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Seminal UK house label Paper Recordings started in the mid-90s and was part of the Nu Brit House movement that spawned the likes of 20 20 Vision and Nuphonic, going on to help re-define UK club culture.
Since it's re-launch in 2007 the BPMs have dropped and the grooves have got deeper with a more varied funk fuelled sound. A new stable of artists that features the likes of Flash Atkins, Sleazy McQueen, Leon Sweet, 2 Billion Beats and Richard Seaborne are keeping the legacy alive and looking to the future rather than living on past glories.
And now they are launching Paper Disco with an album by Norwegian disco prodigy Proviant Audio. Still only 22, multi-instrumentalist Mathais Stubø has already had two albums out on BBE and is part of the new generation of Scandanavian producers, following on from the likes of Lindstrom and Todd Terje.
His Paper album of 2012, Real Love Tastes Like This! cracked the Norwegian charts and found fans with the likes of Ross Allen, Wolf + Lamb, The Revenge, and Ashley Beedle. Plain and Simple Magazine said 'this debut is so overwhelming, it's difficult to imagine anyone not falling devastatingly head over heels for the soundtrack it provides.' 6/6'.
Proviant Audio's first single Like Never Before stirs up the spirits of Daft Punk, Trevor Horn and Greg Wilson in to a heady mixture of forward thinking, genre busting disco. Released as a 7' edit in association with Oslo Records, it kickstarts Paper Disco straight out of the past and in to the cosmos!
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Trash The Wax - A Decade Of Nu Disco
Pablo & Shoey - "Raw Human Emotion - Part 2" (original mix) - (7:09) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Richard Seaborne - "Is This Acid?" (original mix) - (8:17) 117 BPM
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "I've Been Thinkin' 'Bout You" (original mix) - (6:49) 117 BPM
Neil Diablo - "Let's Get It On" (original mix) - (5:54) 119 BPM
Leon Sweet - "Sunny Bigler" (original mix) - (8:22) 116 BPM
Yam Who - "Don't You Want My Love" (feat Natasha Watts - Massey's Paper Fold) - (6:33) 120 BPM
Doc L Junior - "Let's Go (Never Been To Tokyo)" (original mix) - (9:27) 120 BPM
Deckard - "The Warriors" (Deckard rework) - (5:40) 117 BPM
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Let's Move" (original mix) - (5:47) 114 BPM
Daco - "I Heard It" (original mix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
Fingerman - "Burnin' Sanders" (original mix) - (8:31) 114 BPM
Bill Brewster - "4 U Blue" (original mix) - (6:24) 112 BPM
Richard Norris - "Glow" (original mix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
Flash Atkins - "Let's Do It" (original mix) - (5:18) 110 BPM
Girls Of The Internet - "Slurry" (original mix) - (6:07) 118 BPM
Andy Buchan - "Acidisco" (original mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM
Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph - "Future's Gonna Get You" (original mix) - (7:03) 120 BPM
Dastardly Bounder + Flying Mojito Bros - "Sumthin' Funky" (original mix) - (5:47) 112 BPM
Gina D. - "This Time" (original mix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
James Rod & Aleito - "Raum 909" (original mix) - (6:11) 110 BPM
Boblebad - "Out Of Touch" (original mix) - (6:02) 114 BPM
DSD - "I Know That You Want Me" (original mix) - (9:20) 118 BPM
Review: Nearly 30 years in the game and the Paper crew don't show any signs of slowing down in their old age just yet, as they bring us this 22-track collection that, just in case the title wasn't clear, showcases the best of their disco/nu-disco output from the past 10 years or so. Featuring cuts from the heavy-hitting likes of Yam Who?, Bill Brewster, Late Night Tuff Guy, Fingerman, Richard Norris, Andy Buchan, Flash Atkins, Girls Of The Internet and James Rod, you shouldn't need us to tell you how good this compilation is. But just to be clear, it's really very, very good indeed...
PAPD 311
16 Nov 22
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Runnin' Around
Runnin' Around (extended mix) - (6:11) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Runnin' Around (Neil Diablo remix) - (6:59) 120 BPM
Runnin' Around (Leon Sweet remix) - (7:23) 120 BPM
Runnin' Around (Muddy Feet remix) - (5:30) 128 BPM
Runnin' Around (radio mix) - (4:15) 120 BPM
Review: Paper Disco's latest must-check missive comes courtesy of first-time collaborators From Beyond and sometime Paper Wave regular Super FU. In its original, 'extended mix' form, 'Runnin' Around' is a gorgeous chunk of baggy, piano-sporting slab of nu-disco-fired electronic pop with duet style male/female lead vocals. This hook-heavy, ear-pleasing number is subsequently remixed three times. Neil Diablo leads the way with a throbbing, Italo-inspired peak-time club mix, Leon Sweet delivers more than a few nods to disco-era outfit Gary's Gang on his Scissor Sisters-esque take, and Muddy Feet channel the spirit of Chicken Lips on a version that sits somewhere between dub disco, electro and NYC proto-house.
PAPR 319
09 Mar 22
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Keep On Moving - (8:12) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Beast From The East - (7:00) 120 BPM
Suntime - (7:26) 115 BPM
Broken Song - (5:56) 120 BPM
Review: The precise identity of D.S.D. is a mystery: there's a young Irish producer who's been working under that name for a couple of years, but Paper Disco are billing this as a debut release, so who can say? Either way, here he/she/they comes to the Mancunian label with a four-tracker to suit those whose tastes veer towards the slightly more leftfield side of the contemporary disco scene. 'Keep On Moving' is drifty and unhurried, 'Beast From The East' is more urgent and throbbing, 'Suntime' leans towards the cosmic end of things with Middle Eastern flourishes and 'Broken Song' is bass-y and stuttery. Tasty stuff (ho ho ho).
