We were made the DJ Mag’s end-of-year Vital Label. Whoop whoop!
We were made the DJ Mag’s end-of-year Vital Label. Whoop whoop!
Ben Davis hosts the latest instalment of Paper Radio with some previously unheard golden oldies, a mix from Clandestino and forthcoming releases including tracks from Trash The Wax.
So hop on board the Paper Rave Train.
1. Tumisang Pooe – I.R.S.A.N.S
2. Vainc – 2000300
3. Fever Few – Them Persians
4. Truant – Rifle Range (Live)
5. Crazy Penis – You Started Something (Instrumental Edit)
6. Daco – The Uprise (Galáctica Mix)
7. Flash Atkins & Charlie Sinclair – That Hit
8. Flash Atkins – Dark Night of The Soul
9. 2 Billion Beats – Papa (Richard Seaborne Papa’s Struggle feat. GizMo Mix)
10. Fingerman – Burnin’ Sanders
11. Kimo – Trance
12. Parkway Rhythm – The Answer (T-Kut’s Massive Dub)
13. Lauer – Hump Acid (Lexx Remix)
14. Black Spuma – No Cube
15. Les Crocodiles – La Nuit Des Tropiques (Field Of Dreams Remix)
16. Curses – Canini (Dreems Beautiful Mens Club Remix)
17. Armonics – Red Eye (Black Spuma Remix)
18. TYV – Miau! (lauer remix)
19. De Fantastiske To – Monokrom feat. OST
20. Soundersons – Make The Music
21 Marma Boog – Crazee
22. Flash Atkins – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Here’s the Autumn edition of Paper Radio and it’s a cracker with interviews from Prins Thomas and B.G. Baarregaard plus a brilliant mix by Steve Cobby.
It’s all held down by the label’s very own Ben Davis along with paper music new and old from Crazy Penis, Flash Atkins, Yam Who, Chris Massey, De Fantastsike To, Diskobeistet,Leon Sweet and a bunch of others.
1. Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard (De Fantastiske To Mix)
2. Doc L. Jnr – Let’s Go (Never Been to Tokyo)
B.G Baarregaard Interview
3. B.G.Baarregaard – Playboy
4. Flash Atkins – Levenshulme Orphanage For Boys
5. La Guardia De La Luz – Resonate
6. Crazy Penis – Give It Up (LAID Vocal Mix)
PRINS THOMAS INTERVIEW
(background track Symfonisk Utviklingshemming)
7. Prins Thomas & Lindstrom – Boney M Down
8. Leon Sweet – Sunny Bigler
9. De Fantasiske To – Gimme Sum Dim Sum
STEVE COBBY MIX
10. Sola Rosa ft Georgia Anne Muldrow – Never Too Far
11. Alice Smith – Love Endeavour(Maurice Fulton Mix)
12. Roberta Flack – Uh Uh (Steve Hurley Mix)
13. The Thing – Tonite Im Gonna Love Ya
14. D.A.F. – Kebab Traume
15. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden
16. Belabouche – Mysterious Vibes (Belabouche edit)
17. Yam Who Feat. Natasha Watts – Don’t You Want My Love (Massey’s Paper Fold)
This is one of those mix projects set up by chance which ended up producing one of the best slices of music on the label. John Andersson and Johan Emmoth from Zoo Brazil (LAID) produced their remix with an 80’s influenced guitar and synth…In fact Stuart Price (Les Rhythm Digitales) used this on his Fabric mix compilation to great acclaim, in addition Faze Action set down perfect rhythm induced disco fare and Reset (Salt City Orchestra’s alter ego) provide the final audio magic. This remastered release (Alain Paul from One Million Mangoes in Berlin) includes all the vocal and dub mixes that were produced in the series.
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.
Just coz its Christmas we have 10x pairs of Crazy P 12s to send out for next to nothing, just postage.
The 12″s include productions from Crazy P, Brennan Green, Faze Action and Yam Who?
Two of Crazy P’s finest discs from 2012 go for a song as we clear the decks for bells and lolly ready for next years vinyl onslaught….You will get
First up, Faze Actions’ re-edit of ‘Drop Your Weapon’ is a rolling and bouncing slice of funk laden modern disco that uses the distinctive guitar licks from the original and drops layers of bass, pads and drums to create an instant anthem!
On the flip we have the superb Brennan Green who takes ‘3 Play it Cool’ and develops it into a loopy and percussive deep house masterclass, using subtle melodies and taut yet organic sounding drums. This is perfect late night tackle and provides a perfect counterpart to the upbeat disco stylings of the A side…..wonderful stuff!
Super-numpty Flash Atkins is back with a new EP and it’s a bobby belting package of deep nu-disco vibes.
Flash Atkins – Did You Forget To Shine? feat. Sally Garozzo
3. Hot Toddy Mix
4. Jamie L Mix
5. Havana Candy Mix
Flash Atkins is a Super Hero who is neither super nor a hero. In fact he’s pretty much a waste of space who would sell his own grandmother for a free drink.
