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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

De Fantastiske To – Smile EP

Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.

Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.

Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.

Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.

Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.

Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.

Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.

Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! :)

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.

Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.

80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.

Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.

Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.

Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.

Frank Xerox – Dope release!

Pathaan – Great tracks!!

Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.

Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.

Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.

Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.

Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!

Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.

This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support

Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.

Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Stay Kosmik EP

Long time Paper friend and top notch producer Ralph Myerz is back on with the opening salvo from his forthcoming album….and what a whopper! We mean literally as the first track alone clocks in at just under 15 minutes!

Ralph has been a cornerstone of the Norwegian dance scene since the early 90s when he broke globally with the Jack Herron band and “Think Twice”. Since then he has built up an eye watering body of work that ranges from jacking Chicago house and techno to nu-disco, deep house and hip hop. Last year he won the best electronic album Norwegian Grammy for Supersonic Pulse featuring George Clinton, Snoop Dog and Annie.

But here it’s strictly deep dance floor business.

Acid 4 Eddie is an epic 15 minute track built around a throbbing acid bass helped along by shuffling drums and stabby synths. The bass filters in and out as the dynamics of the track shift in a hypnotic journey, only breaking halfway through for some lighter chords before heading back in to the deep stuff and the acid peak. Then it’s a soft landing as the track winds down to enable one of those smooth running mixes.

Hello Space is a comparatively moderate 10 minutes and a synthy arpeggiated treat with a hint of Italo. Trippy vocal stabs and big atmospherics punctuate the bouncing bass which is reinforced with lead lines. Again the track breaks in the middle with some chords and an 80s synth line while the drums go breakbeat before its back to work.

Finally, Lett Sommarmat picks things up after the first two moody tracks. It uses an easy listening disco sample that is teased in before dropping to take things big room, then its smiles and hugs as the world becomes a better place!

Eli / Charles (Soul Clap / Wolf & Lamb) – Lett Sommarmat on some different future classic visions!

Danny Howells – Sounding stunning!

Skream (R1 play) – Lett Sommarmat went off at the Hideout Festival

Laurent Garnier – Cool EP

Andy Meecham – Bloody brilliant 10/10

X-Press 2 – Great EP

Justin Robertson – Acid 4 Eddie!

Bill Brewster – Nice chuggy acid biznizz.

Eric Duncan – All 3 are super!

Osunlade – Nice EP.

Tensnake – Super Nordic stuff.

Sleazy McQueen – Diggin the Acid 4 Eddie.

Claudio Coccoluto – Sounds good.

Tom Middleton – Superb release..thumbs up all around from a big fan..full support.

Groovement Soul – Great EP.

Tunnel FM – Outstanding EP.

Terence (Freak N Chic) – Paper is in the house!

Nick Woolfson (Mock ‘n Toof) – Well produced EP

Bruno (Xinobi (Discotexas) – Left Sommarnmat is a special one!

A Sagittariun (Elastic Dreams) – Gwan Paper Recordings!

Viv / Anstacia (Blond:ish) – Acid 4 Eddie.

Downtown Party Network (Eskimo) – Lett Sommarmat!

Stevie Kotey (Chicken Lips / Bear Entertainment) – Been a fan of Ralph Myerz from the start! They or he always make music I want to play. Nothing has changed!

Greg Churchill – Fuckin’ ace!

80s Child – Great e.p – Acid 4 Eddie is the standout track for me and will be getting the most plays.

Nuno Cacho – This is too good! Will be my power play every summer EPIC EP!

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.