PAPD 327
08 Dec 21
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Trash The Wax, Vol 9
Paper Street Soul - "Notes On You" (original mix) - (7:44) 53 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Andy Buchan - "Road To Barca" (original mix) - (6:51) 122 BPM
Dastardly Bounder + Flying Mojito Bros - "Sumthin' Funky" (original mix) - (5:47) 112 BPM
Gina D. - "This Time" (original mix) - (5:22) 120 BPM
Boblebad - "Festfolk" (original mix) - (6:42) 122 BPM
Dan Wainwright - "Take It Easy" (original mix) - (6:59) 94 BPM
Coy - "Dog Psychology" (original mix) - (7:01) 120 BPM
Fabio Santanna & Processman - "Na Linha Do Equador" (Processman remix) - (6:57) 122 BPM
Jahn Solo - "Dance For Me" (original mix) - (4:25) 115 BPM
J Kara - "Talk To Me" (original mix) - (6:36) 126 BPM
The Secret Soul Society - "D For Damaga" (original mix) - (5:03) 114 BPM
Paul Shaw - "Chances" (original mix) - (7:12) 120 BPM
Picotropico - "Inmovil" (feat Sima Itayim - original mix) - (6:06) 108 BPM
James Rod & Aleito - "Raum 909" (original mix) - (6:11) 110 BPM
Review: Paper Disco's 'Trash The Wax' series reaches its ninth installment, meaning you've probably got some inkling as to the kind of leftfield-leaning electronic disco grooves that make up most of the album already. That's not to say there's not plenty of variety on offer, though: Dan Wainwright's Beloved-esque 'Take It Easy', for instance, is quite a long way from the rolling, jazz-tinged deep house of J Kara's 'Talk To Me', and quite a long way again from the cosmic/Italo throb of James Rod & Aleito's 'Raum 909'. Jahn Solo's 'Dance For Me' is the one cut here that could be classed as 'trad-style' - otherwise, this is an album that will please those interested in exploring contemporary disco's outer fringes.
PAPD 315
10 Nov 21
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Let Go
PAPD 316
04 Aug 21
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Firkanta (6 AM Sensual dub mix) - (9:59) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
NRK (Jarle B remix) - (6:11) 110 BPM
Ambulanse (Reggie Got Beats remix) - (5:55) 121 BPM
Folkemusikk (RSS Disco remix) - (7:03) 108 BPM
Review: Lakeshouse are a crew of musicians, DJs and producers from Norway whose work gets treated to an admirably eclectic and wide-ranging set of remixes here. 'Firkanta' gets the ball rolling, a mid-paced disco nouveau chugger that marries low-slung funk bass to wigged-out synths and a mournful clarinet, while Jarle B's rub of 'NRK' is one for the Balearic jocks. The RSS Disco Remix of 'Folkemusikk', meanwhile, is an Italo-electro-EBM-new beat BOMB with a nagging "funky machine" vocal loop and a sleazy, early 80s Berlin feel - but even that's surpassed by the soulful, skippy, UKG-inspired delight that is the Reggie Got Beats Remix of 'Ambulanse'.
PAPD 284
10 Feb 21
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Got To Be Real (original mix) - (6:22) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
I'm With You (original mix) - (5:25) 120 BPM
Got To Be Real (James Rod remix) - (6:07) 122 BPM
I'm With You (Andy Buchan remix) - (7:33) 121 BPM
Review: Two tracks in four mixes make up this latest missive from Manchester's Paper Disco camp. 'Got To Be Real' isn't, despite the title, some quickly knocked-up Cheryl Lynn bootleg, but rather a sumptuous, mid-paced, strings-drenched groover that'd play well on soulful house and disco floors alike with its understated female vocal and classy, understated ivories, while Spanish nu-disco don James Rod provides an Italo-inspired makeover. The original version of 'I'm With You', meanwhile, is more your straight-up nu-disco workout to start with, before being given a bass-y refix from Andy Buchan that's got something of a Fon Studios kinda feel.
PAPD 291
13 Jan 21
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Trash The Wax Vol 8
From Beyond - "Hypersleep" (original mix) - (6:32) 119 BPM
Joe Morris - "Smoke & Mirrors" (original mix) - (6:52) 118 BPM
Brian SNR - "Hot Shot" (SNR's Hot Tub dub) - (6:28) 110 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Confidence Of Ignorance" (dub) - (6:07) 112 BPM
Picotropico - "Threescodisome" (original mix) - (8:35) 106 BPM
The Secret Soul Society - "Comfort Me Soul Bird" (Reprise The Bass) - (3:25) 108 BPM
Danny Russell & Ronald Christoph - "Future's Gonna Get You" (original mix) - (7:03) 120 BPM
De L'Ivresse - "Field River" (original mix) - (6:04) 110 BPM
Jahn Solo - "Touch Me" (feat Barbara Roy - original mix) - (3:59) 120 BPM
JB Dizzy - "Freak Street" (original mix) - (7:36) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Paper Street Soul - "Nascially" (original mix) - (6:53) 116 BPM
Review: Number eight in the series, and do you really need us to tell you that it's an object lesson in how to do 21st Century disco properly? Tracks range from the Kraftwerk/Yello-isms of From Beyond's 'Hypersleep' to Kooky & Damoon's genre-defying 'Confidence Of Ignorance (Dub'), which tops a sumptuous, jazzy funk/soul cut with a liberal dose of acid squelch, and from Jahn Solo's Ecstasy, Passion & Pain-biting piano houser 'Touch Me' to the sleazy early 80s Berlin throb of Brian SNR's 'Hot Shot', with a side-order of syprupy soul courtesy of The Secret Soul Society. Big names may be in short supply here but adventurous, imaginative grooves are not!
