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Lenny Fontana Biography
Lenny Fontana a true New Yorker learned his craft from Radio personality DJ Frankie Crocker, the program director of WBLS 107.5 In NYC. Inspired by DJ 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).
In 1999 he had his first crossover hit record, “What You Need” (Defected Records/Ministry Of Sound) with under the name Powerhouse Feat. Duane Harden. This was a Top 10 hit in the UK and was performed on the famous TV show Top of the Pops and 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 the videos on heavy rotation on MTV worldwide.
In 2005 Lenny Fontana pres. Octah’via (of C+C Music Factory) “The Way”(Defected Records), which became a dance club hit.
In 2008 Germany’s Next Top Model TV Show used “Wait 4 U”
In 2010 1 500 000 views on YouTube & 1 000 000 streams on Spotify with “Nite Time”
In 2011 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 second anniversary of the Paradise Garage by Lenny Fontana. The radio documentary series produced by Eddie Gordon & Lenny Fontana was over a total of six nights with legends such as DJ Nicky Siano, Frankie Knuckles, Judy Weinstein, Manny Lehman and many others speaking about their memories of Larry Levan, Frankie Crocker WBLS & The Paradise Garage. World Tour – BBC The Larry Levan Story – UK, Germany, & Japan with a series of parties celebrating the release of the documentary. Dj Victor Rosado & Lenny Fontana on tour dates.
In 2013 after some soul searching, Fontana founded Karmic Power Records.
In 2015 Lenny Fontana & D-Train “Raise Your Hands” (Karmic Power Records) was a huge success as WMC Miami. Including remixes by David Morales and others, it received support from Louie Vega, Tony Humphries and many other DJ’s worldwide. At the end of 2015 the record hit the #3 position in The Music Week Club Chart UK, and #14 in the End of the Year Chart. Lenny also produced a successful single for Meli’sa Morgan, “So Good”(Fresh Entertainment/RFC Rec).
In 2016 and 2017, D-Train’s follow-up single “When You Feel What Love Has” (Karmic Power Records) received worldwide attention and hit the #4 position on Music Week Club Chart UK. With over 650 spins a week on daytime radio rotation in the USA, the song hit the #31 position on the Nielsen Billboard Indicator Radio Chart (USA) and the huge urban station WBLS 107.5 FM, Sirius XM Venus, Music Choice and many other FM stations added it to their daytime rotation. Currently, Lenny has had a release with the famous UK Artist Alison Limerick called Bye Bye (Karmic Power Records) with Phats & Smalls Remixes.
In 2018 recently he has touched his productions 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 and played all over Ibiza and all Glitterbox parties making it tune of the month in Mixmag Disco column. It will now be released on Midnight Riot Records with a new package with remixes from Dr Packer, Yam & Who, Robbie Blanco and Ron Caroll.
In 2019 Lenny has worked with Hitmaker Vocalist Chris Willis on a collaboration called “Top Of the World” which is scheduled to hit by Sept of 2019 and is 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, and more.
In 2020 True House Stories is created and great interviews are achieved each and every week. Lenny invites his guests to chat about their musical careers to discover the true stories of working in the music industry. During these shows, Lenny unveils the true ‘behind the scenes’ stories on how his guests succeeded and continue to survive in this business. Some of the guests are Carl Cox, David Morales, Louie Vega, Norman Jay, Cerrone, Paul Oakenfold and many others. www.truehousestories.com
In August 2020, Lenny Fontana was also invited to join Radio FG for a monthly residency with the immense Radio FG. Lenny Fontana’s weekly Karmic Power Records shows have gained a lot of steam over the last few years with dance music listeners worldwide and is simulcasted on over 100 radio stations worldwide and continuously growing and in 2021 he decided to give Radio stations the opportunity to air his 2 hour ’True House Stories’ Takeover Radio Shows inviting guests from the ’True House Stories Series’ to mix a set alongside his Karmic Power Hour.