The 90s were an eclectic time for a natural amalgamation of modern contemporary club sounds fused with the harmonies and retro feel of yesterday’s soul heroes and heroine’s. From a UK point of view that would have been Soul II Soul, Brand New Heavies, Massive Attack, Young Disciples, Omar, Jamiroquai, D Influence and many more. A time when multi genre black music venues were incorporating Hip Hop in their playlist mixed with dance music and classic retro soul funk, jazz and boogie.
Circa late 80’s/90’s and DJ’s Eddie Piller and Giles Peterson formed a uniquely London ‘Acid Jazz’ music scene and record label encompassing audiences and fans exploring their love of this fusion of black and latin music.
One on my 90s club residencies ‘Gon Clear’ was privileged enough to have D Influence perform at one of the club nights.
The performances on the night kicked off punctually at 9pm (ish) to a very packed an intimate Jazz Café; many music journos and record company personnel being visible and present.
Click the photo below to watch D’Influence perform ‘Good 4 We’ at Jazz Café :-
Click the photo below to watch D’Influence perform ‘Hipnotize’ at Jazz Café :-
Click the photo below to watch D’Influence perform ‘Im The One’ at Jazz Café :-