PAPD 294
18 Nov 20
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Fire Inside
Fire Inside - (5:01) 109 BPM
Anoraak - "Up To You" (original mix) - (5:25) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Fire Inside (Emperor Machine Maxi edit) - (8:27) 109 BPM
Fire Inside (instrumental mix) - (6:22) 109 BPM
Review: Sultry warm disco sessions for the open air this season with this swift four-pack from Paper Disco combi Anoraak & Luxxury. "Fire Inside" swoons a summer disco vibe with Lauren Turk's breathy lead vocals - reminiscent of a certain Linda Clifford circa-79 or pop starlet Kylie (circa-99) - while look to Anoraak original "Up To You" for a percussive, cosmic and instrumental burner. Staccato guitars and drum machine sequences collide with the odd space pong and warehouse sized vocal processing in The Emperor Machine's remix, supported by a straight up free and easy 'Fire Side" instrumental with subtle chorus line. Hot hot hot.
PAPD 293
07 Aug 20
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Into The Night
Kennedy - "Who Rocks '89" - (5:22) 124 BPM
Jahn Solo - "It's My House" - (5:56) 116 BPM
Kennedy - "Superfly" - (6:58) 124 BPM
Jahn Solo - "Night People" - (5:39) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: A range of house and disco styles are touched upon on this split EP from Copenhagen's Jahn Solo and New Zealand's Kennedy, coming on Manchester label Paper Disco. Driven along by insistently fluttering guitars and a full-phat bassline, Kennedy's 'Who Rocks '89' recalls nothing so much as late 80s Italian house while 'Superfly' is one part early 80s Eurodisco to one part mid-90s house euphoria. Not to be outdone, the man from Copenhagen gives us the laidback but jaunty 'It's My House' with its lively brass stabs and sing-song vocal, and 'Night People', an authentically 70s-sounding disco workout topped with a cheeky harmonica line.
PAPR 282
15 Jul 20
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Chaman Of The 80s
Belong City (original mix) - (8:14) 117 BPM
Belong City (Daco mix) - (8:03) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Chamanes Ochenteros (original mix) - (6:57) 112 BPM
Chamanes Ochenteros (Leca's Odyssey Trip mix) - (9:27) 112 BPM
Review: James "Rod" Rodriguez steps out of his comfort zone here, briefly departing his Golden Soul label for a confident, ear-catching outing on Paper Recordings. Opener "Belong City" delivers a near perfect balance between druggy Italo-disco chug and woozy, synth-laden nu-disco psychedelia, while the accompanying Draco remix brilliantly re-imagines the track as a trippy slab of revivalist '80s synth-wave wonkiness with a touch of contemporary nu-disco sheen. Meanwhile, "Chamanes Ochenteros" is a fine slab of arpeggio-powered Italo/nu-disco fusion that's subsequently given a low-slung, Afro-Cosmic makeover by Leca. The latter version is particularly mind-altering, though its focus remains on the dancefloor throughout.
19 Feb 20
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Folkemusikk - (6:29) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Papaya - (5:31) 124 BPM
NRK - (5:56) 101 BPM
Lov - (6:12) 136 BPM
Review: Given the label's historic links to Norway - not least their offshoot film division's brilliant "Northern Disco Lights" documentary on the country's space disco scene - it's perhaps not unsurprising that Paper Recordings continues to champion fresh Norwegian talent. Lakeshouse fit into this category. "Folkemusikk" marks the second time the collective of "DJs, artists and jazz musicians" has appeared on the imprint. They begin with the brilliant title track, where funky acid motifs, rushing synth solos and fluid electronics rise above a chugging electronic disco groove, before doffing a cap to early Norwegian house acts on the jaunty romp "Papaya". "NRK" is a drowsy and eccentric slo-mo head-nodder rich in tumbling electronic melodies, while "Lov" is a deliciously Scandolearic soundscape full of tipsy trumpets that's perfect for sofa-bound post-club moments.
27 Nov 19
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Trash The Wax Vol 7
Bill Brewster - "Foster Parent" (original mix) - (6:37) 100 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Funkin' Bumpin'" (feat Ben Sargent - original mix) - (5:47) 124 BPM
Girls Of The Internet - "Slurry" (original mix) - (6:07) 118 BPM
Yam Who Jaegerossa - "Delirium" (feat Jacqui George - Ronald Christoph & Danny Russell remix) - (5:59) 120 BPM
James Greenwood - "Edit X" (original mix) - (6:14) 127 BPM
Andy Buchan - "Acidisco" (original mix) - (6:12) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Gael De L'Ivresse - "Don Celsius" (feat Sophie De L'Ivresse - original mix) - (6:00) 124 BPM
Processman & Septembro - "It's Carnaval" (Processman's Disco Funk remix) - (5:30) 116 BPM
LP Martin - "Good" (original mix) - (6:13) 120 BPM
Studebaker Hawk - "Warm My Body" (original mix) - (6:21) 130 BPM
Brian SNR - "She's Superfly" (dub mix) - (7:38) 110 BPM
R-04 - "Mode Selector" (original mix) - (4:54) 120 BPM
From Beyond - "Smoker's World" (original mix) - (6:17) 120 BPM
Daco - "Drones" (original mix) - (6:03) 115 BPM
17 Jul 19
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Katt Eye, Bangs & Disco
Natasha Kitty Katt - "She's Cruel" - (6:25) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Natasha Kitty Katt & The Twisted Soul Collective - "Twisted Katt" - (7:18) 115 BPM
Review: Edinburgh DJ and producer Natasha Kitty Katt is very much a current darling of the disco-house scene - and with good reason, as she demonstrates on this two-tracker for the mighty Paper Disco. Rollicking along at a healthy 125bpm, 'She's Cruel' is positively pacey by 2019 standards and sports an uber-camp spoken "she never stops" vocal that lends the track something of vogue/ballroom kinda feel, while 'Twisted Katt' drops the tempo to 115bpm and rides a hefty, lolloping funk bassline with chorused fem vox and several competing vocal snips. Both will fire up dancefloors in the apposite discotheques for sure.
