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Leon Sweet – Situation Stable EP

South coast resident Leon is back from rocking Croatia with two super good tracks that reflect both sides of the dance music coin.

“Above” is a fine slice of nu-disco to kick things off. It’s a kick heavy cut up with P funk bass, Chic guitar, live drums, sampled vocals and a healthy dose of leftfield wonk that has already proved itself at this year’s Electric Elephant.

On the flip “Below” takes things synthy, dark and hypnotic with congas to give it that all important funk element. It builds with 5th stabs, a healthy bottom end and enough melody to keep things interesting but it’s a 4am moment all the way.

Harri (Sub Club) – Digging these

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Below is one superb slink!

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Groovy shit.

Aldrin Zouk – Fab package! Diggin’ both.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – EXELLENT production and sound.

Nathan Detroit – Love Below for the floor

Billy Scurry – VV tasty indeed!! can’t wait to get this on a system.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – Like both these but Below will definitely be getting played out. Love the low slung slightly sleazy vibe. Good work sir :)

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Good EP, Above works for me!

Pablo Contraband -Both gooduns – contrasting but like them both for diff moods

Groovement Soul – Love both tracks. Been playing Above for a while now.

Richard Seaborne – Great tracks, Below gets my sci fi disco vote LEON IS GOD

Inland Knights – Above is sweet, in the box for sure

Greg Churchill – Damn tasty

Justin Harris – Quality stuff on Paper

80s Child – Cracking e.p this! Above will get the most plays from me quality groove!

Will Tramp – Nice and sleazy tackle for basements!

Oosh – ooming, Leon Sweet’s always spot on with the tunes! Airing these out asap ;)

Pathaan – Nice package !

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The cut Above is a cut above! Trademark Sweet sounds, lovely stuff :)

Black Mighty Wax – “Above” is perfect for my crew!

Que Sakamoto – I luv Above!!! I play Adobe in Milano on this sat! thank u!!!

Nikša Dragolin – Nice conga part that gives a very nice twist to the track.

Geoffroy Mugwump – below is very cool.

Somerville & Wilson – Below is the winner for us .Full support from Somerville & Wilson

Snax – Above should find it’s way into my sets for sure.

Tom (2 Billion Beats) – The many facets of Mr. Sweet! Below is right up my street, it definitely needs to be in Andy Weatherall’s record bag.

Marius Sommerfeldt (De Fantastiske To) – Really digging! I prefer the slightly more funky “Above”.

Sophie Lloyd – Groovy

Joe Morris – Tropical Highway EP

Joe has been releasing music on some of the best UK labels of the moment including EDSC and Is It Balearic? and now the man from Clandestino is back with the follow up to his last EP just in time for summer. Tropical Highway follows the same format with one deep house houser and two gorgeous balearic nodders.

“Always” leads the pack and is aimed at that 3am moment when you’re parked in front of the speaker and living for the moment. Crisp reverbed percussion and a shuffling sub lay the foundations for keys that look towards Detroit. An old school sample helps build the track with strings and pads until the drop is reached and not a moment too soon, that kind of intensity can only be kept up for so long! Then it’s back down to the business of getting stuck in.

“Elysium” has a side chained chorused pad, gentle percussive keys, strings, a trippy vocal sample and the only thing missing is the sound of the lapping sea. It weaves it’s hypnotic magic as the synths and pads play counter melodies off each other sounding like a lost 90s Cafe Del Mar classic which is no bad thing in our book!

“Fireflies” carries on the same tip with filtered pads that are heavy on atmosphere as the bass moves around them. A stabby synth pushes the track along as the drums build and drop with the keys giving it that balearic hook.

So when you’re watching the sun go down and enjoying the perfect Ibiza / Croatia / Thailand / Yorkshire (delete where appropriate) moment , the Tropical Highway EP will be the soundtrack!

DJ Rocca – Nice bass driven deep house.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Elysium and Fireflies are the ones.

Murray Richardson – Love this, love Paper!

Will Tramp – Great EP. Loving the package! Well done Joe

80s Child – Always is the track that will be getting the most plays from me great stuff :)

Russell Deeks – Always for me here but liking the other two as well

Nuno Cacho – I love the balearic ones… This is so good and fresh for my summer!

Que Sakamoto – Thank u!!I will play a lots Always.luvly!!

Dan J – Really into ‘always’. lovely track!

Ulysses – Nice stuff. Reminds me a little of mellower Pagan releases.

