Under the Influence Volume Five: A Collection of Rare Soul and Disco


Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 years through the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg (ZEDD 024CD), Paul Phillips (ZEDD 027CD), James Glass (ZEDD 029CD) and Nick The Record (ZEDD 032CD), it's now the turn of another of the worlds most respected record collectors to put together their selection. This time it's long time Z Records album co-compiler Sean P. Alongside Joey Negro, Sean P has been responsible for some killer selections for their Soul of Disco (ZEDD 007CD, ZEDD 010CD) and Supafunkanova series (ZEDD 012CD, ZEDD 012LP, ZEDD 034CD, ZEDD 034LP), all of which feature tracks from Sean's vast record collection. He has been collecting records since his early years, producing and releasing his own edits way before they became the norm and is widely recognized as one of the foremost fountains of musical knowledge so to say he is a stalwart of the underground music scene is well deserved. For his Under The Influence album he goes even deeper and much more across the board with tracks taking in afro, soul, funk, disco, Brit-funk, dub and jazz with many of the tracks costing hundreds if you were able to find the originals. Included in the booklet are extensive track notes from Sean highlighting what he knows about these records and, where they are super-rare and obscure, what he doesn't know. As always with Z Records compilations, a lot of time and effort has been spent on creating these masters from the original vinyl, cleaning them up, removing all the clicks and pops resulting in the cleanest sounding copy possible. Features: Crystal Clear, Joanne Ellis, King David, Plunky and Oneness of Ju Ju, BBRA, George & Glen Miller, HE3 Project, Fruitcake, Don & Oli, Ed Watson And The Brass Circle, Jimmy Spencer, Les Femmes, Nostromo, The Coalition, Bobby Cash Redd, Medina & Mensah, Natural Hi, Yeow, The Mark IV, J.P. Robinson, Sandy Mercer, The Love Bite, World Quake Band, The Stars, William C. Brown III, Starship Gilbey and Darlene Davis.