It’s been a while since the last Paper Cuts so we’ve got a stockpile of bonafide, road tested bombs that hit every every button labeled ‘rave’. From subterranean acid to disco bangers, it’s a collection that stretches two and half years at the coal face of house.
From Norway we have Ralph Myerz‘s epic fourteen minute ‘Acid 4 Eddie’, Tromsø legend Doc L Jnr’s wonky ‘Twilight’, Diskobeistet’s nu-disco ‘Birkelunden’ and ‘Gammal Morro’ plus young guns Rave-Enka and De Fantastiske To. Closer to home the Flash Atkins Gilles Peterson endorsed ‘Drug Empire’ and Andrew Weatherall favourite ‘Acid House Creator’ make an appearance, Daco brings his nu tech-soul and 2 Billion Beats do their thing. Kit Tacchini goes deep, Kimo shows his colours as one to watch, Weedyman drives it home and Chris Massey’s mix of Richard Seaborne still does damage.
We’ve also got exclusives from Neil Quigley and Mezman who take things deep and dance floor plus Leon Sweet’s Zed that walks the line between disco, techno, house and old school beautifully.
Overall it’s a damn fine snapshot of where the label has been and where it’s going with music that no discerning DJ should be without.
Paper Recordings….the story continues.
1. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Original Mix)
2. Meine Killer feat. Die Hexen (Live Mix)
3. Struck Out
MIXMAG DISCO SINGLE OF THE MONTH
The mighty Daco is back on Paper after a move to Spain and time spent sailing the high seas. He sent us a whole load of fresh music so we’ve taken the best and will be releasing it over a series of three EPs before collating them on an album later in the year.
Meine Killer launches things and it’s a quality deep house track that is soulful and catchy with enough wallop to rock any floor. Die Hexen’s vocal has a touch of Propaganda’s Claudia Brücken to give it a 80s Eastern European flavour. There is slinky bass, live drums and a chorused guitar that nags all the way through for some main room clout.
The live mix keeps all the same qualities of the original but takes the alley named “Boogie”. Live congas, percussion, disco guitar and the bass is given a bit more head to do it’s thing. It’s strictly analogue business here and if you want it live, it’s all here baby.
Struck Out goes all the way down the disco route and it’s the sound of a tight-as-you-like house band on their night off having some fun when nobody’s watching. 70s synths, agogo a plenty and a heavy funk vibe makes this music for dance floors that flash.
Finally Dreadnought saves the heaviest till last and it’s future proto-balearic prog business. Arps chug away with a motorkik beat before breaking to a chord progression that is set to “build” and is the tone for the rest of the track. It’s got ALFOS and Prins Thomas written all over it and comes off like a lost Baldelli classic that would have shaken Cosmic to it’s foundations. Expect beard strokers to break their life long dance ban and ravers to lose their shit.
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – Pretty impressive stuff, great musicality running through this EP.
Red Rack ’em – Digging Struck Out. Dope. Dreadnought is tasty too…
Sean Johnston – (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – On a roll boys!
Neil Quigley – Fantastic EP! Dreadnought is a monster, and I’m the newest member of Die Hexen’s fan club. Awesome!
Mighty Mouse – Love Struck Out is really nice.
Gemini Brothers – This EP is absolutely AMAZING! Love all of them!
Pete Herbert – Fantastic!!
Julian Sanza – Lovely vibes! Diggin!
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – YES GROOVY!!
DJ Rocca – I like Struck out and Dreadnought. Very good tracks
Chris Massey – Bigger than Flash Atkins’ skid marks.
Nuno Cacho – This is mind blowing. Love it!
Andy (Inland Knights) – Struck Out is awesome….def in the box.
Ed Mahon – The EP gets better with each tune! Loving ‘Struck Out’ and already stocking it up for the Summer sets. Dreadnought is quality and will be a Cowbell favourite from the off!
Aldrin Zouk – Dreadnought & Meine Killer right up my alley! Thanks!
Bad Barbie Beats – Struck Out Floats my boat.
Get Down Edits – Excellent Stuff from Paper once again, Meine Killer (Original Mix) jumps right out, looking forward to testing all these x
Weedyman steps up for his debut Paper EP entitled “Kanaga’s Revenge” and it’s a bobby blinder. There are three original cuts of warped out sub-tropical house music that will find their place with the 7am in a Berlin basement kind of jocks and forward thinking clubs everywhere.
