Ralph Myerz – “The original is a brilliant piece of true house music. Theres been a lot of throwback jams lately but far from as real as this. Doc L Junior makes me happy! Beyond full support! Also digging the remix, huge fan of Mr Hulkkonen!”
Sleazy McQueen – “Super cool vibes from the Arctic Circle!”
Sam Devine – “Nice! Will play original mix”
Dean “Sunshine” Smith – “Original mix for me it bumps along nicely. In certain surroundings and situations just how I like it…nice n wonky!”
Harri (Sub Club) – “Jori mix great for me”
Olle Abstract – “Great stuff from Norwegian legend!”
Fingerman – “Lovely chug on the Original mix. Very nice :)”
Space Ranger – “Like the atmosphere of the Jori’s mix!!”
Aldrin Zouk – “Lovely summer time grooves.”
Neil Diablo – “Quality release. i’m all over it…”
Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – “Trippy sounds! Like it! The Doc in top form!”
80s Child – “Very nice from the Doc, smoke n heads all the way on this one!”
Neil Quigley – “Jori’s remix is very nice indeed, will definitely play this”
Ben Vacara – “Love the hooks in this track – paper quality!”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Yes great sound”
DJ Tomas – “Superb vibey tracks, man that Jori mix is everything perfect about late night movements. Mesmerizing!”
Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Geat Jori, always a master…..”
After previous releases on Paper and Paper Disco, the man who asked “Is This Acid?” (as charted by Todd Terje and featured on Tensnake’s All Gone Pete Tong comp) returns with Times Are Hard.
The original is a post neon 80’s style workout that wouldn’t sound out of place if you were driving a white Testarossa down the California freeway at night. A chopped disco loop gives way to a laid back smooth bass line with delay drenched synth stabs before the sultry vocal delivers.
Paper’s head tea boy and pasty lover Chris Massey throws all the above out of the window and drops a solid 4am whopper with the wobbliest & wonkiest off key synth and bass line this side of his home-town Bolton. It’s already had Emperor Machine asking to do an edit so handle this one with care!
Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To drop a mix that could be at home in the basement clubs of New York. It’s simple, jacking & slacking with hypnotic synths alongside the original’s vocal. This is heads down house music with a slight look up only to have a blast a poppers.
DJ Rocca – – “Chris Massey remix blowed my mind!”
Mugwump – “The Chris Massey remix is fucking bonkers.”
Reza Athar – “Lovely! Big fan of Richard as I told this 1000 times. Chris Massey’s mix is incredible as well!”
Jerry Bouthier – Lovely..supporting.
Pathaan – Superb!
Aldrin Zouk – “Chris Massey Remix on point. Also diggin’ the instrumental.”
Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Chris Massey remix is amazing….. De Fantastiske for the club….”
Sleazy McQueen – “What the hell?!?!”
Que Sakamoto – “i will drop Chris Massey 4am Remix@WOMB TOKYO NEXT SAT!!! Excited!!”
Neil Quigley – “The 4am mix is indeed a whopper! I’m all over this like a cheap suit.”
80s Child – “Original mix for me although every track is quality!”
Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Original mix is nice + spacious, good vocal bit. Thanks -”
Andy (Inland Knights) – “Nice…..will spin it tonight”
Danny Oliver – “Love the Chris Massey Mix…filthy”
Frank Lihaug – Wicked package.”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “the De Fantastiske mix is mighty fine, can see the Buggin’ crowd getting sweaty to that”
Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!! check out plastikmass!! destroyer! 4am or otherwise”
Cowbell Radio – “Something for everyone here…love the wobbly wonkiness of Chris Massey’s re-work, but once again I’m loving what De Fantastiske To do!”
Leon Sweet – “Yeayyaaahhh! Mr Seaborne on fine form as usual and super strong remixes. A little something for everyone me thinks. I can’t actually pick a fave, I like all in equal measures. Top marks one and all.”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Remix is pretty cool”
Dan J – “Chris Massey mix is proper tonk! Lovely groove on the DFT remix too. Another great Paper release.”
Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – “love the ipnhotic atmosphere on “De Fantastiske To Remix”!”
Murray Richardson – “4am remix for me, looking forward to dropping this one”
Ulysses – “I like the warehouse-y sound of the 4AM mix best.
Nuno Cacho – “What a pack! Live the original, to chart it and play in my club, love the 4am mix to play at 8am in portuguese way of clubbing, and love The Fantistc one becouse it’s my style to play at 6pm. COMPLETE!”
Somerville & Wilson – “Another corking release from Paper Recordings .Chris Masseys remix is our fav although De Fantastike remix comes a close second .
Russell Deeks – “Solid nu-disco vibes on the orig but liking DFT remix best”
Acid House survivors Terry Farley and Stretch Silvester for their first release on the label “Jam Down Beat Down”.
Terry has helped define modern UK dance music. In the 80s through his involvement with Boys Own and bands like the Happy Mondays. In the 90s pioneering a tougher garage sound on JBO with Pete Heller. And in the 00s with Faith, a shining beacon for proper house music.
Stretch Silvester has remixed acts like Pulp & St. Etienne, featured on Coca Cola ad campaigns, composed the music for Bjorn Borg’s London fashion show and continues to run his Bring Back The Future record label.
Together they are Farley Silvester!
Jam Down Beat Down has got the trademark Farley sound of floor heavy main room beats, rolling bass, congas and garage stabs. It’s built around a reggae sample that gives the track an otherworldly feel as it floats in and out with dubbed out effects. There’s a build to the drop before things really take off in the second half!
“Paper is a great fit for us because they understand the draw of the blue lights coming off Ms Vasquez glitter ball as the queens stamp and the ball kids runway. They understand the ultimate HOUSE end game which we have both always aimed for …one day…one day.” – Terry Farley
Jimpster – Massive! liking both mixes here but I reckon the dub will be my pick for playing out.
Doc Martin – Both Mixes are DOPE!!!
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Tel’s on fire right now. Love the dub.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – The first half of the dub sounds exactly like a late-90’s San Francisco record … could’ve been a track off Grayhound. Making me a bit nostalgic, here! Terrific all around.
Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Sleazy McQueen – This is really cool!
Jacob (E.A.R) – Great House music how it should be.
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Massive, favourite release on Paper in a long time.
Nelson Ramalho – Cool! Loving the bass line and the vocal is good sounds like a bit of an afterthought to the track but sounds cool. Good job. Dub is good too.
Eric Duncan – Niiiiice!
Harri (Sub Club) – Both good for me.
Aldrin Zoiuk – One for the more discerning & matured floors.
Marius Våreid – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Pulse Radio – Bouncy! Loving this!
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Benoit C – Cooooool.
diskJokke – Love the feel of the dub.
Pete Herbert – Great main room tackle!!! me digging.
Nutritious – Wow. Serious. Grindin!!!
Murray Richardson – Top stuff loving this – nice driving percussive track, proper heavy bass and love the vocal bitz, perfect for Brazil.
Hannah Holland – Brilliant .. take me to the clurb! WERK
Mighty Mouse – Really like them both, deep n dirty – great stuff.
Psychemagik – Chunky!
Leftside Wobble – Another real H.O.U.S.E. winner from Farley & Stretch Silvester.
Stuart Patterson – Farley gave me this a while back , maybe it wasn’t mastered or finsihed .. thought it was decent but sounds great this morning on my headphones.. will play tonight ..