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”
Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To deliver the goods once more in this slam dunk/home run/golden goal (delete as necessary) of an EP. If you like serious body shaking house music then prepare to hold on tight!
Folk Og Ferie starts off and its all kinds of ace-ness, marrying balearic tinged disco with jacking Chicago type house all sprinkled with that special Norsk cosmic dust. You don’t know whether to raise your hands, blaze up a fat one, order a cocktail or just dance, dance, dance! Maybe try all four?
Teknokofte runs out of the gate with snapping Roland 909 percussion and its sights firmly set on melting your face. A hooky bassline that’s drenched in squelch sits hand in hand with stubby strings & jazz infused chords.
Orgeldoner slows things down to take you into a purple haze of blessed out yacht rocking balearic disco. 80’s bassline with hooky chords, sustained string action and of course that signature Norwegian special sauce ties it up nicely.
Sunshine feat. Jay Nemor is like the long lost brother of a Gil Scott Heron track with it’s super laid back grooves. Dreamy rhodes, jacked up percussion and a sweet vocal make this fit perfectly into the “Nu-jazz balearic disco lounge house whatevs” category.
Mark Farina – Nice cuts”
Get Down Edits – “Really nice release from Paper once again”
Space Ranger – “Perfekt summer-jam”
Andy Inland Knights – “Nice release …liking all cuts”
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “More Fantastiske stuff! Great EP, Orgeldoner sounding great but once more Jay Nemor provides the magic.”
Harri – “Sunshines the one for me…lovely”
Nutritious – “A dancefloor with any sense will freak to Teknoköfte”
DJ Rocca – “LOVE IT!”
Dubble D – “Folk Og for me”
Bad Barbiebeats – “Solid little EP full of Chuggy, Loopy, Loveliness. Feeling the Robotic, Filthy, Grind of “Teknokofte” most”
Groovement Soul – “Feeling the hypnotic vibe of Folk Og Ferie”
Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Nice, clean sounds throughout. Liking the dreamy arpeggiators in ‘Folk Og Ferie’.
Robot 84 – “Killer EP, every track a winner… Luv it!! I’ll play every track…”
Bottin – Orgeldöner
Neil Diablo – “Solid groovey ep. love Orgeldoner. Is that kebab related?”
Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.
Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.
Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.
Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.
Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.
Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.
Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.
Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! 🙂
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.
Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!
Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.
Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.
80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.
Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.
Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.
Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.
Frank Xerox – Dope release!
Pathaan – Great tracks!!
Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.
Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.
Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.
Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.
Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!
Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.
Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.
This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support
Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.
Ralph Myerz – Really like Keep Schtum´s stuff, all tracks are super, but diggin Do Ya Love A LOT!
Moodymanc – nice vibes… version 1 and do ya love feeling nice here thanks!
Billy Scurry – Solid as fuck house music,will def be on my playlist for quite some time!!
Will TRAMP! – Love it. Great release!
Sommerville & Wilson – Nice deep house infused tracks.Solid release from Paper Disco. Full support from Somerville & Wilson
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – real change vers 1 is fab!
Jim Stanton (Jorse Meat Disco) – Splendid vers 1 is for me 🙂
Sleazy McQueen – Totally cool, Summertime vibes captured!
Pablo Contraband – Do Ya Love is the one for me – nice solid track for the heads
Dan Wainwright – Real Change version 2 is my kinda tackle! Will give it a dancefloor test next week to a bunch of Stokies… know they’re gonna dig it x
Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – I’m loving Real Change, Version 1 for the clubs and Version 2 for the bar sets
Resident Paper munter and self soiler Flash Atkins is back with a second EP of collaborations. The first found favour with people like Danny Krivit, Bill Brewster, Crazy P and Moodymanc and was heard playing everywhere from The Warehouse Project to Croatian boat parties.
Flash?s first studio victim was young gun Chris Massey which resulted in a deep tribal house throbber that?s heavy on atmosphere as the first half builds around an arp, sub and subterranean percussion. For the drop the mood lightens with a Rhodes and 80s synth line as all the elements are re-introduced for maximum dancefloor dynamics.
