David Penn Biography
David Penn founder of the music label Urbana Recordings and the music publishing company Zen Records has been working in the music industry for more than 15 years.
He started to play piano at the age of 9 and heavily influenced by funky, soul, jazz and by electronic music, Penn is a versatile producer, who tries to fuse his musical influences with new technologies combining old harmonies with contemporary sounds. His sound is in constant evolution.
One of his biggest hits was Kadoc 'The Night train', which sold more than 2 million copies all around the world. It reached position number 12 in the UK charts and number 1 in Holland. In those days he played in Denmark, Germany, France, UK, Holland, Miami and Russia.
David Penn releases tracks under different akas as: Deux, Montilla, Nuboy or Doblado and has worked with very important names in the electronic scene as Dj Chus, who David met in 1994 working since then in several projects, remixes and gigs, Peter Gelderblom, Ceballos, Toni Bass, Halo, Dj Jabato, Sebastián Gamboa, Camilo Franco and Olav Basoski. He has also worked in remixes for Jay-J, Junior Jack, Chus & Ceballos, Vibe Residents, Milk & Sugar, Dave Storm, Wackside, Lenny Fontana, Ron Hall, Jason Hates Jazz, Cam or The Thief among others. Some record labels that had seen David's releases on their catalogue are: Defected, Black Vinyl, Purple Music, Azuli, Bluem, Maya or Rise.
In 2007 he was awarded with the Best House Production for his track Montilla "From the Stars" by Spanish magazine Deejay's awards. All this releases, remixes, labels and awards have given David a big reputation as a remixer and as a producer being nowadays one of the most popular artists in the electronic scene.
The achievement David is most proud of is without a doubt his label Urbana Recordings. He founded it back in 2003 starting a new division of Zen Records. It was an instant success among the professional dj world thanks to the new fresh music he started to release. Urbana's records are played by Djs as Roger Sanchez, David Morales, Bob Sinclair, Dj Chus.. It has been nominated as Best Breakthrough Label in House Music Awards (UK) and got the Best Label 2006 award in Spanish DeejayMags (Spanish magazine Deejay).
David Penn also has a renowned career as a Dj having played in the Winter Music Conference in Miami, in Russia, in Japan,South Korea, Mexico, Germany , Poland, Estonia, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia, Malta, Egypt, , Argel, Maroc.. He has recently received 2 Dj awards: Best House Dj 2006 and Best Club House Dj 2007 at Spanish Deejaymag. This year is also nominated at Deejaymags in 7 categories, including best House Dj, best production David Penn & Rober Gaez "Set Me Free", Deux "Same Way", best remix as Jon Cutler "It's yours" remixes..
David Penn also enjoys the radio world and nowadays he is doing a 2 hours radio show every Thursday at www.locafm.com (Loca Fm Spain) from 22:00 to 00:00 (Europe Time): Urbana Radio Show.
In his sets David combines a clear and defined house music style with different influences ranging from underground house to energetic and musical tracks, being always seduced by classic tracks.