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!!
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.
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.
Paper’s hook up with Norway continues to pay dividends with new artists who seem to knock it out the park with each release.
The latest is People Love Music’s Diskobeistet who tick all the boxes for grasping the sound of Paper’s heritage on a 4 track EP release for lovers of straight up “proper” house.
Birkelunden teams up tribally beats and smoking Rhodes with a Norwegian gentlemen’s vocal that we’re told is about going to the park, having a smoke and jumping up and down on a bouncy castle. So now you know.
The remix comes from another of our Norwegian friends, De Fantastiske To’s Ravi who gives it a bit of old school grit and jack before the bleepy bloppy style breakdown opens it up for the darkest dance floors. Is it techno? Is it house? Who cares!
Gammal Morro goes late night with a lazy hazy, sunset drenched vibe hooked around a Rhodes and nagging riff. Drive with the top down on this one and sport a pair of sockless espadrilles while you’re at it.
Nattergal is classic Paper all over, live sounding drums with snaps and claps in all the right places alongside a low slung bass line & chika chika guitar. Never straying far from the path, this is house for those that like it simple, straight forward and solid.
Support in from selectors:
“Great stuff that will work wonders both in the land of Oz and Ibiza! Love all traxx, full support!!!!!”
“lovely vibes. contemplative but still groovy, how we like our dance music. Great for the Melodica radio show”
High Soul Society:
“all over ‘Natterga’ a groovy little number that’ll be getting plenty of action at the HSS parties. Thanks You :)”
Somerville & Wilson:
“Smooth and slick release for those cocktail moments , Fav track is the Birkelunden Remix”
“Superb!!! loving them all!”
“Woah… this is strong. Feeeeelin it. Very close call but it’s Nattergal for me. More!”
Dean Sunshine Smith (Garden Festival):
“Reminds me of early paper those damn Norwegians styles. Gammal Morro for me”
“Vibes!! Great tracks and rmxs! looking forward to getting it on a system”
“As always a quality e.p from Paper Recordings! Gamma Morro takes centre stage for me looking forward to playing this at the weekend :)”
Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s):
“Loving the solid disco originals, esp Nattergal”
“very nice electro-nu disco stuff”
Leftside Wobble :
“The Nordic connection just keeps on giving…”
“Living next to it, I can confirm that these are Birkelunden approved!”
“Absolutely massive! Gammal Morro is the biggie for me here but to be fair I would drop all of them. Great work!”
Wrighty (Soul Buggin”)
“Cracking EP, looking forward to playing all the tracks out, buggered if I can choose a favourite though as I love them all equally.”
Mathias Stubo’s disco project continues to forge its way ahead in 2014 with a nomination for Drift Days & Disco Nights as best dance album of last year in the equivalent of the Norwegian Grammys.
How Does It Feel featuring Lido Lido is the third single to be taken off it and is the perfect combination of 80s, disco and pop with good times written in to its DNA. With Rhodes, sparkling synths, a healthy dose of NRG and a killer hook it’s been all A-listed on Norwegian national radio and is as perfect a 4 minutes as you’d ever want to spend.
Veteran disco merchant Pete Herbert brings dancefloor know-how, giving his version a solid 4/4, nagging bass and killer riff that sounds like an instant classic. Recently road tested at Paper’s Christmas party it was the biggest tune of the night and as the break kicked in the cheers were worthy of a cup final!
Paper stalwart Richard Seaborne takes a different path with a mix that is all about the acid and the jack. With a bouncing bass and drums that swing it works a groove for those underground floors that are the best parties.
Roberto Rodriguez – Excellent tune with great remixes! Count me in!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Pete’s mix is well chunkeh duck.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Good stuff and definitely digging the Pete Herbert mix though I am a little allergic to ’80s synths. The original is pretty hot, too.
Olle Abstrakt – Really like the original and Pete´s mix. Will play both a lot. Great to hear LidoLido´s voice on some proper stuff. HeÂ´s a big popstar in Norway with silly tracks on the radio.
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – PETE HERBERT is the man .. Great Richard Seaborne mix too
DJ Rocca – Pete Herbert Mix for me…full support!
Black Mighty Wax – Original Mix is good for airplay and Pete Herbert Mix will be my guest several times along my DJ sets!!