Daco’s head was next on the Flash?s studio block and their track Vowerk is named after a breed of chicken. Fact. It’s a super-heavy slice of main room tech-house built around a distorted arped bass that summons up the spirit of John Ciafone and Mood II Swing.
Manchester veteran Neil Diablo didn’t know what he was getting in to and by the time he’d worked it out they were two tracks down. Nezulka is deep house at it’s finest and on a Hot Creations tip but without the whiff of sunglasses in nightclubs. Swinging drums and analogue bass keep it ticking over before the synths in the second half mellow things out to drag you out the K hole you may have been sliding in to.
The EP is rounded off with some 90s vibing house that?s got a bit of Balearic business going on. With samples firing off the track builds to the break where the organ does it’s sunset thing. But wait, is that a male vocal singing Hey Yeah as the drums drop? By golly it is and doesn’t it sound fine!
Moodymanc – Excellent vibrations from the most motley crew in dirty disco…
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – NEZULKA is the one for me …dope !!!
Justin Harris (Freaks) – Sodium Original is really cool – nice EP.
Nathan Detroit – Love Massey. Love Diabo. Love this!
Nick Holder (DNH) – Nice and deep.
Harri – NIce work!
Nutritious – Vowerk!
Da Wiseguy – Nice pack of 4 steady builders….but Sodium kills them all!
Aldrin Zouk – Sodium is my fav cut.
Jonny Miller (Southport Weekender) – Flash Atkins, total loser so thank god someone else is on hand to help here. I love the bass edge on ‘Vowerk’, one for the shufflers at Southport maybe? The Neil Diablo collar cuts also worked very nicely, great EP!
Da Sunlounge – Sodium is very nice, will play this.
Dan J – Fully digging Vowerk, proper druggy business and looking forward to trying this out.
CP (Inkfolk) – Sounds like a Tribal records Eric Kupper outing…Nice.
Bootsy – The Neil Diablo collab Nezulka is my pick and love the vocal sample. But may I say the Daco track Vowerk doesn’t half kick eh? A close second!
Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Great EP, Vowerk is the one for me.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Loving everything about the Dirty Protest!
Dogan Aktay – I think the Neil Diablo ones stand a head above the other two but I like the overall coherence of the release.
Russell Politt – Got quality stamped right through this – brilliant EP.
J.Cub & Lil’ Mark have teamed up for three cuts of deep house that sound like they were made specifically for our Paper. Those who know the catalogue will hear flavours of Kenny Hawkes, Head Nodding Society and Dirty Jesus.
J.Cub is man about Leeds town and club owner as well as being one of the people behind Baker Street Records before leaving to concentrate on Eclectic Avenue Records. Lil’ Mark has been releasing records on labels Classic, MFF and Greenkeepers and been championed by jocks like Derrick Carter.
No Time is a shuffling groove with a grinding bassline, subtle sample and minimal keys. That is all the best house music needs and this sucks you in to its hypnotic grasp.
Next up Dark Days has a techier feel with a more straight up swing and digi bass that is layered up with an effected marimba and EFX. Again its all about sticking with the groove as it draws you in but things are keep interesting with the pad that filters in and out along with tripped out vocals
The Dark Dub strips things back even further for trippy house business!
Soul Clap – Classy for dat ass-y. Truly house music!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – No time works every time.
Moodymanc – Stellar stuff from two of the best smelling men in modern house music.
Krysko – Liking the Dark Dub, will get some early doors airing for sure.
Andy Baxter – Lovely deep chilled biz.
Oliver $ – Nice paper!!!
Harri (Sub Club) – Nice work fellas!
Black Mighty Wax – Diggin’ Dark Days… simple, but very effective groove.
Chris Massey – Nice darkroom vibes on a solid houser! Full support!
Christophe (Futureboogie) – Diggin’ this.
Death on the Balcony – Feelin’ the grooves here! Great musical partnership producing the goods!
Max Pask – Dark Days is the one for me.thanks.
Ben Cox – Sexy, hypnotic house. Can’t wait to give this an airing in the Oz sunshine next weekend!!
