Having just gone past our 200th EP release we thought it was a good time to play a selection from PAP101 – 200 plus some forthcomers. Add in an interview with Danni and Chris from Crazy P and Ben Davis in the hot seat and you’re in podcast heaven!
1. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
2. Proviant Audio – Hey, Let’s Do It
3. Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto
4. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden (Haugli Mix)
5. Daco – Aquarium
6. Ralph Myerz & The Kismik Diamondz – Acid 4 Eddie
CRAZY P INTERVIEW
7. Crazy P – Last Knockers
8. Kimo – Born Out
9. Ny*ak – Echoes
10. De Fantastiske To – Smile
11. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
12. Flash Atkins – Drug Empire (Jamie L Mix)
13. Sleazy McQueen – We Need To Reconnect
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Mix)
15. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
16. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
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
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
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.
Paper Disco continues its march onwards with an EP from Research. The band were recently heard on Trash The Wax and Day By Day on Paper Recordings last year had Psychemagik sprinkling their remix fairy dust.
Miss Ya takes things back to the 80s with big drums, off kilter bass and a straight ahead groove. Add moody vocals, lush pads for the chorus, a scattering of distorted guitars, Rhodes plus super good production and its a heavy track for DJs who know what’s what.
The Go-Go Time Mix takes things moodier for a more stripped back dubbier version but keeps all the rhythm in place. The vocal is used sparingly with the Rhodes, guitar, piano and congas all taking their turn to keep the track moving along as it jams out to the end touching on classic tracks as it goes.
It’s a refreshing take on disco that isn’t using the good times of the Paradise Garage as its inspiration but reaches for darker and more interesting corners.
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Well wonk-funk. Nice one!
Tim Love Lee – Really feeling this.
Get Down Edits – Feeling this guys!
Cosmic Disco – Nice chuggy discoid vibes! Early doors slap bass tackle. Thanks!
Bobby Beige – Really liking this,very sleazy dirty slice of /disco/funk with some neat guitars and piano lines. Will be giving this a whirl out in Amsterdam this weekend.
DJ Rocca – Go Go Time Mix for me.
Feodor AllRight – Go-Go Time mix is a cracker!
Billy Scurry – Sterling dancefloor vibes, really digging!
Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) – NIce traxxxx.
Joe Morris (Clandestino) – These are dope!
Dr Rob – It`s the rolling pianos on the “Go-Go Time” mix that work for me.
Advokkat – Cool track.
This Is Why We Dance – Go-Go Time mix for me here.
Deep South Audio – Both tunes show that the band have a swag in there sound . For me ill be sliding the remix late in to the DJ set when the lights are dark and the vibe is deep.
Ste Hodge – Moody & sassy in equal measures – Brilliant stuff!
Frank Lihaug -Nice and funky!
Black Mighty Wax – These grooves have infected my mind!
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The original is instantly one of my favourite tunes of the year! Pure sleaze, and definitely the kind of track you could build a whole set around! The Go-Go mix is also strong, that piano came out of nowhere and nearly floored me! Definitely getting hammered all Summer!
Mutant Disco Radio Show – Go-Go Time mix for me.
Paper Recordings hits its 20th birthday in 2014 and most labels would sensibly sit down in an armchair, light their pipe and release a retrospective. But not us, oh no! Our very first release The Book by Salt City Orchestra had “Look Forward, Not Back” inscribed on the vinyl so this has been the year we launched Paper Disco and why Papercuts # 2 is packed choc-a-bloc with a new generation of artists.
The compilation is the best of Paper’s recent output with a mixture of the familiar, the grizzled and the brand new, demonstrating why Paper is still one of the most exciting house labels in the world today.
There are four exclusive unreleased cuts; recent Norwegian Grammy award winner Ralph Myerz gives us a taste of what to expect from his forthcoming album, Richard Seaborne shows why he is one to watch with ‘Let’s Get High’ running the gauntlet of Detroit and Chicago, Pete Gooding’s mix of Justin Harris’ (Freaks) 1,2,3 Breathe is four to the floor heads down tackle and the unstoppable Psychemagik get their instrumental mix of Research’s Day By Day heard for the first time.
The rest is an embarrassment of riches that takes in Cottam’s 10 minute hypnotic soulful techno mix of Jamie L’s In The Burg, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy and Ron Basejam returning to the label to deliver their deep disco, Flash Atkins’ summer 2013 soundtracking Malawi Chant and the call to weirdness of Freak Club, Daco’s flawless soulful house, acid house war horses Terry Farley and Stretch’s dark garage, Leon Sweet’s breezy sample track GTTR, the disco put down of The Reason’s Why, 2 Billion Beat’s MASSIVE Noise In Your Eye and Ryan Kick turning in an amazing drawn out slomo mix on of Just Past Midnight on Sleazy McQueen’s Space Coast project.
1. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
2. Farley Silvester – Jam Down Beat Down
3. Flash Atkins – Did You Forget Top Shine? (Hot Toddy Mix)
4. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
5. Jamie L – In The Burg (Cottam Mix)
6. Daco – Make A Change feat. Vaceo
7. Richard Seaborne – Lets Get High (Asta La Vista)
8. Flash Atkins – Freak Club
9. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
10. Space Coast – Just Past Midnight (Ryan Kick’s Magic Suicide Remix)
11. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
12. Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Do The Choka Choka
13. Leon Sweet – GTTR
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Instrumental)
15. Justin Harris – 123 Breathe (Pete Gooding’s Secret Life Mix))
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
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”
Paper and We Are Woodville’s Flash Atkins serves up another helping of balearica, dub, wobbly house and all point in between.