The Many Faces Of Joey Negro Volume Two


Many Faces Vol. Two showcases some of the best productions from the UK's Dave Lee aka Joey Negro, predominantly covering the last 18 months of studio work, but also featuring some classic tracks from his catalog. The 2CD features full-length versions, many never available on an unmixed CD before, making this a great value purchase for both the digital enthusiast and vinyl hoarder alike. Tracks exclusive to this album include the druggy underground "Sax My Bitch Up," a taster of Akabu's debut album to come in 2010. "Beyond The Dance" sees new material from Joey Negro getting deep with this mid-tempo chugger, and David Penn remixes the classic track from '98, "Can't Get High Without U" into a minimal tech-influenced main-room monster. Other highlights from CD1 include Joey Negro's revamped take on "Love Hangover," this time with Diane Charlemagne (Goldie, Inner City Life/52nd Street) on vocals, the recently massive old school house of "Ride The Rhythm," the stomping Philly disco from Doug Willis in the shape of "Nu Dimension," a new edit of "Rough Times," one of the standout tracks from the Sunburst Band album Moving With The Shakers, and the big, bass line-driven "We'll Keep Climbing" under Dave's Z Factor guise. CD2 highlights the breadth of remixes that have been commissioned for release on Dave's Z Records imprint, as well as some of his own remixes for other labels. Highlights here have to be the undiscovered Marshall Jefferson gem from '88 which Joey faithfully brings into the digital age, Dennis Ferrer's deep take on "Journey To The Sun," the vinyl-only dub mix from Henrik Schwarz, Jimpster at his very best taking on Akabu, and Joey showing why he is still a very much in-demand remixer with his rework of Roisin Murphy. Finally, "We Rap More Mellow" was one of the tracks Dave Lee released on his Republic Records in the late-'80s. Originally from 1979, here Grandmaster Flash appears with his fellow MCs Cowboy, Melle Mel, Raheem, and King Creole under their pre-Furious Five moniker, The Younger Generation. Dave remixed/edited the track a couple of years ago, adding much-needed breaks with extra keys and solos, giving it a more jazzy feel. Other artists include: Sessomatto, DJ Spen, Dave Spoon, Mark Grant, Nicola Fasano, Kaje Trackheadz, and Conan Liquid.