Lenny Dee (US)
Producer/DJ/Label Owner Lenny Dee is one of NYC’s earliest techno and house pioneers. 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, Al Jarreau KLF among others. He then attacked Europe with the then new sound of Techno and in 1991 launched Industrial Strength Records – the original ‘Hardcore’ label that’s included music from Carl Cox, Richie Hawtin, Laurent Garnier, Manu Le Malin, Angerfist, Corrosion of Conformity, Daft Punk, Neophyte, Unexist, DOA, The Sickest Squad, Nasenbluten and many more.
Lenny’s first residency was at the 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 EDC (Vegas), Tomorrowland, MayDay, Love Parade, Woodstock, Thunderdome, Paris Techno Parade, the Jane's Addiction Reunion tour & the list goes on.
It’s no wonder Lenny is the 1st Hardcore DJ to appear on the ‘DJ Mag - Top 100’, was previously named Number 1 ‘Hard DJ’ by Mixmag, twice awarded the accolade of Best Worldwide Techno DJ by the Scottish Dance Music Awards & Frontpage Magazine, has been written about in books, appears in documentaries about EDM and was referenced in an Irvine Welsh novel. He even has a track listed on the Top 40 Deep House Tracks of all Time (Spin Magazine).