Dave Lee / Pockets / Jakatta / Roland Wrightangle / Doug Willis Attack The Dancefloor Vol.18 Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records - EP 4 Dave Lee Part Four in a series of 12” vinyl EP’s celebrating 30 years of Z Records and the legendary Dave Lee. Featuring sought-after tracks and remixes by, Joey Negro, Horse Meat Disco, The Sunburst Band, Mistura, The Revenge and The Reflex. First up, Dave Lee joins forces with London's super disco collective, Horse Meat Disco to rework the classic, 'Candidate For Love'. This 2014 debut collaboration for Dave and HMD also features long-time Sunburst Band vocalists Diane Charlemagne and Donna Gardier. Kendra's original downtempo version of 'Smile' was a monster on the UK soul scene. JN gives it a housed up mix for the A2 with a clear nod to the classic Suburban sound of Musto and Simonelli. On the B side, South African goddess Letta Mbulu has one of her classics, ‘Kilimanjaro’, reworked by edit royalty The Revenge before The Sunburst Band - The Secret Life of Us gets that magic touch from another standout re-edit wizard The Reflex. Z Records 12"
Dave Lee / The Sunburst Band / Joey Negro / Prospect Park / Jakatta Attack The Dancefloor Special Remix EP The 17th in our Attack The Dancefloor Series that is always a strictly vinyl affair. This time we’ve got some exclusive remixes to dish out in this Special Remix edition of the series. First up we got the Freerange boss in to remix the classic Sunburst Band track ‘He Is’. The mighty Jimpster has turned in a rich and sublime mix that truly deserves to be called Deep House. Warm Rhodes licks twinkle over deep kicks dubbed out guitars and hazy echoes. The whole track is drenched in Jimpster's deft touch as a producer and we think this is one of his best remixes. A Heavenly rework you might say. Next up is a long lost remix from Andrés of ‘I Recoginise’ by Joey Negro. Never before released this was unearthed deep within a hard drive in the ZR vaults, now seeing the light of day it deserves. Andrés does what you would expect of him delivering a bass heavy MPC driven rework, utilising the synth lines and vocoder to great effect Fresh off a run of hot remixes for Glitterbox is Razor n Tape’s JKriv who turns the disco arpeggios up to 11 with his soaring remix of Prospect Park’s ’The Kinda Love’ complete with live strings and percussion. Last but not least, The Visions’s dreamy piano led remix of the classic 'My Vision' by Jakatta featuring none other than Seal on lead vocals. Z Records 12"
Leroy Burgess / Dave Lee One Plus One An unearthed and unreleased Leroy Burgess tape from the same sessions as ‘Heartbreaker’ finally sees the light of day with three brand new mixes from the legendary Dave Lee. Last year when searching though the Salsoul archive Dave Lee came across a Leroy Burgess tape which contained a song called ‘One + One’ that he didn't recognise the title of. On the off chance it could be something interesting Dave got the tape digitised when he heard it quickly realised this wasn’t some out take but a killer tune. He contacted Mr Burgess to ask him if he knew why this song had never been released, Leroy was overjoyed when he heard that ‘One + One’ had been unearthed after 35 years of going missing. It turned out that it was recorded in the same sessions as Leroy’s classic ‘Heartbreaker’ for an album that never came out but the tape had somehow been lost and he’d given up hope of it ever being located. ‘One + One’ is Leroy on top form in his prime with the full team of New York musicians who featured on many of his classics (Jocelyn Brown, Melissa Morgan, Stan Lucas, Sonny Davenport, James Calloway). Mr Lee has given the song three brand new mixes, a full vocal, Dub and reprise. If you’re Burgess fan this is an essential as it gets. Z Records 12"
