REMIXED WITH LOVE BY JOEY NEGRO (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
Upcoming remix album from Joey Negro featuring: Mass Production - Welcome To Our World (Joey Negro Funk In The Music Mix); Patrice Rushen - Haven't You Heard (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix); Roxy Music - The Same Old Scene (Joey Negro Disco Scene Mix); TW Funkmasters - Love Money (Joey Negro Dubwise Revision); Karen Young - Hot Shot (Joey Negro Sure Shot Mix); Narada Michael Walden - Tonight (I'm Alright) (Joey Negro Spirit Of ‘79 Mix); Loleatta Holloway - Hit And Run (Joey Negro Dub Sensation); Kleeer - Tonight's The Night (Good Time) (Joey Negro Partytime Tonight Mix); Phreek Feat. Donna McGhee - May My Love Be With You (Joey Negro Tribute To Patrick Adams); Kleeer - I Love To Dance (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix); Mass Production - Cosmic Lust (Joey Negro 7 Minutes Of Jazz Funk Mix); Ashford & Simpson - Over And Over (Joey Negro Find A Friend Mix); Roy Ayres - Get On Up Get On Down (Joey Negro Revibe); Narada Michael Walden - I Should’ve Loved Ya (Joey Negro Should've Dubbed Ya Mix); Matt Bianco - Half A Minute (Joey Negro Sunburnt Mix); Electric Empire – Always (Joey Negro Classic Mix); Princess Freesia – Freesia (Joey Negro Cookie Dough Mix); and Bobby Caldwell - Down For The Third Time (Joey Negro Down For The 4th Time Edit).
M1, BRIAN JACKSON & THE NEW MIDNIGHT BAND - EVOLUTIONARY MINDED FEATURING THE LEGACY OF GIL SCOTT-HERON
Brian Jackson re-ignites the righteous magic he forged back in the 70s with Gil Scott-Heron on a set of legendary albums that we'll treasure forever – but he does so here in a richly collaborative spirit that takes the message and the music even farther than ever! Jackson's keyboards and sense of composition really holds the whole thing together – but the sound also includes contributions from a whole host of others – including MC M1, vocalists Martin Luther and Gregory Porter, percussionists Bill Summers and Airto, speakers Bobby Seale and Abiodun Oyewole, drummer Stanton Moore, and guest MCs Chuck D and Dead Prez. Some tracks are remakes of older Gil Scott-Heron numbers, but most are new grooves that really offer up a 21st Century take on the combination of knowledge and rhythm that Brian and Gil forged back in the 70s. Titles include "Go Ahead On Bobby", "Winter In America", "Opponent", "Liberation Psychology", "All We Got", "Tradition", and "Song Of The Wind". ~ Dusty Groove
DIGGIN' P-VINE PLANET FUNK MIXED BY MURO (VARIOUS ARTISTS)
DJ Muro normally mixes it up with classic funk and soul – but this time around, he's turned his mighty talents to a host of contemporary tracks from the deep funk underground – work from labels like Timmion, Record Kicks, and other hip indies – woven together here in a totally great blend of heavy drums and raw funky instrumentation! The tracks are all great on their own – but Muro's work really shows us what the right sort of DJ can do with the material – lining up the best breaks and tightest riffs – to come up with a stunning tapestry of sound that's even better than the sum of its funky parts! Tracks include "Soul Investigators Theme" by Nicole Willis & The Soul Investigators, "Kool & The Gang" by Speedometer, "Truck Turner" by Undercover Express, "Purification (parts 1 & 2)" by Funkshone, "Pambiche" by New Cool Collective, "Midnight Feast Of Jazz" by Nick Pride & The Pimptones, "The Ghetto There's No Way Out" by The Soul Immigrants, "With Time" by Katzuma, "Got To Let My Feelings Show" by Bluey, "Stompin Joe" by Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro, and "Break The Fast" by Eddie Roberts West Coast Sounds. 24 tracks – and 70 minutes of music! ~ Dusty Groove