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Richard Seaborne – Times Are Hard

After previous releases on Paper and Paper Disco, the man who asked “Is This Acid?” (as charted by Todd Terje and featured on Tensnake’s All Gone Pete Tong comp) returns with Times Are Hard.

The original is a post neon 80’s style workout that wouldn’t sound out of place if you were driving a white Testarossa down the California freeway at night. A chopped disco loop gives way to a laid back smooth bass line with delay drenched synth stabs before the sultry vocal delivers.

Paper’s head tea boy and pasty lover Chris Massey throws all the above out of the window and drops a solid 4am whopper with the wobbliest & wonkiest off key synth and bass line this side of his home-town Bolton. It’s already had Emperor Machine asking to do an edit so handle this one with care!

Our Norwegian friends De Fantastiske To drop a mix that could be at home in the basement clubs of New York. It’s simple, jacking & slacking with hypnotic synths alongside the original’s vocal. This is heads down house music with a slight look up only to have a blast a poppers.

DJ Rocca – – “Chris Massey remix blowed my mind!”

Mugwump – “The Chris Massey remix is fucking bonkers.”

Reza Athar – “Lovely! Big fan of Richard as I told this 1000 times. Chris Massey’s mix is incredible as well!”

Jerry Bouthier – Lovely..supporting.

Pathaan – Superb!

Aldrin Zouk – “Chris Massey Remix on point. Also diggin’ the instrumental.”

Como Las Grecas Magazine – “Chris Massey remix is amazing….. De Fantastiske for the club….”

Sleazy McQueen – “What the hell?!?!”

Que Sakamoto – “i will drop Chris Massey 4am [email protected] TOKYO NEXT SAT!!! Excited!!”

Neil Quigley – “The 4am mix is indeed a whopper! I’m all over this like a cheap suit.”

80s Child – “Original mix for me although every track is quality!”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Original mix is nice + spacious, good vocal bit. Thanks -”

Andy (Inland Knights) – “Nice…..will spin it tonight”

Danny Oliver – “Love the Chris Massey Mix…filthy”

Frank Lihaug – Wicked package.”

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – “the De Fantastiske mix is mighty fine, can see the Buggin’ crowd getting sweaty to that”

Billy Scurry – “OOOFFF!! check out plastikmass!! destroyer! 4am or otherwise”

Cowbell Radio – “Something for everyone here…love the wobbly wonkiness of Chris Massey’s re-work, but once again I’m loving what De Fantastiske To do!”

Leon Sweet – “Yeayyaaahhh! Mr Seaborne on fine form as usual and super strong remixes. A little something for everyone me thinks. I can’t actually pick a fave, I like all in equal measures. Top marks one and all.”

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – “Remix is pretty cool”

Dan J – “Chris Massey mix is proper tonk! Lovely groove on the DFT remix too. Another great Paper release.”

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – “love the ipnhotic atmosphere on “De Fantastiske To Remix”!”

Murray Richardson – “4am remix for me, looking forward to dropping this one”

Ulysses – “I like the warehouse-y sound of the 4AM mix best.

Nuno Cacho – “What a pack! Live the original, to chart it and play in my club, love the 4am mix to play at 8am in portuguese way of clubbing, and love The Fantistc one becouse it’s my style to play at 6pm. COMPLETE!”

Somerville & Wilson – “Another corking release from Paper Recordings .Chris Masseys remix is our fav although De Fantastike remix comes a close second .

Russell Deeks – “Solid nu-disco vibes on the orig but liking DFT remix best”

Ralph Myerz – Situation Stable EP – Mixmag Review

He looks a bit unstable if you ask us!

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Paper Mix – De Fantastiske To

Ahead of their debut EP on Paper, Norway’s De Fantastiske To have done us a mix to get our juices flowing.