Ed Bigland – Elysium our favourite, balance is just right on this one.

Marius Vareid (Full Pupp) – Elysium is perfect summer business!

Pathaan – Love it!

DJ Tomas – Real strong sense of chords and synths on these tracks in the fine tradition of Guidance or Prescription Records, good company to be in!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Lovely sun-drenched beats all over the EP. Elysium will be soundtracking my sunsets all Summer, the best Balearic track I’ve heard this year so far!

2 Billion Beats – Really liking the vibes on this- good beach or late night lose yourself in your own head vibes. The feeling reminds me a bit of AFX -selected ambient werks…

Feodor AllRight – Fireflies is lovely

Billy Scurry – Excellent! really digging Always, hit me like Don Carlos..Alone did many years ago…Awesome!! top class EP!! now wheres that beach?!?

Somerville & Wilson – Nice deep house vibes.Always is our favourite.

Aldrin Zouk – Elysium is a nice summertime tune.

Neil Diablo – Elysium is the one for me. lush summery Adriatic vibes…

Groovement Soul – WOW I just love Elysium and Fireflies. This EP is a slice of blissed out heaven. Will be playing Elysium all summer.

Andy Wilson (Ibiza Sonica) – Nice vibes for daytime ibiza on Elysium and Fireflies , will play on the radio and the beach

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Lovely release. All 3 tracks are magic.

2 Billion Beats – Spacey Disco Party EP

2 Billion Beats are back and blow me if they don’t just keep getting better. Instantly recognizable from their crisp arps, 80s synths and deceptively subtle arrangements the boys from the 80s are gathering steam nicely for their forthcoming album on Paper.

First up All Over Exposure has side chained pads, twinkling Rhodes, trippy sax, and synths weaving melodies as the track ebbs and flows for maximum dynamics. It builds steadily, gently drawing you in and before you know it you’re ‘tatas deep!

Kubrick’s Jive keeps the 80s thread going with its sounds and a shuddering chorused bass that builds to a punchy riff. It really takes off after the break with a nagging other-worldy sample, increasingly driven NRG bass and acid giving it some edge.

Finally Apollo saves the best till last by dropping the BPMs but upping the grunt . A guitar riff starts proceedings as the disco squelching bass come in, followed by a pitched vocal and sampled bass guitar combo. The 303 finishes things off nicely and its mission complete if dancefloor mayhem was the objective.

Sean Johnson (ALFOS) – A cheeky selection.

Doc L Jnr – This is a really good piece of work.

Sleazy McQueen – Digging the spaced out vibes!

Max Pask – 3 good tracks, Apollo 303 is my fave will play.

Billy Scurry – Apollo 303…WOW! and then some.. top vibe!

Pathaan – Awesome acidic vibes!

Murray Richardson – 3 quality tunes here, diggin them all but All Over Exposure is the one I like most ;) … Happy Birthday Paper!

Nick Holder (DNH) – This is Fire!

Danny Oliver – Excellent stuff…..Love it!

Phuturelabs – Love Apollo 303!

Da Sunlounge – Nice release guys!

Bottin’ – Nice

This Is Why We Dance – Very solid nu-disco vibes.

Matt Brown (Sancho Panza) – Nice EP, Loving All Over Exposure, really liking Kubrick’s Jive as well, will play both of these out.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – All Over Exposure = Roof Top Terrace, definitely a summer tune

Leon Sweet – Solid! You always know these boys are going to deliver. Quality production, vibes and grooves a plenty. I’m loving all 3 tracks and my fave Apollo 303, everything I want in a tune is right there. Top marks fellas and can’t wait for the album.

Nathan Detroit – Nice deep vibes.

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Diggin thgis shiz guys.

Black Mighty Wax – Gotta good feeling from All Over Exposure and Apollo 303 is magic!

Deep South Audio – Sick tight and very infectious… love the 2BB crew and when on Paper they are sure as hell in the DJ sets!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Apollo 303 is great.

Makossa – Apollo 303 sounds great.

Dan J – Apollo 303 is sonic! Sleazy as shit.

Craig Woodrow – All Over Exposure is my pick!

Juergen Drimal – Nice spaced out tunes, support on that!

Nikša Dragolin – Very happy finally to get on this label, very fresh and catchy tracks….Kubrick’s Jive is perfect for what i need now…will play..thanks a lot

Richard Seaborne – Wicked stuff….All Over Exposure is truly brill!