BMBJ gets the rave ball rolling with a big riff from the off and never letting up until the end. The track has a hypnotic, druggy vibe with burbling acid working the groove and it’s basement bugging all the way.
Ondo Ondo Anda nods a wink to Detroit and is a 9 minute opus to really get lost in. Warped out saxophone and cosmic stabs surf across the 4/4 and it’s a lockdown as the track ebbs and flows for maximum head mashing.
Feel It brings things back down to earth with a more sleazy ‘n smooth approach perfect for setting the tone early doors. Lush pads, catchy stabs, a familiar sample and just a hint of a 303 brings up the rear for quality, timeless deep house.
There’s an ice cool remix from Mr Sunny Bigler himself, Leon Sweet who notches it up ever so slightly to take things more late night and soulful whilst still retaining the vibe of the original.
One for the house heads.
Harri (SubClub)– “Yep, liking these!”
DJ Sneak– “GROOVY STUFF!”
Neil Quigley – “Classy EP which nods to the past whilst rooted in the present.”
Danielle Moore (Crazy P): “Love this package. Really lovely to hear some solid melodic grooves with quality production. A breakthrough in a world of relentless wumptie”
Hot Toddy (Crazy P): “nice ep, BMBJ is repetitive in all the right places, and my fav, liking the Leon Sweet mix as well”
Ruben & Ra – “HOT!”
Billy Scurry – “Digging the solid house vibes on this one, def one for the basements!”
George Summers (Midnight Riot): “Awesome package – full support”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco): “This is LOVELY!”
Kahuun – “Nice deep hypnotic release clearly inspired by the “old” masters from Chicago. Onda Ondo Anda is the favourite which reminds me of early dj Sneak with some afrobeat elements”
Pathaan – “Love it !!! All the tracks are HOT.”
Chris Massey – “This is rightly so absolutely massive & huge! Well in the bag…”
Shane Johnson (Fish Go Deep) – “Onda Ondo Anda working very well for me here. A gritty, hypnotic groove that takes it’s time but develops throughout. Will be playing.”
Fingerman: “Awesome EP. Love it all. Leon’s mix is a treat also :)”
Joe Morris (Clandestino) – “Really like the deep vibe on Feel It.”
We’re getting prepped & ready to leave the cold Winter nights behind us with these two cuts from Mezman.
Le Deepend filters into action as soon as you press play and much like its partner on this EP it’s got a warm & throbbing low end in spades. A simple loop is used to great effect with a subtle & cleverly used Aretha vocal to give it that little bit of extra disco dust.
Heatwave gets into action right from the off with a slap bass thats packs enough wobble to make Larry Graham proud. It’s classic jacked out disco percussion cracks in all the right places before we’re treated to a hell of a breakdown that builds before dropping right back in to the good stuff.
Both tracks are certified killers and pack a shallop when they’ve been dropping at Paper parties.
“I SIMPLY THINK ITS HOT! I would play both mixes”
“Nice one will play it!”
Harri (Sub Club):
“Can use heatwave for sure!”
Jim Baron (Crazy P/Ron Basejam):
“staright in at the Deepend!”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco):
“YES PLEASE this is AWESOME!!!”
Stuart Knight (Toolroom):
“LE DEEPEND is the one for me”
“Packs a whallop!”
“This is without a doubt absolute massive stuff! Solid disco licked house workout vibes that’ll sound boss on a big rig.”
“Fantastic tracky disco gear. Both will get a rinsing :)”
“Quality jams… i’m a Mezman fan. Just in time for Oslo too. All over it :)”
Somerville & Wilson:
“Great release on Paper Disco. Loving the loopy vibes of Heatwave. Support from Somerville & Wilson”
Badbarbie Beats (Kane Fm & Cruise FM):
“Good Time Vibes, Perky little groover x”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’):
“funky as it comes, loving both these two”
“Great EP. Will be playing both tracks for sure”
Get Down Edits:
“Totally up our street :)”
“Le Deepend rocking it and will get the most plays from me, great suff :)”
house, disco, edit
Following the trail-blazing footsteps left by the first volume we are pleased to herald the arrival of Trash The Wax # 2.
Volume 1 shot to the top spot of the Juno Download chart and has been heard in such far flung discotheque destinations as Croatia, Ibiza, Leeds, London, Ireland and the motherland of Manchester. Support came from Emperor Machine, Psychemagik, Danny Krivit, Tom Findlay (Groove Armada), Horse Meat Disco, Eric Duncan and many more.
