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2 BILLION BEATS – MUSICA ALFRESCO

2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP by Paper Recordings

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2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP

1 The Moodymann
2 Secret Sub Disco
3 Lunar

Here is the debut EP from Manchester producers Tom Lonsborough and Col Hamilton, known as 2 Billion Beats with the Musics Alfresco EP.
Things kick things off with the uptempo ‘The Moodymann’, a funk fuelled cut of bottom heavy laden disco house. Retro synth bass with an acidic twist, rolling house rhythms and keys create a melodic yet dancefloor orientated vibe and a slightly old school feel.
Next up, ‘Secret Sub Disco’ journeys into more laid back disco territory with layers of melody washing over bubbling bass and relaxed rhythms to create a decidedly chilled vibe with some added in some acidic arpeggiated lines.
Finally IS ‘Lunar’, a deep and delightful slice of balaeric tinged house built around bass stabs, breaks and a rolling Rhodes key loop.

Bonar Bradberry : Sub disco is the one!
Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Can see this working well in the clubs, The Moodyman and Secret Sub Disco are my faves.
Charles Webster : Secret Sub Disco is my fave here.
Scope : This is fucking serious!!
Aldrin Zouk : Fab package! Secret Sub Disco being my fav cut.
Leftside Wobble : Most definitely feeling both Secret Sub Disco & Lunar
Q Burns : Lovely! All 3 tracks do the business
Jim Stanton (Horsemeat Disco) : The Moodymann & Lunar hit it! Yes going to play this tonight.
Justin Robertson : The Moodymann is mega!
Billy Scurry : Solid release, from peak time dance floor to afterhours beach parties.
Rocky (X-Press 2) : Nice groovy deepness, Lunar my fave.
Murray Richardson : The Moodymann makes me want to dance a lot!
Claudio Coccoluto : Secret Sub Disco for me.
Mic Newman : Nice deep package, Secret Sub Disco and Lunar are my favs.
James Teej (Rekids) : Diggin all three cuts, Lunar is amazing.
Chicken Lips : Secret Sub Disco is alreet by me!
Ryan Cananagh (Wolf + Lamb) : Wow, very nice release. Will definitely play all of these!

PROVIANT AUDIO – SLUTTEN PA ALT

Proviant Audio – Slutten På Alt by Paper Recordings

‘Slutten På Alt’ is one of the highlights from Proviant Audio’s debut album ‘Real Loves Tastes Like This!’ and now gets the remix treatment.

The album is a rich mix of disco, funk, soul and house which has seen the 18 year old Norwegian receive broad critical acclaim as part of the new generation of Scandavian artists.

The release kicks off with the original (promo only) which is a journey through disco and ending up on a killer riff that sounds like it’s been stolen from a lost classic (it hasn’t, it’s all played live).

Ralph Myerz ‘Norwegian Kiss’ turns in a broken slice of soulful tech-disco. His mix moves from a soul groove to a brilliant slow-mo breakdown before lifting back into a tight house groove.

Next up, Leftside Wobble is at the controls and an artist probably best known for his superb re-edits in recent times. For his version of ‘Slutten På Alt’ he picks up the funk and runs with it, creating a dubby disco mix with plenty of bounce and leftfield soul.

Finally Paper Recordings own Flash Atkins takes things in a deeper direction fusing the best of house, techno and disco in to a late night, bottom heavy floor filler.

Roberto Rodriguez : Absolutely loving the Ralph Myerz and Leftside Wobble mixes! Will get lots of spins!

Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) : Good selection of mixes, like ’em all but think Flash Atkins just shades it.

Francois Kevorkian : Both the Ralph Myerz and Leftside Wobble mixes are definitely playable.

Red Rack ‘Em : Ralph Myerz remix and original do it for me.

Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) : Love the Ralph Myerz mix

DJ Nutritious : Beautiful, unparalleled, classy dance here – artwork. All the remixes are essentials.

Joshua Iz : Fantastic…super summer is upon us.

Stuart Patterson (Faith) : I love this kid and this is a great set of mixes

Q Burns – Nifty, sprawling track here … all the twists and turns definitely kept my interest. All a pleasure, but the Flash Atkins remix edges it for me.

Tim “Love” Lee : Love these guys!

Disco Outcasts (Manchester) : Jesus Christ!! The Flash Atkins Mix is a super bass heavy workout that will detonate massively! Also feeling Leftside Wobbles acid disco affair.

