Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol.2 [Z Records]

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Remixed With Love By Joey Negro Vol.2 [Z Records]
Artists Joey Negro, Grace Jones, Loose Change, Kleeer, The Trammps, Thelma Houston, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Cheryl Lynn, Jean Carn, The O'jays, People's Choice, Gwen Mccrae, Patti LaBelle, Norman Connors, Robert Palmer, George Benson, Nicolette Larson, Willie Hutch, Christopher Cross, Pockets, Wanda Walden
Genres Indie Dance / Nu Disco, Funk / Soul / Disco
Release Date 2016-03-04
Label Z Records
Catalog # ZEDDCD038DD

Z Records is starting 2016 with the follow up to Remixed With Love. It's been over two years since the first instalment which topped many sales charts on its release so now the remixes that made up that album have been heard on house and disco dancefloors around the world ever since, it's time for Volume 2. So allow us to present 20 more reworkings of classic soul, funk, disco and boogie tracks from the likes of Grace Jones, Robert Palmer, Cheryl Lynn, The O'Jays, Gwen McCrae, George Benson and many more.

Admittedly, we live in a world where remixes and edits of vintage dancefloor anthems aren't exactly hard to come by, in the same way that grains of sand aren't hard to come by on a beach. But where Soundcloud, Beatport et al heave under the weight of a gazillion bootleg offerings, many taking a dusty, scratched old 12-inch or a dodgy MP3 as their starting point, Remixed With Love is a little different. Not only is the man with one of the most legendary record collections in the game guaranteed to dig deeper than most, every track you hear has been (re)created using spanking new analogue transfers of the original multi-track tapes, with the full consent and co-operation of the copyright owners. Which means not only are you getting the best possible sound quality, the creators of the original tracks are getting paid too as they damn well should be. These multi track tapes also uncovered elements that were not used in the original mixes so Joey has incorporated some of these never before heard parts such as the Grace Jones aerobic workout instruction.

Putting an album like this together is no easy feat, as Dave himself explains in the extensive liner notes that accompany this package. First, you have to get permission from the copyright owners to undertake the project at all which can in itself entail hundreds of emails and phone calls. Then you have to track down the original tapes when many may have been recorded over, lost or simply destroyed and convince the label archivists to get them digitised. And that's before you even start on the remixing which is when you find half the parts are missing, or you can't foreground that killer piano lick you wanted to because the original was recorded live in the studio and the piano track has the bassline bleeding all over it.

The title of this album is extremely appropriate, because for Mr Lee this definitely has been a labour of love!

Tracks

Best Best (G) Now Now (G)
I Love Music (Joey Negro Sweet Music Mix)
Joey Negro, The O'jays

Funk / Soul / Disco

124 BPM

Cmin

8:07

-- 3 -- --
Music Is My Way Of Life (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix)
Joey Negro, Patti LaBelle

Funk / Soul / Disco

115 BPM

D♯min

7:54

-- 3 -- --
Come Go With Me (Joey Negro Found A Place Mix)
Joey Negro, Pockets

Funk / Soul / Disco

120 BPM

F♯min

7:51

-- 13 -- --
Keep The Fire Burning (Joey Negro Feed The Flame Mix)
Joey Negro, Gwen Mccrae

Funk / Soul / Disco

125 BPM

Cmin

7:19

-- 1 -- --
Can We Come Together (Joey Negro Philly Dub Excursion)
Joey Negro, The Trammps

Funk / Soul / Disco

120 BPM

Gmin

8:35

-- 20 -- --
Love Ballad (Joey Negro Jazzy Reprise)
Joey Negro, George Benson

Funk / Soul / Disco

114 BPM

Fmaj

7:06

-- 11 -- --
Taste Of Bitter Love (Joey Negro Disco Re-blend)
Joey Negro, Gladys Knight & The Pips

Funk / Soul / Disco

112 BPM

Fmaj

6:50

-- 4 -- --
Open Your Mind (Joey Negro Seeekret Mix)
Joey Negro, Kleeer

Funk / Soul / Disco

120 BPM

Cmin

9:00

-- 46 -- --
Lotta Love (Joey Negro Yacht Disco Mix)
Joey Negro, Nicolette Larson

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

117 BPM

Cmin

6:54

-- 93 -- --
Every Kinda People (Joey Negro Multicultural Multitrack Mix)
Joey Negro, Robert Palmer

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

96 BPM

C♯maj

7:25

-- 81 -- --
Ride Like The Wind (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
Joey Negro, Christopher Cross

Funk / Soul / Disco

124 BPM

A♯maj

8:57

34 7 -- 21
I'm Here Again (Joey Negro Ready To Roll Mix)
Joey Negro, Thelma Houston

Funk / Soul / Disco

122 BPM

A♯min

6:24

-- 4 -- --
Pull Up To The Bumper (Joey Negro Bumper To Bumper Mix)
Joey Negro, Grace Jones

Funk / Soul / Disco

112 BPM

Dmin

7:43

-- 17 -- --
You Saved My Day (Joey Negro Tell The World Mix)
Joey Negro, Cheryl Lynn

Funk / Soul / Disco

112 BPM

D♯min

8:55

-- 26 -- --
Brother's Gonna Work It Out (Joey Negro Return Of The Mac Mix)
Joey Negro, Willie Hutch

Funk / Soul / Disco

115 BPM

C♯min

6:35

-- 44 -- --
Stella (Joey Negro Jazz Ride)
Joey Negro, Norman Connors

Funk / Soul / Disco

110 BPM

Gmin

6:25

-- 70 -- --
Time Waits For No One (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
Joey Negro, Jean Carn

Funk / Soul / Disco

121 BPM

D♯maj

6:37

-- 50 -- --
Straight From The Heart (Joey Negro Straight To The Groove Mix)
Joey Negro, Loose Change

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

120 BPM

Emin

6:47

-- 37 -- --
Dont You Want My Lovin (Joey Negro Back To 81 Mix)
Joey Negro, Wanda Walden

Indie Dance / Nu Disco

116 BPM

D♯maj

7:32

-- -- -- --
Here We Go Again (Joey Negro Philly Stomp Mix)
Joey Negro, People's Choice

Funk / Soul / Disco

125 BPM

Amin

7:01

-- 13 -- --

Charts

Stats

Top 100

Days #1 0
Days Top 10 1
Days Top 100 168

Top 100 Indie Dance / Nu Disco

Days #1 54
Days Top 10 511
Days Top 100 1048

Top 100 Funk / Soul / Disco

Days #1 179
Days Top 10 885
Days Top 100 1198