An icon of Spanish dance music, David Penn remains a hero of global underground house. If you’ve not yet acquainted yourself with the Madrid-based producer, DJ and label head, you’re missing out on over two decades of quality music. The last 18 months have seen David receiving more of the recognition he deserves, being chosen by Traxsource as their #1 artist of 2017 following a string of #1 tracks on his own Urbana Recordings. He went on to achieve Beatport #1 with his track ‘Hipcats’ alongside ATFC in early 2018 and then came his monster Defected track ‘Nobody’, a record that has been turning heads throughout the house music world and switched yet another generation of house heads on to this prolific producer.
Currently at #1 in Beatport’s House Top 10 with a remix of Sneaky Sound System’s ‘Can’t Help The Way That I Feel’, David’s upcoming activity is looking very interesting indeed, in and out of the studio. His remixing talents have been enlisted for Jack Back’s ‘(It Happens) Sometimes’ and Sophie Lloyd featuring Dames Brown ‘Calling Out’, two records that will undoubtedly benefit from his robust classic house style. If you want to see him in action, it has been announced that David will be joining the Defected crew at London’s Printworks for a sold out New Year’s Eve party, kicking off a year of celebrations marking the label’s 20thyear. He will also be making a debut appearance at Defected Croatia festival in 2019, a unique chance to hear all his latest stompers in an idyllic Adriatic setting.
David Penn’s history with Defected goes back ten years to his release ‘What Is House? (KoT Anthem)’ alongside Rober Gaez in 2008. This was closely followed by his joint House Masters project with long-time friend ATFC. The album focussed on David’s seamless remixes of records such as ‘The Way You Love Me’ by Ron Hall & The MuthaFunkaz, Sandy Rivera ‘I Can’t Stop’ and some of his work with DJ Chus, a close collaborator, with whom he makes music as The New Iberican League alongside Abel Ramos.
With such an endless discography of gems to discover and plenty of new music on the way, Defected is beyond proud and excited to see what’s next for the House Master, David Penn.
See David Penn at Defected Croatia festival, 8th-13th August 2019. Tickets available now from defected.com/croatia.
David Penn @ Printworks, London: https://kaboodle.co.uk/printworks/defected-nye.
HOUSE MASTERS - ATFC & DAVID PENN 2CD pack is available now from the DStore.