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 ’80s and other NYC clubs. Through the 1990’s he traveled 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 music 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, he had 1.5 million views on YouTube & 1 million streams on Spotify with “Nite Time”. In 2011, his music was featured on six documentaries from BBC Radio, “Legends Of The Dancefloor”, “The Larry Levan Story”, and a five-hour tape recorded live from the second anniversary of the Paradise Garage. 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 DJs worldwide. At the end of 2015, the record hit the #3 position in The Music Week Club Chart UK, and #14 at 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 production 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 the tune of the month in the 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.