joey negro & sean p - destination boogie classic eighties boogie, soul... (experimedia.net preview) by Experimedia published on 2013-06-06T16:54:41Z *Excerpts from the album. Now available from Experimedia.net.* At a time when most young people from inner cities chose their musical paths -- soul-head, reggae, indie or rock -- and stuck with them 'til they knew better, boogie was the big thing in the UK's (mainly) black clubs. Now, Z Records is releasing a gatefold double vinyl pack of the influential Destination Boogie album that was first released back in 2006 but only as a double CD. As Sean P. says: It's taken a long time for boogie to surface from the underground; its largely been ignored, or regarded as disco's poor cousin ... but it kick-started a musical ground-swell which would see club music topping the charts all over the world again. The post-disco era represented by boogie was a turbulent and creative time for independent dance music in general and one where the early trends in music technology are easy to spot. So how, you may ask, does boogie differ from its glitzier forbearer, disco? Well it's still a continuation of disco, though dressed up differently -- for example, as you'll hear on the CD, its rhythms weren't always the ubiquitous four-to-the-floor. Rather, boogie is all about the groove. It's a heady blend of disco, funk, soul/R&B, jazz and electronic, fused by and for the party-heads of the day. Among the gems unearthed on this 2CD comes the quirky synth-pop of Karen Young, Lowrell Simon's fat-bottomed love odyssey Love Massage, Carol Sylvian's beefy gospel-funk Think and Color's life-affirming R&B stormer Am I Gonna Be the One? Elsewhere, the compilation showcases the creative and brilliant mixing techniques of top-notch producers Shep Pettibone, Butch Ingram and Wayne Braithwaite -- alchemists who turned even basic tracks into the kind of complex sonic masterpieces still capable of turning heads even now.