Under The Influence Volume Nine (Compiled by Alena Arpels) – Various Artists – LP Doublepack Vinyl – BACK IN STOCK NOW !!


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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, Sean P, Faze Action, Winston and Woody Bianchi. It’s now the turn of one of the scene’s most impressive collectors; Alena Arpels

Now in its 10th year, Z Records’ Under The Influence series gives a musical platform to record collectors that may be unknown to the general public but are hardcore enthusiasts who have built some of the best collections of soul, funk and disco. The UTI #9 features tracks selected by a London-based DJ, dancer and record collector, Alena Arpels.

Originally pressed on vinyl in very small quantities, these 19 records were issued between 1970 – 1983. Many of the tracks included in this compilation were never commercially released but given away by the artists to family and friends instead. There are no genre boundaries so expect to hear funk, soul, disco, boogie and jazz funk. What is common, however, is talent, groove, drive and passion.

Collecting rare records and DJing for over 15 years, she’s also been a regular DJ and dancer at soul, boogie, house and UK jazz dance parties. Alena is a frequent guest at European soul weekenders. She was lucky to grow up listening to her parents’ ever-expanding record collection (lots of classical music, 70s prog rock, and jazz). King Crimson, Genesis, Black Sabbath, Chic, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, George Gershwin, as well as Sergei Rachmaninoff, all had strong influences on her.

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.


Track Listing


No. Track Preview
01. Spellboun' - Dance Your Blues Pt II
02. E.K.G. - Give Me Love Listen
03. MVP Cloudburst - Specialty Item Listen
04. Pleze - Disco 2000


No. Track Preview
01. Jeff Burns - Flashback
02. La Voyage - All Nite Affair Listen
03. Executive Jam ‎– I'm Into Your Love Listen
04. Fire Water – Twilight Listen
05. Frederick – Move on Listen


No. Track Preview
01. McNasty - Say, Raise Your Hand And Say McNasty Listen
02. Basic Sounds Of Pittsburgh - Down Beat (Gimme Some Chitt'lins) Listen
03. Cash Money - Seeking Listen
04. Body Heat - Forget Yourself Listen
05. Horizon - Give It Up Listen


No. Track Preview
01. Rideout - Spend Some Time With Me Listen
02. Jackson – Lee - Space Ghost Pt.I & II
03. Sharon Revoal - Reaching For Our Star Listen
04. Reflections - Reflex Listen

Additional information

input date 29th November 2021

Under The Influence Volume Nine (Compiled by Alena Arpels)




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