Murray Richardson – Nice deep shenanigans, into both trax but dark days original is my fav.
Benoit C – No Time for me!
Nathan Detroit – Boomty boooooomp.
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – DARK DAYS is cute.
Marius Våreid – Dark Days (OG ) is my fav here, will definitely take it for a spin!
Richard Seaborne – Girl Music EP
1. Date Night
2. I Know You Love Me
3. Belle Choses
Richard Seaborne is back with a three track EP that oozes deep disco and demonstrating why he is a producer to watch. Always armed with an unexpected vocal and crisp production, big things are round the corner.
Richard first appeared on Paper with The Reasons Why. It was deadpan take-down of a former lover that rocked the floors of Aeroplane, Horsemeat Disco, Doc Martin, Roberto Rodriguez, Eric Duncan and Tensnake to name just a few.
Date Night kicks things off and is a hypnotic deep house nagger with a recurring delayed synth stab that filters in and out. Set over Richard’s swinging drums it works the groove with a crushed vocal to add melody and intrigue. Suitable for beard strokers and disco queens alike.
I Know You Love Me has gorgeous reverbed percussion over disco beats and a feel good sample. Add an easy listening vocal that sounds like it’s never belonged anywhere else and you’ve got a timeless track that is deceptively deadly!
To round things off Belle Choses finds it’s groove in a locked down disco sample and drives that bad boy all the way home! With live broken house beats it draws you in with it’s repetitiveness, off set by filtering, disco toms, camp vocal, samples and efx firing off for detonation!
Tensnake – “usual quality form paper, nice deep house disco hybrid, I know You Love Me is sweet”
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – “Great ep from Richard, “I KNow You Love Me”, is my pick”
Jim Baron (Crazy P) – “me choses belle choses!”
Sleazy McQueen – “This is really quite nice and I’m sure I will play all three, quality as always from Mr. RS”
Sean Johnston (ALFOS//Hardway Bros) – “Will give date night a go, sounds great”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Super cool”
Rocky (X-Press 2) – “Date Night ace.”
Oliver $ – “nice package feeling i know you love me”
Moodymanc – “nice vibes…”
James Teej (My Favourite Robot) – “cool release, diggin date night a lot. ”
Neil Scott (El Diablos) – “well touch me up on the back seat of the cinema… if only all date nights were exciting as this one! Huge EP”
Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – “lovely disco tech..”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s) – “Love the subtlety of “Belle Choses”
Drop Out Orchestra – “woha! loving this!”
2 Billion Beats – “Belle smacks of old school Paper with a 2013 twist. Lovvit”
Dean Sunshine Smith – “I do like ‘I know you love me’ and it will sit in some forthcoming sets for sure.”
Bobby Beige – “Nice three tracks of deepness here from Richard with my personal fave Belle Choses but all good here ”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “I Know You Love Me is definitely working for me, with Belle Choses a close second”
Bogdan Taran (Dancebox.net) – “lovely lovely lovely deep disco stuff, all the tune are great!!”
Simon Wright (Data Transmission) – “Oh oh oh, now this reminds of classic Paper of old. Nice one.”
Helene DJ Mag – “I heart Richard Seaborne’s tunes! ‘Date Night’ rocks!”
Sam Devine (Defected) – “like that, really nice!”
Cowbell Radio – “Solid release, love the vocals and the samples and pretty much anything released by Richard. Date Night probably the most dancefloor friendly, I know you love me definitely the most catchy!”
Nelson Ramalho – “Cracking sounds on these tracks. Smooth and funky disco can best describe this EP! Thanks for the release I’ll be supporting all three for sure!”
Chris Da Mentalist – “As always paper delivers the goods to a high standard. Love Belle Choses”
Proviant Audio – Once I Thought
2. Prins Thomas Disko Mix
3. Chris Massey Mix
4. Leon Sweet’s Wizard Mix
5. Flash Atkins Mix
Mathais Stubo’s Proviant Audio is launching Paper Disco with Once I Thought, the first single from his forthcoming second album ‘Drift Days & Disco Nights’.
