Lenny Fontana is one of the greatest House Music Producers to come out of the original New York City Club scene. A True Legend who has worked with many other incredible artists such as Chris Willis, Byron Stingily, Carole Sylvan, D Train, Crystal Waters, Alison Limerick, Shirley Lites, Meli’sa Morgan and Lee John (Imagination) to name just a few.
Lenny Fontana has DJed all over the world throughout his career. He was the First American DJ to play at the world famous ‘Pacha’ - (Ibiza). Lenny has played at iconic venues such as Ministry Of Sound - (London), ‘Studio 54’ - (New York City), ‘Hacienda’ - (Manchester), ‘La Queen’ - (Paris) and he also DJ'ed for the closing party at ‘The Chevron’ - (Melbourne).
Each Wednesday Lenny Fontana will be joined by a very special DJ / Producer / Vocalist for a Facebook Live that will blow your mind!
Lenny will be chatting with his guests about their music careers to discover the true stories of working in this industry. He will be unveiling the true 'behind the scenes' stories on how his guests succeeded and continue to survive in this business.
Listen to Lenny’s amazing guests as they share their journeys and achievements that have kept them top of the game and reveal some of the many incredible memories and experiences witnessed during their music careers.
Expect to hear their untold stories about the joys of their work but also the many pitfalls that are hidden beneath which make this industry a very fun and exciting, yet highly competitive and challenging environment to be part of.
Imagine being the fly on the wall as you listen to 2 truly iconic faces in the music industry as they go deep into their experiences over their time working in the music industry.
True House Stories w/ Ralphie Dee interview by Lenny Fontana # 038 (Part 1)
Ralphie D'Agostino aka DJ Ralphie Dee opens up the interview from his humble beginnings of learning about music through watching the famous Television program called The Ed Sullivan show. He shares his life growing up as a young kid in Bensonhurst Brooklyn. The drums were his instrument of choice and rock music was the sound of the times. Ralphie discovers disco music through pre mixed 8 Track tapes and starts to learn the process of becoming a DJ.
True House Stories w/ Ralphie Dee interview by Lenny Fontana # 038 (Part 2)
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ RALPHIE DEE # 038 - PART 2
Dj Ralphie Dee is preparing to start playing in Discos in this segment. He is talking about the early part of the 1970s. Ralphie is hired to play at a bar on Coney Island Avenue called the Drift Inn and shares his first experience of visiting Odyssey 2001. In this segment he gives you the backstory of the club and how he is offered the job to DJ at the club and how the movie Saturday Night Fever is created and filmed at the club. He also shares about how strong the Italian Mafia muscle and how things had to be cleared before you proceed with shooting this famous movie.
True House Stories w/ Ralphie Dee interview by Lenny Fontana # 038 (Part 3)
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ RALPHIE DEE # 038 - PART 3
Ralphie Dee speaks about meeting actor John Travolta at the set of filming Saturday Night Fever. The installation of the famous dancefloor at Odyssey 2001 that would make its debut for the first time on the big screen. He also has a small part as an extra in the movie and here he explains how the premier of the movie is announced and how Ralphie's life is about to change overnight. The club and Ralphie become a household sensation and the stress of being famous begins as the movie hits the theatres worldwide. He also takes us on the spiral downwards as disco crashes and some of the misfortune he experienced over the years and how he worked through it all and made the right changes to survive the times. He speaks a lot of truth and very candid about dealing with lifelong depression and finding happiness in the end.
True House Stories w/ Ashley Beedle interview by Lenny Fontana # 037 (Part 1)
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ ASHLEY BEEDLE # 037 - PART 1
The story starts with Ashley Beedle sharing his humble beginnings. He takes us down memory lane on how he visited his first Discotheque back in the 1970s. His first drum machine and listening to artist Gil Scott Heron as a teacher and his beginning of his DJ career in dance music with the Reggae influence.
True House Stories w/ Ashley Beedle interview by Lenny Fontana # 037 (Part 2)
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ ASHLEY BEEDLE # 037 - PART 2
In this second part Ashley takes us behind the scenes of meeting Norman Jay at The Notting Hill Carnival and starting to be booked at his first solo DJ gigs. He explains how “New Jersey Deep” was created and the feeling of hearing his records played at Sound Factory in New York City with DJ Frankie Knuckles thanking him for making such a great record. He also has his first chart super hit with Talking Heads lead vocalist David Byrne with the song called “Lazy” and being invited to perform on Top of the Pops.
True House Stories w/ Teddy Douglas (Basement Boys) interview by Lenny Fontana # 036 (Part 1)
This story begins with Teddy Douglas sharing his humble beginnings at the record shop. How he arrived with the production name Basement Boys and meeting Thommy and Jay. How important The Tony Humphries mastermix radio show on New York Radio 98.7 WRKS FM and having your record played. His first record deal on Jump Street Records and meeting superstar diva vocalist Ultra Nate'.