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.”
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?”
After providing hefty remix action for Richard Seaborne and behind the massive Gimme Some Dim Sum as one half of De Fantastiske To, Ravi Brunsvik steps up to drop his debut solo EP of the Norwegian good stuff on Paper.
Antibac kicks things off and to quote Chris in the office “it builds like an absolute bastard!”. Nearly 10 minutes of solid thunder is accompanied by jacking percussion and icy synth stabs whilst the beat just keeps on trucking. This one will grab you before you realise what’s happened.
Sur Sennep takes things to a late night discotheque located somewhere between The Hacienda and a Croatian festival. An almost acid house set up leads the way before evolving into the kind of balearic disco that can only be dreamed up in Norway. There are plenty of hooky synths, old skool keys and a bassline that squelches. Good times ahead when you unleash this..
Closing the EP off Påfuglen picks up the baton and takes things to the chill out room. Minimalistic and stripped back yet still full of enough synth squeaks, tweaks & bleeps to keep you hooked and intrigued. If Kraftwerk opened an opium den then this would surely be on their in-house playlist.
Sean Johnston – Chris Massey sent me this ages ago – I didn’t label it properly and I have been dying to know what it was – mystery solved. It’s fucking brilliant and has been a staple of 2015 ALFOS parties. KILLER!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – It’s a doozy.
Nutritious – This is EP is ridiculous!
Ralph Myerz – Superb stuff! All traxx rawks, very cool sound on the whole EP, full support!!
Harri (Sub Club) – Liking them all
Sleazy McQueen – Yeah, Antibac is a builder!
Billy Scurry – Great slice of funk infested vibes!! More of the same please.
B.G. Baarregaard – Great release!
Justin Harris – Really feeling Sur Sennep – nice one.
Julian Sanza – Good stuff, will take Pafuglen for a ride!
Fingerman – Antibac is a great little chugger!
Neil Quigley – Antibac is a killer!!!
Tronik Youth – Pafuglen for me…dark vibe
Somerville & Wilson – Great release ..will be dropping this in our sets. Full support.
Murray Richardson – Love Sur Sennep, what a great tune can’t wait to play this one out.
Como Las Grecas Magazine – Cool release, amazing Antibac.
Kahuun – Amazing work, full support. Antibac will be on heavy rotation.
Tici Taci Music – Antibac and Pafuglen for me…Antibac is a chug monster.
Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Antibac, relentless and does indeed build like a bastard!
Wrighty – Loving Antibac, groovy as fuck.
Bad Barbie Beats – Cosmic chuggy loveliness.
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.”
Flash Atkins is a drunkard, drug user and general wrong’un. A super hero who has fallen from his purple patch in the 80s to purple stains on his pants in the 00.
He is also the alter go of Paper Recordings’ Ben Davis and Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys is the first single from his forthcoming album Paper album “The Life and Times of Flash Atkins”. Each track title is named after a chapter of a short story to be published as an accompaniment to the long player.
Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys is a slo-mo tech heavy chugger that is locked down with rock sold beats and a throbbing side-chained bass. The track builds with synth lines before a sampled female vocal brings in some sparse melody and reinforces the hypnotic rhythm. An acid line adds to the tension before the reaching it’s peak with all the elements hitting home.
The Deaf Boys Dub goes down a more stripped back route with a Moog synth riff and techy hats along with the sampled vocal. Ricocheting snares herald the arrival of the sub and things crank up a gear. It’s proper 4am lose yourself in the smoke club music as the synth riff filters in and out.
Doc L. Junior is a Norwegian legend who’s not been active for a while but is back with a wallop. Deep and synthy with a hint of 80s, this is big room music that brings to mind So Get Up by Underground Sound of Lisbon.
Finally, Richard Seaborne turns in a classic sounding remix recalling Armand Van Helden in his prime. He ups the pace, adds a brutal bottom end, chucks in a jazz break on top of the acid and vocal and it’s dance floor dynamite.
François K – ‘Flashing Thunder dub is great, will definitely give this one some plays.’
Peter Kruder – – ‘Love the Original. Doc L Juniors Flashing Thunder dub is also cool. The Richard Seaborne mix also works for me’
Vito De Luca Aeroplane – ‘ – Flash’s Deaf Boys Mix is great’
Ron Basejam – ‘Original is the one. lasers!’
