JAMIE L – SOMETHING BETTER

Jamie L – Something Better by Paper Recordings

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JAMIE L – SOMETHING BETTER

1 Something Better (Original)
2 Something Better (Dub)
3 Something Better (Flash Atkins Mix)
4 Something Better (Ny*ak)

OUT NOW IN THE SHOP

Jamie Logun has been cutting his teeth in some of the best clubs the North has to offer including the Electric Chair, Southport Weekender and Cutloose listening to DJs like Moodyman, Brennan Green and Theo Parrish.

Those influences have been consolidated into his debut release for Paper Recordings. He has taken a sample and built Something Better into a hypnotic slice of deep soulful disco. It ebbs, flows and builds to the break where it drops before going heads down again. Slo-mo disco indeed!

The dub fills things out with the same elements but more driving distorted drums and Rhodes. An analogue bass is introduced after the break that takes the last section in to subby waters.

Flash Atkins goes in a more minimal tech-house direction but upping the BPMs slightly. With a swinging sub and morphing lead, the mix filters in and out. The keys are introduced and build to strings and arpeggiatored pads before finally heading back down in to 5am deep house territory

Finally Ny*ak uses the sample to go more leftfield with a broken house groove to produce a hypnotic remix with soul bursting out at the seams.

Mr Scruff – The original version of the jamie l is great, lovely heads down late night slo-mo goodness, tons of plays from me!

Cottam : Quality collection of mixes. The original is my fav but only just…. right up my street.

Groove Armada : original is a study in disco minimalism. Digging it!

Bonar Bradberry – THIS GREAT!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Wow, original is giving me a slight dab on. Superb.

Tony Nwachukwu – Killer release! Right up my head knod street!

Untitled Music – Superb EP – one for the mellower sets.

Jonny Miller (Jus’ Listen) – This is wicked, real depth and quality throughout, Flash’s mix especially nice. Great release! Big up the Paper boys!

Scope – More Paper awesomeness.. Feelin all the tracks!

Kev Beadle – Nice vibe to this

Stevie Sole – DOPE!

Q-Burns – Better Days Dub is a wowser. Flash Atkins mix is slightly bouncer and slinks along nicely. Will give both of those a bit of play.

Red Rack ‘Em : My fave thing on Paper for a while. The OG and the dub are doing it for me. Will support on the show.

Le Loup – Great release once again.

Aldrin Zouk – Flash’s remix is my pick.

Billy Scurry – Tip top release this, great moody vibes, just cant pick a winner as all are quite tasty… top banana!!

Stuart Knight – Nice groove, digging this.

Rob Mello – Liking this. All good for me.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Love it.

Cosmo Vitelli – Flash Atkins’ mix is my fave.

FLASH ATKINS HITS COSMIC DISCO

Turntablists Unite – Get ready for UK launch

In what could pave the way for a re-launch in the UK, streaming and virtual club night site Turntable.fm has announced deals with ASCAP and BMI, the two major publishing rights collecting societies in America.

As previously reported, the US based site was generating a huge buzz prior to its shutdown, with established artists such as Diplo and Little Boots using the site to debut recordings of new tracks.

Turntable.fm is currently still in beta with invitations only through Facebook friends already on the site. 300,000 users have signed up so far and recording rights are taken care of in a deal with SoundExchange.

The service allows users to discover new tracks and create a virtual club room from music streams, DJing with other members and battling it out for audience approval. Each room has up to five DJ slots, with users taking turns whilst listeners rate them as either ‘awesome’ or ‘lame’.

There have been questions surrounding the legality of the site in allowing users to play tracks outside of current licensing agreements but it has been protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US, which allows for “non-interactive” streaming audio without requiring licences from labels and artists.

The deals with collecting societies should bring the service one step closer to legitimacy in the eyes of the industry and could lead to eventual global reach, potentially rubbing up against the likes of Spotify and Pandora in the streaming stakes.

Thanks to the “The Gen”

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE SHORTLIST REVEALED

 

Music Week – Mercury Music Prize shortlist revealed

6 Music DJ Lauren Laverne announced details the 12 nominated Albums of the Year. These are:

Adele – 21

PJ Harvey – Let England Shake

Elbow – Build A Rocket Boys

King Creosote & Jon Hopkins – Diamond Mine

Katy B – On A Mission

Everything Everything – Man Alive

James Blake – James Blake

Ghostpoet – Peanut Butter Blues & Melancholy Jam

Tinie Tempah – Discovery

Gwilym Simcock – Good Days At Schloss Elmau

Metronomy – The English Riviera

Anna Calvi – Anna Calvi

Fancy and outside bet on James Blake?

2 BILLION BEATS – MUSICA ALFRESCO

2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP by Paper Recordings

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2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP

1 The Moodymann
2 Secret Sub Disco
3 Lunar

Here is the debut EP from Manchester producers Tom Lonsborough and Col Hamilton, known as 2 Billion Beats with the Musics Alfresco EP.
Things kick things off with the uptempo ‘The Moodymann’, a funk fuelled cut of bottom heavy laden disco house. Retro synth bass with an acidic twist, rolling house rhythms and keys create a melodic yet dancefloor orientated vibe and a slightly old school feel.
Next up, ‘Secret Sub Disco’ journeys into more laid back disco territory with layers of melody washing over bubbling bass and relaxed rhythms to create a decidedly chilled vibe with some added in some acidic arpeggiated lines.
Finally IS ‘Lunar’, a deep and delightful slice of balaeric tinged house built around bass stabs, breaks and a rolling Rhodes key loop.

Bonar Bradberry : Sub disco is the one!
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Can see this working well in the clubs, The Moodyman and Secret Sub Disco are my faves.
Charles Webster : Secret Sub Disco is my fave here.
Scope : This is fucking serious!!
Aldrin Zouk : Fab package! Secret Sub Disco being my fav cut.
Leftside Wobble : Most definitely feeling both Secret Sub Disco & Lunar
Q Burns : Lovely! All 3 tracks do the business
Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco) : The Moodymann & Lunar hit it! Yes going to play this tonight.
Justin Robertson : The Moodymann is mega!
Billy Scurry : Solid release, from peak time dance floor to afterhours beach parties.
Rocky (X-Press 2) : Nice groovy deepness, Lunar my fave.
Murray Richardson : The Moodymann makes me want to dance a lot!
Claudio Coccoluto : Secret Sub Disco for me.
Mic Newman : Nice deep package, Secret Sub Disco and Lunar are my favs.
James Teej (Rekids) : Diggin all three cuts, Lunar is amazing.
Chicken Lips : Secret Sub Disco is alreet by me!
Ryan Cananagh (Wolf + Lamb) : Wow, very nice release. Will definitely play all of these!

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