Faze Action / Various – Under The Influence Vol 6 (2xLP)

Label: Z Records
Format: gatefold 2xLP
Cat: ZEDDLP043
Released: 25 May 18

Description

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, Nick The Record and Sean P it’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most respected live disco acts and DJ duos, Faze Action.

Robin and Simon Lee aka Faze Action, were championing disco and all its afro off-shoots back in the mid 90’s when it certainly wasn’t the latest trend to do so. It was however their Original Disco Motion and In The Trees releases on Nuphonic Records that shaped the Faze Action sound and were defining moments of the time and played a large part in coining the term nu-disco.

Fast forward 20+ years and the brothers Lee are still pushing the modern disco sound with their live sets and studio productions as Faze Action. Alongside their studio work they’ve always been serious record collectors so their selections for this latest Under The Influence album are reflective of their extensive collecting and digging history.

“Searching for and buying old records helps to keep our musical thirst alive and is a constant source of inspiration for both our DJ sets and our original productions.” Faze Action

Under The Influence Vol.6 is the first compilation Faze Action have been involved in for several years, and they’ve dug incredibly deep, unearthing tracks ranging from afro, italo, soul, funk and disco, with many of the vinyl going for hundreds of pounds, if you were even able to find the originals. They have also edited some of the tracks exclusively for this album adding yet more value to an already fully packed gatefold double LP and double CD.

Included in the booklet are extensive track notes from Faze Action highlighting what they know about these records and, where they are super-rare and obscure, what they don’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 audio possible.