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Lee was born on the Isle of Wight, but raised in Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex. His mother is the novelist Maureen Lee. Career. Dave Lee's interest in dance music began with collecting disco, soul and funk records in the late 1970s. In 1986, he got his first job in the industry, working at the short-lived store Smithers & Leigh.
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Lee was born on the Isle of Wight, but raised in Thorpe-le-Soken in Essex. His mother is the novelist Maureen Lee.
Dave Lee's lifelong obsession with dance music began with collecting disco, soul and funk records in the late 1970s. In 1986, he got his first job in the industry, working at the short-lived store Smithers & Leigh. He moved over to Rough Trade, who were then setting up a dance division, Demix, and were looking for someone to run it. Within a short period of time, Demix was handling hits for Bomb the Bass, MARRS and Beatmasters. Less than a year later, Lee, in partnership with Rough Trade, set up his own label, Republic Records, which became known both for the acclaimed series of compilation albums, The Garage Sound Of Deepest New York, as well Lee's own early forays into studio production. By the end of 1987, Lee began working in a Clacton-on-Sea studio with former schoolfriend Mike Cheal and another Smithers & Leigh employee, DJ Mark Ryder. The trio were responsible for the first release on Republic, under the name M-D-Emm: "Get Busy (It's Partytime!)". Two further M-D-Emm singles...
Error: no text specified (help). 1. Universe of Love (1993) 2. Get Down Tonight (1997) 3. Here Comes the Sunburst Band (1998) 4. Can't Get High Without U (1999) 5. Back To The Scene of the Crime (2001) 6. Visions (2002) 7. Until the End of Time (2004) 8. Moving with the Shakers (2008) 9. Doug's Disco Brain (2008) 10. The Remixes (2009) 11. The Phuture Ain't What It Used To Be (2010) 12. The Secret Life of Us (2012) 13. Remixed With Love volume 1 (2013) 14. Remixed With Love volume 2 (2016)List of number-one dance hits (United States) - 1998, 2006List of artists who reached number one on the U.S. dance chartJoey Negro / Dave Lee discographies at Discogs
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- Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Under a plethora of other monikers including Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The Sunburst Band, Sessomatto, and Z Factor, Dave Lee was one of the first artists to incorporate disco samples in house music when he began his production career in 1990.
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Dave Lee (formerly known as Joey Negro, the name he retired in July 2020 following George Floyd protests) is one of the most respected, prolific and original artists in the industry. He is one of the most well-known British DJ/producers and remixers. Under a plethora of other monikers including Jakatta, Akabu, Doug Willis, Raven Maize, The ...
May 02, 2021 · 5 Course Christmas Party Nights with DJ Dave Lee! Celebrate Christmas in style at Oake Manor! The evening commences at 7.30pm, have a drink in the bar and when your group has arrived we’ll show you through to your candlelit table and take care of your food orders.
- December 17, 2021