Because we are caught up in the Olympic spirit of positivity, here is a free download of the very wonderful Max Essa’s unreleased dub of The Bionic’s Love Chains.
The Bionics – Love Chains (The Remixes)
1 Love Chains (Mic Newman Mix)
2 Love Chains (Max Essa Mix)
3 Love Chains (Neil Diablo Mix)
4 Love Chains (Original)
Released 26th September – Download
The Bionics is a studio project consisting of Paper honcho Ben Davis (Flash Atkins) with Crazy P’s Danielle Moore and Tim Davies. They released the Solid Silver album on Bocajito Records in 2007 to great acclaim for it’s meshing of styles like house, disco, funk, rock and soul.
The lead track was Love Chains which is a slow burning deep houser that starts with a nagging one note bass and Danielle’s plaintive vocals before heading on to disco territory. It got spins in clubs worldwide and made fans of DJs like The Unabombers, PBR Streetgang and Greg Wilson.
Love Chains comes with a remix package that covers all bases. First off is the hotly tipped Melbourne based Mic Newman (Fantasticman) who has been flagged up by Juno and Resident Advisor as one to watch for 2011. Mic’s take demonstrates why his star is in the ascendant with a deep house bubbler built around a Rhodes riff that funks and turns, pitched down vocals and rock solid drum programming. It’s a mix that will do the business early doors, peak time or late night.
Max Essa returns to the Paper fold after making his first appearance on the label in 1997. He demonstrates why he’s at the forefront of the nu-disco movement with a remix that begins with an NRG bassline and percussion then takes the parts and weaves them together to create some quality space disco.
Finally, Manchester’s unsung DJ hero Neil Diablo has used the full vocal and kept it disco with off kilter drums, pads and an analogue bass that is pure 80s disco put through El Diablo’s dancefloor.
Bicep – Mic brings the heat 100% funk.
Bill Brewster – Really like Max’s mix, very spacey as well as driving.
Andy Cato (Groove Armada) – Great release thanks.
Stuart Knight (Toolroom Records) – Always excited to see a Bionics release in the inbox nice set of mixes …Neil Diablo wins through for me.
Sleazy Mcqueen – This is really fantastic.
Sean Brosnan (Future Disco) – Pick of the bunch is Max Essa mix.
Diskjokke – Love it!
Martin Brew – All mixes sound ace! Nice one!
Majik Johnson – Original and Neil Diablo mix for me. Strong.
Jimpster – Lovely mix from Mic! Will be playing this!
Tom Findlay (Groove Armada) – Nice track, orig mix holds together best for me.
Eric Duncan (Rub n Tug) – Neil Diablo’s mix is the one!!! SPRING BREAK!!!
Billy Scurry – Absolute monster!! Stunning vocal, and too hard to pick a fav mix, all excellent…
Luke Soloman – Great record.
Rocky (X-press 2) – F**king ace package. All 4 mixes working. Will support.
Cosmo Vitelli – The original for me
Chris Duckenfield – Christ on a bike – A promo featuring three remixes I can play, THREE ! wow
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) – GREAT project.. Neil Diablo stands up
Fred Everything – Nice release thx. Mic Newmann remix an original for me thx
Stuart Patterson (Faith) – big up ben… ace track and good choice of remixers.. Will give it an airing on next week’s radio.. Mic and Neil’s mixes probably pick for me ..
Jim Baron (Crazy P / Ron Basejam) – Nizzer’s mix is my pick although Max Essa’s mix is great too. Cheers.
Released by: paperecordings
Release/catalogue number: PAPD19
Release date: Sep 26, 2011
Buy for less direct from the paper shop here
Also available at Beatport, Juno, iTunes etc.
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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.