Joey Negro (Z Records), Andrew Pirie, Funktifeyeno (Dance! Dance! Dance!), Honey Sweet Cheekz (House of Honey)
We are especially pumped for the arrival of JOEY NEGRO for his debut at Melting Pot. It’s been a long time coming, but we’re sure it will be worth the wait!
Joey Negro, or Dave Lee to his family, has been a champion of the disco sound for over two decades – be it as a record collector, DJ, producer or label owner – his Z Records has clocked up more than 100 releases since the early ‘90s. He’s recorded under a whole plethora of aliases depending on the style: Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The Sunburst Band, Sessomato, and Z Factor. Widely considered an expert in all things funk, soul and disco-related, Dave is also a helpful ‘consultant’ depended on by radio and TV producers world wide.
Being such a well known train spotter Dave has been behind over 20 compilation releases including his ‘Joey Negro In The House’ release on Defected, ‘Disco Spectrum’ 1 – 3 (BBE), ‘Jumpin’ series, “Disco (Not Disco)”, ‘Nite:Life’ and ‘Back In The Box’ releases on NRK plus his ‘The Trip’ and ‘Lust: Art & Soul’ compilations have further spread this master’s influence. Along with record collecting friend Sean P, Dave has also compiled a number of highly regarded soul and disco compilations for his Z Records label. ‘Destination Boogie’, ‘Locked In The Vinyl Cellar’, ‘Supafunkanova’ the ‘Soul of Disco’ albums and the latest labour of love ‘Back Street Brit Funk’ have further cemented Dave as being one of the foremost authorities on music old and new.
Dave’s impressive discography has ensured he has remained in demand on the global DJ circuit, playing at the biggest and best venues over the world. As a DJ Dave strives to reflect this extensive love of music by playing eclectic sets, which go from rare disco thru to vocal and classic house often into more electronic techy deep sounds.
These sets often showcase the many re-edits and updates of old and obscure tracks he’s become famous for. “I’m forever chopping up both new and old records in the studio to make them work better within my sets’ he explains. ‘I can’t help myself, I want dancers to experience the very best highs a records has to offer, even if it means I have to spend a few days in the studio re-arranging something. I couldn’t be a producer without being a DJ and certainly DJ’ing would be a whole lot less fun if I didn’t get to tweak the music I was playing out.”
Quite frankly we can’t think of a more perfect Melting Pot guest!
More on Joey Negro:
Melting Pot Pre-Club, Saturday 3rd September
The Admiral, 72a Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA
Free entry with Honey Sweet Cheekz (House of Honey)
9pm - 11pm
Melting Pot DJs will be kicking things off at our pre-club at the upstairs bar in The Admiral - as an added incentive there are sure to be some £5 passes for the club floating around.
With thanks to Loud & Clear Hi-Fi for sound equipment: