Lenny Dee Biography

Lenny Dee started his career in DJing in the 80s at a local roller disco in Brooklyn NYC at the age of 17, which become his first residency. Lenny Dee is recognized as one of New York’s earliest Techno pioneers. His earlier music consisted of Disco, Electro-Body, High Energy and early House.

Lenny crossed paths with NY legend/ Radio DJ and Producer - Tommy Musto. Tommy and Lenny went on to make over 20 records together on Tommy’s label Fourth Floor that became underground hits in the U.K.

Lenny furthered his career by collaborating with Techno legend Frankie Bones and the DJ / Producer team of Frankie Bones and Lenny Dee was born. Their music catapulted on the British charts, with the XL-Recordings release Looney Tunes in 1989. The two Brooklyn born natives stormed through the UK'S dance scene with a style of breaks and pounding grooves that still influences Techno music today.

Lenny Dee took a short break to finish his Recording Engineering degree in New York City’s Institute of Audio Research. This led him to NY’s prestigious Skyline Studios, which at the time was the home of one of Lenny’s idols – legendary producer/singer/songwriter Nile Rodgers who is the producer of Chic, Madonna and David Bowie among others.

He left Skyline to work for another musical pioneer Arthur Baker the owner of Shakedown Sound Studios and Producer of the Soul Sonic Force. Lenny became Baker’s Production Assistant, working on projects for New Order, Brooklyn Funk Essentials and Al Jarreau just to name a few. In this time Lenny met up with House music Producer Victor Simonelli. Lenny and Victor soon found themselves in the studio for Nu Groove and Network Records in the U.K. as well as doing music for David Morales’ Def Mix Productions.

In 1989, Lenny’s musical exploits brought him to Europe, which changed his direction once again. Lenny Dee’s DJing career propelled him to be one of the most sort after International Techno DJs in the world. In a Time where DJs remained local for the most part, he became the number one International DJ in Germany, Scotland, France and Switzerland with his new sound – Hardcore Techno - a sound that he is still known for today.

In the 90's Lenny Dee was twice awarded the accolade of 'Best Worldwide Techno DJ' by the Scottish Dance Music Awards. Frontpage Magazine heralded him as 'International DJ of the Year' and he has received wide spread coverage in other dance music publications like DJ Times, MixMag, Musik, and Mixer Magazine. He was recently featured in the Dutch DJ Broadcast Mag, UK’s Mixmag (as No 1 of the ‘Hardest DJ’s), Germany’s Groove and Raveline magazines and in XLR8R from the USA.

Lenny Dee DJs all around the world including all across the USA - from Australia through Western & Eastern Europe and as far as Russia, Japan and Sth. America. He has performed at most big events including to over million people at the Love Parade in Berlin, Techno Street Parades in Paris, Switzerland and Hamburg, Mayday in Germany, Tribal Gathering UK, Woodstock 2000 NYC, and the Jane’s Addiction Reunion Tour in NYC 1997.

Lenny Dee launched Industrial Strength Records in the U.S.A. in 1991with PCP’s ‘Mescalinium United’, becoming the first Hardcore Techno label in the world and one of the first Electronic Labels in the U.S.A. His label has featured artists such as Carl Cox, Richi .... Click here to read the full bio on DISCOGS.

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