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”