!

Causa (Tusk Wax) – Beat Slave Auto is the pick for me. Great track that keeps you interested all the way.

Ste Hodge – Hands in the air biggie with GTTR – sunshine goodness. ACE !