• Joey Negro - Must Be The Music (The Original Disco Mix)

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    Originally released in 1999 and featuring Taka Boom (sister of Chaka Khan) on vocals, ‘Must Be The Music’ was a hit in every sense of the word. Released by the Subliminal label, it was a one of the rare records to make the transition from club mainstay to genuine pop hit, eventually breaking into the top 10 of the UK singles chart.

    Now completely reworked by Joey Negro himself, the record has been totally transformed and given a new lease of life as a shimmering disco anthem in the vein of disco demigods Chic and Change.

    “The only thing that remains from the original record is the chorus backing vocals. All the drums, music and verse vocals from Dianne Charlamagne are new. The original sounds a little dated to me now: it’s too fast and has that filtered sound that worked in the 90s and still seems to find favour in some quarters, but for me is tired.

    “Because it was a hit I often get asked to play it when I DJ, so I thought it would be cool to do a radically different remake my own song, produce a new version I could play in my sets alongside original disco and the new music I’m making now.” Joey Negro

    This new version of ‘Must Be The Music’ is taken from the forthcoming Joey Negro album Produced With Love. Only the second ever Joey Negro album to be released – and the first for more than 20 years – the overwhelming majority of music included was newly recorded: a real rarity when it comes to modern disco and indicative of the level of care and attention that has been poured into the project.

    DJ Reactions:

    Groove Armada - Feel good vibes. Love it
    Opolopo - Lovely!
    The Reflex - Big track
    Danny Krivit - really like it
    Sean McCabe - Brilliant rework of an early favourite!
    Moodymanc - Very classy sounding! Liking the Boogie dub in particular!
    Dr Packer - Perfect Modern Disco Tune !!!
    Danny Rampling - Cool new mix of this classic
    Reel People - What?s not to like :)
    Bill Brewster - Really like the Disco Boogie Dub
    Richard Earnshaw - Stop it....just stop it!!!! I can't take any more...
    Paul Trouble Anderson - Great work
    Mr V - Love it guys. Full support
    Mousse T - Great take on this
    Larse - Nice rework
    David Penn - Amazing!
    Golf Clap - Love it
    Freemasons - Loving the Disco Dub, great touch Show less
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    Buy LP (Part A & B), 2CD and Digital here - http://www.zrecords.ltd.uk/new-releases

    Always love Joey! Master producer!!! - Carl Craig

    Joey Negro's name is consistently on a lot of classy music and Remixed With Love is up there with his best. In total 18 spectacular remixes... A must have - Danny Krivit

    Loving Mass Production, sounds dope - Kon

    AMAZING! A true master at work -- Tommy Musto

    Patrice Rushen is so good -- Gilles Peterson

    Great job on Mass Production -- John Morales

    Joey Negro Remixed With Love has been on constant rotation at home and at my gigs. Every track is a killer. Joey Negro is a true master at work -- Ashley Beedle

    Remixed With Love is Joey Negro's dream project and most definitely a labour of love. The album features 18 tracks all remixed from original session tapes some more than 30 years old which was "A headache" to source as Joey puts it.

    "Often you end up speaking to relatives of the person who actually made the record and unfortunately I heard the line all too often, "I might have a copy of the vinyl somewhere but I definitely don't know where the master tapes are."

    As a fanatical music collector and enthusiast Joey found himself meeting up with ex-label reps and relatives of the artists leaving no stone unturned - searching through boxes and in lofts. One multitrack was even under the producer's bed. With such dedication comes results and the result is impressive.

    Rather than remixes in their modern definition this is a body of remixes in a re-edit style with the tracks given a new dimension to make them more relevant and playable for today's dancefloors.

    In many cases the drums have been changed, percussion added and sometimes more keyboard parts but he's not totally ditched the original structure of the music. This project is about utilising some of those fantastic original parts in a different way that takes advantage of many of the songs classic status subtly teasing in familiar elements and dubbing them out.

    DJ Reactions:

    Severino Panzetta - YES I've got this ...its amazing Well done again to Mr Joey Negro
    Chris Duckenfield -- Top drawer as always
    Lovebirds - Great work - Patrice Rushen is my fav
    Martin Ikin - Some lovely music here, very nice!
    Glenn Underground - Five stars from a true classics enthusiast such as myself. Highly Impressed
    Gramophondzie - WOW! Just WOW!
    J Paul Getto -- Love it
    Rainer Trueby - Woww...properly done! With respect.....quite a few faves on here!
    Rocky (X-Press 2) - Fabulous. Having these. Amazing. Hot Shot for me
    Shur-i-kan - Great work
    Terry Farley - GENIUS. Amazing OG's with a Lil extra love
    Justin Robertson -- Top stuff
    Tensnake - Great classic disco remixes
    Richard Earnshaw - Ab.so.lute.ly SUPERB!!
    Faze Action - Essential disco mixes
    Ben Westbeech -- Lovely
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