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.
Paper Recordings has built up a formidable back catalogue over its twenty years and often steered wide of the house blueprint. So here is the first compilation of a series called “Sunday Paper Vol.1” (see what we did there) of it’s more Balearic and leftfield output.
There are stone cold classics from the early days that include Hot Toddy’s sun drenched Sometime Last Night and Rune Lindbæk / Torbjørn Brundtland’s (Röyksopp) Those Norwegians psychedelic disco Dom B. Sensi. Missed nuggets like Daco’s blissed out Play My Mind and Problem Kids’ Take A Small Break up to new kids on the block like Proviant Audio’s Drifting and Jamie L’s sample lowbeat Something Better (which was a Mr Scruff favourite) as well as other sun drenched favourites.
There are also re-masters of Future Rhythm Foundation’s tripped out Soul Dredging, Truant’s Song of a City (featuring one of Crazy P’s Danielle Moore’s first ever vocals) and Crazy P’s ever green Summer Bummer.
Overall its a timeless compilation that will keep hipster bearded musos and your Gran equally happy come BBQ time.
1. Hot Toddy – Sometime Last Night
2. Just Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe (Downtempo Mix)
3. Keyboy – Viva Blue (Mudd’s Width & Comfort Mix)
4. Truant feat. Danielle Moore – Song of a City
5. Proviant Audio – Drifting
6. The Bionics – Novosoho
7. Joe Morris – Sky Drops
8. The Deadstock 33s – Ascension
9. Those Norwegians – Dom B. Sensi
10. Jamie L – Something Better
11. Crazy Penis – I Am Love (Flash Atkins Rework)
12. Future Rhythm Foundation – Soul Dredging (Remaster)
13. Crazy Penis – Summer Bummer (Remaster)
14. Problem Kids – Take A Small Break (Vocal Mix)
15. Flash Atkins – Make Your Move (Ashley Beedle Mix)
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Paper Recordings hits its 20th birthday in 2014 and most labels would sensibly sit down in an armchair, light their pipe and release a retrospective. But not us, oh no! Our very first release The Book by Salt City Orchestra had “Look Forward, Not Back” inscribed on the vinyl so this has been the year we launched Paper Disco and why Papercuts # 2 is packed choc-a-bloc with a new generation of artists.
The compilation is the best of Paper’s recent output with a mixture of the familiar, the grizzled and the brand new, demonstrating why Paper is still one of the most exciting house labels in the world today.
There are four exclusive unreleased cuts; recent Norwegian Grammy award winner Ralph Myerz gives us a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming album, Richard Seaborne shows why he is one to watch with ‘Let’s Get High’ running the gauntlet of Detroit and Chicago, Pete Gooding’s mix of Justin Harris’ (Freaks) 1,2,3 Breathe is four to the floor heads down tackle and the unstoppable Psychemagik get their instrumental mix of Research’s Day By Day heard for the first time.
The rest is an embarrassment of riches that takes in Cottam’s 10 minute hypnotic soulful techno mix of Jamie L’s In The Burg, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam returning to the label to deliver their deep disco, Flash Atkins’ summer 2013 soundtracking Malawi Chant and the call to weirdness of Freak Club, Daco’s flawless soulful house, acid house war horses Terry Farley and Stretch’s dark garage, Leon Sweet’s breezy sample track GTTR, the disco put down of The Reason’s Why, 2 Billion Beat’s MASSIVE Noise In Your Eye and Ryan Kick turning in an amazing drawn out slomo mix on of Just Past Midnight on Sleazy McQueen’s Space Coast project.
1. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
2. Farley Silvester – Jam Down Beat Down
3. Flash Atkins – Did You Forget Top Shine? (Hot Toddy Mix)
4. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
5. Jamie L – In The Burg (Cottam Mix)
6. Daco – Make A Change feat. Vaceo
7. Richard Seaborne – Lets Get High (Asta La Vista)
8. Flash Atkins – Freak Club
9. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
10. Space Coast – Just Past Midnight (Ryan Kick’s Magic Suicide Remix)
11. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
12. Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Do The Choka Choka
13. Leon Sweet – GTTR
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Instrumental)
15. Justin Harris – 123 Breathe (Pete Gooding’s Secret Life Mix))
Flash Atkins is the fallen, broken man of yesteryear. Wasted promises and unfulfilled dreams are the price he has paid for loose women, fast drinks and low rent establishments.
But he keeps making music and some of his superpowers of sound manipulation haven’t disappeared completely.
The Beast of Flash Atkins presents some of his finest moments on Paper Recordings that have been dropping on dance floors like shots of Jaegermeister into a Red Bull.
Known detonations have been Malawi Chant blowing a hole in 2013’s final Electric Elephant Boat Party, Flood Warning having people run for the exits at the after-after party that is Vauxhall’s FIRE, Gigolo wild-pitching Faith, Did you Forget To Shine dusting up Lowlife and Justin Una Bomber demanding to know what The In Crowd was in a Manchester basement party.
There is also the brand new John The Revelator, deep house with a one foot in 2013 and the other in 1988.
So the lovely designed double CD for Paper cuts has arrived and it looks even better than it did on the screen. Grab yours now.