Joey Negro 90s House & Garage Vol. 2 Compiled by Joey Negro & Neil Pierce Z Records CD | LP Pre-Order
Remixed With Love by Joey Negro - Winter 2019 Sampler Joey Negro In 1978 Patrick Adams and Leroy Burgess released one of the all time classic underground disco albums under the alias Phreek. Joey Negro takes 2 songs from the album and using the original 24 track mastertape gives them both much extended and reworked versions. “Big Phreek” was a crazy, off kilter uptempo jam that was popular in Chicago at clubs like the Warehouse, with its chanting vocals and odd octave bassline under Adams' trademark soloing synth-work. JN strips things back a fair deal to make a very playable energetic leftfield disco cut. “Good Thing” is more soulful disco featuring plenty of previously unheard Burgess vocals and rich strings that weren’t on the original release. This new JN version clocks in at almost 13 mins Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Disco not Disco Joey Negro Please note: this is NOT the RSD edition. “Strut Records were there first, well before DFA recorded The Rapture’s Sub Pop debut. ‘Disco Not Disco’ preceded the punk funk revolution by two years.” Resident Advisor Strut present a new repress of the influential first volume of ‘Disco Not Disco’ compiled by Joey Negro and Sean P as part of the label’s 20th Anniversary. ‘Disco Not Disco’ was a perfectly timed compilation back in 2000. Released when interest in the myths, history and playlists of original New York clubs like Paradise Garage and The Loft was at its peak, the album drew on the outer limits of leftfield disco championed by Levan and Mancuso, bringing together unlikely dancefloor anthems by rock acts like Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, obscurities from cottage labels like BC and Splash and selected oddities from the unique mind of avant-garde hero, Arthur Russell. It was essentially a celebration of the sonic melting pot in New York during the early ‘80s, an era when punk had burnt itself out and disco had become commercial and saccharine; in its place, the post-punk movement threw up brilliant oddities which tore up the accepted rulebook. Since its release, the compilation title has become a by-word for a whole genre of music and remains a landmark collection of its time. With original copies now changing hands for €100+, this new pressing is a welcome return for an essential celebration of disco’s difficult cousins. The album features full original artwork and Kris Needs’ sleeve notes and is remastered and cut by The Carvery. Strut CD | LP
Joey Negro Attack The Dancefloor Vol.14 Z Records unstoppable ‘Attack The Dancefloor’ series powers it’s way to its 14th Volume of remixed disco gold. Delia Renee - You're Gonna Want Me Back (Joey Negro Disco Blend): "You’re Gonna Want Me Back” was an all but forgotten early 80s obscurity only known to hardcore vinyl collectors. Joey Negro has got hold of the original multi and has transformed what was already a very strong song into an end of the night anthem. Delia’s vocals are classic power soulful vocal disco diva, whilst JN makes the most of the parts in the fully orchestrated live backing track. Foreal People - Shake (Dr Packer Re-Shake): Originally released in 1999 the Joey Negro revamp of GQ’s Chic like “Shake” features David Grant from Brit Funk act Linx on lead vocals. It's back out 20 years later with a fat funky Dr Packer remix, who drops down the bpm and adds a more dubby approach to the arrangement. Z Factor - Gotta Keep Pushin (Grant Nelson Remix): A classic from the ZR back catalogue gets a brand new makeover from Grant Nelson, making it an instant dancefloor hit. Four80East & CeCe Peniston - Are You Ready (Joey Negro Redemption Mix): Brand new gospel tinged soulful house originally produced in Toronto by live jazz funk act Four 80 East featuring the powerhouse vocals of Ce Ce Peniston. It has now been remixed by Joey Negro for release on ZR. The Redemption Mix showcases the full song which harks back to the big vocal records that came out of NY and Chicago in the late 80's/early 90s. Another indispensable ATDF 12", destined to cause waves across dancefloors worldwide. Z Records 12"
