Sunday, 10 February 2008

LUST: Joey Negro

V/A - LUST: A Personal Collection By Joey Negro (suSU)


Disco daddy Joey Negro has been employed by suSU to conjure up a ‘sexy’ set of House and Disco faves for his instalment of the LUST collection. The concept behind LUST is to celebrate the supposed link between sensual music and sexual acts, which means as well as getting ’turned on’ by Joey Negro’s music, listeners can feast their eyes on Jonas Larsson’s disappointingly pseudo-sexy photography. Personally, I don’t think the link exists, as the supposed ’sexiness’ of the music is often actually a reflection of the environment in which the music is played. A nightclub full of beautiful people, sometimes wearing very little, can be sexy, but this has little to do with the actual music itself, unless the topic of the track is overtly sexual. French Kiss anyone? To be honest, CD 1 is more likely to get listeners in the mood for dancing the night away than a night between the sheets, due to its characteristic display of disco drenched and acidic dipped house, which feature alongside a smattering of other musical flavours. Winners include Larry Heard and Mr. White’s mystical The Sun Can’t Compare and Henrik Schwarz’s twisted Walk Music. CD2 is perfect for a post dancefloor exertion wind-down and features an array of lounging disco-influenced gems. Musically it actually outdoes the uptempo collection, with treats such as Heaven ‘N’ Hell Orchestra’s uplifting Whatcha Gonna Do and Blue Six’s frank Very Good Friends. The concept may not ring true, but the music is magnificent, with Joey Negro providing a stellar selection of old and new musical delicacies.


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