Joey Negro / Opolopo / TW Funkmasters / Joey Negro & The Sunburst Band Dave Lee presents 30 Years of Z Records - EP 3 Part three 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, Opolopo and TW Funkmasters. On the A side, an all-time classic JN remix of ‘Love Hangover’ bursting with ‘70s style tweaked for the modern dancefloor and a stratospheric ‘80s influenced Opolopo cut with all-mighty pianos and sizzling signature bass. Flip it over for a jazz funk gem in the form of TW Funkmasters - Love Money, beefed up and dubbed out to the high heavens and the soulful sunset rhythms of The Sunburst Band - Far Beyond to close it out. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
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 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"
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 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
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"
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"
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"