Jkriv / ADELINE Vertigo (remixes) Having made its bow on digital download last autumn, JKriv and Adeline's brilliant "Vertigo" finally makes it to wax. The original Club Mix sounds like a long lost cut from Brooklyn disco revivalists Escort, a band that both JKriv and Adeline were members of. It's absolutely brilliant all told - think strong choruses, Nile Rodgers guitars, jangly pianos and walking bass - as is JKriv's throbbing, delay-laden Dub. In between you'll find a dusty disco-house revision from Yuksek and a storming interpretation from Z Records chief Joey Negro, who wraps Adeline's vocal and JKriv's bassline in colourful new boogie synths and some classic disco-funk horns. There's no doubt about it, this will be one of the biggest disco records of 2019. Z Records 12"
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
Joey Negro Attack The Dancefloor Vol.14 Z Records unstoppable ‘Attack The Dancefloor’ series powers it’s way to its 14th Volume of remixed disco gold. Delia Renee - You're Gonna Want Me Back (Joey Negro Disco Blend): "You’re Gonna Want Me Back” was an all but forgotten early 80s obscurity only known to hardcore vinyl collectors. Joey Negro has got hold of the original multi and has transformed what was already a very strong song into an end of the night anthem. Delia’s vocals are classic power soulful vocal disco diva, whilst JN makes the most of the parts in the fully orchestrated live backing track. Foreal People - Shake (Dr Packer Re-Shake): Originally released in 1999 the Joey Negro revamp of GQ’s Chic like “Shake” features David Grant from Brit Funk act Linx on lead vocals. It's back out 20 years later with a fat funky Dr Packer remix, who drops down the bpm and adds a more dubby approach to the arrangement. Z Factor - Gotta Keep Pushin (Grant Nelson Remix): A classic from the ZR back catalogue gets a brand new makeover from Grant Nelson, making it an instant dancefloor hit. Four80East & CeCe Peniston - Are You Ready (Joey Negro Redemption Mix): Brand new gospel tinged soulful house originally produced in Toronto by live jazz funk act Four 80 East featuring the powerhouse vocals of Ce Ce Peniston. It has now been remixed by Joey Negro for release on ZR. The Redemption Mix showcases the full song which harks back to the big vocal records that came out of NY and Chicago in the late 80's/early 90s. Another indispensable ATDF 12", destined to cause waves across dancefloors worldwide. Z Records 12" Pre-Order
Joey Negro - Remixed With Love 2019 Sampler Joey Negro Z Records are back with another‘Remixed With Love’ EP from the masterful Joey Negro. This 2019 sampler showcases four exclusive disco remixes including two versions of ‘Can't Live Without Your Love’ - both acosmic, synth-heavy disco mix full of ethereal and evocative vocals, and anechoed-out dub cut that goes extra interplanetary. Also housed on the EP, a JN reprise of ‘Come Together’ letting those swirling Rhodes, heavenly strings and killer vocal harmonies sing without the need for a kick drum to get the crowd going. Closing out proceedings, Joey unleashes a versatile drum track focusing on theCuban wonders of the Timbale - the perfect tool to give an added dimension to any mix. Z Records 12"
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 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"