Our collection of the finest dance floor detonators returns for a third helping and on this hat trick appearance we welcome new friends to the fold alongside some of Paper’s tried & tested boogie constructors.
Volume 2 featured in sets from respected selectors such as Maurice Fulton, The Unabombers, Ray Mang, Pete Herbert, Chris Duckenfield, Fingerman & Leftside Wobble (amongst many) and blazed it’s way to the top of the Juno charts. Leon Sweet’s Sunny Bigler became undoubtedly THE track of the Summer and was heard at Electric Elephant, The Garden Festival, Festival Number 6, The Warehouse Project, BBC6 Music and was Mixmag’s ‘Tune Of The Month”.
Volume 3 keeps on keeping on with some fresh faces but seasoned producers none the less; Julian Sanza, Red Rack’em, Get Down Edits & Kohib all provide killer cuts alongside members of the Paper family such as Kooky & Damoon, Rave-enka, Beat Boy, Robot 84, Flash Atkins with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore plus Chris Massey who debuts the birth of a new collaboration project with Homoelectric’s Will Tramp.
New blood comes from Kohib, Gold Boy, Spiral, Skinny Dipp, DJ Steevo, Smashed Atoms & Spleen Underground who all make their presence well & truly known.
From chopped up disco & mutant boogie to peak time smashers & after party crashers, prepare for Trash The Wax 3 and hold tight!
“Yes! Good stuff indeed!”
“Definitely some crack-on moments here!”
Sean Johnston (Hardway Bros/ALFOS):
“Deckard’s The Warriors is a biggie!”
“I’ve loved the first two installments and can’t wait to hear this one!”
Harri (Sub Club):
“Robot 84 is the standout here for me!”
“Some great grooves here, thanks!”
“Great collection of usefull tracks…finally my friend’s edit on the Warriors is gonna be out!”
“Slamming album guys! Keep it up”
“Nice selection of edits and new gear. Some heavy rotation is guaranteed here!”
“This is such a cool diverse album – tons of plays right here!”
“Damn what a release! Support for sure!”
“Dunn & Massey is the absolute stand out for me, proper tops off and poppers at 3am acid disco Flash Atkins and GDE are also worth a spin or two”
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
Our favourite former Superhero has been busy behind the doughnuts and come up with two mixes of ver different sorts. First up is a selection of summer jams taking in disco, soul, edits and deep beats. And at the other end of the spectrum is a mixtape of JJ Cale favourites to mark the passing of a legend.
So get them downloaded and in your ears!
Our Flash has been busy mixing up MOR and disco to create some err, MOR Disco.
He’s taken Tom Petty’s Learning To Fly and stuck it through the studio funkifier for a top class mix that’s had got end of nighter all over it.
It’s up for grabs on Soundcloud but has had props from Psychemagik “loving The edit”, Max Essa “played this at a beach party here in Japan on Saturday. Place went bananas!” and Hot Toddy “Massive!” as well as featuring on AOR Disco.
Leftside Wobble is a producer who has made a name for himself over the last couple of years for his reworks on a variety of classic tracks. He has been using his massively popular Soundcloud page to present his edits but is also a DJ who has been one of dance music’s un-sung heroes since he took over from Paul Oakenfold’s The Project Club back in ’88.
As well as being king of the edit, Leftside Wobble also remixes and produces so we asked him to do his thing on Proviant Audio’s Slutten På Alt. His wobbly acid disco mix has been getting the big one from names like Francois Kervorkian, Faith, The Dead Rose Music Company and Roberto Rodriguez.
It’s out on June 6 but you can listen here : Proviant Audio – Slutten På Alt (Leftside Wobble Mix) by Paper Recordings
He will also be playing at Manchester’s Band On The Wall for the mighty fine Stretch Disco this friday 10 June so HERE are the details on how to get in to get down.
