Faze Action compile Z Records’ latest ‘Under The Influence’ compilation

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.


CD Track List

CD One
01 Carol Dionne – I’m In Love With You
02 Leston Paul – All Nite Tonight (Mix)
03 Bebe Manga – Lokognolo
04 Saraba – Barlia (Kulandjagnho)
05 Courtial feat. Errol Knowles – Love Nevermore
06 Stylus – We All Need One Another
07 Midway – Set It Out (Faze Action Edit)
08 Delight – Is It Too Late feat. Phenix Horns Esquire
09 Disco Circus – Dig It
10 Michele Claire – In The Bush

CD Two
01 Galaxy – Let Love Begin
02 Mikki feat. Starz – Dance Lover (Faze Action Edit)
03 Pilgrim Fathers Orchestra – Touch Me Don’t Stop
04 Songhoi Band – Africa Africa (Faze Action Edit)
05 Oscar Perry – Body Movements
06 Don Lurio – Ruba Ruba
07 Space – Mixed Up (Faze Action Edit)
08 Tony Antoniou – Send In The Night (Inst. Mix)
09 Spats – Hot Summer Madness
10 Banzai – Runaway

Vinyl Track List

Record One
A1 Carol Dionne – I’m In Love With You
A2 Space – Mixed Up (Faze Action Edit)
B1 Mikki feat. Starz – Dance Lover (Faze Action Edit)
B2 Leston Paul – All Nite Tonight (Mix)
B3 Michele Claire – In The Bush

Record Two
C1 Galaxy – Let Love Begin
C2 Midway – Set It Out (Faze Action Edit)
C3 Songhoi Band – Africa Africa (Faze Action Edit)
D1 Stylus – We All Need One Another
D2 Oscar Perry – Body Movements
D3 Spats – Hot Summer Madness

About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and House. A man that lives in a world of beats and bass, and total confusion about life!