Diskobeistet’s Birkelunden EP touched on the classic paper sound with added Norwegian vocals and was a hot one for us last year. So hot in fact that now we’ve stuck it through the remix machine just in time for summer.
Vinny Villbass takes it across the ocean and gives it a stripped back NYC spin. The result is a no messing, late night jacked up workout with added hypnotising synth shots and rolling drums & percussion but still retaining the original hooky chords.
Richard Seaborne never fails and this time he channels the spirit of Todd Terry by way of Leeds. Machine gun snares, filtered bass and keys aim straight between the eyes and score a bullseye for dance floor dynamite.
Haugli takes the groove deep but his mix ramps up deceptively with a three note synth rolling bassline that steams along like a lost take on a Johnny Cash session. Chords & pads from the original swirl in & out to up the cosmic ante for a very playable slice of modern dance music.
Boxing things off is new track Dypet that rolls a phatty and thumbs a lift to the after party. Lazy, hazy almost broken beats with some serious enticing synth sounds and basslines make this a definite addition to any discerning post club mixtape.
Mark Farina: “Liking this release a lot…very nice!”
Pete Herbert: “Excellente.. played the orig a lot.. liking the remixes too”
Rahaan: “Very Nice!”
Harri (Sub Club): “liking most of these….hard to pick a favourite!”
Fernando: “Really good all round! great ep. Play, play, play”
Rune Lindbæk: “Haugli mix is the one for me!”
Severino: “Great sexy remix from Haugli”
Nutritious: “Cool set of remixes. Dig all of em! Thanks!”
Kahuun: “Nice release. Vinny Villbass and the original for me. Full support”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’): “Vinny Villbass mix is spot on for my dancefloor”
80’s Child: “Seaborne rocking this for me top stuff!!!”
Bad Barbie: “Feeling the Summer lilt of Dypet”
Duncan Gray: “LOVE the Vinny Villbass version but all mixes are v cool. Dypet is a great little downtempo bonus too. Great release.”
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
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.
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…..”
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”
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
Paper’s Scandinavian connection continues with this release from one of Oslo’s finest residents. Although hailing from Reykjavik, B.G Baarregaard now resides in in Norway’s capital and its influence is clearly stamped all over this brilliant EP.
Partysvenskenes Dans has the kind of warm ‘n wobbly happenings that we’ve come to know and love from the scandi disco output. Plenty of resonance & space with a hint of Inspector Norse mean this treads on the right side of camp & kitsch whilst managing to pack enough of a stomp to ensure it blows up a dance floor.
(Got Me) Runnin’ jumps on a plane and heads straight to the late 80’s / early 90’s Manchester club scene. Big piano stabs and a classic vocal make it a real late night jacked out affair with everything here from the glory years of clubbing.
Konur Go Karlar seems to take on board both its predecessors to deliver a cut that is drenched in cosmicness as well as a nod to classic UK house. Simple, down the middle & hooky there’s enough going on to please those that favour discos and late night dancing dens.
Sleazy McQueen – “BG’s work is marked by some of the finest production quality in the modern disco scene. Partysvenskenes Dans sounds like BG’s been drinking the Norwegian-Disco kool-aid!”
Nutritious – “Undeniably fantastical.”
Ruben & Ra – “Nice’n’disco!”
Chris Coco – “Cool and a lot of fun at the same time, is that possible?”
Julian Sanza – “Loving this release! cheers!”
Phat Phil Cooper – “Full support on these bad boys…”
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – “Runnin’ is the one for me , spot on chaps !!!”
Tunnel FM – “Stunning EP, like them all.. absolutely support, Thanks !”
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Yes i like Got Me Runnin'”
Ulysses – “I’m digging the funky Moog-filled disco vibe”
80’s Child – “You simply can not touch BG and combined with Paper Disco is awesome! every track is killer on this EP but my favourite is Got Me Runnin’ Great stuff kids!!!”
Billy Scurry – “Was really digging party.. then got me Runnin’ hit me! OOFF!”
Get Down Edits – “Killer release guys”
Neil Scott – “Got some nice scando-med Todd Terje type vibes to this. Me likey!”
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “More neat Nordic noise from Paper boys! All tracks will work…Runnin’ has already been added to the “keep the girls happy” folder!!”
Danny Oliver – “Konur Og Karlar is my favourite here….classy slice of disco meets house. This is right up my street!”
2 Billion Beats – “Very rarely does a new record find it’s way into the bag these days. This EP just did!”
De Fantastise To – “Amazing EP from MR Iceman! Got Me Runnin is my fave!”
Somerville & Wilson – “Bouncy poolside house done well Somerville & Wilson”
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”
South coast resident Leon is back from rocking Croatia with two super good tracks that reflect both sides of the dance music coin.
“Above” is a fine slice of nu-disco to kick things off. It’s a kick heavy cut up with P funk bass, Chic guitar, live drums, sampled vocals and a healthy dose of leftfield wonk that has already proved itself at this year’s Electric Elephant.
On the flip “Below” takes things synthy, dark and hypnotic with congas to give it that all important funk element. It builds with 5th stabs, a healthy bottom end and enough melody to keep things interesting but it’s a 4am moment all the way.
Harri (Sub Club) – Digging these
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Below is one superb slink!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Groovy shit.
Aldrin Zouk – Fab package! Diggin’ both.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – EXELLENT production and sound.
Nathan Detroit – Love Below for the floor
Billy Scurry – VV tasty indeed!! can’t wait to get this on a system.
Joe Morris (Clandestino) – Like both these but Below will definitely be getting played out. Love the low slung slightly sleazy vibe. Good work sir 🙂
Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Good EP, Above works for me!
Pablo Contraband -Both gooduns – contrasting but like them both for diff moods
Groovement Soul – Love both tracks. Been playing Above for a while now.
Richard Seaborne – Great tracks, Below gets my sci fi disco vote LEON IS GOD
Inland Knights – Above is sweet, in the box for sure
Greg Churchill – Damn tasty
Justin Harris – Quality stuff on Paper
80s Child – Cracking e.p this! Above will get the most plays from me quality groove!
Will Tramp – Nice and sleazy tackle for basements!
Oosh – ooming, Leon Sweet’s always spot on with the tunes! Airing these out asap 😉
Pathaan – Nice package !
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The cut Above is a cut above! Trademark Sweet sounds, lovely stuff 🙂
Black Mighty Wax – “Above” is perfect for my crew!
Que Sakamoto – I luv Above!!! I play Adobe in Milano on this sat! thank u!!!
Nikša Dragolin – Nice conga part that gives a very nice twist to the track.
Geoffroy Mugwump – below is very cool.
Somerville & Wilson – Below is the winner for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson
Snax – Above should find it’s way into my sets for sure.
Tom (2 Billion Beats) – The many facets of Mr. Sweet! Below is right up my street, it definitely needs to be in Andy Weatherall’s record bag.
Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – Really digging! I prefer the slightly more funky “Above”.
Sophie Lloyd – Groovy