FLASH ATKINS – THE IN CROWD / FLASH’S THEME

We Are Woodville and Paper Recordings’ very own loser super hero Flash Atkins returns to centre stage with another genre-busting EP on We Are Woodville and two brand new cuts that delve deep into the realms of nu disco.

The In Crowd is a chunky and chugging groove laden number based round a hefty Roxy Music sample. It’s got some heavy synths, a big break and is a perfect peaktime roof raiser!

Flash’s Theme is a laid back and jazz infused disco affair. Ronny Jordan inspired guitar lines jam over a warm bed of live drums, full bass and keys to deliver a simply infectious and timeless record.

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Jazzanova – Nice 12″, The In Crowd gets my support.

Chris Duckenfield : Flash’s Theme sounds like E-Lustrious remixing D-Train in the Arndale Centre.

Rob Mello – Flash’s Theme sounds great!

Billy Scurry – Blinding release, quite hard to chose a fav butboth killer tracks… Flash is in well funky mode!!

Diskjokke – Like The In Crowd reminds me of some of those old guerilla tracks.

Ashley Beedle – Mr Atkins always brings a smile to my face. Roxy Music get’s carved up and Flash’s Theme is a beauty as well.

James Teej (Rekids) – Great, great music! Atkins is the man!

Faze Action – Very good, I like!

Sebastian Döring – Flash’s Theme…oh yeah!

The Dead Rose Music Company – The In Crowd floats my boat and will defo get dropped

Eric Duncan (Rub ‘n Tug) – Cool!!!!

Jim Baron (Crazy P) – I’m in with The In Crowd. Heavy stuff!

Fred Everything – Flash’s Theme for me.

Tim Love Lee – Lovely stuff.

Magik Johnson – The In Crowd for me, Fatboy Slim meets DFA. Love the sleeve too.

Leftside Wobble – Proper rockin’ buisness!

Trent Grimes (MOS) – Flash is king!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Both dope jams!

Kiko Navarro – Excellent tracks, great for those new people who like what they call nu-disco.

Stuart Knight (Toolroom) – Flash’s theme is the one for me “PROPER”

Joshua Iz – Simply good choons.

Murray Richardson – Liking The In Crowd Flashman!!!

Disco Outcasts – Massive killer track!!

Dave Pezzner – Wow! Very nice. Flash’s theme is fantastic.

Krysko – The In Crowd… monster hook, will do the business for sure.

Craig Smith (6th Borough Project) – Diggin’ on Flash’s Theme

Diesel (X-Press 2) – Liking it. Will play on show.

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FLASH ATKINS JUNO CHART – MARCH ’11

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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.

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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.

NEAT001 (A + B)

NZ resident and old friend of Paper, Dick Johnson kicks off his new label Neat Music with Maya Vanya vs. Magik Johnson’s Don’t Need No-One.
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Leftside Wobble : The Chaos In The CBD is so deep and soulful. Pure nu skool funk flava’s.

Stevie Sole : Magik Johnson Mix DOPE

Kiko Navarro : I think is a good release for all those who like the broken beat and the sound of Bugz in the Attic.

Crispin Dior : I think the vocals sit best with Chaos in the CBD mix by a long way. This broken vibe certainly has a grip.

The Lovely Jonjo : Love love love the original. Amazing vocal bring on summer already.

Aldrin Zouk : Fab slice of primal groove! Instrumental is a perfect addition.

Danny Mac : Rob 3’s mix is the one for me. Dark and moody, love the percussion. In the box for the weekend!

Karoshi : Digging the label ethos and the MJ remix is sweet.

Stuart Patterson : Nice set of varied mixes but good to have some proper variations in there .

Nathan Detroit : Love Dick!! Nice work & original for me.

Murray Richardson : Brilliant, love this 1st release from Neat – solid as you like!

Crazy Penis – A Nice Hot Edit With – Textura Review

It’s pretty hard to take seriously a recording credited to Crazy Penis but, in fact, the group’s A Nice Hot Edit With … is seriously good. The band’s A Nice Hot Bath With … appeared in 1999, so it’s no great surprise to hear the 2010 re-work sound so deliciously old-school; in short, if you’re a fan of Yore’s deep, neo-classic sound and the idea of a vocal-less Chic likewise strikes your fancy, you’ll likely cotton to A Nice Hot Edit With just as much.

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Proviant Audio sign with PAPER

Norway’s upcoming new star Proviant Audio has just signed his new album with classic dance label PAPER Recordings.

They play either DJ-sets or with some of his partners in crime. Often, you might see as many as 12 men on stage. A liveshow that includes horns, percussion, rhodes, bass, drums and more. LIVE they use: laptops, turntables, trumpet, saxophones, trombone, vibraphone, glockenspiel, acoustic percussions, electronic percussions, rhodes, nord stage, synths, bass, drums and more.

PROVIANT AUDIO is Mathias Stubø – We guarantee a fun filled Journey for groove; think the best of Mr Scruff & Zero7 all wrapped up in a Stevie Wonder disco funk parcel and you’d be on the way there.

Mat Playford presents Hermani – OUT NOW

The irrepressible Mat Playford is back with his second release for PAPER.

The Inflection Point EP was written especially for to launch his Ibithan – We Love party this week setting up this summers Space residency.

Mat is one of house music’s emerging talents with his productions hitting the sweet spot for DJs such as Sasha and Paul Woolford. His debut release for us ‘Tuning Issues’ received a five star review in January’s DJ Mag nailing peak time floors from San Paulo to Lisbon to London.

The Inflection Point EP nods to the golden age of house music when Tribal Records reigned supreme and PAPER was but a glint on the Hard Times dancefloor; everything tied together with 00s production and know-how.

Advice in Café Sydney is deep, techy and swinging with a dirty off-kilter bass holding down an analogue riff that works a killer groove.

The Breath has an Erik Kupper sound to it that is deep soulful garage and sounds like a 7am moment on the Med, especially as the synth solo does it’s thing.

Finally Inflection Point is deeeeep and sparse but with balearicy washes tied round a tough and driving bottom end. Phoar!

    DJ Reactions

Jim Stanton – Horse Meat Disco- “Great track deep n groovy. support!”

Laurent Garnier “Really like “the breath” Will play this a lot”

Murray Richardson “Well smart ep – like all the trax on this – perfect for russia this weekend!”

Mat Playford presents Hermani – Advice In Cafe Sydney by paperecordings

Mat Playford presents Hermani – Inflection Point by paperecordings

Mat Playford presents Hermani – The Breath by paperecordings

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