Under The Influence Volume Eight: A Collection of Rare Boogie & 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, Paul Phillips, James Glass, Nick The Record, Sean P, Faze Action, and Winston. It's now the turn of one of the Italy's most impressive collectors; Woody Bianchi. The story behind Z Records' Under The Influence series is this: being a seasoned record collector Z label boss Dave Lee/Joey Negro has made the acquaintance of many of the worlds other vinyl junkies. People 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 on the planet. The idea of UTI isn't solely about big name DJs compiling albums but to give a musical platform to those who have the knowledge to put together a track listing of killer tunes. Woody Bianchi is a prolific DJ, producer, remixer, and record collector. His international collaborations with Bob Sinclar, Todd Terry, Arthur Baker, Full Intention, Eric Kupper, Jocelyn Brown, Marshall Jefferson, and many others have created a remarkable profile for him. He has released over 300 productions worldwide and has toured side by side with many of the scenes greatest names. Here you have the pleasure of delving into his vast collection and plucking some of the rarest records out, with many of the tracks costing hundreds if you were actually able to find the originals. 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.

Double-CD version features Arlana, Barbara Hall, Ipanema Brothers, Woody Bianchi, Coco York and Serge Ermoll Ensemble, Rideout, Original Just Us, Clifton Dyson, Formula One, Jay Player, Sunny Gayle, G.C. Cameron, The Variations, Renzo Fraiese, Sammy Barbot, Puccio Roelens, Love Exchange, Rev. Jerry Burns and The Youth Ensemble, The Directions, Samson and Delilah with The Boss Four, The Magic City Band, Razz-Ma-Tazz, James Knox, Rozza & Wine, Circle, and Paul Humphrey.