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29.03.2024 (release date) Lenny Fontana - Let The Music Take You High

Lenny Fontana, the main man behind his Chocolate Sensation and What You Need projects delivers his new house stomper – Let The Music Take You High
The track sports a golden groove and deep bass, huge organ stabbing chords and an intoxicating full lead female vocal hook. This song is an anthem for any set worldwide and with the pulsating groove it will keep the hands in the air.

Additional Keys by Keith Kemper
Mastering by Tom Leeland

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15.12.2023 Out Now - Lenny Fontana & MICH - Come On Over

LENNY FONTANA & MICH

COME ON OVER

One day record producer NYC DJ Lenny Fontana receives a message from Dj Leesa Crampton from the UK about this wonderful South African Vocal Artist named Mich and she went on to say, “I know you both together would do beautiful music.” Thanks to Lex The Dutch Guy he made the connection for all of us to meet. Well from that first moment of the kick being dropped to the Rhodes being played Mich and Lenny Fontana went into songwriting production and “Come On Over” was created. Her beautiful tones and the magic of her South Africa ethnicity shine through and Lenny gives it that magic of soulfulness with Live bass and additional keys by maestro keyboardist Keith Kemper.

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03.10.2023 After former Defected boss Simon Dunmore repeatedly points out his values on Lenny Fontana True House Stories

ETTH

(ears to the house)

Just a few short days ago, the now deposed owner and founder of Defected gave a nearly two hour long interview. Speaking to Lenny Fontana’s intriguing True House Stories series, Simon Dunmore spoke about his whole career – from beginning at Cooltempo in the late 1980s, all the way to why he chose to sell the business that he founded to Wez Saunders last year.

It was a revealing interview – and it’s available to watch in its entirety on YouTube right now. Whilst much in there wasn’t exactly new information, we took particular notice of what Dunmore had to say in regards to his “values”, and also his comments on why he decided to leave Defected in the hands of a new generation.

For instance, he spoke more than once about how he didn’t want to be “the old guy sitting in the corner f***ing moaning about everything” – although this didn’t stop him from playing the part a few times – even going to the extent of repeatedly describing a lot of new music as “s***”.

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27.09.2023 Simon Dunmore (Founder Defected & Glitterbox) interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories® # 117

Simon Dunmore

(founder Defected Records / Glitterbox)

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A very candid interview with the main man responsible for some of the biggest house music hits in the game, Simon Dunmore of Defected Records and Glitterbox Recordings. Listen carefully on how he explains his rise in the music business. There are key notes to work and live by that he shares with all of us. Simon’s journey through the music industry to head of Defected was a journey through various subcultures. While working in a London dry cleaners, being sent to a textile course in fashion college in Derby exposed him to the more electronic, danceable side of the post-punk and New Romantic sound. Venturing deeper into the club scene back in London, he found a new community in the soul scene that would be the canary in the mine for the house music starting to cross the Atlantic. Nights like Nicky Holloway’s Doo at the Zoo and Special Branch (including a trip to Ibiza in 1986) and a pivotal Soul weekender in, of all places, Berwick-On-Sea, lit the flame of a lifelong devotion to the soulful end of house that burns to this day.

A DJ since 1983 (“I’d been making a lot of mixtapes, admittedly mostly for girls, when one day I was asked to play someone’s birthday party”), Simon threw himself into DJing and the soul scene: writing for magazines, building a database for his hand-lettered and photocopied ‘London Soul Circular’, organising buses from the suburbs to parties and events around the country. A job at Record & Disco Centre in London’s Rayners Lane saw him receiving promos from labels hoping he would hype their records to influential customers like Record & Mirror writer James Hamilton. Another customer, Cooltempo A&R Steve Wolfe, gave Simon a job doing club promotions, plugging club DJs whose feedback would inform the dance charts that were the bedrock of a track’s journey from record bag to radio play.

Soon Simon was suggesting better records to sign or remixes to pursue, and when Wolfe left the label, Simon applied and got his job, later repeating the process when Wolfe left new home AM:PM. In the famously cut-throat and hedonistic 90s record industry, Simon took his time to find the right records to launch his new position with AM:PM, but a string of extraordinary releases including Ultra Nate’s ‘Free’, Alcatraz ‘Give Me Luv’, Mousse T’s ‘Horny’ and MJ Cole’s ‘Sincere’ quickly made his name. When Ministry Of Sound – whose compilation CDs were not just dominating the electronic music sales but also effectively defining the culture – offered him the chance to set up his own label (just as a takeover of AM:PM by Universal was decimating the team he loved working with), the die was cast. Defected Records was born on January 1st 1999 and has now coming on its 25th Anniversary better than ever.

