Lenny Dee (Leonardo Desiderio)
Lenny Dee Is A Native Of New York
Producer / DJ / Label Owner / Big Shot Magazine Singles Reviewer Lenny Dee is one of NYC’s earliest techno and house pioneers. He produced classic UK chart-hitting techno with Frankie Bones (as Looney Tunes), Victor Simonelli (for Nu Groove and Def Mix) and Tommy Musto – including their ‘Fallout’ track – now heard on the video game ‘Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas’.
Early on, Lenny worked at Skyline Studios (at the time home of Nile Rodgers), and at Arthur Baker’s Shakedown Studio’s on productions for New order, Brooklyn Funk Essentials, and Al Jarreau among others. At the end of the ‘80s, he attacked Europe with the then new sound of Techno and in 1991 launched Industrial Strength Records, a label that’s included music from Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Manu Le Malin, Cirilo, Zenith, John Selway, Daft Punk, Casper Pound, Unexist, DOA and many more.
Lenny has also written and produced hundreds of tracks on labels such as 4th floor, Warner Bros, Strictly Rhythm, R&S, Music Man, Atlantic Records, Arista, XL Recordings, Gigilo, A&M Records, Third Movement, ID &T and Stay Up Forever. As well as remixes for Atlantic Records, Sven Vath and chart topping hits in Holland and Italy – including projects with Italy’s superstar DJ Moella from RadioDeeJay FM.
Lenny’s first residency was at the local roller disco Roll-A-Palace in Brooklyn NY at the age of 17 and he has DJed all over the world at most of the biggest parties including MayDay, Love Parade, Woodstock, Tribal Gathering, Helter Skelter, Rezerection, Energy, Thunderdome, the Jane’s Addiction Reunion Tour & the list goes on.
Lenny’s musical accomplishments range wide, having recently engineered 3 remixes on the Wu Tang Clan album Wu-Tang Meets The Indie Culture Vol. 2: Enter The Dubstep, a remix for Ali King’s new hit feat. Def Jam’s Fabolous and a soundtrack for a Runway Show at New York’s Fashion Week.
Its no wonder Lenny was named Number One ‘Hard DJ’ by Mixmag and has twice been awarded the accolade of Best Worldwide Techno DJ by the Scottish Dance Music Awards & Frontpage Magazine.