Joey Negro - Remixed With Love 2019 Sampler Joey Negro Z Records are back with another‘Remixed With Love’ EP from the masterful Joey Negro. This 2019 sampler showcases four exclusive disco remixes including two versions of ‘Can't Live Without Your Love’ - both acosmic, synth-heavy disco mix full of ethereal and evocative vocals, and anechoed-out dub cut that goes extra interplanetary. Also housed on the EP, a JN reprise of ‘Come Together’ letting those swirling Rhodes, heavenly strings and killer vocal harmonies sing without the need for a kick drum to get the crowd going. Closing out proceedings, Joey unleashes a versatile drum track focusing on theCuban wonders of the Timbale - the perfect tool to give an added dimension to any mix. Z Records 12"
Joey Negro 90's House & Garage Compiled By Joey Negro he pulls together a collection of his favourite moments across a definitive decade for House and Garage: the 90’s. Inclusive of material from Kerri Chandler, Robert Owens and MAW as well as remixes from Mood II Swing and Ron Trent - the compilation is packed with sultry vocal lines and the sort of slick, irresistible grooves that defined the era. Sticking with the ethos of his series, Joey Negro has dug out an olio of music that may have until now ‘slipped under the garage doors’ meaning a lot of the material on this compilation is being digitised for the very first time. In searching deeper and wider than the average compilation, the package provides a thorough insight into why this was such a fertile period for production and gives a nod to the sort of drum patterns, sampling techniques and vocal lines that have inspired the likes of Bicep, Brawther and Huxley amongst many more. Zed 12" | CD
Joey Negro Defected presents House Masters - Joey Negro A great mix by the legendary Joey Negro! Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of master British DJ, producer, remixer and label owner Dave Lee. Over the last three decades, Lee has recorded under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis, The Sunburst Band, Jakatta, Raven Maize, Sessomatto and Z Factor, and since 1988 was one of the first British artists to incorporate disco samples into a house music style he is so recognisably identified with. Lee’s production barriers are non-existent and his imaginative approach limitless, from the huge commercial success of Jakatta’s ‘American Dream’ – a UK No.3 and ‘Must Be The Music’ – to the avid underground following through his Akabu guise on labels such as NRK and his thriving label, Z Records. From the live disco and boogie of The Sunburst Band to the unique funk-fuelled grooves of Joey Negro, House Masters Joey Negro is a personally compiled curation of his greatest records from a catalogue that spans every corner of house music. Defected CD
Joey Negro Italo House Now it’s the turn of “Italo House” to get the JN selection treatment with over 20 tracks hand picked from the late 80’s and early 90’s covering a lot of the deeper classics and some lesser known releases from a golden era of Italian dance music. The late 80s were undoubtedly a golden era for dance music. A time which saw the birth of many genres and sub genres - from acid house to hardcore to Balearic - and of course Italo house. If you ask Jo Raver to name an Italo house track, they'd probably come back with Blackbox, Jinny, Fiddlefatti or one of many big piano tune. At the same time there was another equally distinctive sound coming out of Italy- a warmer, deeper, more emotional style which didn't yield any commercial hits. The sound was more jazzy and soulful with syncopated percussion, dreamy pads and, though piano was often used, it wasn't in the obviously programmed, big breakdown style which became a cliché of the Italo house genre. This more underground side of Italo was closer to the original American house sound- but still retained a very European flavour. ZR CD | LP
Joey Negro The many faces of... Disc One 1. He Is-Sunburst Band 2. Phuture Bound-Akabu 3. Kinda Love-AC Soul Symphony 4. I'm Not Afraid Of The Future-Akabu 5. Far Beyond-Sunburst Band 6. Make A Move-Joey Negro 7. Trampoline-Tamarras World 8. Movin On-Sessomato 9. Shimmering Stars-Jakatta 10. You're Not Alone-Dave Lee 11. Other World-Jakatta Disc Two 1. Phuture Bound-Akabu [Ame Mix] 2. Twinkle-Sunburst Band [Idiut Boys Mix] 3. You're Not Alone-Dave Lee [Mark Knight Mix] 4. Change For Me-Erro [Martin Solveig Mix] 5. Fly Away-Sunburst Band [Audio Whores Mix] 6. Forever Together-Raven Maize [Basement Jaxx Mix] 7. Mysterious Vibes-Blackbyrds [MAW Mix] 8. Do You Love What You Feel-Raw Essence [Cleptomaniacs Mix] 9. Scattering Stars-Jakatta [Rulers Of The Deep Mix] 10. You Make Me So Hot-Sunburst Band [Yamwho Mix] Z Records CD