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 Attack The Dancefloor Vol.12 Z Records much-loved label samplerseries continues with Vol.12 of their Attack The Dancefloor 12" vinyl releases. This latest volume sees a JN remix of the classic Bobby D’Ambrosio track ‘Moment of My Life’ featuring the incredible Michelle Weeks on vocals and killer hammond solos galore. Alongside this, an expertly extended JN edit of American electro-funk duo The APX’s boogie bomb ‘Lose Yourself To The Groove’, ready set for the dancefloor. Also housed on this release, a Doug Willis raw edit of Carlos Romanos - 1 2 1 and a remake of one of Joey Negro’s most played disco cuts ‘K – Jee’. A track which holds a special place in JN’s heart – the MSFB rework nestled on the Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack which happened to be the first LP Dave Lee (JN) ever bought. Z Records 12"
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"
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
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
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
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
Sean McCabe It's Time LP expected 27th November Debut album from Sean McCabe on Joey Negro’s disco-house label Z Records It’s an LP that bucks the modern trend and shows up many of its peers by being one that is made of wholly original material, sounds and ideas, rather than one that leans on tired and classic samples. This lush and musical 12-track affair is Sean’s first big solo project and it has been in the works for almost three years. Written mostly in his Bristol studio, the LP features a wealth of international collaborations – Jennifer Wallace, Diane Charlemagne, Renn – and has been made primarily on real hardware such as the Fender Rhodes, SH-09, Juno 106, Poly 61, JV-1010, EMU Vintage Keys and the Moog Slim Phatty. Z Records CD | LP