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The Paper Wave Radio Show – Tony Allen Special

We were absolutely gutted to hear about Tony Allen’s passing. Ben Davis wrote a lovely post post (see below) and dedicated a Paper Wave Radio Show to him. There are interviews, his influences, knockout music and the finest drumming the world has ever heard.

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Tony Allen‘s passing. He has long been one of my musical heroes and its interesting how upset you can feel about somebody you never met. As I write this, I’m looking at a picture of him right next to my desk that has been up for many years as a creative and musical guiding light. Only this morning his brilliant new album dropped through my letterbox.

We approached his management to make a film of his life four years ago and shook hands on it in Paris, which was one of the most exciting days of my life. Unfortunately it never happened but as we developed and researched the project, my admiration for him just kept growing. How many people can claim to have invented a musical genre?

Through post-colonial Africa, Fela, lost years in Europe and the late blooming of creativity pushing musical boundaries, it is an incredible life and career. Just in the last 5 years he has been involved in projects that touched on techno, dub, jazz, hip hop (the list goes on) and all alchemised by his afromagic. I managed to see him live a couple of times and he blew me away on each occasion. Read “Tony Allen : An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat” for the whole, incredible story.

He will be looked back on, rightly as one of the greats.
A huge loss for music.
RIP Tony Allen

Ben Davis

Paper Radio – Summer ’15 feat. Mr Scruff, Optimo & Pete Herbert

We’re back for the Spring with the latest and greatest plus interviews with Optimo and Mr Scruff. Add a mix from Pete Herbert and it’s a an aces hight situation.

1. Weedyman – Feel It (Leon Sweet Double Drop Remix)
2. Doc. L Jnr – Twilight

OPTIMO INTERVIEW

3. Mia Dora – Un Sub
4. Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler (Leftside Wobble Mix)
6. Flash Atkins – Drug Empire
7. Flash Atkins – Size of the Dog (Sleazy McQueen Mix)
8. Rave-enka – Påfuglen
9. Richard Seaborne – Let’s Get Serious ((Rave-enka Diskosmosoverdosemiks)
10. Wastepaper – Origami

PETE HERBERT MIX
11. Ilija Rudman ‘Bad Passion’
12. Templehoff ‘Red venus’ (Reverso 68 remix)
13. Payfone ‘Paradise’
14. Johnson ‘Sick House’ (Rich Lane Chug dub)
15. Boof ‘Intro to its Sunny S outside’
16. The Revenge ‘Love That Will Not Die’
17. Telephones ‘The Ocean, the Sand, the Lorenzo’
18. Pete Herbert/Dicky Trisco ‘Machine 16’
19. Kahuun – Impedansefest

MR SCRUFF INTERVIEW

20. Mr Scruff – Chicken In A Box
21. Ralph Myerz presents R.E.C. feat. Leona Freiburg – Don’t Leave Me Now (Original Mix)

Robodisco Archive

Robodisco was the flagship night for Paper Recordings and here are some of the flyers by the fabulous Paul Cleary who was responsible for all the artwork back in the day.

B Justin Robertson BACK

C Jacques Lu Cont FRONT

D Jacques Lu Cont BACK

E May - Problem Kids Album Launch FRONT

PAPER RADIO

Paper Radio – Summer ’11 by Paper Recordings

MPC DEMO

Paper honcho Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) runs through the basics of the Akai MPC 2000.

WHERE YOU AT?

Label boss Ben Davis moonlights as a Mixmag journalist and gives the lowdown on his hometown of Hebden Bridge.

Where You At - Mixmag

Where to go for kicks in Hebden Bridge