Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
2. Flash Atkins Mix
3. Sleazy McQueen Mix
4. Leon Sweet’s Negative Positive Dub Mix
Richard Seaborne has been described as “ginger and hard partying”. Quite what this means to the music he makes we don’t know but it could be important at some point. The Reasons Why is his debut for Paper Recordings and has been catching the attention on Soundcloud of the likes of Bill Brewster, Cosmic Boogie and Faith’s Dave Jarvis.
The original is a low-slung slice of garage disco that could have come out of NYC in the mid-90s. It’s got nagging percussion, a super heavy kick, driving hats and wobbling sub all wrapped round a chunky sample. The deadpan vocals are a take-down of a former lover and there’s something of the drag queen scene in it’s pithy bitchiness and attitude.
Flash Atkins takes it deep and dancefloor for a heads down main room shoe shuffler. It’s tribal and hypnotic with analogue synths washing in and out while the shifting bass takes centre stage as the vocals tell their story.
Next up Sleazy McQueen brings out The Reasons Why’s disco heart with a mix that sounds like a mirror ball on a Saturday night. With a popping Orange Juice bass circa Rip It Up, synth toms, that sample and classic house piano it’s modern disco at it’s best
Another new signing Leon Sweet brings his own pitched-down bottom heavy chugging sensibility to the table. He nags the vocal in before the tech bass sets off and the track builds with congas and acid line in to a reverbed big floor head-masher
Finally, the instrumental finished things off for those allergic to vocals.
Doc Martin – Viva le Paper!
Drop Out Orchestra – Flash Atkins does it again!!!
Tensnake – Nice single, my favourite is the Sleazy Mcqueen remix.
Roberto Rodriguez – Yeah this is cool. Loving the bass in the original and the remixes are ace also!
Ralph Myerz – Loving the Sleazy McQueen & Flash Atkins mixes, full support. Another superstrong quality release from Paper.
The Glimmers – Great!
Hot Toddy (Crazy P) – I like the original very much.
diskJokke – AAAACE!!!!!
Hannah Holland – Wicked release, Sleazy McQueen is the one for me.
Aeroplane – Great, thanks!
Neil Diablo – Ace release. Like the sleazy production of the leon sweet remix the best but an all round good package.
Reza Athar – Leon Sweet is one hell of a fresh new comer. Loved his first EP on Paper and his mix on this is absolutely the one for me.
Marius Våreid – Sleazy McQueen is really doing a great job on his mix here, it’s my fav track on this great EP!
Andy Baxter – Very cool and very funny.
Trent Grimes (MOS) – This has made my day! Sleazy is on fire at the moment and Flash is always on point!
Tony Nwachukwu – Heavy!
Nick Holder (DNH) – I’m digging this!
Gareth Sommerville – Hahahaha. OG, Flash Atkins and Leon Sweet mixes all vying to be my favourite. Will play loads.
Sleazy McQueen – Such a pretty and nice song, it’s the kind I want my wife to sing me.
Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Wa ha! Great lyrics, love it. Not got past the original yet! Chosen the original mix on the basis this is where the rest of the ace mixes came from.
Stevie Sole – Solid grooves from paper again.
Cole Medina – Like the original the best, nice remixes too!
Nuno Cacho – WOW!!! What a release!!!! Love the hard kick with post-disco flavour, Flash rocks!! On my radio show for sure, the problem will be which one?
Nelson Ramalho – Original and Sleazy McQueen are my favourites. Great package and all remixes are great and it’s great that there’s the instrumental too.
Billy Scurry – Really digging all the interpretations, hard to pick a fav as all are pretty smokin’. Full support for all!!
Jerry Bouthier (Kitsune) – Lovely samples, like the original best.
Causa (Tusk Wax) – Fine package, the Leon Sweet mix is my favourite. Top chugging business!
Stuart Patterson – Original is pick of a good bunch.
Ste Hodge – Dirty low-down goodness – big love xx