Dj, hit making producer, remixer, this is what Lenny Fontana is known for. Over the past years he has shown to be a leader who sets new trends in dance music. He was born and raised in New York City “The Melting Pot”, and this is where he gets his street music smarts in creating all those new fresh sounds. His contributions through his music in the house music scene has given him much world recogn
In the early days “I started listening to the mastermix with Shep Pettibone on 98.7 F.M. Kiss New York in 1982 and was dazzled by his fantastic editing skills and great music. This started my passion to be a DJ and to buy records. I immediately went out and purchased turntables, a Bozak mixer and my Technics Reel to Reel, and practiced what I had been hearing on the radio, from the years of 1982 till 1986. For then I was awarded my first big break at New York’s “Underground” in Union Square. I will say that going to the Garage and Better Days had a major impact on me as far as wanting to be a DJ. These guys who controlled every emotion that went on in that room for a day where worshiped like they were Gods. It was such a great experience to get to see all this and to be schooled on how to play to audience of that caliber. And that education was invaluable to me.”
In terms of production, Lenny’s big international break came with the song “What You Need”, which instantaneously hit the top 15 on the pop charts and locked a spot in the 11 position in the U.K. and Europe. This record hit the mainstream with its video being played constantly on MTV in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. They even did live performances one of them being on the legendary Top Of The Pops show in the UK.
When it comes to DJing, Lenny Fontana has worked stateside for some of the most highly respected promoters including “Free Bass Society”, “Together”, “Harmony”, and “Good Vibe Crew”. Under the banner of “House Music Marquis”, he was very popular at numerous events celebrating “Gay Pride Week” throughout the U.S. Like all big name DJs, Lenny plays at some of the finest dance spots throughout the world including:
Pacha (Ibiza), Avalon (Boston), Club 69 (Rome), Angels of Love (Napoli), Ministry of Sound and The End (London), Does Your Mamma Know (Los Angeles), Sound Factory (San Francisco), and Clubs Gold and Yellow (Tokyo). Countries where Lenny is particularly popular are Austria, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Italy, Eire, UK, Switzerland, Japan, Norway, Canada, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Poland, Yugoslavia, Germany, Italy, United Arab Emirates, Brazil, Greece, Colombia, Singapore, France, Russia, Croatia and Cyprus…