Junior Jack

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Junior Jack
Birth name Vito Lucente
Also known as Room 5, Wamblee, Nu Rican Kidz
Born (1971-08-31) August 31, 1971 (age 42)
Rutigliano, Italy
Genres House
Occupations DJ
Record producer
Years active 1995–present
Associated acts Benny B, Kid Creme
Website www.facebook.com/juniorjacklive

Junior Jack (real name Vito Lucente, born August 31, 1971) is an Italian house music producer and DJ.

Biography[edit]

In the early years Vito Lucente produced several acid house and eurodance projects, mostly in collaboration with Eric Imhauser. However, his more famous project was as producer of the synthpop/eurorap band Benny B, with vocalist Amid Gharbaoui, DJ Daddy K and dancer Serge "Perfect" Nuet. Lucente left the band after the second album, and he did not produce their last single.

Career[edit]

Vito Lucente resided in Belgium in his teen years. In 1995, he abandoned Eurodance and adopted the name "Mr. Jack" (which would later morph into Junior Jack), dabbling in house music. He entered the UK Top 40 with the singles "My Feeling", "Thrill Me (Such A Thrill)", "E Samba", "Dare Me (Stupidisco)" and "Da Hype", the latter featuring vocals by Robert Smith from The Cure and uses samples from "I'm So Hot For You" by Bobby Orlando. His album Trust It was released to critical acclaim.[citation needed] "My Feeling" and "Stupidisco" were built around vocal samples from, respectively, "Saturday Love" by Alexander O'Neal and Cherrelle, and "Dare Me" by The Pointer Sisters. His latest single was a remake of "Dare Me (Stupidisco)", with vocals from Shena, which reached #20 in the UK Singles Chart on 25 February 2007

Lucente has also worked with disco artist Oliver Cheatham under the name Room 5, reaching number-one in the UK Singles Chart with the 2003 single "Make Luv"[1] (which used samples from Cheatham's song "Get Down Saturday Night").

As a remixer, he has reworked tracks for artists such as Whitney Houston, Moby, Bob Sinclar and Utada. He has worked extensively in this area with partner Kid Creme.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • 1990 L'Album, as Benny B
  • 1992 Perfect, Daddy K Et Moi, as Benny B
  • 1992 Walakota, as Wamblee
  • 2003 Music & You, as Room 5
  • 2004 Trust It, as Junior Jack

Singles[edit]

Junior Jack
Year Single Peak chart positions Album
BEL
(Vl)
BEL
(Wa)
DEN FIN FRA ITA
[2]
NED SPA UK
[1]
U.S.
Dance

[3]
1999 "My Feeling" 40 71 40 10 31 9 Singles only
2000 "U Look Fantastic" (vs. Richard Grey)
2002 "Thrill Me" (with Erick Morillo and Terra Deva) 46 43 20 29 Trust It
2003 "E Samba" 25 38 16 34 18 6 34
"Da Hype" (with Robert Smith) 19 22 17 87 19 52 9 25 1
2004 "Stupidisco" 14 31 26 1
2006 "See You Dancin'" 47 8 62 Singles only
"Dare Me (Stupidisco)" 14 20
"—" denotes releases that did not chart
Room 5
  • 2001 "Make Luv" (with Oliver Cheatham)
  • 2003 "Make Luv" (re-release) (with Oliver Cheatham) #1 UK,[1] #34 AUS
  • 2003 "Music & You" (with Oliver Cheatham) #38 UK[1]
  • 2004 "U Got Me"
  • 2005 "Make Luv (The 2005 Mixes)" (with Oliver Cheatham)
Mr Jack
  • 1995 "Only House Muzik"
  • 1996 "Wiggly World"
  • 1997 "The Wiggly World 2 (Jack Is The One)" (with Brenda Edwards)
  • 1997 "I Know" (with Olivier Gosseries)
  • 1998 "Back From Hawaii EP" (with Olivier Gosseries)
  • 1999 "Start!" (with Olivier Gosseries)
  • 1999 "Only House Muzik - Remixes '99"
  • 1999 "Voodoo Curse" (with Olivier Gosseries)
Benny B
All are collaborations with Amid Gharbaoui, Daddy K and Richard Quyssens
  • 1990 "Qu'Est Ce Qu'On Fait Maintenant?"
  • 1990 "Vous Êtes Fou"
  • 1991 "Dis Moi Bébé"
  • 1991 "Parce Qu'On Est Jeunes"
  • 1992 "Dix Neuf Huit"
  • 1992 "Est-Ce Que Je Peux"
  • 1993 "Je T'Aime A L'Infini", with Eric Imhauser, Gregg Wakson, David Linx and François Gery
Latino Brothers productions
All are collaborations with Terry Logist
  • 1990 "Move It!", as One Shot
  • 1993 "Don't Miss The Party", as One Shot
  • 1993 "The Musik", as Latino Brothers
  • 1994 "Can You See It", as Kaf'e
  • 1994 "I'm In Love", as Fresh Mould
  • 1995 "Come With Me", as Latino Brothers
  • 1996 "Back In Town EP", as Kaf'e
  • 1996 "Fantasy", as Kaf'e
  • 1998 "Can You See It '98", as Kaf'e
  • 2004 "Carnaval", as Latino Brothers
Hugh K.
All are collaborations with Hugh Kanza and Eric Imhauser
  • 1992 "Georgia On My Mind"
  • 1993 "Shine On"
  • 1994 "One More Time"
  • 1995 "Shine On (Unreleased Dubs)"
  • 1996 "Higher"
Other aliases
  • 1990 "Coco Di Mamma", as Don Vito
  • 1990 "Mais Vous Etes Sottes", as Suzy D (with Richard Quyssens, François Gery and Alain Deproost)
  • 1991 "No Name", as F&V (with Frank Sels)
  • 1991 "Anitouni", as Wamblee (with Francesco Palmeri)
  • 1991 "Wa Na Pi", as Warble (with Francesco Palmeri)
  • 1992 "I'm Sorry (Désolé Madame)", as R.I.P. (with Richard Quyssens and Eric Imhauser)
  • 1992 "Atomico", as Redline (with Eric Imhauser)
  • 1992 "It's Time To Sleep", as Nitrogena (with Eric Imhauser)
  • 1993 "Jumping", as Redline (with Eric Imhauser)
  • 1993 "Get To You", as Logic Dream (with F. Spindler)
  • 1994 "4 U/Just Deep", as Deep Walker
  • 1994 "Strange Day", as Marocco
  • 1994 "People", as Family Groove
  • 2001 "We Loved", as E-People (with Frank de Gryse and C. Robert Walker)
  • 2001 "Tool #1", as Private Tools (with Kid Creme)
  • 2002 "Chasing", as Maphia Ltd. (with Kid Creme)
  • 2003 "Hidden Sun/Good Times", as Soho
  • 2003 "Excuse Me!", as Nu Rican Kidz
  • 2003 "Hold Me Up", as Glory (with Frank de Gryse and Jocelyn Brown)
  • 2005 "Tool #2", as Private Tools (with Kid Creme)
Production for other artists

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 469. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  2. ^ "Hit Parade Italia - Indice per Interprete: J". Hit Parade Italia. Retrieved July 6, 2012. 
  3. ^ US peaks

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