Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard

After previous releases on Paper and Paper Disco, the man who asked “Is This Acid?” (as charted by Todd Terje and featured on Tensnake’s All Gone Pete Tong comp) returns with Times Are Hard.

The original is a post neon 80’s style workout that wouldn’t sound out of place if you were driving a white Testarossa down the California freeway at night. A chopped disco loop gives way to a laid back smooth bass line with delay drenched synth stabs before the sultry vocal delivers.

Paper’s head tea boy and pasty lover Chris Massey throws all the above out of the window and drops a solid 4am whopper with the wobbliest & wonkiest off key synth and bass line this side of his home-town Bolton. It’s already had Emperor Machine asking to do an edit so handle this one with care!

Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To drop a mix that could be at home in the basement clubs of New York. It’s simple, jacking & slacking with hypnotic synths alongside the original’s vocal. This is heads down house music with a slight look up only to have a blast a poppers.

DJ Rocca – – “Chris Massey remix blowed my mind!”

Mugwump – “The Chris Massey remix is fucking bonkers.”

Reza Athar – “Lovely! Big fan of Richard as I told this 1000 times. Chris Massey’s mix is incredible as well!”

Jerry Bouthier – Lovely..supporting.

Pathaan – Superb!

Aldrin Zouk – “Chris Massey Remix on point. Also diggin’ the instrumental.”

Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Chris Massey remix is amazing….. De Fantastiske for the club….”

Sleazy McQueen – “What the hell?!?!”

Que Sakamoto – “i will drop Chris Massey 4am [email protected] TOKYO NEXT SAT!!! Excited!!”

Neil Quigley – “The 4am mix is indeed a whopper! I’m all over this like a cheap suit.”

80s Child – “Original mix for me although every track is quality!”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Original mix is nice + spacious, good vocal bit. Thanks -”

Andy (Inland Knights) – “Nice…..will spin it tonight”

Danny Oliver – “Love the Chris Massey Mix…filthy”

Frank Lihaug – Wicked package.”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “the De Fantastiske mix is mighty fine, can see the Buggin’ crowd getting sweaty to that”

Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!! check out plastikmass!! destroyer! 4am or otherwise”

Cowbell Radio – “Something for everyone here…love the wobbly wonkiness of Chris Massey’s re-work, but once again I’m loving what De Fantastiske To do!”

Leon Sweet – “Yeayyaaahhh! Mr Seaborne on fine form as usual and super strong remixes. A little something for everyone me thinks. I can’t actually pick a fave, I like all in equal measures. Top marks one and all.”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Remix is pretty cool”

Dan J – “Chris Massey mix is proper tonk! Lovely groove on the DFT remix too. Another great Paper release.”

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – “love the ipnhotic atmosphere on “De Fantastiske To Remix”!”

Murray Richardson – “4am remix for me, looking forward to dropping this one”

Ulysses – “I like the warehouse-y sound of the 4AM mix best.

Nuno Cacho – “What a pack! Live the original, to chart it and play in my club, love the 4am mix to play at 8am in portuguese way of clubbing, and love The Fantistc one becouse it’s my style to play at 6pm. COMPLETE!”

Somerville & Wilson – “Another corking release from Paper Recordings .Chris Masseys remix is our fav although De Fantastike remix comes a close second .

Russell Deeks – “Solid nu-disco vibes on the orig but liking DFT remix best”

Leon Sweet Nabs Mixmag’s Tune Of The Issue

Our man Leon got disco tune of the issue in the Mixmag when it reviewed Sunny Bigler. It has been betting major props from DJs like Ray Mang, Luke Solomon and Chris Duckenfield and will be out early next year on 12″ Trash The Wax sampler along with DJ Rocca, Yam Who and De Fantastiske To.

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Soane

We were gutted to hear we lost one of the Paper family over the weekend so here are a few memories and thoughts.

We first ran in to Soane when we used to go over to New Zealand to play. At first it was the stories; “you’ve got to hear Soane play, he’s the best DJ in New Zealand and is resident at the best club in Auckland”. Man they were right, he smashed the after hours sweat hole that was Calibre every week with his mammoth sets and had them peeling off the walls before spitting them out at 7am. Out of some of these those lost nights was burned a beautiful friendship.

