Joey Negro

Joey Negro

Real Name:
David Russell Lee
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Born: 18 June 1964 on the Isle of Wight and raised in a village near Colchester in Essex, UK. Joey Negro is the main alias Dave Lee works under, amongst many others.

Dave integrated his passion for disco music into house music as both a producer and remixer, causing many to call his music disco-house. He released music under a plethora of monikers for a multitude of record labels throughout the 1990s and beyond.

His relationship with dance music began in the late 1970s, when he began collecting disco, soul, and funk records. In 1986 he moved to London and began working at a record store, Smithers Leigh. The store closed down a year later, however, and Lee began working for Rough Trade Distribution, starting its dance department, De-Mix and working with labels like Rhythm King Records.

He started his own label in 1988, Republic Records, and released his first production, M-D-Emm's Pump Me. He also went on to A&R classic house records for Republic Records by Turntable Orchestra and Blaze.

His first release as Joey Negro came in 1991, Ankhesenamun, released on Nu Groove Records. This was followed by Tighten Up, released on another of his labels, Z Records and eventually released on major Virgin's sublabel Ten Records Ltd. (10 Records), becoming a club and pop hit; resulting in an album deal with the major label. He also produced pop boy band Take That's version of Take That Featuring Lulu - Relight My Fire with 1960s songstress Lulu.
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Joey Negro Discography

Albums

VDJ 2714 Joey Negro Universe Of Love (Album) Virgin VDJ 2714 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ZEDDCD001 Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Here Comes The Sunburst Band (Album) Z Records ZEDDCD001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SuALBCD 5 Joey Negro Southport Weekender(CDr, Mixed, Promo) SuSU SuALBCD 5 UK 2003 Sell This Version
VIA-0020 Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Until The End Of Time (Album) Z Records VIA-0020 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
9832705 Joey Negro The Trip - Navigated By Joey Negro (Comp) Family Recordings (3) 9832705 UK & Ireland 2006 Sell This Version
ZEDDCD013 Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band - Moving With The Shakers(CD, Album) Z Records ZEDDCD013 UK 2008 Sell This Version
ZEDDLP026 Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band - The Secret Life Of Us (Album) Z Records ZEDDLP026 UK 2012 Sell This Version
ZEDDDIGICD017 Joey Negro Presents Akabu Joey Negro Presents Akabu - The Phuture Remixed(26xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Z Records ZEDDDIGICD017 UK 2012

Singles & EPs

NG 045 Joey Negro Do It, Believe It Nu Groove Records NG 045 US 1990 Sell This Version
LICT160 Joey Negro Presents Phase II Joey Negro Presents Phase II - Reachin' (EP, Single) Republic Records (2) LICT160 UK 1991 Sell This Version
TEN 391 Joey Negro Do What You Feel (Single) Z Records, Z Records TEN 391 UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZEDEP 002 Joey Negro Above & Beyond E.P.(12", EP) Z Records ZEDEP 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
JNCD 397 Joey Negro Enter Your Fantasy EP (EP) 10 Records, 10 Records JNCD 397 UK 1992 Sell This Version
4509-91664-2 Joey Negro presents Lifeforce Joey Negro presents Lifeforce - Feel Your Body(CD, Maxi) EastWest 4509-91664-2 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
4509-91663-0 Joey Negro Lifeforce - Disco House Underground, Vol. 2(12") EastWest 4509-91663-0 Germany 1992 Sell This Version
NWKTDJ 68/2 Joey Negro Meets The Reese Project Joey Negro Meets The Reese Project - So Deep(12", Promo) Network Records NWKTDJ 68/2 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VSTD 1470, 7243 8 39527 1 7 Joey Negro What A Life / Universe Of Love 10 Records, Virgin, Z Records VSTD 1470, 7243 8 39527 1 7 UK 1993 Sell This Version
VSCDTDJ 1466 Joey Negro What Happened To The Music (Single) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin VSCDTDJ 1466 UK 1993 Sell This Version
ROBCD 94 Joey Negro What A Life(CD, Single, Promo) Virgin, Z Records ROBCD 94 UK 1994 Sell This Version
RESHAPE 013 Joey Negro Feat. Taka Boom Joey Negro Feat. Taka Boom - Can't Get High Without U / New York City Woman Z Records RESHAPE 013 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
ZEDD 12 023 Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Sunburn EP (EP) Z Records ZEDD 12 023 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEDD 12 026 Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Ease Your Mind / Atlantic Forest(12") Z Records ZEDD 12 026 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SUB 7 Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom - Can't Get High Without U (Single, Maxi) Subliminal SUB 7 US 1998 Sell This Version
SUB 24 Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom - Must Be The Music (Maxi, Single) Subliminal SUB 24 US 1999 Sell This Version
TINT 023 Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom / Kluster Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom / Kluster - Must Be The Music / Back To The Funk(12") Tinted Records TINT 023 Australia 1999 Sell This Version

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brownrice1

brownrice1

March 28, 2015
This guy is the Martin Scorsese of funky-ass music!
He takes hard to find gems and then injects them with disco glitterball liquid funk steroids.
Never Retire!
caio.ck1

caio.ck1

November 7, 2012
Now a days is really ease to say “I´m a DJ” but if you make a “H.S.I” “House Scene Investigation” You Will discover that only few “DJs” can support this confirmation. And Mr. David Russell Lee (Joey Negro) is one of them. He has a large discography inspires him to create most of yours productions and remixes on Old School rare good stuffs.

Hoje em dia é muito fácil dizer que você é um “DJ”, porém, pouquíssimos conseguem sustentar esta afirmação. Mr. David Russell Lee (Joey Negro) certamente pode ser considerado um desses poucos pois através de sua vasta discografia ele encontra inspiração para criar suas produções e remixes (principalmente quando ele consulta as raízes do bom Old School).
MrFonktrain

MrFonktrain

April 24, 2003
respect to Mr.Dave Lee! Through his legendary compilations with early House & Disco gems, Joey Negro taught me more of the roots of electronic music than anyone else could have ever done!

He's also very capable of producing re-interpretations of old classic tracks that you would never expect to hear on a dancefloor again.

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