Da Wiseguy – The original and the Pete Herbert Mix have their charm….but it’s the Richard Seaborne Mix which really hoofs it. Feels good to me!
Bootsy – All about the remixes for me. Seaborne’s remix taking it straight to a dirty basement, whilst Mr Herbert’s trademark sound flows his remix turning the track into a bona fide Disco winner!
Cowbell Radio – Pete Herbert’s mix is the winner for me, liking the break, the way it kicks back in and then the added synths afterwards!
Dan J – Richard Seaborne mix is wicked. Pete Herbert is well tasty too. Full support!
This Is Why We Dance – Pete Herbert mix for me.
Justin Harris (Freaks) – Love Richard’s mix!!
Mike Burns – The Pete Herbert Mix is the one for me. Nice n funky!
Chris Massey – Pete Herbert once again has the Midas touch here and creates a bass bin, boat party rocking sunshine infused banger! Ace!
Phuturelabs – Love the Original and Herbert mixes. Will play out for sure!
DJ Tomas – Nice clean, soulful and shimmering productions. The Seaborne and Herbert mixes seal the groove quite nicely, nice tracks overall!
Craig Woodrow – Herbert worth a nod!
Leri Ahel – Peter Herbert remix is standout track for. Love other 2 tracks too.
Get Down Edits – Excellent stuff, Pete`s Remix stands out on first listen but looking forward to testing all these.
Frank Lihaug – Nice original track. The Pete Herbert Mix is of the hook 🙂
Feodor Allright & Elena Mechta – Pete Herbert remix is wicked! Count us in the radio and club support.
Bottin – good mood vibes from Pete!
Neil Diablo – Great release. richard seabourne mix is really good but the pete herbert one comes out on top for me
Sleazy McQueen – What’s not to love about this package?! nothing. Seaborne and PH remix to delight.
Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ How Does It Feel & Remix!
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) -best Proviant Audio so far, that Pete Herbert mix is just made for our dancefloor
Reza Athar – Richard Seaborne is the winner again!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Pete Herbert smashes it with a proper disco work out ….NICE
The wonderful Proviant Audio disco wagon rolls ever onward with the release of his second album Drift Days & Disco Nights. It got Tune of the Month in Mixmag and DJ Mag said it was better than Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories.
The third single How Does It Feel feat. Lido Lido is out in February on Paper Disco with Pete Herbert and Richard Seaborne mixes plus the winner of this competition.
We are also throwing it open to budding producers with a remix competition so HERE are the parts to download and get to work on.
Entries need to be in for December 16 and the winner will appear on the release plus get a CD of the album. Just email us a link.
2 Billion Beats mix their love of the 80s, house music, disco, handlebar moustaches and side chaining in to a sound that references the past but puts it firmly in the phuture. With recent releases on 3am Records and getting love from DJs like Pete Herbert, Crazy P, Toby Tobias and Psychemagik they are one of the next generation of producers spinning house on it’s head.
For Mega City One they have gone deep and widescreen. With a sparkly riff that a rock solid bass nails down, the track introduces some Rhodes before building to the break. Then comes the acid and it’s a trip for the head and feet as the tracks ebbs and flows with the atmosphere and dance floor dynamics set to 10.
Next up, the King of Norway Ralph Myerz suitably steps up to the plate, being 2 Billion Beats’ favourite ever producer. Keeping it deep but with a lighter mood, he goes for a Balearic disco vibe and hits a bullseye! Vocoders, NRG bass, crisp production and the original riff give it a classic Paper house sound.
Joe Morris goes more nu-disco with analogue bass and acid, sax and stabbing synths that lock things down before the piano chords. When they come in it’s that dance floor moment you go looking for.
Finally Flash Atkins heads in the opposite direction with a mix that’s deep and moody. Over broken beats, it weaves it’s way through a soundscape of arpeggiated synths, live bass, delayed guitars and percussion to the break where it drops to nothing but a messed up gospel vocal. Then the track elements are re-introduced before strings finish things off nicely.
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – Original is very oddball but kinda cool. Reminds me a bit of those proggy early 90s UK house records.
Bonar Bradberry – Joe Morris mix lovely and deep!
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – The original is super nice.
