An inevitable but not unwelcome compilation of the D.C.-based funk offshoot go-go is coming out via housemaster Joey Negro's Z Records. It's by (and let's face it for) outsiders and the stream below is a mix of its contents so you can drop by the dropping by. Funkiness abounds. The songs often sound like post-disco boogie with a skip, although the cowbell-heavy, winding go-go sound popularized on a national level by E.U.'s "Da Butt" (from Spike Lee's School Daze) pops in throughout.

By the way, the Washington City Paper published an oral history of "Da Butt" last month. It's kind of an anal history, too, I guess.

GoGo Get Down compiled by Joey Negro - Album Sampler by Joey Negro