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The Bionics – Love Chains (The Remixes)

The Bionics – Love Chains (Remixes) by Paper Recordings

The Bionics – Love Chains (The Remixes)

1 Love Chains (Mic Newman Mix)
2 Love Chains (Max Essa Mix)
3 Love Chains (Neil Diablo Mix)
4 Love Chains (Original)

Released 26th September – Download

The Bionics is a studio project consisting of Paper honcho Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and Tim Davies. They released the Solid Silver album on Bocajito Records in 2007 to great acclaim for it’s meshing of styles like house, disco, funk, rock and soul.

The lead track was Love Chains which is a slow burning deep houser that starts with a nagging one note bass and Danielle’s plaintive vocals before heading on to disco territory. It got spins in clubs worldwide and made fans of DJs like The Unabombers, PBR Streetgang and Greg Wilson.

Love Chains comes with a remix package that covers all bases. First off is the hotly tipped Melbourne based Mic Newman (Fantasticman) who has been flagged up by Juno and Resident Advisor as one to watch for 2011. Mic’s take demonstrates why his star is in the ascendant with a deep house bubbler built around a Rhodes riff that funks and turns, pitched down vocals and rock solid drum programming. It’s a mix that will do the business early doors, peak time or late night.

Max Essa returns to the Paper fold after making his first appearance on the label in 1997. He demonstrates why he’s at the forefront of the nu-disco movement with a remix that begins with an NRG bassline and percussion then takes the parts and weaves them together to create some quality space disco.

Finally, Manchester’s unsung DJ hero Neil Diablo has used the full vocal and kept it disco with off kilter drums, pads and an analogue bass that is pure 80s disco put through El Diablo’s dancefloor.

DJ reactions

Bicep – Mic brings the heat 100% funk.
Bill Brewster – Really like Max’s mix, very spacey as well as driving.
Andy Cato (Groove Armada) – Great release thanks.
Stuart Knight (Toolroom Records) – Always excited to see a Bionics release in the inbox nice set of mixes …Neil Diablo wins through for me.
Sleazy Mcqueen – This is really fantastic.
Sean Brosnan (Future Disco) – Pick of the bunch is Max Essa mix.
Diskjokke – Love it!
Martin Brew – All mixes sound ace! Nice one!
Majik Johnson – Original and Neil Diablo mix for me. Strong.
Jimpster – Lovely mix from Mic! Will be playing this!
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Nice track, orig mix holds together best for me.
Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug) – Neil Diablo’s mix is the one!!! SPRING BREAK!!!
Billy Scurry – Absolute monster!! Stunning vocal, and too hard to pick a fav mix, all excellent…
Luke Soloman – Great record.
Rocky (X-press 2) – F**king ace package. All 4 mixes working. Will support.
Cosmo Vitelli – The original for me
Chris Duckenfield – Christ on a bike – A promo featuring three remixes I can play, THREE ! wow
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – GREAT project.. Neil Diablo stands up
Fred Everything – Nice release thx. Mic Newmann remix an original for me thx
Stuart Patterson (Faith) – big up ben… ace track and good choice of remixers.. Will give it an airing on next week’s radio.. Mic and Neil’s mixes probably pick for me ..
Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Nizzer’s mix is my pick although Max Essa’s mix is great too. Cheers.

Released by: paperecordings
Release/catalogue number: PAPD19
Release date: Sep 26, 2011

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Also available at Beatport, Juno, iTunes etc.


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Paper Radio – Summer ’11 by Paper Recordings


Paper Recordings Minimix 5 by Paper Recordings

The fifth instalment of the Paper Minimix Series goes all jizzy jazzy to celebrate the first whiff of summer. There are tracks new and old blended by purveyor of deep beats, Flash Atkins.

Kahuun – La Rouge
Streetlife Originals – Club 11
Dirty Jesus – Cut The Rug (Jazz Dat Ride Mix)
Crazy Penis – You Are We (Pooley’s Main Mix)
Proviant Audio – Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
Problem Kids – Meandering Benders
Harlem Zip Code – Fling Up Your Wig
Daco – Drip Dry (Yam Who? Mix)
Shaboom – Bessie (Reprise)


Here’s Crazy Penis’s new edit album bundled up in to 6 minutes of disco juicyness!

Crazy Penis – A Nice Hot Edit With (Album Sampler) by Paper Recordings

Beyond Oblivion, the future perhaps?

Beyond Oblivion is the brand new, disruptive, digital music service launching officially in 2011. Beyond provides users with intelligent music discovery tools to help them search their way through the Infinite Music Library.

The BO – Mission Statement

  1. No more corrupt files.
  2. No more inequitable download charges and subscription fees.
  3. No more intrusive advertising.No more Big Music intimidation.
  4. The right to download from the biggest music library on Earth.
  5. The right to play as much of it as you want and share it among licensed friends.

Well Murdoch’s involved which is a downside but the concept is a laudable one and lets hope this encourages the development of the ultimate music revenue model for recorded music – who knows – it might just work?

Click image to sign up for the beta roll out


Proviant Audio – Hey Lets Do It! by Paper Recordings

Flash Atkins – Flash’s Theme by Flash Atkins

We Are Woodville and Paper Recordings’ very own loser super hero Flash Atkins returns to centre stage with another genre-busting EP on We Are Woodville and two brand new cuts that delve deep into the realms of nu disco.

