Paper Recordings’ new podcast series Paper Talk is locked, loaded and ready to launch. Its a longform chat with music people we love and admire, hosted by Ben Davis as he takes them through their careers and anywhere else the conversation leads.
Paper Talk # 8 - Rob Da Bank
Rob Da Bank has been pioneering all things leftfield through his BBC radio shows and the Sunday Best club nights. Out of that grew Bestival and Camp Bestival, setting the template for boutique festivals with their forward thinking line-ups, innovative ideas and fancy dress.
Ben Davis and Rob chew the cud on wild swimming, David Lynch, meditation, booking festivals, Norway, radio and plenty more.
David Lynch Explains Transcendental Meditation - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Em3XplqnoF4
Rob Da Bank on Worldwide FM - https://worldwidefm.net/show/rob-da-bank/
Camp Bestival - https://www.campbestival.net/
Sunday Best - https://www.sundaybest.net/
Paper Talk # 7 - Sally Rogers
Sally Rogers, along with Steve Jones has been one of dance music’s pioneers as production outfit, A Man Called Adam. They have been pushing forward since the late 80s when they helped define the ‘Balearic’ sound with their record label Other Records and up to today with sound installations and studio experimentation. Ben and Sally chat about the major label days, creativity, their new album and production with plenty of conversational left turns.
Her dog had a lot to say too, woof woof.
Paper Talk # 6 - Justin Robertson
Man of style, DJ, producer, artist, novelist and renaissance man for the age, Justin has been at the forefront of club culture since acid house struck. He was responsible for groundbreaking Manchester clubs Konspiracy and Spice that set him on the way to become one of the UK’s most respected jocks, equally at home playing psychedelia, reggae or blistering techno and house.
Ben Davis and Justin talk about his new novel The Tangle, the early Manchester days, superstar DJs, painting and clubs after COVID.
Paper Talk # 5 - DJ Paulette
DJ Paulette is the iconic Manchester DJ who has blazed a trail through dance music since first picking up headphones over twenty-five years ago. She has beaten the path to European hotspots like Ibiza, Paris and London in the clubs and on the radio, culminating in the Lowry's Homebird exhibition. The conversation covers how she got started, the gay scene in the rainy city, AIDS, being a female DJ, metal bras, glittery knickers, dry cleaning and lots more.
Paper Talk #4 - HiFi Sean
HiFi Sean talks through the many stages of his career with Ben Davis including starting out in the Bellshill scene, the big time with The Soup Dragons, hitting the doldrums and getting an album full of amazing guests. Throw in plenty of celebrity anecdotes and you’ve got a great conversation and insight into one of the unsung heroes of modern disco.
Paper Talk #3 - Sahel Sounds
Ben Davis has a chat to Christopher Kirkley about his label Sahel Sounds, that specialises in music from the Southern Sahara. He started it ten years ago after a prolonged trip through Mauritians, Mali and Niger and has built up a roster of field recordings and artists that range from desert blues, synthwave, and garage afro to rock and electronics. They talk touring in Europe, visas, labelling music, Bluetooth distribution, film making and all things Sahel Sounds.
A great listen!
Was a great listen, thoroughly enjoyed every minute! Very much look forward to hearing more from Ben at Paper Recordings!!
Two thumbs good!
Great start with two awesome guests in Bill and Colleen. It’s safe to say they’ve been there and done it so can talk knowledgeably about the history of dance music. Ben has been around the block too so it all adds up to make a hugely entertaining and informative show. Looking forward to hearing more!
What a treat
I slightly struggle with listening to people talk online, I like to barrage my senses with music or something visual BUT I started listening to the brand new Bill Brewster ‘Paper Talk’ episode with Ben Davis from Paper Recordings and smashed it in one sitting.
What an absolute treat. The knowledge and insight from both Ben and Bill had me totally hooked. Bill is a rare gem and a national treasure and what a life that man has had. I’m not envious at all. I learnt a lot, in fact I’m still name checking and researching.
Brilliantly researched Ben is the perfect host and thankfully kept pace with Bill’s incredible life story. Inspirational. Next, Colleen 'Cosmo' Murphy, I’m going in!
An easy 10/10.