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Paper Tag Team # 3

Third times a charm so they say, well we’re putting that to the test with our latest edition of the Paper Tag team mix series.

Originally dreamt up during lockdown as our alternative take to the DJ live stream but with multiple jocks playing 3 tracks each, where their first track was the previous DJ’s 3rd track & so on…

This latest selection starts off with one of the finest selectors to come on our radar in recent times Léna C. from her Hebden Bridge base with a globe trotting selection of vibes (as are present in her amazing Reform Radio shows)…

Following on from Léna is Mr super balearic Chris Coco who goes full namaste position with fetching stetson….he’s followed by the Lakeshouse crew coming right at us direct from rooftop in Norway (The Beatles got nothing on these guys!) with some live jamming over the top of their set.

Supernature Disco’s very own James Greenwood aka Semi Skimmed Edits joins the dots from Norway to Whalley Range and goes to town from his record/studio/ room before the mighty Muddy Feet closes things off with a hat trick of house laced bangers from her immaculate looking studio room (I wish mine was a tidy as that)..

Tuck in…more to come…hopefully a Balearic tag team en route, watch this space…

Diskobeistet – Birkelunden EP

Paper’s hook up with Norway continues to pay dividends with new artists who seem to knock it out the park with each release.

The latest is People Love Music’s Diskobeistet who tick all the boxes for grasping the sound of Paper’s heritage on a 4 track EP release for lovers of straight up “proper” house.

Birkelunden teams up tribally beats and smoking Rhodes with a Norwegian gentlemen’s vocal that we’re told is about going to the park, having a smoke and jumping up and down on a bouncy castle. So now you know.

The remix comes from another of our Norwegian friends, De Fantastiske To’s Ravi who gives it a bit of old school grit and jack before the bleepy bloppy style breakdown opens it up for the darkest dance floors. Is it techno? Is it house? Who cares!

Gammal Morro goes late night with a lazy hazy, sunset drenched vibe hooked around a Rhodes and nagging riff. Drive with the top down on this one and sport a pair of sockless espadrilles while you’re at it.

Nattergal is classic Paper all over, live sounding drums with snaps and claps in all the right places alongside a low slung bass line & chika chika guitar. Never straying far from the path, this is house for those that like it simple, straight forward and solid.

Support in from selectors:

Ralph Myerz:
“Great stuff that will work wonders both in the land of Oz and Ibiza! Love all traxx, full support!!!!!”

Chris Coco:
“lovely vibes. contemplative but still groovy, how we like our dance music. Great for the Melodica radio show”

High Soul Society:
“all over ‘Natterga’ a groovy little number that’ll be getting plenty of action at the HSS parties. Thanks You :)”

Somerville & Wilson:
“Smooth and slick release for those cocktail moments , Fav track is the Birkelunden Remix”

Bottin:
“sounds great!”

Pete Herbert:
“Superb!!! loving them all!”

Leon Sweet:
“Woah… this is strong. Feeeeelin it. Very close call but it’s Nattergal for me. More!”

Dean Sunshine Smith (Garden Festival):
“Reminds me of early paper those damn Norwegians styles. Gammal Morro for me”

Billy Scurry:
“Vibes!! Great tracks and rmxs! looking forward to getting it on a system”

80’s Child:
“As always a quality e.p from Paper Recordings! Gamma Morro takes centre stage for me looking forward to playing this at the weekend :)”

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45s):
“Loving the solid disco originals, esp Nattergal”

DJ Rocca:
“very nice electro-nu disco stuff”

Leftside Wobble :
“The Nordic connection just keeps on giving…”

B.G. Baarregaard:
“Living next to it, I can confirm that these are Birkelunden approved!”

Chris Massey:
“Absolutely massive! Gammal Morro is the biggie for me here but to be fair I would drop all of them. Great work!”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin”)
“Cracking EP, looking forward to playing all the tracks out, buggered if I can choose a favourite though as I love them all equally.”