Dave Lee (born 18 June 1964) is a British DJ and house music producer, also known by the stage name Joey Negro. Lee was born on the Isle of Wight. He has released music under a variety of pseudonyms, including the name Jakatta. Lee as Joey Negro compiled the Disco Not Disco series.Lee began producing in 1988, after founding his first label, the now defunct Republic Records. After creating a string of acid house tracks as part of the M-D-Emm production team, he became one of the first to incorporate disco samples starting with «Together Forever», a cover of a track by disco band Exodus produced under the name Raven Maize, with assistance from Blaze. In 1990, he released the first track under the name Joey Negro, which catapulted Lee to underground stardom. Not being able to play an instrument, Lee also started working with keyboard players Andrew ‘Doc’ Livingstone and Viv Hope-Scott. He also closed Republic Records and started a new label, Z Records, to promote his new artistic leanings.

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