The second instalment picks up the (glitter) ball and cranks things up with 19 tracks courtesy of seasoned sound creators. There is Midnight Riot’s 80’s Child, Festival Number 6’s disco queen Sophie Lloyd, Norwegian legend Doc L Junior, Disco Deviance fellas SHMLSS, edit master Alkalino plus the man with the dirtiest underpants in club land Flash Atkins!
We’ve also brought some new discoveries to the fold who have turned up, turned on and turned out to capture the TTW vibe. Step forward Pammin, Tuxxedo, The Funk District, Morgan Cannon, Belabouche and Somerville & Wilson.
From Volume 1 Leon Sweet, Neil Diablo, 2 Billion Beats, Pablo & Shoey and Paper’s very own tea boy Chris Massey make a return visit with more essential dance floor filling cuts to tickle your boogie bone.
Expect everything from jacked out chugged up shufflers to bangers and sing-a-long peak timers so if Trash The Wax Volume 1 made you move then Volume 2 will ensure you need to go shopping for a new pair of dancing clogs.
Album includes a bonus DJ Megamix from one of Paper’s bright stars – Leon Sweet
Its time to strut under the mistletoe and wig out with a mince pie at the annual Paper Recordings Xmas party!
Held in probably the finest establishment found in Manchester’s Northern Quarter…we’re taking over Kosmonaut Manchester’s basement for one night only to provide a free end of year party of all things house, disco, afro, boogie, balearic and much more…
And who better to soundtrack this than by getting our very own “Horsemen of Paper” Flash Atkins, Chris Massey Music & 2 Billion Beats all on board to provide the best party atmosphere you’re likely to find in Manchester?
All killer…no filler…expect quality tunes, great drinks….no Shakin’ Stevens or Band Aid….
Party ignites 9pm – 2am…Kosmonaut Basement…FREE entry
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”
Get yourself down to Alfresco in Blackpool on May 25 for a knock out line up and after party held down by A Love From Outer Space and Paper Recordings.
After releasing music on both El Diablos Social Club and Red Laser Records, Chris Massey has gone for the Manchester record label hat trick and lands at Paper Recordings with two tracks of solid dancefloor business.
Driven Crazy takes the party underground and gives us a heads down workout with growling bassline and snappy 808 sounds before a big piano breakdown demands your respect…murky, mucky house music at its finest.
Next up Nectar Love drops the BPMs then rolls out a stomping bass & cosmic synth stabs to create a hypnotic discotheque experience that starts off subtle before building to a big hands in the air drop. If you need a “transition” tune then this is the one to reach for.
Remix support comes from two of Paper’s finest. Leon Sweet turns in the goods for Nectar Love with a jacked up take that sticks close to the source material whilst cranking up the dirt.
2 Billion Beats get to work on Driven Crazy and completely flip the script, going in deep and dropping a dark destroyer that reeks of late night in a basement. Dress appropriately.
This is all really nice! I dig it. Leon, did you blame it on the sunshine?!
Severino (Horse Meat Disco)
VERY GOOD! Love the groove and ba$$$
AMAZING STUFF INDEED!!!
Get Down Edits
Whoo…excellent stuff right, really digging this whole release but esp digging Nectar Love.
Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club)
Chris Massey? Chris Massive more like! driven crazy is ace. no surprise that theres a big chugga fucker in there too on nectar love. Leon Sweet mix is awesome too. Good ep.
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio)
Another strong EP all-round with something for everyone. Driven Crazy original is the winner for us, good subtle use of some classic samples…great stuff!
This is real gem! Brilliant! Well done to Chris and the boys!
Richard Hardcastle (Solid State)
Solid tracks, really like A1 . but Leon’s remix gets the nod for me. Like the Love Honey sample (definitely due a revival!) and the lush production . Ace.
Deep South Audio
Such a sweet collection of tunes.
Wallop! What a top banana that Mr Massey is, corking debut EP on Paper and a pleasure to be involved. My vote goes to 2BB’s remix, smashin’.
Wrighty (Soul Buggin)
All about 2 Billion Beats mix for me.
I struggled to choose a fave mix as they are all really cool, but the 2 billion beats one probably suits my dancefloor…wicked release all round.
Mutant Disco Radio Show
Both remixes for me. Addictive. Love originals too.
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!