However he does still have the ability to manipulate sound and uses it to make high-grade house music for Paper Recordings.
Did You Forget To Shine? is deep nu-disco that first saw the light of day earlier in the year (in edited form) on the label’s warmly received compilation, Paper Cuts # 1.
Featuring the vocals of Sally Garozzo and based around an analogue bass riff, the track weaves hypnotically with pads and synths before stripping things back in the second half. A rhythm guitar is then introduced that builds things back up to the end.
Next up, there’s an instrumental version for those allergic to vocals. Keeping all the original elements but with added synth lines to keep the track bubbling, it again builds to the rhythm guitar and pads at the end.
First off the blocks, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy is welcomed back in to the Paper fold with an ace mix of deep soulful house. A rubber bass pins things down whilst snatches of vocals and Rhodes make way for a tougher synth riff to get it rocking.
Man of mystery Jamie L does his leftfield disco thing and works the groove over a live bass, lazy low-slung beat and live claps. It’s locked in heads down tackle that layers up the riff with a synth that changes it up a gear.
Finally Havana Candy brings his analogue sensibility to the mix with a deep and techy version that uses elements of the original and full vocals but with added pads, giving it a timeless Balearic electronic flavour.
DJ Nutritious – Possibly my favourite release of the year!
Roberto Rodriguez – Nice new song from Flash! All the versions are cool, but i think i will spin the Jamie L mix the most.
Andy Ash – Cool track, Hot Toddy remix is really nice.
Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Miguel Migs – Digging the “jamie L remix” and also the “dubstrumental”.
El Harvo (Future Boogie) – Feeling this!
Fred Everything – Straight to the Hot Toddy for predictable ‘ol me.
Drop Out Orchestra – Lovely. Original all the way
Cristophe (Futureboogie) – Loving the vocal and groove on this. Hot. Will play the original and the Hot Toddy mix.
Red Rack’em – Digging the Jamie L remix. Will play it on my show I think…
Dicky Trisco – Feeling that Jamie L mix!
Rune Lindbaek – Top stuff.
Lost My Dog – I’ll have a Hot Toddy please barman.
Daniel Solar – Original and/or Hot Toddy Remix. Not exactly sure yet. But overall a very nice release :-)
Sleazy McQueen – well, I heard the samples for Jamie L and Havana Candy and knew it was a good package, but to add Hot Toddy– now I know it’s GREAT!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash is back….loving the grove on the Jamie L remix.
Bill Brewster (DJ History) – hot Toddy mix wins.
Trent Grimes (MOS Australia) – Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jerry Bouthier – Nice! Supporting.
Pete Gooding – Nice track, hot toddy mix is best for me.
Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Ooh yeh, Toddy’s mix for me. no surprises there then!
The Lovely Jonjo – So sexy really good slow groover.
Cowbell Radio – Another strong all-round package, a bit like Flash’s codpiece! Always had a lot of love for the original but for my dancefloor I think Hot Toddy just wins by a nose.
Harri – Nice tune Ben…..full support : )
Henri Kohn – Great singles. Hot Toddy mix for me but all mixes are hot.
Inland Knights – Jamie L mix is the one for me.
Jonny Miller – More quality from the most rubbish superhero of all time. The orig, dub and havana mixes would fit nicely into the deep disco set alongside Maurice Fulton, the toddy will work for the deep house bods and jamie’s mix i think will appeal to your joy orbison type people with expensive glasses. That mix i think is my fav mix too X JM
Death on the Balcony – Hot Toddy please!!!
Mighty Mouse – Original mix for me, great track, full support.
Marius Våreid – Hahaha, fantastic intro following this release! It is quality all the way here, but the Hot Toddy mix is my choice for the dance floor. My personal fav is the dubstramental of the OG. Well done!
Kiko Navarro – Good release, i will play Hot Toddy mix.
This Is Why We Dance – Quality underground disco-deep shizzle.
Stuart Patterson – oh no! Flash has gone will bent, must be all the lycra outfit, thankfully Hot Toddy bounces to the rescue and Jamie L darks it up. Oh damn, i might even play the original.
Pete Herbert – Digging the Dub and Hot toddy mixes!!
Bottin – Nice Toddy.
Moodymanc – All about the Hot Toddy.
Ian Pooley – HOT TODDY -&rt; LoVE !!!!!!
Aldrin Zouk – Sexy groovy original, dub & Hot Toddy remix.
Because we are caught up in the Olympic spirit of positivity, here is a free download of the very wonderful Max Essa’s unreleased dub of The Bionic’s Love Chains.
Paper Recordings has been pushing the creative envelope since 1994.
It has released over 2000 tracks from across the world by over 600 artists, producers and remixers that range from deep house and disco to Balearic and leftfield on its three imprints, Paper Wave, Disco and Recordings.
The label has evolved to incorporate Paper Vision Films which made the award winning Northern Disco Lights with two films currently in production as well regular podcasts and radio shows.
It continues to be one of the UK’s best loved independent record labels, operating as a thriving and exciting cottage industry.