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  Danny Tenaglia
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Earlier this year, Danny Tenaglia put together a compilation released on Ultra Records entitled "Choice: A Collection of Classics" which serves as his view of what has made this music great through years. This wonderful, two-disc mxied set is an interesting look at what has brought this amazing DJ/producer to the point where he is now the object of inspiration and admiration for a new generation of aspiring DJs.

Win... win... win... a copy of the "Choice" CD signed by Danny Tenaglia just for a lucky Raves.com winner!! That could be you! How to enter: THIS CONTEST IS OVER! When it was open, you entered by emailing us with all of the following (if you leave something out, your entry is invalid):

  1. Your first and last name
  2. City and state you live in
  3. Which other DJs/artists would you like featured on Raves.com?

We'll do a random drawing from all valid entries on May 15, 2003. Click for the complete official rules - some states and countries do not allow contests.

Danny Tenaglia's story...

From spinning sets at the top nightclubs in New York to 17-hour marathon sets in Miami to playing gigs at location across the globe, Brooklyn-born Danny Tenaglia has truly achieved success as a DJ, producer and musical icon. Early on Tenaglia found inspiration in Motown and the music coming out of Philly while enjoying Latin-Brazilian influenced music. Tenaglia took these early influences and began spinning music as a mobile DJ where he developed the diverse abilities that have led to his becoming not only an innovator of house music, but of the global DJ culture. His annual marathon sets held during the Winter Music Conference in Miami, Florida are a highlight of the week that has become an institution and consistently attract one of the largest party crowds during the event. Countless amounts of aspiring DJs look to Danny Tenaglia for guidance and setting the bar for what can be achieved.

Tenaglia received his early exposure to mixing music through the vibrant mixtape circuit. Once he reached the required age and could gain entry into clubs like the Paradise Garage to hear the music spun for a live crowd, Tenaglia found DJs such as the legendary Larry Levan as his inspiration. After several trips to the Paradise Garage and parties held at The Loft held by promoter extraordinaire David Mancuso, Tenaglia found himself engulfed with the desire to pursue his newfound career. Early musical favorites included many of the classic soul singers he had been raised listening to including Patti Labelle, Chaka Khan, and Stephanie Mills. At the same time, Tenaglia was gaining interest in other bands and musicians of the day, including The Clash, Yello, and the electronic pioneers Kraftwerk.

With a slowing club scene in New York, Danny relocated to Miami during 1985 where he began to experience a new sound, later dubbed "acid house", while holding a residency at a club called Cheers. It was at this time that Danny also began spinning at the "Yesterday And Today" parties being held during the annual Winter Music Conference. Soon to follow was Danny's first successful foray into the world of music production with the release of "Waiting For A Call" under the Deep State moniker.

To date, Danny has produced in excess of 200 tracks, which have received a wide amount of critical praise from both fans and the media. During his career, Danny has been responsible for creating and reinvigorating tracks from such top mainstream performers as Madonna, Michael Jackson, Blondie, Cher, New Order, and Depeche Mode for whom his remix of their track "I Feel Loved" received a 2002 Grammy nomination. In addition, Tenaglia has received additional awards and accolades, including the Muzik/Ericcson Best International DJ award and Rest Remix 2000 award for his reworking of Green Velvet's "Flash" and he was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2001 Dancestar Music Awards. In 2002, Tenaglia was again shown the depth of appreciation from both fans and peers as he received the Best DJ Dancestar during the inaugural 2002 Dancestar USA awards held in Miami, Florida.

Through the years, Tenaglia has produced tracks for a slew of labels, including Tribal, Twisted, Minimal, Sexy, and Strictly Rhythm, under a variety of pseudonyms ever since relocating back to his native turf in New York in 1990. 1995 marked the beginning of a new layer to the career of this wonderfully talented DJ as he released his debut album "Hard & Soul" on Tribal. Since then, Tenaglia has gone on to generate some of the most well-received compilations in the industry, including two editions of the immensely popular Global Underground series based on his sets at clubs in Athens and London. Tenaglia's history of residencies reads like the life cycle of the New York club culture as Danny has held a residency at many of the major clubs in the city, including Twilo, The Tunnel, and Club Vinyl (which was recently renamed Arc), where he still maintains a residency today and continues to hold his popular "Be Yourself" parties.

In January 2003, Danny put together a compilation released on Ultra Records entitled "Choice: A Collection of Classics" which serves as his view of what has made this music great through years. This wonderful, two-disc set is an interesting look at what has brought this amazing DJ/producer to the point where he is now the object of inspiration and admiration for a new generation of aspiring DJs. With his signature baseball hat and smile, Danny Tenaglia has presided over many wonderful nights of music friendship and the coming together of people and sure to continue to delight his fans long into the future. -- written by Shawn Wallace

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