The Trip - Navigated by Joey Negro

I wonder how many dumpsters could be filled with crappy compilation "mix CDs." It truly boggles the mind...

Thankfully, noted DJ, producer, and disco/house-savant Joey Negro a.k.a. Dave Lee, Jakatta, and lots of other things) seems determined to offer up something more than just a pair of overpriced aluminum coasters with his eclectic two-CD journey The Trip...

While these Jazz, 80s, House, and Pop tracks have been tastefully "mixed" into each other, I get the impression that we're usually hearing the complete songs rather than heavily edited snippets (most are between three and five minutes long.)

Overall, Joey Negro's The Trip is like a 120 minute mix tape from your hippest buddy, eager to impress and amaze you with his favorite obscurities, early influences, and guilty pleasures. You may want to fast forward past a few things along the way, but there are enough pleasant surprises and nostalgic amusements to make for an enjoyable ride.

Short of making your own mix CDs, this is about as good as they come — so The Trip is hereby spared from the dumpster!

Disc: 1
1. 007 - John Barry
2. Call Me Irresponsible - Nancy Wilson
3. Avengers Theme - The Laurie Johnson Orchestra
4. National Express - The Divine Comedy
5. Ride Like The Wind - Chris Cross
6. Lust - Rinder & Lewis
7. You're Not Alone - Dave Lee, Ann Karen Joy Saunderson
8. Chase - Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer
9. Prime Time - The Tubes
10. Monkey Star - Arpadys
11. Atmospherique - Metro Area
12. Adventures In Success - Will Powers
13. Nothing Has Been Proved - Dusty Springfield
14. Entity - Mr. Marvin
15. The Captain Of Her Heart - Double
16. Don't You Know - Jan Hammer
17. Magic Smile - Rosie Vela
18. Duel - Propaganda
19. Song For A Future Generation - The B-52's

Disc: 2
1. Inside Life - Jakatta
2. Living In The Past - Jethro Tull
3. Love Music - Sergio Mendes & Brasil '77
4. It's All Up To You - The Dells
5. Strung Out - Gordon Staples
6. Funky Luvah - Creative Source
7. Do You Have Any (Ya Know Where I Can Get Some) - Le Pamplemousse
8. Two Hearts Together - Soul Etico
9. Whisper Softly - Kool & The Gang
10. It Ain't Love - Rahsaan Patterson
11. Free - Seawind
12. Music - Omar
13. Next Lifetime - Erykah Badu
14. The Highways Of My Life - The Isley Brothers
15. Rush Over - Marcus Miller, Me'Shell Ndegeocello
16. I Can See The Future - Incognito
17. So Nobody Else Can Hear - Jimmy Cobb
18. Moonlight Serenade - Glenn Miller & His Orchestra
19. Inside Life - Jakatta



Dirty House Sound - compiled by the fifthmic


  1. Doctor Pressure vs. Miami Sound Machiene - Mylo
  2. Rain Down Love - Freemasons feat. Siedah Garrett
  3. Dream On (Moto Blanco Club Mix) - Christian Falk feat. Robyn
  4. The Journey Continues - Mark Brown feat. Sarah Cracknell
  5. Come Rain Come Shine - Jenn Cuneta
  6. The Longest Road - Morgan Page feat. Lissie
  7. When You Touch Me - Freemasons feat. Katherine Ellis
  8. I Luv You Baby - The Original
  9. The Creeps (Fedde Le Grand remix) - Camille Jones
  10. Is It Love - Chili Hi Fly
  11. Bring the Noise - Public Enemy vs. Benny Benassi
  12. Straight Ahead - Tube & berger
  13. Love on My Mind (Joey Negro mix) - Freemasons feat. Amanda Wilson
  14. Radical - Lenny B
  15. Discobitch (c'est beau la bourgeoisie) - Kylian Mash
  16. Same Man - Till West & DJ Delicious
  17. King Of My Castle - Wamdue Project
  18. Eat Me - M.P.G. feat. Lady Trisha

