Christopher Cross - "Ride Like The Wind" (Joey Negro extended disco mix)
Thelma Houston - "I'm Here Again" (Joey Negro Ready To Roll mix)
Grace Jones - "Pull Up To The Bumper" (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper mix)
Cheryl Lynn - "You Saved My Day" (Joey Negro Tell The World mix)
Willie Hutch - "Brother's Gonna Work It Out" (Joey Negro Return Of The Mac mix)
Norman Connors - "Stella" (Joey Negro Jazz Ride)
Jean Carn - "Time Waits For No One" (Joey Negro extended disco mix)
Loose Change - "Straight From The Heart" (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove mix)
Wanda Walden - "Don't You Want My Lovin'" (Joey Negro Back To 81 mix)
People's Choice - "Here We Go Again" (Joey Negro Philly Stomp mix)
Review: With the possible exception of The Reflex, no other producer can match the multi-track re-edits and remixes delivered by house maestro and long-time disco digger Dave 'Joey Negro' Lee. Having laid down a marker with 2013's Remixed With Love, the veteran producer has decided to emphasize his credentials with this similarly superb follow-up. Over the course of two action-packed discs, Lee skillfully re-arranges 20 disco and boogie favourites, using the inherent swing, funk and energy of his source material to create superb, dancefloor-friendly tweaks. Amongst the well-known cuts - think "Pull Up To The Bumper", "Keep The Fire Burning" and "Brothers Gonna Work It Out" - you'll also find sublimely soulful rearrangements of overlooked cuts from Nicolette Larson, Cheryl Lynn and Norman Connors.
Ian Dury & The Seven Seas Players - "Spasticus Autisticus" (version)
Material - "Over & Over"
Was (Not Was) - "Wheel Me Out"
Dinosaur - "Kiss Me Again"
Don Cherry - "I Walk"
Common Sense - "Voices Inside My Head"
Nicky Siano - "Move"
Indian Ocean - "School Bell/Tree House"
Review: Second time around for Joey Negro and Sean P's peerless collection of post-punk era New York club cuts, a compilation that proved hugely influential when it was first released way back in 2000. The track listing strangely omits one track present on the original release (the full 16-minute version of Steve Miller Band's "Macho City"), but otherwise it's a faithful reproduction. Highlights come thick and fast throughout, from the eccentric electrofunk of Yoko Ono's "Walking On Thin Ice" and P-funk influenced strut of Material's "Over And Over", to the skittish jazz-goes-dub disco bustle of Don Cherry's "I Walk" and the low-slung percussive voodoo of Nicky Siano's "Move". The undisputed master of NYC leftfield disco, Arthur Russell, is represented via cuts from Loose Joints, Dinosaur and Indian Ocean.
The Love Symphony Orchestra - "Let Me Be Your Fantasy"
Rare Pleasure - "Let Me Down Easy"
Omni - "Out Of My Hands (Love's Taken Over) " (feat Connee Draper)
The Brothers - "Under The Skin"
Exodus - "Together Forever"
Alfredo De La Fe - "Hot To Trot"
Cloud One - "Don't Let My Rainbow Pass Me By" (feat Margo Williams)
Blair - "Nightlife"
George Duke - "I Want You For Myself" (feat Lynn Davis)
Idris Muhammad - "Could Heaven Ever Be Like This"
John Davis With The Monster Orchestra - "Bourgie Bourgie"
John Gibbs & US Steel Orchestra - "Trinidad" (Special Disco mix)
Chantal Curtis - "Get Another Love"
Hi Voltage - "Somewhere Beyond"
Syreeta - "Can't Shake Your Love" (Larry Levan 12" mix)
Fresh Band - "Come Back Lover"
Jo Boyer - "Isabelle & The Rain"
Bunny Mack - "Let Me Love You"
Ramona Brooks - "I Don't Want You Back"
Universe City - "Can You Get Down"
Review: When Joey Negro and Sean P established the Disco Spectrum series of compilations back in 1999, few DJs were digging for disco. Almost two decades on, we're told that disco was the sound of summer 2017 (and the summer before that). The time is right, then, for this "best of", containing the finest cuts from the series' three previous volumes. This time round, the crate-digging duo has opted for a mixture of familiar favourites ("Spread Love", "Out Of My Hands (Love's Taking Over)", "Bourgie Bourgie", "Together Forever" etc.) and harder to find gems. These include Caribbean disco classic "Trinidad" by John Gibbs and the US Steel Orchestra, Blair's sumptuous "Nightlife" and Larry Levan's brilliant remix of Syreeta's synth-laden slammer "Can't Shake Your Love".