Blue Material is a new project formed by Canadian singer and multi-instrumentalist Thom Gillies. The debut self-titled release is a lo-fi pop album that fuses itself through the sorrows and triumphs of a love lost in a city slowly being transformed by capitalism. The gritty and terse tracking approach was inspired heavily by overlooked, late 70’s funk tracks by artists like Universal Togetherness Band, Evan’s Pyramid and Cloud One.
“Personal” was originally slated to appear on the Blue Material album but was left off to be released as a follow up single. The track is an up-tempo funk song with an influential disco feel, almost reminiscent of early Chic or Prince demos.
This year Paper Recordings , at the heart of the rave since 1994, celebrates its 25th anniversary. It is one of the most respected independent label on the scene with more than 2000 releases to date, ranging from the Deep House to the Disco , including the Balearic and the Pop with more than 600 artists, producers and remixers from all over the world.
Paper celebrates this anniversary with a compilation 'Best of' , prepared by two of their most influential artists: Crazy P and Flash Atkins .
Crazy P delivers a personal vision of the catalogue, giving a brilliant representation of the rich history of Paper Recordings '. Ancient pieces from the great House era and some recent pieces slip into this compilation with Ny*ak and Rave-enka .
Flash Atkins is the irreverent alter-ego of the label's boss Ben Davis . He has been in charge of the labels' A & Rs since 2008 and produces some of their most beautiful musical moments. His selection ranges from the favourites of the label Daco , Richard Seaborne & Leon Sweet to the forgotten gems of Mr Tea and Space Coast .
These two selections show that Paper Recordings' quality control has not weakened for 25 years and there is no reason to stop for the next 25.
Hit the above link to listen the full two part compilation.
PREMIERE: Dirty Jesus - Don't Fuck With My Shit (Da Floor Mix)[Paper Recordings]
A few weeks ago we discovered Cvd's new single "Mr Fuego". The Parisian offered us a non-stop flight alongside his double Jet Setter and a few rhythm boxes calibrated for the occasion. You have to take this track as a good omen since it is the precursor of a series of singles to appear on MENACE.
A destroyer of the German scene since 2007, the duo COMA had been making noise since 2008 with a first eponymous EP released by Firm and then a second "Crystal" the following year signed with Kompakt Records , the leading figure on the German electronic scene.
It is in 2013 that Georg Conrad & Marius Bubat release "In Technicolor" their first album still on Kompakt & concretize their status of revelation of the German Electronica scene with some bombs like "Missing Pieces" , "Les Dilletantes" or "Hooooray" which did not take a ride in 2019.
Two personalities with egos at the height of their talent in the service of an Electronica sound impregnated with Pop and tinged with German House & Techno influences halfway between WEVAL & Kalabrese .
Since "In Technicolor" COMA has been able to talk about themselves again with "Atlantis" in 2014 & "The Side Of Paradise" in 2016 and is back more grandiose than ever with a new album "Voyage Voyage" scheduled for November 22.
2 singles and a clip have already been released to announce the color of the album, "Snurrebassen" an electronic journey with a devastating bass in the line of "My Orbit" and "A Train" , a magnificent Pop Electronica ballad that allows the Colognese duo to glimpse a new horizon that seems to mark a memorable return.
COMA will be back on stage in the fall with a European tour that will logically start in Berlin on November 28th. Having seen the duo live in Bordeaux 5 years ago, we guarantee you an experience as impressive as ours.
The upcoming album 'Voyage Voyage' is available for pre order right here → https://COMA.lnk.to/VoyageVoyage