Under The Influence Vol. 7 Compiled By Winston Various Artists Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P and Faze Action it’s now the turn of one of the scenes most prolific but yet unknown collectors, Winston. Z Records CD | LP
Crackazat Period Works Vol.2 Z Records return with Bristol born,Sweden based wizard Crackazat at the helm. Four trademark jazzy, disco house bombs all instantly catchy in their own unique way. Luscious chords and intricate, uplifting, jazz-infused synthwork permeate every corner of this E.P – an effortless element that has become a Crackazat calling card. First up, ‘Fly Away’ hits the ground running mixing exhilarating clavinet chords, joyous vocal chants and summertime guitar riffs with a killer pumping bassline - pure joy housed in those grooves. Next up, ‘Crystal Eyes’takes a hazier but no less euphoric approach - spiritual keys blend with an expressive, soulful bass and sustained chords as the sun sets with this funked out gem. Take to the flip for a double dose of late-night jams. ‘I’ll Be There’ melds crunching claps and snare hits with a bouncing bassline and classic ‘90s, piano house stabs. Add in a healthy dose of filtered female vocals and you’ve got a hands in the air anthem of epic proportions. Rounding off the E.P, ‘Some Day’ goes in big with beaming piano chords and a garage tinged shuffling beat whilst spiritual vocals build and build for an eyes closed peak time breakdown. Z Records 12"
Attack The Dancefloor Vol.13 Joey Negro Mistura - Do You Love Me feat. Angela Johnson (Joey Negro Disco Blend) There’s already a big buzz on this beefy, super classy disco house tune featuring the wonderful voice of Angela Johnson. "Do You Love Me" is a radical rework of an old Rod Temperton song with a big chorus hook. This update comes complete with newly written verses and other extra vocal parts. Add into the mix live strings, brass and the authentic disco sound you've come to expect from ZR releases. Sylvester - I Need You (Opolopo Remix) Hungarian remix whiz Opolopo takes the controls for Sylvester’s huge disco number ‘I Need You’ – relaying the keys with thosetrademark buzzing synths that have become a calling card for his killer reworks. An emphatic update to this classic with a heavy dose of Opolopo magic. Neapolitan Soul - Welcome To The Dub Luca Morrone was raised in Naples on a mix of disco, soul music and R&B and later the sound of "Victor Simonelli" and "MASTERS AT WORK” which led him to become a resident dj at the club METROPOLIS in his native Italy. With his girlfriend PIA they established the"Neapolitan Soul" group, playing a mix of disco, funk soulful and afro house music. Raquel Rodriguez - We Go Together (Joey Negro Club Mix) Los Angeles based Raquel Rodriguez fuses the subcultures of LA style in her music which she has been releasing on her own label over the last few years. Her recent ‘The 310, Part Two’ mini CD features the uptempo boogie style cut ‘We Go Together’ with live drums, bass, guitar and strings, The song caught the ears of JN who wanted to add his own take on the original and this is the result. Z Records 12"
Joey Negro Attack The Dancefloor Vol.11 Z Records on going label sampler series continues with Vol.11 of their Attack The Dancefloor 12” vinyl releases. This latest volume sees the Joey Negro remixes of Harvey Mason ‘Groovin’ You’ and Earth, Wind & Fire guitarist Al McKay’s ‘Heed The Message’ alongside the piano heavy ‘Risky Biznizz’ by Doug Willis and an exclusive JN remix of ‘Together (Right Now)’ by Lakeshore Commission, all on vinyl for the first time. Another essential ATDF 12”. Z Records 12"
Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol. 3 Various Artists Remixed With Love Volume 3 is the latest edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. No one knows this era of music better than Dave Lee, who under his Joey Negro alias once again turns his impeccable hand to some of the best-loved records ever committed to wax. “I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.” – Dave Lee Remixed With Love Volume 3 has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: Remixed With Love Volume 3 is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all. 2CD - 21 Track Double CD Set featuring The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Slave, Sister Sledge, Ashford and Simpson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Brenda Russell, Eddie Kendricks, LTD, Glenn Jones, Venus Dodson, Gwen Mcrae, Mass Production Etc. 2LP regular - 8 Track Double LP Set featuring The Fatback Band, Patti LaBelle, Slave, Sister Sledge, Ashford and Simpson etc. 2LP + - 6 Track Double LP Set featuring Earth, Wind and Fire, Brenda Russell, Eddie Kendricks, LTD etc. 2LP ++ - 7 Track Double LP Set featuring Glenn Jones, Venus Dodson, Gwen Mcrae, Mass Production etc. Z RECORDS 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"
D.C. LaRue Resurrection - The Remixes - Part Two This is an exclusive release for Record Store Day 2018. Any remaining stock will be available online from Saturday 28th April, strictly one per customer. Part Two of a picture sleeve special release for RSD featuring new and exclusive remixes from Idjut Boys, Folamour, Ron Basejam and JKriv, all produced from original studio master tapes. Z Records 12" RSD 2018