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De Fantastiske To – Smile EP

Paper’s relationship with Norway continues to go from strength to strength and we’re super excited to have brand new artists from the land of the midnight sun : De Fantastiske To. They are Oslo residents Marius Sommerfeldt and Ravi Brunsvick with a talent for making modern soulful house music with a foot in the old school.

Kodenavn Syden kicks things off with 909 / 808 drums, a two line bass and lush chords. Coming on like a Nu Groove classic, an arp weaves its way round the soulful grooves and the result is house music that has quality running though it like a stick of Bergen rock. If they have rock.

Smile is percussion heavy with jazzy Rhodes and a deep American voice extolling the virtues of positivity. Summoning the spirit of Marshall Jefferson’s Open Your Eyes there’s a preset sax playing the top line and it’s the sound of a lost classic from back in the day.

Finally Dragsug slows things down but finds a killer groove with a live bass and hypnotic feel that builds before synth keys give it the hook Layers of strings are then added as the track finds its way to dance floor heaven.

Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Real nice, understated and not reliant on dynamic pops and whistles to do its job.

Rocky (X-Press 2) – Dragsug for me. Going to be fun trying to pronounce this lot on the radio tomorrow.

Ralph Myerz – Awesome EP from an awesome duo that I strongly believe have a bright future in front of them. All traxx are great, very hard to pick a favourite.

Somerville & Wilson – Really feeling the vibe on Dragsug. Well produced release.

Drop Out Orchestra – Loving Dragsug.

Moodymanc – Nice vibes throughout! :)

Q-Burns Abstract Message – Definitely digging “Dragsug” the most here and bouncing to the tempo, smart bass line and steady chord build.

Billy Scurry – Tasty ass house music for shakin dancefloors! Heart!!

Neil Scott (El Diablos Social Club) – Nice deep release.

Severino Panzetta (Horse Meat Disco) – Yes very nice.

80s Child – Great e.p this! De Fantastiske To – Dragsug (Original Mix) will get the most plays from me.

Inland Knights – Liking all cuts but Dragsug standout for me.

Nathan Detroit – Kodenavn is nice n deep vibes..Ibiza in 2 weeks..poolside business.

Groovement Soul – Three top tracks of varying styles. Proper EP. Really feeling Smile.

Frank Xerox – Dope release!

Pathaan – Great tracks!!

Dan J – Real nice ep. Dragsug has to be my fave of the bunch. Good skills!

Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) – Loving all the tracks but Smile is the killer in the pack.

Leon Sweet – Smooooooth. Very cool release, I dig. Pick of the bunch for me goes to Dragsug.

Murray Richardson – 3 nice trax here, nice deepness!…really into the KODENAVEN SYDEN one.

Hunk of a Man – Lov’em all! I guess i’m just a sucker for the Norge Sound.

Craig Woodrow – All tracks ooze quality!

Lewis Dene – Sublime dreamy slice of electronica.

Cesare Cera aka Black Mighty Wax – Super-deep-disco!!

Leri Ahel (Mutant Disco Radio Show) – Love it. Especially “Dragsug”.

This Is Why We Dance – Nice dreamy vibes, will support

Deep South Audio – Drasug keeps the funk pressure on …. lovely EP, very Paper styles.

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