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Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – “Breathe 1,2,3” – Out Now!

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Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe
1. Original
2. House Mix
3. House Dub
4. Down Tempo Mix

Justin Harris, an acid house warrior since 1987 finally arrives on Paper with his debut release 1,2,3 Breathe. His CV boasts gigs at clubs like Panorama Bar, Fabric, The End, Back To Basics and Robert Johnson and remixes for The Human League, Tiefshwartz and Mathew Herbert on labels like Classic, SWAG, Crosstown Rebels and 20 20 Vision. Amongst his many collaborations, Freaks with Luke Solomon is best know for their leftfield take on house and groundbreaking label MFF.

Breathe 1,2,3 is deep house with a soul that has a stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Minimal drums, analogue bass, piano and synth strings set things up for Laura Vane’s heart felt and timeless vocals.

The house mix ups drive and tempo but retains the deepness. Along with additional classic house stabs, the piano and strings give the track some nice chord progressions as the vocals tell their story.

The dub strips things back even more with the vocal stabbing and out as the music unfolds.

Finally, the down tempo mix breaks things right down for a lush version that aims at the hairs on your back of you neck and hits.

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – Very good indeed!

Sleazy McQueen -I ‘m feeling the midtempo vibes, for sure!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Im digging this!

Tensnake – Nice to have back such a legend!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Quality!

Stuart Patterson – Proper variations on the mixes .. enjoying it all especially main house mix and the down tempo mix.

Olle Abstract – Glad to see Justin back in full form! Really dig both house mixes. The downtempo mix sounds healthy. And slow!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Nice one … it’s the mid-tempo mix for me. Thanks!

Billy Scurry – Solid beats and production, digging the mid and down mixes.

Lil Mark – Brilliant productions here from Justin.

Harri (Sub Club) – House dub for me.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice release, always liked Laura’s voice since One Eye Shut, top work

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Prefer the dubbier housey versions.

Untitled Music – House mix doing the business.

Chinny (Cowbell Radio) – Nice work Paper folk x

Tunnel FM – Dope house mixes… absolutely support.

Paul Corey – The house mix and dub esp.

Chris Da Mentalist – Love This. House mix doing things for me.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Nathan Detroit – Love Mr Freaks always.. nice EP

Pete Gooding – V nice!

Chris Massey – House mix all the way for me. Big sing-a-long vibes at 5am on the dancefloor.

Steve Parry – Uber cool houser, loving the vocal too. Really good.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Excellent stuff, loving both house mix and the mid tempo mix, the type of quality I expect from paperecordings.

Sam Divine (Defected) – Very good!

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!

Archive Reactions from the beginning of Paper………

Whether its Roger S and his late night response or Rocky and Mark the Problems Kids sending banter via our prehistoric fax machine back in the mid nineties these reaction forms are a true sight to behold – kept in a pile and discover after a house move they shine a light on the origins and begins of one of the UKs most seminal dance labels.

SLEAZY MCQUEEN – RECONNECT EP

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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…’

PROVIANT AUDIO – TAKE ME BACK REMIXES

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PAPD24 – Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born by Paper Recordings

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Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born


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!