One of the most loved UK soulful labels, PAPA RECORDS, celebrate 15 glorious years of brilliant musical output with their special anniversary compilation ‘PLAY IT LIKE PAPA’.
Established in 2002 in East London by producer/DJ OLI LAZARUS, PAPA 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.
‘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, along with a giant digital download release including 120 catalogue gems!
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, MONIQUE BINGHAM, OSUNLADE, SIMON GREY, RICHARD EARNSHAW, RESTLESS SOUL and so many more.
Favourite songs such as ‘THE LIGHT’, ‘BUTTERFLIES’, ‘THE RAIN’ and ‘CAN’T STOP’ come from label's homegrown band REEL PEOPLE on some of their acclaimed collaborations with vocalists ANGELA JOHNSON, DYANNA FEARON, VANESSA FREEMAN and SHARLENE HECTOR, among others.
‘PLAY IT LIKE PAPA’ also features tracks from upcoming talents SEBB JUNIOR and SAISON, whose ‘HOW YOU FEEL’ is an exclusive new track available on digital download of the album.
“Can’t believe how quickly the last 15 years have gone. We have had some real ups and downs but it’s always been such a huge rush presenting music under our Papa banner. Thanks to everyone who has been part of the journey. Here’s to the next 15 years!!” - OLI LAZARUS
One particular artist who has worked very closely with PAPA over the years is the legendary DJ SPINNA, who has released and remixed for label on tracks such as ‘WE CAN CHANGE THIS WORLD’, ‘LIVING MY LIFE’, ‘BACK 2 U’ and his acclaimed ‘INTERGALACTIC SOUL’ and more. So who better to put on DJ mix duty for this special album than the Brooklyn deck wizard himself! Fasten your seat belts as DJ SPINNA takes us on a PAPA excursion delivering 3 superb exclusive journeys into each genre.
"As time progresses and musical fads come and go, Papa Records remains true to all things soulful across many musical genres. They've are a trustworthy name for music that touches emotions and speaks to the heart of the people.” - DJ SPINNA