Various - Under The Influence Vol.5 Compiled By Sean P
2015 was a productive year for Z Records with the release of Opolopo‰۪s artist album, the Joey Negro compiled Le Freak - a tribute to the sound of Chic, 90‰۪s House & Garage and the long awaited Supafunkanova Vol.2. As a result 2016 had a lot to live up to but it has already started in fine form with the release of Volume Two of Joey Negro‰۪s Remixed With Love series, an album that has been supported by dj‰۪s across the board and has been lauded as a landmark album in it‰۪s genre.
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, Paul Phillips, James Glass and Nick The Record 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 and Supafunkanova series, 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 UTI 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.
As always with ZR 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.