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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. Johnny also began establishing his career as a DJ with a collaboration of friends who were throwing some of the first underground “house” parties in Chicago at that time.
The introductory stages of his DJ career consisted of him and his friends playing their own re-edits of songs from the radio all produced with old dual tape decks at home. Johnny landed his first residency at Smart Bar, where one year later he was joined by colleague Mark Farina. In 1990 he moved on to a club residency at the Shelter in Chicago where he refined his “house” mixing skills and released his first record “The Zig-Zag remixes” on the pioneer Chicago house label Trax Records.
In 1995 Johnny Fiasco began recording for the world renowned Chicago based label Cajual Records where he would release such hits as “Conduction” and the “Moody Grooves” EP’. He also had the honor of re-mixing the likes of such talents as Gloria Estephan, KD Lang, Tina Arena, and Donna Blakely just to name a few.