Marius Våreid – Apollo 303 here we go!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – Another strong release from 2BB, Apollo 303 has been happily tried and tested, works every time…pure filth! Looking forward to the album!

Alfresco

Get yourself down to Alfresco in Blackpool on May 25 for a knock out line up and after party held down by A Love From Outer Space and Paper Recordings.
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Chris Massey – Driven Crazy / Nectar Love

After releasing music on both El Diablos Social Club and Red Laser Records, Chris Massey has gone for the Manchester record label hat trick and lands at Paper Recordings with two tracks of solid dancefloor business.

Driven Crazy takes the party underground and gives us a heads down workout with growling bassline and snappy 808 sounds before a big piano breakdown demands your respect…murky, mucky house music at its finest.

Next up Nectar Love drops the BPMs then rolls out a stomping bass & cosmic synth stabs to create a hypnotic discotheque experience that starts off subtle before building to a big hands in the air drop. If you need a “transition” tune then this is the one to reach for.

Remix support comes from two of Paper’s finest. Leon Sweet turns in the goods for Nectar Love with a jacked up take that sticks close to the source material whilst cranking up the dirt.

2 Billion Beats get to work on Driven Crazy and completely flip the script, going in deep and dropping a dark destroyer that reeks of late night in a basement. Dress appropriately.

Sleazy McQueen
This is all really nice! I dig it. Leon, did you blame it on the sunshine?!

Severino (Horse Meat Disco)
VERY GOOD! Love the groove and ba$$$

DJ Rocca
AMAZING STUFF INDEED!!!

Get Down Edits
Whoo…excellent stuff right, really digging this whole release but esp digging Nectar Love.

DNH Records
Dopeness!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club)
Chris Massey? Chris Massive more like! driven crazy is ace. no surprise that theres a big chugga fucker in there too on nectar love. Leon Sweet mix is awesome too. Good ep.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio)
Another strong EP all-round with something for everyone. Driven Crazy original is the winner for us, good subtle use of some classic samples…great stuff!

Daco
This is real gem! Brilliant! Well done to Chris and the boys!

Richard Hardcastle (Solid State)
Solid tracks, really like A1 . but Leon’s remix gets the nod for me. Like the Love Honey sample (definitely due a revival!) and the lush production . Ace.

Deep South Audio
Such a sweet collection of tunes.

Leon Sweet
Wallop! What a top banana that Mr Massey is, corking debut EP on Paper and a pleasure to be involved. My vote goes to 2BB’s remix, smashin’.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin)
All about 2 Billion Beats mix for me.

Richard Seaborne
I struggled to choose a fave mix as they are all really cool, but the 2 billion beats one probably suits my dancefloor…wicked release all round.

Mutant Disco Radio Show
Both remixes for me. Addictive. Love originals too.

Murray Richardson
Great stuff as ever from Paper…love the original of Driven Crazy and Leon Sweet’s mix of Nectar Love….Tunes!

Dan J
Loving 2 billion beats and leon sweet remixes. quality.

Frank Lihaug
Just want to get up and dance!!!

Trent Grimes
Fuck yes!!!!!!! this is killer!

Reza Athar
Leon Sweet nailed it again!

Black Mighty Wax
Loving 2 Billion Beats and Leon Sweet remixes. Quality.

Aldrin Zouk
Tasty! Diggin’ Nectar Love & the 2 remixes.

Trash The Wax Vol. 1

Paper’s output has often lurked on the fringes of disco and now seemed as good a time as any to jump in with both feet, goggles and snorkel.

“Trash The Wax Vol. 1” hits the digital racks on April 3 featuring 16 original low slung, wigged out and floor heavy cuts from the great, the good, the tapped and the untapped.

Released on Paper Disco (a sub label of Paper Recordings) it follows hot on the heels of the 80s sugar rush that was Proviant Audio’s “Drift Days & Disco Nights” which found its way in to the boxes of Tensnake, Soul Clap, Horsemeat Disco and Danny Krivit as well as garnering a Norwegian Emmy nomination for the best album of 2013.

Artists on Volume 1 range from young 80s bucks like 2 Billion Beats who are pretenders to Crazy P’s crown, Manchester’s City Life DJ of the 2013 and Wet Play resident Ste Spandex, Paper’s ginger underground house assassin Richard Seaborne and Italian duo Gran Turismo.

