Joey Negro: Universe Of Love (Z/Virgin)
Bill Brewster, Mixmag, October 1993
A FEW years ago, any talk of British garage would've been met with nothing more than a few hearty sniggers and the number of the local psychotherapist. Dave Lee, in his more familiar guise as Joey Negro, was number one in a field of one. But Universe Of Love, the first Negro album, comes at a time when competition is hotting up: Greg Fenton's Silver City, Mount Rushmore and Disco Elements are but three of a clutch who have discovered the limitless possibilities of credible, tuneful music over here.
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