Flash Atkins – Collaborations EP # 1 - Paper Recording - PAPD49

Oh Hello Sailor ...... Flash Atkins in the house ... Superhero or just skank from the North .. Feel like i know his trademark well educated house licks , must be at least 3 years getting quality music to review and radio promo. This release see's him dropping in to the backyard of good mates Paper Recordings. Flash as ever with super human powers rallies up an impressive selsection of tunes. He calls openly on all good things northen to forward their support in these dangerous times of modern day electronica. The Various Artists tracklist is very impressive\
1. Flash Atkins & 2 Billion Beats – Wilco- Like an ol spaghetti western styl that has taken some acid and started a techno label .. Twisted quality from bent as minds .! Nice work Chaps
2. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant- Sick beats that have live elements from Vocal chants to warm symbols and drums
3. Flash Atkins & CP – Malawi Chant (Dub) - Stripped back dub that will be getting a slamming from me , certainly going to appeal to the likes of the great Giles Peterson, ethnic enough to rumble the best alternative set's
4. Flash Atkins & Havana Candy – Calieo Square - Ibiza terrace sunset session being screamed from the nipples of a scantly clad beach babe on the white isle....

Paper Recordings Press Words 
"Flash Atkins is a hero to some but a waste of taxpayers money to most. Between drinking, smoking, drugging and drinking again he has found time to get in the studio with some fellow producers from the Paper stable.

He goes head to head with young bucks and 80s house merchants 2 Billion Beats in a tribute to legendary guitarist, Wilco Johnson. Starting with a sampled Dr Feelgood bass it builds up with acid tweeks and arps before the NRG turns it in to a 70s pub rock / Giorgio Moroder / house hybrid.

Next up Flash enlists Hebden Bridge local hero, DJ and promoter CP (known to his Mum as Chris Price). They have enlisted the cream of Yorkshire’s musicians with live keys, trumpet, percussion and bass for a soulful afro house sound which takes off when the pads come in the second half. And chant of the title is a group of men singing on their way to work that was recorded by Flash in Malawi (true story)

The dub keeps the bones of the track but adds electronics for an arpeggiated deep house mix with enough grunt to satisfy the most heads down floors. It ebbs and flows as synths and reverbs filter in and out and a piano give it a techno hook.

Finally Flash hooks up with Havana Candy (recently spotted on Tusk Wax as Causa) for Calieo Square. This is a deeper and dreamier affair that sounds like the Wamdue Kids in their heyday. Shimmering percussion, synth washes, analogue keys and arps weave a deep house soundscape for heads and feet alike
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Heres a cheeky lil Flash Summer Mix For Your Pleasure as well

Out June 20