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De fantastiske to – Intro
Underground Resistance – 303 Sunset (Underground resistance)
Leon Sweet – GTTR (PAPER)
MCDE – Raw Cuts (Marcellus Pitman rmx) (MCDE recordings)
Quarion – Sunday Night (Drumpoet Community)
Haugli – I’ll Be Eple (Edit)
Groovers – Make me feel (Razor n tape)
Havana Cultura Bande – Orisa (Atjazz Lovesoul rmx)
Osunlade – Mommas Groove (Yoruba music)
Egyptian Nipples – LA melody (Session Victim rmx) (Apersonal mix)
Flash Atkins & 2 Billion beats – WILCO (PAPER)
De fantastiske to – Gimme sum dim sum (Paper)
Ralph Myerz & The kosmik diamondz – Hello space (feat. Kimchi & Superspaceproject (PAPER)
Erdbeerschnitzel – With level hopes (Delsin Holland)
De fantastiske to – Holder det ekte (Paper)

Keep Schtum & DJ Bubbles – Real Change EP

Ralph Myerz – Really like Keep Schtum´s stuff, all tracks are super, but diggin Do Ya Love A LOT!

Moodymanc – nice vibes… version 1 and do ya love feeling nice here thanks!

Billy Scurry – Solid as fuck house music,will def be on my playlist for quite some time!!

Will TRAMP! – Love it. Great release!

Sommerville & Wilson – Nice deep house infused tracks.Solid release from Paper Disco. Full support from Somerville & Wilson

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – real change vers 1 is fab!

Jim Stanton (Jorse Meat Disco) – Splendid vers 1 is for me :)

Sleazy McQueen – Totally cool, Summertime vibes captured!

Pablo Contraband – Do Ya Love is the one for me – nice solid track for the heads

Dan Wainwright – Real Change version 2 is my kinda tackle! Will give it a dancefloor test next week to a bunch of Stokies… know they’re gonna dig it x

Wrighty (Soul Buggin) – I’m loving Real Change, Version 1 for the clubs and Version 2 for the bar sets

Paper Radio – Winter 14

Here’s the Winter edition of Paper Radio that’s got a load of new music forthcoming on EPs, Paper Disco’s Trash The Wax and Papercuts # 1. There is also a mix from Keep Schtum as well as an interview with Norwegian legend Bjorn Torske, all held down by Paper’s own Ben Davis.

1. Ralph Myerz & The Kosmik Diamondz – Do The Choka Choka
2. Flash Atkins & Chris Massey – Dirty Protest
3. Daco – Something For The Weekend
4. J.Cub & Lil Mark – Dark Days
5. Proviant Audio – How Does It Feel (Pete Herbert Mix)

BJORN TORSKE INTERVIEW

6. Bjorn Torske – Møljekalas
7. Those Norwegians – 38-39-38
8. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Instrumental)

KEEP SCHTUM MIX

9. Richard Seaborne – Is This Acid?
10. Chris Massey – Driven Crazy
11. Late Nite Tuff Guy – I’ve Been Thinkin’ Bout U

The Beast is Unleashed!

Flash Atkins is the fallen, broken man of yesteryear. Wasted promises and unfulfilled dreams are the price he has paid for loose women, fast drinks and low rent establishments.

But he keeps making music and some of his superpowers of sound manipulation haven’t disappeared completely.

The Beast of Flash Atkins presents some of his finest moments on Paper Recordings that have been dropping on dance floors like shots of Jaegermeister into a Red Bull.

Known detonations have been Malawi Chant blowing a hole in 2013’s final Electric Elephant Boat Party, Flood Warning having people run for the exits at the after-after party that is Vauxhall’s FIRE, Gigolo wild-pitching Faith, Did you Forget To Shine dusting up Lowlife and Justin Una Bomber demanding to know what The In Crowd was in a Manchester basement party.

There is also the brand new John The Revelator, deep house with a one foot in 2013 and the other in 1988.

Buy it and keep him in meths.

Paper Party – The Aftermath

After a blinding party with the ever-fantastic Chris Duckenfield rocking the floor and 2 Billion Beats’ live show doing the do , here are some photos of the night plus Flash Atkins’ warm-up.

