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.
PAPDLS 183
05 Feb 15
Deep House
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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.
PAPDLS 217
23 Jun 16
Funky/Club House
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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.
PAPDS 263
26 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDS 255
05 Dec 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 235
23 Mar 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 221
01 Dec 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 170
19 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 196
02 Jul 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 214
07 Jul 16
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDD 273
27 Nov 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDS 242
13 Mar 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 237
10 May 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Le Deepend - (5:41) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Heatwave - (6:40) 116 BPM
PAPDLS 184
05 Mar 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDS 269
26 Jun 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 169
05 Jun 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 158
27 Feb 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 153
23 Sep 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 113
13 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 116
29 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Proviant Audio's Next Level Disco mix) - (6:10) 115 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Brennan Green remix) - (7:04) 120 BPM
   
Take Me Back To When I Wish I Was Born (Atella's Love Boat mix) - (6:33) 120 BPM
PAPDLS124
11 Nov 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 117
06 Jun 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLA 155
11 Oct 13
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLA 021
06 Jun 10
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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!
PAPDLS 157
11 Nov 13
Funky/Club House
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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.
PAPDLS 167
01 May 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 185
16 Apr 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 218
02 Mar 17
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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.
PAPDLS 198
19 Nov 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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
PAPDLS 192
17 Sep 15
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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!
PAPDLA 164
06 Mar 14
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Various
   
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.
PAPDLA 176
20 Apr 15
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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" (feat Danielle Moore - 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 Dagdroemmere" (original mix) - (9:15) 97 BPM
   
Will Tramp - "Trash The Wax, Vol 3" (continuous DJ mix) - (1:28:39) 116 BPM
Review: The first two volumes of Paper Recordings' Trash The Wax series both flew off the (virtual) shelves, thanks in no small part to their on-point selections of modern disco in all its' glorious forms. This third installment is, if anything, even stronger. Beginning with Red Rack'em's killer rework of Solid State's cut-up disco classic "Philly Live", the 17-track collection variously touches on psychedelic disco-rock (Deckard), sweaty, homoerotic disco-acid (Dunn and Massey's filthy "Red Room Disco"), baggy revivalist disco-funk (Skinny Dipp), hustlin' edits (Get Down Edits), synth-laden nu-disco (Julian Sanza), and contemporary Scandolearic treats (Rave-Enka). In other words, it's a hugely strong collection of modern disco treats.
PAPDLA 199
04 Feb 16
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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.
PAPDLA 220
10 Nov 16
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Bill Brewster - "Foster Parent" (original mix) - (6:37) 100 BPM
   
Kooky & Damoon - "Funkin' Bumpin'" (original mix) - (5:47) 124 BPM
   
Girls Of The Internet - "Slurry" (original mix) - (6:07) 118 BPM
   
Yam Who Jaegerossa - "Delirium" (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/Sophie De L'Ivresse - "Don Celsius" (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
PAPDA 267
16 Jul 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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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?"
PAPDLA 234
25 Jan 18
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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.
PAPDA 241
22 Sep 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
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