Paper asked him to pick ten of his favourite edits, explain a little about the motivations behind them and what approach he took. Here’s what he said :
Esther Philips – All The Way Down
Esther Phillips – All The Way Down (Leftside Wobble Edit)-320K by Leftside Wobble
‘All The Way Down’ was a track that I first become familiar with from going out in the late eighties to a Giles Petersen/Patrick Forge run event at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon and was something that I always ended up playing at after parties. For the edit I wanted to ensure I didn’t mess with the integrity of the original production or flow of the songwriting; it was just about giving the track an extra added bump so that it could be mixed into peak time sets. The added rhythm elements are classic Roland sounds but I spend a lot of time tuning them and adding subtle saturation to help them sit well with the 70’s production style.
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
I’m a massive Beatles fan and have wanted to do an edit of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ ever since hearing the Chemical Brothers hammer it at The Heavenly Social club in the early nineties. There’s a large dose of trepidation involved though when dabbling with such classic material so I made a decision to not overdub with any modern drum machines, the rhythm track was beefed up using a drum break from the reprise version of Sergeant Peppers. Extending a 3 minute slice of psychedelia to over seven minutes was easier than expected though as the crazy production style of the original really lent itself to some heavy duty tape edit style chops to extend the groove. I other thing I was worried about adding was any keyboard overdubs but the 303 riffs seemed to fit so well and (to my mind anyway) the 303 is the sort of instrument the Beatles would have used on Revolver anyway – had it existed 1966!
Leftside Wobble – Pocket Angel
Pocket Angel (Stripped Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Most of my edits are very respectful to the original material but ‘Pocket Angel’ was the first I put together that really twisted the source material. Based on the Change classic ‘Angel In My Pocket’, the edit was heavily inspired by the heavy duty proto-house style cut-ups put together by Ron Trent. Whilst wanting to be sympathetic to the source material I wanted to create a more energetic flow and ‘tracky’ feel so that it could be mixed into peak time house sets as well as being something for the disco heads.
Leftside Wobble – Grapevine Boogie
Leftside Wobble – Grapevine Boogie by Leftside Wobble
Grapevine Boogie was a happy accident really. I wanted to create something that emulated the ‘freestyle’ edits of the mid eighties put together by people like the Latin Rascals so started chopping up a proto-house track by L.I.F.E. called ‘You’re All Played Out’. ‘Freestyle’ edits (also known as Latin hip hop) utilised lots of stutter style effects but this being a time before digital audio those effects were created using tape edit techniques (which gave the tracks a unique feel) – obviously having Ableton Live at hand made the process easier but I refused to use a stutter effect plugin and created the slices by hand. At the same time I had been playing with the acapella of Gladys Knight’s version of ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’ so I had an existing Melodyne file that enabled me to layer the vocal of the edit and things just seemed to fall into place. It’s one of those tracks that has picked up support over time and will finally see an official release as part of the Horse Meat Disco Vol.3 compilation.
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
One of my all time favourite disco tracks, the edit stays very true to the original but completely alters the flow by creating an intro section based on the break from the original before the vocal kicks in. I think by altering the flow of the track in a manner that makes it easier to program into a set; a lot of people become exposed to classic tracks that they might not have been familiar with before (especially people who’ve only really been exposed the ‘repetitive beat’ nature of modern DJ sets). This was certainly the case with the Idris Muhummad edit.
Master C & J – Face It
Master C & J – Face It (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Back in the late eighties I used to mix ‘Face It’ with Reece & Santonio’s ‘The Sound’ and so the edit was a recreation of that live mix. This seemed the perfect way to refresh such a perfect slice of raw, stripped back house music production but in a manner that reflected the spirit and energy of those early house music days. Really proud that it was selected for the DJ History’s ‘Trax Re-edited’ compilation project.
Bill Withers – Who Is He & What Is He To You
Who Is He & What Is He To You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
This track has seen a number of edits that to pitched the Bill Withers original up to house tempo (two of the better versions are the Henrik Schwarz & G.A.M.M. ones) but I always felt they lost the soul of the original. The edit’s a really simple affair that layers the original production with new percussion elements and extends the groove slightly but attempts to maintain the integrity of the original.
Patti Jo – Ain’t No Love Lost
Ain’t No Love Lost (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Patti Jo to my knowledge only made two tracks but what tracks they were. Both were written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and have been staples in my sets for many years. ‘Make Me Believe In You’ is the better known of the two (the Tom Moulton mix is one of his finest) but Ain’t No Love Lost, released the year before in 1972 is just as strong and if anything has even better arrangements. The motivation behind the edit was a simple one, the original track was sadly over before it began and I wanted a version to play out that was longer!