Late Night Tales - Compiled by the FifthMic


  1. The Hop - Radio Citizen & Bajka
  2. 4am (Adam K & Soha Remix) - Kaskade
  3. Touch Me - Rui Da Silva
  4. Breathe Me (Mylo Remix) - Sia
  5. Full Moon (Full Intention Mix) - Brandy
  6. Rock With You - Janet Jackson
  7. Moving Too Fast - Supafly Inc.
  8. Colse to Me - Captcha
  9. Sensual - PhonJaxx & Cosi Costi
  10. I Can't Stop - De Javu
  11. Dangerous Power (Cicada Radio Edit) - Gabriel & Dresden feat. Jan Burton
  12. In Love With Myself - David Guetta feat. Jd Davis
  13. The Boy Does Nothing (Bimbo Jones remix) - Alesha Dixon
  14. SAncastle Disco (Karmatronics extended club mix) - Solange Knowles
  15. Hide and Seek (Morgan Page Mix) - Imogen Heap
  16. You Promised Me- In Grid




Defected Most Rated 2005

The idea of a song selection voted by the public via the internet sounds like a farfetched idea as many people have different views about what dance music is. Some believe this new "cheesy" dance sound is what club music is about whilst others are diehard dance fans. However this album includes a lot of great house tunes, and includes full club mixes and not radio edits.


1. Give It [Extended Club Mix] - Kurt Wagner, X-Press 2,
2. He Is [Joey Negro Mix] - The Sunburst Band
3. Calma [A Quentin Harris Re-Production] - Isabel Fructuoso,
4. Swimming Places - Julien Jabre
5. Tonight [Skylark Mix] - Zoo Brazil
6. Body Language - Booka Shade, M.A.N.D.Y.
7. Discopolis [Original Mix] - Lifelike, Kris Menace
8. Moustache
9. Front to Back [Kenny Dope Remix] - KC Flightt,
10. I Walk Alone [Original Mix] - Those Guys
11. Make Em Shake It [Sandys Blackwiz Club Mix] - Wahoo
12. Oh My Gosh [Knee Deep Club Mix] - Basement Jaxx
13. 49 Percent [Angello & Ingrosso Mix] - Röyksopp
14. Ooh La La [Tiefschwarz Dub] - Goldfrapp
15. Otto's Journey - Mylo

1. Evil Vibrations - Rebirth
2. All This Love That I'm Giving [Richard Earnshaw Vocal 12"] - Leah McCrae
3. Be Thankful [Jamie Lewis Main Mix] - Jamie Lewis, Michelle Weeks
4. Most Precious Love [DF Future 3000 Mix] - Barbara Tucker, U.D.A.
5. Love Generation [Club Mix] - Gary Pine, Bob Sinclair, Bob Sinclar
6. Corps à Corps [CM Erodisco Vocal Mix] - La Torre
7. Take Me Away [Vocal Mix]
8. Speechless [Extended Mix] - Lois, Mish Mash
9. V Gets Jazzy [Club Mix] - Mr. V, , Louie Vega
10. Let's Be Young [Original Mix] - Quentin Harris
11. Everybody [Pete Heller's Phela Voxx Mix] - Lee Fields
12. Get Over Here [Axwell Club Mix] - R.S. Faber,
13. Summer Moon - Africanism Allstars, Ben Onono
14. Stockholm - Go Bang! - Mikael Nordgren, Jerome Sydenham

Part One
Part Two
Part Three
Paris is Sleeping, Respect is Burning Vol 1


1.Respect Is Burning - Catalan FC
2.Hear the Music - Paul Johnson
3.Tout est Bleu - Ame Strong (FK remix)
4.Disco 2000 Selector - Bob Sinclair
5.Neptune - Motorbass (EDC edit)
6.Testify - Jay Williams (Mousse T remix)
7.For the Power of Disco, (Get Ready) - Dimitri From Paris
8.Little Love, A - The Rizmix Crew
9.Faithful - Fantom
10.New York New York - Etienne De Crecy
11.Slide It In - DIY Presents Atjazz
12.Twilight Zone - DJ Cam (Hip Hop remix)
13.Respect - Adeva (original mix, bonus track)
14.(Untitled) - (hidden track)