26 Jun 19
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Drop The Pressure
Drop The Pressure (original mix) - (6:14) 121 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Drop The Pressure (Vocoder dub mix) - (6:14) 121 BPM
Drop The Pressure (Lakeshouse remix) - (7:13) 117 BPM
Drop The Pressure (Marma Boog remix) - (6:29) 100 BPM
Drop The Pressure (radio edit) - (3:54) 121 BPM
Review: Here's something unexpected: a disco-centric cover version of Mylo's cheery, synth-heavy 2004 house anthem by Paper Disco boss Flash Atkins, 2 Billion Beats and vocalist Ladydriver. The "Original Mix" is warm and groovy, with cute, Chic-esque guitar riffs, jaunty synth stabs, tipsy horns and deep space chords wrapping around bustling disco drums and the track's famous bassline (here played on bass guitar rather than synthesizer). The alternate mixes are pretty tasty, too. The "Vocoder Dub" wisely gives more prominence to the killer bassline, while the "Lakeshouse Remix" re-imagines the track as a breezy romp through piano-laden disco-house territory. Also worth checking is the revelatory "Marma Boog" remix - a slow, synth-heavy and delay-laden rework that's as Balearic as acid casuals, pastel-coloured dungarees and Jose Padilla's ponytail.
26 Jun 19
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Firkanta EP
Ambulanse - (4:22) 128 BPM
Robat - (4:51) 126 BPM
Gjere Kva Du Vil - (5:29) 122 BPM
Firkanta - (7:46) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
13 Mar 19
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New Moon
New Moon - (5:54) 120 BPM
Earthbound - (5:15) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Mass Transit - (5:40) 110 BPM
Review: Form Beyond is the musical alter ego of Alex Wastnidge, an "emerging talent" who is fast becoming a valued member of the Paper Disco family. According to the label, Wastnidge jammed out these three tracks using his MPC, a small collection of analogue synths and bass and electric guitars. This stripped-back set-up has resulted in a trio of tracks that are loose, warm, groovy, floor-friendly and tons of fun. We're particularly enjoying the low-slung dub disco bass, rolling beats and sparkling synth stabs of title track "New Moon", though the cowbell-laden deep space shuffle of "Earthbound" may appeal more to those who enjoy the dub disco antics of the Idjut Boys and the Leng label. Closing cut "Mass Transit", a cheery chunk of Balearic-minded Italo-disco, is also rather good.
05 Dec 18
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Trash The Wax Vol 6
IPG V Hot Toddy - "Slow Motion Cowboy" (Hifi Sean remix) - (6:23) 120 BPM
Diskobeistet - "Don't Let Me Down" (original mix) - (5:30) 113 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Bill Brewster - "4 U Blue" (original mix) - (6:24) 112 BPM
Richard Norris - "Glow" (original mix) - (7:16) 120 BPM
DJ Counselling - "Bare Emotions" (original mix) - (4:25) 118 BPM
Flash Atkins - "Let's Do It" (original mix) - (5:18) 110 BPM
Andy Buchan - "Wun Two" (original mix) - (6:05) 121 BPM
Feverfew - "Freaky Sticks" (original mix) - (6:01) 118 BPM
From Beyond - "Do It Good" (original mix) - (5:25) 119 BPM
Smashed Atoms - "Another Man" (original mix) - (6:37) 114 BPM
James Greenwood - "Can't Explain" (original mix) - (6:51) 121 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Walk Back Into My Life" (feat Courtnay Reddy - original mix) - (7:18) 110 BPM
Minus The Majors - "Why Do I Go Out Dreaming?" (original mix) - (6:21) 86 BPM
The Funk District - "Let's Rock Some More" (original mix) - (7:07) 115 BPM
Tony Disco - "Booty Call" (original mix) - (5:51) 108 BPM
Algy Strutt - "Future Flashbacks" (Cotton Bud Kick Trick mix) - (7:21) 106 BPM
Speed For Lovers - "Remnants" (Solid State version) - (9:23) 113 BPM
Review: In the words of Paper Disco, episode six of their floor-friendly "Trash The Wax" series delivers "plenty of party pumping offerings". Predictably, proof of the set's club-ready status arrives via Hi-FI Sean's compilation opening remix of IPG v Hot Toddy's "Slow Motion Cowboy", which delivers a funk-fuelled riot of delay-laden guitars, funk rock attitude and sizzling dub disco grooves. Naturally, the rest of the collection is similarly strong. Highlights include a rare production outing from Bill Brewster (the throbbing, off-kilter Italo-disco him of "4 U Blue"), the Balearic Italo-disco bliss of Richard Norris's "Glow", the dreamy, arpeggio-driven nu-disco warmth of Kooky and Damoon's "Walk Back Into My Life" and Sheffield stalwart Solid State's deep, epic revision of "Remnants" by Speed For Lovers.
22 Sep 18
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Cape Cod
Cape Cod - (8:30) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Two Chord Sangba - (6:42) 121 BPM
Sour Indian - (9:35) 104 BPM
Review: Paper Disco is the disco division of Paper Recordings, specialising in all things low slung and funk heavy. For their next edition, Leeds' Archie Presley is here with his first EP, following a storming debut on Trash The Wax. Here are three tracks of brilliantly produced, superior disco that are set to soundtrack the Summer. "Cape Cod" is sunkissed and funky soul explosion geared for some right hands in the air moments, while "Two Chord Sangba" takes things a bit deeper with Rhodes and plenty of latin drums and percussion fuelling this sexy late night jam. Finally, "Sour Indian" drops the BPMs on this lush and atmospheric serving of balearica.
10 May 18
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Phase Shift
Love Languages - (6:11) 115 BPM
Phase Shift - (6:30) 119 BPM
Galaxy Express - (5:57) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: From Beyond's "Old Steel" was one of the highlights of Paper Recordings' most recent Trash The Wax compilation (volume five, to be exact), so hopes are high for this first outing on the label's Paper Disco offshoot. Happily, opener "Love Languages" is something of a skewed, mind-altering dancefloor treat, with the producer building up intensity via regular changes to the track's angular acid bassline, alien synth lines (think Maurice Fulton's Syclops project, and you're close) and jazzy, swinging machine drums. Elsewhere, "Phase Shift" sounds like a Blade Runner-inspired nu-Italo banger, while similarly raw and analogue closer "Galaxy Express" pulses, throbs and pops in all the right places.
