Interview: 909originals chats to Stretch & Vern about keeping the spirit of the 90s alive…

There was a time in the mid 90s when you couldn’t set foot inside a nightclub without hearing Stretch & Vern’s I’m Alive, such was the crossover success of Jules ‘Vern’ Peake and Stuart ‘Stretch’ Silvester’s dancefloor smash.

The duo followed that up with the stomping Get Up! Go Insane! in 1997, a pivotal record in the development of the big beat scene, along with a series of pumped-up tracks on FFRR, VC Recordings and of course, Spot On Records, operated by Vern alongside Seb Fontaine. They even DJed at Fatboy Slim’s wedding.