Dave Lee Presents 30 Years of Z Records EP 1 Dave Lee Celebrating 30 years in the game for Z Records with a series of 12” vinyl EP’s containing some of the most sought-after remixes from the esteemed Z back catalogue. Part 1 sees highly desired cuts from Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Patrice Rushden, Akabu, Andre Lodemann, Hot Toddy, Sean McCabe and Atjazz. First up, Joey Negro’s incredible Extended Disco Mix of Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard, housed on the ‘Remixed With Love By Joey Negro (Part A)’ EP currently only attainable if you’re willing to part with £100+. Andre Lodemann’s remix of Akabu - Another World takes the second spot, a jazzy, synth laden house groover from the 2010 Summer Sampler EP that goes for up to £40 on the second-hand market. On the flip side, Crazy P’s Hot Toddy provides the goods with a driving, funk remix of The Sunburst Band - Taste The Groove. Previously found on the limited edition 2013 RSD remix EP, it’s been trading hands for close to three figures. Finally, a Joey Negro edit of Atjazz’s remix of Sean McCabe - Reach Out ft. Hannah Khemoh, a vocal house shuffler from Attack The Dancefloor Volume Eight that’s been going for £60 on Discogs. All in all, this is an absolute must for any discerning digger and the perfect way to kick start the 30th anniversary celebrations. Z Records 12"
Dave Lee / AC Soul Symphony / Billy Valentine Music For The Mind EP Z Records offer up another unmissable 12”. The A side combines the production prowess of Dave Lee with the vocal talents of The Valentine Brothers, Billy Valentine for a brand new song “Power of the Mind”. An intelligent lyric about thinking for yourself and not buying into fake news is soulfully served up over a classic piano house track in the JN Redemption mix. Whilst the JN Mind Meld Dub is complete with much cosmic synth revelry. On the AA side Dave dons his AC Soul Symphony alias to deliver the kind of string heavy, epic orchestral production that harks right back to the golden era of disc . ‘Manhattan Skyline’ clocks in at 11 minutes and progresses through many sections, breaks and solos, always building in intensity to a climatic end. Z Records 12"
Dave Lee / Loose Change / The Sunburst Band / gwen guthrie Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records EP 5 Part five in a series of 12” vinyl EP’s celebrating 30 years of Z Records and the legendary Dave Lee. Featuring sought-after tracks and remixes by, Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Loose Change & Gwen Guthrie. First up the funk fuelled boogie of ‘Stomp Your Feet’ gets a more hypnotic nu disco groove flip from the ever dependable, super talented Hot Toddy delivering a mix that builds and builds. Following that, one of THE best dancefloor tracks of all time, Loose Change ‘Straight From The Heart’ gets the rework treatment from Joey Negro, elevating it even further into stratospheric, peak party anthem territory. Flip it over to find Dennis Ferrer taking on the sophisticated disco of The Sunburst Band ‘Journey To The Sun’, turning it into a deep but powerful bass heavy groove with techy stabbing synths under those dreamy vocals. Finally, closing out the package a trademark Joey Negro remix of the classic Gwen Guthrie - What A Life that’s sure-fire feel good power. Z Records 12"
Doug Willis / Dave Lee / The Sunburst Band / Mid Air Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records - EP 2 Celebrating 30 years in the game for Z Records with a series of 12” vinyl EP’s containing some of the most sought-after remixes from the esteemed Z back catalogue. Part 2 sees highly desired cuts from Doug Willis, Joey Negro, The Sunburst Band, Mid Air and The Revenge. First up, Doug Willis’ ‘Crystal Lover’ is a bass heavy jam slathered over the top of a toasted slice of percussion, cosmic vocal swoons, and eternally echoing horns. Next, the 1991 classic that really put Dave Lee on the map ‘Do What You Feel’ saw a standout remix from the man himself in 2015. The JN Revival Mix keeps much of the original music but beefs up the drums and bass to make for a super punchy sounding update. Flip it over and find yourself lost in Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band ‘Only Time Will Tell ft. Angela Johnson (JN City Connection Mix)’. This jazzy, Latin-tinged and unashamedly musical dance cut showed the full force of soulful house music, made ever sweeter by Angela’s wonderful voice. Closing out proceedings, The Revenge unleashes a signature slammer of an edit of Mid Air ‘Ease Out’, perfect for blasting out across the highway or teasing in across the night. Z Records 12"