The Paper Label Stable

Stubb – Love Not Sex feat. Huw Costin & Rachel Foster

Love Not Sex is the second Stubb release from Paper Recordings’ Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) forthcoming on vinyl and digital.

The original is a melancholic slice of sunshine that draws inspiration from MOR and blue-eyed soul with a hefty dose of balearica. Acoustic guitars, Rhodes, live drums and strings plus Crazy P’s Tim Davis on bass provide the perfect cinematic backdrop for the plaintive vocals of Huw Costin (Torn Sail) and Rachel Foster.

Japanese edit hero Mori Ra delivers his first ever remix and its a doozy. Keeping the bones of the original track, he takes it in to dark psychedelic waters with the help of former_airline’s tripped out guitar. A spoken vocal tips it in to full Balearic wonkiness that will have the likes of DJ Harvey and Bjørn Torske getting hot under their disco beards.

Bergen’s Leca employs his trademark stripped back crisp production for a warm, dreamy remix. Steel guitar, clicks, whirrs and a Nordic playfulness make for a cosmic journey to the Northern Lights.

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Minus The Majors – Noise On Repeat

Minus The Majors – Noise On Repeat

1. Black and White
2. Peanut Dust
3. Baker Lights
4.Ivasha Flow

Following their appearance on Trash The Wax 5, we are thrilled to release Minus The Majors’ debut 4 track EP ‘Noise On Repeat’.

The dubby & filtered opener Black & White is stripped back garage with plenty of subby, bouncing bass. Seven and a half minutes of proper house joy.

Peanut Dust is straight up sunshine grooves with bags of swing. Kerri Chandler style stabs across organ chords and an infectious high end pattern plus a breakbeat brings the groove.

Baker Lights starts with breaks then drops to a 4/4 as the twanging digi bass hits your head. Stabs, synths & samples bounce in all directions whilst ripping over the drums.

Ivasha Flew closes off the party and heads deep into the Latin tropics with tribal chants, drums and infectious synth lines. This is a proper late night Balearic beauty and will cause scenes if dropped at the right moment.

Nutritious – Indeed a really, really good EP. Some of the freshest new house around. Nicely done.

Fingerman – Ivasha Flew is lush! Great stuff :)

Get Down Edits – Very Nice Production & lovely sound.

Robot 84 – Quality EP, really like all the tunes. Baker Lights is right up my street…

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fanastiske To) – Yeah ! I haven’t heard proper oldschool house-vibes i actually like in a while. This is really cool.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Pretty cool and deep NICE.

Mordisco – “Good stuff..especially Ivasha Flew. Will play sure!

Deep House Audio – Quality all day long.

Billy Scurry – Ivasha is a slice of nice!.

Pathaan – Love it!

‘Love Not Sex’ by Stubb – Teaser Video

The brand new single from Stubb is out in mid-October with mixes from Mori Ra and Leca Lecara.
Get your pre-sale HERE

 

 

 

 

Trash The Wax – Volume 6

Trash The Wax returns with Volume 6 and plenty of party pumping offerings from the Paper Disco family new and old.

There are heavy hitters like HiFi Sean, Richard Norris and Bill Brewster plus one of the Paper originals Hot Toddy, all of whom deliver slam dunk selections.

Newcomers include Andy Buchan, Tony Disco, DJ Counselling, James Greenwood, The Funk District & Algy Strutt with regular Trash The Waxers Flash Atkins, Solid State, Minus The Majors, Kooky & Damoon with Courtnay Reddy, Smashed Atoms, Feverfew, From Beyond and Norway’s Diskobeistet.

Its a meltdown of house-disco-edits-boogie-chuggy-acid and its set to be unleashed.

Get ready.

Mordisco – Musica de Baile EP

We are very pleased to welcome Granada’s finest, Mordisco to Paper Recordings with an EP that is ‘a tribute to the 90s sound’ and delivers in spades.

Musica de Baile has clean and crisp production, fizzing percussive arps and a krautrock synth that builds in wonderfulness as the track develops. Is it deep house, space disco or balearic? Who cares when its this good!

Nahual gets lush with Mordisco’s sparking production. Heavy on atmospherics, the bass drives things along as synth lines weave in and out and the dynamics build in to a trip for the head and feet.

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Christophe (Futureboogie) – Excellent stuff this!

Craig Bratley – Liking this.

Fingerman – Lush!

Chris Massey – Love, love, love this! Massive vibes!

Anthony Mansfield – Arptastic!

Rave-enka – Full Fres EP

The more beardy half of De Fantastiske To is back with more of his floor filling tech-disco bombs straight from the heart of Oslo.

Full Fres leads the charge with a nagging riff, filtered pad and swinging drums. An acid arp brings the top end as the music works its hypnotic magic in to peaktime madness.

Regnværsdag keeps the analogue synth feel but takes a deeper route at the breaks with minor key pads and keyboard stylings for wonderful results.

Finally Teppefall takes a tribal drum loop and puts it through the Rave-enka disco machine. A driving bass pushes the dancers before a gorgeous chord change and arp bring the happy vibes.

Justin Robertson – “Massive…will hammer to bits”

Harri (Sub Club) – “Liking all of these….will play and support”

Fingerman – “Lovely warm vibes. Cheers!”

James Rod – 10/10

Anthony Mansfield – “Chunky jams for proper ravelording.”

Nutritious – “Deep, fuzzmatic, tropical. Tiki Disco!”

Olle Abstract – “Good stuff. Teppefall is the main track for me!”

