Saturday, July 11, 2009

Joey Negro no go


JOEY Negro And The Sunburst Band's latest LP sees last year's collaboration Moving With The Shakers revisited.
And while the sunkissed soulful house groove with a hint of funk - and I stress just a hint, funk fans - is retained, I have reservations about this double album.
Now I have no problems with the intentions of this collection of remixes from the likes of Dennis Ferrer, Milton Jackson, Audiowhores, Yam Who? and more - it's happy, smiling and laid back.
However as a result there's a tendency towards cheesy vocals.
In addition the beats are pedestrian, obvious house beats, and not one of those on remixing duties mixes this up throughout.
As a result, especially as each track at least hits the five-minute mark, the effect is a cumbersome, slow and unwieldy album.
The Remixes is not a bad album - but for the most part only as a backdrop.

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