Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine?
Super-numpty Flash Atkins is back with a new EP and it’s a bobby belting package of deep nu-disco vibes.
Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine? feat. Sally Garozzo
3. Hot Toddy Mix
4. Jamie L Mix
5. Havana Candy Mix
Flash Atkins is a Super Hero who is neither super nor a hero. In fact he’s pretty much a waste of space who would sell his own grandmother for a free drink.
However he does still have the ability to manipulate sound and uses it to make high-grade house music for Paper Recordings.
Did You Forget To Shine? is deep nu-disco that first saw the light of day earlier in the year (in edited form) on the label’s warmly received compilation, Paper Cuts # 1.
Featuring the vocals of Sally Garozzo and based around an analogue bass riff, the track weaves hypnotically with pads and synths before stripping things back in the second half. A rhythm guitar is then introduced that builds things back up to the end.
Next up, there’s an instrumental version for those allergic to vocals. Keeping all the original elements but with added synth lines to keep the track bubbling, it again builds to the rhythm guitar and pads at the end.
First off the blocks, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy is welcomed back in to the Paper fold with an ace mix of deep soulful house. A rubber bass pins things down whilst snatches of vocals and Rhodes make way for a tougher synth riff to get it rocking.
Man of mystery Jamie L does his leftfield disco thing and works the groove over a live bass, lazy low-slung beat and live claps. It’s locked in heads down tackle that layers up the riff with a synth that changes it up a gear.
Finally Havana Candy brings his analogue sensibility to the mix with a deep and techy version that uses elements of the original and full vocals but with added pads, giving it a timeless Balearic electronic flavour.
DJ Nutritious – Possibly my favourite release of the year!
Roberto Rodriguez – Nice new song from Flash! All the versions are cool, but i think i will spin the Jamie L mix the most.
Andy Ash - Cool track, Hot Toddy remix is really nice.
Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Miguel Migs – Digging the “jamie L remix” and also the “dubstrumental”.
El Harvo (Future Boogie) – Feeling this!
Fred Everything – Straight to the Hot Toddy for predictable ‘ol me.
Drop Out Orchestra – Lovely. Original all the way
Cristophe (Futureboogie) – Loving the vocal and groove on this. Hot. Will play the original and the Hot Toddy mix.
Red Rack’em – Digging the Jamie L remix. Will play it on my show I think…
Dicky Trisco – Feeling that Jamie L mix!
Rune Lindbaek – Top stuff.
Lost My Dog - I’ll have a Hot Toddy please barman.
Daniel Solar – Original and/or Hot Toddy Remix. Not exactly sure yet. But overall a very nice release
Sleazy McQueen – well, I heard the samples for Jamie L and Havana Candy and knew it was a good package, but to add Hot Toddy– now I know it’s GREAT!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash is back….loving the grove on the Jamie L remix.
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – hot Toddy mix wins.
Trent Grimes (MOS Australia) – Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Bouthier – Nice! Supporting.
Pete Gooding – Nice track, hot toddy mix is best for me.
Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Ooh yeh, Toddy’s mix for me. no surprises there then!
The Lovely Jonjo – So sexy really good slow groover.
Cowbell Radio – Another strong all-round package, a bit like Flash’s codpiece! Always had a lot of love for the original but for my dancefloor I think Hot Toddy just wins by a nose.
Harri - Nice tune Ben…..full support : )
Henri Kohn – Great singles. Hot Toddy mix for me but all mixes are hot.
Inland Knights – Jamie L mix is the one for me.
Jonny Miller – More quality from the most rubbish superhero of all time. The orig, dub and havana mixes would fit nicely into the deep disco set alongside Maurice Fulton, the toddy will work for the deep house bods and jamie’s mix i think will appeal to your joy orbison type people with expensive glasses. That mix i think is my fav mix too X JM
Death on the Balcony - Hot Toddy please!!!
Mighty Mouse - Original mix for me, great track, full support.
Marius Våreid – Hahaha, fantastic intro following this release! It is quality all the way here, but the Hot Toddy mix is my choice for the dance floor. My personal fav is the dubstramental of the OG. Well done!
Kiko Navarro – Good release, i will play Hot Toddy mix.
This Is Why We Dance - Quality underground disco-deep shizzle.
Stuart Patterson – oh no! Flash has gone will bent, must be all the lycra outfit, thankfully Hot Toddy bounces to the rescue and Jamie L darks it up. Oh damn, i might even play the original.
Pete Herbert - Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Bottin – Nice Toddy.
Moodymanc – All about the Hot Toddy.
Ian Pooley - HOT TODDY -&rt; LoVE !!!!!!
Aldrin Zouk – Sexy groovy original, dub & Hot Toddy remix.