08.05.2023 Faith Magazine - Lenny Fontana: Clubbing on the frontline

Faith Magazine interview with LENNY FONTANA

After his storming New York-themed set at Faith’s New
Year’s Day party, and given his front row seat for the
golden era in the Big Apple’s storied clubbing history we
spotlight in this issue, we had to talk to longtime Friend of
Faith Lenny Fontana about his wonderful HOUSE history.

STARTING OUT…
TELL US HOW YOU STARTED OUT –
LOCAL HEROES, NEIGHBOURHOOD…
CLUBS, EARLY DJING EXPERIENCES…  CONTINUE READING

10.03.2023 CÉ LA VI Pres. Lenny Fontana [Singapore]

CÉ LA VI presents: LENNY FONTANA

With over 20 years of experience behind the decks , Lenny Fontana is a familiar name to all house lovers. From playing at high-profiled clubs such as Studio 54, The Underground NYC and Ministry of Sound, to scoring a #1 dance hit with his track “What You Need”, Fontana has left his mark on the music scene.
In 2021 Fontana signed a worldwide exclusive songwriting deal with Bucks Music Group, which has been known for launching and developing the careers of music legends including Beyonce, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones.
Lenny Fontana will be heating up the dancefloor at CÉ LA VI’’s Singapore club lounge with his chart topping disco hits. Be sure to catch this one-night only performance on 10th March from 10pm till late only at CÉ LA VI Singapore. Tickets: CLICK HERE

18.01.2023 True House Stories® w/ Robert Kool Bell (Kool & The Gang) Episode 101

Robert Kool Bell interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories® # 101

TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ ROBERT KOOL BELL (KOOL & THE GANG) # 101
Robert “Kool” Bell is one of the founding members of the legendary Pop/R&B group Kool & the Gang, the seven-time Grammy award-winners who also earned many American Music Awards. A multi-platinum-selling group and the most sampled band of all time, Kool & the Gang has sold over 80 million albums worldwide and influenced the music of generations with 25 Top Ten R&B hits, 9 Top Ten Pop hits, and 31 gold and platinum albums. This legendary man will share his life with us on True House Stories and as well promote his new Champagne Brand called Le Kool. Listen to share the inside story of the how the band started and everything in between. He is an icon and you will hear how he discovered new talent and helped launched them into the stratosphere.
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28.12.2022 True House Stories® w/ Kathy Sledge (legendary lead voice of Sister Sledge) Episode 100

Kathy Sledge interviewed by Lenny Fontana for True House Stories® # 100

Kathy Sledge is an American singer–songwriter and producer. Sledge is best known as the youngest and founding member of Sister Sledge, an American vocal group which is made up of her sisters that formed in 1971.
After achieving success beginning the late–1970s thru the mid–1980s with Sister Sledge, Kathy embarked on her solo career in 1989. Sledge has had several hits on the International Pop and Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart, including “Take Me Back to Love Again”, which hit #1 in 1992 and so many more. Please Tune in for this special 100th episode of True House Stories. This is legendary.
www.truehousestories.com

22.10.2022 Lenny Fontana Special Eight Hour Set At Paloma Berlin

NYC DJ Lenny Fontana guest DJ’ed for a special 8 hour set at an Underground Club in Berlin Germany called Paloma in the Kotbusser Tor Area. Sweaty and packed from the first record till the end as the clubbers danced the night away to sunrise and beyond.

 
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03.10.2022 MUSIC WEEK CLUB CHARTS – #14 Upfront Club Top 30 w/ Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remixes)

MUSIC WEEK CHARTS (03.10.2022)

Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe – Hell Yeah

(David Morales Remixes)
#14 Music Week Club Charts 
Upfront Club Top 30
 
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05.09.2022 LE VISITEUR – Disco Juice – Yam Who? Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remixes) News

LE VISITEUR – DISCO JUICE (05.09.2022)
by Yam Who?

It all begins with DJ David Morales known as “The King Of House Music” playing the record on his weekly Sunday show called Sunday Mass on Twitch twice. He then sends a private message to Lenny Fontana and says I want to remix this as I am really feeling the record.

One of the greatest remixers in dance music takes this well produced song and gives it that Classic Morales Touch. You can hear it in the production work with his huge piano chords, big bass line and signature swinging beats making this song a sure shot fantastic combination.

Lenny Fontana and David Morales together with Vangela Crowe singing it’s totally unstoppable.

22.08.2022 DMC World Magazine Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remix)

DMC WORLD MAGAZINE (22.08.2022)
by Nick Coles

New York power slam here as Morales reworks fellow native Lenny Fontana and the powerful vocals of Vangela Crowe.

Jazz it Up Disco basslines, funky keys, silky sax bursts all converge on this very traditional record.