23 Mar 18
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Trash The Wax Vol 5
Fingerman - "Burnin' Sanders" (original mix) - (8:31) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Rayko - "Toxic Avenger" (mix 1) - (6:11) 114 BPM
Kris Ramea - "King" (original mix) - (6:51) 118 BPM
Minus The Majors - "The Mast" (original mix) - (7:20) 115 BPM
Feverfew - "Them Persians" (original mix) - (6:27) 115 BPM
Belabouche - "Random Events" (original mix) - (5:48) 115 BPM
Fantasy Love Affair - "Music Saved My Life" (original mix) - (5:39) 103 BPM
From Beyond - "Old Steel" (original mix) - (5:48) 117 BPM
K-Effect - "Controversy" (original mix) - (6:41) 117 BPM
Bruno Belissimo - "Handsome Music" (feat Cyen - extended mix) - (6:46) 122 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Why Do You Always Take Your Time?" (original mix) - (6:12) 114 BPM
Marma Boog - "Crazee" (original mix) - (5:10) 112 BPM
Seven People - "Tekakwitha Elevator" (Obscure Italo version) - (6:25) 120 BPM
Review: It's been almost eighteen months since the last instalment in Paper Recordings' superb Trash The Wax series, so this fifth volume is well overdue. As usual, bosses Ben Davis and Chris Massey have done a terrific job gathering together a sterling selection of hot-to-trot modern disco cuts from a mixture of heavy hitters and rising stars. Highlights include the Balearic bustle of Rayko's rubbery and groovy "Toxic Avenger (Mix 1)", the strobe-lit Italo-disco throb of Fever Few's "Them Persians", the Barry White style slow disco sensuality of "Music Saved My Life" by Fantasy Love Affair, the body-popping electrofunk/nu-disco fusion of From Beyond's "Old Steel" and the glistening, Clavinet-heavy bounce of Kooky and Damoon's standout "Why Do You Always Take Your Time?"
25 Jan 18
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From Sky (original mix) - (6:47) 125 BPM
Jupiter Box (original mix) - (5:46) 124 BPM
From Sky (Massey & Bull's Class Of 92 mix) - (6:11) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: London-based Seven People - actually a lone producer, rather than a collective - makes his Paper Disco bow with a solid EP of dancefloor-focused workouts. He begins with "From Sky", a deliciously colourful fusion of addictive Italian house style piano riffs, nu-disco electronics and rubbery electronic beats. Paper's in-house remixer Chris Massey joins forces with Homoelectric's Jamie Bull to deliver a steamy remix that pushes the track further towards rave revivalism territory, cleverly combining Seven People's bold piano riffs with skittish, hardcore-era house breakbeats. Arguably best of all, though, is "Jupiter Box", a slick and funk-fuelled electrofunk workout complete with addictive Clavinet riffs, squiggly synth solos, and Chic style disco guitars.
02 Mar 17
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Cosmic Japan
Cosmic Japan - (7:34) 119 BPM
Double Night Straight - (9:58) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Night Stratus - (5:54) 115 BPM
01 Dec 16
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Trash The Wax Vol  4
Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee - "Let's Move" (original mix) - (5:47) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Reggie Got Beats - "It's On Tonight" (feat Kari Eskild - 12" disco edit) - (6:07) 113 BPM
Electric Pendergrass - "Girls Like Me" (original mix) - (5:41) 105 BPM
DJ Rocca & Chris Massey - "The Trunk" (original mix) - (5:05) 110 BPM
Bruno Belissimo - "El Origen De Todo" (original mix) - (4:07) 103 BPM
2 Billion Beats - "Bob" (original mix) - (6:46) 120 BPM
B0ka - "Broedrene Hermanos" (original mix) - (6:59) 117 BPM
Cuz Electric - "Lullaby" (feat Megan Jones - original mix) - (6:45) 115 BPM
Daco - "I Heard It" (original mix) - (6:16) 118 BPM
Dagfest - "Love The Ooh" (original mix) - (4:05) 114 BPM
Deckard - "Gotta Love For You" (original mix) - (6:54) 120 BPM
Gold Boy - "Toxic Love" (original mix) - (7:03) 114 BPM
Ichisan - "Am Bam" (original mix) - (6:20) 120 BPM
James Rod - "Several Sideral" (original mix) - (5:10) 115 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Take Me Down" (feat Courtnay Reddy - original mix) - (6:43) 115 BPM
Kornum & Karma - "Think" (original mix) - (6:04) 123 BPM
Moerk - "Fuck Off, Freddie" (original mix) - (3:38) 118 BPM
Nutritious - "Fantasia" (original mix) - (7:31) 120 BPM
Pablo & Shoey - "Space Horns" (original mix) - (7:32) 119 BPM
Picotropico - "Time Will Tell" (feat J M Ledezma - original mix) - (7:35) 110 BPM
Situation - "Chuck The Souffle" (Das Bitter rework) - (9:08) 126 BPM
Solid State - "Can U Rock" (original mix) - (7:10) 118 BPM
Review: Paper Disco's Trash The Wax compilation series certainly offers a lot of bang for your buck. This fourth installment continues the trend, serving up 22 tried-and-tested dancefloor jams for disco-loving DJs. As usual, the selected tracks are a mixture of killer edits (Ed Wizard & Disco Double Dee, Solid State, Electric Pendergrass, DJ Rocca & Chris Massey), sparkling remixes (a tasty '80s electrofunk rework of Reggie Got Beats' "It's On Tonight" by Norwegian eccentric Ralph Myerz), and stellar original productions (see 2 Billion Beats' "Bob", Daco's Gladys Knight-sampling throb-job "I Heard It", Picotropico's decidedly Balearic "Time Will Tell"). There's possibly a little more Italo-disco on this edition, but that's no bad thing - especially as the arpeggio-heavy cuts showcased here are universally excellent.
