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 Distorted Dreams EP Following the success of Joey Negro's 'Produced With Love' album, four of the album cuts get the remix treatment from an all-star cast of producers each with their own particular flavor. Kicking it off Chicago legend Ron Trent takes the original funked out, Arthur Russell flavoured, 'Distorting Space Time' and turns it into a deep house groover complete with a strong walking bass alongside adding a soul & richness to the elements that only he knows how. Crackazat step up next to take on 'Lactican Boogie' crafting it into an uptempo piano driven, emotionally charged stomper sure to do some damage this summer. Flip it over and Lay-Far delve into 'In Search of The Dream', adding squelchy synth stabs and a deep bass to give a more hard hitting edge to the track whilst retaining that disco flavor with Angela Johnson's emotive vocals. Closing out the e.p. Fouk come full circle, bringing their hazy, jazz tinged style to 'Distorting Space Time' - building the remix around those warm Rhodes chords, shuffling rhythm and dynamic bassline. Gold once again from the Z Records camp! Z Records 12"
Joey Negro Make A Move On Me 1. Make A Move On Me [Vocal Cub Mix] 2. Make A Move On Me [Mark Knight 'Horns Of Rock' Remix] 3. Make A Move On Me [Dub Mix] Data Recordings 12"
Backstreet Brit Funk Vol. 2 Joey Negro Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years with the much-anticipated follow up to Backstreet Brit Funk. Volume 2 has been eight years in the making and continues to showcase the best of the genre from the late 70s to early 80s, compiled once again by Joey Negro. Brit Funk was essentially the UK’s answer to underground disco, with musicians at first imitating and eventually developing the sounds they heard on the US imports that made it across the pond. And like disco, the Brit Funk scene was significant in reducing racial boundaries in the clubs and raising the profile of black and white musicians who worked together. Z Records CD | LP
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"
Joey Negro & Sean P Destination: Boogie 1. Ease Out-Mid Air 2. Am I Gonna Be The One-Colours 3. Livin' too Fast-Vera Brown 4. Back At Ya-Kerr 5. Wired For Games-C Brand 6. I Can Get You Over-WAGB 7. Love Message-Lowrell Simon 8. Super Duper Lovin-Mazzerati 9. Think-Carol Sylvian 10. Long Enough-Last Poets 11. Think Fast-Pamela Joy 12. Im On The Real Side-Lisa Hill 13. Deetour-Karen Young 14. You're My Number One-Radiance 15. Happy Music-Mastermind 16. I Am Going To Love Him-Sanctuary 17. Love Treatment-Brenda Watts 18. Down For Double-Cubie Burke Z Records CD
Joey Negro Pres. Akabu Don't Hold Back A1. Don't Hold Back - Skylark Main Mix B1. Don't Hold Back - Skylark Dub Mix NRK 12"
Attack The Dancefloor Vol. 16 Joey Negro Z Records acclaimed Attack The Dancefloor Series rolls up to it’s 16th edition and this one, like all those before it, does not disappoint. First up Akabu feat. Linda Clifford - Ride The Storm, a track that originally charted at no. 64 in the UK, was a house classic thanks to Linda Clifford’s sublime vocals and Joey Negro’s pounding house production. Fast forward to 2020 and best-selling deep house duo Saison give this classic a storming new rework. Warm chords, intricate drums and Linda's evocative soulful vocals are blended to masterful effect with the intricacy and sophistication of their production shining on every aspect. The Love Symphony Orchestra’s pacy, jazz funk flavoured disco cut ‘Let Me Be Your Fantasy’ was originally released in 1978 in a saucily packaged tie in with Penthouse Magazine. Dr Packer gets busy in the editing suite as he plumps up the bass and beefs up the drums to compliment the string arrangement and crisp percussion of the original. Certified disco slammer ‘Every Day’ from Joey Negro presents The Sunburst Band was a massive track on the UK soul scene. Joey gives it a signature Disco Re-Bump Remix for that perfect summer anthem. Finally, Ludovic Llorca steps up with his more edgy and electronic project Art Of Tones, which focuses on house and disco sounds featuring the soulful vocal talent of Anduze over a funky slap bass and plenty of dubbed out guitar. Z Records 12"
Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band Moving With The Shakers A soulful new album from Joey Negro and the Sunburst Band. 1. Journey Intro 2. Rough Times 3. Our Lives Are Shaped 4. Shabadowah 5. Fashion 6. Sitting On Top of The World 7. Dusk 8. Put A Lyric In It 9. Monterey 10. Days Gone By 11. Journey To The Sun 12. Free Bass 13. Man of War 14. Moving With The Shakers 15. Turn It Out 16. Survivin' 17. We Can Live Forever www.myspace.com/thesunburstband ZR Recordings CD