Always a breath of fresh air hearing records that aren’t just trying to ride a popularity wagon, classy music from the heart and soul of these NYC House music icons.
 
Genre: House 4/5

14.08.2022 Spirit Of House charts # 2 Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe - Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remix)

#2 Spirit Of House Charts (14.08.2022)
by Mike Fossati

1. Elbert Phillips & Andre Espeut “Sunlight” (Soul N Pepa Records Promo)
2. Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe “Hell yeah” (David Morales Remixes)(Karmic Power Records Promo)
3. Pat Bedeau & Anna-Marie Johnson “My life” (Bedfunk Records Promo)
4. Terry Hunter featuring Common, Mike Dunn, Deon Cole, Chantay Savage, Coldhard, AM7 and Jamie Principle “T.S.O.C” (Mirror Ball Recordings Promo)
5. Ezel featuring Rona Ray “Don’t know yet” (Bayacou Records Promo)
6.Brutha Basil & N’Dinga Gaba “Fly high” (Brukel Music Promo)
7.Le Croque & Carla Prather “Love yourself” (Peppermint Jam Records Promo)
8.Mutiny UK “Higher love” (F*CLR Promo)
9. Joseph Junior & MAQman “Let it go” (Makin’ Moves Promo)
10. I-Robots featuring Kathy Brown “Respect” (Opilec Music Promo)

12.08.2022 Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remix) news - support by Ben Liebrand In The House # 159

Thank You Ben Liebrand for the support!!!
This show features tracks by David Harness, Eric Kupper, Kenny Summit, P!nk Matroda, Niels van Veen, Rayzir,  Phats & Small, Lenny Fontana, Vangela Crowe , David Morales, Todd Terry and more…

Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe – Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remix)

12.08.2022 Hell Yeah (David Morales NYC Club Remix) support by Ultra Naté - The Glow Up (DJ Mixtape)

Thank You Ultra Naté for the support!!!
This show features tracks by Âme, Ron Hall, Lone, Funkadelic & The Detroit Experiment, Louie Vega, Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe and more.

1. Âme – Rej
2. Ron Hall – Talk To God ‘Bout It (Booman Werk Edit)
3. Lone, Funkadelic & The Detroit Experiment – Think Twice (Henrik Schwarz Remix)
4. Louie Vega – Another Day In My Life (LV Re-Touch)
5. Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe – Hell Yeah (Club Mix)
6. Filsonik – Can U (Syam Music Mix)
7. The Trammps – Love Epidemic (David Morales Rework)
8. Dajae & Cajmere – Brighter Days (DJ Spen MuthaFunkin Anthem Dub)
9. Alan Dixon – Bless Me Today (12″ Version)
10. Dawn Tallman – For Me (Honeycomb Cd Mix)
11. DJ Sneak – All Over My Face 08

Travel back in time to 2017 - Lenny Fontana & D-Train - When You Feel What Love Has played at Yankees Stadium

Lenny Fontana & D-Train – When You Feel What Love Has

Lenny Fontana and D-Train hot new record is now being supported by Major League Baseball. The American League’s number one star team The New York Yankees in post season has been playing and supporting When You Feel What Love Has.

This Crossover Pop Hit is now being heard in one of the greatest stadiums in the world.

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30.06.2022 Spirit Of House "Pick of the Week": Lenny Fontana & Vangela Crowe "Hell yeah" (David Morales Remixes)

Ever since Lenny Fontana blessed us with “Hell Yeah” back in May, this super dope disco inspired track featuring the unmatched inspiring vocals of songstress extraordinaire Vangela Crowe alongside bodacious keys, wicked guitar and a fervid funk soaked musical backdrop (that memorable bass lick is sick!) has taken over dance floor around the globe by storm.

Now the track is taken to a whole new level by legendary DJ/producer/remixer David Morales whose awe-inspiring interpretation laced with sumptuous jazzed-up keys, heavenly pads and enthralling rhythms has timeless written all over and is sure to shivers down your spine.

By no means to be missed.

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21.01.2022 DJ Lenny Fontana on Studio54 XM Radio by Robbie Leslie

SiriusXM

Studio 54
Robbie Leslie Friday night show

Robbie Leslie Friday night show hosted and International DJ Lenny Fontana steps in as a guest for the 499th Show on Sirius XM Studio 54 Radio. An honor….

Thanks Robbie love you…

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Studio 54 Radio is the Ultimate Classic Dance Experience.

From classic dance and disco music and legendary DJ’s to the original doorman who decided whether you got in or went home,
Studio 54 Radio is the ultimate re-creation of dance music’s greatest era.

