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David Penn makes a contemporary revisit to Junior Jack’s house classic “Stupidisco”


Italian DJ/producer Junior Jack resurfaces into the spotlight with a remix package of his house classic “Stupidisco,” with a euphorically feel-good remix by Spanish producer David Penn

This is the first time any official remixes of “Stupidisco” have been commissioned since its release in 2004. The original was a Top 20 single in the U.K and the #1 U.S. Dance Chart record. David Penn’s remix lends a funky cowbell hand to the original, maintaining its highly revered dancefloor verve by paying homage to its powering bassline, the 80s inspired melodic keyboard synths, fervent drum work, and that iconic vocal hook. 

Junior Jack is one of the most prolific house music mixers of that magical era, and we haven’t even mentioned his chart-topping disco classic “Make Luv” by his alter ego Room 5, which made it to the very top of the charts in 2003 in the UK. As a DJ, he dominated dance floors relentlessly across the globe, including his residency at Pacha in Ibiza, where he really came into his own as the master of his own sound for Defected and at Ministry Of Sound in London.

“Stupidisco was the last track of my album,” Junior Jack recounts the story of the original record. “I was locked in the studio for three months, for nearly 18 hours a day. And on the last day when I finished all of the tracks, I decided to do one more track and to do something “stupid” for the final record, and that I would use a “disco” sample. I went into my record room and randomly picked 10 records from the bottom shelf of my disco vinyl collection, then drove straight to the studio. The Pointer Sisters vinyl was the 4th one. Within three hours, ‘Stupidisco’ was produced and mixed!”

Penn’s remix is out now on Tinted Records and is joined by additional reworks from producers Jolyon Petch, Elektrik Disko, and Storken. We premiere David Penn’s remix on Data Transmission today, check it out here and grab it here.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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