Icelandic groove warrior B.G. Baarregaard is back on Paper Disco with an EP written after a move to the Norwegian town of Aal. Avoiding the use of samples it’s modern flipped out good time music for feet and floors wherever they may be.
AMR is modern disco with a popping NRG acid bass, funky keys, some Nile guitar and everything you need for a disco ball moment. Just when you think you’ve got it nailed the chord changes and off it goes again.
From the first bass and chords of Kulturhuset you know summer is well and truly on the way. If house music wore a grin then this would have one a mile wide. Stabbing chords, jumping drums and tuned percussion bring the sunshine.
Finally Mestringskatten is the deepest track of the package but still has that 80s synth sound. It’s in beach bar mode with plenty of twinkling and balearic sensibility ideal for sinking a Pina Colada on the Adriatic. So when you’re sat there thinking I know this this one, well this is it!
Yam Who? : “Bjorn providing the special goody bag!”
Sleazy McQueen : “My favorite Iceland-cum-Ål transplant is quite at home surrounded by icy soundscapes, bouncing, round bass and latin percussion. It’s a treat to hear him develop as an artist through the years.”
Fingerman: “Nice chuggy numbers. Kulturhuset stands out for me. First rate :)”
Get Down Edits: “Proper, This is cosmic disco at its best, top quality!”
Daco “Great EP with lots of bounce!”
ROBOT 84 : “Nice summer vibes!”
Chris Massey Music: “Mastringskattan sounding cooler than a Calippo Cucumber here….full support and will give this a few trial runs”
Cosmic Capers Radio Show : “Mestringskattens cosmic swirls gets the vote for me on this one, nice tune.”
Pete Herbert : “Love ’em”
Bad Barbie : Lovely laid back summer meanderings”
Neil Diablo : “Sexy ep! amr is my favorite”
2015 saw Flash Atkins release his debut album ‘The Life and Times’ and it’s mix of club smashers and disco nodders found people like FK, Andrew Weatherall, Horse Meat Disco, Ivan Smagghe, Rune Lindbaek and Bill Brewster getting hot under the collar.
Now comes the remix album with a collection of tracks some of which have only been out on vinyl and some not at all. It’s a roll call of who’s doing it right at the moment from the well known to the up and coming but all nail it. Names include The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Sleazy McQueen, Pete Herbert, Tal M. Klein and Steve Cobby. Plus there’s a healthy representation from Norway in the form of Ralph Myerz, B.G.Baarregaard and Mental Overdrive. From the paper stable Leon Sweet, Doc L. Jnr step up and the elusive Jamie L turns out a 12 minute Detroit (by way of Halifax) monster.
So you’ve played the game, drunk the beer, danced to the tunes, read the fanzine, rolled your eyes at the middle aged man in tights and now you’ve got the remix album. Job done.
Craig Bratley – Great set of remixes, hard to pick a favourite.
Bill Brewster – Outstanding mixes from The Revenge and E Machine.
Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Fantastic package – rinsed about four at ALFOS on Saturday.
Sleazy McQueen – Slimy, dirty package of low-brow house — just my type!
Tronik Youth – Great package
Nutritious – Tremendous Orgy. And the music is Freakin Sweet, too! ?????
Fingerman – Superb reworks from some top producers. Awesome!
Murray Richardson – Luvly F*ckn Jubly xx
Gemini Brothers – Don’t even know which one to choose! Amazing pack for summer!
Fernando (20 20 Sound System) – This is all great!
Get Down Edits – Great selection of remixes
Aldrin Zouk – Couple of tasty remixes; I’m diggin’ from Doc L Junior, The Revenge, The Emperor Machine, Steve Cobby, Sleazy McQueen & Romano Arcaini Remix.
Cosmic Capers Radio Show –
Class, class and more class…..this was one of my favourite dance albums of it’s year and I’ve loved all the remixes so far, then to get this is brilliant. Release of the year so far for me.
Lava Lava – Some absolute gems in this one! Really great vibes on the remixes from The Revenge, Pete Herbert, The Emperor Machine & Jamie L.
Deep South Audio – Excellent .. cant say more really .. Dope rmx package
Goldboy – Emperor Machine is the one for me.
De Fantastiske To – Some nice new remixes here! Cant get enough of Mental Overdrive´s party chugger though !
Andy (Inland Knights) – Great release ……loving The Revenge / Leon Sweet / The Emperor mixes…but all cuts are wicked t b h…..thanks:)
80s Child – Top draw this really liking it 🙂
Nathan Detroit – Lovely selection of choice remixers here..
