We were made the DJ Mag’s end-of-year Vital Label. Whoop whoop!
We were made the DJ Mag’s end-of-year Vital Label. Whoop whoop!
Having just gone past our 200th EP release we thought it was a good time to play a selection from PAP101 – 200 plus some forthcomers. Add in an interview with Danni and Chris from Crazy P and Ben Davis in the hot seat and you’re in podcast heaven!
1. 2 Billion Beats – Noise In Your Eye
2. Proviant Audio – Hey, Let’s Do It
3. Leon Sweet – Beat Slave Auto
4. Diskobeistet – Birkelunden (Haugli Mix)
5. Daco – Aquarium
6. Ralph Myerz & The Kismik Diamondz – Acid 4 Eddie
CRAZY P INTERVIEW
7. Crazy P – Last Knockers
8. Kimo – Born Out
9. Ny*ak – Echoes
10. De Fantastiske To – Smile
11. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant
12. Flash Atkins – Drug Empire (Jamie L Mix)
13. Sleazy McQueen – We Need To Reconnect
14. Research – Day By Day (Psychemagik Mix)
15. Leon Sweet – Show You (Ron Basejam Mix)
16. Richard Seaborne – The Reasons Why
The excellent Undeleted (Sean Smith to his Mum) has written as retrospective of Paper to coincide with out 200th EP that is on the horizon. It has contributions from some of the people who have been on it including Miles Hollway, Sleazy McQueen, Danni & Chris from Crazy P, Chris Massey, Ben Davis, Rune Lindbaek and a host of others.
It’s a wonderful read brings back a whole host of memories.
Brew up, have a biscuit and settle down for a read
Paper’s association with Norway runs deep; from first signings Those Norwegians it has continued to flourish through to today with the label’s Paper Vision making a documentary called “Northern Disco Lights : The Rise & Rise of Norwegian Dance Music” due out in 2016.
So we thought it was time we pulled together some of the catalogue for a compilation.
“Skrangle” means leftfield or wonky and is a sound that the Norwegians have invented and claimed as their own. Rune Lindbaek fits the bill perfectly and his Junta Jaega is psychedelic disco at it’s best. He was also part responsible for Those Norwegians whose Da King Da Mazda was an anthem in Oslo’s seminal Skansen club and sounds as freshly unhinged now as it did back in the day.
Ralph Myerz has been a cornerstone of the scene since the early Tellé Records days and his Acid 4 Eddie is 14 minutes of deep bubbling house that had types like Osunlade, Laurent Garnier, Soul Clap and The Emperor Machine giving it the big one.
The sound has been passed on to a younger generation to producers like The Treatment, Diskobeistet, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio who’s out the box pop shouldn’t work but does in spades. Latest in line has been De Fantasiske To whose take on classic US garage comes with an arctic twist and they are looking like they have the legs to go all the way.
Add in a classic from from Keyboy, a remix from electronic pioneer Prins Thomas and exclusives from Nordic legend Kahuun, Rave-enka and Proviant Audio and you get a compilation that showcases the best of the country’s world influencing, genre-busting dance music.
The second volume of Sunday Paper explores some of the more laid-back and forgotten corners of the back catalogue that may have been missed in the rush for the dancefloor.
There’s the soundtrack sounds of Streetlife Originals, Truant taking a balearic route through South Manchester, Daco’s deep easy listening and Flash Atkins mixing up an epic chilled out odyssey. There are gems from the early days like the Problem Kids collaboration with Ashley Beedle, one of Crazy Penis’ finest moments on Give It Up, the leftfield classic Wayback by Hubtone and Shaboom’s mesmerising Bessie’s Reprise that has been remastered and edited for this compilation. New schoolers Joe Morris, La Guardia De La Luz and Proviant Audio add some soul with Kahuun and The Bionics getting seriously horizontal.
Summer is here at last!
1. Streetlife Originals – A Sidewalk Story
2. Truant – Rifle Range
3. Daco – Aquarium
4. 2 Billion Beats – Mega City One (Flash Atkins Mix)
5. Problem Kids – Mardi Gras Featuring Ashley Beedle
6. The Bionics – Moving Day
7. La Guardia De La Luz – House Metafísico
8. Crazy Penis – Give It Up
9. Kahuun – Le Rouge (Remaster)
10. Hubtone – Wayback
11. Proviant Audio – Drifting
12. Joe Morris – Elysium
13. Shaboom – Bessie (Sunday Paper Reprise Edit)(Remaster)
Proviant Audio starts with digital creations by Tønsberg, Norway-based producer Mathias Stubø. Even if it stopped there, Drift Days & Disco Nights would still be more fun than just about most nu-disco records. But the party is taken to the next level by Stubø’s eight-piece band, who flesh out cut-and-paste glam tunes with horns, keys, and the funkiest bass riffs of the 1970s. (Who needs robot helmets, right?)
