MAde -Når Alt Rakner EP

There must be something in the water in Northern Norway as it’s keeps producing wonderfully leftfield electronic music. MAde is the latest to add to a rich lineage and his new EP comes with some heavyweight remixes that will leave DJs scratching their heads, wondering which mix to play.

Gjer Inkort is a no nonsense, heads down, peak time banger that puts it’s foot to the floor and doesn’t let up. Jacking drums, nagging synths and a driving bass bring the heat.

Making his first appearance on Paper, Jimpster shows why he’s one of the the world’s most respected house producers. Tight beats, wonky synths, rolling NRG bass,and immaculate production, there’s not a floor this won’t rock.

Offentlig Salærsats takes things down a notch to low-slung smokers territory. Deep, soulful and trippy, fans of Kruder & Dorfmeister and Nightmares one Wax will be all over it.

Finally, one of Oslo’s hottest emerging DJ and producers, Henrik Villard ramps up the tempo but keeps it on the deep side of house and techno. But make no mistake, this is a main room slammer destined for DJ’s digital boxes across the musical spectrum.



Mr.Tea – Uncanny Valet EP

San Francisco’s finest, Michael Devin AKA Mr Tea, is back on Paper with another 4 track EP of the deep, aural brilliance for those who know what’s what.

The Slow Reveal is a warm embrace of dusty, deep 4/4 grooves that is equal parts cosmic and deep soul. Main room, late nights or early mornings, it goes to the roots of ‘house is a feeling’.

Shock Therapy is a much more blissed out affair and one for the psychedelic heads. Deeper dimensions get explored on this as it weaves its hypnotic spell.

Mindsweeper goes to a darker place than its predecessors. Jerky and jacking beats with a touch of Tenaglia lock in behind whacked out synths and spaced-out rhythms for a track that goes subterranean.

Finally, Head Full of Butterflies is a stunning spaced-out soundscape, with warped loops of distorted vocals wrapping around trippy synth pads, all floating on an air of DMT.



DJ Nutritious – Blurs EP

We are pleased to welcome NYC’s Nutritious to Paper with his first full E.P. for the label and 5 tracks of wonky, mutant disco-house. Warped out synths, distorted acid and other fuzzy disco stylings are all present in a psychedelic haze.

I Love Mitsubishis is a 7 am sludge disco chugger and a love letter to the *ahem* famous Japanese car manufacturer. The track comes on like an ALFOS fever dream with whacked out bleeps and squeaks, and an underlying groovy as heck bass line.

Erewhon is a much smoother affair that is slo-mo, spacey and a little bit 90s; perfect for for sunsets and early door alike.

Prince Shoes is straight up funk disco with popping bass, synth runs and a sleazy beat. The vocoder voice breakdown tops this off into a jazz-funk bomb.

I Don’t Mind goes straight in with electro funk stabs, broken beats and a chopped up, pitched vocal but with soul leanings. One to roll out the lino for some poppin’ n lockin’.

Finally, Faith 909 is a deep, cold wave, hypnotic techno cut fused with rolling bass and a whole load of cosmic. There’s a simple vocal shot hook as the tracks sucks you in to it’s world.


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Benny Pitcher – Rebirth EP


Benny Pitcher made a guest appearance Paper with a scene stealing track on The Wild Army Vol.6 so we asked him to do us an EP, and he’s delivered two tracks of absolute fire.

Buckle up for ‘So Good’ at festivals and dance floors this summer as it’s got BANGER written all over it. Fabulous production, a rolling disco bass line, acid tweaks and drums that pack a punch, all tied together with gospel vocals and stylings. Peak time or mood changer, whatever the occasion, this fits the bill.

Lips Like Roses takes things deep and psychedelic with a bottom end that should test the biggest rigs. Broken beats, synth arps, a trippy atmosphere and a vocal take this subterranean and the perfect foil to So Good.

