We’re going to go back, way back. Back to the time of disco where we strap on our roller skates, pick out our afros, and roll with funky, expressive outfits of color. The soundtrack will be imagined by Joey Negro a.k.a. Doug Willis, and it will be blissful. The dance floor will jam with good vibes, and we’ll be singing the words:
“Music speaks louder than words!”
The champion funky/disco house sound presented by one of our music category’s jedi masters. Well done Mr. Negro. A new classic is born! Read more
Take a trip back to the era of disco, and let Joey Negro help you appreciate the true dynamics of a time in music that many us are too young to have experienced. Updated for today’s advanced-minded DJs, and anyone who just likes to get down, in Mr. Negro we give thanks…
Preview action for the forward-thinking nightlife composers, avid fans, and just about anyone who appreciates good house music. Diving deeper into the abyss of funky house, Joey Negro aka Akabu contributes another gem to his seemingly endless list of successful projects to dance music. Deetron and Lovebirds provide support, and all three mixes are worthy of attention.
The UK’s soul/funk/disco devotee Joey Negro has been in high gear since the summer, first with the 20 Years of Joey Negro mix, 10 Years of the Sunburst Band and The Soul of Disco Vol. 1, a collection of the artist’s disco edits. In October, he resurfaced as Akabu with “Another Generation,” a teaser EP for the forthcoming album, featuring two of Joey’s extended mixes and a crazy deep Jimpster mix. (His debut album under the Akabu moniker will be out soon, featuring collabs with Andre Lodemann, Boomclap Bachelors, Foremost Poets, Tony Momrelle, Joel Edwards and Tanya Michelle.) The latest to come from Joey (real name Dave Lee) is Joey Negro Presents Kola Kube: Why, featuring a bounty of versions from Joey and Hot Toddy.
We asked the man to tell us what’s in heavy rotation in his sets; read on for some heavy house picks, including records from Planet E, Ochoa, Ed Banger (!) and more.
Dave Lee aka Joey Negro recently finished a new studio album as Akabu, the debut album for his more deep-house orientated guise. The album titled ‘The Phuture Ain’t What It Used To Be’ was released in September 2010 through Z Records. Using this Akabu disguise, here is a fresh DJ mix by the man himself utilizing this methodology of approach.
Prolific DJ and producer Dave Lee (aka Joey Negro) has unveiled details for his next full-length, entitled ‘The Phuture Ain’t What It Used to Be’.
Lee has released his fair share of albums over the past two decades, most famously as Joey Negro and The Sunburst Band, but The Phuture… will be his first as Akabu, a guise he’s used off and on since 2000. According to Lee, the new LP shows him moving away from the organic and live sounds of his other monikers for something a bit more, well, futuristic. “After a year producing disco I wanted to do something more electronic and utilize some of the great modern studio technology that’s out there,” he says. “I’ve still tried to attempt to inject some of the excitement of live players and musicality into the electronic music I produce.”
FHMDC’s Implicit & Suneel’s new June/July 2010 DJ Chart is now available at Junodownload.com with 27 smokers integrated with a blitz of filtered disco funk, chuggin’ twisters, and a diverse set of intelligently designed vocals.
01. Sharam Jey – Hearts of Stone (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix) [King Kong]
02. T Coy – Carino (Steve Mac’s Old Skool Big Room Mix) [Deconstruction]
03. Chris Lake/Marco Lys vs. Copyright Feat. Tasita D Mour – La Tromba Risin’ (Copyright Elevation remix) [Defected]
04. Florrie – Call 911 (His Majesty Andre Call Me Instead Remix) [Kitsune]
05. Mark Knight – Devil Walking (Original Club Mix) [Toolroom]
06. Drop The Lime – Devil’s Eyes (Jam Xpress Remix) [Bandroom]
07. Carlo Toma – Back To Panorama’s Love [In The House/Defected]
08. His Majesty Andre – Cyprus [Moda]
09. Senor Stereo – Hot Damn! [Slow Roast]
10. Raven Maize – Forever Together (Grant Nelson Live Mix) [Z Records]
11. Rush Hour Commuters – Feel It [Groovelab]
12. Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell Remix) [Vendetta]
13. Gramophonedzie – Street Lady (Mark Funk Mix) [Guesthouse]
14. Coach Roebuck – Get Ur Swerve On (Astropimp Remix) [Nocturnal]
15. Adulture/OCD Automatic – Paper Cat (The Phantom’s Revenge Remix) [Solid Bump]
16. Human Life – In It Together [Lifex]
17. Jose Nunez – Dance Again (Jose’s Subliminal Mix) [Subliminal]
18. Little Big Man – This Is The Way [Mobile Trax]
19. Jackin Box – Right Back Jack [Flapjack]
20. Kill Frenzy – Master Plan [Cheap Thrills]
21. Titan – Rodeo (Tommie Sunshine & Figure present ECSTA$Y Remix) [La Valigetta]
22. Dimitri From Paris – Rock This Town (Dimitri From Paris Little Italy Remake) [SSOH]
23. Yolanda Wyns – I Know You, I Live You (Joey Negro Remix – Grant Nelson Re-visit) [Z Records]
24. Dirty South – Phazing [Vendetta]
25. Riva Starr – Splendidub (feat. Rettore – Extended Vox) [Snatch]
26. Daniel Kingley – Together (SKingz Remix) [Groove Dust]
27. South of Roosevelt – Everybody Loves (Vocal Mix) [Flapjack]
This week’s special guest mix comes from Joey Negro!
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Episode 5 of our funky house podcast series shifts into uncharted territory with selectors Implicit & Suneel dipping their toes into the Nu:Disco pool.
The podcast includes original tracks and remixes from Z Factor, Michael Gray, Tensnake, Cassius, Chocolate Puma, ATFC, Ridney, Paul Harris and more, with plenty of uplifting hand-raisers, spaced-out mind benders, and filtered French House funk.
You can subscribe to the mix for free in iTunes here, buy the featured tracks from Juno Download here or stream/download it via the Soundcloud player below.
01. Tensnake – Coma Cat [In The House/Defected]
02. Dennis Ferrer – Hey Hey (Tom De Neef Remix) [Strictly Rhythm]
03. Z Factor – The Piano Principle (Joey Negro club mix) [Z Records]
04. Block & Crown – Disco Ivory (WMC Miami Beach Mix) [Just For Fun Sweden]
05. Jay Vegas – Easy [Playmore]
06. Cassius – Cassius 99 (Tim Green remix) [In The House/Defected]
07. Chocolate Puma – Back Home (feat Colonel Red) [In The House/Defected]
08. James Talk & Ridney – Forever [Defected]
09. Daniel Bovie & Roy Rox feat Nelson – Love Me (ATFC’s Soultek Vocal) [In The House/Defected]
10. Daddy’s Groove & Little Mark – Shorebreak (Magic Island Original Mix) [In The House/Defected]
11. Prok & Fitch Presents Nanchang Nancy – Walk With Me (Axwell vs Daddy Groove Remix) [New State]
12. Full Intention VS Marco Demark/Dave Manna – America (I Love America) (Original Mix) [Full Intention]
13. Analog People In A Digital World VS Tim Deluxe Feat Sam Obernik – Just Won’t Do (ATFC & Warren Clarke Re-Vamp) [Ego]
Mutually aggregating 25+ years of experience in the performance, production, and promotion of house music, Implicit & Suneel are considered two of the United States’ most influential forces in the genre. Their DJ performances, studio productions, and mix recordings have led them to performances before thousands all across North America while simultaneously maintaining the critically acclaimed FunkyHouseMusic.com portal – the all-in-one information resource for the house music sound.