As a young teenager I was exploring the delights of disco, soul and jazz funk while still desperately clinging on to my reggae credentials. Places And Spaces was/is an album that opened up a whole new world of aural delights. When I played this record for the first time on dad’s record player it definitely flipped my lid to say the least! The production was so lush. Sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitar, warm bass and punchy horn charts combined to make this what I can only call cinematic, hovering between the neo funk of his 1973 album Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth Wind And Fire.
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2019 marked a landmark 25 years at the coal-face of rave for Paper, one of the world’s most treasured independent record labels. In that time, Paper has released over 2000 tracks ranging from deep house and disco to Balearic and leftfield pop on its three imprints (Wave, Disco, Recordings), produced by over 600 artists, producers and remixers. Their sounds have been spun and streamed into over 80 countries worldwide, making them one of the most respected names in contemporary dance music.