Phreakin presents Johnny Fiasco this Friday
Thursday, March 13, 2003
A Chicago-born native, John Lopez (known to his peers as Johnny Fiasco) grew up in the predominantly Hispanic "Pilsen" neighborhood where he was influenced by music at an early age. Soon after his high school years he traded playing guitar in rock and funk bands for home studio technology that allowed him the freedom to produce his own music without the confines and frustrations that playing in a band presented. It was around this time that Johnny began his career as a DJ at some of the first underground "house" parties in Chicago, and in '88 landed a residency at Smart Bar with Mark Farina. Fiasco's first production was for Trax Records on the track called "Zig Zag." (Think of a classic house record and nine times out of ten you'll think of Trax, although you may not realize it).
Fiasco has released records on just about every house label worth listening to. With more than 63 releases on labels such as Trax, 83 West, Guidance, Large, Cajual, Viva, Afterhours, Doubledown, (to name a few) and 43 remixes under his belt.
His outstanding musical accomplishments have attracted worldwide attention to this humble artist, and his ongoing musical endeavors continue to play a major roll in defining the past, present and future of House Music. Johnny plays this Friday at Two Floors Up
Oblivious and Scotrod (Dose Amigo's)