Joey Negro is the alter-ego of British DJ/producer/remix Dave Lee. He picked the name because he wanted something which sounded more exotic. Although he’s enjoyed success under a variety of pseudonyms, Joey Negro is by far his biggest alias. And the one which is still pulling crowds nearly 30 years on. He just has a knack for producing unadulterated, feel good house records, with vocals you just can’t help but belt out!
Also a staple at Defected’s throw-back Glitterbox party, Up On The Roof have invited him back to Brixton this Bank Holiday Weekend. He’ll be pulling double-duty with a 2-hour terrace set by day, followed by another 2 hours inside the club room later on.
A certified hit machine, we’re look back across his discography to put right in the mood for sunshine and tunes on the terrace.
Do It, Believe It
The track which started it all! Released on cult house label, Nu Groove in 1990. Little did Dave Lee realise that he was onto a winner with the Joey Negro moniker. The track blew up, and the rest is history. Forget all that modern toss which is branded ‘tropical house’ – you can’t get more tropical than this!
Must Be The Music
The Disco Mix is well worth checking-out if you’re unfamiliar. But the Club Mix just makes us feel all summery! Infectious vibes.
Can’t Get High Without You
Put out on Erick Morillo’s Subliminal label, we challenge you not to get your hips shakin’ along to this groover. Provin’ disco is still cool!
Make A Move On Me
Arguably his most recognisable single. Released in 2006 at the height of funky house’s popularity, this singalong anthem reached the dizzy heights of No.#11 in the UK singles charts. The song typified the sound the era as the success of Kinky Malinki and hedkandi
Jakatta – American Dream (Joey Negro Mix)
Sound familiar? The sample was taken from the paper bag scene in American Beauty. Swati Nektar provided the ethnic ad-lib and the track went on to not only hypnotise dancefloors, but feature on countless adverts. So much so, we think it’s worthy of heritage cultural status! A modern day classic.
Catch Joey Negro playing a double-set for Up On The Roof at Prince of Wales, Brixton on Bank Holiday Sunday 27th August.