Nick The Record is behind the two-disc rare soul, funk, boogie and disco compilation, due out in September.
The seminal disco label, run by Dave Lee, AKA Joey Negro, is famous for its compilations, which include the popular Remixed With Love and The Soul Of Disco series. Started in 2011, Under The Influence focuses on lesser-known soul, funk, boogie and disco, put together by avid collectors. With a collection that dates back 35 years, UK obsessive Nick The Record is considered one of the top connoisseurs of rare disco from the '70s and '80s.
"There were very few people interested in this vein of music history at the time and even fewer as obsessed as me," says Nick The Record. "So when the re-emergence of disco exploded I was well ahead of the curve, not only in collecting but historical knowledge." The two-disc release brings together cuts from the likes of Katunga, Leston Paul and late London-born singer Jean Adebambo.
01. Boogsie - Can't You See Me
02. The Family Tree - 150th Psalm
03. Proton Plus - Pay Up (Remixed Rhythm Track)
04. Jean Adebambo - Say That You Love Me (DJ Nick The Record Re-edit)
05. Bill Campbell - Boogie All Night
06. Katunga - Palo Bonito (DJ Nick The Record Re-edit)
07. Wild Fire - Try Making Love
08. M.C. And His Great Googa-Moogas - Keep Your Shoes On! (Stuck In The Groove) (DJ Nick The Record Concise Edit)
09. M.C. Roscoe - Feel The Beat (Instrumental) (DJ Nick The Record Minor Tweek Edit)
10. Leston Paul - What A Surprise
01. Sugar & Spice - The Beast (Instrumental)
02. Santth - Do You Want Me Baby, Like I Want You Re-united Re-Edit)
03. K.L. Hamilton - I'm Trying
04. Skye - Ain't No Need (DJ Nick The Record Part 1 & 2)
05. Betty & Beverly Prudhomme - Tut Tut Twins (DJ Nick The Record Re-edit)
06. Shelbra Deane - You Move Me
07. Ronnie Jones - Video Games
08. Charlie Mike Sierra - On The Moon
09. Victor Vick – Rescue
10. State Of Grace - Touching The Times (Instrumental)
11. Blackway & Helene - Music For Us (Instrumental)
Z Records will release Under The Influence Vol.4 on September 8th, 2014.