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Paper DJ Tag Team

Since lockdown the concept of online clubbing has taken off, often with unsatisfactory results. We like watching the back of a middle aged-man DJing in his laundry as much as there next person but the novelty has worn off now. Clubbing is about interaction, fun and being in the moment so in that spirit, here’s the “Paper DJ Tag Team”.

We asked our friends and family to film themselves playing three tracks, continuing on from the previous DJ in a digital back to back. It begins with Flash Atkins warming things up in his kitchen followed by Ed Mahon rocking his man cave, who knows what Leon Sweet is doing but by God he’s having fun, Danny Russell digs deep in Berlin while Leeds’ most finest selector Reeshy rocks a disco fuelled by a large glass of wine and dancing shoes. Crazy P’s Danielle Moore has her own loft party, Hot Toddy needs to tidy his room and Kimo performs musical surgery. By the end the night its peak time, roof raising scenes as Kim Lana and Julie Wills are in full party mode in what could well be day two of a three day rave-a-thon.

A new concept in clubbing?

Probably not.. . More fun than you can shake a light stick at?

Most certainly!

It’s a Flash Atkins Mix Meltdown!

Our favourite former Superhero has been busy behind the doughnuts and come up with two mixes of ver different sorts. First up is a selection of summer jams taking in disco, soul, edits and deep beats. And at the other end of the spectrum is a mixtape of JJ Cale favourites to mark the passing of a legend.
So get them downloaded and in your ears!

Flash Atkins DJ Mix – Winter ’12

Our favourite loser Flash Atkins has set up the decks in the back of his camper and done us a mix of damn fine deep house. There’s an exclusive preview of the new Farlet Silevester track After Hours that is out in March.

Flash Atkins – Beats & Pieces 7

Flash Atkins got the power!


Flash Atkins tries to drive away the rain with some downtempo blissed out grooves.

FLASH ATKINS MIX – MARCH ’12

Here’s a fresh Flash Atkins mix featuring unreleased music from Paper in the form of Psychemagik’s mix of Research’s Day By Day and Neil Diablo’s Yr Mnd Yr.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS – SANTA’S COMING

It’s been a great year for Paper and we’d like to thank everybody for spreading the love.

There’s more of the same next year so buckle for all things deep and disco from the Paper family including Proviant Audio, Jamie L, 2 Billion Beats, Sleazy McQueen, Leca, Kahuun, The Treatment, Flash Atkins, Ralph Myerz and Daco plus some fresh faces.

In the meantime, here are some winter warmers to keep you moving from the Proviant Audio remix competition that ran in the Autumn. These lost out on pole position by a whisker and were so good it seemed only right to put them out into the world!

Proviant Audio – Take Me Back (Adam Collins & Bobby Nakib Mix) – DOWNLOAD IT HERE

Proviant Audio – Take Me Back (Scalawag Mix) – DOWNLOAD IT HERE

For budding producers here are the audio parts for Flash Atkins’ recent release, Cherry Bounce that had X-Press 2, Ralph Myerz, Q-Burns, Aldrin Zouk and Lost My Dog reaching for their DJ headphones. DOWNLOAD THEM HERE

And finally, Flash Atkins has brought a splash of balearica to Christmas with his MPC produced “All I Want For Christmas Is You”. – DOWNLOAD IT HERE

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FLASH ATKINS HITS COSMIC DISCO

Turntablists Unite – Get ready for UK launch

In what could pave the way for a re-launch in the UK, streaming and virtual club night site Turntable.fm has announced deals with ASCAP and BMI, the two major publishing rights collecting societies in America.

As previously reported, the US based site was generating a huge buzz prior to its shutdown, with established artists such as Diplo and Little Boots using the site to debut recordings of new tracks.

Turntable.fm is currently still in beta with invitations only through Facebook friends already on the site. 300,000 users have signed up so far and recording rights are taken care of in a deal with SoundExchange.

The service allows users to discover new tracks and create a virtual club room from music streams, DJing with other members and battling it out for audience approval. Each room has up to five DJ slots, with users taking turns whilst listeners rate them as either ‘awesome’ or ‘lame’.

There have been questions surrounding the legality of the site in allowing users to play tracks outside of current licensing agreements but it has been protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act in the US, which allows for “non-interactive” streaming audio without requiring licences from labels and artists.

The deals with collecting societies should bring the service one step closer to legitimacy in the eyes of the industry and could lead to eventual global reach, potentially rubbing up against the likes of Spotify and Pandora in the streaming stakes.

Thanks to the “The Gen”

FLASH ATKINS – BEATS & PIECES 5

Paper and We Are Woodville’s Flash Atkins serves up another helping of balearica, dub, wobbly house and all point in between.

Flash Atkins – Beats & Pieces 5 by Flash Atkins

A TRIBUTE TO PAPER RECORDINGS

Now and again people send their own Paper mixes in and we’re happy to share the love! Here’s Monsieur Seb’s take on the catalogue which comes complete with tracklisting. Just click on the logo :