90's House & Garage Vol. 2


Founded way back in '91, Z Records has since amassed a lauded and plentiful collection of singles, albums, and compilations. Run by Dave Lee, aka Joey Negro, the label has enjoyed success through his unique ability to foster the principles of underground dance music whilst also remaining mindful of commercial appeal. Through various compilations, Lee has consistently delved deep into the heart of a specific genre or era and selecting a lesser-known series of tracks that give a real insight into the spirit and energy that made that point in time special. This time he's been joined by Neil Pierce as co-compiler for this second collection of their favorite moments across a definitive decade for house and garage: the '90s. Vol. 2 includes material from UFO (United Future Organization), and Slam Mode, as well as remixes from Kings Of Tomorrow, Kerri Chandler, Marshall Jefferson, and Smack Productions -- the compilation is packed with sultry vocal lines and the sort of slick, irresistible grooves that defined the era. Sticking with the ethos of his series, Dave and Neil have dug out a lot of music that may have until now "slipped under the radar" meaning a lot of the material on this compilation is being digitized for the very first time. In searching deeper and wider than the average compilation, the package provides a thorough insight into why this was such a fertile period for production and gives a nod to the sort of drum patterns, sampling techniques, and vocal lines that have inspired the likes of Bicep, Brawther, and Huxley, amongst many more. Dedicated to Paul "Trouble" Anderson.

Double-CD version also features: Satoshi Tomiie, Diane Charlemagne, N-Joi, LNR, Sound Source, Fini Dolo, Restless Soul, Abacus, Glenn Turner, Bonnie Byrd, Biddu Orchestra, Screamin' Rachel, Martha Wash, Tee, Elé Ferrer, Alexander Hope, Tommy Musto, Alexis P Suter, Mama's Children, Lee Truesdale, Colonel Abrams, Cassio Ware, Mentalinstrum, Kathy Summers, House of Jazz, Donald O, Joi Cardwell, Philip Damien, Mental Instrum, and Joey Negro.