Joey Negro

Joey Negro (pseudonyme de Dave Lee), né le sur l'île de Wight, est un disc jockey et producteur anglais, notamment connu pour son titre Make A Move On Me.

Jakatta ou encore Raven Maize sont également certains de ses pseudonymes.

Joey Negro is the most well-known pseudonym of master British DJ/producer/remixer Dave Lee. Under a plethora of other monikers including Akabu, Doug Willis,The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto, and Z Factor, Dave was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music when he began his production career in 1988. Indeed, he was in the studio making credible and outstanding British House music when many luminaries around him were still busy getting to grips with their decks. Little has changed since then and Dave is still widely regarded as one of the most credible and in-demand artists on the global scene.

Intrinsically linked with the birth of disco house in the UK, Dave Lee set up the dance music division of Rough Trade, Demix and through this experience and with other leading house labels led to establishing his own imprint Republic Records in 1988. Republic was one of the UK’s first soulful house labels releasing classics such as Phase II “Reachin” and Turntable Orchestra “You’re Gonna Miss Me”. Republic also put out Dave’s most widely received work during this time was ‘Forever Together’, released under his Raven Maize alter ego.

Joey Negro, as an entity, was born in 1990 with the release of “Do It Believe It’ on US cult house label Nu Groove. The track was a breakthrough success and was followed by ‘Do What You Feel’, which was released on his second label and successor to Republic, Z Records. ‘Do What You Feel’ eventually crossed from a club hit to a top 40 pop hit. Another Top 40 track followed with “Love Fantasy” and an album “Universe of Love” soon after that. Throughout the 90’s and milenia, a continual stream of remixes and releases followed with artists such as Diana Ross, Kelly Rowland and Empire of the Sun getting the JN touch. Dave conitued to put out music on Z Records as well as other choice indies JBO, Azuli and NRK. In 2017 ZR continues to release both singles and albums and draft in the highest quality remixers such as Hot Toddy, Crackazat, Opolopo and Sean Mccabe.

Dave has produced 4 albums of nu school boogie disco under the name Sunburst Band, containing much loved tracks Everyday, Garden of Love, Rough Times and Secret Life of Us. His remixes of Erro “Change For Me”, MAW “Backfired” and Reese Project “Direct Me” as considered classics of the house genre

Not content with producing music Mr Lee is also a big collector and compiler with many a compilation under his belt ‘Joey Negro In The House’ released on Defected, ‘Disco Spectrum’ 1 – 3 (BBE), Kings of Disco (with Dimitri from Paris) ‘Jumpin’ 1 & 2, “Disco (Not Disco)” 1 & 2, Southport Weekender Volume 1, ‘Nite:Life’ and ‘Back In The Box’ releases on NRK plus his ‘The Trip’ and ‘Lust: Art & Soul’.

He has also compiled a number of highly regarded genre specific compilations on the Z Records label, sometimes put together with long time digger friend Sean P. ‘Destination Boogie’, ‘Supafunkanova (Vol 1&2)’ the ‘Soul of Disco’ (Vol.1-3) albums, ‘Back Street Brit Funk’, ‘GoGo Get Down’ Italo house, 90’s House & Garage, Electro, Le Freak - all of which continue to further cement him as one of the foremost authorities on this music old and new.

His discography is undoubtedly impressive and his deep understanding as a selector of all things disco and house on the dancefloor have ensured his status on the global DJ circuit worldwide to this day. Joey Negro's sets reflect his extensive love of music ranging from rare disco through to vocal and classic house often into more deep, electronic and techy areas, his sets littered with exclusives, old and new.

In 2016 things continued apace with Remixed with Love Vol. 2 which included exclusive reworks of Robert Palmer, Grace Jones and Christopher Cross all from the original tapes. Things are looking like they’ll be busy in 2017 with a brand new JN artist LP and RWL 3 not far behind.

Discographie

Albums

  • 1993 Universe Of Love
  • 1997 Get Down Tonight (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1998 Here Comes The Sunburst Band (as The Sunburst Band)
  • 2002 Visions (as Jakatta)
  • 2004 Until The End Of Time (as The Sunburst Band)
  • 2008 Moving with the Shakers (as The Sunburst Band)