10 Nov 16
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Kooky & Damoon: EP 2
There She Flies - (8:10) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
We Go Dancing - (5:56) 114 BPM
Take Me High - (6:42) 115 BPM
Played by: Chris Massey
Review: Kooky & Damoon return to Paper Disco, almost a year to the day since the release of their impressive debut EP. This time round, Niki Kand is around to land a hand, with her dreamy, improvised vocals being a highlight of all three tracks. Opener "There She Flies" offers the perfect balance between rubbery nu-disco, sun-kissed Balearica and Crazy P style deep disco, while "We Go Dancing" builds the action around sharp synth-strings, cut-glass guitar lines and Kand's hazy vocal. Arguably best of all, though, is "Take Me High", where the duo's eyes-closed guitar solos float over a throbbing, low-slung deep house groove.
07 Jul 16
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AMR - (5:22) 117 BPM
Kulturhuset - (5:55) 112 BPM
Mestringskatten - (5:33) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Played by: B.G. Baarregaard
Review: According to his SoundCloud account, Iceland born, Oslo-based, B.G. Baarregaard has accomplished many a milestone in his meteoric rise to modern disco fame and we'll take his word for it! The infectious and uplifting nu-disco of "AMR" is executed like only the Scandinavians can. "Kulturhuset" reminds us of another local legend such as Lindstrom; not at all a bad thing. Finally "Mestringkatten" (whatever that means!) is the smoothest and most deep offering on here; perfect for late hot summer nights when disco retroverts wanna get their groove on: look no further than this.
23 Jun 16
Funky/Club House
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Trash The Wax Vol 3
Soild State - "Philly Live" (Red Rack'em edit) - (6:52) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Kohib - "Talk To Me" (original mix) - (6:28) 120 BPM
Deckard - "The Warriors" (Deckard rework) - (5:40) 117 BPM
Gold Boy - "Rototoms" (original mix) - (7:43) 116 BPM
Dunn & Massey - "Red Room Disco" (4am At Homoelectric mix) - (7:58) 122 BPM
Skinny Dipp - "The Way You Are" (original mix) - (3:26) 100 BPM
Robot 84 - "Pump Me Up" (original mix) - (8:22) 115 BPM
Get Down Edits - "Makes You Fly" (original mix) - (6:20) 122 BPM
Julian Sanza - "The French Mistake" (original mix) - (7:15) 120 BPM
Beat Boy - "The 3.01 Chug" (original mix) - (7:51) 101 BPM
Flash Atkins - "If Anybody Gets Funked Up" (original mix) - (5:50) 127 BPM
SEEN ON TV - "Spiral" (original mix) - (6:07) 115 BPM
DJ Steevo - "Back Home From Disco" (original mix) - (7:40) 115 BPM
Smashed Atoms - "Holding On" (original mix) - (7:49) 110 BPM
Spleen Underground - "In Fun" (original mix) - (7:37) 105 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Trash The Funk" (Kooky mix) - (6:18) 110 BPM
Rave-enka - "Jensens Klubb For Dagdr?mmere" (original mix) - (9:15) 97 BPM
Will Tramp - "Trash The Wax Vol 3" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:28:39) 116 BPM
04 Feb 16
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Get A Taxi
Get A Taxi (original mix) - (5:21) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Get A Taxi (Goshawk remix) - (7:20) 114 BPM
Get A Taxi (Alkalino dub) - (8:00) 120 BPM
Get A Taxi (Love Drop remix) - (6:56) 114 BPM
Get A Taxi (Vampire Disco remix) - (5:10) 122 BPM
Review: Fresh from releases on Nang and Chopshop, Gloucestershire-based disco/boogie/deep house fusionists Situation pop up on Paper Disco. "Get A Taxi" is arguably one of their strongest tracks to date; a seductive fusion of bubbling P-funk synth lines, vintage electrofunk swing, smooth disco drums, heady vocals and just a little 21st century deep house flavour. Interestingly, it's this latter element that most of the remixers choose to focus on, with Alkalino, Goshawk and Vampire Disco all delivering nu disco-meets-deep house interpretations. Love Drop do things a little differently, serving up a warm, Balearic-inclined interpretation that doffs a cap towards jazzy, early noughties broken beat.
19 Nov 15
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Sunny Bigler (remixes)
Sunny Bigler - (8:22) 116 BPM
Sunny Bigler (Leftside Wobble remix) - (8:58) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Sunny Bigler (Sleazy McQueen remix) - (7:28) 118 BPM
Sunny Bigler (Fingerman rework) - (8:52) 118 BPM
Sunny Bigler (Peza remix) - (6:13) 116 BPM
17 Sep 15
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Kooky & Damoon EP
Loving Me Now (original mix) - (6:48) 118 BPM
Good For You (feat Thomas Butcher - original mix) - (7:18) 115 BPM
Loving Me Now (Neil Diablo's disco dub) - (5:13) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Loving Me Now (Dan Wainwright's Space Mushie Hippie mix) - (7:14) 110 BPM
Review: The Kooky and Damoon duo land on Paper Disco with their musical debut and they're in a mood to party thanks to these four golden, boogie-laced slices of dancefloor funk. "Loving Me Now" is a tune you could have one anywhere, at any time of the day - its bassline being instantly hummable - while "Good For You" features Thomas Butcher and it too has something of a poppy, memorable edge. You also get Neil Diablo's disco dub of "Loving Me Now" and Dan Wainwright's more progressive vision of the same track.