Benoit C : Cooooool EP

Neil Diablos : Realy like the Ralph Myers quirky remix but its the Flash Atkins mix doing it for me!

Yanick Labbé : Flash Atkins all the way!

Pete Herbert : Ralph Myerz! What a great remix… loved the RM stuff from years back.

James Teej : Great package, the Ralph Myerz is crazy, love the acid in the Leftside Wobble mix and Flash Atkins once again does it. Very dope.

X Press 2 : Love the Flash and Ralph mixes. Perfect show openers.

Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) : Ralph Meyerz is my fav remix Smart and groovy

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Paper Radio – Summer ’11 by Paper Recordings

Proviant Audio Album release party rocks Oslo

The release party for “Real Love Tastes Like This!” went off June 11th at John Dee, Oslo.
Here’s some photos from the night shot by photographer Sebastian Dahl.

LEFTSIDE WOBBLE EDITS

Leftside Wobble is a producer who has made a name for himself over the last couple of years for his reworks on a variety of classic tracks. He has been using his massively popular Soundcloud page to present his edits but is also a DJ who has been one of dance music’s un-sung heroes since he took over from Paul Oakenfold’s The Project Club back in ’88.

As well as being king of the edit, Leftside Wobble also remixes and produces so we asked him to do his thing on Proviant Audio’s Slutten På Alt. His wobbly acid disco mix has been getting the big one from names like Francois Kervorkian, Faith, The Dead Rose Music Company and Roberto Rodriguez.

It’s out on June 6 but you can listen here : Proviant Audio – Slutten På Alt (Leftside Wobble Mix) by Paper Recordings

He will also be playing at Manchester’s Band On The Wall for the mighty fine Stretch Disco this friday 10 June so HERE are the details on how to get in to get down.

Paper asked him to pick ten of his favourite edits, explain a little about the motivations behind them and what approach he took. Here’s what he said :

Esther Philips – All The Way Down
Esther Phillips – All The Way Down (Leftside Wobble Edit)-320K by Leftside Wobble
‘All The Way Down’ was a track that I first become familiar with from going out in the late eighties to a Giles Petersen/Patrick Forge run event at Dingwalls on a Sunday afternoon and was something that I always ended up playing at after parties. For the edit I wanted to ensure I didn’t mess with the integrity of the original production or flow of the songwriting; it was just about giving the track an extra added bump so that it could be mixed into peak time sets. The added rhythm elements are classic Roland sounds but I spend a lot of time tuning them and adding subtle saturation to help them sit well with the 70’s production style.

The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows
The Beatles – Tomorrow Never Knows (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
I’m a massive Beatles fan and have wanted to do an edit of ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’ ever since hearing the Chemical Brothers hammer it at The Heavenly Social club in the early nineties. There’s a large dose of trepidation involved though when dabbling with such classic material so I made a decision to not overdub with any modern drum machines, the rhythm track was beefed up using a drum break from the reprise version of Sergeant Peppers. Extending a 3 minute slice of psychedelia to over seven minutes was easier than expected though as the crazy production style of the original really lent itself to some heavy duty tape edit style chops to extend the groove. I other thing I was worried about adding was any keyboard overdubs but the 303 riffs seemed to fit so well and (to my mind anyway) the 303 is the sort of instrument the Beatles would have used on Revolver anyway – had it existed 1966!

Leftside Wobble – Pocket Angel
Pocket Angel (Stripped Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Most of my edits are very respectful to the original material but ‘Pocket Angel’ was the first I put together that really twisted the source material. Based on the Change classic ‘Angel In My Pocket’, the edit was heavily inspired by the heavy duty proto-house style cut-ups put together by Ron Trent. Whilst wanting to be sympathetic to the source material I wanted to create a more energetic flow and ‘tracky’ feel so that it could be mixed into peak time house sets as well as being something for the disco heads.