Sally Rodgers (A Man Called Adam): “Ooh yes, I’m liking this. So Good original mix is the one for me but 2 strong tracks”

Daco: “So Good, So Fabulous!! Summertime Grooves for real”

James Rod: “Amazing I will play it for sure!”


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Rave-enka – Bølgen EP

Well, it has indeed been a while, but we are turbo excited to announce the return of our fave tweaky disco acid squelched drenched Viking Rave-Enka makes a triumphant return to the Paper fold! Bølgen is a 4-track E.P. of absolute top shelf vintage single malt style scenarios and fully highlights the amazing sounds from the dance floors of Norway. Even more amazing is that, for once, not one of his tracks is hitting the 10-minute mark!

Ta Pass opens up and is an absolute certified BANGER! Cut up disco loop, filtered out & filtered in kick drum, spaced out synths and a cowbell. It’s that simple, and that is blooming amazing. Top marks.

Inn For Landingfully doffs its cap to the late 90’s sound of France and is reminiscent of Daft Punk before they got too much money. Filtered house finesse with fully cosmic-laced disco synths all over a 4 bar loop. So simple you wished you’d done it, but you didn’t.

Holder Tråden keeps the simple formula as previous, clever cut-up sample with a walloping kick drum and warped-out vocal. One for the Derrick Carter bumpty bumpty cartel & filtered house fanatics.powerhouse banger!

Bølgen keeps it cut up & choppy whilst packing bags of disco thrust. No stressing, no messing it’s just straight up house that jacks, slaps & defies you not to groove n move.

Hetetakter closes things off with its warped & wonky house music journey. Cut up disco that’s sliced beyond recognition and with just enough kick drum drop outs to tantalise & tease throughout. This is packing bags of energy & whallop! Oh and its also got a flute in there too…bonus!



Disco Rogues – Deep Point

The Disco Rogues are back on Paper with a follow up release to their excellent Funk Moves and this sophomore E.P. If late night jacking and chugging dance floor action is your thing, step this way.

‘Deep Point’ is a murky and mucky slice of after-hours house music that has a locked down, heavy groove that is perfect for setting the scene or slowing things down when it’s getting twisted.

‘IF’ is a cinematic hazy highlight that is hypnotic, psychedelic and aimed at the cosmos. Swirling synths and pads wrap around a hook synth stab to create something between 90s Balearica and a lost John Hughes soundtrack.

‘Let It All Go’ keeps it deep and and trippy with layered synths, guitars, pads and more to create a journey into the outer reaches of above and beyond. What a trip!

‘You’ve Got The’ closes off the package and sits perfectly into that ‘classic Paper’ deep house sound (yeah, we did it before it was all man bags and beards!). There are stubby chords, chopped up guitars, rolling bass and snappy percussion with just a hint of disco peppered over the top to keep things sweet. This beauty will test the bass bins early doors and fill the floor while it’s at it.

Fingerman: “Lovely warm bleepy goodness. Will support these!”

Alice Palace: “Lovely EP, all about Deep Point for me. Can see that getting rinsed”

From Beyond: “Lovely deep stuff. Deep Point is the one for me!”



Paper Cuts Vol.6

After 28 years, Paper Recordings is still releasing music with the same enthusiasm as those bushy tailed youths of the 90s. Deep house, disco and Balearic is the name of the game, with the label’s never compromised stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock.

Volume 6 of the Paper Cuts compilation features releases from the summer of ’21 to ’22 with New Zealand, Norway, USA, South Africa, Mexico, Malaysia, Eastern Europe and of course the North of England all representing. All bangers with tracks to rock the party, the warm-up and the afters from the Paper family.


Sean Johnston: “All killer!”

Alice Palace: “Quality selection of releases from Paper as always”
Jaegerossa: “Some belters here! Like this a lot!”
The Secret Soul Society: “Proper crackerz all round – tasty!”



The Wild Kiwi Army Vol. 7

If you thought the Kiwis were a friendly, genial bunch then think again, The Wild Army has gone down under to rob, steal, conquer and plunder.