02 Jul 15
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Trash The Wax Vol 2
Alkalino - "Get On Down" (original mix) - (6:59) 121 BPM
2 Billion Beats - "Try It Out" (original mix) - (5:20) 118 BPM
The Balearic Beat Boy - "Waiting For Me" (Drop Acid remix) - (7:03) 100 BPM
Doc L Junior - "Let's Go (Never Been To Tokyo)" (original mix) - (9:27) 120 BPM
Flash Atkins - "The Jungle" (original mix) - (6:23) 104 BPM
Tuxxedo - "Down" (original mix) - (5:14) 113 BPM
Pablo & Shoey - "Love Feelin'" (original mix) - (7:11) 105 BPM
The Funk District - "Don't Stop" (original mix) - (7:42) 119 BPM
80's Child - "Overflowing" (original mix) - (8:37) 115 BPM
Yam Who - "Don't You Want My Love" (feat Natasha Watts - Massey's Paper Fold) - (6:33) 120 BPM
Kooky & Damoon - "Rhythm Of The Night" (original mix) - (7:17) 110 BPM
J Cub - "DTID" (original mix) - (6:46) 119 BPM
Pammin - "Boogie" (original mix) - (5:41) 120 BPM
Belabouche - "Mysterious Vibes" (Belabouche edit) - (5:53) 99 BPM
Leon Sweet - "Sunny Bigler" (original mix) - (8:22) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
SHMLSS - "Everything" (original mix) - (6:28) 118 BPM
Neil Diablo - "Melbs" (original mix) - (6:22) 116 BPM
Somerville & Wilson - "Frozen Rooms" (original mix) - (7:59) 107 BPM
Trash The Wax Vol 2 (continuous DJ mix) - (2:02:38) 117 BPM
Review: Fresh from the runaway success of his brilliant "Sunny Bigler" single, Leon Sweet has been installed as the man behind the decks for the second volume of Paper Disco's Trash The Wax series. Sweet's two-hour DJ mix is excellent, of course, but it's the unmixed tracks - a combination of unheard bits and recent Paper gems - that make this compilation essential. Expect a range of re-edits and original tracks that variously touch on nu-disco, Italo, boogie and, of course, house. Highlights are plentiful, and include a trippy slow acid version of The Balearic Beat Boy's "Waiting For Me", a typically rubbery mid-80s soul re-cit from 80s Child, and a killer, filter-heavy rework of Melba Moore by Neil Diablo.
20 Apr 15
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Secrets - (8:11) 107 BPM
Automatic - (6:30) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Ego - (6:36) 124 BPM
Review: Scott 'Robot 84' Ferguson has previously worked with Yam Who man Andy Williams, but has apparently gone solo on this first single since 2013. Dedicated to the more electronic side of disco - with clear house and Balearic influences, of course - Ferguson drops a trio of floor-friendly gems for Paper Disco. The title track is the real killer, with appealing synth melodies and woozy, near Balearic chords riding a hard-wired, Italo style arpeggio. "Automatic" is a bouncy nu-disco number with clear deep house influences and more analogue-sounding synthesizers, while "Ego" sees him explore the world of classic dub house via ricocheting
16 Apr 15
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Le Deepend
Le Deepend - (5:41) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Heatwave - (6:40) 116 BPM
05 Mar 15
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Partysvenskenes Dans
Partysvenskenes Dans (original mix) - (6:47) 123 BPM
(Got Me) Runnin' (original mix) - (6:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Konur Og Karlar (original mix) - (6:53) 120 BPM
(Got Me) Runnin' (dub mix) - (6:38) 118 BPM
Review: Given he currently resides in Oslo, it's perhaps unsurprising that "Partysvenskenes Dans", the lead cut on the Icelandic producer's first outing on Paper Disco, has a breezy, Scandolearic disco feel. In fact, with its cheery, Arp-style synth melodies, chugging groove and subtle acid touches, it sounds like a tribute to Todd Terje's mighty "Inspector Norse". "Konur Og Kalar" is reminiscent of material on Prins Thomas's Oslo-based Full Pupp label, too. Perhaps the most arresting track, though, is "(Got Me) Runnin". Available in two versions (including a tremendously Balearic sounding Dub), it's a pumping deep house/nu-disco hybrid that makes great use of sampled disco vocals and spine-tingling pianos.
05 Feb 15
Deep House
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Real Change
Real Change (version 1) - (6:50) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Real Change (version 2) - (6:43) 118 BPM
Do Ya Love - (5:31) 118 BPM
Review: Paper Disco continues its mission to blur the boundaries between deep house and disco with a solid three-tracker from Irishmen Keep Schtum and DJ Bubbles. There are two distinct takes on lead cut "Real Change", with Version 1 layering fluid synths and hazy deep house textures over a classic disco rhythm. Version 2 wanders more towards straight-up deep house territory, adding some subtle disco guitars and hazy, cut-up vocal samples to the loopy, riff-heavy groove. There's an even more old-fashioned deep house feel about "Do Ya Love", whose muted pianos ride a groove that recalls memories of early '90s UK house releases and classic Nu Groove 12"s.
19 Jun 14
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Puttin' Some Stank On It
Funk It - (6:02) 128 BPM
Down To The Bone - (7:43) 106 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Big Bass - (6:34) 110 BPM
Review: Following a trio of much-lauded re-edit singles on their own Fatty Fatty Phonographics imprint, Irish duo Pablo & Shoey have hooked up with Manchester's Paper Disco to present their first foray into original production. Their style - blending their own synths, chords and grooves with all manner of samples from classic disco, Italo and electrofunk jams - is both attractive and floor-friendly, as ably demonstrated by the celebratory feel of horn-toting electrofunk slammer "Funk It". There's a little more sleaze to the '80s electro-meets-A Certain Ratio flex of "Down To The Bone", while "Big Bass" makes a bona fide dancefloor slammer out of some hectic, Quando Quango-ish percussion, silly Fairlight stabs, and a chunky electric bassline. Oh, and sampled dog noises.
