PAPD 23 – Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect E.P. by Paper Recordings
Sleazy McQueen – Reconnect EP
1 We Need To Reconnect feat. Anne Montone
2 Rollin’ Me By
3 Under My Spell
Florida resident Sleazy McQueen has been making his own brand of disco for labels like Bearfunk, Hairy Claw and Whiskey Disco. With clean off-kilter production and clever samples, it’s unmistakable, fresh and funk-fuelled. Now he’s done his first EP for Paper and it’s a bobby belter!
First up, We Need To Reconnect takes 1991 and drops it firmly in 2011. It’s got Strictly Rhythm sounding bass, NYC garage piano, analogue synth lines (featuring Gazeebo Intl), disco drums and a hefty bottom end. Add Anne Montone’s vocal and it’s a floor filler that sounds like it’s from the golden age of house.
Next up is the slow burning deep hypnotic disco of Rollin’ Me By, that has hints of Tom Tom Club and Metro Area. Heavily chorused synths, nagging bass and muted guitar makes it deep and immersive plus a clever arrangement provides great dynamics.
Finally, Under My Spell takes it down a notch with a spooky keys and a vocal sample wrapped around a tuned out bass. The whole is a super deep house / disco hybrid.
He’s on tour in Europe for the whole of November so go and tip him a wink
Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n’ Tug / Still Going) – ‘NICE!!’
Rocky (X-Press 2) – ‘Nice weirdness. Good.’
Red Rack’em – ‘I like Rollin Me By. Nice!’
Leftside Wobble – ‘Great homage to 90’s piano house.’
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – ‘Always quality from Sleazy McQueen… Rollin me by is DOPE.’
Dicky Trisco (Disco Deviance) – ‘We Need to Connect has definitely got a spot of the Turntable Orchestras about it. Definitely one for the dancefloor.’
Stuart Patterson (Faith) – ‘all about we need to reconnect for me , radio and clubs plays for sure’
David Dunne – ‘Love track 1!’
Death On The Balcony – ‘Reconnect!! thanks for this.. support’
Andy Ash – ‘Its all about ‘We need to reconnect’ for me.. Really nice.’
Cosmo Vitelli – ‘Like Under my spell’
Social Disco Club – ‘Dig the piano track, nice one!’
Reverend Milo Speedwagon – ‘House – is where you live…garage is where you park your car. Rollin me by is my pick – plays out for sure!’
Neil Diablo – ‘Great EP. Nice one…’
Christophe (Futureboogie) – ‘Love this release, all tracks Aces.’
Nathan Detroit (Southern Fried) – ‘Everything I love about house music all in 1 track.. NICE!’
Daco – ‘Rollin’ Me By is Rollin’ – Love!’
Q-Burns Abstract Message – ‘Digging the groovy creep of “Rollin’ Me By” … lovely building synth action and soda can percussion.’
Drop Out Orchestra – ‘We love all three tracks but We Need To Reconnect is exactly what we’re after, the extraordinary way the lights fall on objects, the masterful use of the hyper colours, and of course the general context – nothing short of breathtaking.’
Billy Scurry – ‘Big sleazy fan… this is the shizz, every track is a winner… top vibe!!’
Solid State – ‘3 slices of delicious retro-future house, all keepers and players… Full support again, thanks for sending!’
Iron Curtis – ‘hey guys, thanks for sending this! “under my spell” is my choice in here. nice stripped down groover… cheers johannes’
Ruf Dug – ‘Feelin under my spell a LOTTT!’
Cazbee (Mixed Blood Cutz) – ‘Great EP…’
Miguel Migs – ‘Cool EP with some nice cuts here thanks…’
PAPD23 Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
1 Take Me Back (Proviant Audio’s Next Level Disco Mix)
2 Take Me Back (Brennan Green Mix)
3 Take Me Back (Atella’s Loveboat Mix)
4 All This Time (Daco Mix)
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born is the 3rd single from album ‘Real Love Tastes Like this!’ by Proviant Audio AKA Mathias Stubø. When we asked him to re-edit the original he went away and did a whole new remix, exchanging the Latin vibes for more choppy disco elements.
Brooklyn based Brennan Green, who has previously released on DFA, Balihu and his own Chinatown imprint is up next with a stripped down, hypnotic Latin disco jam that sticks closely to the original.
Next up is the winner of the Paper remix competition winner from earlier this year, Atella. The fellow Norwegians deliver a remix which wonks out the original parts to create a 4/4 take that drops and filters for maximum floor action.
Finally, Paper stable member Daco is back with a cool mid tempo mix of All This Time reminiscent of early 80’s NY proto house releases. It is deep, soulful and oozing with quality, reframing the vocals from the energetic original in to a heavy vibing beauty.
Rune Lindbaek – Brennan for me floors….tune!
Cosmic Boogie – That Proviant Audio mix sounds MASSIVE!
Hot Toddy – Loving Proviant Audio’s Next Level Mix.
Roberto Rodriguez – Very nice remix pack! Loving the Daco mix of All This Time especially.
DJ Alex From Tokyo – Take me back is a GREAT fun carnival party track! Brennan’s remix is a KILLER!! All This Time is a great boogie number.
Stuart Patterson – Sheeeet, you know how much I love Proviant Audio but these mixes are top floor. Can’t wait to play this space funk disco shit.
Jim Baron (Crazy P) – It’s Daco’s mix all the way. Quality.
Nutritious – WOW. Every mix here is pure bliss.
Billy Scurry – Excellently diverse mixes, all really great and will play ‘em all, but the Daco one sneaks it for me… love the vibe.
Sleazy McQueen – Oh, this is fantastic.
Stevie Sole Middleton – Feeling this and the label and general.
Fred Everything – Lovely stuff.
Scope – Soooooooooooooo good! What an EP!
Ralph Myerz – Another amazing release by the amazing Proviant Audio, this is 6/5!
Neil Diablo – Dacos mix rocks.
Miguel Campbell – Nice all round disco ep!
Diskjokke – Nice remixes from Brennan Green and Atella.
Tim Tummy Touch – Love this lot!
Stretford Dog’s Club – Really like Atella’s Loveboat mix and All This Time.
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Great release!
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