As a young teenager I was exploring the delights of disco, soul and jazz funk while still desperately clinging on to my reggae credentials. Places And Spaces was/is an album that opened up a whole new world of aural delights. When I played this record for the first time on dad’s record player it definitely flipped my lid to say the least! The production was so lush. Sweeping string arrangements, sultry rhythm guitar, warm bass and punchy horn charts combined to make this what I can only call cinematic, hovering between the neo funk of his 1973 album Street Lady and the proto-disco soul of Earth Wind And Fire.
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Paper has been pushing the creative envelope since 1994. It has released over 2000 tracks from across the world by over 600 artists, producers and remixers that range from deep house and disco to Balearic and leftfield on its three imprints, Paper Wave, Paper Disco and Paper Recordings.
The label has evolved to incorporate Paper Vision Films, which made the award-winning Northern Disco Lights with two films currently in production and the critically acclaimed podcasts Paper Talk, Paper Air Waves & Paper Radio.
It continues to be one of the world’s best-loved independent record labels, operating as a thriving and exciting cottage industry.