It’s been a great year for Paper and we’d like to thank everybody for spreading the love.
There’s more of the same next year so buckle for all things deep and disco from the Paper family including Proviant Audio, Jamie L, 2 Billion Beats, Sleazy McQueen, Leca, Kahuun, The Treatment, Flash Atkins, Ralph Myerz and Daco plus some fresh faces.
In the meantime, here are some winter warmers to keep you moving from the Proviant Audio remix competition that ran in the Autumn. These lost out on pole position by a whisker and were so good it seemed only right to put them out into the world!
Proviant Audio – Take Me Back (Adam Collins & Bobby Nakib Mix) – DOWNLOAD IT HERE
For budding producers here are the audio parts for Flash Atkins’ recent release, Cherry Bounce that had X-Press 2, Ralph Myerz, Q-Burns, Aldrin Zouk and Lost My Dog reaching for their DJ headphones. DOWNLOAD THEM HERE
And finally, Flash Atkins has brought a splash of balearica to Christmas with his MPC produced “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. – DOWNLOAD IT HERE
Here are two of the runners up from the remix competition we ran for Proviant Audio’s Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born in the Autumn. They lost out by a whisker but were so good, thought they deserved to posted up.
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1 Test One
2 Cherry Bounce
3 Test One (Flash Dub)
4 Cherry Bounce (Flash Dub)
Flash Atkins is a former Super Hero who lives in a Campervan in a field in deepest Yorkshire, maintaining an unhealthy addiction to drugs and booze.
Flash is actually the alter ego of Paper / The Bionics’ Ben Davis and he was created as a reaction against perma-tanned-indoors-sunglass-wearing-wanna-be-superstar DJs.
The Campervan EP is four tracks of floor rocking house music. First up, Test One has taken the original bleep classic as a starting point and given it a disco makeover. Starting off deep and percussive, it breaks to live bass and horns with plenty of analogue synths providing the electronics. Once the acid house piano comes in at the end, it’s dancefloor game over!
Cherry Bounce uses a cheeky sample to hold down a straight up take of garage house. With a bass line that nods to Farley & Heller and funked out Rhodes, it builds to a synth heavy drop before heading back in to the grooved keys.
The Test One dub strips things back to a simple nagging synth line for a big room take that has got Tribal Records running through it’s DNA. Big reverbs and heavy bass means this is simple and very effective.
Finally, the Cherry Bounce Dub goes tracky and hypnotic, riding out the original’s elements with the Rhodes getting filtered to change things up.
More quality from Flash Atkins, the man with no plan.
Rocky (X Press 2) – Cherry Bounce both versions doing it for me.
Jazzanova – Music should make people laugh too. Here is a perfect example.
Beats & Beyond – Still have the original Test One on 12″, was my fave bleep track back then…cool reworks. Quality EP
Diskjokke – Nice and with an unexpected twist.
Sleazy McQueen – This is really cool. I’ll certainly play test one and I’m sure Cherry Bounce will fit in my sets as well.
This Is Why We Dance – Quality forward-thinking house grooves, will support!
Ralph Myerz – Cherry Bounce is the one for me! VERY bouncy ride indeed!!!!!
Ryan Cavanagh (Slow Hands) – Solid release! Really like Test One a lot.
Billy Scurry – Ooofff!! that test one dub is a monster!!
DJ Nutritious – Phenomenal!
Drop Out Orchestra – Test One is totally up our street (Charted Number 1)
Terry Farley – Love it!
Leftside Wobble – Such a clever spin on the Warp classic, the bleep disco scene starts here!
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Test One dub is best for me.
Martin Brew – Ace EP! Loving the buzzy bass sounds on here. Meaty, beaty, big & bouncy.
Cosmic Boogie – Dub mix is grand.
The Lovely Jonjo – Love it. Doing warm up for Aeroplane tonight this Test One will do the job.
Q-Burns – Cherry Bounce is the one for me here. A cool track with some effective build moments + loads of shake. Into the musicality of “Test One” as well.
Stuart Patterson (Faith) – Love the way Test One turns into a different record.
Andy Ash – Test One is my favourite here. I like the way it changes throughout the track.
Released : End November
Format : Download
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Paper continues to be one of the world’s best-loved independent record labels, operating as a thriving cottage industry. We have been pushing the creative envelope since 1994. We have released over 2000 tracks created by over 500 artists, producers, and remixers in over 50 countries. Our style ranges from deep house and disco to Balearic and leftfield on its imprints. The label has evolved to incorporate Paper Vision Films, which made the award-winning Northern Disco Lights with two films currently in production and critically acclaimed podcasts Paper Air Waves & Paper Talk.