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. © 2021- 2023 True House Stories ® is a registered tradmark by LCS Productions INC.

Episodes

January 25, 2023 45 min
TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ MELBA MOORE # 102 Melba Moore began her recording career in 1967, cutting the track "Magic Touch" which was left unreleased until 1986. In later years it became an enormous track on the Northern Soul Scene, eventually leading to Moore performing it live in 2009 at the Baltic Soul Weekender 3 in Germany north of Hamburg. In 1967 she began her performing career as Dionne in the original cast of the musi...
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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 T...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ KATHY SLEDGE / LEGENDARY LEAD VOICE OF SISTER SLEDGE # 100 Kathy Sledge joins Lenny Fontana on our Special 100th Episode (The legendary lead vocalist of Sister Sledge), which is a triumphant celebration. Watch and listen how she shares what her work life was like in the beginning of her career and the balance of family life in "The First Female Band" to ever do it, and they became a huge success. You ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ EDX # 099 Maurizio Colella talks about his life in the beginning of his career around the 1990’s as a young aspiring hip hop DJ that fell in love with Techno and American Garage House Music. He played around with music in high school and with growing up in Switzerland he was able to experience the huge DJ talent coming into play gigs in his city. This aspired him to want to make records and DJ in the night c...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ MR.C # 098 - PART 1 The original OG of Holloway Road in London Richard West shares his life from the beginning. West was born in London in 1965. He started MCing in the London clubs aged 16 and earned a reputation as a fast-talking, vivacious rapper working with LWR radio's Ron Tom, Jasper the Vinyl Junkie and Jazzy M. He joined with Colin Faver and Evil Eddie Richards to become resident rapper at Camden ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ MR.C # 098 - PART 2 In December 1995 Richard West aka Mr C opened the night club The End in London with Partner Layo Paskin[ (of Layo & Bushwacka) and AKA bar three years later, which had its 23rd anniversary in December 2018. West is founder and owner of Plink Plonk records, co-founder of End Recordings and co-founder and owner of the Superfreq label. He has recorded under the names Myster-E, Unity 2, Nu...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ JIM SHAFT RYAN # 097 - PART 1 Jim Shaft Ryan begins his journey from school learning how to play the Bass Guitar, the same Bass Guitar Paul McCartney played. Jim and his brother Michael start a band and the dream was to become Rock Stars. As chance would have it they begin to start to sell clothing in their own Boutique Shop in Birmingham. While involved in the fashion side of the business early on, they are ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ JIM SHAFT RYAN # 097 - PART 2 Jim Shaft Ryan has championed house music since the late 80s with his legendary Chuff Chuff And Miss Moneypennies parties. He has travelled the world 50 times over spreading the message of his beloved house music. He has held a residency in Ibiza since 1995 and has released over 20 compilations. He is responsible for a successful record label, legendary club nights, a Dj Agency a...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ ERIQUE DIAL # 096 - PART 1 In 1988 Erique Dial aka E-RAZE played keyboards & made the samples on what may be considered his most successful work, RAZE "BREAK 4 LOVE" a single which sold 3 Million units world wide Re released 5 times by Champion Records between 1988-1994 breaking Top 30 each time. He comes from a very well educated background of musicians from the likes of Parliament and Vaughn Mas...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ ERIQUE DIAL # 096 - PART 2 In 1991 Erique Dial played keyboards on The Adventures Of Stevie V's “Jealousy" In 1992 Eric Robinson enlisted Erique's help on the 1st solo album for Martha Wash formerly of the "Weather Girls" and C & C Music Factory. Erique co-wrote and arranged "Hold On Part 2". Produced and co-wrote Oooh-Aaah with Leee John for the Imagination LP "The Facinat...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ FISH GO DEEP # 095 - PART 1 Fish Go Deep are Irish house dons Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson. As DJs, the pair have been spinning records together since the late eighties, holding down a residency at “Sweat" in Cork for over a decade until November 2001. These days you can catch them at their weekly Go Deep residency in Cork in between guest slots at club nights in mainland Europe, South Africa and North ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES® W/ FISH GO DEEP # 095 - PART 2 Greg Dowling speaks about all things in dance music. From his time at Sir Henry’s in Cork City Ireland to the beginning of production work and beyond. He breaks it all down in this in-depth interview about the creation of Fish Go Deep and the back story of his whole life in the music business. Fish Go Deep are an Irish production duo consisting of Greg Dowling and Shane Johnson fro...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TOM SILVERMAN (TOMMY BOY RECORDS) # 094 - PART 1 In this episode on True House Stories, watch Tom Silverman share his humble beginnings from his time at college to becoming The Musical Director of the radio station up in Maine and making his way down back to New York City to collect all the promos from the record labels. When he graduated from school with his degree, he tried to land a job in his trained profe...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ TOM SILVERMAN (TOMMY BOY RECORDS) # 094 - PART 2 Tom Silverman explains different parts of the disco business and what led him to creating the New Music Seminar. Along the same time he begins to work out how to run a record label while helping out the owners of Importe 12. While he is writing his columns for Dance Music Report, he learns about a hip hop dj that was playing this eclectic sound of funk and rock ...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BOBBY & STEVE (GROOVE ODYSSEY) # 093 - PART 1 Acclaimed DJs, pioneering promoters, long running radio presenters, record producers and business partners in the iconic Groove Odyssey brand, Bobby & Steve have reached legendary status in the soulful house and disco scene. Marking 34 years in the industry in 2019, the duo is also celebrating 10 years of their brand Groove Odyssey with partner Michael Hug...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ BOBBY & STEVE (GROOVE ODYSSEY) # 093 - PART 2 A visit to Larry Levan's world renowned Paradise Garage club in 1987, just three months before the club closed its doors forever, gave them their first taste of a new sound, later dubbed 'Garage' music, a sound which American jocks such as Levan, Frankie Knuckles and Tony Humphries were championing. Evolving from the more soulful and gospel parts of...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ VOCAL BOOTH WEEKENDER EDITION # 092 - PART 1 with Lenny Fontana, Victor Simonelli, Eric Kupper, Maurice Joshua & Sunlightsquare In October 2022 DJ Andy Ward organized a gathering called Vocal Booth Weekender. Andy had asked if I would come and have a discussion panel at his event. We lined up some of house music's top talent. Each one of these guys on the panel are giants in their own right. We all spo...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ VOCAL BOOTH WEEKENDER EDITION # 092 - PART 2 with Lenny Fontana, Victor Simonelli, Eric Kupper, Maurice Joshua & Sunlightsquare After a long weekend of Dj Gigs at Vocal Booth Weekender in Villajoysa Spain, the artists that were invited all sat together to partake in live discussion for True House Stories brought to you by DJ Andy Ward. Listen to Victor Simonelli, Maurice Joshua, Eric Kupper and Sunlight Sq...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DJ BORIS # 091 - PART 1 DJ Boris NYC.. It’s all about the music. New York stalwart and beloved DJ, Boris, lives by that statement each and every day. He is a man wearing many hats; one as a touring DJ, another as a producer dynamo and lastly as a label boss of Transmit Recordings. A career forged over decades of long nights in the Big Apple’s most revered rooms. From the infamous Roxy to Crobar to the once dom...
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TRUE HOUSE STORIES W/ DJ BORIS # 091 - PART 2 DJ Boris ability behind the decks and in the studio has not only made him a New York favorite, but his music has taken him places all around the world ranging from the shores of Playa Del Carmen to the magical White Isle known as Ibiza. Known to many as the ‘DJ’s DJ’, Boris has had the career most DJs can only wish to have. The trends, they may change but the New York native has stayed ...
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