True House Stories Podcast with special guests by Lenny Fontana

True House Stories Podcast with special guests by Lenny Fontana

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.

Episodes

May 5, 2021 34 min
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DJ DISCIPLE # 041 - PART 1 David Banks professionally known as DJ Disciple shares with us his family life and the success his brothers had in the music industry and in the church. Listen to Disciple explain his beginnings from being bussed to school in a different area of Brooklyn to becoming a drummer and then off to becoming a DJ and his start on College radio.
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DJ DISCIPLE # 041 - PART 2 Disciple in this episode explains how his dad wanted him to become an accountant. Well to say the least he had other plans. The journey goes further and he begins to DJ at the NYC Underground Club called The Choice. His popularity at the same time is growing on radio which translates to many offers to DJ around the New York and New Jersey. As he is playing all these great parties the...
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Nicky Holloway’s connection with music began as soon as he was born. Growing up on a boat and witnessing bands such as Pink Floyd playing live, Nicky got into DJing and started his own events in 1985 at The Royal Oak with Giles Peterson and Pete Tong as his residents before they became super DJs. Nicky was renowned for his events in quirky venues such as the natural history museum, London zoo to name just a few. Nicky talks about h...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ NICKY HOLLOWAY # 040 - PART 2 Nicky talks about the beginnings of house music in London. How he helped transitioned the sound of London from Hip hop to house music. As in the beginning of the dance scene there was no other “Dews” that played this style of music. A whole new movement was born from it and what came was "The Summer of Love” He is the first promoter to bring Kevin Saunderson and Derrick May a...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BRANDON BLOCK & ALEX P # 039 - PART 1 True House Stories with Lenny Fontana and the super fun duo Brandon Block and Alex P is an absolute must see. Check out this show to hear all of the crazy stories these world renowned DJ pair were involved in during their years of DJing and partying in clubs around the world. Hear all about the mayhem they created during their time playing in Ibiza and why Brandon had ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BRANDON BLOCK & ALEX P # 039 - PART 2 Alex and Brandon talk about their famous Kiss Fm London show. The guys explain how they first met each other and how they became one of the greatest DJ teams from the beginning of house music in Ibiza. They share how it all began at Space and all the escapades that followed. The most important part for this team was that they wanted to bring something to Ibiza and not...
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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 proc...
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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...
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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 overnigh...
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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.
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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 su...
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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'.
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TEDDY DOUGLAS (BASEMENT BOYS) # 036 - PART 2 In this Segment Teddy discovers songwriter and diva vocalist Ultra Nate'. The Basement Boys begin to work with Major Labels such as Warner Brothers, Eternal, MCA and Mercury Records. The first trip to London when he signs “It’s Over Now” and meets Norman Jay. A music conference and a cassette is handed to the guys and Crystal Waters is discovered. Crystal writes...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TEDDY DOUGLAS (BASEMENT BOYS) # 036 - PART 3 Teddy shares a highlight moment when the Basement Boys meet. Tommy Mottola from Sony Records and is offered the huge remix of Michael Jackson's “Stranger In Moscow”. He explains his drive of owing a label and the changes with streaming platform Spotify and his personal viewpoint. Valerie Simpson from Ashford & Simpson reach out to Teddy and pull him back fro...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ A DANCER IN PARADISE GARAGE # 035 - PART 1 In this first segment you get an history lesson of how the Paradise Garage was erected. Oscar Reyes, Archie Burnett and Mikey Jones talk about life in the beginning with the construction parties, the club politics and the demographic and styling of what made the club what is was and the beginning of DJ Larry Levan inside the New York City Nightclubs and all the surrou...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ A DANCER IN PARADISE GARAGE # 035 - PART 2 Listen to Oscar Reyes, Archie Burnett & Mikey Jones explain about the membership process and what was like to become a core member of the club. Listen to how DJ Larry Levan controlled everything in the room and turned up the heat in every way with the message in the music. As the club grew the needs of the people are met and the mystique is created and the word sp...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ A DANCER IN PARADISE GARAGE # 035 - PART 3 Summing up on the landscape changes and the coming of the end of an era. Sharing a moment at the Red Bull Music Block Party and the Famous BBC Radio 6 Legends Of The Dancefloor Documentary about the Second Anniversary at the club that aired in 1979. The guys share highlights from different nights at the club, with fantastic performances by Loleatta Holloway and Grace ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TYREE COOPER #034 - PART 1 Tyree Cooper the awesome super dupa producer, grew up in Chicago, starting out as a top Basketball Player but left to focus on music producing and Djing. Tyree began working with Mike Dunn but after a disagreement they initially parted ways but reunited at an event called Earthquake for freestyle battles which attracted over 500 people to the shows, packing out the club and the overs...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TYREE COOPER #034 - PART 2 Listen to Tyree in part 2 explain how he worked with DJ / Producer Fast Eddie and how his drum beats were on every Dj International Record coming out, yet he was never credited for his superb drum programming. It was actually Joe Smith from Movin Records who told Tyree that his music was blowing up. Later on in his career, Tyree played the drum machine on Joe Smooth’s hit ‘Promised ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TYREE COOPER #034 - PART 3 So many of Tyree’s original productions were being used on huge smash tracks such as Crystal Waters, Tyree decided to walk away from the music industry and earned more money delivering pizza's than he did producing some of the most incredible, world famous tracks ever to be made in the Hip House scene. Hear about the time Tyree met the artist Prince in Holland and refused to beli...
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