More seasoned support comes from veterans like bootleg king Keep Schtum, Brighton’s builder of heavy grooves Fingerman, Australia’s disco vigilante Late Nite Tuff Guy and Manchester’s best kept secret Daco. And that’s just the ones we mentioned!

Running from sleazy late night jams to 80s synth and NRG to classic cut-ups, if this album didn’t make you want to go out and jump off a podium it’s time to get your hearing checked!

Trash The Wax Vol. 1
1. Neil Diablo – Give It Up
2. 2 Billion Beats feat, Mariette Smith – See Us Through
3. Late Nite Tuff Guy – I’ve Been Thinkin’ Bout You
4. Richard Seaborne – Is This Acid?
5. Keep Schtum – Holding On
6. Chris Massey – Howard’s Hardware
7. Pablo & Shoey – Raw Human Emotion
8. Rubberlips feat. Jess Smethhurst – Inspiration
9. Gran Turismo – The Peach
10. Fingerman – Feel The Groove
11. Ste Spandex – Into Myself
12. Mezman – Dead Line
13. Check The Guns – Slave To Me
14. Daco – Something For The Weekend
15. Research – Shape The System (Bassjam Mix)
16. Leon Sweet – So Hot

Tom Psychemagik – A dope selection…lots of fun in here!

Danny Krivit – Cool!

Kelvin Andrews – So good! Proper NY dub version vibes. Killer!

Sleazy McQueen – G%# [email protected] these are SOLID!

DJ Rocca – Fantastic stuff, straight in my next DJ set!

Drop Out Orchestra – Beautiful collection – love em all.

Billy Scurry – Absolutely loving the vibe and mixture of styles on this. As a collection of new artists its second to none and shows Paper Music’s commitment to pushing new vibes and styles. Big ups Paper and its artists!!

Trent Grimes (MOS Aus) – Probably the most comprehensively sick promo i have ever received in 20 years of djing!”

Lewis Dene – Some real gems here – love the retro goodness.

Get Down Edits – Excellent

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – “Blimey there’s some killers on there, gonna burn them all to CD for in car listening as well as playing loads of them out. Tough to pick just one stand out track as Leon Sweet, Neil Diablo, Keep Schtum, Pabb & Shoey and Daco have all grabbed me by the disco knackers on first listen. More of this

Nathan Detroit – Nuff goodness here.. Neil and Chris tracks work best for me.

2 Billion Beats – Pablo & Shoey: 1977-tastic!

Phat Phil Cooper – Massive selections… Loving Big Neils chugger… Full support.

Severino Panzetta (HMD) – Lots of tracks ..some really cool.

Neil Schtumm – Ace compilation – some great tracks on here! Is This Acid? in particular is straight in the box for this weekend. Thanks!

Nutritious – Oh my lawd it’s Christmas in the Spring! This release is amazing. Must have!

Dan Wilcox – Love this…

Dan J – Amazing! Daco’s Something For The Weekend is mega!

Bootsy – A superbly diverse selection on here. Something for the souldiscoboogiehouseitaloedit fans. Daco’s “Something For The Weekend” is a stand out for
me.”

Reza Athar – Research got the FUNK!

Trash The Kraak

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Trash The Wax #1 lands via Paper Recordings’ offshoot ‘Paper Disco’ on April 3rd and features (amongst many) cuts from Late Nite Tuff Guy Fingermanedit Richard Seaborne Ste Spandex Neil Diablo Chris Massey Music

To celebrate we are throwing a little soiree at the intimate discotheque setting of in Manchester’s Northern Quarter (just behind Hula)…

With DJ sets from:

Flash Atkins (Paper Recordings)
Ste Spandex (Wet Play)
2 Billion Beats (Paper Recordings)
Chris Massey (Electric Elephant/El Diablos Social Club)
CP (Inkfolk)

Tickets start at just £3 on advance early birds and capacity is limited so its advised to get in quick!

More details HERE

Kit Tacchini – Keep It Down / La Parisian

Kit Tacchini – Keep It Down / La Parisian

1. Keep It Down
2. La Parisian

Sometimes music lands at Paper Towers with no intro or info but it blows our little socks off. This was one of those rare occasions. And the mystery deepens because we have no more information now than the email address we got it from.

Is it Burial? Is it Lord Lucan? Is it John Prescott? Is it Pauline Prescott?! Time will tell but what we do know is that we’ve got two tracks that are club dynamite!

