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PAP200 Vinyl

A – Crazy P – Last Knockers
AA1 – Steve Cobby – Boule De Suif
AA2 – Flash Atkins – Rivers of Jordan (PAP200 Edit)

Oh boy, that came around quick! One day we’re faxing giant penises to magazines and the next we’ve got kids and are on our 200th single release. It’s been 22 years since we kicked things off with Salt City Orchestra’s The Book and In the intervening years we’ve hopefully carved out our little corner in the pantheon of house music. We’ve lived by our first “hidden” message on PAP001 “Look Forward Not Back” and have been keeping on keeping on with barely a glance over our shoulder but this is chance to buy ourselves a pint.

PAP200 will be three tracks from friends new and old on a limited edition 12” released on Record Store Day in numbered brown paper bags. Crazy P(enis) return to the fold for the first time since 2003 and it’s good to have them back. Last Knockers has got their trademark stripped back electronic funk with Danielle Moore adding the disco fizz. There’s plenty of wonk and roll as it builds over 10 glorious minutes.

When Steve Cobby was asked what Paper meant to him he said “Northern Musical heritage” and we’ll take that. He has been knocking it out the park over the last couple of years and this is his debut release for the label. Boule De Suif is a trip through funk and soul that is timeless but of it’s time. It’s what Herbie would sound like if he grew up in Hull.

Finally Flash Atkins goes down a more conventional route and it’s got his trademark layered sound. What starts as a straight forward deep house track evolves with trippy vocals and a chorus that brings the hairs up on the back of your neck. Mixmag liked it so much they gave it their Disco Single of the Month.

Research – Miss Ya

Paper Disco continues its march onwards with an EP from Research. The band were recently heard on Trash The Wax and Day By Day on Paper Recordings last year had Psychemagik sprinkling their remix fairy dust.

Miss Ya takes things back to the 80s with big drums, off kilter bass and a straight ahead groove. Add moody vocals, lush pads for the chorus, a scattering of distorted guitars, Rhodes plus super good production and its a heavy track for DJs who know what’s what.

The Go-Go Time Mix takes things moodier for a more stripped back dubbier version but keeps all the rhythm in place. The vocal is used sparingly with the Rhodes, guitar, piano and congas all taking their turn to keep the track moving along as it jams out to the end touching on classic tracks as it goes.

It’s a refreshing take on disco that isn’t using the good times of the Paradise Garage as its inspiration but reaches for darker and more interesting corners.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Well wonk-funk. Nice one!

Tim Love Lee – Really feeling this.

Get Down Edits – Feeling this guys!

Cosmic Disco – Nice chuggy discoid vibes! Early doors slap bass tackle. Thanks!

Bobby Beige – Really liking this,very sleazy dirty slice of /disco/funk with some neat guitars and piano lines. Will be giving this a whirl out in Amsterdam this weekend.

DJ Rocca – Go Go Time Mix for me.

Feodor AllRight – Go-Go Time mix is a cracker!

Billy Scurry – Sterling dancefloor vibes, really digging!

Neil Scott (El Diablo Social Club) – NIce traxxxx.

Joe Morris (Clandestino) – These are dope!

Dr Rob – It`s the rolling pianos on the “Go-Go Time” mix that work for me.

Advokkat – Cool track.

This Is Why We Dance – Go-Go Time mix for me here.

Deep South Audio – Both tunes show that the band have a swag in there sound . For me ill be sliding the remix late in to the DJ set when the lights are dark and the vibe is deep.

Ste Hodge – Moody & sassy in equal measures – Brilliant stuff!

Frank Lihaug -Nice and funky!

Black Mighty Wax – These grooves have infected my mind!

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – The original is instantly one of my favourite tunes of the year! Pure sleaze, and definitely the kind of track you could build a whole set around! The Go-Go mix is also strong, that piano came out of nowhere and nearly floored me! Definitely getting hammered all Summer!

Mutant Disco Radio Show – Go-Go Time mix for me.

Research Juno Review

Research - Miss Ya - Juno

Paper Recordings continue to explore their own, unique interpretation of disco in fine style with this newie from Research. “Miss Ya’ Is an odd foray into Balearica, when Balearic meant a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Echoing the eccentric nature of Trevor Horn’s best productions, the original mix fuses a slo-mo body music groove with bluesy guitar, laid back drums and blissed out synth washes. Meanwhile on the digital flipside, the GoGo Time mix strips everything back to a sleazy punk funk crawler.

Daco – Something For You

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