Chris Penny aka Cpen is not your average music producer. His strong musical background in jazz and funk has made him well
Chris Penny aka Cpen is not your average music producer. His strong musical background in jazz and funk has made him well known for sublime melodies and killer bass lines over the past 12 years. He is one of the key founders of the west coast deep house movement of the early 00s . Cpens debut solo e.p. Pirates Life was released on Seasons recordings in 2000 . The title track was licensed to Fabrics first CD compilation with Craig Richards. He followed this up with highly acclaimed releases on OM Records, Naked Music , Glasgow Underground, Hudd Traxx , Nightshift and Robsoul to name but a few. Besides his solo work, Cpen has collaborated extensively with long time music partner and friend JT Donaldson as well as Lance De Sardi , Angel Alanis and DJ Colette with whom he wrote 2 songs in 2005 on her debut album Hypnotized (#1 on Billboard and i tunes Dance Charts). The title track Hypnotized was also featured on the soundtrack for the movie The Devil Wears Prada . Cpens remixes include the likes of Andy Caldwell, Jake Childs and Alexander East but he is perhaps best known for the 2004 Utensil Recordings single Puffin Stuff with JT remix , which was featured on Fabric 21 DJ Heather and DJ Sneak House of OM .