Keep It Down has elements of 80s disco in the big snare and drums but with a bass ripped out the heart of a Moog. Add delayed synths, fills and vocal snippets and it’s a super-heavy peak time basement floor rocker!

La Parisian takes things down a deeper notch with a bumping bass and shuffling, jacking drums. Add 808 handclaps and synth stabs that build and drop and it’s phuture house that acknowledges what has been before but looking firmly front.

A producer is born!

Soul Clap – Jacques my body!

Rocky (XPress-2) – La Parisian!

Maxxi Soundsystem – Judging by the snare is it Howard Jones? I like it!

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin the vibes, totally!

Dj Rocca (Ajello, Crimea X, Erodiscotique) – Love La Parisian!!

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – Great Sounds!

Neil Scott (El Diablos) – Very nice! a producer to watch for in the future..

Stretch Silvester – Love These. Both sound fresh

Richard Seaborne – la Parisian is wicked…lovely and fat

2 Billion Beats – Keep It Down is a monster. Full support!

Space Ranger – Love ” La Parisian” just cool !!

Justin Harris – Really feeling Parisian – support – thanks gents :)

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – La Parsian the one for me! Nice groove

Billy Scurry – Ooff!! Le Parisian is a sure fire killer! 2 great tracks

Proviant Audio Juno Review

Juno Review

Proviant Audio aka Mathias Stubo touches down on Paper Disco, a subsidiary of Paper Recordings, dedicated to only the funkiest of floor cuts. The original of “Like Never Before” is a vocal-heavy bomb reminiscent of the 70s, with enough soul to set your skates on fire. The 2 Billion Beats remix is a discofied, Pepe Bradock style tune, whilst Ste Spandex deliver a gorgeous live take on the original, with slithering percussion and one mean lean bassline, while Sleazy McQueen provides a shaking, filtered version to add another level of funk. TOP!

Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

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Proviant Audio – Like Never Before

1. Original

2. Sleazy McQueen Mix

3. 2 Billion Beats Mix

4. Ste Spandex Live Hardware Mix

Proviant Audio are back with the second single from their album “Drifty Days & Disco Nights” that DJ Mag described as being “BETTER than Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories”.
It’s a shimmering piece of good time disco that has shades of the 80s and an earworm of a hook. With horns and synths backing up the vocals plus a full band and next level production it’s like summer is still here.

Florida resident and the man behind Whiskey Disco Sleazy McQueen takes things more 4/4 but retains the spirit of the original. It’s got plenty of atmosphere, a locked down bass, handclaps and lovely touches that give it a deep hypnotic feel.

2 Billion Beats go a bit more high energy with a bouncing kick and nagging sample but with their love of all things 80s shining through. The production is kept sparse, ready for the Rhodes that is given free range to do it’s thing and so it does!

Finally Manchester’s hotly tipped Wet Play resident Ste Spandex turns in a distorted nu-school banger. Taking the vocal and parts he stamps his style on it, driving the mix in to peaktime territory .

Rune Lindbaek – Aceness!

The Dead Rose Music Company – Love this!

Lewis Dene – Hauntingly simple and very affective.

Will Tramp – Nice. Lovely stuff!

Patski Love – Sleazy is the winner!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Mr. McQueen’s groovy treatment is the one for me here … on point.

Cowbell Radio – Lovely stuff, nice choice of remixes but it’s 2 Billion Beats that tip the scales for me (natch)! As always, guaranteed to get people bouncing!

Tensnake – It’s a musthave for sure.

DJ Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – 2 Billion Beats mix is the the one for me, it gives it a big disco injection.

Dean “Sunshine” Smith – Original for me, a nice slice of shimmer.

Gareth Sommerville – 2 Billion Beats is bestest.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice slab of 80s vibes on a friday… thank you chaps
full support.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super!! great reworks from Sleazy McQueen and 2 Billion Beats.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Great SLEAZY McQueen remix!!

Get Down Edits – Sleazy Mc Queen mix stands out on first listen .

Tim “Love” Lee – Love Proviant Audio!

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Fierce collection fave being the Sleazy…all great remixes and v different!

Ulysses – The Sleazy McQueen makes it more disco, which is a good thing, but the Ste Spandex remix does the best job.

Billy Scurry – Toss up between billion beats and sleazy.. really great remixes.

Christophe (Futureboogie) – Aces.

Frank Lihaug – Brilliant package. Sleazy McQueen is the BOMB!