DAVE LEE personifies that sort of superfan turned musical information to a number of genres, eras, and artists.
Above all he’s somebody who loves underground dance music, and that’s been the hallmark of his profession as a DJ, music artist, label proprietor, and promoter. Lee has nearly 1200 manufacturing and writing credit to his title, and alongside the way in which he’s launched a whole bunch of singles, loved chart hits (having by no means gone searching for one), scores of albums, over 170 remixes and plenty of now-legendary compilations. A vastly revered imprint with a world fanbase, along with reaching 300 releases, Z Data celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2019.
Previously generally known as Joey Negro (Latin American pronunciation), Dave just lately determined to discontinue the latter pseudonym. Though it had unwittingly grew to become considered one of his hottest monikers, Lee initially selected the title for a document he launched on New York label Nu Groove in 1990, so it might match alongside the American DJs and producers who had been releasing the music he liked. On twenty first July 2020, Dave introduced he would now not launch new music or tasks underneath the title Joey Negro, and defined the background to the title’s origins, and his resolution to cease utilizing it, through a press release on Facebook.
Dave’s new single ‘Energy Of The Thoughts’ (feat. Billy Valentine) is out now. The eagerly anticipated lower, that includes a classic soul vocal from Billy Valentine, additionally occurs to be Z Data three hundredth launch, an outstanding milestone for an impartial label. This single follows the compilation album ‘Breaking The Beats: A private choice of West London sounds’, compiled by Dave Lee and Will Fox. ‘Breaking The Beats…’ brings collectively the pair’s decide of a few of the West London scene’s best tracks and remixes, that includes Bugz In The Attic, 4 Hero, Sunburst Band, Jazzanova, Atjazz, and plenty of extra.
For his unique High 10, Dave’s chosen Melba Moore, Melvo Baptiste, Tom Misch and Yussef Dayes, and plenty of extra. Try the playlist beneath.
Sunburst Band and Daylight Sq. – Perdoname
“Summery Brazilian influenced jazz funk from Claudio Passavanti and yours really.”
Melba Moore – Simply Doing Me
“It’s good to listen to Melba again on prime type on a model new music from Terry Hunter.”
Melvo Baptiste – Unhealthy Firm
“The Glitterbox resident makes a powerful recording debut.”
Gin Tonic Orchestra – Palms On The Drums
“Kaidi Taitum with a percussion and chord heavy instrumental.”
China Moses – Breaking Level (Mochi Males remix)
“Nice remix from Mochi Males of a powerful music from Dee Dee Bridgewater’s daughter.”
Moodena – Rattlesnake And The Ant
“A sax-led crowd pleaser from the winner of Mr Horny DJ 2007.”
Michele Chiavarini & Carmichael Musiclover – Divine Every little thing
“That is subtle, soulful home with an awesome vocal.”
Artwork Of Tones – Flower Baby
“Uptempo funky disco from the Parisian artist.”
Saucy Woman Soul – Amplified
“Good, mid-tempo jam with an 80s soul flavour out of Boston.”
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – Final 100
“Quirky and jazzy, that is my fave music from Tom’s latest album.”