Singles

Joey Negro

  • 1990 "Do It, Believe It"
  • 1991 "Above & Beyond EP" (with Andrew Livingstone and Viv Hope-Scott)
  • 1991 "Do What You Feel" (with Andrew Livingstone, Viv Hope-Scott and Debbie French) - #36 UK
  • 1991 "Reachin'" - #70 UK
  • 1992 "Enter Your Fantasy EP" - #35 UK
  • 1993 "What A Life/Universe Of Love" (with The Trammps)
  • 1993 "What Happened To The Music" (with The Trammps and Andrew Livingstone) - #52 UK
  • 1997 "Can't Get High Without U" (with Pete Z. and Taka Boom) - #1 US Dance
  • 1999 "Must Be The Music" (with Taka Boom) - #8 UK
  • 2000 "Saturday" (with Taka Boom) - #41 UK
  • 2005 "Make A Move On Me" (with Taka Boom) - #11 UK, #59 Australia, #40 Ireland, #1 US Dance
  • 2005 "Scattering Stars"

Jakatta

  • 2000 "American Dream" - #3 UK, #63 Australia
  • 2001 "American Dream (Remix)" - #63 UK
  • 2001 "So Lonely" (with Monsoon) - #8 UK, #51 Australia
  • 2002 "My Vision" (with Seal) - #6 UK
  • 2002 "One Fine Day" (with Beth Hirsch) - #39 UK
  • 2004 "Visions EP"
  • 2005 "Shimmering Stars" (with Michele Chiavarini)

Raven Maize

  • 1989 "Together Forever" (with Romana Brooks and Blaze) - #67 UK
  • 1996 "Together Forever '96"
  • 2001 "The Real Life" - #12 UK
  • 2002 "Fascinated" (with Michele Chiavarini and Katherine Ellis) - #37 UK

The Sunburst Band (Le groupe est composé de Michele Chiavarini, Julian Crampton, Thomas Dyani-Akuru, Tony Remy, Michael J. Parlett et Colin Graham)

  • 1998 "Sunburn EP" (with Jessica Lauren)
  • 1998 "Ease Your Mind"
  • 1999 "Garden Of Love"
  • 1999 "Radiant EP" (with Michele Chiavarini)
  • 2004 "Far Beyond" (with Michele Chiavarini)
  • 2004 "Fly Away" (with Pete Simpson)
  • 2004 "Just Do It/Every Day" (with Luci Martin, Norma Jean Wright and Taka Boom)
  • 2004 "Thin Air EP" (with Taka Boom)
  • 2005 "He Is/Fly Away (Remixes)"
  • 2005 "U Make Me Hot"
  • 2006 "For All Eternity/Twinkle"
  • 2008 "Rough Times" (with Yolanda Wyns)
  • 2008 "Fashion/Journey to the Sun" (with Pete Simpson and Katherine Ellis)

Doug Willis

  • 1993 "Syndrum Syndrome EP"
  • 1995 "Bodyshine"
  • 1996 "Down To The Disco EP"
  • 1997 "Doug-Ism EP"
  • 1998 "Armed And Extremely Douglas" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taka Boom)
  • 1998 "Doug Shit EP" (with Michele Chiavarini and Carolyn Harding)
  • 2000 "Skate Dancer" (with Taka Boom)
  • 2003 "Get Your Own"
  • 2007 "Doug Dastardly" (with Michele Chiavarini and Pete Simpson)
  • 2007 "Dougswana" (with Zeke Manikiya and Michele Chiavarini)
  • 2008 "Doug's Disco Brain" double CD

Prospect Park

  • 1997 "Movin' On" (with Carolyn Harding) - #55 UK
  • 1999 "ESP" (with Bernard Thomas and Carolyn Harding)
  • 2001 "Surrender" (with Mr. Pink)
  • 2002 "I Got This Feelin'" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taka Boom)
  • 2003 "Spinnin'" (with Michele Chiavarini and Linda Clifford)
  • 2005 "Get Down Tonight"

Mistura

  • 1993 "Coast To Coast"
  • 1998 "Tonight" (with Maxine McClain)
  • 1999 "Think Positive" (with Michele Chiavarini, Viv Hope-Scott and Carolyn Harding)
  • 1999 "Runnin'" (with Luke Smith, Viv Hope-Scott and Carolyn Harding)
  • 2002 "Sweet Magic" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taana Gardner)

Sessomatto

  • 1996 "I'm Back"
  • 1996 "Can't Fight The Feeling" (with Taka Boom)
  • 2000 "Moody" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taka Boom)
  • 2003 "I Need Somebody" (with Thelma Houston)
  • 2006 "Movin' On" (with Michele Chiavarini and Carolyn Harding)
  • 2007 "You're Gonna Love Me" (with Carolyn Harding)

Z Factor

  • 1996 "Gotta Keep Pushin'"
  • 1999 "Give It On Up"
  • 1999 "Make A Move On Me"
  • 2001 "Ride The Rhythm"
  • 2002 "Rock Ur Body"
  • 2007 "Bang"
  • 2008 "We'll Keep Climbing/Somebody" (with Dawn Tallman and Manfred Orange)

