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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.

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!

Joe Morris – Tropical Highway EP

Joe has been releasing music on some of the best UK labels of the moment including EDSC and Is It Balearic? and now the man from Clandestino is back with the follow up to his last EP just in time for summer. Tropical Highway follows the same format with one deep house houser and two gorgeous balearic nodders.

“Always” leads the pack and is aimed at that 3am moment when you’re parked in front of the speaker and living for the moment. Crisp reverbed percussion and a shuffling sub lay the foundations for keys that look towards Detroit. An old school sample helps build the track with strings and pads until the drop is reached and not a moment too soon, that kind of intensity can only be kept up for so long! Then it’s back down to the business of getting stuck in.

“Elysium” has a side chained chorused pad, gentle percussive keys, strings, a trippy vocal sample and the only thing missing is the sound of the lapping sea. It weaves it’s hypnotic magic as the synths and pads play counter melodies off each other sounding like a lost 90s Cafe Del Mar classic which is no bad thing in our book!

“Fireflies” carries on the same tip with filtered pads that are heavy on atmosphere as the bass moves around them. A stabby synth pushes the track along as the drums build and drop with the keys giving it that balearic hook.

So when you’re watching the sun go down and enjoying the perfect Ibiza / Croatia / Thailand / Yorkshire (delete where appropriate) moment , the Tropical Highway EP will be the soundtrack!

DJ Rocca – Nice bass driven deep house.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Elysium and Fireflies are the ones.

Murray Richardson – Love this, love Paper!

Will Tramp – Great EP. Loving the package! Well done Joe

80s Child – Always is the track that will be getting the most plays from me great stuff :)

Russell Deeks – Always for me here but liking the other two as well

Nuno Cacho – I love the balearic ones… This is so good and fresh for my summer!

Que Sakamoto – Thank u!!I will play a lots Always.luvly!!

Dan J – Really into ‘always’. lovely track!

Ulysses – Nice stuff. Reminds me a little of mellower Pagan releases.

Ed Bigland – Elysium our favourite, balance is just right on this one.

Marius Vareid (Full Pupp) – Elysium is perfect summer business!

Pathaan – Love it!

DJ Tomas – Real strong sense of chords and synths on these tracks in the fine tradition of Guidance or Prescription Records, good company to be in!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Lovely sun-drenched beats all over the EP. Elysium will be soundtracking my sunsets all Summer, the best Balearic track I’ve heard this year so far!

2 Billion Beats – Really liking the vibes on this- good beach or late night lose yourself in your own head vibes. The feeling reminds me a bit of AFX -selected ambient werks…

Feodor AllRight – Fireflies is lovely

Billy Scurry – Excellent! really digging Always, hit me like Don Carlos..Alone did many years ago…Awesome!! top class EP!! now wheres that beach?!?

Somerville & Wilson – Nice deep house vibes.Always is our favourite.

Aldrin Zouk – Elysium is a nice summertime tune.

Neil Diablo – Elysium is the one for me. lush summery Adriatic vibes…

Groovement Soul – WOW I just love Elysium and Fireflies. This EP is a slice of blissed out heaven. Will be playing Elysium all summer.

Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica) – Nice vibes for daytime ibiza on Elysium and Fireflies , will play on the radio and the beach

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Lovely release. All 3 tracks are magic.

Joe Morris – Horizons EP

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Joe Morris – Horizons EP

1. Over My Head
2. Zazous
3. Sky Drops

Joe Morris has been earning his stripes as a DJ for over 20 years and more recently as a producer with releases on 3am, Nang, EDSRC and Baker Street. He is also promoter of the Leeds based Clandestino parties that burn a hole in the Northern underground. Joe can be found party starting behind the decks at places like the Electric Elephant and all over the UK and Europe.

Over My Head kicks things off and is main room deep house with plenty of soul. Wrapped around an analogue bass riff and synth stabs, it’s techy drums keep building to a vocal sample that gives it that all-important feeling. The track twists and turns with builds and drops for aces high dancefloor dynamics.

Next up, Zazous takes up Joe’s trademark Balearic signature sound with warm pads, drums and a touch of old school. Synth strings, washes, arps and stabs let the track ebb and flow like the Med lapping at your feet with a sundowner in your hand!