His debut, ‘Real Love Tastes Like This’ announced his arrival in 2011 in true style with it’s heady mix of house, disco, soul and hip-hop. The new material is more disco and demonstrates his continued development as one of the most new exciting producers around today.
Once I Thought points the way towards a more disco direction but still with his trademark choppy production and layered instrumentation. Add an arrangement that always surprises to a vocoded vocal earworm and the summer of disco finally lands via Norway!
Prins Thomas takes on his fellow countryman in fine style, bringing his own psychedelic disco sound. Retaining the vocal, the hypnotic bass is introduced and the track builds before the broken kick is introduced a full 3 ½ minutes in. It continues to ebb and flow with washes, synths, samples, acid and moving bass in true head and feet mashing style. It finishes off the way it begins, deep and trippy!
Nu disco upstart Chris Massey takes time out from his day jobs at Paper Towers and Electric Elephant to come up with a mix that ticks the 4/4 disco boxes but takes it big room. With spacious bass and synth and the original’s nagging guitar it’s got Funktion 1 written all over it!
Leon Sweet brings his trademark crisp production and gives the mix a 80s bent. With touches of Blancmange and Japan, it’s squelchy, synthy and dancefloor effective!
Flash Atkins takes a more organic direction with live drums and percussion building up to a fat dropped bass and 4/4 beat. The break reintroduces the percussion again before it’s back to business!
Feedback so far…
Soul Clap – “Prins Thomas takes it epic again, nice oneeeee”
Danny Krivit – “Liking several of the mixes!”
Tensnake – “Always a pleasure to have new stuff from Paper. Great original but Prins takes it to another level”
Roberto Rodriguez – “What a great feel good song! Loving it!”
Rocky (XPress 2) – “All nice. PT’s mix my fave so far.”
Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – “Like the PT and Massey mixes!”
Pete Herbert – “Holy cow! great remixes! Digging all of these….”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Pretty Groovy”
Sleazy McQueen – “Kickin’ off Paper Disco in class!”
Ralph Myerz – “Love the original!Another great track from Proviant Audio!
Diggin all the mixes on here, but especially the vibe and buildup on the Prins Thomas Disko Mix. FULL support on this one!!!!”
Moodymanc – “Original has a nice vibe for me here.”
Nathan Detroit – “Prins and Chris come up trumps for me..”
DJ Rocca – “Thomas and Chris remixes for me”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45’s) – “This is too good!”
Harri (Sub Club) – “Yes ….liking : )”
Mighty Mouse – “Brilliant EP, loving this a lot. Original and Leon Sweet remix my faves. Full support from me”
Billy Scurry -” Solid work here, hard to pick a fav as all different and great…top work!”
Ste Hodge – “All about the Flash Atkins Mix…so bloody good it hurts”
Tunnel FM – “Really hard to pick one here, all tracks is great about them.. absolutely support, Thanks!”
2 Billion Beats – “Loving all mixes. Discotastic!”
Will Tramp! – “Ace release! Prins & Massey! Big”
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “What a great start to the new label…again something for everyone here! I can imagine the Prins Thomas remix chugging its way to an epic conclusion on a big sound system. The Flash percussion in brilliant, but the winner for me is Chris Massey’s remix, like the description says, this will be a guaranteed floor filler!”
Mutant Disco – “Nice release, Prins Thomas mix for me.”
Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Strong release … everything here is appealing, Prins Thomas + Leon Sweet mixes share the ribbon from me. Thanks!”
Neil Quigley – “Prins Thomas remix is HUGE! Perfect way for Paper Disco to start. Go big or go home, right?”
Hunk Of A Man – “Outstanding! it’s the original for me since i’m a Stubo fanboy :)”
Frank Lihaug – “Great track and a strong remix package. The original and the Flash Atkins mix rocks..”
Damian Wilson – “Very tasty – looking forward to hearing more from Paper Disco”
Tim Love Lee – “Big fan of Proviant Audio”
Ulysses – “Prins Thomas rules fo’ evah. I challenge him to make a 3 minute pop song, though. 😉 The Leon Sweet and Flash Atkins remixes are real nice, too. great stuff all around.”