Leftside Wobble – Grapevine Boogie
Leftside Wobble – Grapevine Boogie by Leftside Wobble
Grapevine Boogie was a happy accident really. I wanted to create something that emulated the ‘freestyle’ edits of the mid eighties put together by people like the Latin Rascals so started chopping up a proto-house track by L.I.F.E. called ‘You’re All Played Out’. ‘Freestyle’ edits (also known as Latin hip hop) utilised lots of stutter style effects but this being a time before digital audio those effects were created using tape edit techniques (which gave the tracks a unique feel) – obviously having Ableton Live at hand made the process easier but I refused to use a stutter effect plugin and created the slices by hand. At the same time I had been playing with the acapella of Gladys Knight’s version of ‘Heard It Through The Grapevine’ so I had an existing Melodyne file that enabled me to layer the vocal of the edit and things just seemed to fall into place. It’s one of those tracks that has picked up support over time and will finally see an official release as part of the Horse Meat Disco Vol.3 compilation.

Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This
Idris Muhammad – Could Heaven Ever Be Like This (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
One of my all time favourite disco tracks, the edit stays very true to the original but completely alters the flow by creating an intro section based on the break from the original before the vocal kicks in. I think by altering the flow of the track in a manner that makes it easier to program into a set; a lot of people become exposed to classic tracks that they might not have been familiar with before (especially people who’ve only really been exposed the ‘repetitive beat’ nature of modern DJ sets). This was certainly the case with the Idris Muhummad edit.

Master C & J – Face It
Master C & J – Face It (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Back in the late eighties I used to mix ‘Face It’ with Reece & Santonio’s ‘The Sound’ and so the edit was a recreation of that live mix. This seemed the perfect way to refresh such a perfect slice of raw, stripped back house music production but in a manner that reflected the spirit and energy of those early house music days. Really proud that it was selected for the DJ History’s ‘Trax Re-edited’ compilation project.

Bill Withers – Who Is He & What Is He To You
Who Is He & What Is He To You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
This track has seen a number of edits that to pitched the Bill Withers original up to house tempo (two of the better versions are the Henrik Schwarz & G.A.M.M. ones) but I always felt they lost the soul of the original. The edit’s a really simple affair that layers the original production with new percussion elements and extends the groove slightly but attempts to maintain the integrity of the original.

Patti Jo – Ain’t No Love Lost
Ain’t No Love Lost (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Patti Jo to my knowledge only made two tracks but what tracks they were. Both were written and produced by Curtis Mayfield and have been staples in my sets for many years. ‘Make Me Believe In You’ is the better known of the two (the Tom Moulton mix is one of his finest) but Ain’t No Love Lost, released the year before in 1972 is just as strong and if anything has even better arrangements. The motivation behind the edit was a simple one, the original track was sadly over before it began and I wanted a version to play out that was longer!

Leftside Wobble – Love Groove

This is based on Cerrone’s ‘Love In C Minor’. The original album version of this is a 14 minute affair that contains a horrendously cheesy song in amongst all of the wonderful groovy elements so the edit was a case of losing those fromage parts and building on the wonderful proto-house groove of the original. So often with edits you’re looking to extend a groove, creating a shorter version that flows naturally takes a completely different mind-set.
Leftside Wobble – Love Groove by Leftside Wobble

Doc Severinsen – I Wanna Be With You
Doc Severinsen – I Wanna Be With You (Leftside Wobble Edit) by Leftside Wobble
Another of those tracks with great memories, I first remember hearing Norman Jay play this at his legendary ‘Shake & Fingerpop’ parties in the late eighties. I think I love it all the more because it’s made by a chap who’s main fame is that he was the band leader for the Johnny Carson Show (the longest running chat show in American history). Much like the Patti Jo edit the original of this is shamefully short so the edit was primarily about extending that funky groove.

Proviant Audio scores 6/6 in Lydverket!

Mathias has hit the jackpot with this 6/6 review in the massive Norwegian underground communities style bible Lydverket – this boy is going far …………..

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PROVIANT AUDIO – REAL LOVE TASTES LIKE THIS! MEGAMIX

Proviant Audio – Real Love Tastes Like This! Megamix by Paper Recordings

Proviant Audio is 18 year old Norwegian Mathais Stubø who has made one of the albums of 2011.

Real Love Tastes Like This! wraps up house, techno, disco, jazz and soul in to a melting pot of ideas that looks forward and back.All played live re-sampled, re-spun and re-wrapped, the album stands proud with the best of the Paper Recordings back catalogue and announces the arrival of a major new talent.

1 Spring Is Here
2 Starten Pa Alt
3 all This Time
4 In The Jungle
5 Hey, Let’s Do It!
6 High Five
7 Who’s Got Soul?
8 Play Your Own Game
9 Take me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
10 Slutten Pa Alt
11 Is It Over?

