With a string of chart hits and countless underground favourites to his name, Vito Lucente is one of Europe’s essential house names. From the international cross-over hit ‘Make Luv’ produced under his Room 5 moniker, his Junior Jack alias allowed him to explore a much clubbier sound. Releasing a number of Defected catalogue essentials including ‘Thrill Me’ and ‘E Samba’ as Junior Jack, his joyous vocal cut ‘Hold Me Up’ has been the only time Vito has used the aptly named Glory project, featuring the unmistakable vocals of Jocelyn Brown. Released originally in 2003, this hugely popular track now appears on a special 12” package from Defected with remixes from some of the label’s nearest and dearest. Opening with Riva Starr’s fiercely funky Tangerine Funk Vocal Mix, Full Intention’s Michael Gray follows up with his own joyous, piano-laden remix. On the flip, Vito’s JJ Vocal Mix places Jocelyn’s flawless, uplifting top-line centre stage, before Defected’s favourite Dutchman Ferreck Dawn closes out the package with his club-ready version.
Published: 28th January 2021