Reza Athar – “The Chris Massey mix is epic!”
Trent Grimes (Ministry Of Sound) – “F#ck yeah love it!”
Benoit C – “Prins Thomas remix for me”
Neil Diablo, one of Manchester’s unsung heroes steps out from behind the decks to release an EP of future music that ranges from peak time deep house to slo-mo disco.
Neil Diablo – Let’s Get It On EP
1. Let’s Get It On.
2. Yr Mnd Yr (Dub)
3. Take Two
Neil Diablo has been a cornerstone of the Northwest’s club scene over the past ten years through his El Diablo’s Social Club, which has been a bastion for all things disco and house. Booking guests like Greg Wilson and Eric Duncan, it is well known that Neil is the DJ that the crowds go to hear. Out of the night has sprung EDSC Recordings and his vinyl only disco edits as Evil K’Neil on KAT Records that are highly sought after, selling out in days.
Let’s Get It On is deep tribal business headed straight to the main room. It’s teeth are shown once the organ synth comes in for proper heads down foot to the floor deep house that bites. The latter half of the track gives the 303 a run out and it’s all boxes ticked!
Yr Mnd Yr first saw the light of day on the Paper Cuts # 1 compilation earlier in the year, finding favour with DJs like Justin Robertson, Andy Ash and Love From Outer Space’s Sean Johnston. Here he strips things back for a dub that is tough house music, drawing equal inspiration from Detroit, NYC and Chicago.
Finally he flexes his disco muscles on Take Two. Taking things right down, it’s a rolling funk groove with an off-kilter bass, delayed synths, dub stabs and a sample that does it’s thing in slo-mo style. Music for the head and feet.
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Take Two is ace. I will play it on the radio.
Justin Una Bomber – Each one hits the spot. awesome package of dance floor bombs!!!!
Billy Scurry – Hot As f**k!! Neil is on a roll! let’s get on it nails it.
Moodymanc – Fanbloodytastic!
Sean Johnston (Love From Outer Space) – Nice work.
Murray Richardson – Very very classy indeed – 3 smashing trax – luv it!
Eric Duncan – YEA!!!!!!!
Jacques Renault – Nice one Neil!
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – The last one’s a nice groover. good work Neil!
Joe 90 (Futureboogie) – Two surefire bangers there, can’t wait to play them. Massive win from Neal!
Nathan Detroit – Deep chugs.
Marius Våreid – Take Two is a monster. Love it!
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Take Two for me, hands down. Slinky strut … I dig it.
Hunk of a Man – AWESOME!! i’ll play all of these thank you…(“,)… WHOA!
Sleazy McQueen – Dig it!
Cowbell FM – Another quality release, although I’d expect nothing less from the man. Yr Mind Yr is still one of my favourites of this year, but I like the sleaziness of Take Two.
Andy Toka (Inland Knights) – Nice EP, for me the lo-slung vibes on take two are the buisiness, cool tune.
Kahuun – Oh, I love that bass in Let’s Get It On! Proper release lads!
Stuart Patterson – Well dabbled diablo .. yr mind yr and take two the picks for me.
Untitled Music – Dub mix very tasty!
Martin Brew -Nice deepness all round!
Benoit C – Coool EP
Death On The Balcony – Take Two is the one!
Super-numpty Flash Atkins is back with a new EP and it’s a bobby belting package of deep nu-disco vibes.
Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine? feat. Sally Garozzo
3. Hot Toddy Mix
4. Jamie L Mix
5. Havana Candy Mix
Flash Atkins is a Super Hero who is neither super nor a hero. In fact he’s pretty much a waste of space who would sell his own grandmother for a free drink.
However he does still have the ability to manipulate sound and uses it to make high-grade house music for Paper Recordings.
Did You Forget To Shine? is deep nu-disco that first saw the light of day earlier in the year (in edited form) on the label’s warmly received compilation, Paper Cuts # 1.
