Groove aficionado, Sean P. has been a face on the London music scene since the â€™80s, taking the counters of some of the cityâ€™s leading record shops. Sean is famous for his encyclopedic knowledge of soul, funk, disco, boogie, rare groove, jazz-funk and jazz. Bill Brewster, co-author of the book â€˜Last Night A DJ Saved My Lifeâ€™, described Sean as someone he would call if â€˜I ever had a questionâ€™. The Idjut Boys call him â€˜The Knowledgeâ€™ and many others think of him as â€˜The Black Music Oracleâ€™.
Sean has contributed rare source material and sleeve notes for various re-issue projects. Most famously compiling the â€˜Disco Spectrumâ€™ series for BBE with Dave Lee (Joey Negro), which is an education worth looking out for. Also the seminal â€˜Disco (Not Disco)â€™ compilations which featured punk disco from the likes of The Clash, Yoko Ono and Ian Dury, had Seanâ€™s hand and are regarded by many as genre-defining. They are also thought to have provided a vital spark from which the recent Electro-clash movement was set ablaze.
Sean has also assisted with articles for Record Collector magazine and is highly respected for his re-edits of rare disco gems (like â€˜Hungryâ€™ by Sandyâ€™s Gang, issued in 2004 on Tirk), which has been greatly appreciated by an ever-growing number of DJs who are discovering (or re-discovering) the hidden treasures of â€™70s and early â€™80s.
Sean has also recently moved into the specialist field of audio restoration, utilising the Cedar Audio system to â€˜clean upâ€™ source material for a list of prestigious clients.
Sean is a highly under rated DJ and despite often lurking in the backroom and not shouting about his achievements, put him up-front in the booth and you will hear his rich heritage in black music sing.
Sandys Gang - Hungry (Sean P Edit)