Plain and Simplee : “Mathias Stubø’s debut are so overwhelming, it’s difficult to imagine anyone not falling devastatingly head over heels for the soundtrack it provides.” 6/6
Groove (Norway) – “….so good I lose all restraint and indulge myself to shameless praise.It’s been a long time since an album has ticked so many of my boxes” 7/7
Moodymanc : Wonderful stuff
The Dead Rose Music Company : WOW!!!!!
The Revenge : It’s got summer written all over it.

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FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD / FLASH’S THEME

Proviant Audio – Hey Lets Do It! by Paper Recordings

Flash Atkins – Flash’s Theme by Flash Atkins

We Are Woodville and Paper Recordings’ very own loser super hero Flash Atkins returns to centre stage with another genre-busting EP on We Are Woodville and two brand new cuts that delve deep into the realms of nu disco.

The In Crowd is a chunky and chugging groove laden number based round a hefty Roxy Music sample. It’s got some heavy synths, a big break and is a perfect peaktime roof raiser!

Flash’s Theme is a laid back and jazz infused disco affair. Ronny Jordan inspired guitar lines jam over a warm bed of live drums, full bass and keys to deliver a simply infectious and timeless record.

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Jazzanova – Nice 12″, The In Crowd gets my support.

Chris Duckenfield : Flash’s Theme sounds like E-Lustrious remixing D-Train in the Arndale Centre.

Rob Mello – Flash’s Theme sounds great!

Billy Scurry – Blinding release, quite hard to chose a fav butboth killer tracks… Flash is in well funky mode!!

Diskjokke – Like The In Crowd reminds me of some of those old guerilla tracks.

Ashley Beedle – Mr Atkins always brings a smile to my face. Roxy Music get’s carved up and Flash’s Theme is a beauty as well.

James Teej (Rekids) – Great, great music! Atkins is the man!

Faze Action – Very good, I like!

Sebastian Döring – Flash’s Theme…oh yeah!

The Dead Rose Music Company – The In Crowd floats my boat and will defo get dropped

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n Tug) – Cool!!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – I’m in with The In Crowd. Heavy stuff!

Fred Everything – Flash’s Theme for me.

Tim Love Lee – Lovely stuff.

Magik Johnson – The In Crowd for me, Fatboy Slim meets DFA. Love the sleeve too.

Leftside Wobble – Proper rockin’ buisness!

Trent Grimes (MOS) – Flash is king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both dope jams!

Kiko Navarro – Excellent tracks, great for those new people who like what they call nu-disco.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash’s theme is the one for me “PROPER”

Joshua Iz – Simply good choons.

Murray Richardson – Liking The In Crowd Flashman!!!

Disco Outcasts – Massive killer track!!

Dave Pezzner – Wow! Very nice. Flash’s theme is fantastic.

Krysko – The In Crowd… monster hook, will do the business for sure.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Diggin’ on Flash’s Theme

Diesel (X-Press 2) – Liking it. Will play on show.

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NZ resident and old friend of Paper, Dick Johnson kicks off his new label Neat Music with Maya Vanya vs. Magik Johnson’s Don’t Need No-One.
It’s forward thinking dance music for those who know, brought to you with Record Label Services and available in the shop NOW!

Leftside Wobble : The Chaos In The CBD is so deep and soulful. Pure nu skool funk flava’s.

Stevie Sole : Magik Johnson Mix DOPE

Kiko Navarro : I think is a good release for all those who like the broken beat and the sound of Bugz in the Attic.

Crispin Dior : I think the vocals sit best with Chaos in the CBD mix by a long way. This broken vibe certainly has a grip.

The Lovely Jonjo : Love love love the original. Amazing vocal bring on summer already.

Aldrin Zouk : Fab slice of primal groove! Instrumental is a perfect addition.

Danny Mac : Rob 3’s mix is the one for me. Dark and moody, love the percussion. In the box for the weekend!

Karoshi : Digging the label ethos and the MJ remix is sweet.

Stuart Patterson : Nice set of varied mixes but good to have some proper variations in there .

Nathan Detroit : Love Dick!! Nice work & original for me.

Murray Richardson : Brilliant, love this 1st release from Neat – solid as you like!