Paris is Sleeping, Respect is Burning vol 2


1. Catalan FC & Sven Love - Private Number
2. Stardust - Music Sounds Better With You (Dimitri from Paris remix)
3. Avalanche - Amazone Hunt
4. Deejay Punk-Roc - My Beatbox (Rythmes Digitales remix)
5. We In Music - Penthouse
6. Chezere - Where Does Your Mind Go ? (Roy Davis Jr. Mix)
7. Romanthony - Do You Think You Can Love Me
8. Clement - Casa Campo
9. Mysterious People - Love Revolution (Mood II Swing Remix)
10. Norma Jean Bell - I'm The Baddest Bitch (Motorbass Mix)
11. Freeez - I.O.U. (I Dub U Mix)

Paris may be sleeping but these albums will wake you! The Deal: an excellent selection of house tracks put together under the guise of the weekly Parisian club night of the same name. It happens "tous les mercredis" (every wednesday) since 1996 at the self proclaimed most prestigious club in Paris, Queen.

part one

part two

part three


Mad Styles and Crazy Visions - Little Louie Vega

What an amazing compilation of modern dancefloor tracks which will prove to the world that soulful dance music is still alive! Mixed live by the godfather of house, Little Louie Vega's inimitable stamp of quality and taste is all over this album. It's an instant groove party, with a hard-to-find, monster batch of modern and classic disco cuts, and a non-stop beat throughout! Great for summer parties and winter lounging, this compilation is gauranteed to please.

Full track selections include: "Move Like This" by NYC Live & Direct, "Do You Wanna Boogie" by Two Tons Of Fun, "Life Is Changing" by Cricco Castelli, "The Player" by First Choice, "Clap Your Hands" by Lil Louis, "Original Disco Motion" by Faze Action, and "Sweet Tears" by Nuyorican Soul feat. Roy Ayers. It can be found

Cd one, which contains the mixed version, can be found below.

CD One tracklisting:

1. My Beat - Blaze
2. New York Style - Mateo & Matos
3. Watch Them Come - Roy Davis, Jr., Peven Everett, Jay Juniel
4. Clap Your Hands [Man of Soul Mix Dance Version] - Lil' Louis
5. Monte Carlo - The Sunburst Band
6. Dancing in Outer Space - Atmosfear
7. (We Had) A Thing - Abstract Truth
8. Original Disco Motion - Faze Action
9. My Funny Valentine - Big Muff, Itaal Shur
10. Player - First Choice
11. Do You Wanna Boogie, Hunh? [BBE/Music Works Reedit] - Two Tons
12. Sweet Tears [The One Rascal Edit] - Roy Ayers, Nuyorican Soul
13. See Line Woman - Songstress
14. Make Me Feel - Freil
15. Move Like This - NYC Live & Direct
16. Life Is Changing - Cricco Castelli
17. Ashewo Ara [Mama Mix] - Kabbala
18. Searchin' [Mood II Swing Dub] - Loni Clark

Part 01
Part 02


Beats & Pieces Vol 3 - Music for the more discerning dancefloor

Volume three in this very well-titled set from BBE; and the best so far in this cutting-edge series. This time, "beats and pieces" are mostly underground club tracks from the past few years. The cream of the crop when it comes to New Grooves.

There's no overall stylistic logic to this hard-to-come-by set, as mellow soul steps into funky club, into spacey fusion, global house, 21st century groove, then dancefloor jazz. Really a very excellent, unique album.

Tracks are available
here, and include: Take Off by Marco Di Marco, Wake Up by Herbert, Don't Know Malendro by DJ Gregory, I got Somebody by Gerog Levin, and This Thing by D'Nell.



Stop and Listen Vol 5. - Masters at Work

Excellent stuff... possibly the best title in this already great series. Kenny Dope and Little Louie Vega have put together this catchy-killer set of tracks with the groove running from Latin to House to Funk to Soul to Disco and back again. Sounds like a hodge-podge effort, but the Masters At Work team make it work beautifully, and its stunned at how you'll barely notice the transition between songs and moods...just more proof of the deep well of influences that Kenny and Louie are able to blend into a whole new sound and style of dancefloor rhythms.

