"Remixed With Love Volume 3" is the third edition of what has become the industry-leading disco remix series. One of the best of the 'new school' of edit merchants - not many know this era of music better than Dave Lee who has from the disco era.
'I can clearly remember in the 80s having fantasies about being a remixer and dreaming of tweaking my favourite songs and re-releasing them. I really never thought it would happen. The days when I receive the parts for some of these classic recordings are literally a dream come true.'
"Remixed With Love Volume 3" has been a real labour of love, and a release several years in the making. With original parts for some of these classics hard to find, and with major labels rightly protective of songs created by legendary artists, it is a testament to both the perseverance of Lee and the esteem in which he is held as a remixer that the project was ever completed. Luckily for us though, here we are: "Remixed With Love Volume 3" is done, dusted and ready to deliver a healthy dose of joy to us all.
As with previous volumes, Lee has put his own inimitable spin on more than a dozen seminal records, with Earth, Wind & Fire, Booker T, Mtume, Eddie Kendricks and many more vying for attention across a stunning three part gatefold double vinyl. As you’d expect from an artist of Lee’s calibre, he’s taken the task extremely seriously. 'Some songs I’ve wanted to get access to the multi for ages turn out to be far less straight forward than I imagined. You know it’s a great track, but unlocking the key to doing a worthwhile new version doesn’t always come easy. To make more of a feature of one element sometimes means there has to be less of something else. There are many decisions to be made, lived with, revised, maybe reversed until finally your gut tells you it’s about right.'
There are very few producers with either the confidence or ability to take on records of this heritage, but Dave Lee has once again proved that when it comes to sensitive re-workings of disco staples, he’s in a league of his own.
STAFF COMMENTSMatt says:
Much needed repress of this seminal series which has become somewhat of a modern holy grail for disco and boogie aficionados. Don't miss out a second time - these are highly coveted and rightly so - expert edits for the dancefloor. Essential!
A1 Michael Wycoff - Looking Up To You (Joey Negro Super Sweet Mix)
A2 Earth, Wind & Fire - Can't Let Go (Joey Negro Elevated Mix)
B1 Booker T. - Don't Stop Your Love (Joey Negro Paradise Mix)
B2 L.T.D. - Love To The World (Joey Negro Mizell Magic Mix)
C1 Mtume - So You Wanna Be A Star (Joey Negro Disco Re-Blend)
C2 Brenda Russell - Way Back When (Joey Negro Extended Disco Mix)
D1 Eddie Kendricks - Going Up In Smoke (Joey Negro Big Smoke Mix)