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
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
Under The Influence Vol.6 compiled by Faze Action 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 and Sean P it’s now the turn of one of the scenes most respected live disco acts and renowned DJ’s, Faze Action. Robin and Simon Lee aka Faze Action, were championing disco and all its afro off-shoots back in the mid 90’s when it certainly wasn’t the latest trend to do so. “By the mid 90s we were heavily into Disco. Fuelled by radio shows from the likes of Norman Jay as well as conversations with customers in the record store where I worked, who were all super obsessed, we would talk disco for hours.” remembers Simon Lee. It was however their Original Disco Motion and In The Trees releases on nuphonic records that shaped the Faze Action sound and were defining moments of the time and played a large part in coining the term nu-disco. Z Records CD | LP
Joey Negro Space Time EP The 2017 Joey Negro album 'Produced With Love' is now available across all formats but as the double CD contained 20 tracks it wasn't possible to fit everything onto the 3LP version so the 'Space Time EP' is a new vinyl EP containing some of these tracks that weren't ready in time to make it on to the vinyl LP. First up is 'Distorting Space Time', a drawn out dubby, jazzy, spacey track that suggests a heavy Arthur Russell influence, one that is already a firm favourite of Gilles Peterson, Louie Vega and François Kevorkian 'I Recognise' is a jazzy boogie track with Kaidi Taitum on keys full of spacey effects and features Sacha Williamson on vocals. 'Dancing Into The Stars' features London's best disco party starters Horse Meat Disco on co-production duties and Angela Johnson on vocals. This is the unreleased extended mix that comes in at over 10 minutes and is a full on Dan Hartman style modern disco production. Completing the package is the Black Loops remix of 'Won't Let Go' who takes Linda Clifford's vocals and a killer bassline into deep house territory. Z Records 12"
Electro Compiled By Joey Negro Various Artists / Joey Negro A compilation album from Joey Negro, featuring some of his favourite tunes from the early 80s as electro-funk became more and more of a dominant force on the music scene. Joey Negro is back with a snapshot of the edgier, robotic sounds of the emerging early 80s Electro scene. From stone-cold classics such as Hashim’s ‘Al Naafiysh (The Soul)’, Tyrone Brunson’s ‘The Smurf’ and Key-Matic’s ‘Breakin' In Space’ to revered party anthem’s such as Aleem’s ‘Release Yourself (Dub)’, Two Sisters ‘High Noon (Part 2)’ and Dwayne Omarr’s ‘This Party's Jam Packed’ to electro oddities like Paul Hardcastle’s ‘Rain Forest’ and The Packman’s ‘I’m The Packman’ we get a genuine labour of love and a timely reminder of the raw drum machine sounds that were soon to define the beginning of the house and techno scenes we have today. Z Records 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 & 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
Erro Change For Me - Remixes Part 2 Part 2 of the 'Change For Me' remix package. Two more fine re-interpretations from Martin Solveig & Mark Knight. (MS) A1. Mark Knight & Martjin Ten Velden Mix A2. Accapella B1. Martin Solveig Dub Mix B2. Jeoy's Other Unreleased Dub Mix Z Records 12"
Supafunkanova Vol 2 The Blue Denim Band / Splash / Sam Culley Band Supafunkanova Volume 2 has been selected by Joey Negro and Sean P who together have compiled many previous albums including "Disco (Not Disco)", “Destination Boogie” and the ever-popular Soul of Disco series. The dynamic duo continue to dig deep, compiling high quality albums filled with lesser known disco and boogie. As the title suggests, Supafunkanova focuses on the funkier end of the 70’s & 80’s, showcasing some of the bumpier grooves recorded in the disco era when even James Brown had to take notice of the Saturday Night Fever inspired disco explosion. It will come as no surprise to hear some particularly hard to find gems have been unearthed here, and ones that aren't just rare but genuinely merit being re-issued. Z Records CD | LP