Max Maxwell’s Always Right In goes in with some bouncing big room house made to be heard on a big rig. Squelching bass, spoken word, smooth production and a breakdown for peak time as the delayed synths wonk out.

Marcos Alonso’s remix ups the wobble and squelch but makes it a more heads-down affair. Proper nailed down, deep house music that delivers.

Nick Munday goes techno with acid bass, arpeggiated arps, MPC drums and a whole heap of machine soul. One for the heads, the dancers and the ravers.

Marcos’ Piece Of The Puzzle is subterranean house music that wobbles, burbles and slides along, driven by rhythm guitar. Synth melodies, SFX vocal snippets and smooth production go late night.

Paper artist Kennedy takes Piece of the Puzzle, keeping things low and slow but adding a bit of extra fizz. Warped vocals take things leftfield.


Anthony Mansfield – Tidy sleaze right there

Inland Knights – Great stuff

Harri (Sub Club) – Liking, will play and support

Aldrin Zouk – Tasty package of deep cuts. Thanks!




The Secret Soul Society – Oh People

The Balearic mean machine, Cal Gibson, is back on Paper with five tracks of leftfield, soulful electronica to warm the darkest of days.

Boo Boo 4 Sure takes pitched-down disco beats and lush chords for a track aimed at the stars.

Oh People’s vocal sample is laid over a super late night, neon electronic jam for pure deep soul.

Stay is Balearic folk for deep waters as the vocal refrain gets turned around and dubbed into the cosmos.

Sooner of Later keeps it psychedelic and late night with tripped-out delays, wonky vocals and buried jazzy electronics.

Finally, Ache All Over cycles a vocal sample over filtered samples and a 4/4 sub kick with all kinds of studio black magic.

Doc L. Junior: “So cosy. I like it a lot!”

Danielle Moore: “Yeah really like this. Lovely sample usage and gorgeous flow”

Chris Coco: “Lovely vibes as usual from SSS”

Sally Rogers/Man Called Adam: “Nice chilled release. Boo Boo 4 sure and Ache all over are the tracks for me”

Alice Palace: “Dreamy selection of Balearic goodness!”



Trash The Wax – A Decade of Nu Disco

As Frankie sang, ‘and now, the end is near’, which is certainly true for our long standing Trash The Wax compilation series.

Over the years, it has released some absolute dance floor smashers by established names in the art of bangers as well as emerging music makers showcasing their fresh sounds.

Initially, we wanted to establish Trash The Wax outside of the ‘kick-hat-snare stuck over a Sister Sledge sample’ style edits that were dropping weekly. The result was a collection of cuts aimed at the dance floor, which would also appeal to fans of electronic music. But all things come to an end, and with this 10th release, we are finishing on a high. As expected, there are disco ticklers aplenty from renowned party people such as Late Nite Tuff Guy, Ed Wizard, Bill Brewster, Pablo & Shoey, Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph and Yam Who.

Tracks such as Leon Sweet’s Sunny Bigler made their way into the record boxes of the likes of Luke Unabomber, Maurice Fulton and Chris Duckenfield as well as the airwaves of 6Music. Deckard’s rework of the theme from ‘The Warriors’ created scenes at ALFOS in Glasgow with Sean Johnston saying, ‘I’ve never seen as many shirtless middle age blokes go as mental as they did when that dropped!’

On a more twisted gutter style disco tip, there is Richard Seaborne’s ‘ Is This Acid?’ which topped the Paper best ever sellers on Beatport for months, Richard Norris’s ‘Glow’ is textbook space disco, the low slung sludge of James Rod & Aleito’s ‘Raum 909’ and the Speak & Spell narrated Acidisco by Andy Buchan. There are also two brand new cuts from TTW family members Boblebad & D.S.D., plus more killer music than we can shake a disco stick at. The phrase ‘all hitters and no shitters’ has never been more apt.