The In Crowd is a chunky and chugging groove laden number based round a hefty Roxy Music sample. It’s got some heavy synths, a big break and is a perfect peaktime roof raiser!

Flash’s Theme is a laid back and jazz infused disco affair. Ronny Jordan inspired guitar lines jam over a warm bed of live drums, full bass and keys to deliver a simply infectious and timeless record.

BUY IT IN OUR SHOP and at all the download stores.

Jazzanova – Nice 12″, The In Crowd gets my support.

Chris Duckenfield : Flash’s Theme sounds like E-Lustrious remixing D-Train in the Arndale Centre.

Rob Mello – Flash’s Theme sounds great!

Billy Scurry – Blinding release, quite hard to chose a fav butboth killer tracks… Flash is in well funky mode!!

Diskjokke – Like The In Crowd reminds me of some of those old guerilla tracks.

Ashley Beedle – Mr Atkins always brings a smile to my face. Roxy Music get’s carved up and Flash’s Theme is a beauty as well.

James Teej (Rekids) – Great, great music! Atkins is the man!

Faze Action – Very good, I like!

Sebastian Döring – Flash’s Theme…oh yeah!

The Dead Rose Music Company – The In Crowd floats my boat and will defo get dropped

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n Tug) – Cool!!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – I’m in with The In Crowd. Heavy stuff!

Fred Everything – Flash’s Theme for me.

Tim Love Lee – Lovely stuff.

Magik Johnson – The In Crowd for me, Fatboy Slim meets DFA. Love the sleeve too.

Leftside Wobble – Proper rockin’ buisness!

Trent Grimes (MOS) – Flash is king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both dope jams!

Kiko Navarro – Excellent tracks, great for those new people who like what they call nu-disco.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash’s theme is the one for me “PROPER”

Joshua Iz – Simply good choons.

Murray Richardson – Liking The In Crowd Flashman!!!

Disco Outcasts – Massive killer track!!

Dave Pezzner – Wow! Very nice. Flash’s theme is fantastic.

Krysko – The In Crowd… monster hook, will do the business for sure.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Diggin’ on Flash’s Theme

Diesel (X-Press 2) – Liking it. Will play on show.


Daco – Drip Dry

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Paper Recordings are back with Manchester soul warrior Daco for the latest single release including a great remix from the ever consistent Yam Who?

Dave Connally AKA Daco has been releasing quality dance music for the last 20 years on labels like WEA as part of Mellowstate in the early nineties, producing for numerous labels such as Sony Music and working alongside the likes of Zed Bias, The Una Bombers and Finley Quaye. His ‘Aquarium EP’ on Paper in 2009 received broad critical acclaim and support and is now followed up with ‘Drip Dry’.

The A side features the original version of ‘Drip Dry’, a funk laden slice of slo-mo house boogie with warm analogue bass, soulful keys and looped vocal lines leading to an uplifting classic piano line that conjures up the spirit of late eighties house.

The flipside sees Yam Who? take the remix reins and deliver a bumping nu-disco house cut that ups the tempo and brings the moog work to the fore and a distinctly Moroder-esue feel to the proceedings.


Laurent Garnier : Definitely for my record box. Great tracks!

Una Bombers : Classy piece of retro modernism from Daco. Love it. And the Yamster comes good as always upping the tempo for later in the night. Will be dropping both of these beauties.

Ralph Lawson : Diggin the Yam Who? mix.

Rocky : Love the Yam Who? version.

Jim Baron (Crazy P) : Yes, yes! Our Dave comes up trumps here, lovin it. Massive slo-mo hands in the air &Yamz mix is handy too particularly when the faster drugs have kicked in.

Red Rack’em : Loving the OG and the remix is really cool too – I love the spacey synth action from Yam.

Stuart Patterson : Lush innit. Playlisted for the radio and I’m old enough to play it in a club as well.

Diskjokke : Loved the original, very cool track!

Horse Meat Disco : Yam Who? delivers a super playable rmx

Phat Phil : Yam Who giving it the uplift with a great remix.

Nelson Ramalho : What a fantistic track and a great start for 2011. Both Original and Yam Who? remixes

Chris Coco : Lovely and groovy, original version for me

Martin Brew : Ace!

Neil Scott (El Diablos) : Aceness! Original doing it for me but Yam Who? remix really nice too

Fred Everything : Nice release, Yam Who Remix? for me.

Billy Scurry : Lovin this!! Both strong tracks but the original does it for me, love that swing, bass and piano then great pads… Monster!!

DJ Alex From Tokyo : 2 sweet modern boogie jams!

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Nice slice of 80’s style vibes

Bonar Bradberry : Really cool! Yamz mix sounds grrreat!

Leftside Wobble : Both versions ooze class but mid tempo grooves of the original definitely tip it for me.

Mathew Krysko : Boogie boogie boogie – like the original.

The Dead Rose Music Company : I love the original, real low down soundtrack to a disco extravaganza. Yam’s mix wasn’t what I was expecting, the arp groove is sick and will get played for sho!!! Big love and respect to the synth pads.