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The Bionics – Love Chains (The Remixes)

The Bionics – Love Chains (Remixes) by Paper Recordings

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.

DJ reactions

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

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Also available at Beatport, Juno, iTunes etc.


Mix Newman's mix gets a great review


2 Billion Beats – Musica Alfresco EP by Paper Recordings

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!