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New Daco Track

Out as part of his Best of compilation.

Once I Thought by Proviant Audio OUT NOW

Proviant Audio – Once I Thought

1. Original
2. Prins Thomas Disko Mix
3. Chris Massey Mix
4. Leon Sweet’s Wizard Mix
5. Flash Atkins Mix

Mathais Stubo’s Proviant Audio is launching Paper Disco with Once I Thought, the first single from his forthcoming second album ‘Drift Days & Disco Nights’.

His debut, ‘Real Love Tastes Like This’ announced his arrival in 2011 in true style with it’s heady mix of house, disco, soul and hip-hop. The new material is more disco and demonstrates his continued development as one of the most new exciting producers around today.

Once I Thought points the way towards a more disco direction but still with his trademark choppy production and layered instrumentation. Add an arrangement that always surprises to a vocoded vocal earworm and the summer of disco finally lands via Norway!

Prins Thomas takes on his fellow countryman in fine style, bringing his own psychedelic disco sound. Retaining the vocal, the hypnotic bass is introduced and the track builds before the broken kick is introduced a full 3 ½ minutes in. It continues to ebb and flow with washes, synths, samples, acid and moving bass in true head and feet mashing style. It finishes off the way it begins, deep and trippy!

Nu disco upstart Chris Massey takes time out from his day jobs at Paper Towers and Electric Elephant to come up with a mix that ticks the 4/4 disco boxes but takes it big room. With spacious bass and synth and the original’s nagging guitar it’s got Funktion 1 written all over it!

Leon Sweet brings his trademark crisp production and gives the mix a 80s bent. With touches of Blancmange and Japan, it’s squelchy, synthy and dancefloor effective!

Flash Atkins takes a more organic direction with live drums and percussion building up to a fat dropped bass and 4/4 beat. The break reintroduces the percussion again before it’s back to business!

Feedback so far…

Soul Clap – “Prins Thomas takes it epic again, nice oneeeee”

Danny Krivit – “Liking several of the mixes!”

Tensnake – “Always a pleasure to have new stuff from Paper. Great original but Prins takes it to another level”

Roberto Rodriguez – “What a great feel good song! Loving it!”

Rocky (XPress 2) – “All nice. PT’s mix my fave so far.”

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – “Like the PT and Massey mixes!”

Pete Herbert – “Holy cow! great remixes! Digging all of these….”

Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – “Pretty Groovy”

Sleazy McQueen – “Kickin’ off Paper Disco in class!”

Ralph Myerz – “Love the original!Another great track from Proviant Audio!
Diggin all the mixes on here, but especially the vibe and buildup on the Prins Thomas Disko Mix. FULL support on this one!!!!”

Moodymanc – “Original has a nice vibe for me here.”

Nathan Detroit – “Prins and Chris come up trumps for me..”

DJ Rocca – “Thomas and Chris remixes for me”

Dom Servini (Wah Wah 45’s) – “This is too good!”

Harri (Sub Club) – “Yes ….liking : )”

Mighty Mouse – “Brilliant EP, loving this a lot. Original and Leon Sweet remix my faves. Full support from me”

Billy Scurry -” Solid work here, hard to pick a fav as all different and great…top work!”

Ste Hodge – “All about the Flash Atkins Mix…so bloody good it hurts”

Tunnel FM – “Really hard to pick one here, all tracks is great about them.. absolutely support, Thanks!”

2 Billion Beats – “Loving all mixes. Discotastic!”

Will Tramp! – “Ace release! Prins & Massey! Big”

Ed Mahon (Cowbell Radio) – “What a great start to the new label…again something for everyone here! I can imagine the Prins Thomas remix chugging its way to an epic conclusion on a big sound system. The Flash percussion in brilliant, but the winner for me is Chris Massey’s remix, like the description says, this will be a guaranteed floor filler!”

