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Party For Two

 

Chocolate Rain…Charlie Bit My Finger….Gangnam Style…The Ice Bucket Challenge…Kim Kardashian melting the internet….Flash Atkins’ and Massey’s Party for Two. Prepare to be blown away as two men sit down and play records back to back on a brisk weekday morning. Paper Recordings’ main players snuck in to West Yorkshire’s finest bar, Barbary’s and brought the heat as they weaved through ambient, afro, wonk, desert blues, disco. street soul house and disco. It’s a party on a plate without having to leave your home.

Rob O’Disco

Paper Recordings’ legendary club night Robodisco is back for ‘one night only’ of mayhem as a tribute to fallen friend and Robo hero Rob ‘O Shea.
Robodisco ran in Manchester though the 90s and 00s, earning its status as one of the UK’s best clubs for underground house. Alongside residents Miles Hollway, Elliot Eastwick, Ben Davis and Erik Rug, it hosted some of the world’s finest DJs including Derrick Carter, Josh Wink, Lil Louis, Jaques Lu Cont, Romanthony, Ashley Beedle, Kenny Hawkes as well as showcasing Paper’s homegrown sounds.
This one-off event has some of Rob’s DJ friends to brig the noise and the party, so dust off the Gio-Goi, break out your whistle and start practising your moves. ITS ON!
All profits will go to St Luke’s Hospice.
Elliot Eastwick
Flash Atkins
James Holroyd
Kath McDermott
Little Lever Vega
Matt Triggs
Miles Hollway
Philippa Jarman
Richard Hector Jones
Rob Bright 

Paper DJ Tag Team # 2

 

The Paper DJ Tag Team #2 has landed.

3 tracks each, mixing into the previous DJs to create a non-stop, disco dancing & boogie enhancing alternative take on the live stream. Selectors this time round come in the form of Chris Massey with a few celeb pals who don’t move much, BB & Richie V from their very own Supernature Disco rave den then Anoraak drops the heat from his studio which will make you salivate over his synth collection! Homoelectric banger queen Gina Breeze lays it down from her loft studio with a UV tinge, Mix-Stress knows that all the best parties are held in the kitchen & drops bangers by the sink, we just about catch a few sights of Reeta & her red handbag whilst she mixes up a storm then Indigo Jung come at us live from their sauna which must be broke as they’ve got coats on. Finishing off the mighty Flash Atkins brings it home with a full on family dance off featuring friends from multiple boroughs.

Best of Paper 2020 – Flash Atkins Mix

While 2020 has been a massive shit sandwich with no ketchup, its been a great for music and let’s not forget that the orange lunatic got told to pack his toys and move on….see ya.
Its been a vintage year for us too us too as Paper Wave got in to its stride with brilliant albums from Popsneon, Stubb and The Secret Soul Society along with a flurry of downtempo beauties. Paper Recordings signed their first African artist in Camblom Subaria and the US represented with Mr. Tea, ThrillHammer and Ryan Kick. Paper Disco knocked it out the park with Anoraak, James Rod and Trash The Wax Vol. 8 while Denmark and New Zealand went head to head with Kennedy and Jahn Solo.
Flash Atkins dusted off his controller and blended it all for this end of year mix to see in to 2021 where we’re headed for the light. And just wait to see what we’ve got lined up for 2021….ooooooooooooooft!
Onwards.
Paper x

1. Sirius Rush – Water (Popsnen Mix)
2. Stubb – We Are Launching feat. Jane Weaver
3. The Secret Soul Society – My Exstasy
4. The Secret Soul Society – Don’t Walk Away
5. Coyote – The Igigi Gods Dub
6. BOM – Moon of Endor
7. Picotriopico – Threescodisome
8. Martin Wold – Elixer
9. Anoraak – Fire Inside (Emperor Machine Maxi Edit)
10. De L’Ivresse – Field River
11. From Beyond – Planetary Groove
12. BOM – The Day
13. 2 Billion Beats – Beats of No Nation
14. Jahn Solo – It’s My House
15. The Secret Soul Society – In The Dark
16. James Rod – Belong City
17. Mr Tea – Dramatic Entrance
18 – Popsneon – This Town Forever
20. Coyote – Finally…House
21. Ryan Kick – All That We Do
22. ThrillHammer – Heart Throbbing Lover (Synthe Tigers Vocal Remix)
23. Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph – Future’s Gonna Get You
24. Kennedy – Who Rocks 89
25. Stubb – Haven Wood

Stubb – The Love You Once Regret feat. Charlie Sinclair Video

The fantastic video for Stubb’s The Love You Once Regret feat. Charlie Sinclair (Sylvette) was made by the super talented animator Caleb Riley.

Based around an ancient tree spirit with nods to Studio Ghibli and Pan’s Labyrinth, it is a comment on the Climate Emergency and how trees offer solution and salvation. Charlie Sinclair brings the soul to the epic, cinematic song and make sure you hold tight for the soaring chorus at the end.

Taken from the album Stubb – Canopy.

Get it on Bandcamp – https://stubbed.bandcamp.com/album/ca…

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!

The Paper Wave Radio Show – Tony Allen Special

We were absolutely gutted to hear about Tony Allen’s passing. Ben Davis wrote a lovely post post (see below) and dedicated a Paper Wave Radio Show to him. There are interviews, his influences, knockout music and the finest drumming the world has ever heard.

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of Tony Allen‘s passing. He has long been one of my musical heroes and its interesting how upset you can feel about somebody you never met. As I write this, I’m looking at a picture of him right next to my desk that has been up for many years as a creative and musical guiding light. Only this morning his brilliant new album dropped through my letterbox.

We approached his management to make a film of his life four years ago and shook hands on it in Paris, which was one of the most exciting days of my life. Unfortunately it never happened but as we developed and researched the project, my admiration for him just kept growing. How many people can claim to have invented a musical genre?

Through post-colonial Africa, Fela, lost years in Europe and the late blooming of creativity pushing musical boundaries, it is an incredible life and career. Just in the last 5 years he has been involved in projects that touched on techno, dub, jazz, hip hop (the list goes on) and all alchemised by his afromagic. I managed to see him live a couple of times and he blew me away on each occasion. Read “Tony Allen : An Autobiography of the Master Drummer of Afrobeat” for the whole, incredible story.

He will be looked back on, rightly as one of the greats.
A huge loss for music.
RIP Tony Allen

Ben Davis

Paper Recommends – Swimming

Paper Vision have just started filming a new documentary on the Yorkshire wild swimming spot, Gaddings Dam. We have come across some brilliant stuff whilst researching it so here are two shorts that we especially loved.
Follow the production on @papervisionfilms
 

10 Meter Tower

It couldn’t be simpler, put people at the top of a 30 metre diving board and film them. The result is brilliant as they all confront their fear and overcome it…or not.
My Big White Thighs & Me
Our film will be a large part about mental health and people using outdoor swimming to help manage it. This is a wonderful short film as a woman overcomes negative body image, a miscarriage and her mental health through cold water. Funny, inspiring and moving in equal measure.

DJ Mag Vital Label

We were made the DJ Mag’s end-of-year Vital Label. Whoop whoop!

‘Love Not Sex’ by Stubb – Teaser Video

The brand new single from Stubb is out in mid-October with mixes from Mori Ra and Leca Lecara.
Get your pre-sale HERE