Thursday, 1 October 2009

Joey Negro - The Many Faces Of Joey Negro Vol 2 (Z Records)

What do Z Factor, Raven Maize, the Hed Boys, Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Sessomato and Joey Negro have in common? They are all pseudonyms of a single producer, who is known for his ability to create countless floor satiating records over the years. Negro is also the powerhouse behind The Sunburst Band and here serves up an array of recent disco inspired house treats in the shape of both productions and remixes. Highlights in terms of productions include Dave Lee’s powerful Latronica and Akabu’s magical Sax My Bitch Up. In terms of remixes, a number of friends are on hand with re-takes of Negro cuts and a highlight is Jimpster’s pointed mix of Akabu’s I’m Not Afraid Of The Future. In terms of Negro’s own revisions, the winner is his gorgeous mix of Roisin Murphy’s Let Me Know. It’s not a surprise that Dave Lee is still coming up with musical gems after twenty years in the music business.

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