GUEST MIX # 5
LENNY FONTANA

26TH SEPTEMBER 2020

NEW YORK, USA

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THE DISCOGRAPHY LESSONS 5TH VOLUME NEEDS NO INTRODUCTION, IT COMES FROM THE LEGENDARY LENNY FONTANA.

TO SAY WE ARE THRILLED TO HAVE LENNY ONBOARD WOULD BE A MASSIVE UNDERSTATEMENT!

LENNY FONTANA IS A TRUE NEW YORKER, WHO LEARNED HIS CRAFT FROM RADIO PERSONALITY DJ FRANKIE CROCKER, WHO WAS THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR OF WBLS 107.5 IN NYC

INSPIRED BY LARRY LEVAN, FONTANA WENT ON TO PLAY AT STUDIO 54 IN THE LATE 80'S AND OTHER NYC CLUBS.  THROUGH THE 1990'S HE TRAVELLED THE WORLD AND PLAYED AT MANY FAMOUS NIGHTCLUBS GLOBALLY.   IN 1991 HE WAS THE FIRST US DJ TO PLAY AT PACHA IBIZA AND IN DUBAI.

IN 1992 LENNY HAD HIS FIRST SUCCESSFUL PRODUCTION WITH BUTCH QUICK'S "HIGHER" (STRICTLY RHYTHM).  THEN IN 1999 HE HAD HIS FIRST CROSSOVER HIT RECORD, "WHAT YOU NEED" (DEFECTED/MINISTRY OF SOUND) UNDER THE NAME POWERHOUSE FEAT DUANE HARDEN, THIS WAS A TOP 10 HIT IN THE UK & WAS PERFORMED ON THE FAMOUS TV SHOW TOP OF THE POPS & THE PEPSI CHART SHOW.  IN 2000 LENNY RECORDED HIS HIT "CHOCOLATE SENSATION" (FFRR/WARNER).  BOTH SINGLES CROSSED OVER FROM THE HOUSE CHARTS TO THE POP CHARTS WITH VIDEOS ON HEAVY ROTATION ON MTV WORLDWIDE.


IN 2005 LENNY FONTATA PRES. OCTAH'VIA (OF C+C MUSIC FACTORY) "THE WAY" (DEFECTED RECORDS) BECAME A DANCE CLUB HIT.  IN 2007 GERMANY'S NEXT TOP MODEL TV SHOW USED HIS TRACK "WAIT 4 U".  IN 2010 HE HAD 1.5 MILLION VIEWS ON YOUTUBE & 1 MILLION STREAMS ON SPOTIFY WITH "NITE TIME".


IN 2011 THE BBC RADIO 6 DOCUMENTARY LEGENDS OF THE DANCEFLOOR - THE LARRY LEVAN STORY - THE WORLD PREMIER OF THE UNEARTHED FIVE HOUR TAPE RECORDED LIVE FROM THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE PARADISE GARAGE MIXED BY LENNY FONTANA.  THE RADIO DOCUMENTARY SERIES WAS PRODUCED BY EDDIE GORDON & LENNY WAS OVER A TOTAL OVER 6 NIGHTS, WITH LEGENDS SUCH AS DJ NICKY SIANO, FRANKIE KNUCKLES, JUDY WEINSTEIN, MANNY LEHMAN & MANY OTHERS SPEAKING ABOUT THEIR MEMORIES OF LARRY LEVAN, FRANKIE CROCKER, WBLS & THE PARADISE GARAGE. THIS TURNED INTO A WORLD TOUR - BBC THE LARRY LEVAN STORY - WENT TO THE UK, GERMANY & JAPAN WITH A SERIES OF PARTIES CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF THE DOCUMENTARY. WITH DJ VICTOR ROSADO & LENNY ON TOUR DATES.

IN 2013 AFTER SOME SOUL SEARCHING, FONTANA FOUNDED KARMIC POWER RECORDS.  IN 2015 LENNY FONTANA & D-TRAIN PRODUCED "RAISE YOUR HANDS" (KARMIC POWER RECORDS) WHICH WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AS WMC MIAMI.  INCLUDING REMIXES BY DAVID MORALES & OTHERS.  IT RECEIVED SUPPORT FROM LOUIE VEGA, TONY HUMPHRIES & MANY OTHER DJ'S WORLDWIDE.  AT THE END OF 2015THE RECORD HIT THE #3 POSITION IN THE MUSIC WEEK CLUB CHART UK & THE #14 IN THE END OF YEAR CHART.


LENNY ALSO PRODUCED A SUCCESSFUL SINGLE FOR MELI'SA MORGAN, "SO GOOD" (FRESH ENTERTAINMENT/RFC REC).

IN 2016 & 2017, D-TRAIN'S FOLLOW UP SINGLE "WHEN YOU FEEL WHAT LOVE HAS" (KARMIC POWER RECORDS) RECEIVED WORLDWIDE ATTENTION & HIT THE #4 POSITION ON MUSIC WEEK CLUB CHART UK.  WITH OVER 650 SPINS A WEEK ON DAYTIME RADIO IN THE USA.  THE SONG HIT THE #31 POSITION ON THE NIELSEN BILLBOARD INDICATOR RADIO CHART (USA) & THE HUHE URBAN STATION WBLS 107.5 FM, SIRIUSXM VENUS, MUSIC CHOICE & MANY OTHER FM STATIONS ADDED IT TO THEIR DAYTIME ROTATION.

CURRENTLY LENNY HAS HAD A RELEASE WITH THE WORLD FAMOUS UK ARTIST ALISON LIMERICK CALLED "BYE BYE" (KARMIC POWER RECORDS) WITH PHATS & SMALLS ON THE REMIXES.  IN 2018 RECENTLY HE HAS TURNED HIS PRODUCTION SKILLS INTO CREATING A FULL PURE DISCO RECORD CALLED "FIRE" WITH THE LEAD VOCALIST SHIRLEY LITES FROM WESTEND RECORDS / ATLANTIC RECORDS.  THIS HAS BEEN WELL RECEIVED & PLAYED ALL OVER IBIZA & ALL THE GLITTERBOX PARTIES, MAKING IT TUNE OF THE MONTH IN THE MIXMAG DISCO COLUMN.  IT HAS NOW BEEN RELEASED ON MIDNIGHT RIOT RECORDS WITH A NEW PACKAGE OF REMIXES FROM DR PACKER, YAM & WHO, ROBBIE BLANCO & RON CAROLL.

IN 2019 LENNY HAS WORKED WITH

HITMAKER VOCALIST CHRIS WILLIS ON A COLLABORATION CALLED "TOP OF THE WORLD" WHICH WAS SIGNED TO DOUBLE UP RECORDS.

LENNY HAS A WEEKLY SYNDICATED RADIO SHOW CALLED "THE KARMIC POWER RECORDS RADIO SHOW" WHICH IS BROADCASTED AROUND THE WORLD ON STATIONS SUCH AS KISS FM (AU), RADIO ITALIA NETWORK, FUNKY SX, SELECT RADIO, IBIZA LIVE RADIO & MORE.

WE HAVE MASSIVE RESPECT FOR LENNY TAKING THE TIME TO PUT TOGETHER THIS EXCLUSIVE FOR US & EVERYBODY LISTENING :)


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