Sky Drops slows things down a notch but keeps it Balearic. Again taking it’s influence from the golden era of house, it’s the sound of Ibiza in the 90s when optimism and smiling faces were all that counted. Lush chords, strings and pianos immerse you in a world where all is good and pulsing to a house beat.

Laurent Garnier – Emoional deep moody tracks, great EP! Will play for sure!

Psychemagik – Will play out for sure!

Tensnake – Deep and spacey, quality Paper stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Over My Head is rad!

Richard Norris – Bally-eric niceness! Where’s the beach?

Ralph Myerz – Really diggin Sky Drops! Full support!!!!!!!!

Oliver $ – Feeling Zazous.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Sky Drops my fave.

Moonboots (Aficionado) – Sky Drops is lovely

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Very nice.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Sky Drops is my fave from the EP

Hannah Holland – Really love Sky Drops for warm flavours.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Trancy little outing, like it.

Krysko (WEHP) – Really diggin’.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – All great tracks.

Will Tramp – Top stuff, great EP!

4 Clubbers – Cracking EP from Joe, summery, balearic vibes from the top drawer. Will review!

Nathan Detroit – Lovely chugger.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Phat Phil Cooper – Just when I thought this was not happening for me, WHAM… SKY DROPS… lovely lovely stuff…

Space Ranger – Very nice EP.

Murray Richardson – Smashing release, like all the trax and will be perfect for the Rebel Waltz 15th birthday party this w/end

Kiko Navarro – Very good EP, each one on a different mood.

Chris Coco – Really deep and lovely. Perfect for the Melodica radio show.

Billy Scurry – Niiiiiiccceeee!!! Absolutely beautiful.Digging the production and feel on all tracks.

Richard Seaborne – Very much like Over My Head…great vox…early morning biz…but the tech deepness of Zazous gets my vote…wicked stuff.

Jon Freer – Zazous is cool!

Nick Holder (DNH) – I’m digging Sky Drops!

Cowbell Radio – Hard to pick between Zazous and Sky Drops, both Balearic beauties, lovely stuff!

Aldrin Zouk – Sky Drops for me.

Nelson Ramalho – Great job I’ll be supporting these tracks.

Craig Woodrow – Northern underground …yum!

CP (Inkfolk) – Fantastic EP, Sky Drops for me

Richard Seaborne – Girl Music EP

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Richard Seaborne – Girl Music EP

1. Date Night
2. I Know You Love Me
3. Belle Choses

Richard Seaborne is back with a three track EP that oozes deep disco and demonstrating why he is a producer to watch. Always armed with an unexpected vocal and crisp production, big things are round the corner.

Richard first appeared on Paper with The Reasons Why. It was deadpan take-down of a former lover that rocked the floors of Aeroplane, Horsemeat Disco, Doc Martin, Roberto Rodriguez, Eric Duncan and Tensnake to name just a few.

Date Night kicks things off and is a hypnotic deep house nagger with a recurring delayed synth stab that filters in and out. Set over Richard’s swinging drums it works the groove with a crushed vocal to add melody and intrigue. Suitable for beard strokers and disco queens alike.

I Know You Love Me has gorgeous reverbed percussion over disco beats and a feel good sample. Add an easy listening vocal that sounds like it’s never belonged anywhere else and you’ve got a timeless track that is deceptively deadly!

To round things off Belle Choses finds it’s groove in a locked down disco sample and drives that bad boy all the way home! With live broken house beats it draws you in with it’s repetitiveness, off set by filtering, disco toms, camp vocal, samples and efx firing off for detonation!

DJ Reaction

Tensnake – “usual quality form paper, nice deep house disco hybrid, I know You Love Me is sweet”

Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – “Great ep from Richard, “I KNow You Love Me”, is my pick”

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – “me choses belle choses!”

Sleazy McQueen – “This is really quite nice and I’m sure I will play all three, quality as always from Mr. RS”

Sean Johnston (ALFOS//Hardway Bros) – “Will give date night a go, sounds great”

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Super cool”

Rocky (X-Press 2) – “Date Night ace.”