1Karen Ramirez — Troubled Girl
2Boris Gardiner — Melting Pot
3Candido — Thousand Fingered Man
4Pepe Braddock — Deep Burnt
5Blaze — Wishin' you were here (joey negro dub)
6Isolee — Beau Mot plage
7Taana Gardner — When you touch me
8Joe Claussel — Je ka jo
9Eddie Palmieri — Puerto rico
10Sun palace — Rude movements
11Gwen Gutherie — Seventh heaven
12Cleptomaniacs — Numero Uno
13Fania All Stars — Coro Miyare
14Jazz Samba Encore — Saudabe Vem Correndo
15Nina Simone — See line woman
16Breakestra — Getcho Soul Togetha (pt 1 & pt2)
17Slum village — 2U4U
18Jill Scott — Slowly Surely
19Doug Carn — Time is running out
Stop and Listen!
***You will need both parts to play, file is one mp3


Uncle Junior's Friday Fish Fry- The Market

DJ Djiniji Brown's second album, Uncle Junior's Friday Fish Fry, takes the listener on a fascinating journey around the world and through time to stitch together some truly funky, earthy beats into a mix that will get you on the floor and keep you there. It is also interesting enough for headphone listening. The seamless flow takes in diverse sources like blaxploitation soundtracks, Afro-funk, smooth house, dub, funk, hip-hop, Latin jazz, and Cuban sounds. All the tracks are first-class dance music, and the set's awash in some classic 70s funk and Latin tunes, set next to newer tracks that were clearly inspired by the older ones - and which manage to borrow their influence without sanding things down too much

Browns mixing skills are solid but unspectacular; his strength lies in the selection of the tracks and in the juxtaposition of sounds, cultures, and rhythms. Easily one of the top albums on Soul'd Out.

1. Take Off Your Shoes (Intro)
2. Dennis Coffey and Luchi De Jesus - 'Theme From Black Belt Jones'
3. Mongo Santamaria - 'O Mi Shango'
4. NuSpirit Helsinki - 'Makoomba'
5. Afronaught - 'Transcend Me'
6. DJ Spinna feat. Shaun Escoffery - 'The Music In Me'
7. DJ Jazzy Jeff feat. Erro - 'Rock Wit You (Osunlade's Yoruba Soul Mix)'
8. Totico y Sus Rumberos - 'Noche Cubana'
9. Gregoy Isaacs - 'Crofs (Slum Dub)'
10. Vinia Mojica and Geology - 'Sands Of Time'
11. Peven Everett - 'Testin Me'
12. Brass Construction - 'Movin'
13. Manu Dibango - 'African Battle'
14. Djinji Brown - 'Blue Hunny (Roots In The Jungle Mix)'
15. Roc Hunter - 'Isto E Samba (Commentary Mix)'
16. Agent K. - 'Hands'
17. Marion Brown - 'Don't Take Your Love From Me (Solo Sax)'
18. Quiet Time (Outro)


Emil Richards & The Microtonal Blues Band - Journey to Bliss

A fantastic bit of "Eastern" tinged jazz, and a real musical Journey To Bliss on its own. Vibist Emil Richards really outdoes himself here, working in an exotic mode that features lots of weird percussion over choppy modal grooves from keyboards, guitar, and drums...all in a wild blend of rhythms and grooves played by Richards and his Microtonal Blues Band.

Richards started playing the xylephone at age six. In the 1950s and 1960s he played various percussion instruments with jazz ensembles first in New York and then in Los Angeles, where he settled permanently in1959 . He became known as one of the most desirable percussionists in jazz, rock and other popular music and was called on to play in countless movie and television soundtracks.

Richards soon became a "first call" percussionist for the Hollywood film industry, and has played for hundreds of films. He has played for many groups, including The Doors, George Harrison, and Frank Sinatra.

Players on Journey to Bliss include Tom Tedesco and Dennis Budimir on guitar, Dave MacKay on keyboards, and Joe Porcaro on drums. All players handle a variety of instruments, as does Richards, who must play dozens of different percussion elements on the set. Features some great short groovers and groovy pop-Eastern sound.