Featuring the vocals of Sally Garozzo and based around an analogue bass riff, the track weaves hypnotically with pads and synths before stripping things back in the second half. A rhythm guitar is then introduced that builds things back up to the end.
Next up, there’s an instrumental version for those allergic to vocals. Keeping all the original elements but with added synth lines to keep the track bubbling, it again builds to the rhythm guitar and pads at the end.
First off the blocks, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy is welcomed back in to the Paper fold with an ace mix of deep soulful house. A rubber bass pins things down whilst snatches of vocals and Rhodes make way for a tougher synth riff to get it rocking.
Man of mystery Jamie L does his leftfield disco thing and works the groove over a live bass, lazy low-slung beat and live claps. It’s locked in heads down tackle that layers up the riff with a synth that changes it up a gear.
Finally Havana Candy brings his analogue sensibility to the mix with a deep and techy version that uses elements of the original and full vocals but with added pads, giving it a timeless Balearic electronic flavour.
DJ Nutritious – Possibly my favourite release of the year!
Roberto Rodriguez – Nice new song from Flash! All the versions are cool, but i think i will spin the Jamie L mix the most.
Andy Ash – Cool track, Hot Toddy remix is really nice.
Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Miguel Migs – Digging the “jamie L remix” and also the “dubstrumental”.
El Harvo (Future Boogie) – Feeling this!
Fred Everything – Straight to the Hot Toddy for predictable ‘ol me.
Drop Out Orchestra – Lovely. Original all the way
Cristophe (Futureboogie) – Loving the vocal and groove on this. Hot. Will play the original and the Hot Toddy mix.
Red Rack’em – Digging the Jamie L remix. Will play it on my show I think…
Dicky Trisco – Feeling that Jamie L mix!
Rune Lindbaek – Top stuff.
Lost My Dog – I’ll have a Hot Toddy please barman.
Daniel Solar – Original and/or Hot Toddy Remix. Not exactly sure yet. But overall a very nice release 🙂
Sleazy McQueen – well, I heard the samples for Jamie L and Havana Candy and knew it was a good package, but to add Hot Toddy– now I know it’s GREAT!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash is back….loving the grove on the Jamie L remix.
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – hot Toddy mix wins.
Trent Grimes (MOS Australia) – Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Bouthier – Nice! Supporting.
Pete Gooding – Nice track, hot toddy mix is best for me.
Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Ooh yeh, Toddy’s mix for me. no surprises there then!
The Lovely Jonjo – So sexy really good slow groover.
Cowbell Radio – Another strong all-round package, a bit like Flash’s codpiece! Always had a lot of love for the original but for my dancefloor I think Hot Toddy just wins by a nose.
Harri – Nice tune Ben…..full support : )
Henri Kohn – Great singles. Hot Toddy mix for me but all mixes are hot.
Inland Knights – Jamie L mix is the one for me.
Jonny Miller – More quality from the most rubbish superhero of all time. The orig, dub and havana mixes would fit nicely into the deep disco set alongside Maurice Fulton, the toddy will work for the deep house bods and jamie’s mix i think will appeal to your joy orbison type people with expensive glasses. That mix i think is my fav mix too X JM
Death on the Balcony – Hot Toddy please!!!
Mighty Mouse – Original mix for me, great track, full support.
Marius Våreid – Hahaha, fantastic intro following this release! It is quality all the way here, but the Hot Toddy mix is my choice for the dance floor. My personal fav is the dubstramental of the OG. Well done!
Kiko Navarro – Good release, i will play Hot Toddy mix.
This Is Why We Dance – Quality underground disco-deep shizzle.
Stuart Patterson – oh no! Flash has gone will bent, must be all the lycra outfit, thankfully Hot Toddy bounces to the rescue and Jamie L darks it up. Oh damn, i might even play the original.
Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Bottin – Nice Toddy.
Moodymanc – All about the Hot Toddy.
Ian Pooley – HOT TODDY -&rt; LoVE !!!!!!
Aldrin Zouk – Sexy groovy original, dub & Hot Toddy remix.