Warm up your winter with a fine selection of Paper Recordings exclusives, classics and newbies all barely held together by Ben Davis. Add in an Anthony Mansfield mix and Tom Lonsborough (2 Billion Beats) interview and it’s a home run.
1. Wilder – Keep On
2. Solune – Just For You
3. DJ Rocca – Giraffa
4. Seven People – From Sky (Massey & Bull’s Class Of 92 Mix)
5. 2 Billion Beats – To Andremeda (Magnus Remix)
TOM LONSBOROUGH MIX
6. 2 Billion Beats – Slow Down
7. 2 Billion Beats – Warm Feeling
8. Erot – Song For Annie
9. Reggie Got Beats – On Tonite (A Ralph Myerz Dub)
10. De Fantastiske To feat. Della – When I Want To
ANTHONY MANSFIELD MIX
11. Soundersons – Cant’t Get Enough Part I & II
12. Dirty Jesus – Don’t Fuck With My Shit
13. Doc L Junior – Barracuda
14. Richard Seaborne – Housey Benson
Having just gone past our 200th EP release we thought it was a good time to play a selection from PAP101 – 200 plus some forthcomers. Add in an interview with Danni and Chris from Crazy P and Ben Davis in the hot seat and you’re in podcast heaven!
1. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
2. Proviant Audio – Hey, Let’s Do It
3. Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto
4. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden (Haugli Mix)
5. Daco – Aquarium
6. Ralph Myerz & The Kismik Diamondz – Acid 4 Eddie
CRAZY P INTERVIEW
7. Crazy P – Last Knockers
8. Kimo – Born Out
9. Ny*ak – Echoes
10. De Fantastiske To – Smile
11. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
12. Flash Atkins – Drug Empire (Jamie L Mix)
13. Sleazy McQueen – We Need To Reconnect
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Mix)
15. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
16. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
Northern Disco Lights‘ media partners Dj Mag went to Norway to get the lowdown on all a that is Nordic in the music world. Journalist Ben Arnold was shown the sights by De Fantastiske To who showed him the deepest and darkest corners of clubland.
Read it HERE
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Paper’s association with Norway runs deep; from first signings Those Norwegians it has continued to flourish through to today with the label’s Paper Vision making a documentary called “Northern Disco Lights : The Rise & Rise of Norwegian Dance Music” due out in 2016.
So we thought it was time we pulled together some of the catalogue for a compilation.
“Skrangle” means leftfield or wonky and is a sound that the Norwegians have invented and claimed as their own. Rune Lindbaek fits the bill perfectly and his Junta Jaega is psychedelic disco at it’s best. He was also part responsible for Those Norwegians whose Da King Da Mazda was an anthem in Oslo’s seminal Skansen club and sounds as freshly unhinged now as it did back in the day.
Ralph Myerz has been a cornerstone of the scene since the early Tellé Records days and his Acid 4 Eddie is 14 minutes of deep bubbling house that had types like Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Soul Clap and The Emperor Machine giving it the big one.
The sound has been passed on to a younger generation to producers like The Treatment, Diskobeistet, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio who’s out the box pop shouldn’t work but does in spades. Latest in line has been De Fantasiske To whose take on classic US garage comes with an arctic twist and they are looking like they have the legs to go all the way.
Add in a classic from from Keyboy, a remix from electronic pioneer Prins Thomas and exclusives from Nordic legend Kahuun, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio and you get a compilation that showcases the best of the country’s world influencing, genre-busting dance music.
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”
Paper Recordings 20 years! + De fantastiske to EP release @ Seeds Oslo
Hi dudes / dudettes we would like to invite you to our superawesome-backyard-preparty saturday the 20th of september 🙂
GUESTLIST ONLY (ATTENDING = GUESTLIST)
Includes: Welcome drinks – birthday prices in the bar- birthday cake and a pretty decent lineup:
20.00 Flash Atkins “20 years of paper” special dj-set
21.00 Ralph Myerz
22.00 De fantastiske to feat Jay Nemor (LIVE)
Seminal UK label Paper Recordings is celebrating its 20th birthday at Seeds on Saturday September 20. The label has been responsible for some of dance music’s finest moments and has had a connection with Norway that continues to this day. Artists like Rune Lindbaek, Those Norwegians, Kahuun, Proviant Audio and Ralph Myerz have all featured heavily over the years and new signings De Fantastiske To are set to continue that legacy.
On the night Ralph Myerz will be playing live and debuting cuts from his forthcoming album and label boss Ben Davis will be donning his Flash Atkins cape to play a special Paper set covering its rich history. Oslo’s De Fantastiske To will be celebrating the release of their Smile EP on the label and everybody will be getting giddy!