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”
The global sound of house music is alive and well and here’s the proof with our first signing from Indonesia. Double Deer’s Kimo brings four tracks of crisp deepness and vibe heavy disco that absolutely smashes it.
First up Born Out is a bonafide disco thumper that builds around live drums, a nagging disco bass and acid line before the tension is released to an incessant piano riff and swooping strings. Then it’s mayhem as the chord changes and arps add to the mix as it drives to the peak. This has been road tested by the Paper DJs over the past few months and never fails to take the roof off.
Bow Down is a change of pace and features Kal with a super hooky vocal. It’s a fusion of the Far East and balearica with Kimo’s trademark arps and dance floor dynamics. There are guitars and synth lines a plenty plus Rhodes and live drums that steadily suck you in to a hazy world of space disco.
Whirl takes a more hypnotic route that is nailed down by a cowbell and analogue bass. Gamelan steel drums give it that evocative Eastern flavour as it hypnotises you in to a delayed break when things get serious. The riff keeps on with leads, pads and synths for a track that is fresh, dancefloor heavy and dripping in atmosphere.
Finally First Kick is a more straight forward house track with a riffing organ that develops in to pushing synth and walking bass for middle of the night head down tackle.
Justin Robertson – Fabulous EP… all cracking.
Bill Brewster – Like Born Out, will definitely use that.
Sean Johnston (ALFOS / Hardway Bros) – Nicemoments on this ep
Billy Scurry – Aceness!! Think Bow down might be a bit of a slow grower and stay in the playlist for a bit.
Julian Sanza – Loving the vocal track.
Neil Quigley – Born Out and Whirl are right up my street, thanks again Paper HQ.
Fingerman – Awesome release!
Aldrin Zouk – Nice EP. Diggin’ Born Out, Bow Down & Whirl.
DJ Rocca – Full support
Sam Divine (Defected) – Nice release! Like Whirl! thanks.
Rev Milo – Cracking chuggers! gREAT TO HAVE TUNES THAT HAVE A DYNAMIC AND TAKE YOU SOMEWHERE- SORRY for shouting!
Bad Barbiebeats – Chuggy, deep and lovely
Neil Diablo – Love this! the whole ep is great but Bow Down is the winner
80s Child – Right up my street!
Murray Richardson – Smashing release from Kimo, especially finding the Born Out & Whirl tracks especially smashing
Robot 84 – All the tracks are winners, great release.
Leon Sweet – Born Out is an absolute stonker. Super strong debut on Paper, top work all round.
Rave-enka – Bow Down is so very, very nice!
Nuno Cacho – This is SO PAPER… Love it. I will open my Boiller room with this.
George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Yes…all good.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Holy Fucknuts Batman…Born Out is a bona fide monster!!!
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – hooked from the off of Born Out, great groove. Loving the after party feel of Bow Down too.
Making their Paper debut, we present Situation who drop a dollop of mutant disco at our door and ask to ‘Get A Taxi’.
The original has all kinds of wobbly goodness with a sultry vocal and is infectious in all the right places, a perfect mood setter.
Its a proper love in on the remix front with Goshawk kicking things off who takes a darker house route and sticks with the vocal but pairs it up with the kind of reverb drenched hits that hit you between the eyes when you walk in to a club.
Alkalino strips things down for his dub rework that goes on a hypnotic kinda route as he keeps those soaring sweeps & pads firmly in place!
Lovedrop let the sunshine in and goes for a beach bar strut that will sound lovely as you’re stretched out on that sun lounger waiting for the waiter to drop off a Mojito.
Finally Vampire Disco go straight for the neck and jack things up to dance floor with plenty of bounce by the ounce and hooks coming at you from all directions!
Pete Herbert – Yes indeed! This great, Akalino and Love Drop my favs here.
Fingerman – Good stuff! Original version is ace. Like the trippy Lovedrop mix too though.
Tronik Youth – Nice mix from Goshawk.
Dicky Trisco – Loving the squelchy funk on that original. Thanks!
Bottin’ – Alkalino dub + Love Drop are the best ones.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Great Alaklino remix.
George Summers (Midnight Riot) – Top tunes.
Bogdan Taran – Alkalino dub is very cool easy listening house music.
Deep South Audio – Cool .. slinky sleazy disco kicks …nice.
Leri Ahel (Mutant DIsco Radio Show) – All about Love Drop remix for me.
