I thought I had it all when it came to Brit Funk and beyond but then again I hadn't been round Joey Negros had I?!!! A crucial selection from a world that inspired a whole generation of Djs and bands. Gilles Peterson
A collection of rare and very sought-after underground British disco, funk and soul tracks avoiding the obvious hits that have been on a million cds already. Many of these tracks never went beyond a very small local release but have since become very collectable - buying this lot would set you back somewhere in the four figures.
Backstreet Brit Funk was compiled by Dave Lee aka Joey Negro and released on the Z Records label last year. The double disc album featured highly collectable tracks from the late 70s through to the mid-80s with sleeve notes from soul weekender veteran Mark Webster.
The Brit Funk album tells the story of the underground scene in the UK when punk and disco were giving way to a new blend of jazz, soul and funk, heavily influenced by the American big hitters of the day but re-worked by the UK pioneers for the British dance floors.
Brit Funk follows the highly successful, must have albums previously compiled by Joey Negro: Soul of Disco Vol.1 & 2, Destination Boogie and Locked In The Vinyl Cellar.
This new EP contains tracks from the album re-edited by some of the worlds finest producers. All brand new and exclusive edits from Ashley Beedle, Faze Action, Onur Engin and Boy Norty