Mr G – Solid EP
Sean Johnston ( A Love From Outer Space) – ‘Deaf Boys come on down!’
Sleazy McQueen – ‘Wow, this is super cool and vibey. I dig all four!’
Tronik Youth – Neil Parnell (Tronik Youth) – ‘Love the original and deaf boys dub great stuff’
Harri (Sub Club) – ‘Ben sent me this a while ago…been playing a few of these out’
Bonar Bradberry – ‘Good stuff thanks guys’
DC Salas – ‘Flashs Deaf Boys dub for me!’
James Teej – ‘Flash’s deaf boys dub is really original’
Ralph Myerz – All mixes are beyond superduper, full support. Especially the Doc L Junior mix is a favourite, wow!!!
Andrew Grant (EDEC) – ‘Doc Juniors Flashing Thunder dub is hot hot hot… like the other tracks too’
Leftside Wobble – ‘Deep brooding acidic chugger, perfect for fallen superhero after parties!’
Brett Griffin – Droog LA / Culprit) – ‘The original slow mo funk is dope’
Alec Sander (La Royale (Electrique Music) – ‘Cool tracks guys, love the original and the Flash Deaf Dub’
Erik Rug (Rex Club) -‘Flash Deaf Boys dub mix is my pick here..thanks !!’
Neil Scott El Diablo’s Social Club- ‘Great track from Flashy…Doc L Jnrs italoesque remix is ace. Solid houser from Richard Seabourne too! good ep!
Gameboyz (Clouded Vision / Relish) – ‘Fantastic! thanks a lot!!! Flashs deaf is totally madness!!’
G-HA & OLANSKII (SUNKISSED) – ‘Love the Doc L. Jnr mix, thanks!
Fingerman – ‘Lovely stuff. Doc L’s mix is really awesome’
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
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!
Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe
2. House Mix
3. House Dub
4. Down Tempo Mix
Justin Harris, an acid house warrior since 1987 finally arrives on Paper with his debut release 1,2,3 Breathe. His CV boasts gigs at clubs like Panorama Bar, Fabric, The End, Back To Basics and Robert Johnson and remixes for The Human League, Tiefshwartz and Mathew Herbert on labels like Classic, SWAG, Crosstown Rebels and 20 20 Vision. Amongst his many collaborations, Freaks with Luke Solomon is best know for their leftfield take on house and groundbreaking label MFF.
Breathe 1,2,3 is deep house with a soul that has a stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Minimal drums, analogue bass, piano and synth strings set things up for Laura Vane’s heart felt and timeless vocals.
The house mix ups drive and tempo but retains the deepness. Along with additional classic house stabs, the piano and strings give the track some nice chord progressions as the vocals tell their story.
The dub strips things back even more with the vocal stabbing and out as the music unfolds.
Finally, the down tempo mix breaks things right down for a lush version that aims at the hairs on your back of you neck and hits.
Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – Very good indeed!
Sleazy McQueen -I ‘m feeling the midtempo vibes, for sure!
Nick Holder (DNH) – Im digging this!
Tensnake – Nice to have back such a legend!
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Quality!
Stuart Patterson – Proper variations on the mixes .. enjoying it all especially main house mix and the down tempo mix.
Olle Abstract – Glad to see Justin back in full form! Really dig both house mixes. The downtempo mix sounds healthy. And slow!
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Nice one … it’s the mid-tempo mix for me. Thanks!
Billy Scurry – Solid beats and production, digging the mid and down mixes.
Lil Mark – Brilliant productions here from Justin.
Harri (Sub Club) – House dub for me.
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice release, always liked Laura’s voice since One Eye Shut, top work
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Prefer the dubbier housey versions.
Untitled Music – House mix doing the business.
Chinny (Cowbell Radio) – Nice work Paper folk x
Tunnel FM – Dope house mixes… absolutely support.
Paul Corey – The house mix and dub esp.
Chris Da Mentalist – Love This. House mix doing things for me.
Benoit C – Cool EP
Nathan Detroit – Love Mr Freaks always.. nice EP
Pete Gooding – V nice!
Chris Massey – House mix all the way for me. Big sing-a-long vibes at 5am on the dancefloor.
Steve Parry – Uber cool houser, loving the vocal too. Really good.
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Excellent stuff, loving both house mix and the mid tempo mix, the type of quality I expect from paperecordings.
Sam Divine (Defected) – Very good!