Alena Arpels

London-based DJ and record collector, Alena Arpels is bringing her selection ofraregroove, funk, soul, disco, boogie and jazz-funk records for her sessions.Collecting rare records and DJing for over 15 years, she’s enjoyed regular setsat Spiritland, Brilliant Corners, Supermax, Brixton’s famous The Prince of Walesand many more.

Alena is a frequent guest at European soul weekenders.Under The Influence CompilationIn 2021, Z Records continued its commitment to unearthing obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 50 years through the ever-popular Under TheInfluence series-this time compiled by Alena Arpels.

Originally pressed on vinyl in very small quantities, these records were issued between 1970-1983. Many of the tracks included in this compilation werenever commercially released but given away by the artists to family and friendsinstead.There are no genre boundaries so expect to hear funk, soul, disco, boogie andjazz funk.

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