Oliver $ – “nice package feeling i know you love me”

Moodymanc – “nice vibes…”

James Teej (My Favourite Robot) – “cool release, diggin date night a lot. ”

Neil Scott (El Diablos) – “well touch me up on the back seat of the cinema… if only all date nights were exciting as this one! Huge EP”

Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – “lovely disco tech..”

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) – “Love the subtlety of “Belle Choses”

Drop Out Orchestra – “woha! loving this!”

2 Billion Beats – “Belle smacks of old school Paper with a 2013 twist. Lovvit”

Dean Sunshine Smith – “I do like ‘I know you love me’ and it will sit in some forthcoming sets for sure.”

Bobby Beige – “Nice three tracks of deepness here from Richard with my personal fave Belle Choses but all good here ”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “I Know You Love Me is definitely working for me, with Belle Choses a close second”

Bogdan Taran (Dancebox.net) – “lovely lovely lovely deep disco stuff, all the tune are great!!”

Simon Wright (Data Transmission) – “Oh oh oh, now this reminds of classic Paper of old. Nice one.”

Helene DJ Mag – “I heart Richard Seaborne’s tunes! ‘Date Night’ rocks!”

Sam Devine (Defected) – “like that, really nice!”

Cowbell Radio – “Solid release, love the vocals and the samples and pretty much anything released by Richard. Date Night probably the most dancefloor friendly, I know you love me definitely the most catchy!”

Nelson Ramalho – “Cracking sounds on these tracks. Smooth and funky disco can best describe this EP! Thanks for the release I’ll be supporting all three for sure!”

Chris Da Mentalist – “As always paper delivers the goods to a high standard. Love Belle Choses”

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”

Farley Silvester – After Hours

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Farley Silvester

After Hours

1. Original Mix
2. Early Mix
3. Late Mix

Two bona-fide heavyweights of the dance scene return to Paper with their second release after last year’s Jam Down Beat Down. Terry Farley helped write the book on acid house and continues to fly the flag for all things quality through Faith and the Boys Own parties. Stretch Silvester is involved with music for fashion and ads as well as concentrating on his “Bring Back The Future” boogie record label.

After Hours is dubbed out peak-time house music that arrives with a thump. The original takes the nagging “after hours “ vocal and sets it over a bouncing sub. Rattling drums keep it driving along along with tripped out keys.

The early mix strips things back with a more wild-pitch bent. Reverbs are used to bring out the drops and that sub keeps bouncing along.

Finally the late mix replaces the bass with a more analogue line and brings in some extra synths. It’s a fine package of quality house music that Stretch and Terry Farley have built their reputation on.

REACTIONS

Tensnake – It’s always a pleasure to listen to the works of these guys. I love all versions, but the original is my fave.

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Ooo yeah this is large!! Essential house music alert!

Simon Baker – Liking this!! Not sure which mix i prefer! Maybe Late!

Doc Martin – Solid release for sure!!! Mr. Farley gets much love around our way. Can’t wait to play this in Tokyo on the weekend!!!

Rocky – Fabulous.

Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith – The late mix for me, nice shuffling head nodding business!

Krysko – Reminds me of being ‘heads down’ and ‘flat out’ going for it at 4am in Basics in the late 90’s. This, is a good thing. Ace.

Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ these hypnotic groove driven beats.

Mitch Davis – Another quality release. All three mixes are solid.

Billy Scurry – Excellent full frontal house assault!! Full sweaty support!!!

The Lovely Jonjo – So flippin lovely, can’t wait to play the late vesion out this weekend.

untitledmusic – Classy

Nathan Detroit – PUMPERS!

Phuturelabs – Loving this EP. Hard to pick a favourite.

Sonny Wharton – Nice vibes – like these alot, thanks for sending :)

Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – Dancefloor food for the connoisseur.

George Toolroom – Fantastic and will be played by me at every party I play at.

Dubble D – Cool pack of really useful tracks to dj with, thank God some people haven’t forgotten!

Chris Todd (Crazy P / Hot Toddy) – NIce! Like all 3 mixes.

Andy Baxter – Love these.

diskJokke – Love it!

Paper Radio 5 – Winter ’13

Paper Radio is back with a heavyweight dose of music, interviews and mixes. Alongside Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) in the presenting hotseat is 2 Billion Beats’ Tom Lonsborough and between them they play a damn fine selection of music that’s been out, will be out, is nearly out and won’t be out for a long time.

