Proviant Audio aka Mathias Stubo touches down on Paper Disco, a subsidiary of Paper Recordings, dedicated to only the funkiest of floor cuts. The original of “Like Never Before” is a vocal-heavy bomb reminiscent of the 70s, with enough soul to set your skates on fire. The 2 Billion Beats remix is a discofied, Pepe Bradock style tune, whilst Ste Spandex deliver a gorgeous live take on the original, with slithering percussion and one mean lean bassline, while Sleazy McQueen provides a shaking, filtered version to add another level of funk. TOP!
Jamie L gets a 9/10 DJ Review for In The Burg. He’s a mysterious figure of undisclosed origin and history who fits in to the Moodyman / Theo Parrish mold of heavy future disco; which his new production ‘(What We Saw) In The Burg’ nails.
It’s a heavy leftfield groove laid over broken house beats with a filtered bass, samples and deep vibe. The Detroit pad creeps up to the break and filters in and out as the track works it’s way through for locked down dance floor business.
Close your eyes and let you feet do the talking
“We unearth 80s post-punk band Research and get the unstoppable Psychemagik to remix it. Spinning in a bar the original will suffice and will probably prompt certain characters of Manchester’s Northern Quarter to ramble on with their knowledge of this era. For the fortunate that bag a club set (ie. house party) Psychemagik’s remix is tight, Valerie Maxfields vocal is retained, while the tune changes from deep dancefloor brooder to a synth bass funk groover. BIG”. – Nice one Digby
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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.