The topics are light, lighter, and lightest — namely love in all its permutations. But the band’s pop hooks aim for the head with the force of a few Harvey Wallbangers. From the Auto-Tuned anthem to infatuation (“How Does it Feel?”), to the hip-hop infused tune “It’s Back,” Proviant Audio is seriously playful music that takes itself about as seriously as a Saturday Night Fever swagger. And the listeners are all the better for it.
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Mathias Stubo’s disco project continues to forge its way ahead in 2014 with a nomination for Drift Days & Disco Nights as best dance album of last year in the equivalent of the Norwegian Grammys.
How Does It Feel featuring Lido Lido is the third single to be taken off it and is the perfect combination of 80s, disco and pop with good times written in to its DNA. With Rhodes, sparkling synths, a healthy dose of NRG and a killer hook it’s been all A-listed on Norwegian national radio and is as perfect a 4 minutes as you’d ever want to spend.
Veteran disco merchant Pete Herbert brings dancefloor know-how, giving his version a solid 4/4, nagging bass and killer riff that sounds like an instant classic. Recently road tested at Paper’s Christmas party it was the biggest tune of the night and as the break kicked in the cheers were worthy of a cup final!
Paper stalwart Richard Seaborne takes a different path with a mix that is all about the acid and the jack. With a bouncing bass and drums that swing it works a groove for those underground floors that are the best parties.
Roberto Rodriguez – Excellent tune with great remixes! Count me in!
Ron Basejam (Crazy P) – Pete’s mix is well chunkeh duck.
Q-Burns Abstract Message – Good stuff and definitely digging the Pete Herbert mix though I am a little allergic to ’80s synths. The original is pretty hot, too.
Olle Abstrakt – Really like the original and Pete´s mix. Will play both a lot. Great to hear LidoLido´s voice on some proper stuff. HeÂ´s a big popstar in Norway with silly tracks on the radio.
Severino Panzetta (Horsemeat Disco) – PETE HERBERT is the man .. Great Richard Seaborne mix too
DJ Rocca – Pete Herbert Mix for me…full support!
Black Mighty Wax – Original Mix is good for airplay and Pete Herbert Mix will be my guest several times along my DJ sets!!
Da Wiseguy – The original and the Pete Herbert Mix have their charm….but it’s the Richard Seaborne Mix which really hoofs it. Feels good to me!
Bootsy – All about the remixes for me. Seaborne’s remix taking it straight to a dirty basement, whilst Mr Herbert’s trademark sound flows his remix turning the track into a bona fide Disco winner!
Cowbell Radio – Pete Herbert’s mix is the winner for me, liking the break, the way it kicks back in and then the added synths afterwards!
Dan J – Richard Seaborne mix is wicked. Pete Herbert is well tasty too. Full support!
This Is Why We Dance – Pete Herbert mix for me.
Justin Harris (Freaks) – Love Richard’s mix!!
Mike Burns – The Pete Herbert Mix is the one for me. Nice n funky!
Chris Massey – Pete Herbert once again has the Midas touch here and creates a bass bin, boat party rocking sunshine infused banger! Ace!
Phuturelabs – Love the Original and Herbert mixes. Will play out for sure!
DJ Tomas – Nice clean, soulful and shimmering productions. The Seaborne and Herbert mixes seal the groove quite nicely, nice tracks overall!
Craig Woodrow – Herbert worth a nod!
Leri Ahel – Peter Herbert remix is standout track for. Love other 2 tracks too.
Get Down Edits – Excellent stuff, Pete`s Remix stands out on first listen but looking forward to testing all these.
Frank Lihaug – Nice original track. The Pete Herbert Mix is of the hook :)
Feodor Allright & Elena Mechta – Pete Herbert remix is wicked! Count us in the radio and club support.
Bottin – good mood vibes from Pete!
Neil Diablo – Great release. richard seabourne mix is really good but the pete herbert one comes out on top for me
Sleazy McQueen – What’s not to love about this package?! nothing. Seaborne and PH remix to delight.
Aldrin Zouk – Diggin’ How Does It Feel & Remix!
Wrighty (Soul Buggin’) -best Proviant Audio so far, that Pete Herbert mix is just made for our dancefloor
Reza Athar – Richard Seaborne is the winner again!
Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Pete Herbert smashes it with a proper disco work out ….NICE
Paper has been pushing the creative envelope since 1994. We have released over 2000 tracks created by over 500 artists, producers, and remixers in over 50 countries. Our style ranges from deep house and disco to Balearic and leftfield on its three imprints, Paper Wave, Disco and 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.