Robot 84 – “All three tracks sounding great, Full Fres & Regnvaersdag doing it for me…”

Francisco Azpiri (Soundersons) – “Like it very much, for sure on my set ¡¡¡ thanks ¡¡¡”

Found Sounds – “Liking this”

The Wild Army Q & A

We asked the mercenaries and outlaws of The Wild Army a few questions.

If you had to join an army, which one would it be?

Mr. Tea – The Army of Dreamers (ask Kate Bush).
Benjamin Eh (Ben Arnold) – The Salvation Army.
Leca Lecara – Wild Army.
Leon Sweet – Vinyl Rotator & Button Flicker – Rebel Alliance Special Forces, with Chewy by my side.

What’s the wildest night you’ve ever had out?

Mr Tea – A night that ended with an orgy with the entire cast and crew of Lord Of The Rings still in costume.
Benjamin Eh – A night out with the Salvation Army at Amnesia, 1983. I still have the trombone burns.
Leca – Must be some of them good old rave nights back in the days. Used to go proper out of hands.
Leon Sweet – Ha! I’ll save that for my memoirs 

Favourite monster flick?

Mr Tea – The Thing. Easily.
Benjamin Eh – Jaws II.
Leca – Godzilla. Insane special effects!
Leon Sweet – Jaws, that dead dude in the bottom of the boat made me jump so fuckin’ hard I kneed myself in the face and cut my lip watching that film as a kid.

What bit of studio gear are you currently rocking the hardest at the moment?

Mr Tea – I just picked up a rare Soviet Synthesizer called the Opus. Pics to come.
Benjamin Eh – The Korg Minilogue.
Leca – Riding my beloved Elektron Trinity rack, Octa, Rytm & A-4.
Leon Sweet – Maschine Studio, Fifth Mode was produced entirely on it.

 

 

HEAR THE WILD ARMY VOL 1 HERE

 

 

The Wild Army Vol. 1

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The Wild Army is a new EP series by renegades, outliers, mercenaries taking house music to it’s deepest corners.

Mr Tea is first out the blocks with History of the Future. It’s deep and hypnotic, swings like a mother and has psychedelia written in to its DNA.

Leon Sweet is back with a bullet and he’s better than ever. Fifth Mode is a broken beat, synth driven head-mangler with a filtered 303 hitting the bullseye.

Manchester house music correspondent Ben Arnold AKA Benjamin Eh goes old school. Stripped back NYC beats, nagging bass, analogue synths, tight percussion and pads keep it swinging.

Finally, Bergen’s Leca is on a roll at the moment. His crisp production ties together an acid B-line, trippy vocals and some of that Norwegian space disco dust they put in their tea.

Prepare yourself, The Wild Army are here!

Hot Toddy – Nice EP. Mr Tea track is ace. proper tripped out journey.

Fingerman – Nice! Great to see Leon back in the ring. Gwan son! Yessmate :)

Anthony Mansfield – Feelin’ the slink of Mr. Tea!

Sean Johnston (ALFOS) – B-People! Yes, Mate!

Neil Diablo – History of the Future has some nice heavy loopy house vibes. That Benjamin eh track is well deep and tasty and Leca goes proper wonky. Good EP.

Chris Massey – Pffft! MASSIVE all over. Plenty to get stuck into here.

Pathaan – All great tracks but FIFTH MODE is the ONE !

George Summers (Midnight Riot) – It’s Leon Sweet for me but all are ace.

Gareth Sommerville (Athens of the North) – ‘History of the Future’ and ‘B-People’ are doing it for me.

Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ Fifth Mode. Thanks!

James Rod – Cream!!!!!

Flash Atkins & Charlie Sinclair – That Hit

Flash Atkins has pulled in Charlie Sinclair, singer from one of Manchester’s hottest new bands, Sylvette for a collaboration that promises to be the start of something special. The track has already been gathering heat, with Bill Brewster calling it ‘one of his favourite house records of 2017’ and reports of it rocking ALFOS and The Warehouse Project.

The original has a throbbing sub over clipped techy drums, muted guitar and an incessant Moog riff. But the killer punch is Charlie Sinclair’s soulful, intimate vocals that sit beautifully over the music. The groove is locked and builds to the break where a hint of disco hits the floor before the final section brings in the bells to devastating effect. The end result is a track that is destined to knock socks off in the coming months. You were warned.

Sean Johnston liked it so much he asked to do a remix and the result is everything you would expect from the Hardway Brothers. He keeps the original elements but toughens things up with added oomph, taking it in a proto house and techno direction.

Finally Tal M. Klein strips the track back to it’s bare basics with devastating effect. Just a kick, the guitar and serious compression provide space for the tripped out vocal and a truly psychedelic deep house experience.

Smash it HERE

Marma Boog – Cape Cod EP

Leeds’ Archie Presley is back on Paper Disco with his first EP following a storming debut on Trash The Wax # 5. There are three tracks of brilliantly produced, superior disco that is all set to soundtrack the summer. Ashley Beedle and Joey Negro best move over, there’s a new kid in town.

First up Cape Cod takes a horn riff and turns it round live instrumentation, congas and drums that pack a swing. Sweeps and dynamics make this a hit at any time of night and day; and hot damn, it’s catchy.

2 Chord Sangba takes things a bit more soulful with Rhodes and plenty of latin drums and percussion, making the most of them in the break. Then it’s back to business for late hands in the air shenanigans.

Finally Sour Indian drops the BPMs to dip it’s toes in the Med just in time for summer. Touches of acid, gorgeous chords and trippy atmospherics make it a stone cold, killer balearic chugger.

Furnish your ears HERE