Johnny Fiasco (Defected / MN2S / Om Records / Klassik Fiasco) – Chicago
Over the past twenty years, Johnny Fiasco has become a legend and recognized as a true pioneer of Chicago’s house scene. This impressive producer and remixer logs 150k plus frequent-ﬂier miles a year spinning at clubs and special events globally, from Seattle to Istanbul, including every major city in US. His remarkable sound can gracefully combine soulful electronic sounds, tech vibes, fundamental house, disco, and pure funk. Growing up on Chicago’s South side, Fiasco’s beginnings can be found at the famous club Shelter. He began pushing the boundaries as one of the pioneers of house music side by side Mark Farina at Smartbar, Lizard Lounge and the infamous Club Naked.
Today, Fiasco is one of electronic music’s top producers and remixers. His reputation as a producer has landed him work with labels such as Sony, Jive, Epic, Warner Bros, and indies such as Defected, Om Records, and Universal UK. His vast catalog includes work with artists such as Kaskade, Owl City, Rihanna, Donna Blakely, Bob Sinclair, DJ Sneak and many more. Billboard credits Johnny Fiasco’s Samantha James “Rise” (Om Records) #1 dance-chart position, and a Billboard® #1 rework of Justin Timberlake’s smash single “Cry Me A River.” Without a doubt a Fiasco record can always be found in the hands of DJs worldwide. Current side projects also include cutting edge sound design for mobile devices and music licensing for brands such as MTV, Microsoft Surface Remix, Budweiser, Marlboro, and video games.
Kaskade – “A true legend that has helped define the ‘Chicago Sound’ over the last two decades, respect.”
Jimpster – “Johnny has been rocking the spot for me ever since I discovered his ‘Conduction’ track. A seriously accomplished producer and DJ who is taking Chicago house to the next level.”
Chuck Love – “Johnny has always inspired me. His sound is always rock solid and he understands the music on a very deep level. He has a slammin’, modern approach, to everything he touches.”
Jon Cutler – “Johnny’s been way ahead of the game from back in the day and continues to make ground breaking tracks for the future.”
Mastiksoul – “Johnny Fiasco is a living legend.”