Mutant Disco – “Nice release, Prins Thomas mix for me.”

Q-Burns Abstract Message – “Strong release … everything here is appealing, Prins Thomas + Leon Sweet mixes share the ribbon from me. Thanks!”

Neil Quigley – “Prins Thomas remix is HUGE! Perfect way for Paper Disco to start. Go big or go home, right?”

Hunk Of A Man – “Outstanding! it’s the original for me since i’m a Stubo fanboy :)”

Frank Lihaug – “Great track and a strong remix package. The original and the Flash Atkins mix rocks..”

Damian Wilson – “Very tasty – looking forward to hearing more from Paper Disco”

Tim Love Lee – “Big fan of Proviant Audio”

Ulysses – “Prins Thomas rules fo’ evah. I challenge him to make a 3 minute pop song, though. ;-) The Leon Sweet and Flash Atkins remixes are real nice, too. great stuff all around.”

Reza Athar – “The Chris Massey mix is epic!”

Trent Grimes (Ministry Of Sound) – “F#ck yeah love it!”

Benoit C – “Prins Thomas remix for me”

Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – “Breathe 1,2,3” – Out Now!

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Justin Harris feat. Laura Vane – 1,2 3 Breathe
1. Original
2. House Mix
3. House Dub
4. Down Tempo Mix

Justin Harris, an acid house warrior since 1987 finally arrives on Paper with his debut release 1,2,3 Breathe. His CV boasts gigs at clubs like Panorama Bar, Fabric, The End, Back To Basics and Robert Johnson and remixes for The Human League, Tiefshwartz and Mathew Herbert on labels like Classic, SWAG, Crosstown Rebels and 20 20 Vision. Amongst his many collaborations, Freaks with Luke Solomon is best know for their leftfield take on house and groundbreaking label MFF.

Breathe 1,2,3 is deep house with a soul that has a stamp of quality running through it like a stick of Blackpool rock. Minimal drums, analogue bass, piano and synth strings set things up for Laura Vane’s heart felt and timeless vocals.

The house mix ups drive and tempo but retains the deepness. Along with additional classic house stabs, the piano and strings give the track some nice chord progressions as the vocals tell their story.

The dub strips things back even more with the vocal stabbing and out as the music unfolds.

Finally, the down tempo mix breaks things right down for a lush version that aims at the hairs on your back of you neck and hits.

Sean Johnston (A Love From Outer Space) – Very good indeed!

Sleazy McQueen -I ‘m feeling the midtempo vibes, for sure!

Nick Holder (DNH) – Im digging this!

Tensnake – Nice to have back such a legend!

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – Quality!

Stuart Patterson – Proper variations on the mixes .. enjoying it all especially main house mix and the down tempo mix.

Olle Abstract – Glad to see Justin back in full form! Really dig both house mixes. The downtempo mix sounds healthy. And slow!

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Nice one … it’s the mid-tempo mix for me. Thanks!

Billy Scurry – Solid beats and production, digging the mid and down mixes.

Lil Mark – Brilliant productions here from Justin.

Harri (Sub Club) – House dub for me.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Nice release, always liked Laura’s voice since One Eye Shut, top work

Danielle Moore (Crazy P) – Prefer the dubbier housey versions.

Untitled Music – House mix doing the business.

Chinny (Cowbell Radio) – Nice work Paper folk x

Tunnel FM – Dope house mixes… absolutely support.

Paul Corey – The house mix and dub esp.

Chris Da Mentalist – Love This. House mix doing things for me.

Benoit C – Cool EP

Nathan Detroit – Love Mr Freaks always.. nice EP

Pete Gooding – V nice!

Chris Massey – House mix all the way for me. Big sing-a-long vibes at 5am on the dancefloor.

Steve Parry – Uber cool houser, loving the vocal too. Really good.

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Excellent stuff, loving both house mix and the mid tempo mix, the type of quality I expect from paperecordings.

Sam Divine (Defected) – Very good!