Shane Jackson (Fish Go Deep) – Like the original mix a lot. A rock solid groove with big, bold, confident melodies. Looking forward to playing.
Roberto Rodriguez – Oh yes! Really nice release! The mixes are cool but i think i will go for the original.
Mighty Mouse – Love the Ralph Myers remix.
Andy Ash – Love the original!
Pete Herbert – Superb EP.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Original is nice, but it’s the somewhat melancholic Flash Atkins mix for me. Lovely.
Lewis Dene – Damn sexy music!
Benoit C – Coooooooooool ep
Craig Woodrow – Great! Strong stuff!
Havana Candy – Original mix for me. Top house music. Good work fellas
Greg Fenton (DMC) – Flash Atkins version works best for me.
Murray Richardson – Nice mixes all round here, Joe’s mix is lovely but Lord Flash pants lifts the trophy for me.
Nutritious – Impeccable!
Stuart Patterson – What a lovely record.. now just which to pick uuuuummmmm
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Very good release-nice optins on the mixes. Uplifting chords and all very playable-maybe the Flash Atkins is not a dancefloor option but its mood and progression makes it fave.
Cowbell Radio – Cracking stuff as always. Very hard to pick a favourite but I’m a sucker for strings and we don’t hear enough of them nowadays, so the Flash remix tips the scales for me!
Acid House survivors Terry Farley and Stretch Silvester for their first release on the label “Jam Down Beat Down”.
Terry has helped define modern UK dance music. In the 80s through his involvement with Boys Own and bands like the Happy Mondays. In the 90s pioneering a tougher garage sound on JBO with Pete Heller. And in the 00s with Faith, a shining beacon for proper house music.
Stretch Silvester has remixed acts like Pulp & St. Etienne, featured on Coca Cola ad campaigns, composed the music for Bjorn Borg’s London fashion show and continues to run his Bring Back The Future record label.
Together they are Farley Silvester!
Jam Down Beat Down has got the trademark Farley sound of floor heavy main room beats, rolling bass, congas and garage stabs. It’s built around a reggae sample that gives the track an otherworldly feel as it floats in and out with dubbed out effects. There’s a build to the drop before things really take off in the second half!
“Paper is a great fit for us because they understand the draw of the blue lights coming off Ms Vasquez glitter ball as the queens stamp and the ball kids runway. They understand the ultimate HOUSE end game which we have both always aimed for …one day…one day.” – Terry Farley
Jimpster – Massive! liking both mixes here but I reckon the dub will be my pick for playing out.
Doc Martin – Both Mixes are DOPE!!!
Rocky (X-Press 2) – Tel’s on fire right now. Love the dub.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – The first half of the dub sounds exactly like a late-90’s San Francisco record … could’ve been a track off Grayhound. Making me a bit nostalgic, here! Terrific all around.
Marius Våreid (Full Pupp) – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Sleazy McQueen – This is really cool!
Jacob (E.A.R) – Great House music how it should be.
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Massive, favourite release on Paper in a long time.
Nelson Ramalho – Cool! Loving the bass line and the vocal is good sounds like a bit of an afterthought to the track but sounds cool. Good job. Dub is good too.
Eric Duncan – Niiiiice!
Harri (Sub Club) – Both good for me.
Aldrin Zoiuk – One for the more discerning & matured floors.
Marius Våreid – Lord Have Mercy! What a cool track! And the Dub is ace too.
Pulse Radio – Bouncy! Loving this!
Severino Panzetta – Proper HOUSE!!!
Benoit C – Cooooool.
diskJokke – Love the feel of the dub.
Pete Herbert – Great main room tackle!!! me digging.
Nutritious – Wow. Serious. Grindin!!!
Murray Richardson – Top stuff loving this – nice driving percussive track, proper heavy bass and love the vocal bitz, perfect for Brazil.
Hannah Holland – Brilliant .. take me to the clurb! WERK
Mighty Mouse – Really like them both, deep n dirty – great stuff.
Psychemagik – Chunky!
Leftside Wobble – Another real H.O.U.S.E. winner from Farley & Stretch Silvester.
Stuart Patterson – Farley gave me this a while back , maybe it wasn’t mastered or finsihed .. thought it was decent but sounds great this morning on my headphones.. will play tonight ..