Creative Musicians 2 -- More Highly Underrated Masterpieces From The Funk Era

An incredible batch of funky jams in a seemingly disparate range that burns together beautifully. The set has an appropriately grimy fashion with a gutterfunk blast that would make even the JBs blush. The energy carries throughout the rest of the set, with curator Florian Keller's track list featuring powerhouse soul, percussion & keys instrumentals, psychedelic flourishes, soul grunts, and leftfield numbers from funky funky Europe.

1. Jimmy Lynch - fucking up
2. Faruk Green – faith
3. Josephine Jones & The Raw Soul - candy man
4. Betty Barney - momma momma
5. Liz Mc Call - double determination
6. Bo Baral - no time to wallow in the myrrh
7. Bobby Wayne - you're blowing my mind
8. Ruff Francis - give me mercy
9. James Lewis – manifesto
10. Pamoja - oh baby
11. Energetics - you make me nothing
12. Family Affair - i had a friend
13. The Malcouns - something going wrong
14. Jimmy Lynch - let a woman be a woman, let a man be a man
15. David Robinson - i'm a carpenter
16. Darling Dears & Funky Heavy Production - and i love you
17. Madeleine Bell - love is all you need
18. Joe Marcinkievicz - tomorrow’s time
19. Frank Hatchett - galaxy medley

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V/A - The Kings of Jazz (Compiled by Gilles Peterson and Jazzanova)

Gilles Peterson digs out obscure gems from well-known jazz masters and Jazzanova gets to play with the contemporary forces

An impressive diverse collection. What more can you ask for compiled by two specialists in the genre of the jazzy dance, veteran Giles Peterson and West Germany's finest mixmen Jazzanova. Side 1 is more traditional with classics, while disc 2 is Jazzanova's cutting edge choice of nu jazz grooves remaining pretty cool sleek and downtempo. Whatever your choice of jazz there should be something here for you whether it's the grooves and base, or the seductive horns, crashing piano, or laid back jazzy electronica. Even if you are one of these people who instantly say, "I'm not into jazz", you'll be crossing over once you've heard this collection of kings.


Gilles Peterson’s selection: “The History
01 Donald Byrd - Cristo Redentor
02 Clifford Brown / Marx Roach Quintet - George’s Dilemma
03 Roy Haynes - Quiet Fire
04 Rahsaan Roland Kirk - Spirits Up Above
05 Charles Mingus - Moves
06 Arthur Blythe - Autumn in New York (Part One)
07 Mark Murphy - My Favorite Things
08 Lee Konitz - Five, Four and Three
09 The Jazz Crusaders - Young Rabbits
10 Art Blakey - Anthenagin
11 John Coltrane - Equinox
12 Bill Evans - Peace Piece

Jazzanova’s selection: “The Present
01 4 Hero - Spirits in Transi
t02 [re:jazz] - Inner City Life
03 Nikki O - Butterflies
04 Jeffrey Smith - Afro Blue
05 Sleep Walker feat. Bembe Segue - Into the Sun (KJM Edit)
06 Two Banks of Four - One Day
07 The Five Corners Quintet - Trading Eights
08 Shaun Escoffery - Breaking Away (Koop Remix)
09 Bembe Segue - Mother of the future (Live Version)
10 Soil & “Pimp” Sessions - Waltz for Goddess
11 United Future Organization - Loud Minority
12 Sunaga T Experience - No Reason No Rhyme (Nicola Conte plays a Mode for Tatsuo)
13 The Matthew Herbert Big Band - Everything’s Changed


Movers -- A Collection Of Greasy Soul, Sleaze Funk, Psychedelic Cumbia, Fuzzy Jazz, & More

Here are some rarities some people would chew their right arm off for. Movers is about as fine a sampler we could have asked for from the funky archaeologists at VampiSoul records. This is real dirty soul: some of the production is appalling, raw, untouched, and it’s precisely this which gives the finishing touch to the energy, the raw soul energy.

You’ll hear horn lines lifted straight from James Brown, Lucho Macedo’s version of Tito Puente’s ‘Guayaba’, and The Soul Survivors version of Otis Redding’s ‘Respect’, among other gems.

The fuzziness reaches levels you rarely come across and the whole collection demands massive respect for Vampisoul for yet again pulling some classics out of the vaults. Here are four Spanish and American filthy soul tracks to get you going.