Somerville & Wilson – Fresh perfect vibes for our upcoming Splash Pool Party gig at Tropical Fruits New years day
This Is Why We Dance – Liking Goshawk mix best on first hearing.
Pathaan – DIG!
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Original does the biz for me, Goshawk a close second and when Summer finally re-appears I’ll be playing and enjoying the Love Drop remix!
Jamie Bull – This is great. I’ve featured it in my upcoming radio show on thisiselectric.co.uk The Vampire Disco mix is the one I’ll be playing.
DJ Wrighty – Nice package, love the original and tough to pick a favourite mix out of Goshawk or Vampire Disco
Que Sakamoto – Great. I luv original.uv to play this weekend.
One of Paper Disco’s biggest tunes of this year has been given the all star re-rub treatment and it’s a full house of dancefloor dynamite.
The original has been rocking the boxes of the great and the good since it was out last year on Trash The Wax # 2 and Luke Una Bomber played it last month on 6 the Music MIF special as Manchester’s hot tune of the moment as well as Nemone on Electric Ladyland.
Leftside Wobble delivers an absolute monster that has been doing some serious damage with the few jocks who have fandangled a copy. Bill Brewster dropped it in his closing Wildlife set and Chris Duckenfield has been pressing the launch button. We’re talking a warehouse vibe with an arp riffed bass, plenty of reverb and the filtered, plaintive vocal giving it that emotional depth that all the best house music has. Make no mistake, this is one heavy remix.
Florida’s King of Disco Sleazy McQueen introduces a rolling bass, congas and some cheeky attitude for a stripped back joint that will smoke the floor. Add the vocal with subtle hypnotics from the original and it’s a late night, low ceiling, dry ice moment.
“Leftside Wobble remix = LARGE”
“Yea love this, very very playable, all mixes are good but i think i prefer the original”
“Great remixes, but i like original mix! thanks”
“Yeah, feeling it, Big release!”
“Original and Sleazy mix standing out for me – thanks”
“Well ravey! Original is still the best but i like the Chicken Lips-ie vibe to Leftside Wobble’s remix. Sleazy Mcqueen mix is cool too”
Gemini Brothers :
“Proper summer release! Thanks guys! Love “Peza” work but all the release is amazing!”
Robot 84 :
“Great set of remixes, still think the original is pretty hard to beat… Peza mix is doing it for me!!!”
Sean Johnston (ALFOS):
Get Down Edits :
“Have been playing the original for so long & its so so good x”
Dicky Trisco :
“Tasty tune. I’ll go for the Fingerman mix here. Thanks!”
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) :
“Shit did I mss this first time round then. GUTTED> Fabulous strong pounding great vox EVERYTHING good. Thank you …like the original !x”
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 appearing on Trash The Wax 2, Kooky & Damoon drop their debut EP for Paper Disco and what a big badass booty shaker it is!
Loving Me Now starts things off across a section of horns, guitars & rumbling bass that will make you slug back the last of your pina colada, jump in the Quattro and head on down to the Pink Flamingo club to command a spot on the dance floor. Sleaze disco from a forgotten cop show never sounded so ace!
Good For You takes things to stage 2 of the night and right from the off its a handful of veras and a serious wiggle to the full bodied twanging bassline, hooky vox and guitar that sounds like Nile Rogers in the zone.
Remix action comes from Paper’s long lost brother Neil Diablo who goes for a classic dub on Loving Me Now. It uses less of the vocal and giving the instrumental arrangement room to shine, makes this perfect for the jocks that prefer their disco spaced out.
Loving Me Now also gets a workout from new kid on the block Dan Wainwright who covers it in microdots & stewed mushrooms for a full on psych wig out complete with acid squelch, reverb & delay drenched whooshes & swooshes. There’s enough weirdness to make you ring deed poll and change your name to Rainbow.
“Good For You is fav of the 2. Nice mid tempo warmer upper!”
“Groovy modern disco indeed!”
“Nice release. The slow burn of Good For You is the one for me here. Neil’s Dub is a bit tasty too.”
“Dan Wainright mix for me…good stuff!”
“Love the EP. Will definitely be playing ‘Good for you’ & ‘Loving me now’ this weekend. That bass is so god damn funky!”
Somerville & Wilson:
“Funky spicy boogie disco :-)”
“Nice EP, really diggin the two remixes by Neil and Dan. Full support on this one!”
“Another fine release from the Paper crew, all tracks are wicked but Good For You stands out the most here, Very cool & funky!!”