08.01.2022 David White's Boogie Wonderland on BBC Radio played Donna Allen – He Is The Joy

David White

Boogie Wonderland
on BBC

Non-stop disco and dance, including Saturday Night Floor Fillers and The Midnight Mix.

Donna Allen – He Is The Joy (Groove Junkies vs Lenny Fontan Galaxy People Edit) [Soulfuric Records / Defected Records)

Donna Allen’s 1999 hit ‘He Is The Joy’ returns to Soulfuric Recordings with another brand-new remix package giving the track room to land on modern dancefloors. First up Sophie Lloyd, known for her Classic Music Company anthem ‘Calling Out’, takes the reins, delivering a bassy, funk-fuelled remix keeping Donna Allen’s powerhouse vocal prominent from start to finish.

The Groove Junkies vs Lenny Fontana Galaxy People Edit rounds off the package with a percussive remix, accompanied by striking saxophone and flute breaks throughout.

06.01.2022 Panorama Bar Playlist 7 compiled by Paramida by Ostgut Ton (Berghain Berlin)

Panorama Bar

Playlist
by Paramida (Ostgut Ton)
Berghain Berlin

Panorama Bar Playlist 07 | Paramida by OstgutTon

The seventh installment of the P’bar playlist series comes courtesy of Paramida.

Panorama Bar resident and Love On The Rocks label head Paramida delves deep into house, trance, disco, Italo and beyond, compiling tracks that outline her P’bar sets as a resident.

Listen to Panorama Bar Playlist 07 by Paramida on Apple MusicDeezerSpotify and TIDAL.

Paramida delves deep into house, trance, disco, Italo and beyond, compiling tracks that outline her P’bar sets.

Track # 26 Lenny Fontana – Soweto Stomp (Lenny Fontana Mix)

06.12.2021 Traxsource #1 Classic Chart & #8 Main Chart "Donna Allen - He Is The Joy"

Traxsource

Donna Allen
He Is The Joy
Groove Junkie & Lenny Fontana Remix

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#1 Traxsource Classic Chart (over one month #1)
#8 Traxsource Main Chart (over one month Top 20)
Donna Allen – He Is The Joy (Groove Junkies vs Lenny Fontana Galaxy People Edit) [Soulfuric Records / Defected Records)

Donna Allen’s 1999 hit ‘He Is The Joy’ returns to Soulfuric Recordings with another brand-new remix package giving the track room to land on modern dancefloors. First up Sophie Lloyd, known for her Classic Music Company anthem ‘Calling Out’, takes the reins, delivering a bassy, funk-fuelled remix keeping Donna Allen’s powerhouse vocal prominent from start to finish.

In-demand producer T.Markakis then follows by injecting his own soulful musical influences, adding radiant keys to the forefront of the track.

The Groove Junkies vs Lenny Fontana Galaxy People Edit rounds off the package with a percussive remix, accompanied by striking saxophone and flute breaks throughout.

‘He Is The Joy’ (Remixes, Pt.2) brings an array of first-class artists to remix a classic release set to maintain its ever-growing appeal.

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06.10.2021 Bucks Music Group signs Lenny Fontana (Karmic Power Records / True House Stories®) to worldwide deal

Bucks Music Group

signs Lenny Fontana

by MusicWeek Staff October 6th 2021 at 7:00AM

Bucks Music Group has signed house DJ Lenny Fontana to a worldwide exclusive songwriting deal. Fontana began DJing professionally in the mid-1980s and became the first US DJ to play at Pacha Ibiza and in Dubai in 1991.

In 1999, he had his first crossover hit with What You Need, under the name Powerhouse feat. Duane Harden, which was a UK Top 10 hit.

Karmic Power Records in 2013, enjoying success alongside D-Train with Raise Your Hands in 2015. As well as with follow-up single When You Feel What Love Has in 2016 and 2017.

Bucks Music Group MD Simon Platz said: “Lenny is a legend in his genre with a long, hit-laden history in the business. It’s a pleasure to be able to bring someone of his calibre to Bucks.”

It feels so good to be loved for the music that I have been involved in over the years, and Bucks is the right home for me

Lenny Fontana
Fontana has a weekly syndicated radio show called The Karmic Power Records Radio Show, which is broadcast around the world including Kiss FM in Australia, Radio Italia Network, Ibiza Live Radio and more.

Last year, Fontana also created True House Stories® – a weekly podcast in which he delves into the musical careers of his guests, who have included Carl Cox, DJ Sneak, Little Louie Vega, David Morales and Norman Jay.

Fontana said: “It feels so good to be loved for the music that I have been involved in over the years, and Bucks is the right home for me.

Special thanks to my partner Manuel Genz, Karen Ridley and the team for helping make this all possible. Here is to next part of my musical career, True House Stories and Bucks Music.”

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