05 Jun 14
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Miss Ya
Miss Ya (original mix) - (8:44) 110 BPM
Miss Ya (GoGo Time mix) - (8:05) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Paper Recordings continue to explore their own, unique interpretation of disco in fine style with this newie from Research. "Miss Ya' Is an odd foray into Balearica, when Balearic meant a little bit of everything thrown into the mix. Echoing the eccentric nature of Trevor Horn's best productions, the original mix fuses a slo-mo body music groove with bluesy guitar, laid back drums and blissed out synth washes. Meanwhile on the digital flipside, the GoGo Time mix strips everything back to a sleazy punk funk crawler.
01 May 14
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Trash The Wax Volume 1
Neil Diablo - "Give It Up" - (6:13) 115 BPM
2 Billion Beats - "See Us Through" (feat Mariette Smith) - (8:28) 105 BPM
Late Nite Tuff Guy - "I've Been Thinkin Bout You" - (6:49) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Richard Seaborne - "Is This Acid?" - (8:17) 117 BPM
Keep Schtum - "Holding On" (original mix) - (5:11) 118 BPM
Chris Massey - "Howards Hardware" (original mix) - (6:20) 119 BPM
Pablo & Shoey - "Raw Human Emotion - Part 2" - (7:09) 119 BPM
Rubberlips - "Inspiration" (feat Jessica Frank) - (5:54) 100 BPM
Gran Turismo - "The Peach" (original mix) - (5:01) 106 BPM
Fingerman - "Feel The Groove" - (9:18) 113 BPM
Ste Spandex - "Into Myself" - (6:39) 110 BPM
Mezman - "Dead Line" - (6:15) 114 BPM
Check The Guns - "Slave To Me" - (5:05) 110 BPM
Daco - "Something For The Weekend" - (7:41) 111 BPM
Research - "Shape The System" - (5:32) 115 BPM
Leon Sweet - "So Hot" - (7:14) 116 BPM
Various - "Trash The Wax - Volume 1" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:04:28) 117 BPM
Review: Paper Recordings' reputation precedes them in house circles. Now however, they've bitten the bullet and dived into the deep end of the disco pool with this compilation (on sub label Paper Disco) of current nu-disco producers and edit heroes. It's a brave comp that tackles every interpretation of disco, including 2 Billion Beats' deep '80s synth groover "See Us Through", Richard Seabourne's bizarre funk-goes-doomy 303 workout "This Is Acid" and Mezman's bass heavy, dream-pad odyssey. We're looking forward to plenty more disco thrills from this new stable!
06 Mar 14
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How Does It Feel (remixes)
How Does It Feel (feat Lidolido - original mix) - (4:00) 122 BPM
How Does It Feel (Pete Herbert mix) - (6:50) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
How Does It Feel (Richard Seaborne mix) - (6:43) 124 BPM
27 Feb 14
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Like Never Before
Like Never Before (original mix) - (3:16) 120 BPM
Like Never Before (2 Billion Beats mix) - (5:20) 124 BPM
Like Never Before (Ste Spandex live hardware mix) - (5:36) 118 BPM
Like Never Before (Sleazy McQueen mix) - (5:58) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: 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!
11 Nov 13
Funky/Club House
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Drift Days & Disco Nights
Got It All - (3:22) 108 BPM
How Does It Feel (feat Lidolido) - (4:00) 122 BPM
Like Never Before - (3:16) 120 BPM
TBG Life - (1:10) 116 BPM
Main Girl - (1:33) 104 BPM
Once I Thought - (3:20) 111 BPM
They Never Gonna Get It - (2:21) 118 BPM
It's Back - (2:45) 97 BPM
Find A Way - (4:04) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Up There Somewhere - (3:36) 133 BPM
Be For Me (feat Maya Vik) - (1:34) 115 BPM
Drifting - (3:22) 76 BPM
You Keep Me In The Groove - (3:03) 114 BPM
11 Oct 13
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Once I Thought
Once I Thought - (3:20) 111 BPM
Once I Thought (Prins Thomas Disko Miks) - (12:01) 111 BPM
Once I Thought (Chris Massey mix) - (6:31) 111 BPM
Once I Thought (Leon Sweet's Wizard mix) - (7:02) 111 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Once I Thought (Flash Atkins mix) - (5:20) 111 BPM
Played by: FINGERMAN
23 Sep 13
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Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Proviant Audio's Next Level Disco mix) - (6:10) 115 BPM
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Brennan Green remix) - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Atella's Love Boat mix) - (6:33) 120 BPM
11 Nov 11
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Hey Let's Do It!
Hey Let's Do It! (radio mix) - (4:19) 103 BPM
Hey Let's Do It! (DATG mix) - (5:56) 116 BPM
Hey Let's Do It! (Jay Shepheard remix) - (6:52) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hey Let's Do It! (Daco remix) - (5:08) 110 BPM
29 Jun 11
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Proviant Audio Sampler
Spring Is Here - (1:44) 132 BPM
Hey Let's Do It! - (6:32) 103 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
All This Time - (4:07) 112 BPM
Starten P Alt - (8:16) 91 BPM
13 Jun 11
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Slutten Pa Alt
Slutten Pa Alt (Ralph Myerz Norwegian Kiss mix) - (6:45) 110 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Slutten Pa Alt (Leftside Wobble remix) - (8:41) 110 BPM
Slutten Pa Alt (Flash Atkins remix) - (6:07) 110 BPM
Played by: RalphMyerz
06 Jun 11
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Real Love Tastes Like This!
Spring Is Here - (1:44) 132 BPM
Starten Pa Alt - (8:16) 91 BPM
All This Time - (4:07) 112 BPM
In The Jungle - (4:37) 91 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Hey Let's Do It! - (6:32) 103 BPM
High Five - (5:03) 120 BPM
Who's Got Soul - (5:28) 96 BPM
Play Your Own Game - (4:11) 100 BPM
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born - (4:37) 120 BPM
Slutten Pa Alt - (7:22) 110 BPM
Is It Over - (3:51) 113 BPM
06 Jun 10
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