After providing hefty remix action for Richard Seaborne and behind the massive Gimme Some Dim Sum as one half of De Fantastiske To, Ravi Brunsvik steps up to drop his debut solo EP of the Norwegian good stuff on Paper.
Antibac kicks things off and to quote Chris in the office “it builds like an absolute bastard!”. Nearly 10 minutes of solid thunder is accompanied by jacking percussion and icy synth stabs whilst the beat just keeps on trucking. This one will grab you before you realise what’s happened.
Sur Sennep takes things to a late night discotheque located somewhere between The Hacienda and a Croatian festival. An almost acid house set up leads the way before evolving into the kind of balearic disco that can only be dreamed up in Norway. There are plenty of hooky synths, old skool keys and a bassline that squelches. Good times ahead when you unleash this..
Closing the EP off Påfuglen picks up the baton and takes things to the chill out room. Minimalistic and stripped back yet still full of enough synth squeaks, tweaks & bleeps to keep you hooked and intrigued. If Kraftwerk opened an opium den then this would surely be on their in-house playlist.
Sean Johnston – Chris Massey sent me this ages ago – I didn’t label it properly and I have been dying to know what it was – mystery solved. It’s fucking brilliant and has been a staple of 2015 ALFOS parties. KILLER!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – It’s a doozy.
Nutritious – This is EP is ridiculous!
Ralph Myerz – Superb stuff! All traxx rawks, very cool sound on the whole EP, full support!!
Harri (Sub Club) – Liking them all
Sleazy McQueen – Yeah, Antibac is a builder!
Billy Scurry – Great slice of funk infested vibes!! More of the same please.
B.G. Baarregaard – Great release!
Justin Harris – Really feeling Sur Sennep – nice one.
Julian Sanza – Good stuff, will take Pafuglen for a ride!
Fingerman – Antibac is a great little chugger!
Neil Quigley – Antibac is a killer!!!
Tronik Youth – Pafuglen for me…dark vibe
Somerville & Wilson – Great release ..will be dropping this in our sets. Full support.
Murray Richardson – Love Sur Sennep, what a great tune can’t wait to play this one out.
Como Las Grecas Magazine – Cool release, amazing Antibac.
Kahuun – Amazing work, full support. Antibac will be on heavy rotation.
Tici Taci Music – Antibac and Pafuglen for me…Antibac is a chug monster.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Antibac, relentless and does indeed build like a bastard!
Wrighty – Loving Antibac, groovy as fuck.
Bad Barbie Beats – Cosmic chuggy loveliness.
The unofficial King of Norway Ralph Myerz is back on Paper with a brand new project and his hallmark impeccable production. R.E.C. is his new collaboration with fellow Vikings Eddie Da Bass and Carina and they have turned out three original tracks plus a remix of big room house that will have people running to the booth demanding to know what it is.
Hercules & The Love Affair’s Nomi Ruiz is the Dirty Diva and lets it be known that there will be no prisoners. Originally titled “Peter Rauhofer Tribute Made With Love” it has all the hallmarks of his classic Sound Factory / Twilo sound and is best heard on a big warehouse rig with the smell of poppers in the air. There’s a nagging stab, bumping bass, ricocheting snares and the riff builds with reverbs and the X rated vocal. As the stabs filter and the drop beckons, best get prepared as carnage is round the corner.
Don’t Leave Me Now keeps the NYC vibe going with nailed on the one drums, a driving riff and moaned vocals from Leona Freiburg. The sub keeps things building before it breaks to some keys and it’s back in with added arp and heads down proper house music.
Michigan takes things deeper and pulls Man Without County’s Ryan James along for the ride. Mid 90s bass, Maurizio inspired drums and breathy vocals make it a head trip that keeps building in it’s intensity.
Finally, Ralph takes Dirty Diva and puts it through his psychedelic scandi-disco machine that tips a wink to Paper’s early days. There’s plenty of percussion and and FXed out synths and after the big room originals is more suited to a grotty basement long after it was going home time.
Overall a package that is going LARGE!
Doc L Junior: “Michigan for me please… Love it!”
Fingerman: “Loving the chugginess of Don’t Leave Me Now. Nice release :)”
Richard Seaborne: “go Ralph…LOVE the original mix”
80’s Child: “Another sweet release guys – liking Don’t leave me now”
Somerville & Wilson: “Proper vocal house ..quality production!”
Severino: “Dirty diva is got a great sound”