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

October 20, 2021 32 min
TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ PEDRO MONDESIR # 065 - PART 1 Pedro Mondesir the promoter behind the successful brands of Garage 416 and Break 4 Love shares with his life before being a club promoter. His humble beginnings are influenced by his older brothers and his parents music selection. In the late 1980s he is invited to a few parties and the life long career would begin because of the first moments of experience clubland and loving it.
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ PEDRO MONDESIR # 065 - PART 2 In this episode he explains the beginnings of creating the party. Pedro is the head of Hot Stepper Productions with his brother and partner Carlos. Pedro also DJ’s under the pseudonym Moreno. Hot Stepper Productions is one of Toronto's premier club event companies operating for over 20 years. Currently Hot Stepper organizes Toronto's top deep/soulful house event "Garag...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ ERIC MARTIN (TECHNOTRONIC) # 064 - PART 1 Eric Martin one of the co-founders of Technotronic shares with us in this episode what life in the UK was like in the 1980’s and 90’s. He speaks candid about surviving on the streets of London and his quest to make a better life for himself through music. He would spend countless early mornings talking to bouncers, DJ’s and dancers coming out of the night clubs to lear...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ ERIC MARTIN (TECHNOTRONIC) # 064 - PART 2 Eric in this part talks about the deep underground sound that lived on the streets. He shares what is work ethic was like with in the beginning of his career and the huge influences by DJ’s Femi Fem, Ion Irving, Matt White, Kenny Dope and Todd Terry. Technotronic changes pop music forever and from that fame Eric is then pigeon hold for being known for one kind of sound...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ FREDDY BASTONE # 063 - PART 1 Freddy Bastone in part 1 shares his beginning from playing a flying V Guitar and the true admiration of rock music and sharing the appreciation of all types music with his mom and dad. His DJ career begins back in 1979 with his first vinyl purchase of Herb Albert’s “Rise” and he begins to play at parties and the move to clubs starts to takes off from there. He also shares how his ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ FREDDY BASTONE # 063 - PART 2 Danceteria legend DJ Freddy Bastone shares what the NYC Club life was like back in the 1980s. His work in the studio remixing during the day earns him the gold and platinum awards for his special Bastone remixes. Freddy also gets to work on one of the greatest bands of all time Queen and meets his hero Freddie Mercury. He talks candid about his friendship with Larry Levan, Bob Cav...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ JAZZY M # 062 - PART 1 Jazzy M the DJ, Record Label Owner and Record Shop retailer shares his history from the beginning of hearing the neighborhood DJ at his local wine bar to making his way as a dancer on the floor. His next steps are making his way to working at the shop and making his way to pirate radio. He gained a huge following due to pirate radio and breaking all the new house music that was just begi...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ JAZZY M # 062 - PART 2 Jazzy M talks about his record shop called OHZone Records and the beginning days of his record label. He also shares the background story of Richie Rich "Salsa House" and the signing of Orbital "Chimes" to his label OhZone. Jazzy shares the background story of Ministry of Sound and him being a big part of the start of it all. He sets the record straight in so many ways. G...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TIM LAWRENCE # 061 - PART 1 Tim Lawrence the writer, DJ, professor and journalist sits with True House Stories and explains when his path crossed with house music and how he found the soundtrack that would change his life forever during The Summer of Love in 1988. The Hacienda was the first club he ventured too and loved the pulsating sounds coming from the speakers and from that point he was hooked. His journ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TIM LAWRENCE # 061 - PART 2 Tim Lawrence lays out in this part how he begins to work towards writing his first official book “Love Saves The Day”. Listen to Tim explain how he has no real interest in writing a Disco Book, and since he wanted to write about electronic music, he had to find out what came before. In time he becomes good friends with the men who owned the record shop Dance Tracks NYC. They in turn...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES™ W/ DANNY TENAGLIA SPECIAL SHOW 006 - PART 1 Danny Tenaglia starts his beginnings in Williamsburg Brooklyn listening to Motown, Rock and Philly International sounds that was being played on the radio during that era. Born in the 1960’s and one of the younger of his siblings he lived through the musical changes of the1970s and music to him was everything. With his aunt inspiring him with her piano playing he tries...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DANNY TENAGLIA SPECIAL SHOW 006 - PART 2 Danny Tenaglia starts to talk about his first club DJ job at the Miami Lounge 1976. He talks about important certain songs are impacting him during this time such as Fantastic Johnny C “Waiting For The Rain” He went to Butterfields in Queens and he meets DJ Jenny Costa and she shows him what a real club felt like. He went to Elphas Disco and he heard DJ Jimmy Yu and exp...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ NICK HALKES # 059 - PART 1 Nick Halkes, if anyone has the luck of the Irish or just making the right decisions, this man made his way from listening to disco music as a teen to becoming such an important part of the music industry. Listen to him explain how his phone call to WBLS changes it all. © 2021 True House Stories™ by Lenny Fontana [LCS Productions INC.]
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ NICK HALKES # 059 - PART 2 Nick Halkes in this part explains his beginnings from visiting the Paradise Garage in 1987 to his internship at WBLS in New York under the program director BJ Kirkland. He learns the radio business as an intern and moves his way to his first job at Easy Street Records and all the way to Founding XL Recordings. His journey leads him to EMI’s Positiva Records and then to management and...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ MOUSSE T. # 058 - PART 1 Mousse T, the super German Dance Music producer, talks about his beginnings in music from learning to play the organ as well to being inspired by Donna Summer and Giorgio Morder's "I Feel Love" which was a totally new electronic sound in the late 1970's. Mousse T shares what family life was like growing up and his father dreams that he had planned for him. Mousse T make...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ MOUSSE T. # 058 - PART 2 Mousse T forms a band with long time business partner from the UK Erroll Rennalls. As they have moderate success with Pop House Music, this is the beginning of them forming the label Peppermint Jam. As the label unfolds and Mousse T sound grows in popularity, he is summoned more and more to remix many A List Pop Stars such as Quincy Jones, Jovanotti and one being Michael Jackson. As he...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BOB BLANK # 057 - PART 1 Bob Blank, known as the producer, musician, engineer and owner of Blank Tapes Studios NYC, talks about his humble beginnings working his way up from being a full-fledged engineer working for other studio owners around New York City and as well-being a session guitarist. He is pushed into a situation where he needed to fill a void and decided to open up his own studio at 22 years old an...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BOB BLANK # 057 - PART 2 Bob Blank is growing with the Salsa Community and now is being sort out as a hot engineer producer. As the disco explosion begins Dan Rather from 60 Minutes recorded a video clip at Bobs Studio Blank Tapes which becomes an important segment for CBS Television based around the excitement of Studio 54 and the Saturday Night Fever Explosion. At the time Bob was also mixing records for DeL...
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Kym Mazelle shares with the viewers on True House Stories her humble beginnings that start as a young girl from Gary, Indiana. The same place as Michael Jackson and the The Jackson 5 lived and started their careers as well. We find out that she grew up on the same street where Steeltown Records had the recording studio and rehearsal space. So, she witnessed The Jackson 5 going from a band she saw thru the window of the studio and w...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ KYM MAZELLE # 056 - PART 2 Kym Mazelle thru all the internships at all different record labels and working in press and being an intern for Music Attorneys decides to set up her own label called Police Records. In 1987, she worked with record producer Marshall Jefferson on the single "Taste My Love” which she funded and released on her label. The single takes off in the UK and she talks to her good friend ...
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