Leftside Wobble – Love Groove
This is based on Cerrone’s ‘Love In C Minor’. The original album version of this is a 14 minute affair that contains a horrendously cheesy song in amongst all of the wonderful groovy elements so the edit was a case of losing those fromage parts and building on the wonderful proto-house groove of the original. So often with edits you’re looking to extend a groove, creating a shorter version that flows naturally takes a completely different mind-set.
Leftside Wobble – Love Groove by Leftside Wobble
Doc Severinsen – I Wanna Be With You
Doc Severinsen – I Wanna Be With You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Another of those tracks with great memories, I first remember hearing Norman Jay play this at his legendary ‘Shake & Fingerpop’ parties in the late eighties. I think I love it all the more because it’s made by a chap who’s main fame is that he was the band leader for the Johnny Carson Show (the longest running chat show in American history). Much like the Patti Jo edit the original of this is shamefully short so the edit was primarily about extending that funky groove.
Here’s Crazy Penis’s new edit album bundled up in to 6 minutes of disco juicyness!
It’s pretty hard to take seriously a recording credited to Crazy Penis but, in fact, the group’s A Nice Hot Edit With … is seriously good. The band’s A Nice Hot Bath With … appeared in 1999, so it’s no great surprise to hear the 2010 re-work sound so deliciously old-school; in short, if you’re a fan of Yore’s deep, neo-classic sound and the idea of a vocal-less Chic likewise strikes your fancy, you’ll likely cotton to A Nice Hot Edit With just as much.
[soundcloud width=”100%” height=”81″ params=”” url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/9867710″] Crazy Penis – Do It Good (Crazy P’s We Found The Parts Remix) by Paper Recordings
‘A Nice Hot Edit With – Sampler 3’
The third and final sampler from Crazy Penis’ ‘A Nice Hot Edit with’ album.
Crazy Penis’ debut album ‘A Nice Hot Bath With’ was one of the long players of 1999 and still holds a special place in many people’s memory, now in 2010 Paper have decided to hand over the tracks from this album to some of their favourite producers out there and as such have created the marvellous ‘A Nice Hot Edit with’.
For the final instalment Crazy P step up themselves to remix the excellent ‘Do it Good’, making the most of the fact that they manage to salvage the original parts by creating a brilliant disco fuelled, breakbeat driven anthem. Funk laden bass and tinkling Rhodes piano keys intertwine with tight guitar licks to form the basis for this superb re-invention of one of their favourite cuts.
On the flip the respected production duo Yam Who? take the reins and turn in a sublime edit of ‘Omega Man’ , taking the soulful funk of the original and twisting it into a nu-disco classic to keep the winter fires burning bright.
Crispin Dior : Yam Who daddy all the way here. love the balance between kick and snare.
Sebastian Döring : Wicked sampler! Yam Who’s mix is my choice!
Matthew Kryskot : I thought they no longer had a Penis?… will play Do It Go for sure.
Ryan Cavanagh (Wolf + Lamb) : Lovin both sides! Super Funk!
James Teej : Very cool package, loved this series
Chris Duckenfield : Probably my favourite one yet !
The Revenge : You can’t knock ‘The P’ … 21st century slap and tickle. Nice.
Disco Bloodbath : Loving Omega man….deepness! Delay central
Eric Duncan (Rub N Tug) : Sounds good
Jay Tripwire : This is awesome..just fucking awesome.
Jimpster : Both tracks are great but will get most plays out of Omega Man i reckon.
6th Borough Project : Liking both disco fuelled edits.
Yannick Labbé : Yam Who Edit all the way! great work! Love it!
Pete Herbert : Yes indeed some hot edit actione! very handy, will be dropping these for sure….
Faze Action : Nice work can use both of these full support from The Faze camp
DiskJokke : Love the Yam Who edit, flows beautifully
Ashley Beedle : A nice couple indeed. The Yam Who comes out on top but will be definitely playing both tunes.