Those more accustomed to the unexhausted heat of Spanish House music know all too well the particular set of skills brandished by David Penn. At the essential summer ascent for this award-winning asset to the ballsy Balearic beat, his latest summer compilation ‘Ibized’ embraces a hunger for seasonal hallmarks that the Madrid based producer and his Urbana imprint was born to quench.
A born survivor and ever-enthusiastic floor filler in spite of predictable times for genre and industry alike, Penn’s enigmatic ear for sharp Mediterranean grooves pervades this mix of assorted House gems from the loins of his Urbana imprint. While such personal and re-orientated cuts as Fredrico Scavo’s take on ‘Lovin U’ and Penn’s worthy remodel of ‘Whatever May Come’ make for obvious album standouts, label favorite Deux’s essential club cut ‘Party People’ and Julian Guargue’s ‘No Accident’ showcase the label at its most affirmative. But the most impressive factor in this modest label compilation remains the consistency to which this uncompromised Spanish stronghold swears by throughout. Without one single groove mismatched or tropical gem outspoken, Penn’s diligent Balearic composition screams wonders for the years that this Mediterranean Maestro has committed to mastering the heart and soul of Spanish club culture.
While Penn caters for a rather specific field within modern Dance music, anyone seeking the genuine heat of Ibizan summer clubbing should immediately orientate themselves with this prime showcase of ardent and exotic House music that shows no sign of falling out of favor upon the taste making island.
Ibized by David Penn is out now via Beatport.