Weedyman – Kanaga’s Revenge

April 4, 2015 in Singles

Weedyman Kanaga's Revenge Paper Recordings“Warped-out sub-tropical house music” is how the hype sheet describes this latest from the legendary Paper Recordings.

Three tracks in a total of four mixes to choose from. BMBJ is up first, an almost slo-mo affair with a druggy, Afro-tinged feel that means it’d play nicely with Desos’s remix of Rosenhaft below, and a decidely old skool-sounding main synth riff. Onda Ondo Anda, up next, is an epic, Detroit-y affair that’d sound right at home in Garnier DJ set. But the standout for yours truly is Feel It, which rocks a very familiar vocal sample from back in the proverbial day, and which is presented in two mixes: the slow n’ sleazy Original which has a definite air of early Chi-town deepness about it, and an ever-so-slightly livelier, boogie-tinged Double Drop Remix from Leon Sweet.

Out: This week

About: Find Paper Recordings on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.

Leon Sweet/2 Billion Beats – Show You/Noise In Your Eye

July 14, 2013 in Singles

smallsmallManchester’s mighty Paper Recordings celebrate their 150th release with a ‘double EP’… not quite sure how that works to be honest but anyway, what you get are one track from Leon Sweet, in four mixes, and two from 2 Billion Beats.

Starting with Mr Sweet’s offering then, Show You features one Cristabella May on vocals, and is in its original form a mid-paced deep houser with disco leanings that wouldn’t sound out of place on an album by sometime labelmates Crazy P(enis). The Dean ‘Sunshine’ Smith Mix is an anthemic, piano-led rub that’s got ‘Ibeefa’ written all over it, the Ron Basejam Mix is one for sweaty soul basements and features added breathy flute action, while Leon himself supplies a Dub just for good measure. As for the 2 Billion Beats cuts, Noise In Your Eye (described on the hype sheets as “a BIG floor disco track that plugs an LCD Soundsystem-shaped hole”) is a struttin’ nu-disco jam with added hands-in-the-air pianos, while Full Moon Boogie is in a similar vein but kinda bigger and raunchier… and with an epic breakdown just after the four-minute mark.

Out: These have been available for a couple of weeks on Juno but are out everywhere this week.

About: You can find Paper on Soundcloud, on Facebook or at their own website.