We regularly toured with him in NZ and he came over to see us in the UK where he took the roof off Robodisco and just about managed to get through his set at The Big Chill (due to his getting excited err a bit early, he enjoyed it though!).

We started a project, Troffman along with Dick Johnson and studio sessions have never been so much fun. Watching him pretty much eat the whole menu at the Lytham chippy along with a “lazy sausage” remains the greatest man vs. food I have witnessed. Also hearing the snore off with Pete was a knockout blow within about 30 seconds of him entering the land of nod, I’ve heard quieter road drilling.

He went in to the studio with Miles and Elliot’s Reset; Herringbone and Tropical Snowstorm was the result and those tracks played a big part in the paper sound at that time. I listened to his album Tongan Chic again yesterday and it still sounds bloody great. Tight, soulful house music with enough grunt to rock dancefloors.

Soane was once met and never forgotten, a big man with personality to match. We are proud to have been his friend and feel like things have changed now that he’s gone. Our thoughts go to his family and friends. While we hadn’t seen him for a while he’ll always be with us and live on through the music he left.

Just a few random memories: scrum down on Monday morning after The Big Chill of Soane versus 15, Soane won, destroying all the pool inflatables in the NZ vs. Europe Olympics, those early Lightspeed road trips with Nick Becker and COD, Piha BBQs, Captain Phil Collins, rolling the sausage, the 5 Ps, the frozen Boar rave accessory…and on they go.

RIP Soane, Paper’s Tongan prince and King amongst men.

Go in piece brother.

Ben and all at Paper xx

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Paper Radio – Autumn ’14 (Prins Thomas, Steve Cobby & B.G.Baarregaard)

Here’s the Autumn edition of Paper Radio and it’s a cracker with interviews from Prins Thomas and B.G. Baarregaard plus a brilliant mix by Steve Cobby.

It’s all held down by the label’s very own Ben Davis along with paper music new and old from Crazy Penis, Flash Atkins, Yam Who, Chris Massey, De Fantastsike To, Diskobeistet,Leon Sweet and a bunch of others.

1. Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard (De Fantastiske To Mix)
2. Doc L. Jnr – Let’s Go (Never Been to Tokyo)

B.G Baarregaard Interview

3. B.G.Baarregaard – Playboy
4. Flash Atkins – Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys
5. La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate
6. Crazy Penis – Give It Up (LAID Vocal Mix)

PRINS THOMAS INTERVIEW
(background track Symfonisk Utviklingshemming)

7. Prins Thomas & Lindstrom – Boney M Down
8. Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler
9. De Fantasiske To – Gimme Sum Dim Sum

STEVE COBBY MIX
10. Sola Rosa ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – Never Too Far
11. Alice Smith – Love Endeavour(Maurice Fulton Mix)
12. Roberta Flack – Uh Uh (Steve Hurley Mix)
13. The Thing – Tonite Im Gonna Love Ya
14. D.A.F. – Kebab Traume

15. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden
16. Belabouche – Mysterious Vibes (Belabouche edit)
17. Yam Who Feat. Natasha Watts – Don’t You Want My Love (Massey’s Paper Fold)

Flashlight

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Flashlight is back to once again tear the roof off the Trades Club and this time there’s a bona fide acid house legend behind the 1s and 2s along with one of the hottest live acts in the UK.

Justin Robertson started playing at the seminal Manchester club Most Excellent in the late 80s and has remained one of the UK’s most relevant and exciting DJs . Something to which a whole new generation of electronic artists like Daniel Avery and clubbers will testify. Justin’s stock has continued to rise with headline sets at Bestival, Unknown, Festival No 6, Electric Elephant and The Warehouse Project and his blend of techno, house and curveballs are guaranteed to bring the party.

2 Billion Beats have been making a name for themselves on Paper Recordings with their synth heavy 80s disco inspired house music. Now hitting the live circuit they are one of the only acts around today capable of hitting a club night mid-mahem and taking it up a notch or two. With an album out next year set to bring the limelight, catch them on the way up.

Resident Flash Atkins and Hebden’s failing super hero will getting it started with a good serving of the deep stuff.

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Justin Robertson

2 Billion Beats (live)

Flash Atkins

November 8

Trades Club,

Holme Street,

Hebden Bridge

£7 advance / £9 door

9.30pm – 1.30am