Joey Negro

Joey Negro

Real Name:
David Russell Lee
Profile:
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

Joey Negro Universe Of Love (Album) Virgin UK 1993 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Here Comes The Sunburst Band (Album) Z Records UK 1998 Sell This Version
SuALBCD 5 Joey Negro Southport Weekender(CDr, Mixed, Promo) SuSU SuALBCD 5 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Until The End Of Time (Album) Z Records Japan 2004 Sell This Version
Joey Negro The Trip - Navigated By Joey Negro (Comp) Family Recordings (3) 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
Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band Joey Negro And The Sunburst Band - The Secret Life Of Us (Album) Z Records 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
RA.EX174 Joey Negro RA.EX174 Joey Negro(File, MP3, 320) Resident Advisor RA.EX174 UK 2013

Singles & EPs

Joey Negro Do It, Believe It Nu Groove Records US 1990 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Presents Phase II Joey Negro Presents Phase II - Reachin' (EP, Single) Republic Records (2) UK 1991 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Do What You Feel (Single) Z Records, Z Records UK 1991 Sell This Version
ZEDEP 002 Joey Negro Above & Beyond E.P.(12", EP) Z Records ZEDEP 002 UK 1991 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Enter Your Fantasy EP (EP) 10 Records, 10 Records 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
Joey Negro What A Life / Universe Of Love 10 Records, Virgin, Z Records UK 1993 Sell This Version
Joey Negro What Happened To The Music (Single) Virgin, Virgin, Virgin 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
Joey Negro Feat. Taka Boom Joey Negro Feat. Taka Boom - Can't Get High Without U / New York City Woman Z Records Italy 1997 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band Joey Negro Presents The Sunburst Band - Sunburn EP (EP) Z Records 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
Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom - Can't Get High Without U (Single, Maxi) Subliminal US 1998 Sell This Version
Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom Joey Negro Featuring Taka Boom - Must Be The Music (Maxi, Single) Subliminal US 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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