There are interviews with Terry Farley, Rocky (X-Press 2) and Tom from Psychemagik who also does an exclusive 30 minute mix featuring brand new remixes hot off the desk.

Worth getting involved!

TRACKLISTING

Jamie L – Dubbin’ The Burg
Crazy Penis – Do It Good (Tom Middleton Mix)
2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye

TERRY FARLEY INTERVIEW

Farley Silvester – After Hours (Original)
Hot Toddy – Muthasucka (Ron Basejam Mix)
Salt City Orchestra – Theme From…..
Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why (Original)

PSYCHEMAGIK INTERVIEW

PSYCHEMAGIK MIX

Les Mondes Engloutis – Aliço vs Çağrı (Psychemagik 5am Mix)
I Love It – Cassian
Loose Grip – Bonar Bradberry
Peaking Duck – Mojo Filter
Mutha Sucka – Hot Toddy
Sweeter Than Honey – Indra Indra
Deep Burnt – Pepe Bradock (Copy Paste Soul’s String & Bass Mix)

Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto
Rainer Trueby – Welcome To Our World (Session Victim Mix)

ROCKY INTERVIEW

Problem Kids – Miles Away
Flash Atkins & 2 Billion Beats – Dr Feelgood

SLEAZY MCQUEEN – RECONNECT EP

Sleazy McQueen Packshot

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…’

JAMIE L – SOMETHING BETTER

Jamie L – Something Better by Paper Recordings

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JAMIE L – SOMETHING BETTER

1 Something Better (Original)
2 Something Better (Dub)
3 Something Better (Flash Atkins Mix)
4 Something Better (Ny*ak)

OUT NOW IN THE SHOP

Jamie Logun has been cutting his teeth in some of the best clubs the North has to offer including the Electric Chair, Southport Weekender and Cutloose listening to DJs like Moodyman, Brennan Green and Theo Parrish.

Those influences have been consolidated into his debut release for Paper Recordings. He has taken a sample and built Something Better into a hypnotic slice of deep soulful disco. It ebbs, flows and builds to the break where it drops before going heads down again. Slo-mo disco indeed!

The dub fills things out with the same elements but more driving distorted drums and Rhodes. An analogue bass is introduced after the break that takes the last section in to subby waters.

Flash Atkins goes in a more minimal tech-house direction but upping the BPMs slightly. With a swinging sub and morphing lead, the mix filters in and out. The keys are introduced and build to strings and arpeggiatored pads before finally heading back down in to 5am deep house territory

Finally Ny*ak uses the sample to go more leftfield with a broken house groove to produce a hypnotic remix with soul bursting out at the seams.

Mr Scruff – The original version of the jamie l is great, lovely heads down late night slo-mo goodness, tons of plays from me!

Cottam : Quality collection of mixes. The original is my fav but only just…. right up my street.

Groove Armada : original is a study in disco minimalism. Digging it!

Bonar Bradberry – THIS GREAT!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Wow, original is giving me a slight dab on. Superb.

Tony Nwachukwu – Killer release! Right up my head knod street!

Untitled Music – Superb EP – one for the mellower sets.

Jonny Miller (Jus’ Listen) – This is wicked, real depth and quality throughout, Flash’s mix especially nice. Great release! Big up the Paper boys!

Scope – More Paper awesomeness.. Feelin all the tracks!

Kev Beadle – Nice vibe to this

Stevie Sole – DOPE!

Q-Burns – Better Days Dub is a wowser. Flash Atkins mix is slightly bouncer and slinks along nicely. Will give both of those a bit of play.

Red Rack ‘Em : My fave thing on Paper for a while. The OG and the dub are doing it for me. Will support on the show.

Le Loup – Great release once again.

Aldrin Zouk – Flash’s remix is my pick.

Billy Scurry – Tip top release this, great moody vibes, just cant pick a winner as all are quite tasty… top banana!!

Stuart Knight – Nice groove, digging this.

Rob Mello – Liking this. All good for me.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Love it.

Cosmo Vitelli – Flash Atkins’ mix is my fave.