Foreal People

  • 1998 "Does It Feel Good 2U?" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taka Boom)
  • 1999 "Discotizer" (with Michele Chiavarini, Taka Boom and Dave Clarke)
  • 1999 "Shake" (with David Grant)
  • 2001 "Gotta Thing" (with Michele Chiavarini and Taana Gardner)

Akabu

  • 2000 "Your Wildest Dreams" (with Michele Chiavarini and Viv Hope-Scott)
  • 2001 "Ride The Storm" (Michele Chiavarini and Linda Clifford) - #69 UK
  • 2003 "The Way"
  • 2004 "Don't Hold Back" (with Michele Chiavarini and Steve Burton)
  • 2005 "Phuture Bound" (with Michele Chiavarini)
  • 2006 "I'm Not Afraid Of The Future" (with Michele Chiavarini, Pete Simpson and Yoland Wyns)

M-D-Emm productions

  • 1988 "Get Acidic EP", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder)
  • 1988 "Burn It Down", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder)
  • 1988 "Don't Stop (We're So Hot)", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder)
  • 1988 "Fanning The Flames", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder)
  • 1988 "Get Busy (It's Party Time)", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder) - #100 UK
  • 1988 "Playin' With Fire EP", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal and Mark Ryder) - #98 UK
  • 1989 "Get Hip To This", as M-D-Emm (with Mike Cheal, Mark Ryder and Nasih)
  • 1989 "Do You Want Me", as Skeletor (with Mark Ryder)
  • 1989 "Check It Out", as Masters Of The Universe (with Mark Ryder)
  • 1989 "I Wanna Do It", as 2 The Max (with Mike Cheal)
  • 1990 "Space Talk", as Masters Of The Universe (with Mark Ryder)


Autres noms d'emprunt

  • 1990 "Report To The Dancefloor", as Energise
  • 1990 "Can't Give You Up", as Life On Earth (with Andrew Livingstone, Pat Leacock and Winston Marvaya)
  • 1991 "Nighttime", as Hookline & Singer (with Andrew Livingstone, Pat Leacock and Judge Jules)
  • 1991 "One Kiss", as Pacha (with Blaze and Debbie French)
  • 1994 "Latin Connection EP", as Agora
  • 1994 "Our Love", as The Away Team (with Andrew Livingstone and Gerideau)
  • 1994 "Girls & Boys", as Hedboys (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1995 "Mutual DIY EP", as Hedboys (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1995 "Stargazer EP", as Jupiter Beyond
  • 1995 "On My Mind", as The Away Team (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1995 "Life On Mars EP", as Men From Mars (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1995 "Sun Power EP", as Men From Mars (with Andrew Livingstone)
  • 1999 "The Loving Game/Sweet Embrace", as Raw Essence (with Michele Chiavarini and Maxine McClain)
  • 2000 "Do U Love What U Feel", as Raw Essence (with Maxine McClain)
  • 2001 "Love & Affection", as Mr. Pink presents The Program (with Mr. Pink) - #22 UK
  • 2002 "That’s How Good Your Love Is", as Il Padrinos (with Danny Rampling and Jocelyn Brown)
  • 2004 "Keep On", as Avalanche
  • 2005 "You're Not Alone", as Dave Lee (with Michele Chiavarini and Ann Saunderson)
  • 2007 "What's Happening", as AC Soul Symphony (with Michele Chiavarini and Pete Simpson)
  • 2007 "Latronica", as Dave Lee
Source : Wikipedia

Top Titres

Make A Move On Me 1

Make A Move On Me

Make a Move on Me (Joey Negro Club Mix) 2

Make a Move on Me (Joey Negro Club Mix)

Make A Move On Me (Joey Negro Old School Dub) 3

Make A Move On Me (Joey Negro Old School Dub)

Make a Move 4

Make a Move

Make A Move on Me (Chorus-Apella) 5

Make A Move on Me (Chorus-Apella)

Make A Move on Me__Full Accapella 6

Make A Move on Me__Full Accapella

Make A Move On Me (Radio Edit) 7

Make A Move On Me (Radio Edit)

Reprise 8

Reprise

Must Be The Music (Nicola Fasano Remix) 9

Must Be The Music (Nicola Fasano Remix)

Do What You Feel 10

Do What You Feel

Top Albums

Make a Move On Me
Make a Move On Me
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Scattering Stars
Scattering Stars
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Universe Of Love
Universe Of Love
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