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Costantino Padovano aka Funky Junction
Is a DJ/Producer, remixer and CEO of the VOTU Productions group, home of the labels Sheeva Records, Tendenzia Records, Voice of the underground Records, Unclassified Records, EMUN Music
His special sound contains Tribal Tech and Electro grooves with a great club energy. His recording studio in USA has been home to many collaborations with international labels, artists, and producers. Costantino was born and grew up in Italy and moved to New York when he was 16. He was addicted to Funk & Disco music at 16 years old and got his first turntables at 17. After 1 year of intensive self training he started his mix sets in clubs. In 1980 Costantino changed his style to New wave music, fell in love with it and has been producing since 1990.
His first big hit was the house track “ Shimmy Shake” on Cutting Record that was a huge success and was placed in numerous top 10 dance charts all over the world. Shimmy Shake was release on all the major labels around the world and received a Gold Record for 100.000 sold records
Costantino became well-known in such New York clubs as Plato’s, Infinity, Studio 54, The Palladium, Limelight, and Tunnel.
Combining his knowledge of cutting edge dance music with his own fresh style, Costantino laid the foundation for New York’s underground sound. He was one of the originators of the House music movement.
His original music productions and remixes are regularly released around the world on such respected labels as Hed Kandi, Buddha Bar, Café del Mar, OM, Subliminal Records, Ministry of Sound, Global Underground, Hooj Choons, Renaissance, Alternative Route, Houseworks, Tommy Boy, Yellorange, Peacebisquet, Eight Ball Records, Cutting Records, Sheeva Records,
Universal Records, Warner Bro, Motown, Mercury Records
Costantino Padovano has produced and remixed over 2000 records.