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One of the most loved UK soulful labels, Papa Records is celebrating 15 years!

Established in 2002 in East London by producer/DJ Oli Lazarus, Papa Records quickly established themselves as one the best labels for soulful music. Sticking true to their sound, they have gone from strength to strength releasing approximately 100 singles and nearly 50 albums to date.  Today, they’ve announced a special compilation to mark the occasion ‘Play It Like Papa’ is a true celebration of the label’s timeless musical output, available as a triple CD, divided into Broken Beat & Nu Jazz, Soulful House and Deep House & House genres, all mixed by DJ Spinna – who has had a long legacy with the label and released such tracks as ‘We Can Change This World’, ‘Living My Life’, ‘Back To You’ and his acclaimed ‘Intergalactic Soul’ album.

The track list boasts a huge list of cuts from heavyweight international shakers including; Blaze, Faze Action, Eli Escobar, Dennis Ferrer, Atjazz, Tony Momrelle, Dario D’Attis, Bugz In the Attic, Jon Cutler, Matthias ‘Matty’ Heilbronn, Osunlade, Simon Grey, Richard Earnshaw, Restless Soul and so many more.


Track Listing
CD1 – Broken Beat & Nu Jazz
1. Simon Grey – The Galáctica Suite (Original Mix)
2. Eli Escobar – Seein You (Original Mix)
3. Reel People feat. Sharlene Hector – The Rain (Original Mix)
4. DJ Spinna feat. Heavy – We Can Change This World (Original Mix)
5. Reel People feat. Jag – Second Guess (Da Lata Remix)
6. Jon Cutler feat. Sarah Anne Webb – Dawn (Afronaut Reconstruction)
7. Blaze – Sapporo
8. Faze Action presents Orto feat. Vanessa Freeman – Waiting Is Over (Original Mix)
9. Reel People feat. Vanessa Freeman – The Light (Original Mix)
10. Reel People feat. Darien – Upside (Bugz Upside Mix)
11. Matthias ‘Matty’ Heilbronn feat. Monique Bingham – Go Getter (Soulflower Mix)
12. Alison David – Dreams (Afronaut Mix)
13. Yam Who? feat. Noel Mckoy – Summertime (NSM Summertime ’09 Mix feat. special guest Leroy Burgess)
14. Play It Like Papa (Soul, Broken Beat & Nu Jazz – Mixed by DJ Spinna)

CD2 – Soulful House

1. Reel People feat. Angela Johnson – In The Sun (Yoruba Soul Remix)
2. The Realm feat. Tony Momrelle – Time (The Realm Vocal Mix
3. Alison David – Dreams (The Layabouts Vocal Mix)
4. Da Lata feat. Diabel Cissokho – This Is Not Your Job (Da Lata House Mix)
5. Reel People feat. Dyanna Fearon – Butterflies (restless Soul’s Soul Heaven Mix)
6. Osunalde feat. Maiya James – Same Thing (Atjazz Remix)
7. DJ Spinna feat. Selan – Back 2 U (The Realm Remix)
8. Everyday People – Simmer Down (House Vox)
9. Reel People feat. Jag – Second Guess (Grant Nelson Remix)
10. The Realm & V – One Chance (The Realm House Vox)
11. Simon Grey – The Galáctica Suite (4tothefloor Mix)
12. Reel People feat. Angela Johnson – Can’t Stop (Dennis F’s Falling 4 U Mix)
13. Domu presents Pete Simpson – Look A Little Further (MuthaFunkaz 12” Vocal Mix)
14. Play It Like Papa (Soulful House – Mixed by DJ Spinna)

CD3 – Deep House & House

1. Sebb Junior – This Sound Rocks My Body
2. Blaze – Celestine Prophecy
3. Eli Escobar – Seein You (Saison Remix)
4. Jon Cutler – I’ll Take You (Richard Earnshaw Re-Beat Edit)
5. Aki Bergen feat. Carmen Sherry – Into My Soul (Spiritchaser Remix)
6. The Realm feat. Choklate – I’ll Let It (Aki Bergen Dub-O-Matic Mix)
7. Saison – The Dukes
8. The Realm – When In Rome
9. Saison – Caught Up
10. Oreja – Vazilando (Main Mix)
11. Os Malandros – Para Na Wey (Rainy City Music Mix)
12. Urban Sound Lab feat. Ursula Rucker – Be Gone (Dario D’Attis Retro Mix)
13. Play It Like Papa (Deep House & House – Mixed by DJ Spinna)

‘Play It Like Papa (15 Years Of Papa Records)’ will be released on 24th November 2017.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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