Loving 2 billion beats and leon sweet remixes. quality.
Just want to get up and dance!!!
Fuck yes!!!!!!! this is killer!
Leon Sweet nailed it again!
Black Mighty Wax
Loving 2 Billion Beats and Leon Sweet remixes. Quality.
Tasty! Diggin’ Nectar Love & the 2 remixes.
Paper’s output has often lurked on the fringes of disco and now seemed as good a time as any to jump in with both feet, goggles and snorkel.
“Trash The Wax Vol. 1” hits the digital racks on April 3 featuring 16 original low slung, wigged out and floor heavy cuts from the great, the good, the tapped and the untapped.
Released on Paper Disco (a sub label of Paper Recordings) it follows hot on the heels of the 80s sugar rush that was Proviant Audio’s “Drift Days & Disco Nights” which found its way in to the boxes of Tensnake, Soul Clap, Horsemeat Disco and Danny Krivit as well as garnering a Norwegian Emmy nomination for the best album of 2013.
Artists on Volume 1 range from young 80s bucks like 2 Billion Beats who are pretenders to Crazy P’s crown, Manchester’s City Life DJ of the 2013 and Wet Play resident Ste Spandex, Paper’s ginger underground house assassin Richard Seaborne and Italian duo Gran Turismo.
More seasoned support comes from veterans like bootleg king Keep Schtum, Brighton’s builder of heavy grooves Fingerman, Australia’s disco vigilante Late Nite Tuff Guy and Manchester’s best kept secret Daco. And that’s just the ones we mentioned!
Running from sleazy late night jams to 80s synth and NRG to classic cut-ups, if this album didn’t make you want to go out and jump off a podium it’s time to get your hearing checked!
Trash The Wax Vol. 1
1. Neil Diablo – Give It Up
2. 2 Billion Beats feat, Mariette Smith – See Us Through
3. Late Nite Tuff Guy – I’ve Been Thinkin’ Bout You
4. Richard Seaborne – Is This Acid?
5. Keep Schtum – Holding On
6. Chris Massey – Howard’s Hardware
7. Pablo & Shoey – Raw Human Emotion
8. Rubberlips feat. Jess Smethhurst – Inspiration
9. Gran Turismo – The Peach
10. Fingerman – Feel The Groove
11. Ste Spandex – Into Myself
12. Mezman – Dead Line
13. Check The Guns – Slave To Me
14. Daco – Something For The Weekend
15. Research – Shape The System (Bassjam Mix)
16. Leon Sweet – So Hot
Tom Psychemagik – A dope selection…lots of fun in here!
Danny Krivit – Cool!
Kelvin Andrews – So good! Proper NY dub version vibes. Killer!
Sleazy McQueen – G%# D@MN these are SOLID!
DJ Rocca – Fantastic stuff, straight in my next DJ set!
Drop Out Orchestra – Beautiful collection – love em all.
Billy Scurry – Absolutely loving the vibe and mixture of styles on this. As a collection of new artists its second to none and shows Paper Music’s commitment to pushing new vibes and styles. Big ups Paper and its artists!!
Trent Grimes (MOS Aus) – Probably the most comprehensively sick promo i have ever received in 20 years of djing!”
Lewis Dene – Some real gems here – love the retro goodness.
Get Down Edits – Excellent
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – “Blimey there’s some killers on there, gonna burn them all to CD for in car listening as well as playing loads of them out. Tough to pick just one stand out track as Leon Sweet, Neil Diablo, Keep Schtum, Pabb & Shoey and Daco have all grabbed me by the disco knackers on first listen. More of this
Nathan Detroit – Nuff goodness here.. Neil and Chris tracks work best for me.
2 Billion Beats – Pablo & Shoey: 1977-tastic!
Phat Phil Cooper – Massive selections… Loving Big Neils chugger… Full support.
Severino Panzetta (HMD) – Lots of tracks ..some really cool.
Neil Schtumm – Ace compilation – some great tracks on here! Is This Acid? in particular is straight in the box for this weekend. Thanks!
Nutritious – Oh my lawd it’s Christmas in the Spring! This release is amazing. Must have!
Dan Wilcox – Love this…
Dan J – Amazing! Daco’s Something For The Weekend is mega!
Bootsy – A superbly diverse selection on here. Something for the souldiscoboogiehouseitaloedit fans. Daco’s “Something For The Weekend” is a stand out for
Reza Athar – Research got the FUNK!