Project Sound is the follow up to last year’s Project Fear compilation and keeps it global with the freshest house music originating from South Africa to Norway and the USA to dear old Blighty.
There are new artists to the label like Tumisang Pooe, Mark Zowie, Erik Skantze, A Band Called Oh and Mr Tea as well as more familiar names like Flash Atkins, Fingerman, Daco, Jonny Miller, Mental Overdrive, Ryan Kick, Leca, 2 Billion Beats, Kimo and Rave-enka as part of Nattmat. Tracks cover the deeper side of house but all pack punch and sealed with the Paper stamp of approval.
Buy it on JUNO and all good digital shops.
Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – Really like Kimo Trance and Zowie you know!
Mark Farina – Nice comp.
Pete Herbert – Quality tackle ..Erik Skantze and Kimo my favs.
Fingerman – Great variety on this!
Pathaan – S U P E R B !
James Rod – BIG SUPPORT!
Fernando – Couple great tracks here. Rainbows is my favourite.
Aldrin Zouk (Zouk) – Nice package! Especially diggin’ I.R.S.A.N.S, Twenty Sixteen, Nakenbad. Thanks!!
The boys have made a video for revolutions, one of the bangers from their Be Nice To Each Other album. It hit’s the big red button marked ‘pertinent’.
Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA
9pm plus Q & A
This fascinating film tells the story of how a group of friends in the remote cities of Bergen and Tromsø gave birth to a unique sound that went on to re-define dance music as it is known today and transform a country in the process. The generation of DJs and musicians it inspired have gone on to conquer the world. Starring Prins Thomas, Annie, Bjørn Torske, Lindstrøm, Idjut Boys and Bill Brewster amongst many others.
AFTER PARTY £8/10: 10pm – 3am
Junction House, 578 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AH
DJs – Bjørn Torske & Mental Overdrive
The official Northern Disco Lights after-party has two of Norway’s originators playing all night long at a brand new Dalston basement venue, Junction House.
Bjørn Torske is one of the world’s most unique producers and often called the Godfather of Norwegian dance music (or more recently the Codfather) with people like Todd Terje and Prins Thomas lining up to work with him. Behind the decks he stitches together leftfield disco wonk, house, techno, psychedelia and curveballs in to a dancefloor meltdown.
Alongside is the man who can claim to have kick-started the whole scene, Mental Overdrive has also witten the sound track for Northern Disco Lights. Although best known for techno Per Martinsen can slip between genres behind the decks and in the studio and continues to get booked everywhere from LA to Berlin.
This is a rare opportunity to hear two of Norway’s groundbreaking electronic pioneers performing together all night long.
The man known to his Mum as Dave is back with another space themed EP and yet again it’s four tracks of immaculately produced tech-soul bombs. We are particularly chuffed to have Basil Clarke from legendary Manchester band Yargo delivering vocals on A Little More Volume which is a thumping guitar driven wallop of a tune that hits all the rave buttons without getting boxed in by any of them.
The live mix makes some subtle changes with drums that have a bit more groove, added synths and tweaked production but the result is the same : dancefloor devastation.
Skirting is tech-houser that wears a big acid house grin. Anchored round an acid B-line it burbles and squeaks it’s way over drums and congas that swing like Baloo going toe to toe with King Louie plus added tropicala. It will bring the sunshine to the dingiest clubs and the darkest of basements to outdoor festivals.
Finally Daco does his psychedelic prog disco thing on Saving Grace. Loose broken drums, octave jumping arps and some seriously deranged programming make this a trip to dealt with carefully but the rewards will be cosmic!
Mighty Mouse: “Love this EP, superb!”
Julian Sanza: “Saving Grace its the kind of tunes i love to play, sparse, electronic, funky/techno and rave vibes”
Vinny Villbass: “Nice nice nice!”
Sean Johnston: “Bonkers!”
Alkalino: “Raw, dirty… I like A Little More Volume Original +Live Mix are awesome! Saving Grace is also nice. thks!”
Somerville & Wilson: “Great EP from Daco! Really love the grinding indie feel of A Little More Volume. And the Cosmic Acid of Saving Grace! Both the standouts for us. Both shall be played in our sets!”
Gemini Brothers: “This is just an amazing EP! Outstanding sounds for any summer sets! Full support!”
Cosmic Capers Radio Show: “Saving Grace is quality, a trip for sure. A Little More Volume Original mix is a great piece of music, i’m really into it!”
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.
One of our favourite artists Daco has more music than we know what to do with so why not give some away? This went out with our last newsletter so don’t get left behind and make sure you’re signed up for future freebies.
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.
Here’s the Autumnal edition of Paper Radio with the usual label bangers, mashers, uppers and downers. We’ve a special mix and intervew from Mark E plus Norwegian and Mungolian Jetsetter DJ Strangefruit.
And I drop a major bollack at the end by failing to
Sit back, pour yourself a vintage port, stuff your pipe and be warmed at the fireside of rave.
Kimo – Born Out
Situation – Get A Taxi (Lovedrop Remix)
Seen On TV – Spiral 2
Rave-enka – Rett I Kroppen
DJ Strangefruit Intervew
Todd Terje – Alfonso Muskedunder (Mungolian Jetset remix)
Daco – Meine Killer
Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Peza Remix)
Flash Atkins – Forbidden Flesh feat. Danielle Moore (Steve Cobby Mix)
Mark E – Laurentian Abyss
Mark E Interview
Mark E Mix
Kimo – Bow Down
Human League – Fascination (Situation Edit)
Drug Empire has been one of the best received tracks off Flash Atkins’ ‘The Life and Times’ album with Giles Peterson playing it on his Worldwide 2015 all winners show.
Now he’s put up the links up for studio types to get their mitts on.