Daco – Drip Dry

Paper Recordings are back with Manchester soul warrior Daco for the latest single release including a great remix from the ever consistent Yam Who?

Dave Connally AKA Daco has been releasing quality dance music for the last 20 years on labels like WEA as part of Mellowstate in the early nineties, producing for numerous labels such as Sony Music and working alongside the likes of Zed Bias, The Una Bombers and Finley Quaye. His ‘Aquarium EP’ on Paper in 2009 received broad critical acclaim and support and is now followed up with ‘Drip Dry’.

The A side features the original version of ‘Drip Dry’, a funk laden slice of slo-mo house boogie with warm analogue bass, soulful keys and looped vocal lines leading to an uplifting classic piano line that conjures up the spirit of late eighties house.

The flipside sees Yam Who? take the remix reins and deliver a bumping nu-disco house cut that ups the tempo and brings the moog work to the fore and a distinctly Moroder-esue feel to the proceedings.


Laurent Garnier : Definitely for my record box. Great tracks!

Una Bombers : Classy piece of retro modernism from Daco. Love it. And the Yamster comes good as always upping the tempo for later in the night. Will be dropping both of these beauties.

Ralph Lawson : Diggin the Yam Who? mix.

Rocky : Love the Yam Who? version.

Jim Baron (Crazy P) : Yes, yes! Our Dave comes up trumps here, lovin it. Massive slo-mo hands in the air &Yamz mix is handy too particularly when the faster drugs have kicked in.

Red Rack’em : Loving the OG and the remix is really cool too – I love the spacey synth action from Yam.

Stuart Patterson : Lush innit. Playlisted for the radio and I’m old enough to play it in a club as well.

Diskjokke : Loved the original, very cool track!

Horse Meat Disco : Yam Who? delivers a super playable rmx

Phat Phil : Yam Who giving it the uplift with a great remix.

Nelson Ramalho : What a fantistic track and a great start for 2011. Both Original and Yam Who? remixes

Chris Coco : Lovely and groovy, original version for me

Martin Brew : Ace!

Neil Scott (El Diablos) : Aceness! Original doing it for me but Yam Who? remix really nice too

Fred Everything : Nice release, Yam Who Remix? for me.

Billy Scurry : Lovin this!! Both strong tracks but the original does it for me, love that swing, bass and piano then great pads… Monster!!

DJ Alex From Tokyo : 2 sweet modern boogie jams!

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) : Nice slice of 80’s style vibes

Bonar Bradberry : Really cool! Yamz mix sounds grrreat!

Leftside Wobble : Both versions ooze class but mid tempo grooves of the original definitely tip it for me.

Mathew Krysko : Boogie boogie boogie – like the original.

The Dead Rose Music Company : I love the original, real low down soundtrack to a disco extravaganza. Yam’s mix wasn’t what I was expecting, the arp groove is sick and will get played for sho!!! Big love and respect to the synth pads.

Crazy P’s Ministry of Sound Nu Disco Show

Crazy P's Jim Baron and Chris Todd

Let's Get Sweaty!

Paper labellers Crazy P kick off their Nu Disco Show for Ministry of Sound with Proviant Audio’s Hey, Lets Do It! followed third track by Daco’s Drip Dry.

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Free Daco Track

Our good chum and Paper Artist  has stuck a free track up on his soundcloud page to download.  It’s a bit detroit, very deep and very good. GET IT HERE

Paper Recordings Minimix 5

Paper Recordings Minimix 5 by paperecordings

The Paper Recordings Minimix 5 is all tracks from the re-launched label with stuff that has been out in the last 12 months or is about to be released. It showcases the label’s new generation of artists as well as some old favourites and has been put together and blended by Flash Atkins!
Look Forward And Back!

Flash Atkins : Make Your Move (Reprise)
Proviant Audio : Play your Own Game
Flash Atkins : Make Your Move (Ashley Beedle Mix)
Daco : Drip Dry
Crazy Penis : 3 Play It Cool (Brennan Green’s Long Hot Edit)
Crazy Penis : Do It Good (Crazy P’s “We Found The Parts” Mix)
Daco : Aquarium
Keyboy : OYB
Mat Playford : The Breath
Proviant Audio : All This Time

All Available in the Shop

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PAPERecordings Minimix 4 available for download

Welcome to the latest instalment of the PAPERecordoings Minimix of smashers, grabbers, bombs and slow-burners from the past, present and future all put together and mixed by new paperboy, Tom Lonsborough. A special watch out for ‘All This Time’ by new signing Proviant Audio that will be out later in the Autumn on vinyl followed by his album next year.

You can buy the paper back catalogue  HERE


Crispin Glover – Fried

Dirty Jesus – Cut the rug

Papermusic issue one – Downtime

Julius Papp – Maximum voyage

Daco – Something for you

Proviant Audio – All this time

Paul Hester – Beautiful world


Daco – Aquarium EP Out Now

DACO: ‘Aquarium’EP

1. Aquarium
2. Feel Your Love feat. Sarah Howard
3. Something for You
4. Play My Mind

Out Now on Beatport : CLICK ME

PAPERecordings has hooked up with Dave Connally aka Daco, one of Manchester’s best-kept secrets for a four track EP of pure class.

Daco has been a cornerstone of dance music in the North since the early 90s through his work with Zed Bias’ Phuturelounge, Jonny Miller’s broken beat label Jus’ Listen and The Unabombers Elektrons project. 2010 will see the launch of his own Magnetic Recordings and debut album. Always in league with the thrill of exploration and the genre ‘good music’, DACO’s pace, depths and decades of influence endlessly journey through jazz, soul and disco, funk, electro and house.

The Aquarium EP mixes up a heady brew of jazz, soul, house, breaks, afro, techno and garage for four amazingly produced timeless tracks. Opening track ‘Aquarium’ is 4/4 roller that slips in to the easy side of jazz with gorgeous filtered strings and vocals with a groove aimed at making hips shake and feet shuffle.

Next up Feel Your Love has broken beats holding down a deep as your feet bass. Subtle washes and Sarah Howard’s’ gorgeous vocals ooze class.

Something For You has been out on vinyl and now gets a digital release. Full orchestral instrumentation, horns, flute, percussion and live drums provide a latin groove that pops and drops, coming off like a big band floor-filler with that all important heavy bottom end.

Finally, Play Your Mind is deep music for the head with Rhodes, broken drums sat back in the mix and plenty of SFX.

Radioslave : Love “Aquarium”…super dope track…10/10!
Kev Beadle : Very Strong EP, will be all over this for definite.
Leo Zero : Loving Aquarium – lov-er-ly swing on that ! Classy lounge vibes will be whirling on the warm up sessions for sure.
Fred Everything : Nice, Aquarium is sounding very old Paper! Nice EP, very musical.
Red Rack’Em : This is great! I have always liked Daco’s work and this is no exception. Really jazzy and accomplished stuff – will be massively supporting this on the Smugglers Inn Radio Show and at gigs.
Nick Holder : The whole EP is fire!
Ralph Myerz : Something For You is beyond up my alley!!!! That sounded somehow wrong, however, the point is…REALLY like it!
Chris Coco : This is a happening EP of extreme gorgeousness.
Laurent Garnier : Beautifull spaced out disco release, will playlist on the radio.
Balihu : Very nice tunes!
Miguel Migs : Nice ep and production….diggin ‘Aquarium’ and ‘Something For You’. thanks…
Fred Deakin (Lemonjelly) : Just loving this, I am a Paperhead!

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